Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 7.30 pm

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

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63.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 30th October 2019 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

64.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M. Blacker (substituted for by Councillor R. Absalom), J. King (substituted for by Councillor N. Moses), S. McKenna (substituted for by Councillor R. Ritter), and S. Walsh.

65.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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There were no declarations of interest.

66.

Addendum to the agenda pdf icon PDF 3 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 :

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RESOLVED that the addendum be noted.

67.

19/01673/OUT - Land rear of 127-139 Ruden Way, Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT17 3LW pdf icon PDF 1 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.

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The Committee considered an application at land to the 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.

 

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

68.

19/01669/F - The Orchard, 13 Beverley Heights, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0DL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Construction of 2 new 4 bedroom dwellings and alterations to the existing dwelling. As amended on 28/10/2019.

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The Committee considered an application at The Orchard, 13 Beverly Heights, Reigate for the construction of 2 new 4-bedroom dwellings and alterations to the existing dwelling, as amended on 28/10/2019.

 

Mr. Michael Keep, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that the proposal would harm the neighbourhood amenity, the new road would cause disruption to local residents, the mass of new buildings would be overly dominant, wouldn’t reflect existing street context and local plot sizes, and wouldn’t respect the characteristics of the Residential Area of Special Character.

 

Mr. Aron Turney, an agent for the applicant, spoke in support of the application on the grounds that the scheme was previously dismissed at appeal only on grounds of a proposed element of the development on the amenities of 2 Beverly Heights, and that the new scheme did not contain this element. He also stated that the applicant had worked to develop an acceptable scheme and had made additional improvements from the previous scheme.

 

It was identified and supported that condition 16 would be amended to refer to waste collection, rather than waste storage and collection.

 

Councillor R. Absalom proposed a motion to refuse the application on the grounds that:

 

The proposed development would, by virtue of the elevated position, height, scale and massing of the dwellings and their plot sizes, fail to make a positive contribution to the character of the surrounding area, does not respect the local topography and would cause significant harm to the verdant, open and spacious character of the area including the Alma Road and Alders Road Residential Area of Special Character, contrary to policies DES1, DES2, DES3 of the Reigate and Banstead Development Management Plan, Policy CS44 of the Reigate and Banstead Core Strategy and the provisions of the Reigate and Banstead Local Distinctiveness Design Guide.

 

The motion was 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 and addendum, and including the supported amendment to condition 16.

69.

19/00875/S73 - Reigate College, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD pdf icon PDF 438 KB

Construction of new 2 – storey business teaching block, part demolition of existing Holmesdale building with new pitched roof to retained part. Variation of condition 8 of permission 03/00711/F which states: No more than 1200 students are permitted on site at any one time.

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The Committee considered an application at Reigate College, Reigate for the variation of condition 8 of permission 03/00711/F, requiring that no more than 1200 students are permitted on site at any one time, with regard to a 2003 application for extension works to the College.

 

Committee Members commented that more information on the context and implications of the variation would assist in considering the application.

 

A motion to defer the application was proposed and seconded, and upon a vote the Committee RESOLVED that determination of the application be DEFERRED for consideration of additional information.

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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 other urgent business to consider.