Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South - Wednesday, 2nd February, 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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84.

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.

85.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 5 January 2022.

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Minutes:

            RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 5 January 2022 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

86.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes:

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

 

·         EPF/1573/20 2 Courtland Drive, Chigwell

 

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

 

·         EPF/1573/20 2 Courtland Drive, Chigwell

 

c)    Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor  Sunger  declared a pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda. The Councillor had determined that he would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/1573/20 2 Courtland Drive, Chigwell

 

It was requested that members of the Committee receive a copy of the speakers list in either electronic or paper form before the meeting, to assist with any declarations that may be required.

87.

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.

88.

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

89.

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.

90.

Planning Application - EPF/1880/19 Parking area at southern end of cul-de-sac Thatchers Close, Loughton IG10 3SP pdf icon PDF 490 KB

To consider the attached report on the erection of one 2 storey affordable home with 2 parking spaces. *** SAC Case Progressing ***

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1880/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Parking area at southern end of cul-de-sac

Thatchers Close

Loughton

Essex

IG10 3SP

 

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Fairmead

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of one 2 storey affordable home with 2 parking spaces.

*** SAC Case Progressing ***

 

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=626877

 

 

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: 612 | 063 | PL01,  612 | 063 | PL02,  612 | 063 | PL03 Rev A,  612 | 063 | PL04 Rev B,  612 | 063 | PL05 Rev B,  612 | 063 | PL06 Rev A and MWA TPP 001.

 

3

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 Protection Act 1990). The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved scheme. Following the completion of the remediation works and prior to the first occupation of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 90.

91.

Planning Application - EPF/1573/20 2 Courtland Drive, Chigwell IG7 6PN pdf icon PDF 497 KB

To consider the attached report on the demolition of existing dwelling and replacement with new structure containing 5 units, (2, 1 bed and 3, 2 bed), basement parking with car lift, bin /cycle stores ** SAC Case now Progressing **

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1573/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

2 Courtland Drive

Chigwell

IG7 6PN

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Chigwell Village

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of existing  dwelling and replacement with new structure containing 5 units, ( 2, 1 bed and 3, 2 bed ), basement parking with car lift, bin /cycle  stores 

** 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=639716

 

 

REASONS

1

The proposed development is considered to be out of context, prominent and incongruous within the established pattern of development in Courtland Drive and the surrounding street scene and would set an unacceptable precedent, contrary to policies CP2, CP7, DBE1  DBE3  & DBE9 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 it height, bulk and mass and the inclusion of  basement with parking served by a car lift is considered of a poor design which results in a cramped and dominant  form of development which is harmful to the visual character appearance of the existing properties and surrounding area contrary to policies CP2, CP7 DBE1, DBE3 & DBE9 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and Paragraphs 126 & 130 of the NPPF 2021.

 

 

92.

Planning Application - EPF/2149/21 38 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BY pdf icon PDF 367 KB

To consider the attached report for alterations and extension to create three flats, with amended retail space to the front.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2149/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

38 Queens Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 5BY

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

WARD:

Buckhurst Hill West

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Alterations and extension to create three flats, with amended retail space to the front.

 

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=655974

 

 

REASONS



1

The proposed development of the rear residential detached annex would result in cramped and unfavourable living conditions development for the future occupants of the annex and the access is unsuitable for such a use due to the design of the overall application and this is contrary to policies DBE3, DBE9 and DBE 11 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and Paragraphs 126 & 130 of the NPPF 2021.

 

 

 

Way forward – Remove the annex from the scheme

 

 

93.

Planning Application - EPF/2358/21 5 The Shrubberies, Chigwell IG7 5DU pdf icon PDF 541 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed double storey side and rear extension (amended scheme to EPF/0122/18).

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2358/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

5 The Shrubberies

Chigwell

IG7 5DU

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Grange Hill

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed double storey side and rear extension (amended scheme to EPF/0122/18).

 

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=656881

 

 

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/5TS/101 Rev B, LIVARCH/5TS/102 Rev B, LIVARCH/5TS/103 Rev B, LIVARCH/5TS/104 Rev B, LIVARCH/5TS/105 Rev B, LIVARCH/5TS/106 Rev B, LIVARCH/5TS/107 Rev B, LIVARCH/5TS/108 Rev B, and LIVARCH/5TS/109 Rev A.

 

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.

 

4

Prior to first occupation of the building/extension hereby permitted the window(s) in the flank elevation(s) at first floor level and above, 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.

 

5

Access to the flat roof over the single storey rear 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.

 

94.

Planning Application - EPF/2440/21 44 Barrington Green, Loughton IG10 2BA pdf icon PDF 584 KB

To consider the attached report on the erection of a single storey rear extension and front porch.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2440/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

44 Barrington Green

Loughton

IG10 2BA

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Broadway

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of a single storey rear extension & front porch.

 

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=657321

 

 

REASONS

1

The proposed development of the rear single storey flat roofed extension has an unacceptable adverse impact on the amenities of the neighbouring property at No 42 Barrington Green resulting in an overbearing impact with a greater sense of enclosure. As such the proposal fails to safeguard the living conditions of neighbouring amenities, contrary to Policies CP7 & DBE9 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.

 

2

The proposal, would reduce the level of amenity space currently enjoyed by the occupiers of the host house to their detriment, 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.