Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

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

Items
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48.

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 were made:

Development Site at 65 London Road Ewell Surrey - Planning Application 18/00573/FUL

Councillor David Reeve, Other Interest: Known to the objector of the application through involvement with Residents Association.

Development Site at 65 London Road Ewell Surrey - Planning Application 18/00573/FUL

Councillor John Beckett, Other Interest: Known to the objector of the application through involvement with Residents Association.

Development Site at 65 London Road Ewell Surrey - Planning Application 18/00573/FUL

Councillor Mike Teasdale, Other Interest: Known to the objector of the application through involvement with Residents Association.

Development Site At Old Salesians Ground, Old Schools Lane, Ewell - Planning Application 18/01082/S106A

Councillor Clive Smitheram, Other Interest: Known to the applicant through his association with Abbeyfield Trust.

49.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 135 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 17 January 2019 (attached) and authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 17 January 2019 were agreed as a true record and agreed by the Chairman.

50.

Order of Meeting

Minutes:

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

51.

Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BW - Planning Application 18/0100/REM pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Variation of Condition 27 (Approved Drawings) of Planning Permission 14/01150/FUL, as varied by Planning Permission 15/01907/REM and Planning Permission 16/01591/REM, to enable a final Plant solution to be implemented.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Variation of Condition 27 (Approved Drawings) of Planning Permission 14/01150/FUL, as varied by Planning Permission 15/01907/REM and Planning Permission 16/01591/REM, to enable a final Plant solution to be implemented.

Decision

Variation of Condition is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

(1)            The development hereby permitted shall be commenced within 3 years from the 26th January 2018, the date of the approved application 16/01591/REM that is subject to this variation.

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 proceed in accordance with the approved phasing plan Drawing Numbers L(00)101 Rev H, L(00)102 Rev J, L(00)103 Rev J and L(00)104 Rev G and any variation shall be agreed in writing with the local planning authority.

Reason: To safeguard the visual and residential amenities of the locality and to safeguard highway safety in accordance with Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM10 and DM35 of the Development Management Policies Document (2015).

(3)            The existing office blocks shall be demolished and resultant material removed from the site within 6 months of first occupation of new building and the grass bank and soft landscaping shall be reinstated in accordance with the Landscape Masterplan Drawing Number WDGR-ATK-XX-XX-SK-A-0001 (dated 2014-12-19).

Reason: To ensure the development does not have any adverse impact on visual amenity or the setting of the listed building in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM8, DM(9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies Document (2015).

(4)            No more than 890 staff shall occupy the site at any one time until the new car park is laid out and operational in accordance with the approved plans.

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 as required by Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policy DM35 of the Development Management Policies Document (2015).

(5)            Prior to the commencement of development of the relevant phase of development as agreed with the local planning authority under Condition 2 (other than groundworks and access construction), details and samples of the materials to be used for the external surfaces within that phase of the development hereby permitted 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. – part discharged for Phase 2 on 18.03.2018, under ref: 15/01392/COND and full discharged on 23.05.2017 under ref: 16/01707/COND.

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory external appearance of the building in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy (2007) and Policy DM10 of the Development Management Policies Document (2015).

(6)            Prior to their installation on site, details of the appearance and materials of the permitted sports and garden equipment stores shall be submitted to and approved in writing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Development At 1-3 Chase Road Epsom KT19 8TL - Planning Application 18/01202/REM pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Variation of Condition 4 (Contaminated Land) of planning permission 15/01530/FUL to permit the verification report to be completed pre-occupation rather than pre-commencement.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Variation of Condition 4 (Contaminated Land) of planning permission 15/01530/FUL to permit the verification report to be completed pre-occupation rather than pre-commencement.

Decision

Variation of Condition is PERMITTED, subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

(1)            The development hereby permitted shall be commenced within 3 years from the 3 July 2017, the date of the originally approved application 15/01530/FUL that is subject to this application to variation.

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:

412.18.PL1000 Site Location Plan,

412.18.PL1002 Proposed Site Plan,

412.18.PL30.01 Proposed Floor Plans - Block A,

412.18.PL30.02 Proposed Floor Plans - Block A,

412.18.PL40.01 Proposed Floor Plans - Block B,

412.18.PL40.02 Proposed Floor Plans - Block B,

Accommodation Schedule dated 01.05.2018

A3001 Proposed North Elevation Building 1 J

A3002 Proposed South Elevation Building 1 J

A3003 Proposed East Elevation Building 1 H

A3004 Proposed West Elevation Building 1 H

A3005 Proposed North Elevation Building 2 J

A3006 Proposed South Elevation Building 2 H

A3007 Proposed East Elevation Building 2 H

A3008 Proposed West Elevation Building 2 H

A3101 Proposed Cross Section AA' E

A3102 Proposed Cross Section BB' E

A4101 Proposed Landscaping Ground Floor Plan H

A4102 Proposed Landscaping Levels 1 Floor plan H

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 development shall be in accordance with the  Construction Transport Management Plan, approved under application 18/00501/COND dated 01.02.2019

Reason: To ensure that the development does not prejudice highway safety 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)            Unless otherwise agreed by the local planning authority,   development other than that required to be carried out as part of an approved scheme of remediation must not commence until conditions 1.1 to 1.5 (excluding 1.3) have been complied with. If unexpected contamination is found after development has begun, development must be halted on that part of the site affected by the unexpected contamination to the extent specified by the local planning authority in writing until condition 1.4 has been complied with in relation to that contamination.

1.1 Site Characterisation

An intrusive ground investigation and risk assessment must be undertaken by competent persons and a written report of the findings must be produced. The written report is subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. The report of the findings must include:

(i) a survey of the extent, scale and nature of contamination including any ground gas and volatile vapours;

(ii) an assessment of the potential risks to:

human health;

property (existing or proposed) including buildings, crops, livestock, pets, woodland and service lines and pipes;

adjoining  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

Development Site at 65 London Road Ewell Surrey - Planning Application 18/00573/FUL pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Development of a Supermarket, together with associated parking, access servicing and landscaping.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Development of a Supermarket, together with associated parking, access servicing and landscaping.

Decision

Planning permission is REFUSED for the following reasons:

(1)            The proposed development’s car parking provision is considered to be insufficient to accommodate the demands of the staff and customers of the store which is considered to result in queuing on both the A24 London Road and A240 Ewell By-Pass (North and South), as customers wait for space to become available in the car park, causing severe congestion at this very busy junction which would result in a highways safety issue contrary to the NPPF (2019) and Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy 2007.

(2)            It has not been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the County Highway Authority, that pedestrian and cycling movements to and from the store have been adequately catered for, causing detriment to the safety and convenience of pedestrians and cyclists in the local neighbourhood who may be discouraged from walking to the store because of the lack of crossing facilities, minimal footway widths and car focused access to the store and on the A24 London Road particularly at the traffic signals resulting in a highways safety issue contrary to the NPPF (2018) and Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy 2007.

(3)            The internal car parking and servicing layout would cause a conflict of traffic movements at the entrance to the store close to A24 London Road causing severe safety concerns. The approach to servicing in terms of access to enter and exit would increase queuing and congestion at the very busy A24 London Road/A240 Ewell By-Pass junction resulting in a highways safety issue contrary to the NPPF (2018) and Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy.

(4)            The additional traffic movements associated with the proposed development at the signalised junction of A24 and A240 will increase queuing and congestion on both roads and as a result, will have a severe adverse impact on the safety, and efficiency of traffic on the surrounding highway network contrary to the NPPF (2018) and Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy 2007.

(5)            The proposed building by reason of its unacceptable and generic design would fail to contribute to the character and local distinctiveness of the immediate area and would have a detrimental impact on the street scene, contrary to the NPPF (2018) and Policy DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies Document 2015, and in accordance with para 130 of the NPPF

(6)            The proposed development’s landscaping scheme is inadequate and would fail to contribute to the character and local distinctiveness of the immediate area and would have a detrimental impact on the street scene, contrary to the NPPF (2018) and Policies DM5, DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies Document 2015.

(7)            The unacceptable design, landscaping and impact on the transport network of the proposed development ensures that the proposed development would not represent sustainable development and thereby by contrary to the NPPF (2018) and Policy CS1 of the Core Strategy 2007.

Informative:

(1)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

Development Site At Old Salesians Ground, Old Schools Lane, Ewell - Planning Application 18/01082/S106A pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Amendment to the S106 Agreement, Planning Permission 15/00845/FUL.  The amendments sought includes removing the requirement to provide pavilion foundations and amending the layout of the affordable housing units within the scheme.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Amendment to the S106 Agreement, Planning Permission 15/00845/FUL, including removing the requirement to provide pavilion foundations and amending the layout of affordable housing units within the scheme.

Decision

Amendment to the S106 agreement is PERMITTED as set out in the agenda report relating to the S106 agreement dated 06 June 2015, attached to planning permission 15/00845/FUL.

The Committee noted a verbal representation from the applicant.  Letters of representation had been published on the Council’s website and were available to the public and members of the Committee in advance of the meeting.

Note:  In the interests of openness and transparency Councillor Clive Smitheram declared that he was known to the applicant through his association with the Ewell Abbeyfield (Chairman of Trustees) and did not take part in the deliberations or vote on this application.

55.

Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UD - Planning Application 18/01247/LBA pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Application for Listed Building Consent to replace 6 internal doors at the Grade II Listed Building Bourne Hall.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Application for Listed Building Consent to replace 6 internal doors at the Grade II Listed Building Bourne Hall

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:

BHDR-001 Rev.A - Door Location Plan Lower Ground Floor

BHDR-002 Rev.A - Door Location Plan Ground Floor

BHDR-003 Rev.A - Door Location Plan First Floor

Block Plan

Site Plan

Location Plan 1:1250

Location Plan 1:2500

Design and Access Statement

ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT SURVEY REPORT

Reason: For 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 shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority of the materials to be used for external surfaces of the development including all making good works, demonstrating that the finishing materials match those of the original building/structure in size, colour, texture, profile, finish, bonding and pointing. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

Reason: To safeguard the special architectural and historic interest of the listed building In the 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.

Reason for pre commencement: in the interests of the avoidance that works would not result in any harm to the Grade II listed building.

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)            When undertaking demolition and/or building work, please be considerate to your neighbours and do 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.  Furthermore, please ensure that all vehicles associated with the construction of the development hereby approved are properly washed and cleaned to prevent the passage of mud and dirt onto the adjoining highway. You are advised that the Council does have formal powers to control noise and nuisance under The Control of Pollution Act 1974, the Clean Air Acts and other relevant legislation.  For further information and advice, please contact - Environmental Health Department Pollution Section.

(3)            Your attention  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

56.

Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Following a recommendation from the Licensing and Planning Policy Committee, Members are asked to note the five year housing supply position.

Minutes:

At the Licensing and Planning Policy Committee on 24 January 2019 the annual housing requirement of 579 was discussed in relation to determining planning applications with the knowledge that there is not a demonstrable 5 year housing land supply. It was therefore agreed that the Head of Planning would advise the Planning Committee on the position of the housing land supply. 

Accordingly the Committee was informed that there was 1 year of housing land supply.  However, it was acknowledged that in view of the potential for sites to come forward (as identified in the Urban Housing Capacity Study), there was potential to meet up to 50% of the required number of homes from developing in existing urban areas. 

It was noted that if the authority did not have a demonstrable 5 year housing land supply and applications were refused there was a risk of incurring a penalty of up to 20% increase on top of the housing target (579 homes annually).  However it was further noted that officers were optimistic of achieving a 5 year land supply and in addition any penalty that was levied would decrease as the land supply increased.

To assess the basis for the under delivery and identify actions to increase the land supply a Housing Delivery Action plan would be prepared in line with national planning guidance.

It was highlighted that during the transition period when the Housing Delivery Action Plan was being developed an important way to minimise the risk of incurring any penalties was to be mindful of the possible levy when determining planning applications.  Nevertheless it was also emphasized that when considering applications attention should always be on quality outcomes and sustainable development, and these aspects would be the focus of the pre-app stage.

To that end it was agreed that the Planning Committee would receive regular updates on the status of the 5 year land supply.

 

57.

Monthly Report on Planning Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 53 KB

The Committee is asked to note the appeal decisions from 21December to 30 January 2019.

Minutes:

The appeal decisions were noted.