Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee East
Wednesday, 10th November, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices. View directions

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49.

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.

50.

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.

51.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 13 October 2021.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 October 2021 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

52.

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 P Stalker 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 leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

  • EPF/1061/21 – 55 Pancroft, Lambourne RM4 1BX.

 

(b)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor C Whitbread declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of the property having been involved with a company that he was a Director of. The Councillor had determined that he would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

  • EPF/1716/21 – 23 Thornwood Road, Epping CM16 6SY.

 

(c)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor J Philip 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 leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

  • EPF/1624/21 – Land between 42 and 44 Ongar Road, Lambourne RM4 1UH.

53.

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.

54.

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 briefing note, dated October 2021, had been produced by the Planning Policy team to ensure that a consistent approach was 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 Planning Policy Briefing Note (October 2021) was available at:

 

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

55.

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:

Councillor C Whitbread proposed a site visit for item 10 on the agenda, EPF/1080/19 - Land rear of 287-291 High Street, Epping CM16 4DA which was seconded by Councillor J Philip.

 

AGREED:

 

That the Sub-Committee agreed in favour of a site visit.

56.

Planning Application - EPF/1403/18 Envilles, Little Laver, Ongar CM5 0JH pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To consider the attached report on the development proposes the erection of a purpose-built agricultural building for use in association with chicken farming.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1403/18

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Envilles

Little Laver

Ongar

Essex

CM5 0JH

 

PARISH:

Fyfield

Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers

 

WARD:

Moreton and Fyfield

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

The development proposes the erection of a purpose-built agricultural building for use in association with chicken farming.

 

DECISION:

Refused

 

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REFUSED

 

1

The proposed development has not been demonstrated as necessary for the purposes of agriculture within this unit and therefore constitutes inappropriate development harmful to the Green Belt. No very special circumstances exist to outweigh this, or any other harm, and therefore the proposal is contrary to policies GB2A and GB11 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy DM 4 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2

The scale, location and visual impact from the proposed new building would be harmful to the character and appearance of the wider landscape, since insufficient justification has been provided as to the need for the building. As such, the proposal contrary to policies CP2, GB7A and DBE1 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy DM 9 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

3

The extent of hardstanding proposed is out of scale with the proposed building and would constitute inappropriate development within the Green Belt, resulting in visual harm to this rural setting, contrary to policies CP2, GB2A and GB7A of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy DM 9 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

4

No clear justification has been provided that a proposed development of this scale would relate to activities within this site, which could result in detrimental impacts regarding traffic movements, and noise and disturbance to surrounding residents, contrary to policies CP2, DBE9, ST1 and ST4 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policy SP 1, DM 9 and T 1 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

57.

Planning Application - EPF/1080/19 Land rear of 287-291 High Street, Epping CM16 4DA pdf icon PDF 582 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed 1 no. 3 storey and 1 no. 2 storey buildings to accommodate x 3 residential units (2, 1 bed units and  1, 3 bed dwellinghouse) with communal open space, landscaping and associated works.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1080/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Land rear of 287-291 High Street

Epping

Essex

CM16 4DA

 

PARISH:

Epping

 

WARD:

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed 1 no. 3 storey and 1 no. 2 storey buildings to accommodate x 3 residential units (2, 1 bed units and  1, 3 bed dwellinghouse) with communal open space, landscaping and associated works.

 

DECISION:

Deferred

 

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DEFERRED

 

58.

Planning Application - EPF/0160/21 Sunnyside Pt Os 956, Kents Lane, North Weald Bassett, Epping CM16 6AX pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider the attached report for the change of use of hobby workshop and storage building to dwelling.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0160/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Sunnyside Pt Os 956

Kents Lane

North Weald Bassett

Epping

CM16 6AX

 

PARISH:

Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers

 

WARD:

Moreton and Fyfield

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Change of use of hobby workshop and storage building to dwelling.

 

DECISION:

Refused

 

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REFUSED

1

The proposal has not sufficiently demonstrated that the existing building is suitable for conversion and therefore the proposal constitutes inappropriate development harmful to the Green Belt. No very special circumstances exist that clearly outweigh this, or any other harm, and therefore the proposal is contrary to policies GB2A and GB9A of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies SP 6 and DM 4 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2

The proposed incursion of residential curtilage into the undeveloped Green Belt would result in a loss of openess, and further urbanisation and encroachment into the Countryside and as such constitutes inappropriate development harmful to the Green Belt and the character of this rural area. No very special circumstances exist that clearly outweigh this, or any other harm, and therefore the proposal is contrary to policies GB2A and GB9A of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies SP 6 and DM 4 of the Submission Version Local Plan (2017), and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

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 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.

 

59.

Planning Application - EPF/1061/21 55 Pancroft, Lambourne, Romford RM4 1BX pdf icon PDF 381 KB

To consider the attached report for the demolition of existing rear extension / conservatory, erection of rear extension and adjoining two storey 3 bedroom dwelling.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1061/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

55 Pancroft

Lambourne

Romford

RM4 1BX

 

PARISH:

Lambourne

 

WARD:

Lambourne

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of existing rear extension /conservatory, erection of rear extension and adjoining two storey 3 bedroom dwelling.

 

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:

 

101; 102; 201; 202.

 

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

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

 

5

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

 

6

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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.

60.

Planning Application - EPF/1304/21 2 Chapel View, 90 A Hemnall Street, Epping CM16 4LY pdf icon PDF 328 KB

To consider the attached report for the removal of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension in an orangery style.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1304/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

2 Chapel View

90 A Hemnall Street

Epping

CM16 4LY

 

PARISH:

Epping

 

WARD:

Epping Hemnall

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Removal of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension in an orangery style.

 

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: 7230-01 Rev A

 

3

The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those in the existing building [or those specified on the approved plans, or those specified in the submitted application form], unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

4

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 without the prior written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

 

61.

Planning Application - EPF/1357/21 11 Woodland Way, Ongar CM5 9EP pdf icon PDF 488 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed new dwelling.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1357/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

11 Woodland Way

Ongar

CM5 9EP

 

PARISH:

Ongar

 

WARD:

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed new dwelling.

 

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:

21.02.WW 10; 21.02.WH 11; 21.02, WH.12; 21.02.WH.13A

 

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.

 

4

Prior to first occupation of the dwellinghouse hereby permitted the window(s) in the west flank elevation  and above, shall have been fitted with obscure glass with a minimum privacy level 3 obscurity, and no part of that/those window[s] that is less than 1.7 metres above the internal floor level of the room in which it is installed shall be capable of being opened. Once installed the obscure glass shall be retained thereafter.

 

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 the approved details, and shall be provided on site prior to the first occupation and shall be retained for the lifetime of the development.

 

6

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

 

 

7

Prior to any above groundworks, details and location of the parking spaces (including garages) equipped with active and/or passive 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 shall include: 

 

-   Location of active and passive charging infrastructure; 

-   Specification of charging equipment; and

- Operation/management strategy. The council will expect that a  management plan for the charging points is set out clearly. This will address:

 

a) Which parking bays will have active and/or passive charging provision, including disabled parking bays; 

b) How charging point usage will be charged amongst users; 

c) The process and the triggers for identifying when additional passive charging points will become activated; and

d) Electricity supply availability. The electricity supply should be already confirmed by the Network Provider so that the supply does  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.

62.

Planning Application - EPF/1624/21 Land Between 42 and 44 Ongar Road, Lambourne, Romford RM4 1UH pdf icon PDF 432 KB

To consider the attached report for a 2 x 4 bedroom new detached houses on infill site.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1624/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Land Between 42 And 44

Ongar Road

Lambourne

Romford

RM4 1UH

 

PARISH:

Lambourne

 

WARD:

Lambourne

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

2 x 4 bedroom new detached houses on infill site.

 

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:

 

Drawing No. TCT-001 - Site Location Plan

Drawing No. TCT-101 Rev A dated 19/07/21 - Site Plan Proposed

Drawing No. TCT-102 Rev A dated 19/07/21 - Site Block Plan - Proposed

Drawing No. TCT-103 - House Plans

Drawing No. TCT-104 - House Elevations

Drawing No. TCT-105 - Streetscape elevation, site photos

Drawing No. TCT-106 - 3D Visualisation Sheet 1

Drawing No. TCT-107 - 3D Visualisation Sheet 2

Drawing No. TCT-108 - 2D Visualisations Elevations

Drawing No. TCT-111 - Topographical Survey

Drawing No. TCT-112 - Site Block Plan - Existing

Drawing No. 30070IPLS-02A - Measured Building Survey Elevations

Planning, Design and Access Statement, Thompson Planning Ltd, May 2021

Covering Letter, landiplomacy, undated

Surface Water Drainage Statement, stomar, May 2021

EFSAC Technical Note, Ardent, 4th June 2021

Phase I Geoenvironmental Assessment, GEMCO, May 2021

Low Impact EcIA, Hybrid Ecology Ltd, May 2021

Arboricultural Impact Assessment, Roberts Arboriculture Ltd, 24th May 2021

Draft Unilateral Undertaking.

 

 

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.

 

4

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 without the prior written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

 

5

No development shall take place, including any works of demolition, until a Construction Method Statement has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. The approved Statement shall be adhered to throughout the construction period. The Statement shall provide for:

 

1. The parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors

2. Loading and unloading of plant and materials

3. Storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development

4. The erection and maintenance of security hoarding including decorative displays and facilities for public viewing, where appropriate

5. Measures to control the emission of dust and dirt during construction, including wheel washing.

6. A scheme for recycling/disposing of waste resulting from demolition and construction works.

7. Tree protection measures.

 

6

The dwellinghouses hereby approved shall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

Planning Application - EPF/1716/21 23 Thornwood Road, Epping CM16 6SY pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider the attached report for a single storey side and rear extension and loft conversion with front and rear dormers.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1716/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

23 Thornwood Road

Epping

CM16 6SY

 

PARISH:

Epping

 

WARD:

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Single storey side and rear extension and loft conversion with front and rear dormers.

 

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:

 

Drawing No. HP/2105/SP1 - Location and Block Plan

Drawing No. HP/2105/1 - Existing Plans

Drawing No. HP/2105/2 - Existing Elevations

Drawing No. HP/2105/3 - Proposed Plans

Drawing No. HP/2105/3 - Proposed Plans (Second Floor)

Drawing No. HP/2105/5 - Proposed Elevations 1 of 2

Drawing No. HP/2105/5 - Proposed Elevations 2 of 2

 

3

The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those in the existing building, those specified on the approved plans, or those specified in the submitted application form, 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 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no windows other than those expressly authorised by this permission shall be inserted in the extensions hereby approved without the prior written agreement of the Local Planning Authority.