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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 January as a correct record.
The minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2023 were approved as a correct record.
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.
a) Disclosures of interest under the Members’ Code of Conduct
There were none.
b) Declarations of interest under the Council’s Planning Code
Councillors Gething, Rybinski, Sider, Spoor, Vinson, Whitmore *and Button [*Amended by Planning Committee 05/04/2023] reported that they had received correspondence in relation to applications 21/00947/FUL and 22/01562/FUL but had maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views, and kept an open mind.
Councillors Beecher and Gibson had received correspondence in relation to applications 21/00947/FUL and 22/01562/FUL and had made an informal visit to the site in item 4 but maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views, and kept an open mind.
Councillor Bateson and Howkins reported that they had visited the site in item 4 but maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views, and kept an open mind.
Councillor Howkins also reported that she was fully versed with application 22/01562/FUL and had corresponded with the applicant. She would not be taking part in the debate or vote to remain balanced.
Councillor Whitmore declared interest in application 22/01562/FUL upon reading the report in further detail. He would withdraw from the debate and vote.
Demolition of existing building and construction of new build 2.5 storey residential building comprising of 13 flats and 15 under-croft car spaces.
Approve the application subject to conditions as set out at paragraph 8 of this report.
Description: Demolition of an existing building and construction of new build 2.5 storey residential building comprising of 13 flats and 15 under-croft car spaces.
Additional Information: The Senior Planning Officer informed the Committee of two changes to the report:
1. Updates to paras 7.6 and 7.7
Paragraph 7.6 figure 3,286 should read 3,424 dwellings. Paragraph 7.7 figure 4.43 years should read 4.6 year supply.
2. Condition 20 to be amended as follows:
Public Speaking: In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Kath Sanders spoke against the proposed development raising the following key points:
-The number of units should be reduced further
-There were already 23 conditions and nine informatives which showed the scheme was not straightforward
-The Environmental Health Officer’s report found issues which included contamination risk assessments which needed to be resubmitted
-The Lead Local Flood Authority still required a SuDS drainage strategy
-The condition to ensure correct boundary treatment was still undetermined
-The Secured by Design standard should be considered as a condition and not informative for this application and others
-The applicant was not compliant with Lifetime Homes
-There was inadequate provision for disabled and elderly persons
-There was inadequate parking
-There was issue with safe access due to bikes and pedestrians mixing with refuse vehicles and lorries
- There was an ineffective travel plan
-There were issues related to amenity space
-The development was not sustainable
In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Graham Sturdy spoke for the proposed development raising the following key points:
-There were no objections from statutory consultees
-The objector talked of matters dealt with by conditions and building regulations
-The applicant would adhere to all agreed conditions and adhere to the building regulations
-There was no objection from the Environment Agency particularly in relation to Sweeps Ditch
-Units were reduced to ensure all proposed units achieve minimum requirements
-Parking arrangements were not questioned by Surrey County Council
-Lifetime Homes would be dealt with through building regulations
-The officer recommendation should be followed
During the debate the following key issues were raised:
-The development would provide homes to residents in the borough
-There was concern with amenity space and communal space
-Cars would have to queue on Gresham Road when waiting for the entrance gate to open which would be dangerous
-An entrance from Drake Avenue would be more practical
-There was no recent parking survey data beyond summer 2021
-There would be potential pollution into Sweeps Ditch which could affect threatened species
-The design of the development complimented the surrounding area
-There could ... view the full minutes text for item 8/23
Laleham and Shepperton Green.
Use of land to the south of New Road for car parking, including access from New Road, with alterations to existing fence line to facilitate pedestrian access for a temporary period of 24 months, alongside associated infrastructure.
The application is recommended for approval.
Use of land to the South of New Road or car parking, including access from New Road, with alterations to existing fence line to facilitate pedestrian access for a temporary period of 24 months, alongside associated infrastructure.
The Principal Planning Officer informed the committee of 3 updates to the report:
1. Update to 4.1 (Consultations) of the report:
Consultation response from Lead Local Flood Authority (Surrey County County):
· Initially raised concern regarding surface water management. No objection following receipt of further information.
2. Update to paras. 7.56.
The site is located in flood zone 3a which represents land having a high probability of flooding with a greater than a 1 in 100 probability of flooding. The analysis set out in paragraphs 7.57 – 7.59 stating the proposal is acceptable on flooding grounds remains.
3. Two additional conditions to be imposed:
9. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans 3945-FBA-XX-XX-DR-A-010090 Rev. P01; /010091 Rev. P01; /010092 Rev. P03; and ITL14056-GA-162 Rev. A.
Reason:- For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure the development is completed as approved.
10. No external materials shall be laid on the site until full details of the panels for the roadway and parking areas are submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be then constructed in accordance with the approved materials.
Reason:- To ensure that suitable temporary materials are laid on the site, and in the interest of flood risk.
Public Speaking: In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Ken Snaith spoke against the proposed development raising the following key points:
-The Shepperton Residents’ Association objected to this application
-There was no economic gain in a remote car park
-This application would encourage other applicants to use economic reasons to develop on green belt
-There was potential danger to parents and children using this temporary car park
-There was a 400 metre walk from the car park to the school gates along a section of narrow footpath which was dangerous, particularly for parents with pushchairs
-There was loss of car parking in the north section before the availability of a multistorey car park in the south
-There was future limited access to Studios Road during the six-month new roundabout construction which had caused problems
-Residents could not be expected to suffer from the result of this proposed solution
-Additional impact on the local highways would cause more misery for residents
-There was disagreement with paragraph 7.51-7.53 of the officer’s report
-Traffic which exited the studios through Studios Road would become involved in the one-way traffic diversion for the duration of the new roundabout construction
In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings Matthew Wright spoke for the proposed development raising the following key points:
-The officers report outlined that planning permission was granted in July 2019 for expansion of Shepperton Studios which made it the largest film studio in Europe and second largest in the ... view the full minutes text for item 9/23
The Committee discussed this as part of the previous item
To note the details of future major planning applications.
The Planning Development Manager submitted a report outlining major applications that may be brought before the Planning Committee for determination.
Resolved that the report of the Planning Development Manager be received and noted.
To note details of the Planning appeals submitted and decisions received between 17 December 2022- 24 January 2023.
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.