Agenda item

Planning Applications

To consider the reports of the meetings of the Area Planning Sub-Committees held on:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the reports of various meetings of the East, North and South Area Planning Sub-Committees.

 

Resolved that the reports of the East, North and South Area Planning

Sub-Committees held on 17 June, 15 July 2019 be received and, except where already determined under delegated powers, the planning matters set out below be determined as follows:

 

(a)      2018/3749 – 6 Claremont Lane, Esher

 

The Committee considered the recommendation of the East Area Planning Sub-Committee in respect of this application. However Members, having reviewed the relevant material considerations, concluded that the proposed development, by virtue of its scale and layout would cause unacceptable harm to the character of the area.

 

                    Accordingly, the Committee

 

          Resolved that permission be refused, contrary to the recommendation of the East Area Planning Sub-Committee, for the following reasons:

 

Reasons for refusal:

 

1)    The proposed development is considered to be out of character with the surrounding area by virtue of the layout with rear gardens backing on to the main road and sizes of the proposed plots, both of which are not in keeping with the surrounding area. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy DM2 of the Elmbridge Development Management Plan 2015 and Policy CS17 of the Elmbridge Core Strategy 2011; and

 

2)    The proposed development, by virtue of its bulk and massing is out of character and overbearing which causes harm to the streetscene. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy DM2 of the Elmbridge Development Management Plan 2015 and Policy CS17 of the Elmbridge Core Strategy 2011.

 

(b)      2019/0201 – Wood Cottage, 30 Green Lane, Cobham

 

                    The Committee concurred with the recommendation of the South Area Planning Sub-Committee in respect of this application.

 

Accordingly, it was

 

          Resolved that permission be granted with conditions and informatives as outlined in the agenda.

 

(c)      2018/3782 – Claygate House, Littleworth Road, Esher

 

                    Additional information received from the agent providing clarity in respect of the HGV routing during construction and affordable housing.

 

The Committee concurred with the recommendation of the East Area Planning Sub-Committee in respect of this application.

 

Accordingly, it was

 

Resolved that permission be granted with conditions and informatives as outlined in the agenda, subject to receipt of a satisfactory Section 106 Legal Agreement within 6 months of the Planning Committee to secure affordable housing.  Should a satisfactory unilateral undertaking for affordable housing not be completed within 6 months of the Planning Committee, authority be delegated to the Head of Planning Services to refuse permission for the following reason:

 

1. The proposal would, by reason of the lack of a Section 106 Legal Agreement in relation to a financial contribution for affordable housing, would be contrary to the requirements of Policy CS21 of the Core Strategy 2011 and the Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document 2012.

 

(d)      2019/0016 – 15 Westcar Lane, Hersham

 

                    One additional letter of objection had been received.

 

                    The Committee concurred with the recommendation of the South Area Planning Sub-Committee in respect of this application.

 

Accordingly, it was

 

          Resolved that permission be granted with conditions and informatives as outlined in the agenda.

 

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