Agenda and draft minutes

Area Planning Committee (Eastern)
Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Amy McNulty  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

To confirm the appointment of Cllr Richard Cole as Chairman of the Eastern Area Planning Committee for the Council year 2019/20.

Minutes:

Cllr Richard Cole was confirmed as Chairman of the Eastern Area Planning Committee for the 2019/20 Council year.

2.

Appointment of Vice Chairman

To confirm the appointment of Cllr David Else as Vice Chairman of the Eastern Area Planning Committee for the Council year 2019/20.

Minutes:

Cllr David Else was confirmed as Vice Chairman of the Eastern Area Planning Committee for the 2019/20 Council year.

3.

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 10 April 2019 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 10 April 2019 were confirmed and signed.

4.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Richard Cole and Michael Goodridge.

5.

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 agenda item A1 as he was Chairman of the Alfold Sports & Social Club which is based at the Recreation Ground that backs on the application site.

 

The Club has no view on this planning application, and has not made any representations to Waverley on it. Therefore he did not feel that this interest had 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.

6.

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 3 July 2019.

Minutes:

There were none.

7.

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 3 July 2019.

Minutes:

There were none.

8.

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 none.

9.

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.

10.

Item A1, WA/2019/0575 - Land at Plot 1, Adjacent Byway Cottage, Dunsfold Road, Alfold pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal

 

Erection of a dwelling and associated works (revision of WA/2018/1220 as amended by plans received 04/06/2019 and 11/06/2019).

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1 – 10 and informatives 1 – 10, permission be GRANTED.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of a dwelling and associated works (revision of WA/2018/1220 as amended by plans received 04/06/2019 and 11/06/2019).

 

Decision

 

RESOLVED that permission be REFUSED for the following reason.

 

The proposed development, by reason of the shape and size of the plot and siting of the dwelling 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.

 

Cllr Ruth Reed requested that her vote in favour of the officer’s recommendation to grant permission and against the resolution to refuse permission be recorded in the minutes.

 

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:

 

Penni Mayne – Alfold Parish Council

11.

Item B1, WA/2019/0677 - Land at Queensway, Cranleigh pdf icon PDF 454 KB

Proposal

 

Application under Section 73A to Vary Condition 5 of WA/2018/1555 regarding the provision of 2 electric vehicle charging points.

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1 – 5 and informative 1, permission be GRANTED.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Application under Section 73A to Vary Condition 5 of WA/2018/1555 regarding the provision of 2 electric vehicle charging points.

 

Decision

 

RESOLVED that the application be DEFERRED to enable the applicant to provide more information.