Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee West
Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices. View directions

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18.

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 Sub-Committee noted the Council’s Protocol for Webcasting of Council and Other Meetings.

19.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

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Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and outlined the procedures and arrangements agreed by the Council, to enable persons to address the Sub-Committee in relation to the determination of applications for planning permission.

20.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 14 August 2019.

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Minutes:

        RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 14 August 2019 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

21.

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 Conduct, Councillor H Kane declared a pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of being a Town Councillor and speaking on behalf of the Town Council regarding the application detailed below. The Councillor had determined that she would speak for three minutes in her capacity as a Town Councillor and leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/1115/19 – 29 Orchard Gardens, Waltham Abbey EN9 1RS.

22.

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 reported that there was no urgent business for consideration at the meeting.

23.

Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version - Planning Policy Briefing note

A Planning Policy Briefing Note (March 2018) 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, which was published on 18 December 2017.

 

The primary purpose of the Planning Policy Briefing Note is to inform the development management process and to provide assistance for Development Management Officers, Councillors, applicants and planning agents. The Planning Policy Briefing Note is available at:

 

http://www.efdclocalplan.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Planning-Policy-Briefing-Note_Mar-2018.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

24.

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 Sub-Committee agreed to hold a site visit for the following application:

 

·        EPF/1115/19 – 29 Orchard Gardens, Waltham Abbey EN9 1RS.

25.

Planning Application - EFP/1061/19 - Manor Farm, Mott Street, Waltham Abbey IG10 4AP pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

 

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1061/19

 

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Manor Farm

Mott Street

Waltham Abbey

Essex

IG10 4AP

 

 

PARISH:

Waltham Abbey

 

 

WARD:

Waltham Abbey High Beach

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of existing building and construction of 2 x 2-bedroom (bungalow), 2 x 3 bedroom and 1 x 4 bedroom (chalet bungalow) dwellings with associated amenity space, parking and landscaping (Amended application to EPF/3187/18)

 

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (Subject to Legal Agreement)

 

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=623317

 

 

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 will be completed strictly in accordance with the approved drawings nos: 1627/01, 1627/02, 1627/03, 1627/04, 1627/05, 1627/06, 1627/07, 1627/08, 1627/09

 

3

No construction works above ground level shall have taken place until documentary and photographic details of the types and colours of the external finishes have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, in writing, prior to the commencement of the development. The development shall be implemented in accordance with such approved details.

 

4

Prior to the first occupation of the development the vehicle parking and turning areas as indicated on the approved plans shall be provided, hard surfaced, sealed and marked out. The parking and turning areas shall be retained in perpetuity for their intended purpose.

 

5

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 such agreed details.

 

6

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the flood risk assessment (Manor Stables FRA and Drainage Statement, Ref 1893 03-10-2018) and drainage strategy submitted with the application unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority

 

7

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.

 

8

Prior to first occupation of the development hereby approved, 1 Electric Vehicle Charging Point for each dwelling that has a garage or allocated parking space and 1 Electric Vehicle Charging Point for every 10 properties that share unallocated parking shall be installed and retained thereafter for use by the occupants of the site.

 

9

Prior to any above ground works, details of the proposed landscaping of the site, including retention of trees and other natural features and the proposed times of planting (linked to the development schedule), shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved landscaping shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and at the agreed times.

 

10

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. These  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

Planning Application EPF/1115/19 - 29 Orchard Gardens, Waltham Abbey EN9 1RS pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1115/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

29 Orchard Gardens

Waltham Abbey

Essex

EN9 1RS

 

PARISH:

Waltham Abbey

 

WARD:

Waltham Abbey South West

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed two storey rear and side extension with new roof and accommodation in loft with roof lights, garage conversion to habitable room and new crossover.

 

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=623519

 

 

 

DEFERRED – For site visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.

Planning Application EPF/1585/19 - Meadowood, Epping Road, Epping Upland, Essex CM16 6PX pdf icon PDF 26 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1585/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Meadowood

Epping Road

Epping Upland

Essex

CM16 6PX

 

PARISH:

Epping Upland

 

WARD:

Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Replacement of existing double garage with a garage, with  pitched roof and loft space used as workshop  ancillary to the main dwellinghouse (Amendment to EPF/2824/17).

 

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=625533

 

 

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 will be completed strictly in accordance with the approved drawings numbers: Existing Site Location Plan; C_003 Revision CL2; C_001 Rev CL2;  Proposed Ground Floor Plan Revision DL14b; Proposed Roof Plan DL14b; Proposed Front Elevation; Proposed Rear Elevation;  Site Plan  DL14b;  Proposed C3 Elevations DL14b;   Proposed First Floor Plan Revision DL14b; 

 

3

Materials to be used for the external finishes of the proposed development shall match those of the existing building, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

4

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town & Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 2015 (or of any equivalent provision in any Statutory Instrument revoking or re-enacting that Order), the garage(s) hereby approved shall be retained so that it is capable of allowing the parking of cars together with any ancillary storage in connection with the residential use of the site, and shall at no time be converted into a room or used for any other purpose.

 

 

 

28.

Planning Application EPF/1624/19 - The New Inn, High Street, Roydon CM19 5EE pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1624/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

The New Inn

High Street

Roydon

Essex

CM19 5EE

 

PARISH:

Roydon

 

WARD:

Roydon

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Retrospective consent for erection of a pole mounted ANPR camera in a pub car park.

 

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=625716

 

 

CONDITIONS



1

The pole and cross member should be painted dark green or black within 6 weeks following the grant of planning permission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.

Planning Application EPF/1709/19 - Garden Centre, Crown Hill, Waltham Abbey EN9 3TF pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

23

 

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1709/19

 

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Garden Centre

Crown Hill

Waltham Abbey

Essex

EN9 3TF

 

 

PARISH:

Waltham Abbey

 

 

WARD:

Waltham Abbey High Beach

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of existing Garden Centre buildings and the erection of x 2 no. semi-detached houses. (Revised application to EPF/2583/18).

 

 

DECISION:

GRANTED (Subject to Legal Agreement)

 

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=626136

 

 

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 will be completed strictly in accordance with the approved drawings numbers:

ELA/1, ELA/111, ELA/2000, ELA/409, ELA/400, ELA/666 ELA/800, PLANNING STATEMENT, INCORPORATING DESIGN & ACCESS ELEMENTS UPDATED PLANNING STATEMENT.

 

3

No construction works above ground level shall have taken place until documentary and photographic details of the types and colours of the external finishes have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, in writing, prior to the commencement of the development. The development shall be implemented in accordance with such approved details.

 

4

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 such agreed details.

 

5

No preliminary ground works shall take place until a flood risk assessment and management and maintenance plan has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The assessment shall demonstrate that adjacent properties shall not be subject to increased flood risk and, dependant upon the capacity of the receiving drainage, shall include calculations of any increased storm run-off and the necessary on-site detention. The approved measures shall be carried out prior to the substantial completion of the development hereby approved and shall be adequately maintained in accordance with the approved management and maintenance plan.

 

6

No development shall commence until an assessment of the risks posed by any contamination, carried out in accordance with British Standard BS 10175: Investigation of potentially contaminated sites - Code of Practice and the Environment Agency's Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination (CLR 11) (or equivalent British Standard and Model Procedures if replaced), shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. If any contamination is found, a report specifying the measures to be taken, including the timescale, to remediate the site to render it suitable for the approved development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The site shall be remediated in accordance with the approved measures and timescale and a verification report shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. If, during the course of development, any contamination is found which has not been previously identified, work shall be suspended and additional measures for its remediation shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The remediation of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Planning Application EPF/1897/19 - 80/80a Upshire Road, Waltham Abbey EN9 3PA pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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APPLICATION No:

EPF/1897/19

 

 

SITE ADDRESS:

80/80a Upshire Road

Waltham Abbey

Essex

EN9 3PA

 

 

PARISH:

Waltham Abbey

 

 

WARD:

Waltham Abbey Paternoster

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed double storey side extension with part single storey rear extension and skylights

 

 

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=626921

 

 

DEFERRED  - for further highway and light investigation

 

31.

Probity in Planning - Appeal Decisions, 1st October 2018 to 31st March 2019 pdf icon PDF 285 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a report regarding Probity in Planning – Appeal Decisions from
1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.

 

In compliance with the recommendation of the District Auditor, the report advised the Sub-Committee of the results of all successful allowed appeals (i.e. particularly those refused by committee contrary to officer recommendation).

 

The purpose was to inform the Committee of the consequences of their decisions in this respect and, in cases where the refusal was found to be unsupportable on planning grounds, an award of costs might be made against the Council.

 

Over the six-month period between 1 October 2018 and 31st March 2019, the Council received 53 decisions on appeals (46 of which were planning related appeals and 7 were enforcement related).

 

Out of a total of 46 planning related appeals, 10 were allowed (21%). Broken down further, Committee reversals performed very well with only 4 out of 22 allowed (18%) and there was a good Officer delegated decisions performance of 6 out of 24 (25%) allowed.

 

Out of the planning appeals that arose from decisions of the Area Planning Sub-Committee West to refuse contrary to the recommendation put to them by officers during the 6-month period, 1 appeal was allowed against decisions made and none were dismissed.

 

Performance in defending planning application related appeals was reasonable at 21%, meaning of course the Council were successful in defending their decisions in 79% of cases. Whilst there was no national comparison of authority performance, Members and Officers were reminded that in refusing planning permission there needs to be justified reasons that in each case must be not only relevant and necessary, but also sound and defendable so as to avoid paying costs. This was more important now than ever, given that a Planning Inspector or the Secretary of State could award costs, even if neither side had made an application for them.

 

      RESOLVED:

 

That the Probity in Planning report covering the period 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019 be noted.