Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 1st March, 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 8 February 2022 as published.

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RESOLVED

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 February  2022 be approved and signed as a true and correct record.

2.

Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Hughes and Councillor Martin.

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 59 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 50 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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2021/1044 25 Wexfenne Gardens, Pyrford, Woking pdf icon PDF 207 KB

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The Committee considered an application for permission on the erection of a two story side extension, including the erection of a detached garage to the frontage of the host dwelling with external alternations and landscaping.

 

Councillor Dorsett, Ward Councillor explained that following a recent site visit, it was thought that the proposal was considered bulky, including having an unacceptable impact on the amenities of neighbours in terms of light overbearing and overlooking. 

 

Following a query raised by Councillor Dorsett regarding the boundary, the Planning Officer confirmed that the extension was 1m from the side boundary with No.24 Wexfenne Gardens to the north-west which consents with the guidance in the “Design” SPD (2015) and was considered to achieve sufficient visual separation between the dwelling and proposed garage.

 

It was noted that several concerns were raised by a neighbouring objector, however many of these were not material planning considerations, but instead were more a civil matter between neighbours, which are governed by other legislation.

 

Discussion ensued on the variation of street scene character within Wexfenne Gardens, in view of this it was agreed that the proposal would not have a significant   impact to the current street scene.

 

   RESOLVED

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to conditions.