Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South - Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022 7.00 pm

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

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

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28.

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.

 

The Chairman announced that he would be a voting Chairman at this meeting.

29.

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

 

·         EPF/2948/19 – 117 High Road, Loughton IG10 4JA

 

b)             Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor A Lion declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items of the agenda as he had called-in these applications. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/0172/21 – 5 Grange Crescent, Chigwell IG7 5JB; and

·         EPF/0504/22 – 1 Tomswood Road, Chigwell IG7 5QP

 

c)              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 knowing the applicant. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/0519/22 – 42 Church Hill, Loughton IG10 1LA

 

d)             Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor S Murray declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda because it had been brought to his attention that the garden, of a volunteer he knew at the foodbank, bordered the property. The Councillor had determined he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/0172/21 – 5 Grange Crescent, Chigwell IG7 5JB

 

e)             Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor K Williamson declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing the applicant, which he did not know until the site visit. The Councillor had determined he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/2948/19 – 117 High Road, Loughton IG10 4JA

 

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 knowing the applicant. The Councillor had determined he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/2948/19 – 117 High Road, Loughton IG10 4JA

 

g)             Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor A Lion remarked that the Conservative Party members should declare a non-pecuniary interest in the following item as the applicant had stood as a Conservative election candidate, which the Chairman agreed was the reason for his declaration. The Councillors would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/2948/19 – 117 High Road, Loughton IG10 4JA

30.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 6 July 2022.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 6 July 2022 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

31.

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 M Owen advised that as the names of applicants had been taken off the new style agenda reports, this made it difficult for members to check if they knew an applicant, in respect of declaring an interest. The Chairman replied that Planning officers were looking into this. 

 

Councillor C C Pond again raised a problem when trying to read the Planning’s Decision List that was now published as an Excel spreadsheet rather than a report, as it made it difficult to identify which decision referred to which property.

 

Councillor A Patel asked if Planning officers could make members aware of information material to determining that application before the meeting. This was because application EPF/2472/20, 91 Queens Road, had been deferred from the previous meeting for the Council’s Senior Conservation Officer to submit a report on the heritage of the property for further consideration by members at this meeting.

32.

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 (October 2021) was available at:

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

33.

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 site visit was agreed by the Sub-Committee.

 

Councillor B Jennings proposed a site visit for agenda item EPF/0519/22, 42 Church Hill, Loughton IG10 1LA, which was seconded by Councillor C C Pond, so this item was deferred to the next meeting. Councillor C C Pond asked if the Planning officer could also arrange access from the property of the main objector to gauge the impact of the proposal on the neighbour, as Councillor B Jennings had stated.

 

Councillor D Sunder remarked that it would be preferable if members who wanted a site visit had asked for this to be arranged before the meeting.

34.

Planning Application - EPF/2948/19 117 High Road, Loughton IG10 4JA pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To consider the attached report on the 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 and 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**

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Ref:

EPF/2948/19

Application Type:

Full planning permission

Case Officer:

Cuma Ahmet

Site Address:

117 High Road

Loughton

Essex

IG10 4JA

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**

Ward:

Loughton Forest

Parish:

Loughton

View Plans:

https://eppingforestdcpr.force.com/pr/s/planning-application/a0h8d000000Nvjb

Decision

Approve with Conditions subject to S106

 

 

Conditions: (21)

 

 

1

 

The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than three years from the date of this decision.

Reason: To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

 

 

2

 

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

 

PHEF/19/SCH2/02

PHEF/19/SCH2/03

PHEF/19/SCH2/04

PHEF/19/SCH2/05

PHEY/19/SCH2/06

PHEF/19/SCH2/07

PHEY/19/SCH2/08 REV B

PHEF/19/SCH2/09

PHEF/19/SCH2/10

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure the proposal is built in accordance with the approved plans.

 

 

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.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance in the interests of visual amenity, in accordance with policy DBE1 [+ DBE4 when located in the Green Belt] of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations 1998 & 2006, policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF.

 

 

4

 

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.

 

Reason: The District is classed as being in an area of severe water stress and the reduction of water use is therefore required in the interests of sustainability and in accordance with policy CP2 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations 1998 & 2006, policy DM19 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF.

 

 

5

 

Wheel washing or other cleaning facilities for vehicles leaving the site during construction works shall be installed and utilised to clean vehicles immediately before leaving the site. Any mud or other material deposited on nearby roads as a result of the development shall be removed.

 

Reason: To avoid the deposit of material on the public highway in the interests of highway safety, in accordance with policy ST4 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations 1998 & 2006, policy T1 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF.

 

 

6

 

Prior to any above ground works, full details of both hard and soft landscape works (including tree planting) and implementation programme (linked to the development schedule) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. All hard and soft landscape works shall be carried out  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

Planning Application - EPF/2472/20 91 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BW pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Ref:

EPF/2472/20

Application Type:

Full planning permission

Case Officer:

Cuma Ahmet

Site Address:

91 Queens Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 5BW

Proposal:

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

Ward:

Buckhurst Hill West

Parish:

Buckhurst Hill

View Plans:

https://eppingforestdcpr.force.com/pr/s/planning-application/a0h8d000000NxNp 

Decision

Deferred

 

    DEFERRED - To DDMC with a Recommendation to refuse

 

36.

Planning Application - EPF/0172/21 5 Grange Crescent, Chigwell IG7 5JB pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider the attached report on the 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).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Ref:

EPF/0172/21

Application Type:

Outline planning permission: Some matters reserved

Case Officer:

Muhammad Rahman

Site Address:

5 Grange Crescent

Chigwell

IG7 5JB

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).

Ward:

Grange Hill

Parish:

Chigwell

View Plans:

https://eppingforestdcpr.force.com/pr/s/planning-application/a0h8d000000Nyst

Decision:

Refused

 

REASONS

 

 

1      The proposed erection of five flatted dwellings amounts to a harmful overdevelopment of the site which is out of keeping with the street scene and the prevailing character of the wider area, which predominantly consists of single family homes. Therefore, the proposal will result in a jarring and harmful development which is contrary to Polices CP2, CP7 & DBE1 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF 2021.

 

2      The proposal fails to provide adequate on-site parking provision, which would add to the severe parking stress within the nearby streets, contrary to Policies ST4 & ST6 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy T1 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF 2021.

 

3      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.

 

37.

Planning Application - EPF/0080/22 2 Green Lane, Chigwell IG7 6LY pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To consider the attached report to convert garage into living space.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Ref:

EPF/0080/22

Application Type:

Full planning permission

Case Officer:

Mohinder Bagry

Site Address:

2 Green Lane

Chigwell

IG7 6LY

Proposal:

Convert garage into living space.

Ward:

Chigwell Row

Parish:

Chigwell

View Plans:

https://eppingforestdcpr.force.com/pr/s/planning-application/a0h8d000000Nxz3

Decision:

Approve with Conditions

 

Conditions: (3)

1

 

The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than three years from the date of this decision.


Reason: To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

 

2

 

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out and retained strictly in accordance with the following approved plans: 20713; 20713 (01); 20713 (02); Proposed Front Elevations and 20713 (4).

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure the proposal is built in accordance with the approved plans.

 

3

 

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

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance in the interests of visual amenity of the area, in accordance with policy DBE10 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, and Policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF.

 

Informatives: (1)

 

 

4

 

The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all material considerations, including planning policies and any representations that may have been received and subsequently determining to grant planning permission in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development, as set out within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

 

38.

Planning Application - EPF/0414/22 17 Lodge Close, Chigwell IG7 6JL pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To consider the attached report on two floor side and ground floor rear, part first floor rear extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Ref:

EPF/0414/22

Application Type:

Householder planning permission

Case Officer:

Rhian Thorley

Site Address:

17 Lodge Close

Chigwell

Essex

IG7 6JL

Proposal:

Two floor side and ground floor rear, part first floor rear extension.

Ward:

Chigwell Row

Parish:

Chigwell

View Plans:

https://eppingforestdcpr.force.com/pr/s/planning-application/a0h8d000000NyTjb

Decision :

Deferred

 

DEFERRED

 

39.

Planning Application - EPF/0504/22 1 Tomswood Road, Chigwell IG7 5QP pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To consider the attached report on an application for Variation of Condition 2 for EPF/0840/18. (Proposed apartment block (seven flats) on the site at 1 Tomswood Road).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Ref:

EPF/0504/22

Application Type:

Full planning permission

Case Officer:

Ian Ansell

Site Address:

1 Tomswood Road

Chigwell

Essex

IG7 5QP

Proposal:

Application for Variation of Condition 2 for EPF/0840/18. (Proposed apartment block (seven flats) on the site at 1 Tomswood Road).

Ward:

Grange Hill

Parish:

Chigwell

View Plans:

https://eppingforestdcpr.force.com/pr/s/planning-application/a0h8d000000NylQ

Decision:

Refused

 

 

REASONS

 

 

 

1    By reason of excessive noise disturbance which would be caused to no.3 Tomswood Road   by the proposed balcony on the south eastern corner of the upper ground floor, the proposal fails to ensure that the living conditions of the neighbour will be adequately maintained. The proposal is therefore contrary to policy DBE9 of the Adopted Local Plan and Alterations (2006), with policy DM9 of the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission version (2017) and with the NPPF.

 

40.

Planning Application - EPF/0519/22 42 Church Hill, Loughton IG10 1LA pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To consider the attached report on the demolition of existing single storey lean-to and erection of a single storey side and rear extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Ref:

EPF/0519/22

Application Type:

Full planning permission

Case Officer:

Kie Farrell

Site Address:

42 Church Hill

Loughton

IG10 1LA

Proposal:

Demolition of existing single storey lean-to and erection of a single storey side & rear extension.

Ward:

Loughton St. John's

Parish:

Loughton

View Plans:

https://eppingforestdcpr.force.com/pr/s/planning-application/a0h8d000000Nylf

Decision:

Deferred

 

DEFERRED – For a site visit

 

 

41.

Planning Application - EPF/0564/22 38 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BY pdf icon PDF 246 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application Ref:

EPF/0564/22

 

Application Type:

Full planning permission

 

Case Officer:

Ian Ansell

 

Site Address:

38 Queens Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 5BY

 

Proposal:

Alterations and extension to create two flats, with amended retail space to front

 

Ward:

Buckhurst Hill West

 

Parish:

Buckhurst Hill

 

View Plans:

https://eppingforestdcpr.force.com/pr/s/planning-application/a0h8d000000NymM

 

 

Decision:

Approve with Conditions subject to S106

 

 

Conditions: (9)

 

 

1

 

The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than three years from the date of this decision.

Reason: To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

 

 

2

 

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out and retained strictly in accordance with the following approved plans: QUE-001, QUE101, TBU/202, TBU/203, TBU/101, TBU/211, TBU/212, TBU/213, and existing plans and sections.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure the proposal is built in accordance with the approved plans.

 

 

3

 

Prior to any above ground works, full details of both hard and soft landscape works (including tree planting) and implementation programme (linked to the development schedule) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. All hard and soft landscape works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. The works shall be carried out prior to the occupation of the building or completion of the development, whichever is the sooner. The hard landscaping details shall include, as appropriate, and in addition to details of existing features to be retained: proposed finished levels or contours; means of enclosure; car parking layouts; other minor artefacts and structures, including signs and lighting and functional services above and below ground. The details of soft landscape works shall include plans for planting or establishment by any means and full written specifications and schedules of plants, including species, plant sizes and proposed numbers /densities where appropriate. 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, Residential amenity areas shall be available prior to first occupation of the dwellings and thereafter retained solely for amenity space for occupiers.

 

Reason: To comply with the duties indicated in Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 so as to ensure that the details of the development of the landscaping are complementary, and to ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development, in accordance with policies CP2 and LL11 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations 1998 & 2006, policies DM3 and DM5 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF 2021.

 

 

4

 

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

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance in the interests of visual amenity of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.