Agenda and minutes

Joint Planning Committee
Monday, 12th November, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

77.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 30 October 2018 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting which took place on 30 October were confirmed and signed.

78.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND DECLARATIONS OF SUBSTITUTES

To receive apologies for absence.

 

Where a Member of the Committee is unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same Area Planning Committee may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.

 

Members are advised that in order for a substitute to be arranged, a Member must give four clear working days notice of their apologies. For this meeting, the latest date apologies can be given for a substitute to be arranged is 5 November 2018.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Carole Cockburn, Kevin Deanus, Paul Follows, Val Henry and John Ward. Councillor Patricia Ellis attended as a substitute.  

79.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

To receive from Members declarations of interests in relation to any items included on the Agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

80.

QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

Minutes:

None received.

81.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.

Minutes:

None received.

82.

Performance Against Government Targets

Planning Performance and the Government target on quality on planning decision making will now be a standard item on the Joint Planning Committee agenda. This was an agreed recommendation at Executive on 28 November 2017 and is part of the Development Management Service Improvement Plan.

 

The latest available statistics will be attached to the update sheet.

Minutes:

The performance statistics would come to the next meeting on 14 November 2018.

83.

APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION - WA/2018/0682 - West Cranleigh Nurseries, Alfold Road, Cranleigh GU6 8NQ pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Proposal

Details pursuant to outline permission granted under WA/2016/2207 for 67 dwellings together with associated car parking, landscaping and open space pursuant to conditions 1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 22, 26, 40 and 41 (as amended by plans and documents received 06/08/2018, 10/09/2018 and 30/10/2018). A statement of conformity to the original Environmental Statement has been provided with this application

 

Recommendations

 

Recommendation A

 

 

 

Recommendation B

That, subject to conditions, the Reserved Matters of Layout, Scale, Appearance and Landscaping be APPROVED.

 

That details pursuant to the following be APPROVED:

·       Conditions 4 (phasing), 5 (highways matters), 7 (highways matters), 10 (SuDS), 11 (surface water), 13 (SuDS), 14 (foul water), 15 (FRA), 26 (noise), 40 (levels) and 41 (highways matters).

·       The S106 Agreement requirement in respect of the Knowle Park Dwellings for WA/2016/2207 (as required by clause 5.3.1).

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed development

Details pursuant to outline permission granted under WA/2016/2207 for 67 dwellings together with associated car parking, landscaping and open space pursuant to conditions 1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 22, 26, 40 and 41 (as amended by plans and documents received 06/08/2018, 10/09/2018 and 30/10/2018). A statement of conformity to the original Environmental Statement has been provided.

 

Introduction

With reference to the report circulated with the agenda, Officers presented a summary of the planning context for making a decision on the application, and then outlined the proposed development including site plans and the layout. Officers outlined the determining issues and those matters of a more subjective nature.

 

The Committee was reminded that the application was granted application for the erection of 265 dwellings and formation of public open parkland together with associated works in August 2017. The application before Members today was seeking reserved matters in relation to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale. The application related to the erection of 67 of the 265 dwellings, comprising the ‘first phased’ of development. Further reserved matters applications would be submitted at a future date in relation to the other 198 dwellings to be provided on the site as a whole.  

 

The officers advised that since the agenda report had been published there had been a number of updates. Members noted that a number of new plans had been submitted which had been reviewed. In particular in repect of the Linear Park and Open Space specification as required by Schedule 2, Part 1, Clauses 4.1.1 and 4.2.1 of the Section 106 Agreement, and were satisfied that an acceptable specification had been put forward. As such, officers recommended that details pursuant to this S106 requirement be approved and proposed an amendment to the recommendation B. In addition to this there were a few changes to the conditions which were outlined in the agenda papers, as well as some minor updates provided at the meeting verbally.

 

Public speaking

 

Although the application was subject to public speaking, there were no objectors and the applicant advised that they would not then speak.

 

Debate

 

The Committee considered the application and the information provided to them through the officers presentation.

 

Concern was raised regarding the proposal for a small section of metal fencing at the front entrance to the development. It was felt that this was not in keeping with the area and should be made from a different material. Officers agreed that they could recommend a condition to change this.

 

Councillor Liz Townsend raised a number of concerns in addition to the metal fencing. She was concerned about the loss of trees along Alfold Road and the costs of the parkland management plan worrying that this may not be kept in perpetuity for the residents.

 

The main concern from the Committee was in relation to the provision of affordable homes and the proposed phasing plan. The outline application indicated that there would be 35% of affordable dwellings but this first stage only indicated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.