Agenda and minutes

Joint Planning Committee
Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Note: Please note that there is limited capacity in the Public Gallery and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. An overflow room will be set up and the live webcast of the meeting can be viewed by visiting www.waverley.gov.uk/webcast. 

Items
No. Item

113.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 February 2019 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting which took place on 6 February 2019 were confirmed and signed.  

114.

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 13 February 2019.

Minutes:

There were apologies from Councillors Carole Cockburn, Peter Isherwood, John Gray, Val Henry, Simon Inchbald and John Ward. Councillors John Fraser and Patricia Ellis were in attendance as substitutes.

 

Councillor Stewart Stennett was a substituted for the Committee but as he arrived after the start of the meeting, he was allowed to speak but not vote.

 

Councillor Bob Upton attended the meeting to speak.

115.

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.

116.

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 5pm on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

117.

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 5pm on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Minutes:

There were no questions from Councillors.

118.

Performance Against Government Targets pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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 are attached. These were received by the Committee at its last meeting.

Minutes:

The performance was noted.

119.

APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION - WA/2018/1815 - Land Opposite Milford Golf Club, Station Lane, Milford, Surrey pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Proposal

 

Outline application for up to 200 dwellings (use class C3) including 30% (60) affordable dwellings with access to be determined, the provision of SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace) and associated infrastructure (as amended by revised documents submitted on the 11/12/2018, 01/02/2019, 08/01/2019, 17/01/2018 and 14/01/2019).

 

Recommendations

 

RECOMMENDATION A:

 

That, subject to the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement within 6 months of the date of the committee resolution to grant planning permission, to secure the provision of/contributions towards: 30% affordable housing and affordable housing mix, education infrastructure, SuDS management/maintenance, public open space and play space provision and maintenance, highways improvements, environmental improvements contribution, travel plan, car club, leisure and green space areas, environmental enhancements, waste and recycling facilities, and provision and maintenance of an on-site SANG; subject to conditions and informatives, outline permission be GRANTED.

 

RECOMMENDATION B:

 

That, if the requirements of Recommendation A are not met permission be REFUSED.

 

RECOMMENDATION C:

 

That, if formal planning decision in respect of recommendation A is issued on 01/03/2019 or thereafter, then the Head of Planning be authorised to charge CIL in accordance with the Council’s approved CIL Charging Schedule and revised Section 106 Infrastructure payments.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed development

Outline application for up to 200 dwellings (use class C3) including 30% (60) affordable dwellings with access to be determined, the provision of SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace) and associated infrastructure (as amended by revised documents submitted on the 11/12/2018, 01/02/2019, 08/01/2019, 17/01/2018 and 14/01/2019)  

 

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 additional consultee responses from Surrey County Council CIL Education Infrastructure and Natural England. There were also questions from Councillors and Witley Parish Council on SANG, CIL, flooding and the Local Plan which the Officers had answered before the meeting and included on the update. The update also detailed amendments to and additional conditions.     

 

Public speaking

 

In accordance with the Council’s arrangements for public participation at meetings, the following made representations in respect of the application, which were duly considered:

 

Tim House – Objector

Cllr Gillian McCalden – Witley Parish Council

Shaun Taylor - Applicant/Agent

 

Debate

 

Councillor Paul Follows began debate by asking a number of questions. He asked whether the development had factored in other new developments in the area such as Aarons Hill. He asked for clarification on SANGs and what was a car club for which was proposed as part of the scheme. Officers advised that other developments had been taken account in relation to highway concerns and the applicants were implementing a wide number of improvements to the road network in the near vicinity to aid traffic flow as well as road safety for pedestrians. The Car Club was a scheme which a number of new developments were now putting in place. It allowed residents to share a car for short term hire on a pay per trip basis. This allowed individuals affordable access to a vehicle without the need for ownership. On this development there would be 2 and for the first year paid by the developers. This was a relatively new concept so there were no figures to on take up within developments but there was one in Guildford that appeared to be performing well.

 

Cllr Michael Goodridge referred to the legal challenge where in March 2018 the Claimants sought permission to judicially review the Council’s decision to adopt the Local Plan Part 1 on six grounds relating to Milford Golf Course and a restrictive covenant which burdened it. On 19 June 2018 John Howell QC (sitting as Deputy High Court Judge) ordered that permission be refused as none of the grounds amounted to an arguable case. The Committee was advised that covenants were not a planning consideration and that was something that the developer would have to deal with themselves.

 

A number of Councillors raised concerns about pedestrian safety and officers advised that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 119.