Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 8th February, 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 18 January 2022 as published.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 January 2022 be approved and signed as a true and correct record.

2.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor T Aziz.

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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Minutes:

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 54 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.

 

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2021/0754 Land at Victoria Way, Victoria Road, Goldsworth Road, Guidlford Road, Heathside Crescent, Oriental Road and Downside Goods yard. pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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The Committee considered an application for permission to carry out underground works to extend the District Heating and cooling pipework from the District Heating Main. Planning permission was required for the works because Thameswey do not have statutory rights to carry out such works.

 

Some Councillor commented that this application had very little to do with Planning Policy and was more about highways consent. The Chairman agreed that this was an unusual application but that it was sui generis and as the applicant was Thameswey, the current scheme of delegations specified that these applications had to come before the Committee for consideration as Thameswey did not have permitted development.

 

Following a question from the Chairman, the Planning Officer confirmed that the application had been appropriately advertised.

 

RESOLVED

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions.