Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South
Wednesday, 14th July, 2021 7.00 pm

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9.

Webcasting Introduction

“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).

 

Therefore, by entering the Conference Suite and using the seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for webcasting and/or training purposes.

 

Please could I also remind Members of the Public who have registered to speak that they will be admitted to the meeting at the appropriate time.”

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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.

 

 

10.

Appointment of Vice Chairman

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Minutes:

With the Vice Chairman acting as Chairman for this meeting, the Sub-Committee appointed Councillor Rackham as Vice Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

 

 

11.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 16 June 2021.

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Minutes:

            RESOLVED:

 

            That the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 16 June 2021 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record subject to the addition of Councillor Rackham’s apologies for that meeting.

 

 

12.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes:

(a)          Pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor P Bhanot declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item by virtue of being a Parish Councillor on the planning Committee and that he lived opposite the development. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application:

 

·                     EPF/2868/21 – 177 High Road, Chigwell IG7 6NX

 

 

(b)          Pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor A Lion declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item by virtue of being a previous member of the Chigwell Resident’s Association. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application:

 

·                     EPF/2868/21 – 177 High Road, Chigwell IG7 6NX

 

(c)          Pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor D Barlow declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item by virtue of being a member of the Chigwell Resident’s Association and currently the Chair of the Resident’s Association. The Councillor had determined that she would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application:

 

·                     EPF/2868/21 – 177 High Road, Chigwell IG7 6NX

 

(d)          Pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor D Sunger declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item by virtue of being a member of the Chigwell Resident’s Association. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application:

 

·                     EPF/2868/21 – 177 High Road, Chigwell IG7 6NX

 

 

13.

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.

 

 

14.

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

 

 

15.

Site Visits

Members are reminded that for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, as decided at the Group Leaders’ Meeting of 24 June 2020, no member site visits will be conducted.

 

Therefore, any planning application deferred for a site visit at an Area Planning Sub-Committee will be automatically referred to the District Development Management Committee for determination.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee Members noted that for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, any planning applications deferred for a site visit at an Area Planning Sub-Committee would be automatically referred to the District Development Management Committee (or Council) for determination.

 

There were no formal site visits requested by the Sub-Committee.

 

Councillor Murray would like to have this rule revisited now that we were near to having the social distancing rules lifted.

 

 

16.

Planning Application - EFP/2868/20 177 High Road, Chigwell IG7 6NX pdf icon PDF 490 KB

To consider the attached report for the proposed mixed-use development to provide 35 residential dwellings (Use Class C3) and 512 sqm of commercial floorspace (Use Class E) together with cycle and car parking, landscaping, provision of new pavement and loading bay on Brook Mews and associated infrastructure.

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Minutes:

Report Item No:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2868/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

177 High Road

Chigwell

IG7 6NX

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Chigwell Village

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed mixed-use development to provide 35 residential dwellings (Use Class C3) and 512 sqm of commercial floorspace (Use Class E) together with cycle and car parking, landscaping, provision of new pavement and loading bay on Brook Mews and associated infrastructure. 

 

DECISION:

Deferred

 

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http://planpub.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/NIM.websearch/ExternalEntryPoint.aspx?SEARCH_TYPE=1&DOC_CLASS_CODE=PL&FOLDER1_REF=645633

 

 

 

DEFERRED

 

 

This item was deferred to enable the publication of the Viability Appraisal work and re-consultation with neighbours regarding this, to update the report to provide further information regarding viability, and to see whether a viability expert and the Urban Design Officer can attend the meeting to answer any questions raised by Members.

17.

Planning Application - EPF/3043/20 2 Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5EG pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To consider the attached report for the proposed replacement of a single dwelling with a new building consisting of 2 commercial units and 7 fully accessible apartments. (Amended application to EPF/2378/19).

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Minutes:

Report Item No:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/3043/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

2 Princes Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 5EG

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

WARD:

Buckhurst Hill West

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed replacement of a single dwelling with a new building consisting of 2 commercial units and 7 fully accessible apartments. (Amended application to EPF/2378/19).

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (Subject to Legal Agreement)

 

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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 and retained strictly in accordance with the approved drawings numbers: 349-EX-01-A Existing Ground Floor Plan

349-EX-02 Existing First Floor Plan

349-EX-03 Existing Roof Plan

349-EX-04 Existing Elevations

349-PL-01-C Proposed Location Block Plan

349-PL-02-C Proposed Ground Floor Plan

349-PL-03-C Proposed First Floor Plan

349-PL-04-C Proposed Second Floor Plan

349-PL-05-C Proposed Roof Plan

349-PL-07-C Proposed Elevations

349-PL-08-C Proposed Street Scenes

 

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.  For the avoidance of any doubt render shall not be used as a material option.  The development shall be implemented in accordance with such approved details.

 

4

Notwithstanding the approved plans, timber shall be used for the proposed windows and doors, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

 

5

The window opening(s) in the south west elevation (marked as elevation D on plan number 349-PL-07 Rev C) shall be fitted with obscured glass with a minimum Level 3 obscurity to the extent as outlined on the same plan and have fixed frames to a height of 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed and shall be permanently retained in that condition.

 

6

The ground floor units shall only be used as Class A1/A2 and A3 (known as Class E from 1st September 2020) as shown on the approved ground floor plan 349-PL-02 and for no other purpose (including any other purpose of the Schedule to the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended), or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any Statutory Instrument revoking or re-enacting that Order.

 

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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

Planning Application - EPF/0418/21 13-17 High Beech Road, Loughton IG10 4BN pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To consider the attached report for the erection of a third floor to provide two flats involving the raising of the existing parapet of the building.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report Item No:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0418/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

13-17

High Beech Road

Loughton

IG10 4BN

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Forest

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of a third floor to provide two flats involving the raising of the existing parapet of the building

 

DECISION:

Refused

 

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REFUSED

 

 

  1. The proposed development, by reason of its height and bulk, would result in a loss of visual amenity to residents of surrounding properties, including those in Smarts Lane, contrary to policy DBE9 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy DM9 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the NPPF.

 

An elected Member suggested that if any permission were to be approved in the future then the Council would suggest to the Local Parking Authority that no residential parking permits should be granted for any future occupants of this site.

 

Suggested Way forward:

 

Build out the previous consent.

 

 

19.

Planning Application - EPF/0550/21 - 8 Stanmore Way, Loughton IG10 2SA pdf icon PDF 439 KB

To consider the attached report for the demolition of an existing bungalow and replacement with two chalet bungalows.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report Item No:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0550/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

8 Stanmore Way

Loughton

IG10 2SA

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Johns

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of an existing bungalow and replacement with two chalet bungalows.

 

DECISION:

Refused

 

 

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REFUSED

1

The proposed development falls within 200 metres of the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation and fails to demonstrate nil detriment to the EFSAC as required under the Habitats Regulations 2017 and the Holohan judgement and this cannot at present be adequately demonstrated, contrary to Policy NC1 of the adopted Local Plan; DM2 and DM22 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017 and the requirements of the Habitat Regulations 2017 and the NPPF.

 

2

The proposed development will result in the demolition of the existing bungalow and creation of two no. two-storey dwellings. The proposed development by reason of the loss of the bungalow fails to comply with the requirements of Policy H4A of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy H1 (f) of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and Paragraph 61 of the NPPF 2019. These policies seek mixed and balanced communities, which the proposed development would conflict with.

 

3

The proposed loss of existing tree cover to make way for the development would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the site and its setting within the wider streetscene and fails to enhance the quantity and quality of landscaped areas, contrary to policies LL10 and LL11 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, policies DM9 and DM10 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF 2019.

 

4

The proposed development, due to its increased bulk, height and positioning within the site, would result in a detrimental impact on the amenities of the immediate neighbouring residents through its visual impact, contrary to Policy DBE9 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM 9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF 2019.

 

 

Suggested Way Forward:

 

Redevelop the site with a bungalow.