Agenda and decisions

Licensing and Planning Policy Committee
Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the the Public

 

Please note:  Members of the Public are requested to inform the Democratic Servicers Officer before the meeting begins if they wish to ask a verbal question to the Committee.

Decision:

No questions were submitted by members of the public

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.

Decision:

Declarations of Interest are recorded in the Minutes

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 14 November 2019 (attached) and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.


Decision:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Planning Policy Committee held on 14 November 2019 were agreed and signed by the Chair as a true record.

4.

Annual Monitoring Report 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

The Committee is asked to note the contents of the Annual Monitoring report

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee noted the contents of the Annual Monitoring report.

5.

Housing Delivery Test 2019 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

The Committee is asked to note the forecasted result for Epsom & Ewell in the Government’s forthcoming Housing Delivery Test for 2019 and the implications that this will have on the local planning authority’s plan-making and decision taking processes.

Decision:

The Committee noted the forecasted result for Epsom & Ewell in the government’s forthcoming Housing Delivery Test 2019 and the implications for the local planning authority’s plan-making and decision making process.

6.

Local Plan Design Policies pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The Committee is requested to note the publication of the National Design Guidance and associated 10 characteristics used when assessing and determining planning applications.  The Committee is furthermore requested to agree the extent of proposed draft policies being prepared for the Regulation 18 consultation for the draft Local Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee:

(1)            Noted the publication of the National Design Guidance and associated 10 characteristics which are used when assessing and determining planning applications

(2)            Agreed the key areas of focus of proposed policies being prepared for Regulation 18 consultation for the draft Local Plan as set out in paragraph 3.7 of the report.

7.

Biodiversity: Local Plan Background Paper pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The Committee is asked to note the content of the Biodiversity Background Paper and subject to any additions or amendments, endorse the approach as set out in section 8.0 for the preparation of the emerging Local Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee:

(1)            Noted the content of the Biodiversity Background paper attached at Annex 1

(2)            Endorsed the approach as set out in section 8.0 of Annex 1 for the preparation of the Local Plan, subject to amendments agreed in the meeting.

8.

Local Plan Evidence Base: Spatial Economic Development Strategy pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Committee is asked to note the contents of the Spatial Economic Development Strategy 2020 as a technical study that will form part of the evidence base for the emerging new Local Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee:

(1)            Noted the contents of the Spatial Economic Development Strategy 2020 as a technical study that will form part of the evidence based for the emerging new Local Plan

(2)            Authorised the Head of Planning to amend the strategy in line with the suggestions made in the meeting.

9.

Race Training & Equestrian Industry: Local Plan Background Paper pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The Committee is asked to note the contents of the Scoping Report on the Racecourse and Equestrian Sector as a technical study that will form part of the evidence base for the emerging new Local Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee noted the contents of the Scoping Report on the Racecourse & Equestrian Sector as a technical study that will form part of the evidence base for the emerging new Local Plan.

10.

Local Plan Evidence Base: Retail Needs Assessment and Town Centres Health Checks pdf icon PDF 110 KB

The Committee is asked to note the contents of the Draft Borough-wide Retail Needs Assessment and Town Centres’ Health Checks as a technical study that will form part of the evidence base for the emerging new Local Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee noted the contents of the Draft Borough-wide Retail Needs Assessment and Town centres’ Health Checks as a technical study that will form part of the evidence base for the emerging new Local Plan, subject to minor amendments agreed at the meeting.

11.

Revised Local Plan Programme pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The Committee is asked to consider and approve the draft Local Plan Programme 2020.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee considered and approved the draft Local Plan Programme January 2020.