Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee West
Wednesday, 19th January, 2022 7.00 pm

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

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Media

Items
No. Item

11.

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.

12.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

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Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and outlined the procedures and arrangements agreed by the Council, to enable persons to address the Sub-Committee in relation to the determination of applications for planning permission.

 

The Chairman noted that agenda item 10, EPF/1834/21, Cobbins End Farm

Cobbinsend Road, Waltham Abbey, had been withdrawn by the applicant.

 

 

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 25 August 2021.

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Minutes:

         RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 25 August 2021 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record subject to noting the apologies of Councillor Mathews for this meeting.

 

 

Councillor Bassett asked about the site visit asked for at that meeting, for EPF/1223/21, Aver House, Nazeing. The Planning officer said he would investigate and get back to the Committee.

 

 

14.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes:

a)        Pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor N Avey declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of being known to the applicant of agenda item 11, as he was his ward councillor. The Councillor had determined that he would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

 

·         EPF/2893/21 - Land at Bentons Farm, off Middle Street, Bumbles Green, Nazeing.

 

 

15.

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 reported that there was no urgent business for consideration at the meeting.

16.

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

17.

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:

The Sub-Committee agreed to hold a site visits to the following application location:

 

EPF/2893/21 – Land at Bentons Farm, off Middle Street, Bumbles Green, Nazeing.

 

 

18.

Planning Application - EPF/2825/20 Garage adjacent to Clockhouse, Daws Hill, Waltham Abbey E4 7RD pdf icon PDF 560 KB

To consider the attached report on the conversion and extension of existing former garage building to form a two bedroomed house. Provision of associated parking and landscaping. *** Re Consultation - SAC case now progressing ***.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2825/20

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Garage Adjacent to Clockhouse

Daws Hill

Waltham Abbey

E4 7RD

 

PARISH:

Waltham Abbey

 

WARD:

Waltham Abbey High Beach

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Conversion & extension of existing former garage building to form a two bedroomed house. Provision of associated parking & landscaping.

 

 

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=645435

 

 

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: DD2469-5 SHT 1/4 Rev A, DD2469-5 SHT 2/4 Rev A, DD2469-5 SHT 3/4 Rev A, and DD2469-5 SHT 4/4 Rev A.

 

3

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 phase shall have been submitted to and approved in  writing by the Local Planning Authority. This assessment must be undertaken by a suitably qualified contaminated land practitioner, in accordance with British Standard BS 10175: Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Sites - Code of Practice and the Environment Agency's Guidelines for the Land Contamination: Risk Management (LCRM 2020) (or equivalent if replaced), and shall assess any contamination on the site, whether or not it originates on the site. The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless the Local Planning Authority gives its written consent to any variation. The assessment shall include: (1) A survey of the extent, scale and nature of contamination and (2) An assessment of the potential risks to: human health; property (existing or proposed) including buildings, crops, livestock, pets, woodland, service lines and pipes; adjoining land; groundwater and surface waters; ecological systems; and archaeological sites and ancient monuments.

 

B) If following the risk assessment unacceptable risks are identified from land affected by contamination in that phase, no work on any phase of the development shall take place, until a detailed land remediation scheme has been completed. The scheme will be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall include an appraisal of remediation options, identification of the preferred option(s), the proposed remediation objectives and remediation criteria, and a description and programme of the works to be undertaken including the verification plan. (The remediation scheme shall be sufficiently detailed and thorough to ensure that after remediation, as a minimum, land should not be capable of being determined as contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990). The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved scheme. Following the completion of the remediation works and prior to the first occupation of the development, a verification report by a suitably qualified contaminated land practitioner shall be submitted to and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

19.

Planning Application - EFF/1834/21 Cobbins End Farm, Cobbinsend Road, Waltham Abbey EN9 2AA pdf icon PDF 326 KB

To consider the attached report on the proposed conversion of agricultural buildings to x4 no. residential units.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/1834/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Cobbins End Farm

Cobbinsend Road

Waltham Abbey

EN9 2AA

 

PARISH:

Waltham Abbey

 

WARD:

Waltham Abbey High Beach

Waltham Abbey North East

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Proposed conversion of agricultural buildings to x4 no. residential units.

 

DECISION:

Withdrawn

 

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=654575

 

 

WITHDRAWN

 

By applicant before meeting

 

 

20.

Planning Application - EPF/2893/21 Land at Bentons Farm, Off Middle Street, Bumbles Green, Nazeing EN9 2LN pdf icon PDF 938 KB

To consider the attached report for the erection of 2no. single storey two bedroom detached residential dwellings together with single garages. Existing access will be utilized from Oak Tree Close.

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Minutes:

 

APPLICATION No:

EPF/2893/21

 

SITE ADDRESS:

Land at Bentons Farm

Off Middle Street

Bumbles Green

Nazeing

EN9 2LN

 

PARISH:

Nazeing

 

WARD:

Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:

Erection of 2no. single storey two bedroom detached residential dwellings together with single garages. Existing access will be utilized from oak tree close.

 

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=659474

 

DEFERRED

 

For site visit