Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee East
Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 7.30 pm

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

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

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45.

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 announced that due to technical issues this meeting could not be webcast this evening.

 

46.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

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Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and outlined the procedures and arrangements adopted by the Council to enable persons to address the Sub-Committee, in relation to the determination of applications for planning permission. The Sub-Committee noted the advice provided for the public and speakers in attendance at Council Planning Sub-Committee meetings.

47.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 2 October 2019.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 02 October 2016 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record subject to Councillor L Burrows’ name being added to the declarations of interest given at that meeting on applications EPF/0921/19 and EPF/0922/19 by virtue of knowing the Trustees of the Epping Theydon Trust Limited.

48.

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, Councillors B Rolfe, C Whitbread, H Whitbread, J Philip and J H Whitehouse, L Burrows and C McCredie declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items of the agenda by virtue of knowing Trustees of the Epping Theydon Trust Limited. The Councillors had determined that they would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·        EPF/0921/19 – 1-7 Margaret Road, Epping CM16 5BP; and

·        EPF/0922/19 – Land adjacent to 7 Margaret Road, Epping CM16 5BP.

 

(b)          Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillor H Brady declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items of the agenda by virtue of her husband acting as a consultant to the Trustees of the Epping Theydon Trust Limited. The Councillor had determined that she would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·        EPF/0921/19 – 1-7 Margaret Road, Epping CM16 5BP; and

·        EPF/0922/19 – Land adjacent to 7 Margaret Road, Epping CM16 5BP.

 

(c)           Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillor M McEwen declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items of the agenda by virtue of being on the Abridge Hall Management Committee. The Councillor had determined that she would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·        EPF/1703/19 – Abridge Village Hall, Abridge RM4 1UU

 

 

49.

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 other urgent business for consideration by the Sub-Committee.

50.

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

51.

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:

No site visits were called for.

52.

Planning Application - EPF/0921/19 - 1-7 Margaret Road, Epping, Essex, CM16 5BP pdf icon PDF 499 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0921/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

1-7 Margaret Road

Epping

Essex

CM16 5BP

 

PARISH:

Epping

 

WARD:

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed x 2 no. new dwellings to land rear of 1-7 Margaret Road.

 

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=622715

 

 

REASON FOR REFUSAL



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The proposals represent overdevelopment of the site resulting in a cramped appearance in this backland of nos. 1 to 7 Margret Road, which would be out of keeping and character with the locality and the surrounding area, contrary to National Planning Policy Framework 2019, Policies CP2 and DBE1 of the Adopted Local Plan 1998 and 2006, and policy DM 9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017.

 

 

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The application does not provide sufficient information to satisfy the Council, as competent authority, that the proposed development will not adversely affect the integrity of the Epping Forest Special Area for Conservation and there are no alternative solutions or imperative reasons of overriding public interest why the proposed development should be permitted. As such, the proposed development is contrary to policy CP1 (i), NC1 of the Epping Forest Local Plan (1998) and Alterations (2006), policies DM2 and DM22 of the Epping Forest Local Plan (Submission Version) 2017 and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.

 

 

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The proposal would result in an unacceptable loss of amenity and be overbearing to the occupants of neighbouring residential properties that adjoin the site, by reason of increase activity in this former rear garden area and its position next to their short depth rear gardens of 1-7 Margaret Road as well as unacceptably  overlook towards the rear garden of 20 Shaftesbury Road, contrary to  the National Planning Policy Framework  2019 , Policies DBE2 and DBE9 of the Adopted Local Plan 1998 and 2006 and policy DM 9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017.

 

 

The proposal, by reason of its proximity to the motor vehicle body repair business to its north east would be negatively affected by excessive levels of noise from the air intake vents attached to that building to the detriment of amenities of future occupiers of the proposed dwelling houses. The proposal would therefore be contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework 2019, Policies DBE2 and DBE9 of the Adopted Local Plan 1998 and 2006, and policy DM 9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017

 

 

 

 

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Planning Application - EPF/0922/19 - Land adjacent to 7 Margaret Road, Epping, Essex, CM16 5BP pdf icon PDF 355 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0922/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Land adjacent to 7 Margaret Road

Epping

Essex

CM16 5BP

 

PARISH:

Epping

 

WARD:

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed new dwelling to land adjacent to no.7 Margaret Road.

 

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions) Subject to S106 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=622716

 

 

CONDITIONS

 

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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: Location/Block Plan S.E.2, S.E.1, Design and Access Supporting Statement.

 

 

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Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended, (or any other order revoking, further amending or re-enacting that Order) no development generally permitted by virtue of Class A, B and E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Order, shall be undertaken without the prior written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

 

 

Prior to the commencement of development, including any ground works or demolition, details of a Construction Method Statement shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Statement shall provide for the following clear of the highway:

- safe access into the site

- the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors

- loading and unloading of plant and materials

- storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development

- wheel and underbody washing facilities

 

The approved Statement shall be adhered to throughout the construction period.

 

 

All construction/demolition works and ancillary operations, including vehicle movement on site which are audible at the boundary of noise sensitive premises, shall only take place between the hours of 07.30 to 18.30 Monday to Friday and 08.00 to 13.00 hours on Saturday, and at no time during Sundays and Public/Bank Holidays unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

No development shall take place, including site clearance or other preparatory work, until full details of both hard and soft landscape works (including tree planting) and implementation programme (linked to the development schedule) have been submitted to an approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These works shall be carried out as approved. 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

Planning Application - EPF/1703/19 Abridge Village Hall, 39 Ongar Road, Abridge, Lambourne, Essex, RM4 1UU pdf icon PDF 340 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1703/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Abridge Village Hall

39 Ongar Road

Abridge

Lambourne

Essex

RM4 1UU

 

PARISH:

Lambourne

 

WARD:

Lambourne

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of 4 floodlights for occasional evening use, lights to be switched off by 8.30 pm

 

DECISION:

Approved (With Conditions)

 

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CONDITIONS

 

 

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The floodlights hereby approved shall be angled 30 degrees from the horizontal at the base of the lighting head.

 

 

 

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The floodlights hereby approved shall be switched off by 20:30 when in use

 

The maximum luminance of the floodlights granted consent by this Notice shall not exceed 20,000 lumens

 

The development hereby permitted in accordance with the approved drawings numbers: Proposed site plan, LEDVANCE-PRODUCT DATASHEET date 21 December 2018 and photographs submitted.

 

 

 

55.

Planning Application - EPF/0803/19 - Foster Street Farm, Foster Street, Hastingwood, CM17 9HS pdf icon PDF 332 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0803/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Foster Street Farm

Foster Street

Hastingwood

Essex

CM17 9HS

 

PARISH:

North Weald Bassett

 

WARD:

Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed erection of 10 x detached houses, with new vehicular access and a new road, provision of parking with hard and soft landscaping

 

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (with Conditions) Subject to S106 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=622254

 

 

CONDITIONS

1.

The development hereby permitted must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this notice.

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The development hereby permitted will be completed strictly in accordance with the approved drawings numbers:

2356.2C (Proposed Site Plan ) Dated 27/08/19, 3754/1A (Site Location Plan) Dated 21/02/2019, SK01REV G (Access Arrangement and Visibility Splay) Dated 27/06/2019, 2356.7, 2356.6, 2356.4, 2356.5, 2356.3, 2356.2, SK02REVA, 2356.8, Landscaping Tree report, PR121748-11E, Phase 1 Contaminated Land Report GB505-P1DSR-FEB-2019-REV1 (Feb 2019); Geo-environmental and Geotechnical Interpretative Report GB505-GGIR-FEB-2019-REV2 (Feb 2019); Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey Report DFCP 3054-04 (9 April 2019); Arboricultural Report PRI21748amsA (14 March 2019); Tree Report PRI21748tr (15 March 2019); Materials details; EAS Access Appraisal Report (27 June 2019); Protected Species Report (28 June 2019); EAS SUDS Drainage Report (July 2019); EAS Trip Rate Assessment (2 September 2019);

 

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

 

4

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended, (or any other order revoking, further amending or re-enacting that Order) no development generally permitted by virtue of Class A ,B and E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Order, shall be undertaken without the prior written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

 

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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, unless the Local Planning Authority gives its written consent to any variation. 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.

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No preliminary ground works shall take place until driveway details have been submitted to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing. These shall consist of an above ground, no dig construction with a porous finish and included an Arboricultural supervision timetable. The development shall be carried out only in accordance with the approved documents unless the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.