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    Planning Committee
    Wednesday, 29 May 2019 6.45 pm

    Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames

    Contact: Chris Curtis  Email: c.curtis@spelthorne.gov.uk

    Items
    No. Item

    Audio Recording - Old Police Station, Sunbury MP3 9 MB

    Additional documents:

    163/19

    Minutes

    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2019 (to follow).

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2019 were approved as a correct record.

     

    164/19

    Disclosures of Interest

    To receive any disclosures of interest from councillors under the Councillors’ Code of Conduct, or contact with applicants/objectors under the Planning Code.

    Minutes:

    a) Disclosures of interest under the Members’ Code of Conduct

     

    There were none.

     

    b) Declarations of interest under the Council’s Planning Code

     

    Councillors R.A. Smith-Ainsley, H. Harvey and S. Doran reported that they had made a site visit in relation to application 18/01259/FUL The Old Police Station, 69 Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames and Councillor B. Spoor had received correspondence in relation to this application.  They had all maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views and had kept an open mind.

     

    Councillors R.A. Smith Ainsley, H. Harvey, R. Chandler, S. Doran, S. Dunn, T.Lagden, L. Nichols, R. Noble, R.W. Sider BEM, V. Siva and B. Spoor reported that they had received correspondence in relation to application 19/00444/ADV, Charlton Lane Eco Park, Charlton Lane, Shepperton.  Councillors H. Harvey and R.W. Sider BEM had also visited the site.  They had all maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views and had kept an open mind.

     

     

    165/19

    Application No 18/01259/FUL - The Old Police Station, 69 Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AA pdf icon PDF 354 KB

    Sunbury East

     

    Planning application seeking approval for the conversion, extension and alterations to the existing old Police Station building to provide 4 flats, together with the erection of a new 2 storey building to provide an additional 4 flats following the demolition of the existing outbuildings.  The proposal includes car parking, landscaping, access and associated works.

     

    Officer recommendation: to approve the application.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Description:

    Conversion, extension and alterations of the existing old police station building, which is locally listed, to provide 4 flats together with the erection of a new 2 storey building to provide an additional 4 flats following the demolition of the existing outbuildings.  The proposal would provide car parking, landscaping, access and associated works.

     

    Additional Information:

    The Planning Development Manager advised the Committee that following the deferral of this application, one additional letter of representation was received and 8 additional letters of objection.

     

    The County Highway Authority confirmed that it raised no objection to the proposal or the proposed highway works.

     

    The Group Head, Neighbourhood Services, raised no objection in relation to household waste.

     

    Public Speaking:

    In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Craig Macdonald spoke against the proposed development raising the following key points:

    • He was speaking on behalf of residents in Priory Close
    • Access concerns
    • Inadequate parking compared with standards – plus 2 parking spaces to be reserved for disabled drivers
    • There was a restricted train service from Sunbury Railway Station
    • There were only local shops at Sunbury Cross
    • Concerns over emergency service access
    • Refuse collection problems
    • Traffic problems
    • Traffic safety concerns

     

    In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Nigel Husband spoke for the proposed development raising the following key points:

    • Commuters or visitors to the public house nearby park to the front of the site.  Restrictions will be proposed
    • Discussions had taken place regarding highway arrangements with local residents, including the provision of bollards and a gate.  He was happy to continue discussions with residents
    • Working to provide a sensible solution to highway concerns

     

    Debate:

    During the debate the following key issues were raised:

    • The building had been vacant for many years and was in disrepair
    • It retained the historic appearance of a locally listed building (policy EN5)
    • The extension was designed to fit in with the existing building
    • The number of units had decreased from 9 to 8
    • The amended access arrangement would affect all residents
    • Good design
    • Was waste provision adequate?
    • It did not meet amenity space standards
    • It did not meet parking standards
    • It did not meet separation distances

     

    Councillor Buttar arrived during this item but did not take part in the debate or vote.

     

    Decision:

    The recommendation to approve the application was agreed as set out in the Planning Committee report.

     

     

    166/19

    Application 19/00325/HOU - 2 Bush Road, Shepperton, TW17 0HX pdf icon PDF 297 KB

    Laleham and Shepperton Green

     

    This application is for the erection of a single storey front extension and two storey side and rear extension to the property incorporating a garage.

     

    Officer recommendation: to approve the application

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Description:

    Erection of a single storey front extension and two storey side and rear extension with incorporation of a garage.

     

    Additional Information:

    The Planning Development Manager advised the Committee that an amended plan had been received showing the correct roof design.  Condition 2 was amended to reflect this.

     

    The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans DP3123/1, DP3123/1b, DP3123/2, 3123/4, DP3123/5 and DP3123/6 Received on 18.04.2019 and DP3123/3 Received on 24.05.2019.

     

    Reason:-.For the avoidance of doubt and in the interest of proper planning.

     

    Public Speaking:

    In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, David Macilwraith spoke against the proposed development raising the following key points:

    • There was little change to the front elevation since refused scheme / insufficient change to scheme
    • It was out of keeping with the area / adverse impact on visual amenity of road
    • The outbuilding at the rear was overbearing (officer note: this was checked and it is permitted development)
    • Dominating effect on character of area
    • There was no reference to the difference in garden levels with adjoining dwellings
    • Extension was not in proportion to the host dwelling and was not subordinate

     

    In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Daniel Pitts spoke for the proposed development raising the following key points:

    ·         He had worked hard to address the issues raised with the neighbours

    In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Councillor Attewell spoke as Ward Councillor against the proposed development raising the following key points:

    • Overbearing
    • Overdevelopment
    • Detrimental to the street scene
    • Harmful impact on neighbours
    • Loss of privacy and loss of light now acceptable with revised scheme but other reasons for refusal not addressed
    • Other houses extended nearby are on larger plots

     

    Debate:

    During the debate the following key issues were raised:

    • Amended scheme complies with policies
    • Informative should be added to refer to hours of working
    • Impact on street scene
    • Concern that the extension would create a big house for a family
    • There were large extensions nearby

     

    Decision:

    The recommendation to approve was agreed as set out in the Planning Committee report subject to the following additional informative:

     

    You are advised that the Council will expect the following measures to be taken during any building operations to control noise, pollution and parking:

     

    (a) Work that is audible beyond the site boundary should only be carried out between 08:00hrs to 18:00hrs Monday to Friday, 08:00hrs to 13:00hrs Saturday and not at all on Sundays or any Public and/or Bank Holidays;

    (b) The quietest available items of plant and machinery should be used on site. Where permanently sited equipment such as generators are necessary, they should be enclosed to reduce noise levels;

    (c) Deliveries should only be received within the hours detailed in (a) above;

    (d) Adequate steps should be taken to prevent dust-causing nuisance beyond the site boundary. Such uses include the use of hoses to damp down stockpiles of materials, which are likely to generate airborne dust, to damp  ...  view the full minutes text for item 166/19

    167/19

    Application No. 19/00444/ADV - Charlton Lane Eco Park, Charlton Lane, Shepperton, TW17 8QA pdf icon PDF 676 KB

    Halliford and Sunbury West

     

    The proposal is for the retention of a large free standing display sign at the entrance to the Eco Park site on Charlton Lane, Shepperton. 

     

    Officer recommendation: to approve the proposal

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Description:

    Retention of the display of a large free standing 6.52m tall non-illuminated sign at the entrance to the Eco Park site, Charlton Lane, Shepperton.

     

    Additional Information:

    There was none.

     

    Public Speaking:

    There were no public speakers.

     

    Debate:

    During the debate the following key issues were raised:

    • It was in an industrial area
    • Encroachment on / contrary to the Green Belt
    • Not needed
    • Highway safety concerns
    • Located in a Semi rural area
    • Too large
    • Too bright
    • Out of scale with area
    • Inappropriate
    • Intrusive
    • Difficult to understand the sign
    • Size of sign is in context with the site
    • Can be designed in a different colour

     

    Decision:

    The recommendation to grant was overturned and refused for the following reason:

    The advertisement, by reason of its size, materials and prominent location, would have an adverse impact on the visual amenity of the locality, contrary to paragraph 132 of the National Planning Policy Framework, February 2019.

     

    168/19

    Urgent Items

    To consider any items which the Chairman considers as urgent.

    Minutes:

    There were none.