Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices

Contact: Hanna Taylor on 01483 743056 or email  hanna.taylor@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 15 January 2019 as published.

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RESOLVED

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 January 2019 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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In accordance with the Officer Procedure Rules, Peter Bryant, Head of Democratic and Legal Services declared a nonpecuniary interest in Item No. 6d – Land at Sythwood Reserved For Bypass, Sythwood, Woking, Surrey arising from his position as Council appointed alternate Director of Rutland Woking Limited.  The interest was such that it would not prevent the Officer from advising on that item.

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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There were 6 appeals that had been lodged and there were no 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

2018/0810 - Land Rear Of Invermark House, Oakcroft Road, West Byfleet pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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The application had been withdrawn from the agenda and would be considered at a future meeting of the Planning Committee.

6b

2018/0648 - D W Burns, Roydon House, Triggs Lane, Woking pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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The Planning committee considered an application for the erection of two, two-storey demi-detached dwellings to the rear of Roydon House, following demolition of existing storage and garage.  Change of use of first floor from retail (Class A1) to two self contained flats (Class C3) (2x one bed) and external alternations to Roydon House, ancillary facilities and new vehicular access from Triggs Lane and Royal Oak Road (amended plans).

 

The original application was refused at Committee in 2018 (PLAN/2017/0666) due to it not being compatible with the other buildings on Royal Oak Road.  In the current planning application, Roydon House would now be retained.

 

[NOTE 1: The Planning Officer advised the Committee on an update to Condition 16 as detailed below:

 

Proposed revised wording for Condition 16 (Surface Water).

 

No development shall commence until details of a scheme for disposing of surface water by means of a sustainable drainage system have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be implanted in full accordance with the approved details prior to the first occupation of the development.

 

Reason: To ensure that the development achieves a high standard of sustainability and to comply with Policies CS9 and CS16 of the Woking Core Strategy 2012 and the relevant policies in the NPPF.]

 

[NOTE 2: The Planning Officer also advised the Committee on an additional informative as detailed below:

 

Proposed wording for an additional informative:

 

The Local Planning Authority would encourage the applicant to allow residents of the development to use the parking space allocated to the retail unit outside of business hours.]

 

The Chairman, Ward Councillor,  noted that the new proposals respected the character of Royal Oak Road and would assist with parking concerns.  Following a suggestion to remove permitted development rights, which was agreed and Officers confirmed it would be added as a condition.

 

Resolved

That planning permission be granted subject to the additional informative and revised conditions.

6c

2018/1050 - 8-9 Fairview Avenue, Woking pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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The Planning Committee considered an application for two town houses to be restored to their original condition. It was agreed no presentation was required.

 

Resolved

That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

 

6d

2017/0122 - Land At Sythwood Reserved For Bypass, Sythwood pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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The Planning Committee considered an application for the erection of two detached three storey buildings comprising 10 units of managed residential accommodation (Class C2), detached single storey bin and cycle store building and associated access, parking landscaping and engineering works (additional noise and ecological information submitted with the application).

 

It was noted that the outstanding drainage scheme would be revised and reviewed by Katherine Waters, Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer, who was confident a revised scheme could be achieved to comply with policy SC9.

 

Councillor Eastwood welcomed the plans and supported the proposals as he felt the land was currently wasted.

 

Resolved

That     (i) the Committee grant delegated authority to Officers to grant planning permission subject to the planning conditions; and

 

            (ii) subject to the receipt of a revised drainage scheme; and

 

(iii) the receipt of a further consultation response from the Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer, raising no objections and additional recommended drainage conditions.