Agenda, decisions and minutes

EASTERN Planning - Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Georgina Hall  Democratic Services Officer

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53.

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 Tuesday 21 September 2021.

 

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Michael Goodridge who was substituted by Councillor Richard Seaborne.  Apologies were also received by Councillor Martin D’Arcy who was substituted by Councillor Steve Williams.  Further apologies were received from Councillor Paul Rivers.

54.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

To agree the minutes of the meetings held on 25 August 2021 and 8 September 2021, which are published on the Council’s website.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 25 August 2021 and 8 September 2021, published on the Council’s website, were agreed to be an accurate record.

55.

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 Gale declared a non-pecuniary interest in WA/2019/1095 and S52/2021/01396 because she was a parish Councillor in Milford at the time the application was first discussed.

 

Councillor Gray declared a non-pecuniary interest in WA/2021/01450 as he was a member of Dunsfold Parish Council and a member of the Dunsfold Park Management Board.

 

Councillor Williams declared a non-pecuniary interest in WA/2021/01450 because he was a member of the Dunsfold Park Management Board and WA/2020/2123 because it had been discussed at Godalming Town Council and he was part of the discussion.

 

Councillor Townsend declared a non-pecuniary interest in WA/2020/01450 as she was Portfolio Holder for Dunsfold Park and had been involved in some discussions about the application.

 

Councillor Heagin declared a non-pecuniary interest in WA/2020/2123 as she was a member of Godalming Town Council and had been party to discussions about the application.

 

Councillor Ellis declared a non-pecuniary interest in 2021/01450 as a member of the Dunsfold Working Party.

 

Councillor Cosser declared a non-pecuniary interest in WA/2020/2123 as a member of Godalming Town Council.

 

None of the above councillors felt they were predetermined about the applications.

 

56.

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 Tuesday 21 September 2021.

 

Minutes:

There were a number of broad questions from Mr Cross.  He addressed the Committee on procedural matters around how Waverley ensured compliance with planning conditions and how a resident would know who was responsible for repairing damage.   The Planning Area Team Leader replied that there was a team of staff responsible for ensuring compliance with conditions.  The questions were not material considerations specific to the items on the evening’s agenda.

57.

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 Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Minutes:

There were no questions relating to items on the agenda.

58.

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.

59.

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.

 

60.

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

61.

A1 - WA/2021/01450 - DUNSFOLD PARK, STOVOLDS HILL, CRANLEIGH, GU6 8TB pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Proposal

 

Application under Section 73A to vary condition 9 of WA/2018/0172, condition 9 states that the development is granted for a temporary period, expiring on 30th April, to allow temporary use (of part of perimeter track and runway for driving experience days) until 30th April 2024.

 

Recommendation

 

That permission be GRANTED, subject to conditions 1-11 and informatives 1-6.

Decision:

That the application be DEFERRED to seek the submission of a noise management plan to include detail on the method of noise monitoring including the position of equipment, and a communication strategy to include a means to respond to complaints and how residents would be informed about activities at Dunsfold Park.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Application under Section 73A to vary condition 9 of WA/2018/0172, condition 9 states that the development is granted for a temporary period, expiring on 30th April, to allow temporary use (of part of perimeter track and runway for driving experience days) until 30th April 2024.

 

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:

 

Tom Gordon – objector

Jamie McAllister – in support

 

The Committee considered the application and voted by 9 to 3 with 1 abstention for deferral.

 

Decision

 

That the application be DEFERRED to seek the submission of a noise management plan to include detail on the method of noise monitoring including the position of equipment, and a communication strategy to include a means to respond to complaints and how residents would be informed about activities at Dunsfold Park.

62.

A2 - WA/2019/1095 - LAND OPPOSITE MILFORD GOLF CLUB, STATION LANE, MILFORD pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal

 

Approval of reserved matters, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline permission granted under WA/2018/1815 for the erection of 190 dwellings (including 57 affordable) with provision of SANG (amended description) (as amended by plans and documents received 24/05/2021, 04/08/2021, 10/08/2021 and 25/08/2021).

 

Recommendation

 

That subject to there being no objection raised by the Environment Agency in respect of conditions 4 and 5 of WA/2018/1815, the Reserved Matters of Layout, Scale, Appearance and Landscaping be APPROVED, subject to conditions 1-11 and informatives 1-14.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The application was DEFERRED because the agenda report referred to the proposed affordable housing tenure mix under S52/2021/01396, which had been refused; and to await receipt of the outstanding Environment Agency consultation response.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Approval of reserved matters, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline permission granted under WA/2018/1815 for the erection of 190 dwellings (including 57 affordable) with provision of SANG (amended description), (as amended by plans and documents received 24/05/2021, 04/08/2021, 10/08/2021 and 25/08/2021).

 

Decision

 

The application was DEFERRED because the agenda report referred to the proposed affordable housing tenure mix under S52/2021/01396, which had been refused; and to await receipt of the outstanding Environment Agency consultation response.

63.

A3 - S52/2021/01396 - LAND OPPOSITE MILFORD GOLF CLUB, STATION LANE, MILFORD pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Proposal

 

Request to modify a Section 106 legal agreement (WA/2018/1815) to amend affordable housing and to amend definition of affordable rented units (as amended by email received 05/08/2021)

 

Recommendation

 

That the terms of the Section 106 legal agreement made in relation to planning application WA/2018/1815 and dated 27 February 2021 be modified as set out in the proposal.  Plus one informative.

Decision:

Permission REFUSED because the tenure and mix of housing proposed would conflict with the Development Plan and Neighbourhood Plan, and the Committee felt there was insufficient reason to deviate from it.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Request to modify a Section 106 legal agreement (WA/2018/1815) to amend affordable housing and to amend definition of affordable rented units (as amended by email received 05/08/2021).

 

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:

 

Kathy Smyth – objector

Shaun Taylor – in support

Gillian McCalden – Witley Parish Council

Councillor Baker – Ward Councillor

 

The proposal was lost as none of the Committee voted for it.

 

An alternative recommendation to refuse the item was proposed by Councillor Townsend and seconded by Councillor Gale.  It was carried by a unanimous 13 votes for.

 

Decision

 

Permission REFUSED because the tenure and mix of housing proposed would conflict with the Development Plan and Neighbourhood Plan, and the Committee felt there was insufficient reason to deviate from it.

64.

A4 - WA/2020/2123 - MOLE COUNTRY STORES, BRIGHTON ROAD, GODALMING, GU7 1NS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal

 

Erection of 2 buildings and alterations to existing Listed Building to provide 52 assisted living units (use class C2) with associated communal facilities, landscaping, amenity space and parking following demolition of existing warehouse building (as amplified by Transport Statement received 24/02/2021, Ecology Reports received 31/03/2021 and updated bat survey received 24/05/2021 and as amplified by plans and documents received 22/04/2021 and 13/09/2021)

 

Recommendation

 

That permission be GRANTED, subject to conditions 1-30 and informatives 1-19

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

A.    Permission was GRANTED, subject to the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement within 6 months of the committee resolution to grant planning permission to secure financial contributions towards traffic signal improvement works; financial contributions towards improvements at Holloway Hill Recreation Ground; details of occupancy and use class restrictions; and subject to conditions 1-30 (c.30 amended as per update sheet) and informatives 1-19.  Condition 10 would be modified to state that the survey method would need to be submitted and agreed prior to the survey work in relation to badgers being out.  Condition 7 would be amended to add wording to allow for extra cables to be laid to enable an increase in the number of electric vehicle charging points being provided in the future.  The maintenance of the green wall would be secured via the S106 agreement.  An informative would be added in relation to Condition 8 with regard to parking of vehicles of site personnel, operatives and visitors on the surrounding roads of the site.  An informative would be added in relation to Condition 7 referring to badger survey guidance.  Informative 9 would be amended to refer to the setting up of a liaison group and communication with Members.

 

B.    In the event that the requirements of Resolution A are not met, permission is Refused.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of 2 buildings and alterations to existing Listed Building to provide 52 assisted living units (use class C2) with associated communal facilities, landscaping, amenity space and parking following demolition of existing warehouse building (as amplified by Transport Statement received 24/02/2021, Ecology Reports received 31/03/2021 and updated bat survey received 24?05/2021 and as amplified by plans and documents received 22/04/2021 and 13/09/2021).

 

The report was considered by the Committee.

 

Public Speaking

 

Tom Dunster – objector

Honor Barratt – in support

Councillor Paul Follows – Ward Councillor

 

The Committee considered the application and voted 10 for and 1 against with two abstentions, so the officer recommendation was carried.

 

Decision

 

A.    Permission was GRANTED, subject to the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement within 6 months of the committee resolution to grant planning permission to secure financial contributions towards traffic signal improvement works; financial contributions towards improvements at Holloway Hill Recreation Ground; details of occupancy and use class restrictions; and subject to conditions 1-30 (c.30 amended as per update sheet) and informatives 1-19.  Condition 10 would be modified to state that the survey method would need to be submitted and agreed prior to the survey work in relation to badgers being out.  Condition 7 would be amended to add wording to allow for extra cables to be laid to enable an increase in the number of electric vehicle charging points being provided in the future.  The maintenance of the green wall would be secured via the S106 agreement.  An informative would be added in relation to Condition 8 with regard to parking of vehicles of site personnel, operatives and visitors on the surrounding roads of the site.  An informative would be added in relation to Condition 7 referring to badger survey guidance.  Informative 9 would be amended to refer to the setting up of a liaison group and communication with Members.

 

B.    In the event that the requirements of Resolution A are not met, permission is Refused.