Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 7th October, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1934219490306331660

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

Items
No. Item

8.

Withdrawal of item

Minutes:

The Chair informed the Committee that Item 04 (Clayhill lodge, West Hill, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8JP) of the published agenda had been withdrawn from the agenda and would not be considered at the meeting.

9.

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 items of business to be discussed at the meeting:

Declarations of Interest

Councillor Bernice Froud, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor Bernice Froud declared that she is a member of Epsom Civic Society and came to the meeting with an open mind.

Declarations of Interest

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

Declarations of Interest

Councillor Nigel Collin, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor Nigel Collin declared that he is a member of Epsom Civic Society and is the Borough's Heritage Champion, and came to the meeting with an open mind.

Declarations of Interest

Councillor Rob Geleit, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor Rob Geleit declared that Councillor Debbie Monksfield was a very good friend of his.

Declarations of Interest

Councillor Steven McCormick, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor Steven McCormick declared that he is a member of Woodcote Epsom Residents Society, Epsom Civic Society and came to the meeting with a clear and open mind.

 

10.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 208 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 22 July (attached) and authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous meeting of the committee held on 22 July were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chair, subject to the following correction to Minute 4, page 5:

That the word “all” be replaced with the word “most” to read as follows: “Councillor Coleman also declared that most Councillors were familiar with the family occupying the property next door to the property that Item 3 relates to.”

11.

13 Oakland Way, Ewell, Surrey, KT19 0EW pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The application seeks planning permission for the erection of a single storey rear and side extension.

Minutes:

Description

Erection of single storey rear and side extension

Decision

The Committee noted a presentation from the Planning Development Officer, in which he informed the Committee of a typing error in the Planning application number detailed in the report. This was corrected to 21/01208/FLH. This item had been referred to the Committee as the applicant was an Epsom and Ewell Borough Councillor.

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved that:

The Application be APPROVED subject to the below following conditions.

CONDITIONS:

(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:

PJ131/10/003 Ground Floor Plan as Proposed (Received 06/08/2021)

PJ131/10/004 Roof Plan as Proposed (Received 06/08/2021)

PJ131/10/005 Front and Rear Elevation as Proposed (Received 06/08/2021)

PJ131/10/006 Side Elevation as Proposed (Received 06/08/2021)

PJ131/10/007 Block Plan, Site Location Plan (Received 06/08/2021)

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

(3)          The materials and finishes of the external walls and roof of the development hereby permitted shall match in colour and texture those of the existing building, or such other materials shall have been approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and shall thereafter be retained as such.

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance on completion of the development in accordance with Policy CS5 (The Built Environment) of the LDF Core Strategy (2007) and Policies DM9 (Townscape Character and Local Distinctiveness) and DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments (including House Extensions)) of the LDF Development Management Policies Document (2015).

(4)          The roof of the single storey rear and side extension hereby permitted shall not be converted or used as a balcony or sitting out area, and no access shall be gained except for maintenance purposes.

Reason: To protect the amenities and privacy of the adjoining properties in accordance with Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments (including House Extensions)) of the LDF 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)          Your attention is drawn to the need to comply with the relevant provisions of the Building Regulations, the Building Acts and other related legislation.  These cover such works as  - the demolition of existing buildings, the erection of a new building or structure, the extension or alteration  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

2 Christ Church Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8NE pdf icon PDF 131 KB

T1: Holm Oak (Surrey Highways) - Reduce lateral branches overhanging No2 by up to 3m to boundary fence line. T3: Purple Leaf Plum - Crown reduce by up to 2m. Crown thin 20%.

Minutes:

Description

T1: Holm Oak (Surrey Highways) - Reduce lateral branches overhanging No2 by up to 3m to boundary fence line.

T3: Purple Leaf Plum - Crown reduce by up to 2m. Crown thin 20%.

Decision

The Committee noted a presentation from the Tree Officer. This item was presented to the Committee as it was notification for tree works in a Conservation Area made by an Epsom and Ewell Borough Councillor.

Following consideration, the Committee resolved by a majority vote in favor to approve the recommendation of the report, that:

“Epsom & Ewell Borough Council has considered the proposal and raises no objections to the proposed work described above.  These works must be carried out within 2 years from the date of this notice.  If for any reason the work is not carried out within that time a new notification should be made to the Council. 

Informative

Although the Local Planning Authority have raised no objection to your tree work proposal this is on the basis that it is not considered appropriate to protect the trees by tree preservation order.  However, the tree work to the Holm Oak tree located on the verge does not constitute sound arboricultural practice and results in canopy imbalance.  It is recommended that the applicant informs the Highway Authority about the impact of the tree work on the balance of tree over the public highway.”

13.

Monthly Appeals pdf icon PDF 408 KB

The Planning Service has received the following Appeal decisions between 23 June 2021 and 20 September 2021.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Appeal Decisions from 23 June 2021 to 20 September 2021.