Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee East
Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 7.30 pm

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

Contact: R. Perrin Tel: (01992) 564243  Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

9.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

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.

10.

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.”

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.

11.

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To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 13 June 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2018 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

12.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

Minutes:

(a)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor J Philip, declared a personal interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing one of the objectors and the applicant. The Councillor had determined that his interest was not prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/0712/18 Cornerways, The Green, Theydon Bois, Epping.

 

(b)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillors H Whitbread, L Burrows, S Jones, C Whitbread and N Avey declared a personal interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing one of the objectors. The Councillors had determined that their interest was not prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/0712/18 Cornerways, The Green, Theydon Bois, Epping.

 

(c)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor P Stalker  declared a personal interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of living near the application site, being consulted on the application as a resident and knowing both the objector and applicant. The Councillor had determined that his interest was prejudicial and would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/1339/18 Land adj Hoppit, The Street, Sheering.

 

(d)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillors H Whitbread and I Hadley declared a personal interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing some of the objectors. The Councillors had determined that their interest was not prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/1348/18 4 Kendall Avenue, Epping.

 

(e)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor N Avey declared a personal interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of being the Chairman of Epping Town Council Planning Committee. The Councillor had determined that his interest was not prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/1348/18 4 Kendall Avenue, Epping.

 

(f)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor C Whitbread declared a pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing the applicant in a business capacity. The Councillor had determined that his interest was prejudicial and would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/1406/18 1 Mount End, Mount End Road, Theydon Mount.

 

(g)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillors J Philip, J H Whitehouse and L Burrows declared a personal interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing the objector. The Councillors had determined that their interest was not prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·                     EPF/1406/18 1 Mount End, Mount End Road, Theydon Mount.

 

(h)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor S Jones declared a person interest in the following item  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

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.

Minutes:

It was noted that there was no other urgent business for consideration by the Sub-Committee.

14.

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

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

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(a)        Site Visits

 

To identify and agree requirements for formal site visits to be held with regard to any planning application listed in this agenda for consideration under Section (b) (Planning Applications) below, prior to consideration of the application.

 

This opportunity for members to identify and agree requirements for formal site visits to be held prior to consideration of a planning application is being operated on a trial basis from the commencement of the 2018/19 municipal year, until 30 November 2018. The success of this arrangement will be reviewed by the Constitution Working Group at the end of the trial period.

 

(b)       Planning Applications

 

To consider planning applications as set out in the attached schedule.

 

Background Papers:

 

(i)  Applications for determination – applications listed on the schedule, letters of representation received regarding the applications which are summarised on the schedule. 

 

(ii)  Enforcement of Planning Control – the reports of officers inspecting the properties listed on the schedule in respect of which consideration is to be given to the enforcement of planning control.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(a)          Site Visit

 

The Planning Sub-Committee identified 1 – EPF/0712/18 Cornerways, The Green, Theydon Bois and items 7 – EPF/1406/18 1 Mount End, Mount End Road, Theydon Mount for a formal site visit prior to the consideration of the applications.

 

(b)          Planning Applications

 

The Planning Sub-Committee considered the remaining planning application set out in the agenda.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)           That items 1 – EPF/0712/18 Cornerways, The Green, Theydon Bois and items 7 – EPF/1406/18 1 Mount End, Mount End Road, Theydon Mount be deferred for a site visit; and

(2)           That the planning applications numbered 1 - 7 be determined as set out in the schedule attached to these minutes.