Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee West - Wednesday, 16th February, 2022 7.00 pm

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

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

Media

Items
No. Item

21.

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.

22.

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.

23.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 19 January 2022.

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Minutes:

            RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 19 January 2022 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

24.

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  Avey declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of being known to the applicant of agenda item 10. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/2893/21 Land at Bentons Farm, Off Middle Street, Bumbles Green, Nazeing, EN9 2LN.

 

 

25.

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

26.

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.

 

27.

Planning Application - EPF/2712/21 Aver House, Nursery Road, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey EN9 2JE pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To consider the attached report on the demolition of a commercial office building and replacement with a single dwelling.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2712/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Aver House

Nursery Road

Nazeing

Waltham Abbey

EN9 2JE

 

PARISH:

Nazeing

 

WARD:

Lower Nazeing

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of commercial office building and replacement with a single dwelling.

 

DECISION:

WITHDRAWN

 

 

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=658754

 

 

ITEM WITHDRAWN BEFORE THE COMMITTEE MEETING

 

28.

Planning Application - EPF/2893/21 Land at Bentons Farm, Off Middle Street, Bumbles Green, Nazeing EN9 2LN pdf icon PDF 942 KB

To consider the attached report on the erection of 2no. single storey two bedroom detached residential dwellings together with single garages. Existing access will be utilised from Oak Tree Close.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2893/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Land at Bentons Farm

Off Middle Street

Bumbles Green

Nazeing

EN9 2LN

 

PARISH:

Nazeing

 

WARD:

Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of 2no. single storey two bedroom detached residential dwellings together with single garages. Existing access will be utilized from oak tree close.

 

DECISION:

Refuse Permission

 

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=659474

 

 

REASON FOR REFUSAL

 

1

The site is located within land designated as Metropolitan Green Belt where there is presumption against inappropriate development. Due to the area and location of the site, the proposal is not considered to constitute the limited infilling of a village. No very special circumstances or other considerations have been advanced that would outweigh the harm caused by the inappropriateness and the other harm identified, and the development would therefore conflict with Chapter 13 of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy GB2A of the Combined Policies of Epping Forest District Local Plan and alterations 2008 and DM 4 of the Submission Version Local Plan.

 

 

2

The site falls within land designated as being within the Nazeing and South Roydon Conservation Area. The significance of this Conservation Area is derived from its historic open natural landscape. A right of way adjoins the eastern boundary of the site. The siting of the proposed dwellings behind the existing frontage development would result in a discordant form of development that would be out of keeping with the prevailing character of the area. The orientation of the proposed dwelling perpendicular to the buildings in Middle Street would further emphasise the incongruous nature of the proposal.  This suburbanisation of the site would erode the open verdant character of this locality and as such would fail to preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and as such is contrary to the requirements of S72(1) of the Planning and Listed Building and Conservation Areas Act 1990,  Chapter 16 of the NPPF and policies, HC6, HC7 of the Local Plan and DM7 of the Submission Version Local Plan.

 

 

3

The proposal fails to demonstrate that it will provide adequate privacy and outlook for future residents of the proposed new self-contained dwellings and as such the proposal provides a substandard form of accommodation and as such is contrary to the requirements of policy DBE1, DBE2, DBE 5 and DBE9 along with DM9 of the Submission Version Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

 

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 DM2 and DM22 of the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version 2017 and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.