Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South
Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

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29.

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.

30.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 11 August 2021.

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Minutes:

            RESOLVED:

 

            That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 11 August 2021 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

31.

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 R Brookes declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of living in Lower Park Road but, as this was sufficiently far away, the Councillor determined that she would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/0861/21 – 76 Algers Road, Loughton IG10 4NF

32.

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.

33.

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

 

However, Councillor C C Pond was concerned that the briefing note dated March 2018 was out of date. It did not take into account progress of the LPSV since the public hearings by the Planning Inspector in 2019, which had led to the Main Modifications (MMs) consultation currently underway in the public domain. Councillor C C Pond was of the opinion that the MMs consultation should be read in conjunction with this Planning Policy Briefing Note, which needed to be updated for inclusion in the planning committees' agendas. The Sub-Committee noted this concern and that the Planning Policy Team would be informed of this after the meeting.

 

 

34.

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:

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

35.

Planning Application - EFP/0296/21 37 Forest View Road, Loughton IG10 4DX pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To consider the attached report for a part single storey part two storey rear extension and loft conversion including ridge raise. (Revised application to EPF/1376/20).

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0296/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

37 Forest View Road

Loughton

IG10 4DX

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Forest

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Part single storey part two storey rear extension and loft conversion including ridge raise.(Revised application to EPF/1376/20).

 

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=647918

 

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 shall be carried out and retained strictly in accordance with the following approved plans: PL-5865_21, PL-5865_22, PL-5865_23, PL-5865_24A, PL-5865_25D, PL-5865_26D, PL-5865_27E, PL-5865_28D, PL-5865_29, PL-5865_30B

 

3

The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those in the existing building [or those shown on plan number: PL-5865_21, PL-5865_22, PL-5865_23, PL-5865_24A, PL-5865_25D, PL-5865_26D, PL-5865_27E, PL-5865_28D, PL-5865_29, PL-5865_30B, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

4

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 the approved details, and shall be provided on site prior to the first occupation and shall be retained for the lifetime of the development.

 

5

If any tree, shrub or hedge shown to be retained in the submitted Arboricultural reports is removed, uprooted or destroyed, dies, or becomes severely damaged or diseased during development activities or within 3 years of the completion of the development, another tree, shrub or hedge of the same size and species shall be planted within 3 months at the same place, unless the Local Planning Authority gives its written consent to any variation. If within a period of five years from the date of planting any replacement tree, shrub or hedge is removed, uprooted or destroyed, or dies or becomes seriously damaged or defective another tree, shrub or hedge of the same species and size as that originally planted shall, within 3 months, be planted at the same place.

 

6

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. All hard and soft landscape works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. The works shall be carried out prior to the occupation of the building or completion of the development, whichever is the sooner. 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

36.

Planning Application - EPF/0861/21 76 Algers Road, Loughton IG10 4NF pdf icon PDF 363 KB

To consider the attached report for the demolition of existing dwelling and replacement with new building consisting of six flats. (Revised application to EPF/2881/18).

 

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0861/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

76 Algers Road

Loughton

IG10 4NF

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Forest

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of existing dwelling and replacement with new building consisting of six Flats (Revised application to EPF/2881/18).

 

DECISION:

Refused

 

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REFUSED

 

1.            Due to the six fold increase in the number of dwellings proposed, the Council as Competent Authority cannot be certain that harm will not be caused to the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation, contrary to policy NC1 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies DM2 and DM22 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), the Habitats Regulations 2017, and the Holohan Judgment.

 

Possible Way Forward:

 

Councillor Pond considered that a potential way forward could be the provision of
on-street charging points and/or covenants on future occupants owning cars.

37.

Planning Application - EPF/1169/21 152 Church Hill, Loughton IG10 1LJ pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To consider the attached report for the proposed rear extensions to ground floor retail unit with internal alterations and new shopfront. New first floor rear extension and alterations to form a 1 bedroom self-contained flat.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1169/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

152 Church Hill

Loughton

IG10 1LJ

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Johns

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed rear extensions to ground floor retail unit with internal alterations and new shopfront. New first floor rear extension and alterations to form a

1 bedroom self-contained flat.

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions)

 

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CONDITIONS

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

2

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out and retained strictly in accordance with the following approved plans: 2562; 1, 2, 3

 

3

The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those in the existing building, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

4

Access to the flat roof over the extension hereby approved shall be for maintenance or emergency purposes only and the flat roof shall not be used as a seating area, roof garden, terrace, patio or similar amenity area.

 

5

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.

 

6

No deliveries, external running of plant and equipment or demolition and construction works, other than internal works not audible outside the site boundary, shall take place on the site other than between the hours of 07:30 to 18:00 on Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 13:00 on Saturday and not at all on Sundays, Public or Bank Holidays without the prior written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

 

38.

Planning Application - EPF/1272/21 67 Lower Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 6DS pdf icon PDF 544 KB

To consider the attached report for the proposed new 2 bedroom dwellinghouse.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1272/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

67 Lower Queens Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 6DS

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

WARD:

Buckhurst Hill East

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed new 2 bedroom dwellinghouse.

 

DECISION:

Refused

 

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REFUSED

1

The proposed development by reason of its design, size and bulk is considered to be out of keeping with the area, particularly The Windsors, contrary to Policies CP2, CP7 & DBE1 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and Paragraphs 126 & 130 of the NPPF 2021.

 

2

The proposed development by reason of its siting would appear as a form of cramped backland development, contrary to Policies CP2, CP7 & DBE1 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and Paragraphs 126 & 130 of the NPPF 2021.

 

3

The proposed development fails to provide adequate usable external amenity space for future occupiers of the new dwelling, contrary to Policies CP7 & DBE8 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 (h) of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and Paragraph 130(f) of the NPPF 2021.

 

4

In the absence of a completed Section 106 planning obligation the proposed development fails to mitigate against the adverse impact that it will have on the Epping Forest Special Area for Conservation in terms of recreational pressure and air pollution. Failure to secure such mitigation is contrary to policies CP1 and CP6 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policies DM2 and DM22 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, Paragraph 180 of the NPPF 2021, and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.

 

Way Forward:

 

Members considered that there was no way forward on this application.