Agenda, decisions and minutes

EASTERN Planning - Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Georgina Hall  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

39.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive any apologies for absence and substitutions.

 

Where a Member of the Committee is unable to attend a substitute Member may attend, speak and vote in their place at that meeting.

 

Members are advised that in order for a substitute to be arranged a Member must give four (4) clear working days notice of their apologies.

 

For this meeting the latest date apologies can be given for a substitute to be arranged is Wednesday 1 September 2021.

 

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Steve Cosser, Councillor David Else, Councillor Trevor Sadler and Councillor John Gray.  Councillor Val Henry, Councillor Mary Foryszewski and Councillor Richard Seaborne acted as substitutes.  Apologies were also received from Councillor Joan Heagin.  Councillor Christine Baker acted as her substitute.

40.

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:

Councillor Seaborne declared an interest in A1.  Councillor Ellis declared a non-pecuniary interest in B1 as she is Chairman of Rowleys but was not predetermined in this matter.  Councillor Val Henry declared a non-pecuniary interest in A2 and Councillor Val Henry declared a non-pecuniary interest in A1.

41.

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 submission of questions is 5pm on Wednesday 1 September 2021.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions relating to items on the agenda.

42.

QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS

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

 

The deadline for submission of questions is 5pm on Wednesday 1 September 2021.

Minutes:

There were no questions relating to items on the agenda.

43.

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 updates.

44.

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.

 

45.

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

46.

A1 - WA/2020/1861 - SLADES FARM, THORNCOMBE STREET, BRAMLEY pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Proposal

 

Change of use from agricultural land to glamping site; change of use and alterations to barn to provide ancillary kitchen and toilet / shower facilities (as amplified by Transport Statement received 17/12/2020) at Slades Farm, Thorncombe Street, Bramley.

 

Decision

 

That planning permission be GRANTED, subject to conditions 1-10 and informatives 1-4.

Decision:

Permission was GRANTED subject to conditions 1-10 (as set out in the agenda) as well as an extra condition, 11, that the applicant provides details about the treatment of waste material from the site.  Plus informatives 1-4 set out in the agenda and an extra informative, 5, that large parties are not allowed to block book the site.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Change of use from agricultural land to glamping site, change of use and alterations to barn to provide ancillary kitchen and toilet / shower facilities (as amplified by Transport Statement received 17/12/2020)

 

The report was considered by the Committee.

 

Public Speaking

 

In accordance with the Council’s public speaking scheme, the following made representations which were duly considered:

 

Richard Tuck – objector

Janet Long – in support

Ward Councillor Richard Seaborne

 

The Committee considered the application and voted 8 for, 2 against and 1 abstention, so the officer recommendation was carried.

 

Decision

 

Permission was GRANTED subject to conditions 1-10 (as set out in the agenda) as well as an extra condition, 11, that the applicant provides details about the treatment of waste material from the site.  Plus informatives 1-4 set out in the agenda and an extra informative, 5, that large parties are not allowed to block book the site.

47.

A2 - WA/2020/1685 - BARN, YARD FARM STABLES, NORTH BREACHE LANE, EWHURST pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Proposal

 

Change of use from agricultural barn to light industrial (use class E) and storage and distribution.

 

Recommendation

 

That permission be GRANTED, subject to conditions 1-8 and informatives 1-10.

Decision:

Permission was REFUSED for the following reason:

 

By reason of increased activity and the nature of the proposed use it would result in an unacceptable impact on the character of the AGLV and would have failed to preserve the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside and would harm amenities of neighbours by reason of increased noise and disturbance contrary to policies RE1 and RE3.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Change of use from agricultural barn to light industrial (use class E) and storage and distribution.

 

The report was considered by the Committee.

 

Public Speaking

 

In accordance with the Council’s public speaking scheme, the following made representations which were duly considered:

 

Alison Tappin – objector

Lawrence Simmons – In support (on behalf of the applicant)

Joanna Cadman – Ewhurst Parish Council representative

 

The proposal was lost by 2 for, 7 against and three abstentions. 

 

An alternative recommendation to refuse the item was proposed by Councillor Deanus and seconded by Councillor Townsend.  It was carried by 11 for and 2 against.

 

Decision

 

Permission was REFUSED for the following reason:

 

By reason of increased activity and the nature of the proposed use it would result in an unacceptable impact on the character of the AGLV and would have failed to preserve the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside and would harm amenities of neighbours by reason of increased noise and disturbance contrary to policies RE1 and RE3.

 

 

48.

APPLICATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

48.1

B1 - WA/2021/0023 - EXETER HOUSE, ROWLAND ROAD, CRANLEIGH, GU6 8SA pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Proposal

 

Change of use from office (Use Class B1a) to 5 dwellings (Use Class C) with erection of extension (revision of WA/2020/1435).

 

Recommendation

 

That permission be GRANTED, subject to conditions 1-9 and informatives 1-6.

Decision:

That the application be DEFERRED to seek clarification on the matters of access to the parking, number of parking spaces provided, access to York House, storage and presentation of refuge, location and position of electric vehicle charging points and access by emergency services

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Change of use from office (Use Class B1a) to 5 dwellings (Use Class C) with erection of extension (revision of WA/2020/1435)

 

The Committee considered the application and voted unanimously for deferral.

 

Decision

 

That the application be DEFERRED to seek clarification on the matters of access to the parking, number of parking spaces provided, access to York House, storage and presentation of refuge, location and position of electric vehicle charging points and access by emergency services

49.

B2 - WA/2021/01674 - 41 OCKFORD RIDGE, GODALMING, GU7 2NR pdf icon PDF 572 KB

Proposal

 

Erection of a single storey rear extension.

 

Recommendation

 

That permission be GRANTED, subject to conditions 1-2 and 1 informative.

Decision:

That permission be GRANTED, subject to conditions 1-2 and 1 informative

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of a single storey rear extension

 

The Committee considered the application and voted unanimously in favour of the officer recommendation.

 

Decision

 

That permission be GRANTED, subject to conditions 1-2 and 1 informative

50.

B3 - WA/2021/01523 - 22 MARY VALE, GODALMING, GU7 1SW pdf icon PDF 650 KB

Proposal

 

Erection of extension and alterations to elevations and fenestration

 

Recommendation

 

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

Decision:

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

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of extension and alterations to elevations and fenestration

 

The Committee considered the application and voted unanimously in favour of the officer recommendation.

 

Decision

 

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

51.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:

           

Recommendation

           

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified at the meeting in the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

52.

LEGAL ADVICE

To consider any legal advice relating to any applications in the agenda