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    Planning Committee - Wednesday, 3 February 2021 6.00 pm

    Venue: Video Conference

    Contact: Karen Wyeth  Email: k.wyeth@spelthorne.gov.uk

    Link: Members of the public may hear the proceedings by tuning into the Council's YouTube channel

    Items
    No. Item

    21/21

    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

     

    Councillor V. Siva reported that she had received correspondence in relation to application No. 20/01312/FUL, Acacia Lodge, Rookery Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1BT but had maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views and had kept an open mind.

     

    22/21

    Minutes pdf icon PDF 303 KB

    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 6 January 2021 as a correct record.

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 06 January 2021 were approved as a correct record.

     

    23/21

    Planning application No. 20/01312/FUL - Acacia Lodge, Rookery Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1BT pdf icon PDF 367 KB

    Proposal

    Demolition of the existing vacant buildings on site and the erection of a building over 3 floors to provide 14 Fats (4 x 1 bed, 9 x 2 beds and 1 x 3 beds) with parking and amenity space.

     

    Officer Recommendation

    The application is recommended for approval subject to conditions.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Description:

    Demolition of existing building and development of 14 apartments including refuse storage, cycle storage, associated car parking and landscaping

     

    Additional Information:

    The Senior Planning Officer advised the Committee that:

     

    Update to paragraph 7.3 – The Housing Delivery Test results were published on 21 January 2021. The score for Spelthorne was 50%.

     

    Paragraph 7.68 should be revised as follows:

     

    The current building lies on previously undeveloped land within a residential area which has been predominantly used for residential purposes. However, it is likely that the property has been constructed on Made Ground which could pose a potential risk to the sensitive end use. The Council’s Pollution Control Officer has raised no objection but requested standard conditions to be imposed requiring a further investigation to be carried out to refine risks and remediation measures. Subject to these conditions, the proposal is considered acceptable in accordance with Policy EN15.

     

    Paragraph 7.71 on the Equality Act should also include:

     

    It is noted that the proposed development will likely have an impact on the children attending the day nursery at Roslin Nursery. The recognised impact would come from the demolition/construction works and would likely result in disturbance in the form of noise and dust, however this is something that is controlled by a different regime. The Environmental Health Department has been consulted and noted the close proximity to sensitive receptors including the nursery and recommend a condition for construction and demolition to include a Dust Management Plan to help to mitigate the impact.

     

    Add additional condition and reason:

     

    Condition: No demolition or construction work shall take place until, a Construction Environmental Management Plan incorporating a Demolition Method Statement, a Dust Management Plan (DMP) and a pre-demolition asbestos survey, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The agreed methodology and mitigation measures shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details.

    Reason: To protect local air quality and help prevent statutory nuisance.

     

    The Council has received two further letters of representation from Staines Town Society raising a number of issues which had already been addressed in the report but in addition noted the location of the bin store and parking/access adjacent to the boundary with The Rookery along with fire

    engine access to the rear. It was noted the parking/vehicular access is in the same position as existing. The bins store needs to be located to the front for collection and given the design and scale, are considered to have an acceptable impact on amenity. In addition, fire engine access was considered acceptable by Building Control and engines do not need to get to the rear of the property.

     

     

    Public Speaking:

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

     

     

    1.    The volume of traffic in Rookery Road will increase significantly.

    2.    There will not be enough off-street parking for the proposed number of units.

    3.    There is no provision in the plans for any turning  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23/21

    24/21

    Planning application No. 20/01380/HOU - 15 Stratton Road, Sunbury On Thames, TW16 6PH pdf icon PDF 359 KB

    Proposal

    Erection of single storey side/rear extension, garage conversion and new first floor flank window.

     

    Officer Recommendation

    The application is recommended for approval subject to conditions set out at Paragraph 8 of the Report.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Description:

    Erection of single storey side/rear extension, garage conversion and new first floor flank window.

     

    Additional Information:

    This application was brought before the Planning Committee as the applicant is related to a Spelthorne Borough Council staff member.

     

    Public Speaking:

    There were no public speakers.

     

    Debate:

    None of the Members indicated that they wished to speak on this application.

     

    Decision:

    The application was approved subject to conditions.

     

    25/21

    Planning application No. TPO 267/2020 - Land adj to 119 Penton Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 2LL pdf icon PDF 359 KB

    Proposal

    To seek confirmation of Tree Preservation Order 267/2020 that was served with immediate effect to protect one Plane tree and one Lime tree situation on the highway to the front of the land adjacent to 119 Penton Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 2LL

     

    Officer Recommendation

    The Tree Preservation Order is confirmed without modification.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Description:

    To seek confirmation of Tree Preservation Order 267/2020 that was served with immediate effect to protect one Plane tree and one Lime tree situation on the highway to the front of the land adjacent to 119 Penton Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 2LL

     

    Additional Information:

    There was none.

     

    Public Speaking:

    There were no public speakers,

     

    Debate:

    None of the Members indicated that they wished to speak on this application.

     

    Decision:

    The Tree Preservation Order was confirmed without modification.

    26/21

    Planning Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 127 KB

    To note details of the Planning appeals submitted and decisions received between 10 December 2020 – 21 January 2021.

    Minutes:

    The Chairman informed the Committee that if any Member had any detailed queries regarding the report on Appeals lodged and decisions received since the last meeting, they should contact the Planning Development Manager.

     

    Resolved that the report of the Planning Development Manager be received and noted.

     

    27/21

    Development Management Performance pdf icon PDF 234 KB

    To note the report on the Development Management (DM) Performance over the past year.

     

    Minutes:

     

    Councillors Smith-Ainsley, Sider and Lagden thanked the Planning Development Manager for the report and also for the excellent service that she and her team had provided over this difficult year.

     

    Resolved that the report of the Planning Development Manager be received and noted.