Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South - Wednesday, 1st December, 2021 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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61.

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.

 

 

62.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 3 November 2021.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 3 November 2021 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

 

63.

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 M Owen declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of the applicant being a neighbour. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/2137/21 – 14 Ashfields, Loughton.

 

(b)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor M Owen declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of this being his local pub. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/2197/21 – The Gardeners Arms, 103 York Hill, Loughton.

 

 

c)         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/2197/21 – The Gardeners Arms, 103 York Hill, Loughton.

 

 

64.

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.

 

 

65.

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

Additional documents:

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

 

 

66.

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.

 

 

67.

Planning Application - EPF/1972/21 4 Ely Place, Chigwell IG8 8AG pdf icon PDF 288 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed first floor side extension, repositioning of front entrance door, front porch and canopy and first floor landing window. (Revised application to EPF/1386/21).

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Minutes:

 

 
 

 


APPLICATION No:

EPF/1972/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

4 Ely Place

Chigwell

IG8 8AG

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Chigwell Village

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed first floor side extension, repositioning of front entrance door,  front porch and canopy and first floor landing window. (Revised application to EPF/1386/21).

 

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=655074

 

REASONS FOR REFUSAL

 

 

1

The proposed development, due to the proximity to the shared boundary, would close the important gap between the existing properties to the detriment of the character and appearance of the street scene, contrary to policy DBE10 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy DM 9 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2

The proposed development, due to the bulk and proximity to the shared boundary, would have an overbearing impact on the neighbouring residents at number 3 Ely Place resulting in a loss of amenity, contrary to policy DBE9 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy DM 9 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

 

68.

Planning Application - EPF/2032/21 3 Shelley Grove, Loughton IG10 1BY pdf icon PDF 618 KB

To consider the attached report on the proposed conversion of existing dwelling into 2 self-contained flats (1x GF flat and 1x FF flat), proposed side extension to replace garage, and proposed widening of crossover.

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Minutes:

 

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2032/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

3 Shelley Grove

Loughton

IG10 1BY

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Marys

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed conversion of existing dwelling into 2 self-contained flats (1x GF flat and 1x FF flat), proposed side extension to replace garage, and proposed widening of crossover.

 

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=655417

 

 

            REASONS FOR REFUSAL

1

By reason of introducing an uncharacteristically intense residential use within a locality characterised by large single-family dwelling houses, the proposal would appear as an incongruous form of development.  As a consequence, the proposal would cause significant harm to the character and appearance of the locality. Moreover, the proposal would be likely to amount to a material consideration in favour of similarly harmful development elsewhere in the locality that would exacerbate the harm caused to its character and appearance.  The development is therefore contrary to policies CP2 (iv), CP3 (v), CP7 (iv) and DBE11 (i) of the Adopted Local Plan and Alterations 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and Paragraphs 126 & 130 of the NPPF 2021.

 

2

The Council cannot be certain beyond reasonable scientific doubt that the proposed development either alone or in combination with other developments within the district will not adversely affect the integrity of the Epping Forest Special Area for Conservation and there are no alternative solutions or imperative reasons of overriding public interest why the proposed development should be permitted. Also, in the absence of an appropriate legal agreement to mitigate such adverse impacts, the proposed development is therefore contrary to Policies DM2 & DM22 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, Paragraph 180 of the NPPF 2021, and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.

 

 

69.

Planning Application - EPF/2137/21 14 Ashfields, Loughton IG10 1SB pdf icon PDF 326 KB

To consider the attached report for internal alterations with new roof lights; rear single storey and side upper storey extensions plus modifications to existing front yard.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2137/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

14 Ashfields

Loughton

IG10 1SB

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Johns

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Internal alterations with new roof lights; rear single storey and side upper storey extensions plus modifications to existing front yard.

 

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=655883

 

 

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:

 

210615(PL)01 (Location Plan); 210615(PL)02 A; 210615(PL)03;

210615(PL)04 B; 210615(PL)05 A.

 

3

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.

 

4

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.

 

 

 

70.

Planning Application - EPF/2197/21 The Gardeners Arms, 103 York Hill, Loughton IG10 7RX pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the attached report for a Grade II Listed Building application for DJ booth (retrospective), proposed repairs and re-glazing of windows and doors to 14mm double glazed panes, repair and paint, proposed insulation of building including cladding repair and paint.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2197/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

The Gardeners Arms

103 York Hill

Loughton

IG10 7RX

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton St Johns

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Grade II Listed Building application for DJ booth (retrospective), proposed repairs and re-glazing of windows and doors to 14mm double glazed panes, repair and paint, proposed insulation of building including cladding repair and paint.

 

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=656194

 

 

CONDITIONS

1

The works authorised by this consent shall begin no later than the expiration of three years from the date of this consent.

 

2

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out and retained strictly in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

001, 002, 003 rev 1, 004 rev 1, 005 rev 1, 006 rev 1, 007 rev 1, 008 rev 1, 009 rev 1, 010 rev 1, 011 rev 1, 012, 013 rev 1, Structural Site Inspection Report by KYA Structures dated 7 September 2020, Planning, Design and Heritage Statement.

 

3

The external timber cladding shall be repaired following a like-for-like approach, same materials and finishes. The cladding shall be featheredged and black stained.

 

4

Full details of the upgrading required to meet the building regulations, including thermal insulation, shall be agreed in writing with the LPA prior to the commencement of any works.

 

5

The use of the DJ booth as shown on drawing number 004 Rev. 1 shall cease immediately and the physical works shall be removed from the site within six weeks from the date of this decision.