Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Area Planning Committee (Western) - Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 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 21 January 2020  (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).


The minutes of the meeting of 21 January 202 were confirmed and signed.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


There were apologies received from Coulliors Graham Hesse, Michaela Gray and Sally Dickson.


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.


Cllr David Beaman declared non-pecuniary interest in relation to planning application WA/2019/1706, as he was a member of the Farnham Society, but had resigned from the Society’s planning committee some time ago and had taken no part in any discussions on the application. He was also a member of Farnham Town Council’s planning working group, and although he had no recollection of discussing this application, he had decided to withdraw from the meeting to avoid any perception of bias or predetermination.


Councillor Neale, as Leader of Farnham Town Council, declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application WA/2019/1706, as the Town Council had objected to the planning application. However, he had not predetermined the application and would remain for debate.


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.

Cllr David Beaman withdrew from the meeting in line with the declaration of interests made, and Cllr Robini took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.


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.


A1 - WA/2019/1706 - Springfield, 30 Frensham Vale, Lower Bourne GU10 3HT pdf icon PDF 1 MB



The application is for the provision of a four bedroom dwelling to the north west of the existing dwelling on the site. This would be accessed via an existing driveway that leads directly from Frensham Vale Road. Much of the dwelling has eaves at single storey level, however, there are two gables on the front and rear elevation to enable the provision of habitable accommodation at first floor level.


It is proposed that the dwelling be finished in timber cladding with a slate roof.


The development would include the provision of two car parking spaces and a garden shed including cycling storage.




That subject to conditions 1-12 and informatives 1-8 permission be GRANTED.

Additional documents:



Erection of dwelling with associated drive and parking (revision of WA/2018/1932)



RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED. Full reasons to be detailed in the decision notice.



Erection of dwelling with associated drive and parking (revision of WA/2018/1932)


Public speaking


In accordance with the Council’s arrangements for public speaking at planning committee meetings, the following made representations which were duly considered:


David Johnston – Objector

Andy Johnson - Supporter




RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED.


Reason: It has not been sufficiently demonstrated that safe access and egress to and from the site can be achieved during flood conditions. Therefore this proposal conflicts with CC1 and CC4 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018 and paragraph 108(b) and 163 of the NPPF 2019.