Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 7.30 pm

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Items
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72.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 78 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 31st October 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed.

73.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors L. S. Ascough, J. M. Ellacott and C. Stevens.

74.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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There were no declarations of interest.

75.

Addendum to the agenda pdf icon PDF 547 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.

76.

14/02077/DET03 and DET04 - Land To The East of Rectory Lane, Woodmansterne pdf icon PDF 6 MB

DET03: Submission of landscaping details (Amended on 20 June 2018) pursuant to Condition 4 of 14/02077/F - construction of the soakaway lagoon, the installation of pipework between new lagoon and the existing works, an access road to the site from Rectory Lane and associated landscaping. As amended on 26/07/2018.

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DET04: Submission of boundary treatment details (Amended on 20 June 2018) pursuant to Condition 4 of 14/02077/F - construction of the soakaway lagoon, the installation of pipework between new lagoon and the existing works, an access road to the site from Rectory Lane and associated landscaping. As amended on 26/07/2018.

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The Committee considered two detailed applications at the Land to the East of Rectory Lane in Woodmansterne for:

·         DET03 - Submission of landscaping details (Amended on 20 June 2018) pursuant to Condition 4 of 14/02077/F - construction of the soakaway lagoon, the installation of pipework between new lagoon and the existing works, an access road to the site from Rectory Lane and associated landscaping. As amended on 26/07/2018.

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·         DET04: Submission of boundary treatment details (Amended on 20 June 2018) pursuant to Condition 4 of 14/02077/F - construction of the soakaway lagoon, the installation of pipework between new lagoon and the existing works, an access road to the site from Rectory Lane and associated landscaping. As amended on 26/07/2018.

The Chairman explained that the applications were referred to the Planning Committee by Councillor Stephenson by exceptional reason given the extent of the public interest in this development and these matters.

Patricia Thorpe, a local resident, spoke in objection to the additional fencing along the south eastern boundary of the site within application 14/02077/DET04 on the grounds that it was excessive; wasn’t required for the operation of the lagoon; and, had a negative impact on public access.

Peter Morgan, a local resident who owned land adjacent to the site, referred to 6.3 ‘Existing vegetation’ on page 171 of the officer’s report and sought to retain the existing hedgerow adjacent to his property in its existing form on the grounds that there was no need to divide the hedgerow into 9 sections, nor to trim it as shown in the plans. Additionally, Mr. Morgan sought assurances that the associated works would not cause damage to the footpath that ran parallel to the hedgerow.

The Committee discussed the material evidence presented during the meeting and it RESOLVED in respect of:

·         14/02077/DET03 – that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation as amended by the Addendum; AND

-       Additional informative relating to the retention and management of boundary trees – “4.   The applicant is reminded that, unless otherwise specified on the approved plans, all existing trees both on site and on boundaries shall be retained and, in accordance with Condition No.3 to 14/02077/F, shall be replaced within 1 year should they be removed, die or become significantly damaged or diseased within 5 years of the completion of the works. Any pruning of existing trees shall be limited only to those works necessary in the interests of proper arboricultural management and in strict accordance with any relevant arboricultural guidance and standards. Due to the public interest in the site, the applicant/landowner is strongly advised to contact the Council’s Tree Officer prior to carrying out any works to existing trees should the need arise.”

·         14/02077/DET04 – that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation as amended by the Addendum; AND

-       Additional informative relating to the retention and management of boundary trees – “4.   The applicant is reminded that, unless otherwise specified on the approved plans, all existing trees both on site and on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76.

77.

18/01133/F - Brook Road Garage, Brook Road, Redhill pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a building comprising 48 flats.

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The Committee considered an application at Brook Road Garage in Redhill for the demolition of the existing buildings and erection of a building comprising of 48 flats.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation, Subject to S106, as amended by the Addendum; AND

-       Amend part (i) of the recommendation to state “10 units of affordable housing as shared ownership tenure, all of which shall have private balconies.”

78.

18/00967/OUT - Hockley Industrial Centre Hooley Lane Redhill Surrey pdf icon PDF 20 MB

Outline planning application for the partial demolition of existing buildings, erection of 4 apartment blocks comprising 22 x 1 bed flats and 42 x 2 bed flats (64 in total).

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The Committee considered an outline planning application at the Hockley Industrial Centre on Hooley Lane in Redhill for the partial demolition of the existing buildings and erection of 4 apartment blocks comprising of 23 x 1 bed flats and 37 x 2 bed flats (60 in total).

The Chairman advised the committee that there was a discrepancy in the description of the item on the agenda and clarified that the application was for 60 flats in total, as described within the report.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation, Subject to S106, as amended by the Addendum; AND

-       Additional clause in condition No. 4 requiring details of the “(g) timing, number and routing of construction and HGV vehicle movements to and from the site.”

-       An additional informative relating to encourage the applicant to salvage narrow gauge tracks which remain on site and incorporate into landscaping – “15. The applicant is encouraged, where possible, to salvage any remnants of narrow gauge rail tracks on the site and incorporate them as part of the landscaping of the new development in order to reflect the railway heritage of the site.”

-       Ward member to be consulted on crossing details to be submitted pursuant to condition No.19

Officers to ensure, through the drafting and preparation of the legal agreement, that the proposed affordable units have comparable amenity to private flats, particularly in respect of railway noise.

79.

18/01736/F - The Grove Meeting Hall, The Grove, Horley pdf icon PDF 467 KB

Erection of replacement hall with parking. As amended on 4/10/2018. As amended on 16/10/2018.

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The Committee considered an application at The Grove Meeting Hall on The Grove in Horley for the erection of a replacement hall with parking. As amended on 4/10/2018. As amended on 16/10/18.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation.

80.

18/01617/F - 2 Parkhurst Road, Horley pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Construction of two new dwellings and one replacement dwelling (Resubmission of 17/01330/F). As amended on 15/08/2018. As amended on 17/10/2018.

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The Committee considered an application at 2 Parkhurst Road in Horley for the construction of two new dwellings and one replacement dwelling (resubmission of 17/01330/F). As amended on 15/08/2018. As amended on 17/10/2018.

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED as per the recommendation as amended by the Addendum; AND

-       Additional informative to encourage wildlife friendly boundary treatments – “7.  With regard to Condition 8 (boundary treatment), the developer is encouraged to incorporate measures to promote biodiversity and wildlife and to allow wildlife to move into and out of gardens, such as hedgehog friendly gravel boards, where appropriate. Details of the 'wildlife friendly' measures should be identified within the submission of the details for approval.”

81.

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.