Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee East - Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 7.00 pm

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

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118.

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.

 

 

119.

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.

 

It was noted that items 11 and 12 (EPF/0766/20 (21 Forest Drive, Theydon Boise) and EPF/2907/21 (32 the Orchards, Epping)) on the agenda had been withdrawn and that item 13 (EPF/3231/21) would be considered first.

 

 

120.

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 J Philip declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of being a licenced minister in training. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/0040/18 – Parish Church of St Mary & All Saints, Church Lane, Lambourne.

 

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 his company having acted on behalf of one of one of the applicants . The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/3231/21 – Tilegate Farm, Tilegate Road, High Laver, Ongar

 

c)    Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor J McIvor declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of this being an application in his ward as a County Councillor. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·         EPF/0040/18 – Parish Church of St Mary & All Saints, Church Lane, Lambourne

 

 

121.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 180 KB

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

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

 

122.

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.

 

 

123.

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

 

 

124.

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.

 

 

125.

Planning Application - EPF/3231/21 Tilegate Farm, Tilegate Road, High Laver, Ongar CM5 0EA pdf icon PDF 607 KB

To consider the attached report on the application for Variation of Condition 2 for EPF/1052/17. (Demolition of existing industrial and storage workshops and equestrian buildings and replacement with three residential units plus annex and outbuilding together with reconfiguring of access road and landscaping).

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/3231/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Tilegate Farm

Tilegate Road

High Laver

Ongar

CM5 0EA

 

PARISH:

Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers

 

WARD:

Moreton and Fyfield

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Application for Variation of Condition 2 for EPF/1052/17. (Demolition of existing industrial and storage workshops and equestrian buildings and replacement with three residential units plus annex and outbuilding together with reconfiguring of access road and landscaping).

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions)

 

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CONDITIONS



1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of permission EPF/1052/17 dated 01.06.2017.

 

2

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

 

(02)003 F - Proposed Site Plan

(02)020 A - Proposed Main House Floor Plans

(02)024 A - Proposed Main House Elevations

(02)030 # - Proposed Garages and Tractor Store

(02)031 # - Proposed Garage and Tractor Store Elevations

(02)040 # - Proposed Annexe, Ground First and Roof Plans

(02)041 # - Proposed Annex Elevations

 

3

No construction works above ground level relating to the 'main house' shall take 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. The development shall be implemented in accordance with such approved details.

 

4

The flood risk assessment and management and maintenance plan measures approved under application EPF/0307/19, approved 29.05.19 shall be carried out prior to the substantial completion of the development and shall be adequately maintained in accordance with the management and maintenance plan.

 

5

The proposed use of this site has been identified as being particularly vulnerable if land contamination is present, despite no specific former potentially contaminating uses having been identified for this site. 

 

Should any discoloured or odorous soils be encountered during development works for the 'main house' / the remaining unbuilt elements, or should any hazardous materials or significant quantities of non-soil forming materials be found, then all development works should be stopped, the Local Planning Authority contacted and a scheme to investigate the risks and / or the adoption of any required remedial measures be submitted to, agreed and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the recommencement of development works.

 

Following the completion of development works and prior to the first occupation of the site, sufficient information must be submitted to demonstrate that any required remedial measures were satisfactorily implemented or confirmation provided that no unexpected contamination was encountered.

 

6

The development hereby approved shall be implemented in accordance with the foul and surface water disposal details approved under application EPF/0307/19, approved 29.05.19.

 

7

Development shall take place in accordance with details approved under application EPF/0307/19, approved 29.05.19 relating to wheel washing or other cleaning facilities for vehicles leaving the site during construction works. The approved installed cleaning facilities shall be used to clean vehicles immediately before leaving the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 125.

126.

Planning Application - EPF/0040/18 Parish Church of St Mary & All Saints, Church Lane, Lambourne RM4 1AH pdf icon PDF 340 KB

To consider the attached report on the proposal to build a new Church and Community Centre on a site adjacent to the Church grounds to provide space for activity rooms, event spaces, Church ancillary facilities and rooms for prayer and reflection. A new path to be carefully routed through the existing graveyard is proposed to link the new Church Centre to the Church and will be the subject of a separate Faculty application. Landscaping works and parking are provided within the proposed site.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0040/18

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Parish Church of St Mary & All Saints

Church Lane

Lambourne

Essex

RM4 1AH

 

PARISH:

Lambourne

 

WARD:

Lambourne

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

The proposal is to build a new Church and Community Centre on a site adjacent to the Church grounds to provide space for activity rooms, event spaces, Church ancillary facilities and rooms for prayer and reflection. A new path to be carefully routed through the existing graveyard is proposed to link the new Church Centre to the Church and will be the subject of a separate Faculty application. Landscaping works and parking are provided within the proposed site.

 

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions)

 

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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: P100, P101, P102, P110, P111, P112, P120, P121, P122, P123. P200B, P210B, P202B, P210B, P211B, P212B, P220B, P221B, P222B, P223B. P300B, P301B, P310B, and Location Plan.

 

3

No preliminary ground works shall take place until a written scheme and programme of archaeological investigation has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the approved scheme and programme.

 

4

Prior to preliminary ground works taking place, details of foul and 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.

 

5

No development, including works of demolition or site clearance, shall take place until a Tree Protection Plan, Arboricultural Method Statement and site monitoring schedule in accordance with BS:5837:2012 (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction - Recommendations) has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing. The development shall be carried out only in accordance with the approved documents.

 

6

Samples of the types and details of colours of all the external finishes shall be submitted for approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement of the development, and the development shall be implemented in accordance with such approved detail.

 

7

Additional drawings that show details of proposed new [windows, doors, rooflights, eaves, verges, fascias, cills, structural openings and junctions with the existing building - add/delete as appropriate], by section and elevation at scales between 1:20 and 1:1 as appropriate, shall be submitted to and approved by the LPA in writing prior to the commencement of any works.

 

8

Prior to commencement of development, details of screen walls, fences or other means of enclosure shall be agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and shall be erected and thereafter maintained in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 126.

127.

Planning Application - EPF/2579/19 Spencers Farm, Oak Hill Road, Stapleford Abbotts, Romford RM4 1JH pdf icon PDF 281 KB

To consider the attached report for the erection of x6 no. new dwellings, parking and associated landscaping. ** SAC CASE HELD IN ABEYANCE NOW PROGRESSING**

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2579/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Spencers Farm

Oak Hill Road

Stapleford Abbotts

Romford

Essex

RM4 1JH

 

PARISH:

Stapleford Abbotts

 

WARD:

Passingford

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of x6 no. new dwellings, parking and associated landscaping.

** SAC CASE HELD IN ABEYANCE NOW PROGRESSING**

 

 

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:

 

2632.1 (Site and Block Plans)

2632.2A (House Design/Floor Plans)

2632.3A (House Design Elevations)

2632.4 (Existing & Proposed Site Plans)

2632.5 (Existing & Proposed Site Plans)

2632.6( Existing & Proposed Facing Views)

2632.7 (Site Location Plan)

OS- 1892-19.2 (Hard Landscape Plan)

OS-1860-19.2-1 (Hard Landscape Plan)

OS-1892 -19.2-1 (Tree Protection Plan)

0S-1892-19.3 (Soft Landscape Plan)

557/P/001 REV.A (Refuse Strategy)



3

Prior to any above ground works, details of levels shall have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority showing cross-sections and elevations of the levels of the site prior to development and the proposed levels of all ground floor slabs of buildings, roadways and accessways and landscaped areas. The development shall be carried out in accordance with those approved details.

 

4

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.

 

5

Prior to first occupation of the building/extension hereby permitted the window(s) in the flank elevation(s) at first floor level 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.

 

6

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.

 

7

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.

 

8

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.

 

9

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 127.

128.

Planning Application - EPF/0766/20 21 Forest Drive, Theydon Bois, Epping CM16 7HA pdf icon PDF 512 KB

To consider the attached report for a part retrospective application for creation of one bed flat and associated parking (Revised application to EPF/0066/20). ** SAC CASE HELD IN ABEYANCE NOW PROGRESSING**

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report Item No:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0766/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

21 Forest Drive

Theydon Bois

Epping

CM16 7HA

 

PARISH:

Theydon Bois

 

WARD:

Theydon Bois

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Part retrospective application for creation of one bed flat and associated parking (Revised application to EPF/0066/20)** SAC CASE HELD IN ABEYANCE NOW PROGRESSING**

 

DECISION:

WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

 

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WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

 

129.

Planning Application - EPF/2907/21 32 The Orchards, Epping CM16 7BB pdf icon PDF 532 KB

To consider the attached report for the proposed conversion of the existing loft space into habitable accommodation with two side facing dormer windows with pitched roofs to south facing elevation and one side facing dormer window with obscured glazing to north facing elevation. The rear gable facing the garden and open fields is to be fitted with glazing with doors and Juliet balcony. This proposal makes efficient use of the existing loft space and is similar to many other similar loft conversions in the locality. This particular loft can be converted under permitted development rights that the dwelling enjoys and can be fully functioning. However, the applicant is applying under the householder application procedure as the overall roof extension compared to the original is just in excess of the 50 cubic metres allowable.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report Item No:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2907/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

32 The Orchards

Epping

CM16 7BB

 

PARISH:

Epping

 

WARD:

Epping Hemnall

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed conversion of the existing loft space into habitable accommodation with two side facing dormer windows with pitched roofs to south facing elevation and one side facing dormer window with obscured glazing to north facing elevation. The rear gable facing the garden and open fields is to be fitted with glazing with doors and Juliet balcony. This proposal makes efficient use of the existing loft space and is similar to many other similar loft conversions in the locality. This particular loft can be converted under permitted development rights that the dwelling enjoys and can be fully functioning. However, the applicant is applying under the householder application procedure as the overall roof extension compared to the original is just in excess of the 50 cubic metres allowable.

 

DECISION:

WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA

 

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WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA