Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South - Wednesday, 6th July, 2022 7.00 pm

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

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14.

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.

15.

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 A Patel declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing the applicant. The property was also situated opposite the Conservative Association offices but he was not a trustee of the association. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/2848/19 – 117 High Road, Loughton IG10 4JA

16.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 316 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 8 June 2022.

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Minutes:

Councillor C C Pond drew members attention to the decision of EPF/2502/20 – Land and garages Chequers Road Site B, Loughton IG10 3QF (Minute no 9) that had been recorded as, “Deferred to DDMC”. However, at the meeting a motion was moved to refuse the application, which was agreed by the Committee and then referred to DDMC. Therefore, the decision should read as, “Deferred to DDMC with the opinion that it should be refused”, which was agreed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 8 June 2022 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

17.

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:

Councillor C C Pond drew members attention to the revised method of providing planning information in the Weekly List and other lists, such as the Decision List. The Decision List published on 6 July 2022, was completely unusable because there was no way of assembling the data, so that you could tell which applications were refused and which were approved with conditions. He suggested an informal meeting could be arranged with Planning to find a solution as it had to be useful to Members and the Planning officers. The Chairman supported this but, as it was not a matter for this committee, it should be discussed at the Joint Meeting of Development Management Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen.

18.

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 Council Planning Policy Briefing note was available at:

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

19.

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:

The following two site visits were agreed by the Committee.

 

Councillor C C Pond proposed a site visit for agenda item EPF/2948/19, 117 High Road, Loughton IG10 4JA, which was seconded by Councillor R Baldwin, so this item was deferred to the next meeting.

 

Councillor A Lion proposed a site visit for agenda item EPF/0172/21, 5 Grange Crescent, Chigwell IG7 6AL, which was seconded by Councillor C C Pond, so this item would be deferred to the next meeting.

20.

Planning Application - EPF/2787/21 172 Manor Road, Chigwell IG7 5PX pdf icon PDF 694 KB

To consider the attached report for an extension to form x2 no. additional apartments, with associated parking, cycles, refuse and landscaping with access taken from Mount Pleasant Road.

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Minutes:

The Committee agreed to bring forward this item following a request by the applicant’s agent because of the lengthy distance travelled to attend the meeting.

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2787/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

172 Manor Road

Chigwell

IG7 5PX

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Grange Hill

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Extension to form x2 no. additional apartments, with associated parking, cycles, refuse & landscaping with access taken from Mount Pleasant Road.

 

DECISION:

Refused

 

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http://planpub.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/NIM.websearch/ExternalEntryPoint.aspx?SEARCH_TYPE=1&DOC_CLASS_CODE=PL&FOLDER1_REF=659024

 

REASONS

1

The proposed building, by reason of its scale, bulk, mass, and form, constitutes an inappropriate form of overdevelopment in the context of the site and its surroundings. The building would be visually prominent and would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area, contrary to policies CP2, CP7, DBE1, DBE2, DBE3 and DBE9 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies DM 9 and DM 10 of the Local Plan Submission Version (2017), and the NPPF.

 

2

The proposal would result in the loss of existing amenity space for occupiers of the existing site, contrary to policies DBE8 of the Adopted Local Plan (1998/2006) and policy DM 9 (High Quality Design) of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017.

 

3

The proposed development would result in insufficient parking provision to serve the proposed development as well as the existing property on the site, contrary to policy ST6 of the adopted Local Plan, T 1 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the NPPF.

 

4

In the absence of a completed s106 planning obligation the proposed development fails to mitigate against the adverse impact that it will have on the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation in terms of recreational pressure and air pollution. Failure to secure such mitigation is contrary to Policy CP1 and CP6 of the Epping Forest Local Plan, Policies DM 2 and DM 22 of the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version 2017 and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.

 

21.

Planning Application - EPF/2948/19 117 High Road, Loughton IG10 4JA pdf icon PDF 647 KB

To consider the attached report on a proposed conversion of an existing dwelling to incorporate x3 no. two bedroom flats. Proposed rear extension to the existing property x1 no. two bedroom flats, x1 no. three bedroom flats & x1 no. one bedroom flat. Provision of x6 no. car parking spaces with a disabled bay, cycle and bin stores. ** SAC CASE HELD IN ABEYANCE NOW PROGRESSING**

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2948/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

117 High Road

Loughton

Essex

IG10 4JA

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Forest

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed conversion of an existing dwelling to incorporate x3 no. two bedroom flats. Proposed rear extension to the existing property x1 no. two bedroom flats, x1 no. three bedroom flat & x1 no. one bedroom flat. Provision of x6 no. car parking spaces with a disabled bay, cycle & bin stores.

** SAC CASE HELD IN ABEYANCE NOW PROGRESSING**

 

DECISION:

Deferred

 

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DEFERRED FOR SITE VISIT.

22.

Planning Application - EPF/2472/20 91 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BW pdf icon PDF 733 KB

To consider the attached report on the proposed demolition of the existing dwelling and the construction of a semi-detached pair of dwellings. **SAC CASE NOW PROGRESSING**

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2472/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

91 Queens Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 5BW

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

WARD:

Buckhurst Hill West

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed demolition of the existing dwelling and the construction of a semi-detached pair of dwellings.

**SAC CASE NOW PROGRESSING**

 

DECISION:

Deferred

 

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DEFERRED – for further consideration on possible historic merit of the existing dwelling.

23.

Planning Application - EPF/0172/21 5 Grange Crescent, Chigwell IG7 5JB pdf icon PDF 946 KB

To consider the attached report for an outline application for demolition of the existing dwellinghouse and its replacement with a new build to provide 5 new flats (Revised scheme to EPF/1146/20). **SAC CASE NOW PROGRESSING**

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0172/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

5 Grange Crescent

Chigwell

IG7 5JB

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Grange Hill

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Outline application for demolition of the existing dwellinghouse and its replacement with a new build to provide 5 new flats (Revised scheme to EPF/1146/20).

**SAC CASE NOW PROGRESSING**

 

DECISION:

Deferred

 

 

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DEFERRED FOR SITE VISIT.

24.

Planning Application - EPF/0212/21 10 Barncroft Green, Loughton IG10 3ET pdf icon PDF 803 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed new dwelling and alterations to fenestration on existing house. **SAC CASE NOW PROGRESSING**

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0212/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

10 Barncroft Green

Loughton

IG10 3ET

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Roding

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed new dwelling and alterations to fenestration on existing house. **SAC CASE NOW PROGRESSING**

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions) Subject to Legal Agreement

 

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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: D01, D02, D03, D04, D05, D06, D07, D08, D09, D10, D11, D12, D13, and D14.

 

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 the development, a verification report by a suitably qualified contaminated land practitioner shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

 

4

Prior to preliminary ground works taking  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

Planning Application - EPF/0235/21 4A Albert Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 6EH pdf icon PDF 807 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed additional dwelling. **SAC CASE NOW PROGRESSING**

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0235/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

4 A Albert Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 6EH

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

WARD:

Buckhurst Hill East

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed additional dwelling.

**SAC CASE NOW PROGRESSING**

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (Subject to Legal Agreement)

 

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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: 2708.3, 2708.4, 2708.5, and 2708.6.

 

3

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.

 

4

Prior to any above groundworks, details and location of the parking spaces (including garages) equipped with active Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing with the Local Planning Authority (LPA), unless otherwise agreed in writing with the LPA. The installation of EVCP shall be completed in accordance with the approved details and made operational prior to first occupation. The details must include details as follows: 

 

- Location of active charging infrastructure; and

- Specification of charging equipment to be used.

 

5

Prior to any above groundworks, a strategy to facilitate super-fast broadband for future occupants of the site shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority (LPA). The strategy shall seek to ensure that upon occupation of a dwelling, either a landline or ducting to facilitate the provision of a broadband service to that dwelling from a site-wide network, is in place and provided as part of the initial highway works and in the construction of frontage thresholds to dwellings that abut the highway, unless evidence is put forward and agreed in writing by the LPA that technological advances for the provision of a broadband service for the majority of potential customers will no longer necessitate below ground infrastructure. The development of the site shall be carried out in accordance with the approved strategy.

 

6

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.

 

7

Prior to first occupation of the development, a scheme to enhance the ecological value of the site shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The ecological value shall be quantified using the Biodiversity Impact Assessment Calculator (BIAC) where appropriate. The scheme shall be implemented in full prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved.

 

8

The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those in the existing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

Planning Application - EPF/2079/21 19 Great Owl Road, Chigwell IG7 6AL pdf icon PDF 628 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed double storey front/side extension/single storey, part double storey rear extension/alteration to the existing roof and new brick slip finish to the existing wall.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2079/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

19 Great Owl Road

Chigwell

IG7 6AL

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Chigwell Village

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed double storey front/side extension/single storey, part double storey rear extension/alteration to the existing roof & new brick slip finish to the existing wall.

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions)

 

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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:

 

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.

 

4

Access to the flat roof over the single storey 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 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.  Once installed the obscure glass shall be retained thereafter.

 

27.

Planning Application - EPF/3043/21 7 Chigwell Park, Chigwell IG7 5BE pdf icon PDF 522 KB

To consider the attached report on the erection of an outbuilding for use as a home gym.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/3043/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

7 Chigwell Park

Chigwell

IG7 5BE

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Chigwell Village

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of an outbuilding for use as a home gym.

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions)

 

 

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http://planpub.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/NIM.websearch/ExternalEntryPoint.aspx?SEARCH_TYPE=1&DOC_CLASS_CODE=PL&FOLDER1_REF=660239

 

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: JP028; 00, 01B, 02B, 03B, 04B, 05B, 06B, 07B

 

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.

 

4

The building hereby permitted shall only be used for purposes incidental to the residential use of the main dwelling, and shall not be used for any primary residential accommodation.

 

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.

 

6

Prior to any above ground works, including tree removal, a landscaping scheme shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing. The landscape scheme shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.