Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Sub-Committee East
Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

Contact: R. Perrin Tel: (01992) 564243  Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Note: Please note that Item 6 - EPF/1121/18 35 The Magpies, Epping Green has been removed from the agenda and will be considered at the Plans West Committee on 17 October 2018. 

Items
No. Item

23.

WEBCASTING INTRODUCTION

1.         This meeting is to be webcast. Members are reminded of the need to activate their microphones before speaking.

 

2.         The Chairman will read the following announcement:

 

“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by such third parties).

 

If you are seated in the lower public seating area it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in the possibility that your image will become part of the broadcast.

 

This may infringe your human and data protection rights and if you wish to avoid this you should move to the upper public gallery.”

Minutes:

The Chairman made a short address to remind all present that the meeting would be broadcast on the Internet, and that the Council had adopted a protocol for the webcasting of its meetings. The Sub-Committee noted the Council’s Protocol for Webcasting of Council and Other Meetings.

24.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and outlined the procedures and arrangements adopted by the Council to enable persons to address the Sub-Committee, in relation to the determination of applications for planning permission. The Sub-Committee noted the advice provided for the public and speakers in attendance at Council Planning Sub-Committee meetings.

25.

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(a)          It had been brought to the attention of officers that the minutes of the meeting held on 8 August 2018, omitted a declaration of interest for Councillor C Whitbread with regards to EPF/0712/18, which has now been corrected; and

 

(b)           To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 5 September 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

(a)          That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 August 2018 had been corrected to included a declaration of interest for Councillor C Whitbread in relation to planning application EPF/0712/18; and

 

(b)          That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2018 be taken as read and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

26.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

Minutes:

(a)       Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor L Burrows declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items of the agenda. The Councillor had determined that his interests were non-prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the applications and voting thereon:

 

·           EPF/0282/18 – 12 Station Road, Epping

·           EPF/1406/18 – 1 Mount End, Mount End Road, Theydon Mount

 

(b)       Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor N Avey declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items of the agenda by virtue of being Chairman of Epping Town Council’s Planning Committee. The Councillor had determined that his interest was non-prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·           EPF/0282/18 – 12 Station Road, Epping

·           EPF/1583/18 – 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping

·           EPF/1847/18 – 55 High Street, Epping

 

(c)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor B Rolfe declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda. The Councillor had determined that his interests were non-prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the applications and voting thereon:

 

·           EPF/1583/18 – 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping

 

(d)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor S Jones declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing the applicant. The Councillor had determined that her interest was non-prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration of the applications and voting thereon:

 

·           EPF/1583/18 – 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping

 

(e)       Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor A Grigg declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue knowing the objector in professional capacity. The Councillor had determined that her interest was non-prejudicial but would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·        EPF/1556/18 - Site at Bansons Lane, Ongar

 

(f)        Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor C Whitbread declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of the applicant and objectors being known to him. The Councillor had determined that his interest was non-prejudicial but would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·           EPF/1583/18 – 1 Buttercross Lane, Epping

·           EPF/1406/18 – 1 Mount End, Mount End Road, Theydon Mount

 

(g)               Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor S Jones declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of knowing both the applicant and objector. The Councillor had determined that her interest was non-prejudicial but would leave the meeting for the consideration of the application and voting thereon:

 

·           EPF/1406/18 – 1 Mount End, Mount End Road, Theydon Mount

 

(h)       Pursuant to the Council’s Code of Member Conduct, Councillor J Philip declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following item of the agenda by virtue of the objector being known to him. The Councillor had determined that his interest was non-prejudicial and would remain in the meeting for the consideration  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, requires that the permission of the Chairman be obtained, after prior notice to the Chief Executive, before urgent business not specified in the agenda (including a supplementary agenda of which the statutory period of notice has been given) may be transacted.

Minutes:

It was noted that there was no other urgent business for consideration by the Sub-Committee.

28.

Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version - Planning Policy Briefing Note

A Planning Policy Briefing Note (March 2018) has been produced by the Planning Policy Team to ensure that a consistent approach is taken to the provision of planning policy advice for the District, particularly in relation to the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version, which was published on 18 December 2017.

 

The primary purpose of the Planning Policy Briefing Note is to inform the development management process and to provide assistance for Development Management Officers, Councillors, applicants and planning agents. The Planning Policy Briefing Note is available at:

 

http://www.efdclocalplan.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Planning-Policy-Briefing-Note_Mar-2018.pdf

Minutes:

It was noted that the Epping Forest District Local Plan Submission Version Planning Policy Briefing note was available at:

http://www.efdclocalplan.org/wpcontent/uploads/2018/03/Planning-Policy-Briefing-Note_Mar-2018.pdf

29.

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(a)        Site Visits

 

To identify and agree requirements for formal site visits to be held with regard to any planning application listed in this agenda for consideration under Section (b) (Planning Applications) below, prior to consideration of the application.

 

This opportunity for members to identify and agree requirements for formal site visits to be held prior to consideration of a planning application is being operated on a trial basis from the commencement of the 2018/19 municipal year, until 30 November 2018. The success of this arrangement will be reviewed by the Constitution Working Group at the end of the trial period.

 

(b)       Planning Applications

 

To consider planning applications as set out in the attached schedule.

 

Background Papers:

 

(i)  Applications for determination – applications listed on the schedule, letters of representation received regarding the applications which are summarised on the schedule. 

 

(ii)  Enforcement of Planning Control – the reports of officers inspecting the properties listed on the schedule in respect of which consideration is to be given to the enforcement of planning control.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the planning applications numbered 1 – 8 be determined as set out in the schedule attached to these minutes.