Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 18th June, 2020 7.30 pm

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Contact: Democratic Services, email:  democraticservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk  tel: 01372 732000

Items
No. Item

1.

22-24 Dorking Road, Epsom, KT18 7LX pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Demolition of existing houses and erection of a part two, part three storey building with rooms in the roof and basement providing 20 flats. Basement parking for cars and cycles. Bins stores and associated hard and soft landscaping including new boundary walls and railings.

Minutes:

The Committee was informed that this item had been withdrawn from the agenda for the meeting at the request of Officers, to allow for additional consultation to take place.

2.

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:

The following declarations of interest were made in relation to the business to be considered at the meeting:

Councillor Neil Dallen, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency Councillor Neil Dallen declared that he is a Member of the Epsom Civic Society and the Local Residents Association. Councillor Dallen informed the Committee that he came to the meeting with an open mind..

 

Councillor Steven McCormick, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency Councillor Steven McCormick declared that he is a Member of Epsom Civic Society; Woodcote Racing Society and the Epsom and Ewell Tree Advisory Board. Councillor McCormick informed the Committee that he was not predetermined or predisposed and came to the meeting with an open mind..

 

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 13 May 2020 (attached) and authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning Committee held on 13 May 2020 were agreed as a true record and the Committee authorised the Chairman to sign them.

4.

29 Fulford Road, West Ewell, KT19 9QZ pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Widening of existing vehicular access crossover (involving drop kerb) (Application for a certificate of Lawfulness for a Proposed Development).

 

Minutes:

Description

Widening of existing vehicular access crossover (involving drop kerb) (Application for a certificate of Lawfulness for a Proposed Development).

The application was brought before the Planning Committee as the application was made by a member of the council staff.

Decision

Following consideration, the Committee resolved unanimously that:

A Lawful Development Certificate is GRANTED, taking into account the following:

Informative(s):

(1)          A Certificate of Lawful Development is granted for the following reason:

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

(2)          This decision relates expressly to the Widening of existing vehicular access crossover (involving drop kerb)’ for 29 Fulford Road, West Ewell, Surrey KT19 9QZ.

(3)          Any new hardstanding surface area must be constructed with porous or permeable, or shall direct surface water to a porous or permeable surface within the site.

(4)          The permission hereby granted shall not be construed as authority to carry out any works on the highway. The applicant is advised that prior approval must be obtained from the Highway Authority before any works are carried out on any footway, footpath, carriageway, or verge to form a vehicle crossover or to install dropped kerbs. Please see www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/road-permits-andlicences/vehicle-crossovers-or-dropped-kerbs.

(5)          The applicant is requested to please be considerate to neighbours and not undertake work before 8am or after 6pm Monday to Friday, before 8am or after 1pm on a Saturday or at any time on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

5.

Langley Bottom Farm, Langley Vale Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 6AP pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Discharge the Section 106 agreement relating to the properties at Langley Bottom Farm (ref. EPS/94/0732).

Minutes:

Description

Discharge the Section 106 agreement relating to the properties at Langley Bottom Farm (ref. EPS/94/0732).

Decision

The Committee noted a verbal representation from an agent for the applicant.

Following consideration, the Committee resolved unanimously that:

The formal request to discharge the Section 106 Agreement, relating to application ref: EPS/94/0732, is NOT ACCEPTED in the absence of robust and reasonable marketing evidence to justify its removal.

 

6.

Nescot, 91 Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 3DS pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Application to vary Condition 5 (parking on Site) of Planning Application ref: 15/01299/FUL, to allow the temporary use of the car park by Epsom Hospital trust staff.

Minutes:

Description

Application to vary Condition 5 (parking on Site) of Planning Application ref: 15/01299/FUL, to allow the temporary use of the car park by Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust staff

Decision

Following consideration the Committee resolved unanimously:

 

Planning Permission is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

 

Condition(s):

(1)          The development hereby permitted shall begin before 16 March 2019, the date of the original permission

Reason: To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

 

(2)          2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents:

N274 GA 3019 Rev B, N274 GA 3001 Rev 11, N274 GA 3002 Rev 04, N274 DT 3009 Rev 04, N274 DT 3010 Rev 06, N274 DT 3012 Rev 01, N274 DT 3013 Rev 02, N274 DT 3016 Rev 02, N274 DT 3014 Rev 01, N274 DT 3015 Rev 04, N274 GA 3003 Rev 07, N274 GA 3004 Rev 06, N274 GA 3005 Rev 07, N274 GA 3006 Rev 07, N274 GA 3007 Rev 06, N274 GA 3008 Rev 06, N274 GA 3009 Rev 06, N274 GA 3010 Rev 05, N274 GA 3011 Rev 06, N274 GA 3012 Rev 06, N274 GA 3013 Rev 06, N274 GA 3014 Rev 06, N274 GA 3015 Rev 07, N274 GA 3017 Rev 03, N274 GA 3018 Rev 02, N274 PP 3001 Rev 06, N274 PP 3002 Rev 05, 1448.15P003 Rev B, 1448.15P004 Rev B, 1448.15P005 Rev A, 1448.15P006 Rev A 1, 1448.15P007 Rev A, 1448.15P008 Rev A, 1448.15P009 Rev A, 1448.15P010 Rev A, 1448.15P011 Rev A, 1448.15P012 Rev A, 1448.15P013 Rev A, 1448.15P014 Rev A, 1448.15P015 Rev A, 1448.15P016 Rev A, 69267 INF 16 Rev P1, 69267 INF 24 Rev C4, 69267 INF 25 Rev Z1, 69267 INF 500 01 Rev P5, TJ14166

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the approved plans to comply with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007)

 

(3)          All planting, seeding or turfing approved shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding season following the occupation of the development or the completion of the development, whichever is the sooner. Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years after planting, are removed, die or become seriously damaged or diseased in the opinion of the local planning authority, shall be replaced in the next available planting season with others of similar size, species and number, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority

 

Reason: To ensure the provision, establishment and maintenance of an appropriate landscape scheme in the interests of the visual amenities of the locality in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM5 and DM9 of the Development Management Policies 2015

 

(4)          No equipment, machinery or materials shall be brought onto the site for the purpose of the development, until the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Ewell Court House, Lakehurst Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT19 0EB - 20/00219/FUL pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The application proposes to rebuild part of the central freestanding wall of Ewell Court House Grotto. The proposal would reuse all saveable materials, carefully rebuilding with lime mortar to match the existing, to make the failing elements sound and capable of continuing to fulfil their intended functions. The proposal would preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the Grade II Listed Building.

Minutes:

Description

Rebuild part of central arch of freestanding wall of Ewell Court House Grotto.

This application was brought before the Planning Committee as the property is owned by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council.

Recommendation

An amendment to the recommendation was moved. The proposed amendment placed an additional informative on the application which clarified that planning permission was granted to the rebuilding of the arch and freestanding wall but specifically did not include changes or alterations to the gates.

This informative was agreed and is detailed as informative 2 of the decision below.

Decision

Following consideration, the Committee resolved unanimously that:

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following:

 

Condition(s):

 

(1)          The development hereby permitted shall begin before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

Reason: To comply with Section 91(1) of the Town and Country Planning

Act 1990 as amended by Section 51(1) of the Planning and Compulsory

Purchase Act 2004.

 

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

Block Plan [1:500] (Received 10/02/2020)

GRP001/1 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

GRP001/2 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

GRP001/3 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

GRP001/4 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

GRP001/5 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

Heritage Design and Access Statement [February 2020] (Received

10/02/2020)

Ewell Court House Grotto Repairs Specification of Works [January 2020]

(Received 10/02/2020)

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

(3)          All works of making good and repair associated with these proposed works shall match the existing adjacent fabric in material details, finish and design detail, unless otherwise agreed in the approved plans or in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: In order that the special architectural and historic character of the Grade II Listed Building is safeguarded in accordance with Policy CS5 (The Built Environment) of the Council’s LDF Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM8 (Heritage Assets), DM9 (Townscape Character and Local Distinctiveness) and DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments (including House Extensions)) of the Council’s Development Management Policies Document (2015).

Informative(s):

 

(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)          The planning permission hereby granted by this decision is limited to the rebuilding of the arch and freestanding wall and specifically does not include for changes or alterations to the gates.

8.

Ewell Court House, Lakehurst Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT19 0EB - 20/00220/LBA pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The application proposes to rebuild part of the central freestanding wall of Ewell Court House Grotto. The proposal would reuse all saveable materials, carefully rebuilding with lime mortar to match the existing, to make the failing elements sound and capable of continuing to fulfil their intended functions. The proposal would preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the Grade II Listed Building.

Minutes:

Description

Rebuild Central Arch of freestanding wall of Ewell Court House Grotto (Listed Building Consent).

This application was brought before the Planning Committee as the property is owned by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council.

Decision

Following consideration, the Committee resolved unanimously to:

Refer to the Secretary of State with a recommendation to Grant Listed Building Consent subject to the following:

Condition(s):

(1)          The development hereby permitted shall begin before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

Reason: In order to comply with Section 18(1) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

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

Block Plan [1:500] (Received 10/02/2020)

GRP001/1 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

GRP001/2 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

GRP001/3 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

GRP001/4 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

GRP001/5 Rev 2 Grotto Front Elevation and Extent of Works (Received

10/02/2020)

Heritage Design and Access Statement [February 2020] (Received

10/02/2020)

Ewell Court House Grotto Repairs Specification of Works [January 2020]

(Received 10/02/2020)

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

(3)          All works of making good and repair associated with these proposed works shall match the existing adjacent fabric in material details, finish and design detail, unless otherwise agreed in the approved plans or in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: In order that the special architectural and historic character of the Grade II Listed Building is safeguarded in accordance with Policy CS5 (The Built Environment) of the Council’s LDF Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM8 (Heritage Assets), DM9 (Townscape Character and Local Distinctiveness) and DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments (including House Extensions)) of the Council’s Development Management Policies Document (2015).

 

(4)          Prior to commencement of works a sample of all new bricks shall be made available to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority on site. These shall match those present in place on the affected parts of the wall. The work shall be carried out in accordance with the approved samples.

Reason: In order that the special architectural and historic character of the Grade II Listed Building is safeguarded in accordance with Policy CS5 (The Built Environment) of the Council’s LDF Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM8 (Heritage Assets), DM9 (Townscape Character and Local Distinctiveness) and DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments (including House Extensions)) of the Council’s Development Management Policies Document (2015).

 

(5)          Prior to commencement of works a sample of the existing original lime mortar from the wall shall be sent for analysis by a mortar specialist and the mortar mix shall be prepared in accordance the report from that specialist to achieve a matching mix. This report shall be submitted to and approved in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Longmead Depot, Blenheim Road, Epsom, KT19 9DL pdf icon PDF 72 KB

This application seeks permission for internal and external alterations to   an industrial unit, which is currently occupied by a specialist vehicle maintenance company, which services and maintains the Council’s vehicles.

Minutes:

Description

Building reconfiguration, installation of additional roller shutter and vehicular ramp, adjusting electrics and changes to the existing fire alarm system.

 

The application had been brought before the Committee as the site and buildings are owned by the Council.

Decision

Following consideration, the Committee resolved unanimously that:

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Condition(s):

(1)          The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

Reason: To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

(2)          The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in strict accordance with the approved drawings:

01919-020 Ground Floor Plan – Proposed

01919-023 Elevations – Proposed

01919-024 Sections - Proposed

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the approved plans to comply with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007).

 

Informative(s):

 

(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.

 

10.

Monthly Appeal and Housing Numbers report pdf icon PDF 58 KB

The Planning Service has received the following Appeal decisions from 1 May to 18 June 2020.

Minutes:

The Committee noted that there was an update report on this item, which had been published as a supplement to the agenda prior to the meeting.

The Committee noted the appeal decisions from 1 May 2020 to 1 June 2020.