Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 5th September, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall

Contact: Democratic Services, tel: 01372 732121  email:  democraticservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

27.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.

Minutes:

In the interests of openness and transparency the following declarations of Interest were made:

Councillor Neil Dallen, Other Interest: Delcared that he was a member the Epsom Civic Society.

7 Cedar Hill, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7BP

Councillor Previn Jagutpal, Other Interest: Being the applicant for this application left the Council Chamber for this item and did not take part in any deliberations or vote.

12 Millais Way, West Ewell, Surrey, KT19 9PF

Councillor Lucie Dallen, Other Interest: Being the applicant for this application left the Council Chamber for this item and did not take part in any deliberations or vote.

28.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 211 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 25 July 2019 (attached) and authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 25 July 2109 were agreed as true record and signed by the Chairman subject to an amendment to Minute 22, informative 2, 087.00 was changed to 08.00.

29.

Land At Epsom And Ewell High School, Ruxley Lane, West Ewell, Surrey pdf icon PDF 647 KB

Demolition of existing classroom buildings, MUGA and sports hall; and construction of a two storey classroom block, 3G Full Size AGP Pitch, compact athletics facility, Hockey Plus AGP, sports pavilion, sports hall, grass surface pitches, grounds maintenance compound, footbridge, fencing, floodlights and associated ground works, construction of new car park and access for school sports facilities; and erection of 161 dwellings including associated parking, landscaping, open space and infrastructure works.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Demolition of existing classroom buildings, MUGA and sports hall; and construction of a two storey classroom block, 3G Full Size AGP Pitch, compact athletics facility, Hockey Plus AGP, sports pavilion, sports hall, grass surface pitches, grounds maintenance compound, footbridge, fencing, floodlights and associated ground works, construction of new car park and access for school sports facilities; and erection of 161 dwellings including associated parking, landscaping, open space and infrastructure works.

Members Amendments to Recommendations

Members considered an update report and agreed the recommended changes to conditions.

Further amendments to the recommendation from Members included:

·                     The addition of a further Heads of Terms for the Section 106 Agreement to secure the timely provision of school improvements and sporting facilities;

·                     The inclusion of hours of construction within all conditions relating to the Construction Environmental Management Plan (Condition 7, 20 and 48 below);

·                     Condition 31 to be amended to insert a row and include hours of use for the Pavilion and compact athletics facility to reflect those as the same as the AGP pitch.

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following:

Part A

Subject to a Section 106 Agreement being completed and signed by 5 December 2019 under the following heads of terms

·                     The development will be providing 40% affordable housing units. This equates to 65 units split between 45 Affordable Rent units and 20 Shared Ownership units.

·                     £40,000 to improve the existing playground at Curtis Road.

·                     A LEMP (Landscape and Ecological Management Plan) being used to secured implementation and management of the ecological mitigation in perpetuity

·                     traffic signal systems at the Ruxley Lane (B284) junctions with both Chessington Road (B284) and Kingston Road (A240);

·                     Provision of a shared cycle way footway between Ruxley Lane and Scotts Farm Road;

·                     Provision of one car club vehicle for a minimum of two years, with all costs associated with the provision of the vehicle including provision of parking space either within a publicly accessible location of the development or on the public highway and pump priming being met by the developer;

·                     Provision of £50 worth of free travel for the first residential users of the proposed development using the car club vehicles;

·                     Provision of one year free membership of the car club for the first occupants of each of the proposed residential units; and

·                     £6,150 towards Travel Plan Auditing.

·                     To secure a S278 for the provision of a car parking bay on Scotts Farm Road to hold 6 vehicles

·                     To secure the timely provision of school improvements and sporting facilities.

The Committee authorise the Head of Planning to grant planning permission, subject to Conditions.

Part B

In the event the S106 Agreement referred to in Part A is not completed by 5 December 2019, the Head of Planning be authorised to refuse the application for the following reason:

The application fails to provide the necessary Affordable Housing and Contribution and Off Site Highway works to mitigate the proposed development contrary to policies CS9 and CS12 of the Epsom and Ewell Core Strategy 2007,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Meeting Adjournment

Minutes:

The meeting was adjourned at 9.55 for a comfort break and reconvened at 10.05pm.

31.

7 Cedar Hill, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7BP pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension.

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

(1)            The development hereby permitted shall be commenced within 3 years from the date of this decision.

Reason: In order to comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990. (As amended).

(2)            The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans, received on 06.11.2018:

1490 01 (Existing and Proposed Plans) dated January 2019

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning as required by Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy 2007.

(3)            The materials and finishes of the external walls and roof of the development hereby permitted shall match those listed in the submitted application form and the colour and texture those of the existing building and shall thereafter be retained as such.

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance on completion of the development in accordance with Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments including House Extensions) of the LDF Development Management Policies Document Adopted October 2015.

(4)            The first floor window(s) in the side elevation of the development hereby permitted shall be glazed with obscure glass of no less than obscurity level 3 and permanently fixed shut, unless the parts of the window/s which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed and shall thereafter be permanently retained as such.

Reason: To safeguard the privacy of the occupants of adjoining properties in accordance with Policy DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(5)            Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking or re-enacting or amending that Order with or without modification), no windows, or other form of openings other than those shown on the approved plans, shall be inserted in the flank elevations of the development hereby permitted.

Reason: To safeguard the privacy of the occupants of adjoining properties in accordance with Policy DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

Informatives:

(1)            In dealing with the application, the Council has implemented the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive way.  We have made available detailed advice in the form or our statutory policies in the Core Strategy, Supplementary Planning Documents, Planning Briefs and other informal written guidance, as well as offering a full pre-application advice service, in order to ensure that the applicant has been given every opportunity to submit an application, which is likely to be considered favourably.

(2)            Your attention is drawn to the need to comply with the relevant provisions of the Building Regulations, the Building Acts and other related legislation.  These cover such works as  - the demolition of existing buildings, the erection of a new building or structure, the extension or alteration to a building, change of use of buildings, installation of services,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

12 Millais Way, West Ewell, Surrey, KT19 9PF pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Part single storey rear extension

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Part single storey rear extension

Decision

The proposed development was considered Permitted Development, under Schedule 2, Part 1, Class A of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended). A Lawful Development Certificate is to be granted.

Informatives:

(1)            The proposed development is considered Permitted Development, under Schedule 2, Part 1, Class A of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).

(2)            The decision relates to the following drawings:

001 - OS Map – dated June 2019

002 – Block Plan – dated June 2019

003 Rev A – Existing Plans – dated June 2019

004 Rev A – Existing Sections – dated June 2019

005 Rev A – Existing Rear Elevation – dated June 2019

006 Rev A – Proposed Plans – dated June 2019

007 Rev A – Proposed Sections – dated June 2019

008 Rev A – Proposed Rear Elevation - dated June 2019

(3)            Development is permitted by Class A subject to the following conditions—

a)              the materials used in any exterior work (other than materials used in the construction of a conservatory) must be of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the exterior of the existing dwellinghouse;

b)              any upper-floor window located in a wall or roof slope forming a side elevation of the dwellinghouse must be—

·                 obscure-glazed, and

·                 non-opening unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed; and

c)              where the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse has more than a single storey, the roof pitch of the enlarged part must, so far as practicable, be the same as the roof pitch of the original dwellinghouse

(4)            Your attention is drawn to the need to comply with the relevant provisions of the Building Regulations, the Building Acts and other related legislation. These cover such works as  - the demolition of existing buildings, the erection of a new building or structure, the extension or alteration to a building, change of use of buildings, installation of services, underpinning works, and fire safety/means of escape works.  Notice of intention to demolish existing buildings must be given to the Council's Building Control Service at least 6 weeks before work starts.  A completed application form together with detailed plans must be submitted for approval before any building work is commenced.

If you need any advice regarding Building Regulations please do not hesitate to contact Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Building Control on 01372 732000 or contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk.

Councillor Lucie Dallen being the applicant for this application left the Council Chamber for this item and did not take part in any deliberations or vote.

33.

Parkdale Crescent, Worcester Park, Surrey pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Installation of gates to the entrances of the rear access service lane to the residences 2-50 (even numbers only) Retrospective

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Installation of gates to the entrances of the rear access service lane to the residences 2/50 (even numbers only) (Retrospective)

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED.  No conditions are required as this was a retrospective application.

Informatives:

(1)            The retrospective Planning Application is considered to accord with relevant Local and National Planning Policies, including DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies Document (2015).

(2)            The following drawings were considered as part of this Application:

Site Location Plan – received 30.04.2019

PC001A1 – Existing: Parkdale Crescent Service Road: Adjacent to 2 & 4 Parkdale Crescent – received 14.06.2019

Existing: Parkdale Crescent Access Road – received 14.06.2019

PC001A2 – Proposed: Parkdale Crescent Service Road: Security Gates To Be Sited Adjacent To 2 & 4 Parkdale Crescent - received 14.06.2019

Proposed: Parkdale Crescent Security Gates To Be Sited Adjacent To 2 & 4 Parkdale Crescent - received 14.06.2019

PC001A3 – Existing: Parkdale Crescent Service Road: Adjacent To 48 & 50 Parkdale Crescent – received 14.06.2019

Existing: Parkdale Crescent Access Road – received 14.06.2019

PC001A4 – Proposed: Parkdale Crescent Security Gates To Be Sited Adjacent To 48 & 50 Parkdale Crescent – received 14.06.2019

Proposed: Parkdale Crescent Security Gates To Be Sited Adjacent To 48 & 50 Parkdale Crescent – received 14.06.2019

Access Gates Parkdale Crescent Specification - received 14.06.2019

Dimensioned Gates - received 14.06.2019

05 – Site Plan Indicting Proposed Gate Positions – received 30.04.2019

06 – Dimensioned Gates Elevation – received 30.04.2019

07 – Gate Elevation with Technical Detail & RAL Colour – received 30.04.2019

(3)            In dealing with the application the Council has implemented the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive way.  We have made available detailed advice in the form or our statutory policies in the Core Strategy, Supplementary Planning Documents, Planning Briefs and other informal written guidance, as well as offering a full pre-application advice service, in order to ensure that the applicant has been given every opportunity to submit an application which is likely to be considered favourably.

34.

Monthly Report Planning Appeal Decisions/Number of Approved dwellings pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The Committee is asked to note five appeal decisions from 13 July to 19 August 2019 and the number of approved dwellings against target for April, May, July and July 2019.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the appeal decisions from 13 July to 19 August and the number of approved dwellings against target for April, May, June and July 2019.