Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 7th September, 2017 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

16.

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:

Planning Application 17/00256/FUL - 5 Alexandra Road, Epsom KT17 4BH

Councillor Michael Arthur MBE FCIOB FCMI, Other Interest: Acquainted with consultants associated with the application.

 

17.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 20 July 2017 (attached) and authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 July 2017 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

18.

Planning Application 17/0034/FUL - 55 Christ Church Mount, Epsom KT19 8LZ pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Demolition of existing detached house and construction of a new detached dwelling house.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Demolition of existing detached dwelling house and construction of a new detached dwelling house.

Decision

Planning permission is REFUSED for the following reasons:

(1)            The proposal due to a combination of its eaves height, proximity to the flank boundaries, depth in relation to its neighbours and the disposition of the proposed windows would have an adverse impact on the street scene and on the amenities of the neighbouring properties.  It would therefore be contrary to policies CS1 and CS5 of the Core Strategy 2015 and policies DM9 and DM10 of the Development Management Policies 2015.

The Committee noted verbal representations from an objector and a supporter of the application and 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

19.

Planning Application 17/00256/FUL - 5 Alexandra Road, Epsom KT17 4BH pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Demolition of the existing building and redevelopment of the site to provide  eight two-bedroom and two three-bedroom flats in a three/four storey building with accommodation in a lower ground, ground, first and second floor arrangement formation of a new vehicular access from Alexandra Road and the provision of eleven parking spaces (Amended drawings received 16.08.2017)

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Minutes:

Description

Demolition of the existing building and redevelopment of the site to provide 8 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom flats in a three/four storey building with accommodation in a lower ground, ground, first and second floor arrangement, formation of a new vehicular access from Alexandra Road and the provision of 11 parking spaces.  (Amended drawings received 16.08.2017).

Decision

Planning permission is 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)            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.

(3)            No development shall take place until full details, of both hard and soft landscape proposals, including details of the foundation design and construction methods, as well as 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 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 hereby approved shall not be commenced unless and until the proposed vehicular access to Alexandra Road 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: In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users and to accord with the provisions of policy CS16 of the Core Strategy 2007.

(5)            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 visibility between 0.6m and 2m in height above ground level shall be erected within the area of such splays.

Reason: In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

Planning Application 16/01448/FUL - 2 Chase Road, Epsom KT19 8TL pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Part two-storey/part single-storey flank extension to accommodate two affordable flat units (one, one bed flat to east of existing building and one three bedroom flat).  Demolition of a garage to rear, with associated parking and landscaping.  (Amended drawings received 25.07.2018).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Part two-storey/part single-storey flank extension to accommodate two affordable flat units (1, one bedroom flat to east of existing building and 1, three bedroom flat). Demolition of garage to rear, with associated parking and landscaping.  (Amended drawings received 25.07.2017).

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Part A

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

a)              A commuted sum of £79,892.00

b)              The provision of 1 one-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom affordable rental units.

c)              An affordable housing deposit of £346,198

1.2     The Committee authorise the Head of Place Development 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 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 constructed entirely of the materials as detailed on the schedule of materials on the planning application form

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)            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.

(4)            Prior to the commencement of the development details of sustainability measures shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. These details shall demonstrate how the development would be efficient in the use of energy, water and materials including means of providing the energy requirements of the development from renewable technologies. The development shall be carried out in strict accordance with the approved details prior to the first occupation of the building, shall be maintained as such thereafter and no change shall take place without the prior written consent of the local planning authority.

Reason: To ensure that measures to make the development sustainable and efficient in the use of energy, water and materials are included in the development in accordance with Policy CS6 of the Core Strategy (2007).

(5)            The residential units hereby approved shall not be occupied until they have achieved a water efficiency standard using not more than 110 litres per person per  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

Planning Application 16/01145/FUL - Birchcroft and Hollydene, Court Lane, Epsom KT19 8JP pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Demolition of two vacant dwellings, one garage and annexe, and the construction of a new three storey flatted development comprising thirteen flats (three, one bed flats, six two bed flats and four three bed flats) and associated parking and landscaping works. (Amended drawings received 18.04.2017).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Demolition of two vacant dwellings, one garage and one annexe, and the construction of a new 3 storey flatted development comprising of 13 flats (3 one bedroom flats, 6 two bedroom flats and 4 three bedroom flats) and associated parking and landscaping works.  (Amended drawings received 18.04.2017).

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

Part A

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

a)              A commuted sum of £79,892.00

b)              The off-site provision of 1 one-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom affordable rental units.

c)              An affordable housing deposit of £346,198

1.2     The Committee authorise the Head of Place Development 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 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

(2)            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.

(3)            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 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 new development shall be occupied until space has been laid out within the site in accordance with the approved plans for a maximum of 17 cars and a minimum of 18 cycles to be parked, and for vehicles to turn so that they may enter and leave the site in forward gear.  The parking/turning area shall be used and retained exclusively for its designated purpose.

Reason: In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users and to accord with the provisions of policy CS16 of the Core Strategy 2007.

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

a)              parking for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

Planning Application 17/00063/FUL - Nonsuch Park Mansion, Nonsuch Park, Ewell Road, Cheam SM3 8AL pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Erection of a shelter

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Erection of shelter

Decision

Planning Permission is 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 accordance with the following approved plans and documents: Drawing Numbers NLNSP-002 REV A and NLNSP-003 REV A.

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 shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority of the materials to be used for the external surfaces of the development including all making good works, demonstrating that the finishing materials match those of the existing 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.

Informative:

(1)            The Council confirms that in assessing this planning application it has worked with the applicant in a positive and proactive way, in line with the requirements of paragraph 186-187 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2012.

Note:  The Committee requested confirmation that the freeholders of Nonsuch Park, Surrey County Council were aware of the application.

 

23.

Planning Application 17/00232/FUL - Longmead Social Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, KT19 9HG pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Relocation of a window and the installation of a new external door and access ramp.  (Amended drawings received 05.06.2017).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Relocation of a window and the installation of anew external door and access ramp.  (Amended drawings received 05.06.2017).

Decision

Planning permission is 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(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 constructed entirely of the materials as detailed on the schedule of materials on the planning application form.  

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 Document 2015

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

Drawing No Long-gp-002B; No Long-gp-003A

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

Informatives:

(1)            The Council confirms that in assessing this planning application it has worked with the applicant in a positive and proactive way, in line with the requirements of paragraph 186-187 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2012.

(2)            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.

24.

Planning Application 17/00445/LBA - Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UD pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Listed building consent for proposed replacement of existing light fittings with LED light fittings in Museum and Library areas of Grade II listed building.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Listed Building Consent for proposed replacement of existing light fittings with LED light fittings in Museum and Library areas of Grade II listed building.

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

(1)            The works hereby granted shall be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of this consent.

Reason: To comply with Section 18 (1) (a) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended by Section 52 (4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

(2)            The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans, received on 29 June 2017: ‘Radiance Mounting Kits’ 21LFT 30705 Issue 2 PN 2551B Sep 15, ‘Radiance Thorlux Lighting’ Apr 15; the following approved plans, dated 26 June 2017: Bourne-002A; and the following approved plans, dated 31 March 2017: Bourne-001A.

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).

Informatives:

(1)            The Council confirms that in assessing this planning application it has worked with the applicant in a positive and proactive way, in line with the requirements of paragraph 186-187 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2012.

25.

Planning Application 17/00378/REM - 39 Oaks Square, Waterloo Road, Epsom KT19 8AS pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Variation of condition 15 of planning permission ref: 98/00104 dated 31/03/99 to allow an extension of opening hours of food and drink premises for an extra hour on Friday and Saturday evenings from 23:00 until 24:00, on Christmas Eve (evening 23:00 until 01:00 on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (evening) 23:00 until 01:30 on New Year’s Day, St. George’s Day 23:00 until 24:00, St. Patrick’s Day 23:00 until 24:00, and Halloween 23:00 until 24:00.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Variation of condition 15 of planning permission ref: 98/00104 to allow an extension of opening hours of food and drink premises for an extra hour on Friday and Saturday evenings from 23:00 to 24:00, in Christmas Eve (evening) 23:00 until 01:00, on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (evening) 23:00 until 01:30 on New Year’s Day, St George’s Day 23:00 until 24:00, St Patrick’s Day 23:00 until 24:00 and Halloween 23:00 until 24:00.

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Conditions:

(1)            The extended operating hours hereby permitted shall be terminated on or before 7 September 2020 when this permission expires.

Reason: To ensure that the circumstances are reviewed at the expiration of the period permitted to ensure the development complies with Policy DM10, of the Development Management Policies Document 2015 and Policy CS14 of the Core Strategy 2007.

(2)            The operating hours of the premises shall be as follows:

Sunday –Thursday 08:00-23:00, Friday & Saturdays 08:00-24:00, Christmas Eve (evening) 08:00- 01:00 on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve 08:00- 01:30 on New Year’s Day, St George’s Day 08:00- 24:00,St Patrick’s Day 08:00-24:00, and Halloween 08:00- 24:00.

Reason: To restrict the proposed use to daily periods which are acceptable having regard to the proposed location and to ensure that they proposed use does not prejudice the enjoyment by neighbouring occupiers of their properties as required by Policy DM10 of the Development Management Policies Document 2015

Informatives:

(1)            The Council confirms that in assessing this planning application it has worked with the applicant in a positive and proactive way, in line with the requirements of paragraph 186-187 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2012.

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Site Visits pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Members are asked to put forward any applications which it is considered warrant a site visit.

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed and considered site visits and decided that a visit should be held at the appropriate time in connection with the following applications:

·                     5 Cox Lane, West Ewell KT19 9LR – 17/00121/FUL

·                     Cedar Lodge, Headley Road, Epsom KT18 6BH – 17/00441/FUL

·                     New development on NESCOT agricultural land, Reigate Road, Epsom KT17 3DS – 17/00429/FUL

·                     Development at Upper High Street, Epsom KT17 4QS – 17/00001/FUL