Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Committee (Eastern)
Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Amy McNulty  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

90.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 January 2019 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 January 2019 were confirmed and signed.

91.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Val Henry.

92.

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:

Cllr Kevin Deanus declared a non-pecuniary interest in item B1, Land at Byway Cottage, as he is Chairman of the Alfold Sports & Social Club which is based at the Recreation Ground that backs on the application site.

 

The Club had no view on this planning application, and had not made any representations to Waverley on it. Therefore he did not feel that this interest hah sufficient weight to prevent him from taking part in the decision-making on the planning application in his capacity as Ward Councillor and member of the Eastern Area Planning Committee.

93.

Questions by Members of the Public

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 5pm on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

Minutes:

There were none.

94.

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 6 February 2019.

Minutes:

There were none.

95.

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.

96.

Performance Against Government Targets pdf icon PDF 60 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 will be included with the Update Sheet.

Minutes:

The Committee heard that the Council continued to perform well in relation to the speed and quality of decision-making.

97.

Applications for Planning Permission

Background Papers

 

Background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 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.

97.1

Item B1, WA/2018/1220 - Land Adjacent To Byway Cottage, Dunsfold Road, Alfold pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal

 

Erection of 2 dwellings and associated works.

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1 – 8 and informatives 1 – 4, permission be GRANTED.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of 2 dwellings and associated works.

 

Decision

 

RESOLVED that permission be REFUSED for the following reason.

 

1. Reason

The proposed development, by reason of the shape and size of the plots and siting of the dwellings in close proximity to the road, would result in a cramped and contrived development that would be harmful to the visual amenities of the streetscene and the character of the area, contrary to Policy TD1 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018 and retained Policies D1 and D4 of the Local Plan 2002.