Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South
Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices. View directions

Contact: Jackie Leither Tel: (01992) 564243  Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

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20.

Webcasting Introduction

1.         This meeting is to be webcast;

 

2.         Members are reminded of the need to activate their microphones before speaking; and

 

3.         the Chairman will read the following announcement:

 

“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by such third parties).

 

If you are seated in the public seating area it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in the possibility that your image will become part of the broadcast.

 

This may infringe your human and data protection rights and if you wish to avoid this you should speak the webcasting officer.”

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Minutes:

The Chairman made a short address to remind all present that the meeting would be broadcast on the Internet, and that the Council had adopted a protocol for the webcasting of its meetings.

21.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

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Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and outlined the procedures and arrangements adopted by the Council to enable persons to address the Sub-Committee, in relation to the determination of applications for planning permission. The Sub-Committee noted the advice provided for the public and speakers in attendance at Council Planning Sub-Committee meetings.

22.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 31 July 2019.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 July 2019 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record, subject to the following amendments:

 

·      EPF/0304/19 – St Thomas More RC Church Site, Willingale Road, Loughton.

 

Councillor CC Pond asked it to be noted that when an application was granted, subject to a legal agreement the said legal agreement should be set out in the minutes.

 

·      EPF/1025/19 – 46 Stradbroke Drive, Chigwell.

 

Councillor CC Pond noted typographical errors in paragraph 2 of this minute, amended as below:

 

The proposed parking bays fall below the minimum standards for Vehicle Parking Bay sizes contained within the  Essex County Council Parking Standards (Design and Good Practice) 2009. The proposal was therefore contrary to the aforementioned document, and Policy T14 of the Adopted Local Plan 1998/2006.

 

·      EPF/1278/19 – 122 Roding Road, Loughton.

 

Councillor D Wixley advised that his comments were not recorded in the minutes. Members should be aware that Member comments do not form part of the minutes of an Area Planning Sub-Committee.

23.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct.

24.

Any Other Business

Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, requires that the permission of the Chairman be obtained, after prior notice to the Chief Executive, before urgent business not specified in the agenda (including a supplementary agenda of which the statutory period of notice has been given) may be transacted.

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Minutes:

It was noted that there was no other urgent business for consideration by the Sub-Committee.

25.

Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version - Planning Policy Briefing Note

A Planning Policy Briefing Note (March 2018) has been produced by the Planning Policy Team to ensure that a consistent approach is taken to the provision of planning policy advice for the District, particularly in relation to the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version, which was published on 18 December 2017.

 

The primary purpose of the Planning Policy Briefing Note is to inform the development management process and to provide assistance for Development Management Officers, Councillors, applicants and planning agents. The Planning Policy Briefing Note is available at:

 

http://www.efdclocalplan.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Planning-Policy-Briefing-Note_Mar-2018.pdf

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Minutes:

It was noted that the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version Planning Policy Briefing note was available at:

http://www.efdclocalplan.org/wpcontent/uploads/2018/03/Planning-Policy-Briefing-Note_Mar-2018.pdf

26.

Site Visits

To identify and agree requirements for formal site visits to be held with regard to any planning application listed in this agenda, prior to consideration of the application.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee did not propose any site visits for any items on the agenda.

27.

Planning Application - EPF/0517/19 6 Ashley Grove, Staples Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HS pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0517/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

6 Ashley Grove

Staples Road

Loughton

Essex

IG10 1HS

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Johns

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed roof extension.

 

DECISION:

Refused

 

 

Click on the link below to view related plans and documents for this case:

http://planpub.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/NIM.websearch/ExternalEntryPoint.aspx?SEARCH_TYPE=1&DOC_CLASS_CODE=PL&FOLDER1_REF=621002

 

 

REFUSED

  1. The proposal, by reason of its design, scale and position would be detrimental to the amenities and living conditions of adjoining residents in Forest Way by reason of overbearingness. As such, the proposal would be contrary to policies DBE1 and DBE2 of the Adopted Local Plan 1998/2006, and Policy DM9 of the Submission Version Local Plan 2017

 

  1. The proposal, by reason of its design scale and proximity to residential curtilages would be detrimental to the Outlook of residents of those properties along Forest Way. As such, the proposal would be contrary to policies DBE1 and DBE2 of the Adopted Local Plan 1998/2006, and Policy DM9 of the Submission Version Local Plan 2017.

 

  1. The proposal, by reason of its design, scale and position would have a detrimental impact on the Character, Appearance or Setting of the adjacent Conservation Area. As such, the proposal would be contrary to policies HC6 of the Adopted Local Plan 1998/2006, and Policy DM7 of the Submission Version Local Plan 2017.

 

28.

Planning Application - EPF/1308/19 Land rear of 198 - 200 Forest Edge, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5AE pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1308/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Land rear of 198 - 200 Forest Edge

Buckhurst Hill

Essex

IG9 5AE

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

WARD:

Buckhurst Hill West

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed new detached one-bedroom dwelling and associated works. (Revised application to EPF/3066/18)

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions) subject to S106 Legal Agreement

 

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http://planpub.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/NIM.websearch/ExternalEntryPoint.aspx?SEARCH_TYPE=1&DOC_CLASS_CODE=PL&FOLDER1_REF=624316

 

 

CONDITIONS

1

The development hereby permitted must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this notice.

 

2

The development hereby permitted will be completed strictly in accordance with the approved drawings numbers: Site Location Plan and B1.1

 

3

No construction works above ground level shall have taken place until documentary and photographic details of the types and colours of the external finishes have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, in writing, prior to the commencement of the development. The development shall be implemented in accordance with such approved details.

 

4

Prior to first occupation of the development, measures shall be incorporated within the development to ensure a water efficiency standard of 110 litres (or less) per person per day.

 

5

Prior to preliminary ground works taking place, details of surface water disposal shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be implemented in accordance with such agreed details.

 

6

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended, (or any other order revoking, further amending or re-enacting that Order) no development generally permitted by virtue of Class A, B, C, D or E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Order, shall be undertaken without the prior written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

 

7

Prior to any above ground works, full details of both hard and soft landscape works (including tree planting) and implementation programme (linked to the development schedule) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These works shall be carried out as approved. The hard landscaping details shall include, as appropriate, and in addition to details of existing features to be retained: proposed finished levels or contours; means of enclosure; car parking layouts; other minor artefacts and structures, including signs and lighting and functional services above and below ground. The details of soft landscape works shall include plans for planting or establishment by any means and full written specifications and schedules of plants, including species, plant sizes and proposed numbers /densities where appropriate. If within a period of five years from the date of the planting or establishment of any tree, or shrub or plant, that tree, shrub, or plant or any replacement is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies or becomes seriously damaged or defective another tree or shrub, or plant of the same species and size as that originally planted shall be planted at the same place, unless the Local Planning Authority gives  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

Planning Application - EPF/1356/19 47 Harvey Gardens, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2AD pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1356/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

47 Harvey Gardens

Loughton

Essex

IG10 2AD

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Fairmead

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Application for Removal of Condition 5 "occupiers only be students enrolled at either Epping Forest College (Borders or East 15 Acting School)". (EPF/1291/11- Change of use from residential dwelling (C3) to multiple occupancy (7 persons) (sui generis) and erection of a front porch).

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions)

 

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CONDITIONS

1

The development hereby permitted will be completed strictly in accordance with the approved drawings nos: 47-HGL-C4-01; 47-HGL-C4-02; 47-HGL-C4-03; 47-HGL-C4-04; 47-HGL-C4-05; 47-HGL-C4-06; 47-HGL-C4-07

 

2

The house in multiple occupancy (HMO) which is hereby permitted shall be occupied by a maximum of seven individuals at any one time. 

 

 

 

30.

Planning Application - EPF/1174/19 11 Lyndhurst Rise, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5BB pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1174/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

11 Lyndhurst Rise

Chigwell

Essex

IG7 5BB

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Chigwell Village

APPLICANT:

Mr Doron Bregman

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed extension of current HMO license to cover 7 occupants (Change of use to a large (sui generis) HMO).

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions)

 

Click on the link below to view related plans and documents for this case:

http://planpub.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/NIM.websearch/ExternalEntryPoint.aspx?SEARCH_TYPE=1&DOC_CLASS_CODE=PL&FOLDER1_REF=623796

 

 

CONDITIONS



1

The development hereby permitted must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this notice.

 

2

The development hereby permitted will be completed strictly in accordance with the approved drawings numbers: 1530/01, Second Floor Plan, and Location Plan.

 

3

Prior to first occupation of the proposed development, details for the provision of adequate storage for waste and recycling shall be submitted and approved by Local Planning Authority, and shall thereafter be carried out and retained, shall be free of obstruction and used for the storage of waste and recycling only and for no other purpose, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

31.

Probity in Planning - Appeal Decisions, 1st October 2018 to 31st March 2019 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a report regarding Probity in Planning – Appeal Decisions from
1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.

 

In compliance with the recommendation of the District Auditor, the report advised the Sub-Committee of the results of all successful allowed appeals (i.e. particularly those refused by committee contrary to officer recommendation).

 

The purpose was to inform the Committee of the consequences of their decisions in this respect and, in cases where the refusal was found to be unsupportable on planning grounds, an award of costs might be made against the Council.

 

Over the six-month period between 1 October 2018 and 31st March 2019, the Council received 53 decisions on appeals (46 of which were planning related appeals and 7 were enforcement related).

 

Out of a total of 46 planning related appeals, 10 were allowed (21%). Broken down further, Committee reversals performed very well with only 4 out of 22 allowed (18%) and there was a good Officer delegated decisions performance of 6 out of 24 (25%) allowed.

 

Out of the planning appeals that arose from decisions of the Area Planning Sub-Committee South to refuse contrary to the recommendation put to them by officers during the 6-month period, 2 appeals were allowed against decisions made and 9 were dismissed.

 

Performance in defending planning application related appeals was reasonable at 21%, meaning of course the Council were successful in defending their decisions in 79% of cases. Whilst there was no national comparison of authority performance, Members and Officers were reminded that in refusing planning permission there needs to be justified reasons that in each case must be not only relevant and necessary, but also sound and defendable so as to avoid paying costs. This was more important now then ever given a Planning Inspector or the Secretary of State could award costs, even if neither side had made an application for them.

 

      RESOLVED:

 

That the Probity in Planning report covering the period 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019 be noted.