Planning Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 19th December, 2012
Time:
7.30 pm
Place:
New Council Chamber, Town Hall, Reigate
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor M.A. Brunt (Chairman); Councillors: S.S. Banwait , Mrs N.J. Bramhall, S.T. Bramhall, V. Broad, Mrs L.J. Brunt, G. Crome, J. Durrant, S. Farrer, Ms S. Finch, R. Harper, N.D. Harrison, E. Humphreys, S. Kulka, M.J. Miller, S. Parnall, T. Schofield, M. Selby and J. Stephenson

† Substitute
* Part meeting

Also Present:
Councillors N. Harris and C.T.H. Whinney
Min NoDescriptionResolution
Part I
117. MINUTES
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2012 be approved as a correct record.
118 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Councillors: Mrs G. Harper-Adamson (sub: N.D. Harrison), Ms. B.J. Thomson (sub: J. Durrant) and S. Walsh (sub: E. Humphreys)
119 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillors Miller and Schofield declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 6 (minute 104) because they were Horley Town Councillors.

Councillor Harrison declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 13 (minute 111) because he was a Surrey County Councillor.

Councillor Farrer declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 13 (minute 111) because his son attended the Priory School (applicant).

Councillor Mrs Bramhall declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 15 (minute 113) because the applicant was a Member in the same ward as herself. It was noted that all Committee members knew the applicant as a fellow councillor.
120 LIST OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR DETERMINATION
RESOLVED to note the list of planning applications to be determined under items 6 to 16 on the agenda, with the exceptions of items 7 and 12 which had been withdrawn.
121 ADDENDUM TO THE AGENDA
RESOLVED, to note the addendum providing further information in respect of items 6, 8, 13 and 14 on the agenda.
122 12/01940/F - FORMER COURT LODGE COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL, COURT LODGE ROAD, HORLEY
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to removal of the gates and to:

(a) Referral to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government upon completion of the departure notification period, and to no direction being received within 21 days or such longer period as may be agreed;

(b) The completion of all documentation required to create a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to secure a contribution of 292,032.00 towards the provision of infrastructure;

NOTED: that the Borough Council, as applicant and Local Planning Authority, cannot enter an agreement with itself or create an obligation in favour of itself under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Therefore, the necessary S106 obligation can only be submitted by another party. If the Borough Council acquires the site from the County Council, it would be a condition of further sale that the successor in title, most likely a house builder, submits the required obligation.

(c) the following conditions:

1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
Reason:
In accordance with "Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions Guidance" (DCLG) 2010.
[Please see agenda report and addendum for plans]

2. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason:
To comply with Section 91(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

3. No development shall take place until samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces, including fenestration and roof, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and on development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
Reason:
To ensure that a satisfactory external appearance is achieved of the development with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ho9 and Ho13.

4. No development shall take place until a scheme showing how the use of plant or equipment generating renewable energy will provide a minimum of 10% of the energy needs of the development has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The plant or equipment so approved shall be installed before the development is first occupied.
Reason:
In the interests of reducing the non-renewable energy demand of the development, in accordance with regard to South East Plan policy NTM11.

5. No new development shall be occupied until space has been laid out within the site in accordance with the approved plans for cars to be parked and for vehicles to turn so that they may enter and leave the site in forward gear. The parking/turning area shall be retained exclusively for its designated purpose.
Reason:
In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Mo6.

6. Before the development is occupied the proposed vehicular/ pedestrian access to Court Lodge Road shall be constructed and provided with visibility zones of 2.0m 'x' distance by 43m 'y' distance in both directions, in accordance with the approved plans, all to be permanently maintained with the visibility zones kept clear of any obstruction above 0.6m.
Reason:
In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Mo6.

7. Before the development is occupied the proposed vehicle crossovers to Court Lodge Road, shall be constructed and provided with pedestrian/vehicular inter-visibility splays, in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, all to be permanently maintained with the pedestrian/vehicular inter-visibility zones kept permanently clear of any obstruction between 0.6m and 2m in height.
Reason:
In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Mo6.

8. No development shall start until a method of construction statement, to include details of:
(a) Parking for vehicles of site personnel, operatives and visitors;
(b) Loading and unloading of plant and materials; and
(c) Storage of plant and materials;
shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Only the approved details shall be implemented during the construction period.
Reason:
In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Mo7.

9. No development shall commence including groundworks preparation until all related arboricultural matters, including arboricultural supervision, monitoring and tree protection measures are implemented in strict accordance with the approved details contained in the Tree Protection Plan drawing number CBA7244-02 and Arboricultural Method Statement, supervision and monitoring in the Arboricultural Development Statement compiled by CBA trees dated November 2012 and numbered CBA7244 V1.
Reason
To ensure good arboricultural practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with policies Pc4 and Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and the recommendations within British Standard 5837.

10. All replacement planting as detailed on Mitigation Planting Plan CBA7244-03 compiled by CBA trees shall be completed in full accordance with the approved scheme, prior to occupation of the development hereby approved.
Any trees planted in accordance the approved scheme which are removed, die or become damaged or diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced within the one year by trees of the same size and species in the same location.
Reason:
To ensure good landscape practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with policies Pc4 and Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

11. No development shall commence on site until a scheme for the landscaping of the site including the retention of existing landscape features has been submitted to and approved in writing by the LPA. Landscaping schemes shall include details of hard and soft landscaping, including any tree removal/retention, planting plans, written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with tree, shrub, and hedge or grass establishment), schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities and an implementation and management programme.
All hard and soft landscaping work shall be completed in full accordance with the approved scheme, prior to occupation or within the first planting season following completion of the development hereby approved or in accordance with a programme agreed in writing with the local planning authority.
Any trees shrubs or plants planted in accordance with this condition which are removed, die or become damaged or become diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced within the next planting season by trees, shrubs of the same size and species. Reason:
To ensure good arboricultural and landscape practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with policies Pc4 and Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

12. The development hereby permitted shall not be implemented until a survey by an appropriately qualified person or group has been undertaken of the application site to check for bats and bat habitats. Recommendations for remedial action should be included, if appropriate, where bat habitats are located, under the Habitats Regulations 1994 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000). The development shall be carried out in accordance with any recommendations for remedial action.
Reason:
The site has been identified as having the potential for bat occupation within the structures for breeding, roosting or hibernation. The survey would identify any constraints on the development, prior to work commencing, in the interests of safeguarding a protected species, with regard to policy Pc2G of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and policy SE6 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004.

13. The development hereby permitted shall not begin until a survey has been undertaken to investigate the presence of great crested newts and reptiles on the site. If such species are found to be present a plan to mitigate the impact of the development on great crested newts within the site and its immediate area shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement of development, which shall be carried out in accordance with the approved mitigation plan.
Reason:
To ensure protection of any great crested newt population on site, being a protected species with regard to policy Pc2G of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and policy SE6 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004.

14. Development shall not begin until drainage works, including surface water attenuation facilities, have been carried out in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason:
To ensure that the site is satisfactorily drained prior to the commencement of development and to reduce the risk of flooding of properties off site, in line with PPS25 and Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Ut4.

15. No development shall commence until a contract has been signed to secure the delivery of at least 15 units of affordable housing on the site identified on application 09/00141/OUT (or any amending or superseding permission).
Reason:
To ensure the provision of this community benefit in accordance with the aims and objectives of policy Ho2 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

16. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order, with or without modification) no extensions shall be erected (other than those expressly authorised by this permission).
Reason:
To control any subsequent enlargements in the interests of the visual and residential amenities of the locality with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ho9, Ho13, and Ho16.

17. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no first floor windows, dormer windows or rooflights other than those expressly authorised by this permission shall be constructed.
Reason:
To ensure that the development does not affect the amenity of the neighbouring property by overlooking and to protect the visual amenities of the area in accordance with Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Ho9.

INFORMATIVES
1. Your attention is drawn to the safety benefits of installing sprinkler systems as an integral part of new development. Further information is available at www.firesprinklers.info.

2. The applicant is advised that prior to the initial occupation of any individual dwelling hereby permitted, a 140 litre wheeled bin conforming to British Standard BSEN840 and a 60 litre recycling box should be provided for the exclusive use of the occupants of that dwelling. Prior to the initial occupation of any communal dwellings or flats, wheeled refuse bins conforming to British Standard BSEN840, separate recycling bins for paper/card and mixed cans, and storage facilities for the bins should be installed by the developer prior to the initial occupation of any dwelling hereby permitted. Further details on the required number and specification of wheeled bins and recycling boxes is available from the Council's Neighbourhood Services on 01737 276501 or 01737 276097, or on the Council's website at www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk. Bins and boxes meeting the specification may be purchased from any appropriate source, including the Council's Neighbourhood Services Unit on 01737 276775.

3. 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 down during stone/slab cutting; and the use of bowsers and wheel washes;
(e) There should be no burning on site;
(f) Only minimal security lighting should be used outside the hours stated above; and
(g) Building materials and machinery should not be stored on the highway and contractors' vehicles should be parked with care so as not to cause an obstruction or block visibility on the highway.
Further details of these noise and pollution measures can be obtained from the Council's Environmental Health Services Unit.
In order to meet these requirements and to promote good neighbourliness, the Council recommends that this site is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme - www.ccscheme.org.uk/index.php/site-registration.

4. You are advised that a charge relating to the following infrastructure contributions has been secured through a planning obligation associated with the permission:

TRANSPORTATION
Community Travel Plan 202
"Fastway" Quality Bus Route Works 1,217
Bus Services and Other Costs 1,055
Cycling and Pedestrian Facilities 669
Highway Works 227
Town Centre Public Realm Works 446
Total 3,816

EDUCATION
Nursery Provision TBA
Primary 5,211
Secondary 2,623
Post 16 134
Total 7,968

COMMUNITY SERVICES
Library and Youth Centre 407
Community Hall N/A
Local Shops and Services N/A
Horley Day Centre 108
Recycling Facilities TBA
CCTV N/A
Total 515

RECREATION AND LEISURE
Childrens Play Space 0
Town Park/Other Provision 1,226
Leisure Centre 1,305
Allotments 32
Riverside Green Chain 1,362
Total 3,925

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
(Not included in this example)

Total 16,224

TOTAL NET INCREASE 18

TOTAL 292,032


5. The Highway Authority has no objection to the proposed development, subject to the above conditions but, if it is the applicant's intention to offer any of the roadworks included in the application for adoption as maintainable highways, permission under the Town and Country Planning Act should not be construed as approval to the highway engineering details necessary for inclusion in an Agreement under Section 38 of the Highways Act 1980.

6. Details of the highway requirements necessary for inclusion in any application seeking approval of reserved matters may be obtained from the Transportation Development Control Division of Surrey County Council.

7. The permission hereby granted shall not be construed as authority to carry out works on the highway. The applicant is advised that a licence must be obtained from the Highway Authority Local Transportation Service before any works are carried out on any footway, footpath, carriageway, verge or other land forming part of the highway.

8. The developer is reminded that it is an offence to allow materials to be carried from the site and deposited on or damage the highway from uncleaned wheels or badly loaded vehicles. The Highway Authority will seek, wherever possible, to recover any expenses incurred in clearing, cleaning or repairing highway surfaces and prosecutes persistent offenders. (Highways Act 1980 Sections 131, 148, 149).

9. The developer is advised to contact Surrey Police to discuss security measures that can be provided within the development.
123 12/01865/F - KINGSWORTHY HOUSE, THE GLADE, KINGSWOOD
 
124 12/01817/OUT - ACACIA HOUSE, REIGATE HILL, REIGATE
RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED on the following grounds:

1. The proposal, by virtue of the scale, bulk and massing of the frontage block in an elevated position to Reigate Hill, would appear discordant and out of character with the prevailing scale of buildings within the locality. This would be contrary to policies Ho9 and Ho13 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

2. The proposal, by virtue of the scale, bulk and massing of the frontage block in an elevated position to the garden terrace of 28 Conifer Close, would present an overbearing and dominant proposition that would cause an unacceptable level of harm to the amenity of this neighbour. This would be contrary to policy Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.
125 12/01785/F - HEDGESIDE, WALPOLE AVENUE, CHIPSTEAD
RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED on the following grounds:

1. The proposed development would, by virtue of the scale and bulk of the dwellings fronting Hazel Way, result in an overly dominant and harmful development, detrimental to the character of the street scene in Hazel Way. The proposal would thereby be contrary to policies Ho9, Ho13 and Ho16 of the Reigate and Banstead Local Plan 2005 and advice contained within the Reigate and Banstead Local Distinctiveness Design Guide SPG.

2. The proposed development by virtue of the detailed design of the dwellings fronting Walpole Avenue, would be out of character with the more traditional/arts and crafts style of development within the street scene, contrary to policies Ho9, Ho13, Ho15 and Ho16 of the Reigate and Banstead Local Plan 2005 and advice contained within the Reigate and Banstead Local Distinctiveness Design Guide SPG.
126 12/01915/F - FORMER GARDEN FARMHOUSE,COPT HILL LANE, KINGSWOOD
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason:
To comply with Section 91(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:
Reason:
In accordance with "Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions Guidance" (DCLG) 2010.
[Please see report on the agenda]

3. No development shall commence on site until a scheme for the landscaping and replacement tree planting of the site including the retention of existing landscape features has been submitted and approved in writing by the local planning authority. Landscaping schemes shall include details of hard landscaping, planting plans, written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with tree, shrub, and hedge or grass establishment), schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities and an implementation programme.
Reason:
To ensure good arboricultural and landscape practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with policies Pc4, Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and the recommendations within British Standard 5837.

4. All hard and soft landscaping work shall be completed in full accordance with the approved scheme, prior to occupation or use of the approved development or in accordance with a programme agreed in writing with the local planning authority.
All new tree planting shall be positioned in accordance with guidelines and advice contained in the current British Standard 5837. Trees in relation to construction.
Any trees shrubs or plants planted in accordance with this condition which are removed, die or become damaged or become diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced within the next planting season by trees, and shrubs of the same size and species.
Reason:
To ensure good arboricultural and landscape practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with policies Pc4, Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and the recommendations within British Standard 5837.

5. No development shall commence including groundworks preparation and demolition until all related arboricultural matters, including arboricultural supervision, monitoring and tree protection measures are implemented in strict accordance with the approved details contained in the Tree Protection Plan drawing number SH18114-03a and the Arboricultural Method Statement compiled by ACD dated 24th October 2012
Reason:
To ensure good arboricultural practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with policy Pc4 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and the recommendations within British Standard 5837.

6. No development shall take place until samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces, including fenestration and roof, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and on development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
Reason:
To ensure that a satisfactory external appearance is achieved of the development with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ho9 and Ho13.

7. No development shall commence on site until a Method of Construction Statement, to include details of:
(a) Parking for vehicles of site personnel, operatives and visitors;
(b) Loading and unloading of plant and materials;
(c) Storage of plant and materials;
(d) A programme of works (including measures for traffic management); and
(e) Provision of boundary hoarding behind any visibility splays; and
has been submitted to and been approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Only the approved details shall be implemented during the construction period.
Reason:
In order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to nearby occupiers or other highway users with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Ho9 and Mo7.

8. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no first floor windows, dormer windows or rooflights other than those expressly authorised by this permission shall be constructed.
Reason:
To ensure that the development does not affect the amenity of the neighbouring property by overlooking and to protect the visual amenities of the area in accordance with Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Ho9.

9. The first floor windows in the side elevations of the development hereby permitted shall be glazed with obscured glass which shall be fixed shut, apart from a top hung opening fanlight whose cill height shall not be less than 1.7 metres above internal floor level, and shall be maintained as such at all times.
Reason:
To ensure that the development does not affect the amenity of the neighbouring property by overlooking with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Ho9.

INFORMATIVES
1. Your attention is drawn to the safety benefits of installing sprinkler systems as an integral part of new development. Further information is available at www.firesprinklers.info.

2. The applicant is advised that prior to the initial occupation of any individual dwelling hereby permitted, a 140 litre wheeled bin conforming to British Standard BSEN840 and a 60 litre recycling box should be provided for the exclusive use of the occupants of that dwelling.Prior tothe initial occupation of any communal dwellings or flats, wheeled refuse bins conforming to British Standard BSEN840, separate recycling bins for paper/card and mixed cans, and storage facilities for the bins should be installed by the developer prior to the initial occupation of any dwelling hereby permitted. Further details on the required number and specification of wheeled bins and recycling boxes is available from the Council's Neighbourhood Services on 01737 276501 or 01737 276097, or on the Council's website at www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk. Bins and boxes meeting the specification may be purchased from any appropriate source, including the Council's Neighbourhood Services Unit on 01737 276775.

3. 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 down during stone/slab cutting; and the use of bowsers and wheel washes;
(e) There should be no burning on site;
(f) Only minimal security lighting should be used outside the hours stated above; and
(g) Building materials and machinery should not be stored on the highway and contractors' vehicles should be parked with care so as not to cause an obstruction or block visibility on the highway.
Further details of these noise and pollution measures can be obtained from the Council's Environmental Health Services Unit.
In order to meet these requirements and to promote good neighbourliness, the Council recommends that this site is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme - www.ccscheme.org.uk/index.php/site-registration.

4. The applicant is encouraged to provide renewable technology within the development hereby permitted in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

5. The applicant is advised that the essential requirements for an acceptable communication plan forming part of a Method of Construction Statement are viewed as: (i) how those likely to be affected by the site's activities are identified and how they will be informed about the project, site activities and programme; (ii) how neighbours will be notified prior to any noisy/disruptive work or of any significant changes to site activity that may affect them; (iii) the arrangements that will be in place to ensure a reasonable telephone response during working hours; (iv) the name and contact details of the site manager who will be able to deal with complaints; and (v) how those who are interested in or affected will be routinely advised regarding the progress of the work. Registration and operation of the site to the standards set by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (http://www.ccscheme.org.uk/) would help fulfil these requirements.

6. The use of landscape/arboricultural consultant is considered essential to provide acceptable submissions in respect of the above relevant conditions. Replacement planting of trees and shrubs shall be in keeping with the character and appearance of the locality. There is an opportunity to incorporate structural tree planting within the scheme to provide for future amenity and long term continued structural tree cover in this locality. It is expected that the replacement structural landscape trees will be of Advanced Nursery Stock size with initial planting heights of not less than 4.5m, with girth measurements at 1m above ground level in excess of 16/18cm
127 12/01641/F - 27 & LAND TO THE REAR OF 25 YEW TREE BOTTOM ROAD, EPSOM DOWNS
RESOLVED that planning permission be REFUSED on the following grounds:

1. The proposed development, by virtue of the introduction of dwellings and level of hardstanding at the rear of the site in an area of back garden that contributes significantly to the character of the area and would be seen from the wider locality, would introduce a suburban appearance in an otherwise open location, at odds with the character of the area, contrary to policies Ho9, Ho13 and Ho14 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and the Reigate and Banstead Local Distinctiveness Design Guide 2004
128 10/02138/F - THE CAUSEWAY PUBLIC HOUSE, 1 HORLEY ROAD, REDHILL
 
129 12/01658/F & 12/01659/LBC - REIGATE PRIORY SCHOOL, BELL STREET, REIGATE
(a) in respect of application 12/01658/F:

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason:
To comply with Section 91(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: PL/105; PL105/B; PL110/B; PL115/B; PL120; L100.
Reason:
In accordance with "Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions Guidance" (DCLG) 2010.

3. Notwithstanding the drawings, the proposed external finishing materials and details shall be carried out using the external facing materials and details specified below:
a) The roof shall be of handmade sandfaced plain clay tiles with clay ridge tiles and bonnet tiles to hips;
b) All external joinery shall be of painted timber;
c) The eaves shall have open rafter feet of profile to match existing;
d) All rainwater goods shall be of painted cast metal with profiles to match existing;
e) All casements shall be of white painted timber with casements in each opening with projecting mullions and transoms and traditional glazing bars to match existing;
f) All sashes shall be white painted timber vertically sliding sashes with exposed box sashes with architrave surround and glazing bars of traditional profile to match existing;
g) The door shall be set back behind the reveal at one brick depth and the door hood shall have an ogee cornice of depth greater than the height of the moulding;
h) All brickwork shall be handmade red stock brick in English bond brickwork;
i) All tile hanging shall be of handmade sandfaced plain clay tiles with decorative tiles of pattern to match existing and brick stringcourse corbelling to match existing below. No development shall take place until the applicant has secured the implementation of a programme of archaeological work in accordance with a Written Scheme of Investigation which has been submitted by the applicant and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason:
To ensure that the development hereby permitted is only constructed using the appropriate external facing materials in the interest of the historic integrity of the Listed Building and to accord with Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Pc9 and Pc13.

4. No development shall take place until the applicant has secured the implementation of a programme of archaeological work in accordance with a Written Scheme of Investigation which has been submitted by the applicant and approved by the Planning Authority.
Reason:
To ensure that the archaeological potential of the site is properly recognised and addressed having regard to policies Pc8 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

5. Prior to any occupation of the proposed development the school shall produce and submit and updated travel plan in accordance with SCC Travel Plans Good Practice Guide to be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The school shall then implement the approved travel plan in perpetuity.
Reason:
In the interests of sustainability and managing the effects of access demands and parking provision on and near to the site with regard to policy Mo7 of the Reigate and Banstead borough Local Plan 2005.

(b) in respect of application 12/01659/LBC

RESOLVED that the Head of Building and Development Services be authorised to refer the application to the DCLG and, provided that no direction is received within a period of 21 days or such longer period as may be agreed, Listed Building Consent be GRANTED subject to the following conditions;

1. The development for which Listed Building Consent is hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this consent.
Reason:
To comply with Section 18(1) (a) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended by Section 52 (4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2005

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: PL/105; PL105/B; PL110/B; PL115/B; PL120; L100.
Reason:
In accordance with "Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions Guidance" (DCLG) 2010.

3. Notwithstanding the drawings, the proposed external finishing materials and details shall be carried out using the external facing materials and details specified below;
a) The roof shall be of handmade sandfaced plain clay tiles with clay ridge tiles and bonnet tiles to hips;
b) All external joinery shall be of painted timber;
c) The eaves shall have open rafter feet of profile to match existing.
d) All rainwater goods shall be of painted cast metal with profiles to match existing;
e) All casements shall be of white painted timber with casements in each opening with projecting mullions and transoms and traditional glazing bars to match existing;
f) All sashes shall be white painted timber vertically sliding sashes with exposed box sashes with architrave surround and glazing bars of traditional profile to match existing;
g) The door shall be set back behind the reveal at one brick depth and the door hood shall have an ogee cornice of depth greater than the height of the moulding;
h) All brickwork shall be handmade red stock brick in English bond brickwork;
i) All tile hanging shall be of handmade sandfaced.
Reason:
To ensure that the development hereby permitted is only constructed using the appropriate external facing materials in the interest of the historic integrity of the Listed Building and to accord with Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Pc9.
130 12/01563/F - ASQUITH COURT NURSERY, BRIDGE HOUSE, ASYLUM ARCH ROAD, REDHILL
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason:
To comply with Section 91(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 4247:01:00; 02:00; 03:00;04:00
Reason:
In accordance with "Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions Guidance" (DCLG) 2010.

3. No development shall take place until samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces, including fenestration and roof, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and on development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
Reason:
To ensure that a satisfactory external appearance is achieved of the development with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Cf2.

4. The use of the nursery hereby extended shall be for a maximum of 94 children.
Reason:
To enable the Local Planning Authority to control the numbers of children attending in the interests of amenity and with regard to policies Cf2 and Co1 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.
131 12/01918/HHOLD - 12 KINGSFIELD ROAD, REDHILL
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason:
To comply with Section 91(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Location Plan, DRG. No. 001, DRG. No. 002, DRG. No. 003
Reason:
In accordance with "Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions Guidance" (DCLG) 2010.

3. The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the extension hereby permitted shall match those used in the existing building.
Reason:
To ensure that the development hereby permitted is only constructed using the appropriate external facing materials or suitable alternatives in the interest of the visual amenities of the area with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ho9 and Ho13.
132 12/01878/HHOLD - 2 MALMSTONE AVENUE, MERSTHAM, REDHILL
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
Reason:
To comply with Section 91(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Site Plan, Block Plan, Drawing No. 2M.A12-02.
Reason:
In accordance with "Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions Guidance" (DCLG) 2010.

3. The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the extension hereby permitted shall match those used in the existing building.
Reason:
To ensure that the development hereby permitted is only constructed using the appropriate external facing materials or suitable alternatives in the interest of the visual amenities of the area with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ho9 and Ho13.

INFORMATIVES
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133 LOCALLY LISTED BUILDINGS: RESULTS OF CONSULTATIONS AND PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF ADDITIONS TO THE LOCAL LIST
RESOLVED that the buildings as listed in Annex 1 to the report be added to the local list as buildings of local architectural or historic interest.
134 ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS
There was no other business.
9.22 pm

Minute

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121The addendum circulated provided an update on matters arising after the agenda was published.

The Committee was advised that, in future, all decision notices, for approval and refusal respectively, would include a Positive and Proactive statement, as set out in the addendum.

This was a requirement as a result of changes to the National Planning Regulations
122The Committee considered an application for the erection of 18 dwelling houses, new vehicular/ pedestrian access point from public highway, associated parking and hard and soft landscaping.

The Committee discussed the design of the development, in particular, whether or not it should be gated and whether chimney features should be added to the roofs.

The Committee also raised concerns about highway access for the properties backing onto the road. Although the Highways Agency had raised no concerns, the opportunity for making any improvements would be discussed in consultation with the Chairman and Ward Members.

The general consensus was that the development should not be gated, and that it would not be appropriate to add chimneys to the roof design, although mixed views were expressed on this point.

It was noted that the Council was the applicant and that any further discussion on the design detail should also be in consultation with the Ward Members and Chairman.
123It was noted that the above application had been withdrawn from the agenda.
124The Committee considered an application for the demolition of the existing dwelling and erection of two blocks containing 23 two-bedroom flats.

An accompanied site inspection was undertaken in respect of this application.

A member of the Conifer Close Management Committee made representations against the application, and the agent spoke in its favour.

Reasons for refusal were proposed and seconded.
125The Committee considered an application for the demolition of existing building and erection of four dwellings.

An accompanied site inspection was undertaken in respect of this application.

Reasons for refusal were proposed and seconded
126The Committee considered an application for the erection of four detached two storey dwellings.

It was noted that the applicant had given an assurance that an extant appeal against the refusal of an earlier application for a flatted development would be withdrawn if this application received approval.
127The Committee considered an application for the demolition of 27 Yew Tree Bottom Road and the erection of a pair of semi-detached chalet bungalows and two detached chalet bungalows with associated access.

The Committee had deferred determination of this application at its last meeting in order that an accompanied site visit could be made.

Reasons for refusal were proposed and seconded.
128It was noted that this application had been withdrawn.
129The Committee considered an application for conversion of an ancillary flat to provide classroom space, demolition of external stair block and erection of new external stair block.

The application was before the Committee because the application site is owned by the Council
130The Committee considered an application for a single storey rear extension and garden works to the existing nursery building.
131The Committee considered an application for a single storey rear extension.

The application was before the Committee because the applicant was a member of the Council.
132The Committee considered an application for a single storey side extension to provide ground floor en-suite bedroom for disabled access use (lapsed permission 04/00490/F).

The application was before the Committee because the applicant was a Council officer.
133The Committee considered a report recommending a number of additions to the local list of buildings of architectural or historic interest.

A consultation process had been undertaken, involving both local and national societies, and it was concluded that a further 102 buildings and structures were worthy of local listing, as set out in Annex 1 to the report.

As part of the process, all the owners were consulted during 2011 and 2012 and the comments received were discussed in Annex 1.

The Committee endorsed the list and commended the proactive stance taken by the Council's planning officers. The authority was recognised nationally as having been at the forefront of initiating the protection of notable local buildings over the past 20 years.

Whilst some Members had concerns that not all owners of the properties were supportive of the listing, there was general recognition that the overriding priority was to protect the historic fabric and character of the borough.