Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Committee (Western)
Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 8.00 pm

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

Contact: Ema Dearsley  Democratic Services Officer

Note: TWO ITEMS HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN BY OFFICERS FROM THIS MEETING - CORNER COTTAGE, MENIN WAY AND 38 BROOKLANDS. THERE WILL BE NO CONSIDERATION OF THESE ITEMS OR PUBLIC SPEAKING. 

Items
No. Item

62.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2018 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of 28th February 2018 were confirmed and signed.

63.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were apologies for absence from Councillors Stephen Hill and Pat Frost.

64.

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:

All Farnham Town Councillors declared a non-pecuniary interest in the applications on the agenda.

65.

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

66.

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.

Minutes:

Performance against Government targets was noted.

67.

Applications for Planning Permission pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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.

67.1

A1 - WA/2018/0090 - Corner Cottage, Menin Way, Farnham GU9 8DY - APPLICATION WITHDRAWN FROM THIS MEETING pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Proposal

 

Erection of 3 dwellings along with new access from Tilford Road following demolition of existing dwelling (as amended by plans received 27/03/2018).

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1 – 13 and informatives 1 - 3, permission be GRANTED.

Minutes:

Item withdrawn from the agenda.

 

A new ruling had been made by the European Court of Justice which could have implications for the way the Council approached the impact of proposed developments on the Thames Basin Heaths SPA through its Avoidance Strategy.  The item was therefore withdrawn from the Western Committee Agenda to enable Officers to investigate the implications of this judgement and ensure that the recommendations were sound in light of this judgement

67.2

A2 - WA/2018/0152 - 38 Brooklands Road, Farnham GU9 9BS - APPLICATION WITHDRAWN FROM THIS MEETING pdf icon PDF 826 KB

Proposal

 

Erection of 2 dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling, outbuildings and garage (as amended by drawings received 16/04/2018 and amplified by plans received 19/04/2018).

 

Recommendations

 

RECOMMENDATION A:

That, subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 Agreement within 6 months of the committee meeting, permission be GRANTED

 

 

RECOMMENDATION B:

That, in the event that a Section 106 Agreement is not completed within 6 months of the date of committee, permission be refused.

 

 

 

Minutes:

Item withdrawn from the agenda.

 

A new ruling had been made by the European Court of Justice which could have implications for the way the Council approached the impact of proposed developments on the Thames Basin Heaths SPA through its Avoidance Strategy.  The item was therefore withdrawn from the Western Committee Agenda to enable Officers to investigate the implications of this judgement and ensure that the recommendations were sound in light of this judgement

68.

A3 - WA/2018/0237 - Land To The North Of 25 Three Stiles Road, Farnham GU9 7DE pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Proposal

 

Erection of a storage building.

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1 – 3 and informatives 1 – 2, permission be GRANTED.

Minutes:

Proposal

Erection of a storage building

 

Decision

Resolved that subject to conditions 1-3 (condition 3 to be amended to remove permitted development rights), permission be APPROVED.

 

[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:

 

Mrs Bell  – Objector

Mark Leadale - Supporter]

 

 

68.1

A4 - WA/2018/0222 - Land North Of Property Known As Brodick Farmhouse Centred Coordinates 484838 148247, Lower Hale, Farnham pdf icon PDF 752 KB

Proposal

 

Change of use of land to allow the siting of 2 no. food preparation units for a temporary period.

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1 - 3, permission be GRANTED.

Minutes:

Proposal

Change of use of land to allow the siting of 2 no. food preparation units for a temporary period

 

Decision

Resolved that the application be APPROVED subject to conditions 1-3 as amended noting in particular that it be for a temporary period of 6 weeks only.

 

[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:

 

Chris Turner  – Objector]