Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 21st April, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/211767461336938253

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

Items
No. Item

37.

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:

Declarations of Interest

Councillor Neil Dallen CBE, Other Interest: In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor Neil Dallen declared that he is a member of the Town Ward Residents' Association and the Epsom Civic Society, and that he came to the meeting with a clear and 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 the Epsom Civic Society, and that he is the Borough's Heritage Champion.

 

Declarations of Interest

Councillor Phil Neale, Other Interest: Item 4 Shadbolt Park, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park

 

In the interests of openness and transparency, Councillor Phil Neale declared that he had brought the Application on behalf of the Friends of Shadbolt Park, and that he would be leaving the Council Chamber when the item was discussed.

 

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 the  Woodcote Residents' Association, the Epsom Civic Society, the Epsom & Ewell Tree Advisory Board, Epsom Rotary and the Surrey Tree Wardens Network.

 

38.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 225 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 10 March 2022 (attached) and authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 10 March 2022 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

39.

The Wells, 3-13 Church Street, Epsom pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Change of use of office building (Use Class E) to a care facility (Use Class C2) and infilling part of the ground floor, conversion of the roof space including part alteration and extension to the rear and other associated external alterations.

Minutes:

Description

Change of use of office building (Use Class E) to a care facility (Use Class C2) and infilling part of the ground floor, conversion of the roof space including part alteration and extension to the rear and other associated external alterations

Decision

The Committee received a presentation from the Planning Officer.

Following consideration, the Committee resolved unanimously (the Chair not voting) to APPROVE the application subject to the following conditions:

CONDITION(S):

(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:

201/PL1 Proposed Lower Ground Floor Layout (Received 12/02/2021)

202/PL1 Proposed Ground Floor Layout (Received 12/02/2021)

203/PL1 Proposed First Floor Layout (Received 12/02/2021)

204/PL1 Proposed Second Floor Layout (Received 12/02/2021)

205/PL1 Proposed Third Floor Layout (Received 12/02/2021)

206/PL1 Proposed Elevations (Received 12/02/2021)

207/PL1 Proposed Elevations (Received 12/02/2021)

208/PL1 Proposed Roof Layout (Received 12/02/2021)

209/PL1 Proposed Sections (Received 12/02/2021)

210/PL1 Red Line Boundary Site Layout (Received 12/02/2021)

Design and Access Statement (Received 12/02/2021)

SJT/RT/22511-01 Transport Statement (Received 12/02/2021)

Preliminary Roost Assessment [prepared by Griffin Ecology Ltd] (Received 12/02/2021)

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

(3) Prior to above ground works, details and samples of all external materials (including roofing, windows and rainwater goods) 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 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) Prior to above ground works, details of a scheme of hard and soft landscaping (specifying species, quantities, sizes at time of planting) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented so that planting can be carried out during the first planting season following the occupation of the building(s) or the completion of the development whichever is the sooner. All planted materials shall be maintained for five years and any trees or shrubs which die during this period shall be replaced in the first available planting season, and the area shown to be landscaped shall be permanently retained for that purpose only, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and to secure a satisfactory appearance on completion of the development in accordance with Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments (including House Extensions)) of the LDF Development Management Policies Document (2015).

(5) The approved areas  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

Shadbolt Park, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Installation of a 7m galvanised steel column with a larch nesting box at the top, sited on the grass garden area at the rear of Shadbolt Park House Surgery.

Minutes:

Description

Installation of a 7m galvanised steel column with a larch nesting box at the top, sited on the grass garden area at the rear of Shadbolt Park House Surgery

Decision

The Committee received a presentation from the Planning Officer.

Following consideration, the Committee resolved (7 in favour, 1 against and the Chair not voting) to APPROVE the application subject to the following conditions:

CONDITION(S):

(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:

 

SP/ST 01 Site Location Plan (Received 10/02/2022)

712 Swift Tower Operation and Maintenance Information (Received 10/02/2022)

Side View (Received 10/02/2022)

Section View (Received 10/02/2022)

J20142/01 Column & Foundation General Arrangement & Notes (Received 10/02/2022)

J20142/02 Column & Foundation Details (Received 10/02/2022)

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

(3) The materials and finishes of the external works of the development hereby permitted shall be those specified on the application form and approved plans, 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) Prior to operation of the development hereby permitted, further details of the proposed volume and hours of the swift call audio system shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To safeguard neighbouring residential amenities 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 to a building, change of use of buildings, installation of services, underpinning works, and fire safety/means of escape works. Notice of intention to demolish  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.