Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 20th July, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Tim Richardson, tel: 01372 732122  email:  trichardson@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

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:

No declarations of interest were made by Councillors in items on this agenda.

10.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 151 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 15 June 2017 (attached) and authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on15 June 2017 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

11.

Planning application 16/01145/FUL - Birchcroft & Hollydene Court Lane Epsom Surrey KT19 8JP pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Demolition of two vacant dwellings, one garage and annex,  and the construction of a new 3 storey flatted development comprising 13 flats ( 3 one bed flats, 6 two  bed flats and 4 three  bed flats) and associated parking and landscaping works.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Demolition of two vacant dwellings, one garage and annex, and the construction of a new 3 storey flatted development comprising 13 flats (3 one bed flats, 6 two  bed flats and 4 three bed flats) and associated parking and landscaping works.

Decision

To DEFER a decision on this application until the next meeting of the Committee for the following reasons:

To ask the applicant whether they would be willing to make a financial contribution to improve pedestrian access to the site. The Committee considered that the pathway which currently provided access to the site was not in sufficient condition for use should the application be granted, and developed. The Committee considered that pedestrians would be required to access the site using the highway surface if the condition of the pathway was not improved.

The Committee noted that the application currently permitted the applicant to elect that the Council retain an affordable housing deposit of £346,198 rather than providing two affordable housing units in the linked application 16/01448/FUL if they so chose. The Committee considered that this option should not be provided to the applicant, and that if this application was granted, it should include within its conditions that 2 affordable housing units be provided in the linked application 16/01448/FUL.

 

12.

Planning application 16/01448/FUL - 2 Chase Road Epsom Surrey KT19 8TL pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

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

Decision

To DEFER a decision on this application until the next meeting of the Committee for the following reason:

As this application was linked to planning application 16/01145/FUL (considered as an earlier item of this agenda and deferred to the next meeting) the Committee considered that this item should also be deferred to the next meeting. The Committee’s decision regarding application 16/01145/FUL is detailed in Minute no. 11 above.

 

 

13.

Planning application 17/00093/FUL - Surgery Cox Lane Community Centre Cox Lane West Ewell, Surrey KT19 9PS pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Replacement windows.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Replacement windows.

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 COX L – 003A;  COX L – 004A

            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.

14.

Planning application 17/00198/ADV 39 The Oaks Square Waterloo Road Epsom Surrey KT19 8AS pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Erection of an internally illuminated fascia sign.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description

Erection of an internally illuminated fascia sign.

Decision

Planning permission is PERMITTED subject to the following conditions:

Condition(s):

(1)         Standard Advertisement Conditions

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

Signage details received 22.05.2017

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

Informative(s):

(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.

15.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed and considered a list of site visits and decided that the following two applications should be removed from the list:

·                     Amber Cottage, Grove Road, Epsom, KT1F 4DF – 17/00167/FUL

·                     The White Horse Public House, 63 Dorking Road, Epsom KT18 7JU

The Committee also decided that a visit should be held at the appropriate time in connection with the following application:

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