Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 17th April, 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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119.

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

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The minutes of the previous meeting held on 20th March 2019 were approved.

120.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors G. P. Crome and Mrs. J. S. Bray (substituted by Councillor N. D. Harrison).

121.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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There were no declarations of interest.

122.

Addendum to the agenda

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.

123.

18/02285/F - Land rear of 56-60 Epsom Lane North, Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT18 5PY pdf icon PDF 774 KB

Demolition of 60 Epsom Lane North and the erection of 6 semi-detached properties to the rear of 56-60 Epsom Lane North together with access and parking. As amended on 17/12/2018 & 17/01/2019.

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The Committee considered an application at the land rear of 56-60 Epsom Lane North in Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT18 5PY for the demolition of 60 Epsom Lane North and the erection of 6 semi-detached properties to the rear of 56-60 Epsom Lane North together with access and parking.

Mr Murray Ross, the agent on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the application on the grounds that the design, scale and layout of the proposed development was consistent with similar developments in the local area and was considered to have a limited impact to the character of the local area; and, the amenity of local residents in respect of the Local Distinctiveness Design guide SPG by virtue of its rear garden location and proposed landscaping.

Mr Peter Devos, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that the visibility splays and location of the access road to the proposed development did not meet the criteria within the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and was therefore prejudicial to highways safety.

RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:

1.    The proposal, by virtue of restricted and uncharacteristically tight plot sizes, roof design, prevalence of hard landscaping and lack of meaningful landscaping opportunity, would be an incongruous, and cramped form of development out of keeping with and harmful to the character and appearance of the locality and contrary to policies Ho9, Ho13 and Ho14 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and guidance contained within the Local Distinctiveness Design guide SPG.

2.    The proposed development, by virtue of the close proximity of plots three, four, five and six, and 54 Epsom Lane North, would give rise to a high degree of overlooking to the rear garden which would represent a harmful loss of privacy to the occupants of 54 Epsom Lane North contrary to policies Ho9, Ho13 and Ho14 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

3.    The proposed development, in the absence of a legal agreement to provide a contribution of 6000 pounds towards the provision of Vehicle Activated Speed Signs in the vicinity of the application site, could lead to conditions prejudicial to highway safety, which would be contrary to the objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework, policy Mo5 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and objective 3 of the Surrey Transport Plan 2011-2026 'To improve road safety and the security of the travelling public in Surrey'.

124.

18/01072/F - Land adjacent to the Grove Wells Place, Merstham, Surrey pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Erection of two detached commercial units for B1(b), B1(c), B2 & B8 use with associated car parking and yard areas. As amended on 25/07/2018, 19/09/2018, 12/11/2018 and on 26/11/2018.

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The Committee considered an application at the land adjacent to the Grove Wells Place in Merstham, Surrey for the erection of two detached commercial units for B1(b), B1(c), B2 & B8 use with associated car parking and yard areas.

RESOLVED that planning permission be DEFERRED for clarification of ancient woodland issues.

125.

18/02690/F - Reigate Garden Centre, 143 Sandcross Lane, Reigate pdf icon PDF 10 MB

Erection of six dwellings and associated works including vehicular and pedestrian access, parking as well as hard and soft landscaping works. As amended on 21/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 11/02/2019 and on 25/02/2019.

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The Committee considered an application at the Reigate Garden Centre, 143 Sandcross Lane in Reigate for the erection of six dwellings and associated works including vehicular and pedestrian access, parking as well as hard and soft landscaping works.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED, subject to Section 106 Agreement and with conditions as per the recommendation within the planning officer’s report and the addendum.

126.

18/00940/F - Land to the rear of 41-43 Great Tattenhams, Epsom Downs, KT18 5RE pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Erection of 3 chalet style detached dwellings together with garaging and associated parking, access and landscaping. As amended on 20/03/2019.

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The Committee considered an application at the land to the rear of 41-43 Great Tattenhams in Epsom Downs, KT18 5RE for the erection of 3 chalet style detached dwellings together with garaging and associated parking, access and landscaping.

Reasons for refusal were proposed and seconded but upon a vote the motion to refuse the application was not carried.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions as per the recommendation within the planning officer’s report in addition to condition(s) for permeable boundary treatments to allow for movement of hedgehogs.

Clerk’s note: Councillors N. D. Harrison and S. T. Walsh requested that their dissent be noted in the minutes.

127.

18/02504/F - Romans Garage, Brighton Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1AT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Extension to existing showroom and cleaning bay and conversion to showroom, erection of a row of garages to rear of the site.

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The Committee considered an application at Romans Garage, Brighton Road in Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1AT for an extension to the existing showroom and cleaning bay and conversion to showroom, with erection of a row of garages to rear of the site.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions as per the recommendation within the planning officer’s report.

128.

18/02456/F and 18/02457/LBC - Harps Oak House, 180 London Road North, Merstham, RH1 3BP pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Alteration (including partial rebuilding of the north wing), repair, refurbishment and conversion of Grade II listed Harps Oak House to create four residential dwellings, and the rebuilding, extending and conversion of the associated outbuildings to create a further two residential dwellings (C3).

Provision of car parking spaces and associated landscaping works, including the removal of trees and the creation of a new vehicular and pedestrian access from Harps Oak Lane. As amended on 31/01/2019 & 01/03/2019.

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The Committee considered two applications at Harps Oak House, 180 London Road North in Merstham, RH1 3BP for planning permission (18/02456/F) and listed building consent (18/02457/LBC) for alteration (including partial rebuilding of the north wing), repair, refurbishment and conversion of a Grade II listed Harps Oak House to create four residential dwellings, and the rebuilding, extending and conversion of the associated outbuildings to create a further two residential dwellings (C3); and provision of car parking spaces and associated landscaping works, including the removal of trees and the creation of a new vehicular and pedestrian access from Harps Oak Lane.

The Committee:

a)    18/02456/F: RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions as per the recommendation within the planning officer’s report.

b)    18/02457/LBC: RESOLVED that listed building consent be GRANTED with conditions as per the recommendation within the planning officer’s report.

129.

18/02583/F - Cornerways, Smugglers, Mountfield, Outwood Lane, Chipstead & 266 Chipstead Way, Woodmansterne, Surrey pdf icon PDF 10 MB

Demolition of existing properties and redevelopment to form 28 retirement living apartments for older persons including communal spaces, car parking and associated landscaping. As amended on 25/01/2019.

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The Committee considered an application at Cornerways, Smugglers, Mountfield, Outwood Lane, Chipstead & 266 Chipstead Way, Woodmansterne, Surrey for the demolition of existing properties and redevelopment to form 28 retirement living apartments for older persons including communal spaces, car parking and associated landscaping.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED, subject to Section 106 Agreement; with conditions as per the recommendation within the planning officer’s report; and clarification of the number of vehicle charging points in respect of condition 20 with the applicant.

130.

19/00353/RET - Respirex Unit E, 61 Albert Road North, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9EL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Retention of storage containers at 61 Albert Road North.

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The Committee considered an application at Respirex Unit E, 61 Albert Road North in Reigate, Surrey for the retention of storage containers at 61 Albert Road North.

It was noted for the purposes of transparency that the applicant was the Council.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions as per the recommendation within the planning officer’s report.

131.

19/00494/HHOLD - 67 Holmesdale Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0BJ pdf icon PDF 402 KB

Single storey rear extension and internal alterations.

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The Committee considered an application at 67 Holmesdale Road in Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0BJ for a Single storey rear extension and internal alterations.

It was noted for the purposes of transparency that the applicant was related to an officer of the Council, who left the room for the duration of item 13.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED with conditions as per the recommendation within the planning officer’s report.

132.

Development Management Performance (Q4, 2018/19) pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To inform members of the 2018/19 Q4 Development Management performance against a range of indicators.

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RESOLVED to note the report.

133.

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.