Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

EASTERN Planning - Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 6.00 pm

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

162.

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 3 May 2022

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Gray and Townsend. 

 

Councillors Henry and Follows were present as substitutes respectively.

163.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 6 April 2022, which are published on the Council’s website.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the meeting held on 6 April 2022 were agreed to be an accurate record.

164.

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:

There were no declarations of interest in relation to items on the agenda.

165.

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 Tuesday 3 May 2022

 

Minutes:

There were no questions received from members of the public.

166.

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 Tuesday 3 May 2022

Minutes:

There were no questions received from Members.

167.

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:

The Committee noted that the Queen’s speech had included reference to a Planning Bill and further details would be brought to the Committee as they became known.

168.

APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

Requests for site visits should be submitted within five working days after the publication of the agenda.  Site visits will be held on the Friday prior to the meeting at 10am or 2pm.

 

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.

 

169.

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that both items listed on the agenda would be subject to public speaking.

170.

A1 - WA/2021/02002 - Land at Windacres Farm pdf icon PDF 891 KB

Outline application with some matters reserved for erection of 37 dwellings with access and layout.

 

Recommendation A

 

That planning permission is GRANTED   subject to conditions 1-30 and informatives 1-8 and a legal agreement to secure provision of affordable housing, sustainable transport measures, bridleway improvements and management and maintenance of SUDs, open space and play space.

 

Recommendation B

 

That, if the necessary legal agreement is not signed within three months of the committee meeting, planning permission be REFUSED.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposal would conflict with the Council’s Spatial Strategy and represent disproportionate development in countryside beyond the green belt which would be excessive in scale compared to the modest level of development to meet local needs identified as suitable for this location. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy SP2 and ALH1 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018. 

 

2.    The proposal would be detrimental to the special character and beauty of the Area of Great Landscape Value and would harm the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside. The proposal would also be detrimental to the rural character of the locality by reason of the urban backland formation conflicting with the linear character of development in Cox Green and Rudgwick. The development would also result in less than substantial harm to the significance of the Grade I Listed Holy Trinity Church and Grade II Listed Dukes Farm House, as well as harm to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. These harms would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the scheme, and would be contrary to Policies RE1, RE3 and TD1 of the Local Plan Part 1 (2018), retained polices D1 and D4 HE3 and HE8 of the Local Plan 2002, the provisions of the emerging Ewhurst and Ellens Green Neighbourhood Plan and guidance contained in the National Planning Policy Framework*.

 

3.    In the absence of a completed legal agreement, the development would fail to make satisfactory provision for affordable housing, the maintenance of play space, the maintenance of the Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS), the maintenance of open space, the provision and monitoring of a travel plan and the provision of a new public bridleway. The proposal would thereby be contrary to Policies ICS1, AHN1, LRC1 and ST1 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018 and Paragraph 169 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2021.

 

*relevant paragraphs will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Outline application with some matters reserved for erection of 37 dwellings with access and layout.

 

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:

 

Michael Ellis and Paul Kornysky – Objectors

Harry Groucott – in support

Cllr Nigel Clowes – Ewhurst Parish Council

 

Following the debate, the Committee voted against the officers recommendation, 2 for, 11 against and 2 abstentions.

 

Councillor Deanus proposed a motion to refuse the application, which was seconded by Councillor Follows.

 

The Committee voted in favour of refusal, 12 for, 1 against and 2 abstentions.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1.       The proposal would conflict with the Council’s Spatial Strategy and represent disproportionate development in countryside beyond the green belt which would be excessive in scale compared to the modest level of development to meet local needs identified as suitable for this location. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policies SP2 and ALH1 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018.

 

2.       The proposal would be detrimental to the special character and beauty of the Area of Great Landscape Value and would harm the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside. The proposal would also be detrimental to the rural character of the locality by reason of the urban backland formation conflicting with the linear character of development in Cox Green and Rudgwick. The development would also result in less than substantial harm to the significance of the Grade I Listed Holy Trinity Church and Grade II Listed Dukes Farm House, as well as harm to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. These harms would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the scheme, and would be contrary to Policies RE1, RE3, HA1 and TD1 of the Local Plan Part 1 (2018), retained polices D1, D4, HE3 and HE8 of the Local Plan 2002, the provisions of the emerging Ewhurst and Ellens Green Neighbourhood Plan and policy contained in the NPPF in particular paragraphs 124, 130 and 174.

 

3.       In the absence of a completed legal agreement, the development would fail to make satisfactory provision for affordable housing, the maintenance of play space, the maintenance of the Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS), the maintenance of open space, the provision and monitoring of a travel plan and the provision of a new public bridleway. The proposal would thereby be contrary to Policies ICS1, AHN1, LRC1 and ST1 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018 and Paragraph 169 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2021.

 

The Chairman adjourned the meeting for a short break at 7.52pm

 

The meeting resumed at 7.59pm

 

171.

B1 - WA/2022/00136 - Land at Great Tangley Barns pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Alterations to barn to create 2 x dwellinghouses and erection of double garage and a studio outbuilding following the demolition of existing stables

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1-7 and informatives 1-3, permission be GRANTED

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the committee report and update sheet; with the addition of an informative relating to the prompt repair of the bridleway following construction.

 

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Alterations to barn to create 2 x dwellinghouses and erection of double garage and a studio outbuilding following the demolition of existing stables

 

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:

 

Mr Davies – Objector

Geoff Douglass – in support

Lisa Davison – Wonersh Parish Council

 

Following the debate, the Committee voted in favour of approval, 10 for, 0 against and 5 abstentions.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to

     I.        the conditions and informatives as set out in the committee report and update sheet;

    II.        the amendment of condition 6 (e) to include before and after construction condition surveys of the highway and bridleway and a commitment to fund the repair of any damage caused; and

  III.        the addition of an informative relating to the prompt repair of the bridleway following construction.