Agenda and minutes

Joint Planning Committee
Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

106.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 9 January 2019 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting which took place on 9 January 2019 were confirmed and signed.

107.

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 30 January 2019.

Minutes:

There were apologies for absence from Councillors Val Henry, Stephen Mulliner, Nabeel Nasir and John Ward. Councillor Patricia Ellis was in attendance as a substitute.  

108.

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.

109.

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.

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 30 January 2019 at 5pm.

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

110.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

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

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 30 January 2019 at 5pm.

Minutes:

There were no questions from Members.

111.

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:

Performance against Government targets was noted.

112.

APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION - WA/2018/2071 - Land South of High Street between Alfold Road and Knowle Lane, Cranleigh pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Proposal:

Approval of reserved matters for phase 2.2 for the erection of 130 dwellings with associated access, parking, drainage and landscaping works following the outline approval WA/2016/1625 for the erection of 425 dwellings. This is a subsequent application under the EIA Regulations and is accompanied by a statement of conformity (revision of WA/2017/2391)

 

Recommendations:

 

Recommendation A

That, subject to a S106 Agreement to secure a deed of variation to amend the affordable housing provision, and conditions, the Reserved Matters of Layout, Scale, Appearance and Landscaping be APPROVED.

Recommendation B          That details pursuant to the S106 Agreement requirement in respect of a Play Space Specification and Play Space Management Plan for WA/2014/0912 (Schedule 4, Clause 1.1.1) in relation to Phase 2.2 only, be APPROVED.

 

Recommendation C          That, in the event that a deed of variation of the original agreement to amend the affordable housing provision is not completed within 6 months of the resolution to grant the reserved matters, that the Reserved Matters of Layout, Scale, Appearance and Landscaping be REFUSED.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed development

Approval of reserved matters for phase 2.2 for the erection of 130 dwellings with associated access, parking, drainage and landscaping works following the outline approval WA/2016/1625 for the erection of 425 dwellings. This is a subsequent application under the EIA Regulations and is accompanied by a statement of conformity (revision of WA/2017/2391)

 

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 advised that since the agenda papers had been published there had been a number of amendments to conditions and some were deleted. There was some clarification in relation to compliance with the nationally described space standards. In a further update sheet, the landscape management and maintenance plan and playspace was detailed as this was in relation to the second recommendation to the Committee.   

 

Public speaking

 

This was not a public speaking item.

 

The Committee was reminded that this application had been considered at its meeting on 14 November 2018 and was subject to a decision to refuse planning permission on two grounds in respect of compliance with the Technical Space Standards, and completion of a legal agreement.

 

Since that meeting, revised plans had been submitted and had been subject to consultation. These revised plans demonstrated that all proposed units accorded with the Technical Space Standards.

 

The Committee considered the proposal and was pleased that the applicants had listened to their concerns in the previous application and had come back to Committee with a far better proposal. The improvements made to the affordable homes and increase in size to meeting the space standards was welcomed and it was unanimously felt that the proposal for reserved matters: layout, scale, appearance and landscaping for phase 2.2 only should be approved.

 

 

Decision

 

Decision A: RESOLVED that, subject to a S106 Agreement to secure a deed of variation to amend the affordable housing provision, and conditions 1-7, 9-15 and 17 with amended conditions 1, 7 and 14 and informatives 1-21 on pages 40 to 55, the Reserved Matters of Layout, Scale, Appearance and Landscaping be GRANTED.

 

Decision B: RESOLVED that details pursuant to the S106 Agreement requirement in respect of a Play Space Specification and Play Space Management Plan for WA/2014/0912 (Schedule 4, Clause 1.1.1) in relation to Phase 2.2 only, be GRANTED.

 

Decision C: RESOLVED that, in the event that a deed of variation of the original agreement to amend the affordable housing provision is not completed within 6 months of the resolution to grant the reserved matters, that the Reserved Matters of Layout, Scale, Appearance and Landscaping be REFUSED.