Agenda and decisions

Licensing and Planning Policy Committee
Wednesday, 12th July, 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

1.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of 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 asked or had been 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:

No declarations of interest were made by councillors regarding items on the Agenda.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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


Decision:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2017 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman subject to noting that it was the Chairman of Ewell Village Residents’ Association and not Epsom and Ewell Residents’ Association who addressed the meeting.

4.

Appointment of Licensing Panel Chairmen pdf icon PDF 86 KB

This report asks the Committee to select four members from the pool of Licensing panel members to be available to Chair as required any panels held during the 2018/18 Municipal Year.

Decision:

The Committee appointed Councillors Neil Dallen, Clive Smitheram, Jean Steer and Rob Geleit from the pool of Licensing Panel members to be available to Chair as required any Panels held during the 2017/18 Municipal Year.

5.

Corporate Plan: Year-end Performance Report 2016 to 2014 and Provisional Targets for 2017 to 2018 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

This report provides a year-end update against our Key Priority Performance Targets for 2016 to 2017, under our new Corporate Plan and provisional targets for 2017 to 2018. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee:

(1)          Considered the performance reported in Annexe 1 and did not identify any areas of concern;

(2)          Reviewed and agreed targets for 2017/18 as detailed in Annexe 2 of the report and outlined in paragraph 4.1

6.

Epsom & Ewell Local Plan Programme 2017 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

A new Local Plan Programme has been prepared to set the process and timetable for a partial review of the Epsom and Ewell Core Strategy.

 

The Committee is asked to consider and agree the Local Plan Programme to take effect from 12 July 2017.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee considered the draft Local Plan Programme and resolved that the programme presented to the Committee take effect as of 12 July 2017.

7.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment pdf icon PDF 133 KB

The Strategic Housing Lane Availability Assessment (SHLAA0 is a key evidence base document that seeks to identify and account for future potential sources of housing land supply.  The SHLAA should identify a five year supply of specific deliverable sites.  The Committee is asked to note the findings of the SHLAA and agree to its publication.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee:

(1)          Considered the SHLAA and agreed to its publication;

(2)          Noted the findings of the SHLAA 2017 and the five year housing land supply position and housing trajectory against the Objectively Assessed Housing Needs (OAHN) figure;

(3)          Acknowledged that the outputs from the SHLAA would be used to inform the partial review of the Core Strategy.

8.

Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2017 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The Council are required to produce the Traveller Site Availability Assessment (TSAA) in order to inform the Local Plan process.  It identifies the future accommodation needs for the period between 2017 until 2032 in accordance with the latest national planning policy guidance. 

 

The Committee are asked to consider the findings of the TSAA and agree to its publication.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee:

(1)          Considered the findings of the TAA, agreed to its publication and agreed that there was no current requirement for the emerging Local Plan to include a target for Traveller pitch provision;

(2)          Agreed that there was an outstanding accommodation need for non-travelling Travellers and that this need should be considered as a specialised component of the Borough’s wider housing need;

(3)          Considered the outputs of the TSAA, agreed to its publication and agreed to it being used to inform the preparation of any future site allocation options;

(4)          Acknowledged and thanked the Gypsy and Traveller Working Group for their contribution towards the preparation and production of the evidence base documents.

9.

Constraints Study pdf icon PDF 115 KB

National Planning Policy stats that Local Plans should meet objectively assessed needs with sufficient flexibility to adapt to rapid change unless there is any adverse impact in doing so.  The National Planning Policy Guidance makes it clear that whilst the establishment of development needs should be unbiased relevant constraints including environmental constraints needs to be addressed when bringing evidence bases together and formulating policies.  A Constraints Study has been produced to demonstrate that the Council have appraised and taken into account constraints relevant to the borough.

 

The Committee is asked to consider the Constraints Study and agree to its publication.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee:

(1)          Considered the Constraint Study and agreed to its publication;

(2)          Agreed with the definition of the Primary Constraints that would prevent development form taking place and where it would not be possible to mitigate impacts;

(3)          Noted that the study recommended that a further assessment be undertaken to consider how the constraints affect the land parcels identified within the Epsom and Ewell Green Belt Study 2017;

(4)          Agreed that the Study’s inputs be used to inform the partial review of the Core Strategy.