Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

WESTERN Planning - Wednesday, 20th July, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming. View directions

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

23.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTES

To receive any apologies for absence and substitutes.

 

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 12 July 2022.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Simon Dear, Brian Hesse, Anna James, Stephen Mulliner and Michaela Wicks.

 

Cllr Jerry Hyman attended as a substitute.

24.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

To approve the Minutes of the meetings held on 22 and 28 June 2022 as correct record of the meeting.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings held on 22 and 28 June 2022 were agreed as a correct record of the meetings.

25.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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 Jerry Hyman advised that he wished to raise a point of order in relation to Item 8.1.  He raised concern that the appropriate assessment had not been put on the portal until the afternoon of the meeting. Thee Sweetman ruling states that the public should be consulted on the appropriate assessment.

 

He therefore felt this did not give members or the public time to read and respond to all of the information available and therefore he proposed the item should be deferred. He wished to make a declaration that this did not in any way prejudice any decision he may make on voting in this application.

 

The lawyer present advised that members could determine the item despite the late submission of this information as Natural England had raised no objection.

 

No other member seconded this proposal.

26.

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.

 

Submission of questions must be received by Tuesday 12 July 2022.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted for this meeting.

27.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

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

 

Submission of questions must be received by Tuesday 12 July 2022.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted for this meeting.

 

28.

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 relevant to this meeting.

 

29.

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.

 

29.1

Confirmation of Tree Preservation Order (No 2/22) - Land to the rear of 12 Hillgarth, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6PP pdf icon PDF 914 KB

Confirmation of Tree Preservation Order (No 2/22) –  x2 Lime trees and x1 Oak tree

 

Recommendation

 

That, Tree Preservation Order 2/22 be CONFIRMED without modification.

 

Decision:

Confirmation of Tree Preservation Order (No 2/22) –  x2 Lime trees and x1 Oak tree

 

Decision

 

Tree Preservation Order 2/22 is CONFIRMED without modification.

 

Minutes:

Confirmation of Tree Preservation Order (No 2/22) –  x2 Lime trees and x1 Oak tree

 

The Committee considered the application.

 

The Committee voted 11 in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Decision

 

Tree Preservation Order 2/22 is CONFIRMED without modification.

 

30.

APPLICATIONS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

31.

A1 - WA/2022/00386 - Land at 12 Upper Hale Road, Farnham, GU9 0NJ pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Erection of 3 x dwellings; relocation of existing site entrance.

 

Recommendation A

 

That, subject to the completion of a S106 agreement to secure SANG and SAMM contributions, conditions1-16 and informatives 1-10, permission be GRANTED

 

Recommendation B

 

That, in the event that the requirements of Recommendation A are not met, permission be REFUSED

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Erection of 3 x dwellings; relocation of existing site entrance.

 

Decision A

 

Subject to the completion of a S106 agreement to secure SANG and SAMM contributions, conditions 1-16 and informatives 1-10, permission are GRANTED.

 

Decision B

 

In the event that the requirements of Recommendation A are not met, permission is REFUSED.

 

Minutes:

Erection of 3 x dwellings; relocation of existing site entrance.

 

Public Speaking

 

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

 

Adrian Genziani, Applicant – Support

 

The Committee considered the application.

 

The Committee voted 8 in favour, 3 against and 2 abstained

 

Decision A

 

Subject to the completion of a S106 agreement to secure SANG and SAMM contributions, conditions 1-16 and informatives 1-10, permission are GRANTED.

 

Decision B

 

In the event that the requirements of Recommendation A are not met, permission is REFUSED.

 

32.

APPLICATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

33.

B1 - WA/2022/00293 - LAND EAST OF BRIDLEWAY 186 CENTRED COORDINATES 486985 147072 CROOKSBURY ROAD FARNHAM pdf icon PDF 567 KB

Erection of a stable and storage building.

 

Recommendation

 

That, subject to conditions 1-10 and Informatives 1-9, permission be GRANTED

Decision:

Erection of a stable and storage building.

 

Decision

 

Planning Permission REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

The proposed stable, by reason of its permanence, scale and design, would be considered out of keeping with the rural landscape in which it is located. In combination with the existing stable block it would result in a large block of built form at odds with the rural character and harmful to the intrinsic character and beauty of the Countryside. Byw Way of it’s harm to the landscape it would not preserve the scenic beauty of the AGLV and area of high landscape value and sensitivity. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy FNP1 and FNP10 of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan, RE1 and RE3 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018.

 

The proposal would result in a disproportionately large stable building relative to the land it would serve and the design would be out of keeping with the surrounding character, detracting from the rural landscape.  The proposal would therefore not be in accordance with parts ‘a’ and ‘b’ of retained Policy RD13 of the Local Plan 2002.

 

Minutes:

Erection of a stable and storage building.

 

The Committee considered the application.

 

The Committee voted 4 in favour, 6 against and 1 abstained.

 

Cllr Carole Cockburn proposed and Cllr Michaela Martin seconded to refuse for the following reasons.

 

The Committee voted 6 in favour, 0 against and 5 abstained

 

Decision

 

Planning Permission REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

The proposed stable, by reason of its permanence, scale and design, would be considered out of keeping with the rural landscape in which it is located. In combination with the existing stable block it would result in a large block of built form at odds with the rural character and harmful to the intrinsic character and beauty of the Countryside. Byw Way of it’s harm to the landscape it would not preserve the scenic beauty of the AGLV and area of high landscape value and sensitivity. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy FNP1 and FNP10 of the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan, RE1 and RE3 of the Local Plan (Part 1) 2018.

 

The proposal would result in a disproportionately large stable building relative to the land it would serve and the design would be out of keeping with the surrounding character, detracting from the rural landscape.  The proposal would therefore not be in accordance with parts ‘a’ and ‘b’ of retained Policy RD13 of the Local Plan 2002.

 

34.

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

Minutes:

There were no items to discuss in exempt session so the Chairman closed the meeting.