Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Committee (Western)
Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 7.15 pm

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

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item



To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2018 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).


The minutes of the meeting which took place on 26 September 2018 were confirmed and signed.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


There were apologies for absence from Councillors John Fraser, Stephen Hill, Mike Hodge, Julia Potts and John Ward.


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.


All Farnham Town Councillors declared a non-pecuniary interest in the application.


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.


There were none.



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



There were none.


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.


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


Performance Against Government Targets pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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.


The Committee noted the performance report.


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.


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


B1 - WA/2018/1396 - New Horizon, 1 Pine Grove, Lower Bourne GU10 3RG pdf icon PDF 473 KB


Erection of extensions and alterations (as amplified by plans received 24/10/2018)




That, subject to conditions 1-4 and informative 1, permission be GRANTED



Erection of extensions and alterations (as amplified by plans received 24/10/2018)



RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED (against the officer recommendation). The reason is noted below:


The proposed development by reason of its scale, bulk and mass would result in an unduly prominent appearance and would detract from the character and the appearance of the surrounding area, in conflict with Policy TD1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan (Part 1) 2018, Policies FNP1, FNP8 and FNP14 of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan 2017, retained Policies D1 and D4 of the Waverley Local Plan 2002, paragraphs 122, 127 and 130 of the NPPF 2018.