Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South - Wednesday, 2nd March, 2022 7.00 pm

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95.

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.

96.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 292 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 2 February 2022.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 2 February 2022 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

97.

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 S Murray declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of one of the objectors 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/1586/21 Formerly Land to the Rear of 33-37 Hillyfields, Loughton IG10 1BL

 

b)     Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor S Murray declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of acknowledging emails sent to him by objectors. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·        EPF/2131/19 Land to the South of Chigwell Rise, Chigwell IG7 6BN

 

c)     Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor D Sunger declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of acknowledging emails sent to him by objectors. The Councillor had determined that he would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·        EPF/2131/19 Land to the South of Chigwell Rise, Chigwell IG7 6BN

 

d)     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 the applicant and objectors 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/2131/19 Land to the South of Chigwell Rise, Chigwell IG7 6BN

 

e)     Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor A Patel declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of one of the objectors 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/2131/19 Land to the South of Chigwell Rise, Chigwell IG7 6BN

 

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

 

·       EPF/2808/20 Rear of 75, 75A-C, 77 Quessns Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BW

 

 

98.

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.

 

99.

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

100.

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:

Councillor C C Pond proposed a site visit for item 11 on the agenda, EPF/1586/21 – Rear of 75, 75A-C, 77 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BW which was seconded by Councillor D Wixley.

 

AGREED:

 

That the Sub-Committee agreed in favour of a site visit.

 

101.

Planning Application - EPF/2131/19 Land to the South of Chigwell Rise, IG7 6BN pdf icon PDF 645 KB

To consider the attached report for permission for use of site as a burial ground with associated landscaping, access improvements and ancillary storage and reception buildings. *** SAC Case now progressing with - New site plan showing changes to parking layout **

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2131/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Land to the South of Chigwell Rise, IG7 6BN

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

APPLICANT:

Mr F Cheroomi

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Permission for use of site as a burial ground with associated landscaping, access improvements and ancillary storage and reception buildings. *** SAC Case now progressing with

- New site plan showing changes to parking layout **

 

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=627893

 

 

1

The proposal would cause unacceptable harm to the appearance and character of the landscape in this prominent and locally important site and is contrary to policies LL1 and LL2 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies SP 7 and DM 3 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 and cause adverse impacts on highways safety, contrary to policies ST4 and 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 drainage provisions of the development are insufficient to deal with drainage and run off on this site and onto surround sites contrary to policy U3B of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy DM15 and DM16 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

REASONS:

102.

Planning Application - EPF/2808/20 Rear of 75, 75a-c,77 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BW pdf icon PDF 447 KB

To consider the attached report on the demolition of structures to the rear of 75-77 Queens Road and erection of 8 new dwellings (Revised Scheme to EPF/2514/19).

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2808/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Rear of 75, 75a-c,77

Queens Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 5BW

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

APPLICANT:

Mr S Moore

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of structures to the rear of 75-77 Queens Road and erection of 8 new dwellings (Revised Scheme to EPF/2514/19).

 

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=645353

 

 

 REASONS:

 

1

The proposal would result in an inappropriate overdevelopment of the site and would result in unfavourable living conditions for the future occupants due to the lack of amenity space is contrary to policies DBE3, DBE5, DEB8, 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.

 

2

The proposed development has an adverse visual impact on the neighbouring residential properties and would result in an unacceptable sense of enclosure for properties in Kings Avenue contrary to policies DBE2 and 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.

 

 

 

103.

Planning Application - EPF/1586/21 Formerly land to the rear of 33-37 Hillyfields, Loughton IG10 2PT pdf icon PDF 566 KB

To consider the attached report on the construction of a 4 bedroom two storey dwelling with associated parking and landscaping.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1586/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Highgrove Close

Formerly land to the rear of 33-37 Hillyfields

Loughton

IG10 2PT

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

APPLICANT:

Mr S Tappenden

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Construction of a 4 bedroom two storey dwelling with associated parking and landscaping.

 

DECISION:

Deferred

 

 

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=653453

 

 

DEFERRED

 

For a Site Visit.

104.

Planning Application - EPF/2083/21 14 Brooklyn Avenue, Loughton IG10 1BL pdf icon PDF 261 KB

To consider the attached report on the application for a proposed dormer windows and loft conversion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2083/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

14 Brooklyn Avenue

Loughton

Essex

IG10 1BL

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

APPLICANT:

Ms Atwal

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Application for a proposed dormer windows & loft conversion.

 

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=655653

 

 

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: 1BGL/219, location plan

 

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.

 

 

 

105.

Planning Application - EPF/2350/21 1 Grasmere Close, Loughton IG10 1SL pdf icon PDF 367 KB

To consider the attached report on the conversion of existing garage into a habitable space involving minor alterations and ground and first floor side extensions.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2350/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

1 Grasmere Close

Loughton

IG10 1SL

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

APPLICANT:

Mr Sukhbir Birak

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Conversion of existing garage into a habitable space involving minor alterations and ground and  first floor side extensions

 

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=656873

 

 

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: 2107-GC-DR-A-05-100; 2107-GC-DR-A-03-100; 2107-GC-DR-A-02-100 Site Plan; 2107-GC-DR-A-02-100  Block Plan;

2107-GC-DR-A-05-200 Rev P4 ;  2107-GC-DR-A-03-200 Rev P4 ;    

 

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

Prior to first occupation of the extension hereby permitted the window(s) in the Northwest flank elevation(s) 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.

 

5

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.

 

 

6      

If any tree, shrub or hedge within the curtilage of the property is removed, uprooted or destroyed, dies, or becomes severely damaged or diseased during development activities or within 5 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. 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.

 

 

106.

Planning Application - EPF/2990/21 17 High Elms, Chigwell IG7 6NF pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To consider the attached report for a single storey ground floor rear and side extensions.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2990/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

17 High Elms

Chigwell

IG7 6NF

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

APPLICANT:

Mrs. U. Chaudhary

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Single storey ground floor rear and side extensions.

 

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=659936

 

 

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 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, or those specified in the submitted application form.

 

3

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

Existing Ground Floor Plan 17HE-STR01

Existing Elevations D05

Existing Elevations D06

Existing Roof Plan D04

Proposed Ground Floor Plan Showing Structure Above 17HE-STR02

Proposed Ground Floor Plan Showing Ground Beams and Piles 17HE-STR03

Proposed Sections 17HE-STR04

Proposed Elevations D07 REV1

Proposed Elevations D08

Proposed Roof Plan D03

Proposed Details 01 17HE-STR05

Proposed Details 02 17HE-STR06

Proposed Details 03 17HE-STR07

Site Location Plan D12

Tree Protection Plan MWA TPP 01

Soft Landscaping Plan MWA SLP 01

 

4

Soft landscaping shall be implemented as shown on MWA Arboriculture ‘Soft landscaping scheme’ drawing reference MWA SLP 01 (dated 8th November 2021); and the accompanying planting schedule. The works shall be carried out prior to the occupation of the building or completion of the development. If within a period of five years from the date of the planting or establishment of any tree, or shrub or plant, that tree, shrub, or plant or any replacement is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies or becomes seriously damaged or defective another tree or shrub, or plant of the same species and size as that originally planted shall be planted

at the same place.

 

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. 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

No development, including works of demolition or site clearance, shall take place until a Tree Protection Plan, Arboricultural Method Statement and site monitoring schedule in accordance with BS:5837:2012 (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction - Recommendations) has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing. The development shall be carried out only in accordance with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 106.