Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Committee (Southern) - Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

15.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 9th July 2019 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2019 were confirmed and signed.

16.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were apologies for absence from Councillors Simon Dear and Anna James.

17.

Disclosure 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 interests in relation to items on the agenda.

18.

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:

There were none.

19.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

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

 

Minutes:

There were none.

20.

Any Relevant Updates to Government Guidance or Legislation Since the Last Meeting

Officers to update the Committee on any changes to the planning environment of which they should be aware when making decisions.

Minutes:

There had been no relevant updates to Government Guidance or Legislation since the last meeting.

21.

Performance Against Government Targets

Planning Performance and the Government target on quality on planning decision making will now be a standard item on the Area 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.

Minutes:

An update on performance against Government targets would be reported to the next Joint Planning Committee meeting.

22.

Applications for Planning Permission

Background Papers

 

Background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to reports are listed under the “Representations” heading for each planning application presented, or may be individually identified under a heading “Background Papers”.

 

The implications for crime, disorder and community safety have been appraised in the following applications but it is not considered that any consideration of that type arises unless it is specifically referred to in a particular report.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications for planning permission be determined as set out below.

23.

A1 - WA/2019/0689 - Green Farm. Green Lane, Churt, GU10 2LT pdf icon PDF 267 KB

Proposal

 

The application proposes:

  • The erection of 2 polytunnels which would be ‘size B’: 3.1m (H), 6m (W) and 22m (L) to be used for a small-scale cut flower enterprise, producing seasonal flowers and foliage to supply a number of local florists and a wholesaler serving the London area.
  • An element of education, offering a limited number of small local groups practical on-site learning experiences.

 

The polytunnels are sought to protect the high value flowers from weather conditions.

 

The proposal does not seek permission for any other buildings or hardstanding. The business would employ two full-time employees and occasional seasonal staff at peak times in the year.

 

It is anticipated that orders would be collected from the site twice or three times a week via home delivery vans, in early evening or first thing in the morning. The delivery of compost to the site would take place twice, or three times a year.

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1-6 and Informatives 1-7, permission be GRANTED

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of polytunnels.

 

Public Speaking

 

In accordance with the Council’s arrangements for public participation at planning meetings, the following made representations in respect of this application and the two following related applications (WA/2019/0690 and WA/2019/0691) considered by the committee. The speakers were invited to speak for up to 12 minutes each (3 x 4 minutes).

 

John Cornell – Object

Jenny Hargrave (Applicant) - Support

 

Decision

 

Planning permission REFUSED.

 

Reason

The proposed polytunnels by reason of their design would be detrimental to the landscape character of the AONB and AGLV contrary to Policies RE3 and TD1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2018 (Part 1), retained Policies D1 and D4 of the Local Plan 2002 and Paragraph 172 of the NPPF 2019.

24.

A2 - WA/2019/0690 - Green Farm. Green Lane, Churt, GU10 2LT pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Proposal

 

The application proposes:

  • The erection of 2 polytunnels which would be ‘size A’: 3.1m (H), 6.5m (W) and 27.5m (L) to be used for a small-scale cut flower enterprise, producing seasonal flowers and foliage to supply a number of local florists and a wholesaler serving the London area.
  • An element of education, offering a limited number of small local groups practical on-site learning experiences.

 

The polytunnels are sought to protect the high value flowers from weather conditions.

 

The proposal does not seek permission for any other buildings or hardstanding. The business would employ two full-time employees and occasional seasonal staff at peak times in the year.

 

It is anticipated that orders would be collected from the site twice or three times a week via home delivery vans, in early evening or first thing in the morning. The delivery of compost to the site would take place twice, or three times a year.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1-6 and Informatives 1-7, permission be GRANTED

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of polytunnels.

 

Public Speaking

 

John Cornell – Object

Jenny Hargrave (Applicant) - Support

 

Decision

 

Planning permission REFUSED.

 

Reason

The proposed polytunnels by reason of their design would be detrimental to the landscape character of the AONB and AGLV contrary to Policies RE3 and TD1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2018 (Part 1), retained Policies D1 and D4 of the Local Plan 2002 and Paragraph 172 of the NPPF 2019.

 

25.

A3 - WA/2019/0691 - Green Farm. Green Lane, Churt, GU10 2LT pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Proposal

 

The application proposes:

  • The erection of 2 polytunnels which would be ‘size A’: 3.1m (H), 6.5m (W) and 27.5m (L) to be used for a small-scale cut flower enterprise, producing seasonal flowers and foliage to supply a number of local florists and a wholesaler serving the London area.
  • An element of education, offering a limited number of small local groups practical on-site learning experiences.

 

The polytunnels are sought to protect the high value flowers from weather conditions.

 

The proposal does not seek permission for any other buildings or hardstanding. The business would employ two full-time employees and occasional seasonal staff at peak times in the year.

 

It is anticipated that orders would be collected from the site twice or three times a week via home delivery vans, in early evening or first thing in the morning. The delivery of compost to the site would take place twice, or three times a year.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1-6 and Informatives 1-7, permission be GRANTED

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of polytunnels.

 

Public Speaking

 

John Cornell – Object

Jenny Hargrave (Applicant) - Support

 

Decision

 

Planning permission REFUSED.

 

Reason

The proposed polytunnels by reason of their design would be detrimental to the landscape character of the AONB and AGLV contrary to Policies RE3 and TD1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2018 (Part 1), retained Policies D1 and D4 of the Local Plan 2002 and Paragraph 172 of the NPPF 2019.