Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting

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13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 June 2020 be approved, subject to the inclusion of consideration by the Committee of a major applications forum under item 11.

14.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Harp (substituted by Councillor Whinney) and Councillor Sachdeva.

15.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

Councillor Blacker declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 9, 4 Beaufort Road, Regiate, on the basis that he had a personal relationship with the applicant and a public speaker speaking against the application. Councillor Blacker remained present for the duration of item 9 and participated in the debate and voted on this item.

16.

Addendum to the agenda pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To note the addendum tabled at the meeting which provides an update on the agenda of planning applications before the Committee.

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

 

NOTES:

1.    The order in which the applications will be considered at the meeting may be subject to change.

2.    Plans are reproduced in the agenda for reference purposes only and are not reproduced to scale.  Accordingly dimensions should not be taken from these plans and the originals should be viewed for detailed information. Most drawings in the agenda have been scanned, and reproduced smaller than the original, thus affecting image quality.

 

To consider the following applications :

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the addendum be noted.

17.

19/01176/F Kingswood Fields, Millfield Lane, Lower Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 6RP pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Extension of existing multi-decked car park, including associated landscaping works and plant enclosure, to provide an additional 326 car parking spaces. Provision of temporary surface car parking for 500 cars on the playing fields adjacent to the pavilion building during construction works for a period of 13 months after which it will be reinstated to its existing grassland condition. As amended on 19/08/2019, 23/08/2019, 30/09/2019, 21/11/2019 and on 05/12/2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application at Kingswood Fields, Millfield Lane, Lower Kingswood for the extension of the existing multi-decked car park, including associated landscaping works and plant enclosure, to provide an additional 326 car parking spaces. Provision of temporary surface car parking for 500 cars on the playing fields adjacent to the pavilion building during construction works for a period of 13 months after which it would be reinstated to its existing grassland condition.

 

Jeffrey Harris, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that the information contained in the Travel Plan was not accurate. The application should either be refused or more stringent conditions should be put in place.

 

Robert Gardner, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that the Travel Plan used flawed data and that there would be no benefit to local residents. The application should be refused on highway grounds or strong conditions placed on the applicant enforced with sanctions.

 

Joanna Leek, an agent for the applicant, spoke in support of the application on the grounds that the review of the Travel Plan had found it to be robust and fully compliant with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework. The Community Engagement Plan would allow a forum to discuss ongoing highways issues with residents and there would be highway improvements. A condition on the number of workstations would help to ensure control of further growth. Rigorous and robust assessments by all consultees on all matters had been undertaken and the application had been found to comply with development plan policy.

 

Councillor Ashford, a Ward Member for Lower Kingswood, Tadworth and Walton, explained that the issue about how additional cars would access the site via four rural lanes did matter and that in his view the independent assessment was disappointing. New conditions would help by imposing a number of people working at the site and would help residents to engage in regular dialogue with Fidelity International. Councillor Ashford urged members of the Committee to make a serious note of residents' concerns in coming to a decision.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions as per the recommendation and addendum.

18.

19/02012/OUT Chaucer Court, 4 College Crescent, Redhill, RH1 2LN pdf icon PDF 898 KB

Erection of a two storey block containing 8 x 1 bedroom flats for supported living with car parking (Outline application with all matters, apart from landscaping, to be considered). As amended on 29/11/2019, 16/12/2019, 20/01/2020 and on 23/06/2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application at Chaucer Court, 4 College Crescent, Redhill for the erection of a two storey block containing 8 x 1 bedroom flats for supported living with car parking.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions as per the recommendation and addendum.

19.

19/02369/F Clears Farm Stables, 1A The Clears, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9JL pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Re-Use of previously developed land to provide four openmarket residential dwellings and conversion of Reigate stone stable building to a carport. As amended on 19/12/2019, 24/02/2020 and 01/06/2020.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from this agenda and was therefore not considered at this meeting.

20.

19/02590/F Ringmuir, 14 Ringley Park Road, Reigate pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a two storey building comprising seven flats.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was deferred to a future meeting of the Committee.

21.

19/02044/F 4 Beaufort Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9DJ pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Change of use of land, demolition of existing garages and ancillary building and erection of three 3-bedroom dwellings as amended on 27.4.20.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application at 4 Beaufort Road, Reigate for the change of use of land, demolition of existing garages and ancillary building and erection of three 3-bedroom dwellings.

 

Clare Parker, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that the development would have an overbearing and potentially harmful impact to the occupants at 8a Beaufort Road, which had recently been developed into a residential property. The application would result in overdevelopment of the site and was not supported by local residents. Due to the change in circumstances at 8a Beaufort Road, the application should be refused.

 

Martin Crossley, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that the development would result in a dominant structure which would be overbearing and have a negative impact on the occupant at 8a Beaufort Road including loss of light and security concerns. During development noise and dirt would impact the occupant.

 

Richard Good-Stephenson, the applicant, spoke in support of the application on the grounds that the development was a small but important application for the regeneration of the area. The development would reduce traffic in the area and the access road would be regenerated. Local views had been considered and significant concessions to the proposal had been made as a result.

 

A motion to refuse the application was proposed by Councillor Blacker and seconded by Councillor Hudson whereupon the Committee voted and the motion was not carried.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions, as per the recommendation and addendum changes.

22.

20/00815/F Merstham Park School, Taynton Drive, Merstham pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Erection of modular school accommodation, car parking, access, play space, landscaping and ancillary works required for a temporary period of two years. As amended on 07/05/2020 and on 26/05/2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application at Merstham Park School, Taynton Drive, for the erection of modular school accommodation, car parking, access, play space, landscaping and ancillary works required for a temporary period of two years.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions as per the recommendation and the addendum.

23.

19/01623/F 102 Horley Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5AA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Demolition of existing residential unit and workshops and erection of 6 detached, semi-detached and terraced two storey dwellings with new access, parking and amenity areas. As amended on 16/10/2019, 22/04/2020 and on 15/05/2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application at 102 Horley Road, Redhill for the demolition of the existing residential unit and workshops and erection of 6 detached, semi-detached and terraced two storey dwellings with new access, parking and amenity areas.

 

A motion to defer the application was proposed by Councillor Walsh and seconded by Councillor Michalowski, whereupon the Committee voted and RESOLVED that planning permission be DEFERRED to consider reasons for refusal.

24.

20/00163/F 1 Avenue Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2PF pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Demolish existing two storey building with residential flat above garages and construct new building containing 3 flats. As amended on 13/05/2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application at 1 Avenue Road, Banstead for the demolition of the existing two storey building with residential flat above garages and construct new building containing 3 flats.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions as per the recommendation and addendum.

25.

20/00632/F Limelight, 35A Avenue Road, Banstead pdf icon PDF 710 KB

Retrospective Application for 5 bedroom detached house (original consent 17/01149/F) for dwelling in location as shown on submitted plans (as built).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the application be DEFERRED to the next Ordinary meeting of the Committee, in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 4.10.

26.

20/00816/RET 12 Fairacres, Axes Lane, Salfords pdf icon PDF 587 KB

Retention of the existing shed for the purposes of storage, maintenance and repair of showground vehicles and equipment.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the application be DEFERRED to the next Ordinary meeting of the Committee, in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 4.10.

27.

Any other urgent business

To consider any item(s) which, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There was none.