Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: New Council Chamber - Town Hall, Reigate. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services (01737 276182)  Email: Democratic@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

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90.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 19th December 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed.

91.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J. M. Ellacott (substituted by J. F. White), J. S. Bray (substituted by N. D. Harrison), and L. S. Ascough.

92.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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Councillor M. S. Blacker declared a pecuniary interest in respect of item 7 for The Railway Arms Public House in London Road because he undertook structural work for the applicant. Councillor Blacker left the room for the duration of this item and did not participate in the debate or the vote.

For the purposes of transparency, the Democratic Services Officer informed the committee that Councillor M. A. Brunt (The Leader of the Council) was a Committee Member of the Wealden Cave and Mining Society who had a license with the Council in respect of item 11 for the Tunnel Caves in Reigate. The Leader was not present for the duration of item 11.

93.

Addendum to the agenda pdf icon PDF 435 KB

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 :

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RESOLVED that the addendum be noted.

94.

18/01920/F - Land rear of 127-139 Ruden Way, Epsom Downs pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Demolition of nos 129 and 131 Ruden Way and the erection of 6 new detached dwellings with access from Ruden Way together with car parking and landscaping. As amended on 06/12/2018.

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The Committee considered an application at Land rear of 127 – 139 Ruden Way in Epsom Downs for the demolition of nos 129 and 131 Ruden Way and the erection of 6 new detached dwellings with access from Ruden Way together with car parking and landscaping.

Mr John Sharp, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that the development would cause unacceptable harm:

1.    To the character of the area due to the ‘car-dominated’ frontage resulting from the location of the parking spaces; and

2.    To the amenity of local residents on the basis that the highways infrastructure was at capacity resulting from the cumulative impact of development in the area and therefore insufficient to support future residents of the proposed development.

Mr Colin Smith, the agent on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the application on the grounds that:

1.    There was no objection from the highways authority; and

2.    The design, appearance, bulk and scale of the proposed development had been revised in consultation with planning officers to reflect the character and amenity of the area and to achieve suitable spacing in accordance with the Council’s Local Plan.

The Committee discussed parking provision, the design of the access road into the site, waste collection, traffic, mitigation of construction noise, the potential impact on local wildlife, and the character and amenity of the area.

Reasons for refusal were proposed and seconded, and upon a vote it was RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED on the grounds that:

1.    The proposed development, due to the limited spacing between dwellings and the site boundaries would appear cramped within the site and out of keeping with the pattern of development in the locality. When combined with the car dominated frontages resulting from the tandem parking spaces, this would be significantly harmful to the character of the area, contrary to policies Ho9, Ho13 and Ho14 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough local Plan 2005, Policy CS4 of the Core Strategy 2014 and guidance contained within the Local Distinctiveness Design guide SPG 2004.

95.

18/01857/F - The Abbot Public House, 14 Station Road, Redhill pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Proposed conversion and extension of existing 3 storey former public house and apartment building to provide 4 storey building comprising 10 apartments and ground floor flexible active frontage commercial unit within any or either use class A1 retail, A2 professional services, A3 restaurant/cafe, A4 pub/bar, B1 office, D1 community or D2 gym use. As amended on 19/11/2018 & 13/12/2018 and on 04/12/2018.

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The Committee considered an application at The Abbot Public House on 14 Station Road in Redhill for a proposed conversion and extension of existing 3 storey former public house and apartment building to provide 4 storey building comprising 10 apartments and ground floor flexible active frontage commercial unit within any or either use class A1 retail, A2 professional services, A3 restaurant/cafe, A4 pub/bar, B1 office, D1 community or D2 gym use.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation, as amended by the Addendum.

96.

18/01887/F - The Railway Arms Public House, London Road pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Conversion of a former public house into 5 no. dwellings including demolition of rear extension and construction of new rear extension.

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The Committee considered an application at The Railway Arms Public House in London Road for the conversion of a former public house into 5 no. dwellings including demolition of rear extension and construction of new rear extension.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation, as amended by the Addendum.

97.

18/01964/F - Rowans Hill, Coulsdon Lane, Chipstead pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Demolition of existing dwelling, triple garage and outbuildings and erection of 3 detached dwellings. As amended on 06/11/2018.

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The Committee considered an application at Rowans Hill, Coulsdon Lane in Chipstead for the demolition of existing dwelling, triple garage and outbuildings and erection of 3 detached dwellings.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation, as amended by the Addendum (not condition 16 which duplicates 12) plus:

·         Officers to seek to agree condition 9 as pre-commencement;

·         Remove permitted development rights A-D; and

·         Informative suggesting kerbbstones be placed along the site frontage.

98.

18/02196/F - 106 Dovers Green Road and rear of 104 Dovers Green Road, Reigate pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The demolition of No 106 Dovers Green Road and erection of 4 x 5 bed dwellings and 2 x 3 bed dwellings with associated access, parking and landscaping. As amended on 12/11/2018.

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The Committee considered an application at 106 Dovers Green Road and rear of 104 Dovers Green Road in Reigate for the demolition of No 106 Dovers Green Road and erection of 4 x 5 bed dwellings and 2 x 3 bed dwellings with associated access, parking and landscaping.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation, as amended by the Addendum plus:

·         Additional condition requiring electric charging points for each dwelling; and

·         Hedgehog hole requirement for boundary fencing at condition 12.

99.

18/02075/F - Twistwood Farm, Hurst Road, Walton on the hill pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Demolition of existing cattery buildings and existing storage barn, replacing with one new storage barn.

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The Committee considered an application at Twistwood Farm, Hurst Road in Walton on the Hill for the demolition of existing cattery buildings and existing storage barn, replacing with one new storage barn.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per recommendation.

100.

18/02272/LBC - Tunnel Caves, 1 Tunnel Road, Reigate pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Install of escape ladder way from sand caves to tunnel road street level, including new doorway in existing brick wall.

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The Committee considered an application at Tunnel Caves, 1 Tunnel Road in Reigate for the installation of an escape ladder way from sand caves to tunnel road street level, including new doorway in existing brick wall.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED – plus specify blue in condition 3 ends “…to match existing doors in Tunnel Road”.

101.

Planning Performance Report (Q3, 2018/19) pdf icon PDF 297 KB

To inform members of the 2018/19 Q3 Development Management performance against a range of indicators.

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RESOLVED that the report be noted.

102.

Any other urgent business

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

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There was no urgent business to consider.