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    Planning Committee
    Wednesday, 16 October 2019 6.45 pm

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

    Contact: Michael Pegado  Email: m.pegado@spelthorne.gov.uk

    Items
    No. Item

    Audio Recording of the Planning Committee Meeting - 16 October 2019 - Entire Meeting MP3 33 MB

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    Minutes pdf icon PDF 108 KB

    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 September 2019.

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 18 September 2019 were approved as a correct record.

     

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    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

     

    Application No: 19/01029/FUL - Harper House, 29-31 Fordbridge Road, Ashford.

    As this was a Knowle Green Estate (KGE) application, the Chairman declared on behalf of all Committee Members that they had received correspondence in relation to the application, but had maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views and had kept an open mind.

     

    Councillor H. Harvey reported that she had visited the site and had maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views and had kept an open mind.

     

     

    Application No: 19/01069/FUL – Shepperton House, 2-4 Green Lane, Shepperton.

     

    Councillor H. Harvey reported that she had visited the site and had maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views and had kept an open mind.

     

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    Application No: 19/01029/FUL Harper House, 29-31 Fordbridge Road, Ashford pdf icon PDF 327 KB

    Ward

    Ashford Town.

     

    Proposal

    Demolition of the existing buildings and erection of a new building to provide 20 units of emergency temporary accommodation for homeless households.

     

    Officer Recommendation

    To approve the Application, subject to conditions and a legal agreement as set out in Paragraph 8 of the Report.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Description:

    The application sought the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a new building with 3 floors of accommodation to provide 20 units of emergency temporary accommodation for homeless households, together with associated plant room, car parking, bin store and other associated facilities.

     

    Additional Information:

    The Planning Development Manager gave the following updates:-

     

    Condition 4

    No With the exception of demolition to ground level, no development shall take place until:-

    a)      A comprehensive desk-top study, carried out to identify and evaluate all potential sources and impacts of land and/or groundwater contamination relevant to the site, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

    b)      Where any such potential sources and impacts have been identified, a site investigation has been carried out to fully characterise the nature and extent of any land and/or groundwater contamination and its implications.  The site investigation shall not be commenced until the extent and methodology of the site investigation have been agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

    c)       A written method statement for the remediation of land and/or groundwater contamination affecting the site shall be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement of remediation.  The method statement shall include an implementation timetable and monitoring proposals, and a remediation verification methodology.

    The site shall be remediated in accordance with the approved method statement, with no deviation from the statement without the express written agreement of the Local Planning Authority.

     

    Condition 16

    The With the exception of demolition to ground level, the development hereby permitted shall not commence until details of the design of a surface water drainage scheme have been submitted to and approved in writing by the planning authority. The design must satisfy the SuDS Hierarchy and be compliant with the national Non-Statutory Technical Standards for SuDS, NPPF and Ministerial Statement on SuDS. The required drainage details shall include:

     

    a)    Evidence that the proposed final solution will effectively manage the 1 in 30 & 1 in 100 (+40% allowance for climate change) storm events, during all stages of the development (Pre, Post and during).

     

    b)   Detailed drainage design drawings and calculations to include: a finalised drainage layout detailing the location of drainage elements, pipe diameters, levels, and long and cross sections of each element including details of any flow restrictions and maintenance/risk reducing features (silt traps, inspection chambers etc.).

     

    c)    Details of drainage management responsibilities and maintenance regimes for the drainage system.

     

    d)    Details of how the drainage system will be protected during construction and how runoff (including any pollutants) from the development site will be managed before the drainage system is operational.

     

    Public Speaking:

    There were no Public Speakers.

     

    Debate:

    During the debate the following key issues were raised:-

     

    ·                     The Officers responded to queries relating to:

    o   details of the landscaping

    o   previous CLD permission

    o   location of bird and bat boxes

    o   the mix of units

    o   the total number of inhabitants of the property

    o   the maximum length  ...  view the full minutes text for item 257/19

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    Application No: 19/01069/FUL Shepperton House, 2-4 Green Lane, Shepperton pdf icon PDF 332 KB

    Ward

    Shepperton Town

     

    Proposal

    To provide 13 additional residential dwellings, with alterations to the ground floor retail units to include flexible Use and 45 sq. m. of additional floor space along with external alterations to the entire building façade.

     

    Officer Recommendation

    To approve the Application, subject to conditions.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Description:

    The application sought the redevelopment of the existing building to include a three storey rear extension and additional storey at roof level across the existing building to provide 13 additional residential dwellings together with alterations to ground floor retail units to include flexible Use Class A1, A2, A3 and A4 with 45 sq. m of additional floorspace and external alterations to the entire building façade.

     

    Additional Information:

    There was none.

     

    Public Speaking:

    There were no Public Speakers.

     

    Debate:

    During the debate the following key issues were raised:-

     

    ·The alterations are in character with the surrounding area

    ·The existing building is tired and dated

    ·The adjacent sites have been redeveloped and updated

    ·Pays regard to the design and scale of the building

    ·Is a sustainable development

    ·         Meets the Borough’s housing needs

    ·         Residents are required to assist in occupation of the retail units

    ·         No comments received from the business community

    ·         There is no point in providing additional parking

    ·         Site very close the train station and bus stop

    ·         Will be good for the village

    ·         Will help to regenerate the high street

    ·         Parking concerns

    ·         Concern over dark materials on the Green Lane elevation

     

    Decision:

    The application was approved as per the recommendation, and subject to conditions as detailed in the Planning Committee report for the application.

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    Planning Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 302 KB

    To note details of the Planning appeals submitted and decisions received between 9 August and 3 October 2019.

    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.

     

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    Urgent Items

    To consider any items which the Chairman considers as urgent.

    Minutes:

    There were none.