Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee East
Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 7.00 pm

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29.

WEBCASTING INTRODUCTION

1. This virtual meeting is to be webcast. Members are reminded of the need to unmute 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).

 

Please could I also remind Members of the Public who have registered to speak that they will be admitted to the meeting at the appropriate time.

 

Please also be aware that if technical difficulties interrupt the meeting that cannot be overcome, I may need to adjourn the meeting.”

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Minutes:

The Chairman made a short address to remind all present that this virtual 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.

30.

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.

31.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 2 September 2020.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

(1)        That the minutes of the meeting held on 2 September 2020 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

32.

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, Councillor C Whitbread declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of the Applicant was known to the Councillor from some time ago. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·        EPF/0847/20 – 22 Brook Road, Epping.

 

(b)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillor S Jones declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue being acquainted with a relative of the Applicant. The Councillor had determined that she would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

           EPF/1120/20 – 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping.

 

(c)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillor J Philip declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue being acquainted with a relative of the Applicant. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

           EPF/1120/20 – 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping.

 

(d)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillor C Whitbread declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of his company having had business dealings with the Applicant. The Councillor had determined that he would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

           EPF/1120/20 – 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping.

 

(e)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillor H Whitbread declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue being acquainted with a relative of the Applicant. The Councillor had determined that she would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

           EPF/1120/20 – 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping.

33.

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.

34.

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:

The Sub-Committee 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

35.

Site Visits

Members are reminded that for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, as decided at the Group Leaders’ Meeting of 24 June 2020, no member site visits will be conducted.

 

Therefore, any planning application deferred for a site visit at an Area Planning Sub-Committee will be automatically referred to the District Development Management Committee for determination.

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Minutes:

There were no formal site visits requested by the Sub-Committee.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that, for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, any planning applications referred for a site visit at an Area Plans Sub-Committee (or the District Development Management Committee) would be automatically referred to the District Development Management Committee (or Council) for determination.

36.

Planning Application - EPF/0576/20 Woodland Camp, Manor Road, Lambourne End, Romford pdf icon PDF 466 KB

To consider the attached report for an upgrade and renewal of the recreational facilities on the site to provide short-stay all weather accommodation and communal facilities in order to ensure the site's continued use for recreational purposes.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0576/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Woodland Camp

Manor Road

Lambourne End

Romford

RM4 1NB

 

PARISH:

Lambourne

 

WARD:

Lambourne

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Upgrade and renewal of the recreational facilities on the site to provide short-stay all weather accommodation and communal facilities in order to ensure the site's continued use for recreational purposes. The proposal includes; (a) the demolition/removal of the existing central pavilion building, various dilapidated outbuildings, and mobile homes/pitches; (b) the refurbishment of 4 existing cabins including the caretaker's lodging; (c) the construction of a new central pavilion building and 34 new purpose-designed cabins; and (d) general landscaping works.

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (Subject to Legal 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=634695

 

 

CONDITIONS



1

The development hereby permitted will be completed and retained strictly in accordance with the approved drawings numbers: 14.046 PL001 Rev A, PL002 Rev A, PL003 Rev B, PL004,PL005, PL006, PL011 Rev C, PL13 Rev C, PL15 Rev C, PL16 Rev C,  PL017 Rev C, PL023 Rev D, PL24 Rev D, PL031 Rev B, PL032 A, PL034 Rev A, PL035, PL036 Rev A, PL037, PL038, PL039 Rev A, PL040 Rev A, PL056, PL061, PL62 Rev A, PL63, GA.304, GA.303 and Moore Partners 'Tree Constraints Plan' drawing number AT/WC/08 rev A and  Ecology Letter (EECOS, April 2020), Great Crested Newt EDNA Survey (EECOS, July 2017), and the Reptile Survey (EECOS, June 2017), Ecology Letter (EECOS, March 2017) provided at reserved matters stage for the site, application reference EPF/2179/17, and the Proposed Lighting Plan Drg PL.016 Rev A (Tait Architects, 2016) submitted with application reference EPF/3470/17

 

2

When the cabins hereby approved have been constructed all caravans and tents shall have been removed from the site. In addition, once the cabins have been erected no part of the application site, together with the adjoining land owned by the applicants, shall thereafter be used for the accommodation of tents and/or caravans.

 

 

3

All buildings, containers, and caravans, to be demolished as shown on plan, shall be demolished and/or removed from the site before the central pavilion building hereby approved is first brought into use.

 

4

Any amplified music to be played on the site shall be confined to the inside of the central pavilion. No outside amplified music shall be played.

 

5

Prior to preliminary ground works taking place on the amendments hereby approved, details of surface water disposal relevant to these parts of the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be implemented in accordance with such agreed details.

 

6

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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

37.

Planning Application - EPF/0847/20 22 Brook Road, Epping pdf icon PDF 190 KB

To consider the attached report for a single storey front and side extension to form a lounge and carport.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0847/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

22 Brook Road

Epping

CM16 7BT

 

PARISH:

Epping

 

WARD:

Epping Hemnall

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Single storey front & side extension to form a lounge and carport.

 

DECISION:

Grant Permission (With Conditions)

 

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=636133

 

 

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 will be completed and retained strictly in accordance with the approved drawings numbers:

 

Existing Site Location Plan, Proposed Site Location Plan, Existing Elevations and Plans EXT 001 cos, Proposed Floor Plans EXT 002A cos, Proposed Elevations EXT 003aaa cos AA.

 

3

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 Classes B and C of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Order, shall be undertaken without the prior written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

 

 

 

38.

Planning Application - EPF/1120/20 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping pdf icon PDF 844 KB

To consider the attached report to demolish the existing property and erect one 3 bedroom house and three 2 bedroom apartments.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1120/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

1 Buttercross Lane

Epping

CM16 5AA

 

PARISH:

Epping

 

WARD:

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolish existing property and erect one 3 bedroom house and three 2 bedroom apartments

 

DECISION:

 Refuse Permission

 

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http://planpub.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/NIM.websearch/ExternalEntryPoint.aspx?SEARCH_TYPE=1&DOC_CLASS_CODE=PL&FOLDER1_REF=637397

 

 

REASON FOR REFUSAL

 

1

The demolition of the existing house and replacement with a building which sprawls into the rear garden, combined with the unbalanced rhythm of the façade composition and the different roof pitches, gives the appearance of several add-on extensions being applied to the main building. The front door to plot 1A is marked as being false and pargetting details in modern cementitious materials are proposed to the side elevations are features which are incongruous; within a Conservation Area fail to preserve the special significance of the setting of the adjoining Grade II listed building. The proposal therefore fails to take account of, or respect the character of the street scene, the character of the Conservation Area or the adjoining listed building. Furthermore, there is insufficient public benefit resulting of this development which would outweigh the harm identified. The proposal is therefore contrary to S66 (1) of the Planning and Listed Building and Conservation Areas Act 1990, chapter 16 of the NPPF, policies CP2(iv), CP7, DBE1, HC6, HC7 and HC12 of the Adopted Local Plan and Alterations along with DM 7 and DM 9 of the Submission Version Local Plan.

 

2

The proposed buildings would, by reason of their excessive bulk and massing, be unduly overbearing in relation to the adjacent house at no.3 Buttercross Lane.  The proposal is therefore contrary to policies DBE2 and DBE 9 of the Adopted Local Plan and Alterations 2008, Policy DM 9 and of the Epping Forest District Council Local Plan Submission Version 2017 and the National Planning Policy Framework (2018). 

 

3

The application does not provide sufficient information to satisfy the Council, as competent authority, that the development would 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 development should be permitted. As such the development is contrary to Policies CP1 and CP6 of the Epping Forest Local Plan (1998) and Alterations (2006), Policies DM 2 and DM 22 of the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version (2017) and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.

 

39.

EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

Exclusion: To consider whether, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press should be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below on grounds that they will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) or are confidential under Section 100(A)(2):

 

Agenda Item No

Subject

Exempt Information Paragraph Number

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, which came into effect on 1 March 2006, requires the Council to consider whether maintaining the exemption listed above outweighs the potential public interest in disclosing the information. Any member who considers that this test should be applied to any currently exempted matter on this agenda should contact the proper officer at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

 

Background Papers:  Article 17 - Access to Information, Procedure Rules of the Constitution define background papers as being documents relating to the subject matter of the report which in the Proper Officer's opinion:

 

(a)        disclose any facts or matters on which the report or an important part of the report is based;  and

 

(b)        have been relied on to a material extent in preparing the report and does not include published works or those which disclose exempt or confidential information and in respect of executive reports, the advice of any political advisor.

 

The Council will make available for public inspection for four years after the date of the meeting one copy of each of the documents on the list of background papers.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that there was no business which necessitated the exclusion of the public and press from the meeting.