Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South - Wednesday, 5th January, 2022 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services Tel: (01992) 564243  Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

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71.

Webcasting Introduction

1.            This meeting is to be webcast. Members are reminded of the need to activate their microphones before speaking.

 

2.            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 lower 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 move to the upper public gallery.”

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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.

72.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 1 December 2021.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 1 December 2021 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

 

 

73.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

a)    Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor P Bhanot declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of living opposite the site. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

·         EPF/2701/19   13-22 Brook Parade, Chigwell.

 

b)    Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillors R and J Jennings declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of being a member of the Hills Amenity Society; as ordinary members they did not draft the response to the application. The Councillors had determined that they would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

·         EPF/2033/21, 17 Stony Path,  Loughton,   IG10 1SJ

 

c)    Pursuant to the Members Code of Conduct, Councillor S Murray, declared an interest in the following item of the agenda, by virtue of being a friend with a neighbour. The Councillor indicated that his interest was likely to be non-prejudicial but to ensure probity he would leave the meeting for the consideration of the item and voting thereon:

·         EPF/0507/21,  Land and Garages, Whitehills Road, Loughton IG10 1TS

 

d)    Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor Brookes declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of being an acquaintance of a speaker on the application. The Councillor had determined that they would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

·         EPF/0507/21, Land and Garages, Whitehills Road, Loughton, IG10 1TS

 

e)    Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor S Heap declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of being  a Buckhurst Hill Parish Councillor. The Councillor had determined that they would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

·          EPF/2556/21, 14 Victoria Road Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5ES

74.

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 urgent business for consideration by the Sub-Committee.

75.

Epping Forest District Council Planning Policy Briefing Note (October 2021)

This briefing note, dated October 2021, 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 ("LPSV"), which was published on 18 December 2017 and the Main Modifications to the LPSV published for consultation between 15 July and 23 September 2021. The primary purpose of this note is to inform the development management process and to assist Development Management officers, Councillors, applicants, and planning agents. Other Council officers involved in the development management process may also find the note helpful (e.g., Housing, Contaminated Land, Landscaping etc).

 

The Planning Policy Briefing Note (October 2021) is available at:

 

https://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Planning-Policy-Briefing-Note-06-October-2021-accessible.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

76.

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.

77.

Planning Application - EPF/2701/19 13-22 Brook Parade, Chigwell IG7 6PF pdf icon PDF 394 KB

To consider the attached report for the proposed construction of an additional storey comprising of x6 no. two bedroom flats. *** SAC Case now progressing ***

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2701/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

13-22 Brook Parade

Chigwell

Essex

IG7 6PF

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Chigwell Village

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed construction of an additional storey comprising of x6 no. two bedroom flats.

 

*** SAC Case now progressing ***

 

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=630274

 

REASON FOR REFUSAL

1

The proposal would constitute overdevelopment and intensification of this prominent site, causing harm to the character of the area, contrary to policies CP2 and DBE1 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies SP 2 and DM 9 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2

Due to insufficient parking associated with the development, the proposal would cause increased parking stress in the area through the displacement of vehicles to surrounding roads, contrary to policy ST6 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy T 1 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

3

The precedent set by the proposal and combined impact from this development, along with associated development and other nearby pending applications, would increase the pressure on transport, parking and services within the area and has not been adequately addressed, contrary to policies CP2 and ST1 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies SP 2, T 1 and P 7 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

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.

 

78.

Planning Application - EPF/0507/21 Land and garages, Whitehills Road, Loughton IG10 1TS pdf icon PDF 380 KB

To consider the attached report on demolishing existing garages, and erection of residential building, proposing 2 houses with associated parking spaces and landscaping.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0507/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Land and garages

Whitehills Road

Loughton

Essex

IG10 1TS

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Marys

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolishing existing garages, and erection of residential building, proposing 2 houses with associated parking spaces and landscaping.

 

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=648778

 

 

CONDITIONS



1

The development shall not be occupied until suitable mitigation measures are provided in relation to the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation, as committed by the letter dated 25 November 2021 from Deborah Fenton, Housing and Property Director, regarding a commitment to pay a financial contribution.

 

2

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

 

3

The development hereby permitted will be completed strictly in accordance with the approved drawings nos: 190057-ECD-XX-00-DR-A- 05000 Rev P3, 05010 Rev P2, 05050 Rev P2, 05060 Rev P2. 05100 Rev P3, 05200 Rev P2 and 05300 Rev P3.

 

4

A) No work on any phase of the development (with the exception of demolition works where this is for the reason of making areas of the site available for site investigation), shall commence until an assessment of the risks posed by any contamination within that phase shall have been submitted to and approved in  writing by the Local Planning Authority. This assessment must be undertaken by a suitably qualified contaminated land practitioner, in accordance with British Standard BS 10175: Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Sites - Code of Practice and the Environment Agency's Guidelines for the Land Contamination: Risk Management (LCRM 2020) (or equivalent if replaced), and shall assess any contamination on the site, whether or not it originates on the site. The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless the Local Planning Authority gives its written consent to any variation. The assessment shall include: (1) A survey of the extent, scale and nature of contamination and (2) An assessment of the potential risks to: human health; property (existing or proposed) including buildings, crops, livestock, pets, woodland, service lines and pipes; adjoining land; groundwater and surface waters; ecological systems; and archaeological sites and ancient monuments.

 

B) If following the risk assessment unacceptable risks are identified from land affected by contamination in that phase, no work on any phase of the development shall take place, until a detailed land remediation scheme has been completed. The scheme will be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall include an appraisal of remediation options, identification of the preferred option(s), the proposed remediation objectives and remediation criteria, and a description and programme of the works to be undertaken including the verification plan. (The remediation scheme shall be sufficiently detailed and thorough to ensure that after remediation, as a minimum, land should not be capable of being determined as contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental

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79.

Planning Application - EPF/2033/21 17 Stony Path, Loughton IG10 1SJ pdf icon PDF 339 KB

To consider the attached report on an extension to the roof and addition of small front, side and rear dormer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2033/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

17 Stony Path

Loughton

IG10 1SJ

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Johns

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Extension to the roof and addition of small front, side and rear dormer.

 

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=655418

 

 

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:

 

Drawing No. 01 A - Existing Plans, Elevations, Site Plan & Street Scene

Drawing No. 02 J - Proposed Plans, Elevations, Site Plan & Street Scene

Covering Letter, 20th July 2021.

 

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 specified on the approved plans.

 

4

Prior to first occupation of the extension hereby permitted the windows in the side dormer window facing No. 19 Stony Path shall have been fitted with obscure glass with a minimum privacy level 3 obscurity, and no part of those windows that are less than 1.7 metres above the internal floor level of the room in which it is installed shall be capable of being opened. Once installed the obscure glass shall be retained thereafter.

 

80.

Planning Application - EPF/2442/21 44 Barrington Green, Loughton IG10 2BA pdf icon PDF 582 KB

To consider the attached report for the erection of a shed to be used as a gymnasium and store.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2442/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

44 Barrington Green

Loughton

IG10 2BA

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Broadway

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of a shed to be used as a gymnasium & store.

 

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=657323

 

 

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: Location Plan, LIVARCH/44BG/101 Rev A, LIVARCH/44BG/103 Rev A, and LIVARCH/44BG/104 Rev A.

 

3

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

 

4

The building hereby permitted shall only be used for purposes incidental to the residential use of the main dwelling with the exception of any overnight residential accommodation, and shall not be used for any primary residential accommodation or separate business or commercial use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81.

Planning Application - EPF/2531/21 Hazel Cottage, 67 Smarts Lane, Loughton IG10 4BU pdf icon PDF 275 KB

To consider the attached report on the proposed removal of existing kitchen outrigger, a full width ground floor extension and first floor rear extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2531/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Hazel Cottage

67 Smarts Lane

Loughton

IG10 4BU

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Forest

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed removal of existing kitchen outrigger, a full width ground floor extension and first floor rear extension.

 

RECOMMENDED 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=657713

 

 

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: 1 AR-0-001;

1 AR-0-100; 1 AR-0-101; 1 AR-0-201; 1 AR-0-3011 AR-0-401; 1 AR-100; 1 AR-101; 1 AR-201; 1AR 301; 1AR-401

 

3

The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those of the existing dwellinghouse, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82.

Planning Application - EPF/2556/21 14 Victoria Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5ES pdf icon PDF 369 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed single storey rear extension, change main roof to gable end and add a dormer, widen crossover to road.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2556/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

14 Victoria Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 5ES

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

WARD:

Buckhurst Hill West

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed single storey rear extension, change main roof to gable end & add a dormer, widen crossover to road.

 

DECISION:

Refuse Permission  (Householder)

 

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=657894

 

 

REASON FOR REFUSAL



1

The proposal would result in an overbearing and overly enclosed form of development which has a detrimental visual impact, and which materially impacts upon the outlook of the occupiers of the neighbouring property at 12 Victoria Road. Therefore, the proposal does not comply with policy DBE9 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations (1998 & 2006), nor with policy DM 9 of the Local Plan Submission Version (2017). The proposal is not in accordance with paragraph 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021).

 

2

The development proposal does not relate positively to the locality and it does not achieve a high specification of design. It is unsympathetic and non-complementary to the distinctive style, detailing and appearance of the existing property. As a result, the proposal is contrary to policy DBE10 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations (1998 & 2006) and contrary to policies DM 9 and DM 10 of the Local Plan Submission Version (2017). The proposal is not in accordance with paragraph 124 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

83.

Planning Application - EPF/2777/21 83 Tycehurst Hill, Loughton IG10 1BZ pdf icon PDF 322 KB

To consider the attached report for a two storey front extension, two storey and single-storey extension. First-floor side extension, new and raised roof, rear dormers, entrance wall and gates and external swimming pool. (Ref: EPF/1832/21).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2777/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

83 Tycehurst Hill

Loughton

IG10 1BZ

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Marys

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Two storey front extension, two storey & single-storey extension. First-floor side extension, new and raised roof, rear dormers, entrance wall & gates & external swimming pool. (Ref: EPF/1832/21).

 

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=659014

 

 

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:

 

Drawing 2510/20 - Existing Plans, Elevations and Site Plan

Drawing 2510/21 Rev G - Proposed Plans, Elevations and Site Plan.

Cover Letter, MP Architects, 19th October 2021

Arboricultural Report and Impact Assessment, Moore Partners Ltd, 20-09-2021

Drawing MP/83TH/01 - 'Tree constraints and Protection Plan' drawing number (dated 26th October 2021)

 

3

Prior to any above ground works, documentary and photographic details of the type and colours of the external finishes of the development have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

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 extensions hereby permitted the windows in the flank elevations at first floor level shall have been fitted with obscure glass with a minimum privacy level 3 obscurity, and no part of that/those window[s] that is less than 1.7 metres above the internal floor level of the room in which it is installed shall be capable of being opened. Once installed the obscure glass shall be retained thereafter.

6

Prior to first occupation of the development herby permitted a plan indicating the position, design, materials and type of boundary treatment to be erected, shall have been submitted to an approved by the Local Planning Authority. The approved boundary treatment shall be implemented prior to the occupation of the development and thereafter permanently retained.

 

7

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.

 

8

Tree protection shall be installed as shown on Moore Partners Ltd 'Tree constraints and Protection Plan' drawing number MP/83TH/01 (dated 26th October 2021) prior to the commencement of development activities (including any demolition). The methodology for development (including Arboricultural supervision) shall be undertaken in accordance with the submitted Tree Survey/ Arboricultural Method Statement reports.

 

9

The soft landscaping details shall include the planting of a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.