Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee South
Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices. View directions

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49.

Appointment of Chairman and Vice-Chairman

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Minutes:

In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, Councillor K Williamson, acted as the Chairman for this meeting, and also stated that he would be a voting chairman.

 

The Chairman proposed that Councillor S Rackham be appointed Vice-Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

 

            AGREED:

 

That Councillor S Rackham be appointed as Vice-Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

50.

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 live to the Internet, and that the Council had adopted a protocol for the webcasting of its meetings.

51.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 272 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 6 October 2021.

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Minutes:

            RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Sub-Committee held on 6 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 S Murray declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing the neighbour who lives at number 13. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·       EPF/0975/19 – 11 Crossfields, Loughton IG10 3PY.

 

(b)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor S Neville declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing some of the objectors who were objecting to this application. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·       EPF/2056/19 – 142 Buckhurst Way, Buckhurst Hill IG9 6HP.

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 K Williamson proposed a site visit for item 13 on the agenda, EPF/1972/21 - 4 Ely Place, Chigwell IG8 8AG, which was seconded by Councillor C C Pond.

 

AGREED:

 

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

56.

Planning Application - EPF/2769/18 93 Manor Road, Chigwell IG7 5PN pdf icon PDF 662 KB

To consider the attached report for an outline application with all matters reserved: erection of three detached dwellings (existing dwelling to be removed) - Revised application to EPF/2669/17.

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Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2769/18

 

SITE ADDRESS:

93 Manor Road

Chigwell

Essex

IG7 5PN

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Grange Hill

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Outline application with all matters reserved: erection of three detached dwellings (Existing dwelling to be removed) - Revised application to EPF/2669/17.

 

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=615913

 

 

REFUSED

 

 

  1. The Council cannot be certain beyond reasonable scientific doubt that the proposed development either alone or in combination with other developments within the district 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. Also, in the absence of an appropriate legal agreement to mitigate such adverse impacts, the proposed development is therefore contrary to Policies DM2 & DM22 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, Paragraph 180 of the NPPF 2021, and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.

 

  1. The proposed development would appear as an incongruous development within this back land location. As a consequence, the proposal fails to respect the character and appearance of the locality, contrary to Polices CP2, CP7 & DBE1 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and Paragraphs 126 & 130 of the NPPF 2021

 

  1. The proposed development, by reason of the densification of a single plot with three dwellings, would result in increased vehicle movements to and from the site, to the detriment of highway safety, contrary to Policy ST4 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy T1 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF 2021.

 

No Way forward.

 

57.

Planning Application - EPF/0975/19 11 Crossfields, Loughton IG10 3PY pdf icon PDF 458 KB

To consider the attached report for the erection of a single storey rear extension and erection of a new attached dwelling, following demolition of existing garage.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/0975/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

11 Crossfields

Loughton

Essex

IG10 3PY

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Alderton

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of a single storey rear extension and erection of a new attached dwelling, following demolition of existing garage.

 

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=622881

 

 

REFUSED

1

The Council cannot be certain beyond reasonable scientific doubt that the proposed development either alone or in combination with other developments within the district 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. Also, in the absence of an appropriate legal agreement to mitigate such adverse impacts, the proposed development is therefore contrary to Policies DM2 & DM22 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, Paragraph 180 of the NPPF 2021, and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.

 

2

By reason of the intensification of residential use at the site and cramped nature of the development, infilling an open aspect in an otherwise compact street scene, the proposal would have a poor appearance, harmful to the character and appearance of the locality.  Moreover, it would result an inappropriately intense use of the application site within the context of a street already experiencing intense use of on-street parking.  The development is therefore likely to be harmful to the character and visual amenities of the locality and amount to an undesirable precedent for permitting similarly harmful development in the surrounding area with the cumulative effect of exacerbating the harmful consequence of the proposal.  Accordingly, the proposed development is contrary to Policies CP2 (iv), CP7, DBE1, DBE11 & ST4 of the adopted Local Plan 1998 & 2006, Policy DM9 & T1 of the Local Plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF 2021.

 

No Way forward.

 

58.

Planning Application - EPF/1880/19 Parking area at southern end of cul-de-sac, Thatchers Close, Loughton IG10 3SP pdf icon PDF 575 KB

To consider the attached report for the erection of one 2 storey affordable home with 2 parking spaces.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1880/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Parking area at southern end of cul-de-sac

Thatchers Close

Loughton

Essex

IG10 3SP

 

 

PARISH:

Loughton

 

WARD:

Loughton Fairmead

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of one 2 storey affordable home with 2 parking spaces.

 

DECISION:

Deferred

 

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=62687

 

DEFERRED

 

59.

Planning Application - EPF/2056/19 142 Buckhurst Way, Buckhurst Hill IG9 6HP pdf icon PDF 368 KB

To consider the attached report on the demolition of bungalow and construction of a two storey building of four luxury flats with room in the roof.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2056/19

 

SITE ADDRESS:

142 Buckhurst Way

Buckhurst Hill

Essex

IG9 6HP

 

PARISH:

Buckhurst Hill

 

WARD:

Buckhurst Hill East

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Demolition of bungalow and construction of a two storey building of four luxury flats with room in the roof.

 

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=627575

 

 

REFUSED

1

The proposed development, by virtue of the increased level of development proposed represents an over intensive use of a limited site, demonstrated by the increased scale and bulk of the building which would be out of character with the scale and pattern of development in the surrounding area, and the increased activity including vehicle movements close to a bend in the road. As such the development would be contrary to policies CP7, DBE2, DBE9 and ST4 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies T1, T2, DM9 and DM10 of the Local Plan Submission Version (2017) and the NPPF.

 

2

The proposed development fails to provide adequate access to the building for all, and in the absence of lift access to the upper flats, the development fails to meet sustainable development and lifetime objectives, contrary to policies CP1, CP6 and CP7 of the adopted Local Plan and Alterations, policies SP1, H1, DM9 and DM10 of the Local plan Submission Version 2017, and the NPPF.

 

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 recreational pressure and air pollution. Failure to secure such mitigation is contrary to policies CP1, CP6 and NC1 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, Paragraph 180 of the NPPF, and the requirements of the Habitats Regulations 2017.

 

60.

Planning Application - EPF/1972/21 4 Ely Place, Chigwell IG8 8AG pdf icon PDF 288 KB

To consider the attached report for a proposed first floor side extension, repositioning of front entrance door,  front porch and canopy and first floor landing window. (Revised application to EPF/1386/21).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1972/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

4 Ely Place

Chigwell

IG8 8AG

 

PARISH:

Chigwell

 

WARD:

Chigwell Village

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed first floor side extension, repositioning of front entrance door,  front porch and canopy and first floor landing window. (Revised application to EPF/1386/21).

 

DECISION:

Deferred

 

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=655074

 

 

DEFERRED