Decisions and Recommendations

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent recommendations and decisions that have been taken by the Full Council, the Executive and its Sub-Committees, Employment Committee, Standards Committee; and, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and its Scrutiny Panels.

All decisions on Planning applications are published on the Planning register.

Decisions published

28/11/2018 - 14/02077/DET03 and DET04 - Land To The East of Rectory Lane, Woodmansterne ref: 307    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 28/11/2018

Decision:

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.

And

·         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 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.”

Wards affected: Chipstead, Hooley and Woodmansterne;


28/11/2018 - 18/01617/F - 2 Parkhurst Road, Horley ref: 311    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 28/11/2018

Decision:

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.”

Wards affected: Horley West;


28/11/2018 - 18/01736/F - The Grove Meeting Hall, The Grove, Horley ref: 310    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 28/11/2018

Decision:

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.

Wards affected: Horley Central;


28/11/2018 - 18/00967/OUT - Hockley Industrial Centre Hooley Lane Redhill Surrey ref: 309    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 28/11/2018

Decision:

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.


28/11/2018 - 18/01133/F - Brook Road Garage, Brook Road, Redhill ref: 308    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 28/11/2018

Decision:

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.”

Wards affected: Redhill East;


29/11/2018 - Acquisition of Freehold in Salfords (exempt) ref: 303    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider the acquisition of a freehold in Salfords.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Executive

Decision published: 04/12/2018

Effective from: 12/12/2018

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Executive

Decision published: 04/12/2018

Effective from: 12/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that subject to a satisfactory due diligence report being received, the Head of Finance and Assets, in consultation with the Director for Finance and Organisation, the Executive Member for Property and Acquisitions, and Executive Member for Finance, be authorised to: (a) acquire the Freehold referred to in the report for investment purposes; and (b) agree any variations to the heads of terms and to the acquisition price further to external valuation advice and due diligence investigations as set out in the exempt Part 2 report.

 

Wards affected: Salfords and Sidlow;

Lead officer: Coralie Holman


29/11/2018 - Exempt business ref: 306    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Executive

Decision published: 04/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting for agenda item 9a (Acquisition of Freehold in Salfords - Exempt) under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that: (i) it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act; and (ii) the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.


29/11/2018 - Property acquisitions ref: 301    Information Only

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Executive

Decision published: 04/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

It was noted that there was one property acquisition proposed, the acquisition of a freehold in Salfords as set out below.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Executive

Decision published: 04/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Pat Main


29/11/2018 - Replacement of the Council’s Fleet of Domestic Refuse Collection Vehicles ref: 304    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Replacement of the Council’s fleet of domestic refuse collection vehicles.

 

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Executive

Decision published: 04/12/2018

Effective from: 12/12/2018

Decision:

RECOMMENDED that, in order to fulfil resolution (ii) below, financial provision be made as follows:

·        Include within the Council’s capital programme planning the sum total of £600k in financial year 2019/20 to fund the initial purchase of three new vehicles;

·        Include within the Council’s capital programme planning the sum total of £120k in financial years 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 to fund a refurbishment programme of vehicles from the current fleet; and

·        Include within the Council’s capital programme planning the sum total of £1.5 million in financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22 (£3 million total across these two financial years) to fund the purchase of up to fourteen new vehicles.

 

RESOLVED that:

(i)        The Council’s current fleet of domestic refuse collection vehicles be recognised as approaching the end of its economical service life.

 

(ii)       The Council purchase new vehicles over a period of three financial years, concluding in 2021/22, supported by the refurbishment of vehicles from the current fleet (Option 2).

 

(iii)      The Strategic Head of Neighbourhood Operations be authorised, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, to make revisions to the replacement options and approach within the agreed budget as required.

Wards affected: (All Wards);