Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Sandra Dessent, tel: 01372 732121  email:  sdessent@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

31.

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 declaration was made:

Downs House, Walton Road, Epsom, KT18 5ND - Planning application 18/00288/FUL

Councillor Jan Mason, Other Interest: Member of the Training Grounds Management Board (TGMB) on behalf of Surrey County Council. Did not take part in the debate or vote.

 

32.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 180 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 8 November 2018 (attached) and authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 8 November 2018 were agreed as a true record and agreed by the Chairman.

33.

Order of Meeting

Minutes:

With the agreement of the Committee the order of the meeting was changed to agenda item 9 followed by 7, 4, 10, 3, 5, 6, and 8.

34.

Land Adjoining Cemetery, Downs Road, Epsom - Planning Application 18/00927/FUL pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Proposed extension to the existing Cemetery.  Planning permission to change the use from Agricultural Land to Cemetery.

Minutes:

Description

Extension to the existing Cemetery, and change of use from agricultural land.

Decision

Planning permission and change of use PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

(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:

D7049.001E Materplan

D7049.002D Site Layout – Sheet 1

D7049.003D Site Layout – Sheet 2

D7049.004A Boundary Treatments

D7049.005B Detailed Planting Plan Sheet 1 of 2

D7049.006A Detailed Planting Plan Sheet 2 of 2

D7049.007 Tree Pit Detail

Transport Statement

Flood Risk Assessment

Archaeological Assessment

Desk Study Phase 1

Desk Study phase 2

Location Plan

Design and Access statement

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)            Prior to the commencement of development, details and samples of the external materials to be used for the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

Reason: To secure a satisfactory appearance in the interests of the visual amenities and character of the locality in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(4)            No engineering or below ground works shall take place until the applicant has secured the implementation of a programme of archaeological work in accordance with a Written Scheme of Investigation which has been submitted by the applicant and approved by the Planning Authority. Any follow up action shall be taken in accordance with the agreed scheme.

Reason: The site has archaeological potential and it is important that the archaeological information should be preserved as a record before it is destroyed by the development in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007).

(5)            Details of both hard and soft landscape proposals, including a schedule of landscape maintenance for a minimum period of 5 years, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority in consultation with the council’s ecology officer. The approved landscape scheme (with the exception of planting, seeding and turfing) shall be implemented prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved and thereafter retained.

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.

(6)            No development shall commence until a Construction Transport Management Plan, to include details of:

(a) parking for vehicles of site personnel, operatives and visitors

(b) loading  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

6 The Grove, Epsom KT17 4DQ - Planning Application 18/00647/FUL pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Proposed two storey extension, 1st floor side extension and conversion of existing dwelling to provide 2 x 2 bed flats and 1 x 1 bed flat, including parking and landscaping.

Minutes:

Description

Proposed two storey rear extension, 1st floor side extension and conversion of existing dwelling to provide 4 x two bed  flat and 1 x one bed flat, including parking and landscaping.

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:

20160-126-01  Rev A Existing Plans -27/05/2016

18/022/02 Rev A Proposed Elevation - May 2018

18/022/01 Rev C Proposed Site Layout Plan - Nov 2018

18/022/03 Rev 0  Proposed Floor Plans - June 2018

18/022/04 Rev 0 Proposed Attic Flat - July 2018

Reason: For avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning to comply with 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 in colour and texture to 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 Development Management Policies  2015.

(4)            Works related to the construction of the development hereby permitted, including works of demolition or preparation prior to building operations shall not take place other than between the hours of 08.00 to 18.00 hours Mondays to Fridays; 08.00 to 13.00 hours Saturdays; with no work on Saturday afternoons (after 13.00 hours), Sundays, Bank Holidays or Public Holidays.

Reason: In order to safeguard the amenities of the occupiers of neighbouring properties in accordance with Policy DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(5)            The rooflight window(s) hereby approved shall be of a 'conservation style' and shall not project beyond the plane of the roof.

Reason: To safeguard the special architectural and historic interest of the character and appearance of the conservation area  in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM8, DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(6)            A landscape management plan covering a period of no less than 5 years, including long term design objectives, management responsibilities, maintenance and inspection schedules for all landscape areas shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority  prior to the occupation of the development or any completed phase of the development, whichever is the sooner. Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years after planting, are removed, die or in the opinion of the local planning authority become seriously damaged or diseased, 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 that due regard is paid to the continuing enhancement and maintenance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

36.

Market Place, High Street, Epsom - Planning Application 18/00647/FUL pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Relocation of statue from the Oaks Square to Epsom Marketplace.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Relocation of statue from the Oaks Square to Epsom Marketplace

Decision

Relocation 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:

EOS-P-001 Rev A

EOS-EL-001 Rev A

EOS-EL-002 Rev A

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

Informatives:

(1)            Notwithstanding any permission granted under the Planning Acts, the proposed statue should not be erected within the limits of the highway without the express written approval of the Highway Authority by first telephoning 0300 200 1003 or emailing contact.centre@surreycc.gov.uk.

(2)            Notwithstanding any permission granted under the Planning Acts, no signs, devices or other apparatus may be erected within the limits of the highway without the express approval of the Highway Authority by first telephoning 0300 200 1003 or emailing contact.centre@surreycc.gov.uk. It is not the policy of the Highway Authority to approve the erection of signs or other devices of a non-statutory nature within the limits of the highway.

37.

Horton Park Golf And Country Club, Hook Road, Epsom KT19 8QG - Planning Application 18/00640/FUL pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Illumination of Adventure Gold facility and variation of condition 4 of planning permission reference 12/01094/FUL to allow evening use of facility.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Illumination to Adventure Golf Facility and variation of Condition 3 of planning permission reference 12/01094/FUL to allow evening use of facility

Decision

Planning permission delegated to the Head of Planning for decision, subject to agreement with the applicant to amend the switching off times of the floodlights.

Postscript:  Following the meeting the Head of Planning secured the requested amendment to Condition 4 (detailed below) which reflected the Members request in relation to reduced hours for the lighting.  In all other respects the proposed conditions will apply. 

Subsequently 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:

Lighting Column Drawing 3D43167-01

Proposed lighting Layout Plan dated 14.03.2017

Outdoor Lighting Report 13335-1-A Dated 14.03.2017

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

(3)            The illumination of the Adventure Golf Facility should not exceed luminance levels of 300 candelas per square metre.

Reason: To ensure that the development does not prejudice the free flow of traffic and conditions of safety on the highway or cause inconvenience to other highway users in accordance with Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policy DM35 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(4)            The premises shall not be used for the purposes hereby permitted outside of the hours of 9am to 10pm. Floodlighting shall not be operated outside of the hours of 9am to 9.30pm.

Reason: To restrict the use to periods which are acceptable having regard to the location and to ensure that the use does not prejudice the enjoyment by neighbouring occupiers of their properties in accordance with Policy DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(5)            The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the landscape scheme approved under application 14/00114/FUL dated 09.09.2014

Reason: To ensure the provision and maintenance of landscaping in the interests of visual amenity as required in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policy DM5 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(6)            No new development shall be occupied until space has been laid out within the site in accordance with the approved plans for cars/cycles to be parked. The parking area shall be maintained exclusively for its designated use.

Reason: The above condition is required in order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users in accordance with Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy 2007

(7)            The development shall be carried out in accordance with the Method of Construction Statement approved under application 13/00129/COND dated 26.09.2014

Reason: In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users in accordance with Policy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.

38.

Land At Mill Road, Epsom - Planning Application 18/00271/FUL pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Development of a historically unused plot of land located adjacent to the railway, comprising of 28 x one and two bed apartments across four blocks and 3 x two bed properties.

Minutes:

Description

Development of a historically unused plot of land located adjacent to the railway, comprising of 28 x one and two bed apartments across four blocks and 3 x two bed properties.

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following:

Part A

Subject to a legal agreement being completed and signed to secure the following heads of terms:

The developer shall provide for Section 106 contributions in respect of the following:

         A commuted Sum to mitigate for the lack of affordable housing to be agreed and signed by the council

         The provision of an environmental sanctuary at the north east side of the site

The Committee authorise the Head of Planning to grant planning permission subject to the conditions detailed below.

Part B

In the event that the section 106 Agreement referred to in Part A is not completed by 13 March 2019 the Head of Place Development be authorised to refuse the application for the following reason:

In the absence of a completed legal obligation under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), the applicant has failed to comply with Policy CS9 (Affordable Housing and meeting Housing Needs) in relation to the provision of a commuted sum in lieu of the on-site provision of affordable housing.

Conditions:

(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 2005.

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

PL04 Proposed Block Plan

PL05 Proposed Site Plan

PL30 Unit A Proposed GA Plans Sheet 1 of 2 rev F

PL31 Unit A Proposed GA Plans Sheet 2 of 2 rev G

PL32 Unit A Proposed GA Elevations Sheet 1 of 2 rev F

PL33 Unit A Proposed GA Elevations Sheet 2 of 2 rev F

PL40 Unit B & B1 Proposed GA Plans rev E

PL41 Unit B & B1 Proposed GA Elevations rev F

PL60 Unit C Proposed GA Plans rev D

PL61 Unit C Proposed GA Elevations Sheet 1 of 2 rev F

PL62 Unit C Proposed GA Elevations Sheet 2 of 2 rev E

PL70 Unit D Proposed GA Plans rev C

PL71 Unit D Proposed GA Elevations rev D

PL80 Unit E Proposed GA Plans and Elevations rev E

PL200 Proposed Street Scene

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

(3)            Prior to the commencement of development, details and samples of the materials to be used for the external surfaces of the development, including windows and doors, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

Reason: In the interest of safeguarding  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.

39.

Premier Inn, 1 The Parade Epsom KT18 5BT - Planning Application 18/00995/REM pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Variation of condition 22 (Approved drawings) to permit the reduction of the plant screen for the plant room at roof level.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Variation of Condition 22 (Approved drawings) to permit the reduction of the plan screen for the plant room at roof level

Decision

Planning permission PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

(1)            The development hereby permitted shall be commenced within 3 years from the 22/06/2016, the date of the originally approved application15/01839/FUL.

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 2005

(2)            Details and samples of materials used in the development shall be in accordance with the materials samples and details approved under application 17/01513/COND dated 13 March 2018.

Reason: To secure a satisfactory appearance in the interests of the visual amenities and character of the locality in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(3)            Hard and soft landscaping shall be in accordance with the details approved under application 17/01513/COND dated 13 March 2018.

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)            The development shall not be occupied until details, sections and plans of the roof-level plant enclosure have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

Reason: To secure a satisfactory appearance in the interests of the visual amenities and character of the locality in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(5)            A report is to be submitted to the Local Planning Authority, within 6 months of the commencement of any use of any part of the building, to demonstrate that the renewable technologies (as detailed in the submitted Sustainability Statement)  hereby approved have been fully implemented and are functioning.

Reason: In order to promote sustainable construction in accordance with Policy CS6 of the Epsom and Ewell Local Development Framework Core Strategy 2007.

(6)            The development hereby approved shall not be first opened for trading unless and until the proposed vehicular modified access to The Parade has been constructed and provided with visibility zones in accordance with the approved plans and thereafter the visibility zones shall be kept permanently clear of any obstruction measured from 0.6m above the road surface.     

Reason: The above condition is required in order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users as required by Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy (2007)

(7)            A pedestrian inter-visibility splay of 2m by 2m shall be provided on each side of the access, the depth measured from the back of the footway and the widths outwards from the edges of the access. No fence, wall or other obstruction to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

57 Salisbury Road, Worcester Park KT4 7DE - Planning Application 17/01760/FUL pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Redevelopment of the site for 13 apartments (6x1 bed, 6x2 bed , 1x3 bed) with car port, car parking, cycle store, bin store and associated external works

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Redevelopment of the site for 13 apartments (6 x 1 bed, 6 x 2 bed, 1 x 3 bed) with car port, car parking, cycle store, bin store and associated external works.

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following legal agreement and conditions:

Part A

Subject to a legal agreement being completed and signed to secure the following heads of terms:

         A mechanism to review the viability of the development when it is partly completed at a stage prior to the full occupation of the development.

The Committee authorise the Head of Planning to grant planning permission subject to the conditions detailed below.

Part B

In the event that the section 106 Agreement referred to in Part A is not completed within two months from the date of Planning Committee the Head of Place Development be authorised to refuse the application for the following reason:

In the absence of a completed legal obligation under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), the applicant has failed to comply with Policy CS9 (Affordable Housing and meeting Housing Needs) in relation to the provision of a commuted sum in lieu of the on-site provision of affordable housing.

Conditions:

(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 accordance with the following approved plans:

2017-P0003-102 (PROPOSED FLOOR PLANS)

2017-P0003-103 (PROPOSED ELEVATIONS)

2017-P0003-104 (PROPOSED STREET SCENE)

2017-P0003-105 (PROPOSED BIN STORE)  

2017-P0003-106 (PROPOSED CYCLE STORE)  

2017-P0003-107 (PROPOSED CARPORT) 

2017-P0003-101 (PROPOSED SITE INFORMATION)

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)            Prior to the commencement of development, details and samples of the external materials to be used for the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

Reason: To secure a satisfactory appearance in the interests of the visual amenities and character of the locality in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(4)            No development shall take place until full details, of both hard and soft landscape proposals, including a schedule of landscape maintenance for a minimum period of 5 years, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The landscaping shall incorporate the planting of native species of trees and shrubs. The approved landscape scheme (with the exception of planting, seeding and turfing) shall be implemented prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved and thereafter retained.

Reason: To ensure the provision, establishment and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

41.

Downs House, Walton Road, Epsom, KT18 5ND - Planning application 18/00288/FUL pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Racehorse training yard development.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Racehorse training yard development

Decision

The Committee agreed to refer to the Secretary of State with a recommendation to grant planning permission, subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

(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(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2005

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

2055       01           Site Location Plan

2055       02           Existing Site Plan

2055       03           Existing Site Sections

2055       04           Existing Building Plans

2055       05           Existing Building Elevations

2055       06           Demolition Plan

2055       07F         Proposed Site Plan

2055       08C        Proposed Site Sections

2055       09A        Proposed Stable Yard Plans

2055       10A        Proposed Stable Yard Elevations

2055       11B        Proposed Trainers Accommodation Units 1 & 2

2055       12B         Proposed Grooms Accommodation Units 1 & 2

2055       13           Proposed Ancillary Building Plans & Elevations Sheet 1

2055       14           Proposed Ancillary Building Plans & Elevations Sheet 2 / Fence, Gate & Rail Details

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)            Prior to the commencement of development, details and samples of the external materials to be used for the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

Reason: To secure a satisfactory appearance in the interests of the visual amenities and character of the locality in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

(4)            No development shall take place until full details, of both hard and soft landscape proposals, including a schedule of landscape maintenance for a minimum period of 5 years , have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The approved landscape scheme (with the exception of planting, seeding and turfing) shall be implemented prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved and thereafter retained.

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.

(5)            The development hereby approved shall not be first occupied unless and until space has been laid out within the site in for a maximum of 24 cars and a minimum of 8 bicycles to be parked securely in accordance with the approved plans for vehicles / cycles to be parked and for vehicles to turn so that they may enter and leave the site in forward gear. Thereafter the parking / turning areas shall be retained and maintained for their designated purposes.

Reason: In order  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

42.

Monthly Report on Planning Appeal Decisions - December Committee 2018 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

This report provides Members with an update on recently decided appeals and identifies any notable decisions.

Minutes:

The appeal decisions were noted.