Agenda, decisions and minutes

EASTERN Planning - Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: ZOOM MEETING - VITUAL MEETING

Contact: Georgina Hall  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

128.

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 17February 2021.

 

Minutes:

There were apologies for absence from Councillor David Else and from Councillor Trevor Sadler who was substituted by Councillor Richard Seaborne. 

129.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2021, which are published on the Council’s website.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting on 27 January 2021 were agreed to be an accurate record and would be signed by the Chairman when the Covid-19 pandemic had abated.

130.

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:

Councillors Paul Follows and Joan Heagin delared a non pecuniary interest in relation to item A1 because of being members of Godalming Town Council which were a consultee regarding this application and which had objected to the application.

 

Councillor Richard Cole declared a non pecuniary interest in relation to item A2 because of having formerly been a member of Cranleigh Parish Council.  Councillor Cole declared his intention of withdrawing from the meeting when this item was discussed.  As the Vice Chairman had given his apologies, members had to nominate a member of the committee to act as Chairman when item A2 was heard.  Councillor John Gray nominated Councillor Michael Goodridge and was seconded by Councillor Steve Cosser.

131.

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 17 February 2021.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

132.

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 17 February 2021.

Minutes:

There were no questions by Members.

133.

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.

134.

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:

There was one application decided under delegated powers since the last meeting.  It was approved:

 

WA/2020/1743 – 57 – 59 Hare Lane, Farncombe, GU7 3EF – Construction of a dual vehicle crossover and associated landscaping as amplified by information received 10/12/2020 and 10/02/2021.

135.

APPLICATIONS DECIDED BY DELEGATED AUTHORITY

Chairman to advise committee of any applications decided under the new delegated power, in consultation with the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Ward councillor(s).

136.

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

137.

A1 - WA/2020/1823 - 123 Binscombe, Godalming, GU7 3QL pdf icon PDF 743 KB

Proposal

 

Erection of a dwelling following relevant demolition of an unlisted bungalow within a conservation area (revision of WA/2020/1207).

 

Recommendation

 

That permission be GRANTED subject to conditions 1 to 11 and informatives 1 to 3.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Permission GRANTED, subject to conditions 1 to 12 and informatives 1 to 4.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

Erection of a dwelling following relevant demolition of an unlisted bungalow within a conservation area (revision of WA/2020/1207).

 

Public Speaking

 

Objector – Tim Nicholas

 

In Support - Simon Mariner (Applicant)

 

The recommendation to grant planning permission was carried by a vote of 10 for and 4 against and no absentions.

 

Recommendation

 

Permission GRANTED, subject to conditions 1 to 12 and informatives 1 to 4.

 

 

 

 

138.

A2 - WA/2020/0965 - Land South of John Wiskar Drive on East Side of Knowle Lane, Cranleigh pdf icon PDF 801 KB

Proposal

 

WA/2020/0965 - Erection of a building to provide a 64 Bed Care home including 16 Community Beds together with a building to provide 14 Health Workers accommodation units with access from Knowle Lane, associated parking and ancillary work (revision of WA/2018/1966 and as amplified by letters received 14/12/2020 and 15/12/2020).

 

Recommendation

 

That permission be REFUSED.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Permission REFUSED, for the following reasons:

 

1. Reason.

The proposed development by reason of its location within the Countryside

beyond the Green Belt would result in Greenfield loss and urbanisation

outside of a defined settlement boundary. This would lead to significant harm

to the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside by reason of scale,

height, bulk, mass, spread across the development site and the incongruous

appearance of the very large area of hardstanding proposed in a visually

prominent location. The proposed development would therefore be in conflict

with the Council's Spatial Strategy and the proposal would be contrary to

Policies SP2, RE1 and TD1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2018 (Part 1)

and retained Policies D1 and D4 of the Local Plan 2002 and the NPPF 2019.

 

2. Reason

The site lies within an Area of Strategic Visual Importance within which the

landscape character is to be conserved and enhanced. The proposal is

inconsistent with this aim and conflicts with national, strategic and local

policies set out in Policy RE3 of the Waverley Local Plan (Part 1) 2018.

3. In the absence of a completed legal agreement to secure a Travel Plan

and the provision of affordable housing in perpetuity, the proposal would

conflict with Policies ST1 and AHN1 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018.

Minutes:

Proposal

 

WA/2020/0965 - Erection of a building to provide a 64 Bed Care home including 16 Community Beds together with a building to provide 14 Health Workers accommodation units with access from Knowle Lane, associated parking and ancillary work (revision of WA/2018/1966 and as amplified by letters received 14/12/2020 and 15/12/2020).

 

Public Speaking

 

Objector Andy Webb

 

In support John Sneddon - Agent

 

Rowena Tyler - Cranleigh Parish Council

 

The recommendation to refuse planning permission was carried by a vote of 11 for and 1 against with one abstention.

 

Decision

 

Permission REFUSED, for the following reasons:

 

1. Reason.

The proposed development by reason of its location within the Countryside

beyond the Green Belt would result in Greenfield loss and urbanisation

outside of a defined settlement boundary. This would lead to significant harm

to the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside by reason of scale,

height, bulk, mass, spread across the development site and the incongruous

appearance of the very large area of hardstanding proposed in a visually

prominent location. The proposed development would therefore be in conflict

with the Council's Spatial Strategy and the proposal would be contrary to

Policies SP2, RE1 and TD1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2018 (Part 1)

and retained Policies D1 and D4 of the Local Plan 2002 and the NPPF 2019.

 

2. Reason

The site lies within an Area of Strategic Visual Importance within which the

landscape character is to be conserved and enhanced. The proposal is

inconsistent with this aim and conflicts with national, strategic and local

policies set out in Policy RE3 of the Waverley Local Plan (Part 1) 2018.

3. In the absence of a completed legal agreement to secure a Travel Plan

and the provision of affordable housing in perpetuity, the proposal would

conflict with Policies ST1 and AHN1 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018.