Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 18th January, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices

Contact: Becky Capon on 01483 743011 or email  becky.capon@woking.gov.uk 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 7 December 2021 as published.

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RESOLVED

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 December 2021 be approved and signed as a true and correct record.

2.

Apologies for Absence

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There were no apologies for absence.

3.

Declarations of Interest

(i)    To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary and other interests from Members in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.

(ii)   In accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct, any Member who is a Council- appointed Director of a Thameswey Group company will declare a non-pecuniary interest in any item involving that Thameswey Group company. The interest will not prevent the Member from participating in the consideration of that item.

(iii)   In accordance with the Officer Procedure Rules, any Officer who is a Council- appointed Director of a Thameswey Group company will declare an interest in any item involving that Thameswey Group company. The interest will not prevent the Officer from advising the Committee on that item.

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No declarations of interest were received.

4.

Urgent Business

To consider any business that the Chairman rules may be dealt with under Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

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There were no items of Urgent Business.

5.

Planning and Enforcement Appeals pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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The Committee received a report on the planning appeals lodged and the appeal decisions.

Resolved

That the report be noted.

6.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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The Committee determined the following applications subject to the conditions, informatives, reasons for refusal or authorisation of enforcement action which appear in the published report to the Committee or as detailed in these minutes.

 

6a

2021/0755 1 Claremont Avenue, Woking pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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The Committee considered an application for the erection of a part four storey, part three storey building including accommodation in the roof space, comprising nine self-contained flats and associated access, parking, landscaping, bin and cycle storage following demolition of existing building.

 

The Committee were generally very supportive of the application noting that it was encouraging that the apartments were all two bedroom and a good size. The developer had also offered to provide four active and five passive EV charging spaces which was over and above what was required by Policy.

 

Following a question, Thomas James explained that the scale of the development meant that EV charging points were not required to meet Policy. However, as the applicant had offered to provide them, the Committee could chose to add a condition to ensure that the proposal submitted regarding EV charging points was built to completion. The Committee agreed that they would like to add an additional condition and the appropriate wording would be drafted by Planning Officers.

 

Following a question regarding loss of light and overlooking from the roof top garden, the Planning Officer explained that the roof garden terrace was within the site of the roof set 1.8 metres down. This meant that there would be no overlooking and the building itself would provide adequate screening with no further screening needed.

 

RESOLVED

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions, including the additional condition regarding EV charging points as set out in these minutes and Section 106 Agreement.

6b

2021/1241 25 Lorne Gardens, Woking pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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The Committee considered an application for the construction of a timber clad freestanding garden building (Retrospective).

 

RESOLVED

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions.

6c

21/1162 21 Brackenwood Road, Woking pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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The Committee considered an application for a certificate of proposed lawful development for a single storey flat roof rear extension.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the certificate be granted.