Planning Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 30th October, 2013
Time:
7.30 pm
Place:
New Council Chamber, Town Hall, REIGATE
 

Attendance Details

Present:
: Councillor M Brunt, Chairman; Councillors Mrs N. Bramhall, Mrs L. Brunt, G. Crome, S. Farrer, Ms S. Finch , R. Harper, Mrs G. Harper-Adamson, S. Kulka, S. Parnall, D. Pay, D. Powell†, S. Rickman†, T. Schofield, B. Stead, Ms B. Thomson and S. Walsh
† Substitute
* Part meeting


Also Present:
Councillor C. Whinney
Min NoDescriptionResolution
Part I
68. MINUTES
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2013 be approved as a correct record.
69 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Councillors:
S. Bramhall (sub: S. Rickman)
M. Selby (sub: B. Stead)
A. Horwood (sub: D. Powell)
J. Stephenson
V. Broad
70 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillors G. Grome and S. Walsh declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in agenda item 6 (13/01500/F) because they were non-executive directors of Raven Housing Trust. They left the meeting during consideration of the item.

Councillors T. Schofield and D. Powell declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 8 (13/01421/OUT) because they were Horley Town Councillors
71 LIST OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR DETERMINATION
RESOLVED to note the list of planning applications to be determined under items 6 to 11 on the agenda.
72 ADDENDUM TO THE AGENDA
RESOLVED, to note the addendum providing further information in respect of the items on the agenda
73 13/01500/F - LAND PARCEL, 1 PURBECK CLOSE, MERSTHAM
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to:

(a) 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:

(i) 30 units of affordable housing; and
(ii) Payment of the Council's legal costs for drafting the obligation

In the event that a satisfactorily completed obligation is not received by 2 February 2014 or such longer period as may be agreed, the Head of Policy, Development and Property be authorised to refuse permission for the following reason:

The proposal fails to provide a contribution towards the provision of affordable housing and is therefore contrary to policy Ho2 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

(b) 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
Note: Should alterations or amendments be required to the approved plans, it will be necessary to apply either under Section 96A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for non-material alterations or Section 73 of the Act for minor material alterations. An application must be made using the standard application forms and you should consult with us, to establish the correct type of application to be made.

Block Plan 13-062-04 A 23.09.2013
Detailed Technical Plan 2010/2049986/TG 19.08.2013
Location Plan 13-062/01 19.08.2013
Proposed Plans 13-062-15 19.08.2013
Elevation Plan 13-062-16 19.08.2013
Floor Plan 13-062-08 19.08.2013
Elevation Plan 13-062-09 19.08.2013
Proposed Plans 13-062-1 19.08.2013
Survey Plan 13-062-02 19.08.2013
Survey Plan 13-062-03 19.08.2013
Elevation Plan 13-062-18C 09.10.2013
Street Scene 13-062-19 A 09.10.2013
Floor Plan 13-062-17 C 09.10.2013
Combined Plan 13/062-14 C 09.10.2013
Combined Plan 13-062-13 C 09.10.2013
Combined Plan 13/062-12 C 09.10.2013
Combined Plan 13-062-11 C 09.10.2013
Combined Plan 13-062-11 D 09.10.2013
Block Plan 13-062-07 D 09.10.2013
Site Layout Plan 13-062-05 D 09.10.2013

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 of a phase shall take place until samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces for that phase, 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 policy Ho9.

4. 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
(c) storage of plant and materials
(d) programme of works (including measures for traffic management)
(e) provision of boundary hoarding behind any visibility zones
(f) a communications plan
has been 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 policies Mo7 and Mo13.

5. Prior to the commencement of any development works, including ground preparation and demolition a detailed AMS (arboricultural method statement) and scaled TPP (tree protection plan) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The AMS shall contain details of the specification and location of tree protection (barriers and/or ground protection) and any construction activity that may take place within the protected root areas of trees both on and off site shown on the TPP and the supervision and monitoring of these activities along with a reporting process to the Local Planning Authority. The tree protection measures shall be installed prior to any development works and will remain in place for the duration of all construction works and activities. Tree Protection Measures shall only be removed on the completion of all construction activity. All works shall be carried out in strict accord with the approved details.
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 and the recommendations within British Standard 5837.

6. No development of a phase shall commence on site until a scheme for the landscaping and replacement tree planting of that phase 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, hedge or grass establishment), schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities and an implementation programme.
All hard and soft landscaping work shall be completed in full accordance with the approved scheme, prior to completion of the development hereby approved, or in accordance with a programme agreed with the local planning authority.
All trees shrubs, hedges and plants supplied shall comply with the requirements of British Standard 3936, specification for nursery stock and British Standard 4043:1989 Transplanting root-balled trees. All pre planting site preparation, planting and post-planting maintenance work shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of British Standard 4428 (1989) Code of Practice for general landscape operations (excluding hard surfaces).
Any trees shrubs or plants planted in accordance with this condition which are removed, die or become damaged or diseased within five years of planting shall be replaced within the next planting season by trees, and shrubs of the same size and species and in the same locations.
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 policy NRM7 of the South East Plan 2009 and the recommendations within British Standard 5837.

7. Before the development of each phase is commenced, the developer shall obtain the Local Planning Authority's written approval of a plan indicating the positions, design, materials and type of boundary treatment to be erected for that phase. The boundary treatment shall be completed before the building(s) for that phase are occupied. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and thereafter shall be permanently retained to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.
Reason:
In the interests of the visual amenity of the vicinity and with regard to policies Ho9 and Ho13 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

8. Prior to the commencement of the development hereby permitted, details of the drainage works of the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be constructed in accordance with the approved details and retained as such.
Reason:
To ensure that the site can be adequately drained with regard to policy Ut4 of the Borough Local Plan 2005.

9. 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 roof lights other than those expressly authorised by this permission shall be constructed in the flank elevations of the houses hereby permitted
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.

10. 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 or outbuildings, 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 and Ho13.

11. No development of phase 2 or any subsequent phases shall commence until a plan showing the existing areas of highway to be stopped up ,under S247 of the Town and Country Planning Act (1990), has been submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
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 policies Mo7 and Mo13.

12. The new access road, including its junction with Fieldoaks Way shall be constructed in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local planning authority.
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 policies Mo7 and Mo13.

13. No new development of a phase shall be occupied until space has been laid out within that phase 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 used and 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 Planning Policy Guidance Note 13 - Transport with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Mo7 and Mo13.

14. No development within the Purbeck Close phase shall be occupied until space has been laid out within Purbeck Close for vehicles to turn in accordance with the approved plans. The turning area shall be used 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 policies Mo7 and Mo13.

15. No new development of a phase shall be occupied until space has been laid out within that phase in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority to provide secure cycle parking and safe pedestrian & cycle routes to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority and shall thereafter be permanently maintained.
Reason:
The above condition is required in order that the development should not prejudice highway safety nor cause inconvenience to other highway users, with regard to Planning Policy Guidance Note 13 - Transport with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Mo7 and Mo13.

16. No development shall be occupied until a permanently maintained physical barrier is erected at the end of Purbeck Close and adjacent to the new access road shared area in accordance with the approved plans to prevent the formation of a through route between Portland Drive and Purbeck Close.
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 policies Mo7 and Mo13

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 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 before any works are carried out on any footway, footpath, carriageway, verge or other land forming part of the highway.

3. The use of landscape/arboricultural consultant is considered essential to provide acceptable submissions in respect of the above relevant conditions. Replacement trees, particularly the identified landmark and structural landscape trees shown on the indicative landscape scheme shall be in keeping with the species, character and appearance of this and the surrounding locality. It is expected that landmark/structural trees will be on native species or suitable cultivars of native species, or species indigenous to this locality. The opportunity exists to incorporate substantial sized trees into the scheme to provide for future amenity and long term continued tree cover in this area. It is expected that the replacement structural/landmark trees will be of semi-mature size with initial planting heights of not less than 6 metres, with girth measurements at 1 metre above ground level in excess of 30/35 centimetres.

4. The applicant is advised that the Borough Council is the street naming and numbering Authority and you are requested to contact the NPLG Officer, Chief Executive's Department, Town Hall, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SH, when construction is about to commence enclosing a site layout plan, in order that official street naming and numbering can be allocated as appropriate.

5. 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 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.

6. 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.

7. Notwithstanding any permission granted under the Planning Acts, no signs, devices or other apparatus may be erected within the limits of the highway without the express approval of the Highway Authority. It is not the policy of the Highway Authority to approve the erection of signs or other devices of a non-statutory nature within the limits of the highway.

8. The permission hereby granted shall not be construed as authority to obstruct the public highway by the erection of scaffolding, hoarding or any other device or apparatus for which a licence must be sought from the Highway Authority Local Transportation Service.

9. 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).

10. The essential requirements for an acceptable communication plan, as required by Condition 4 above, 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.

11. The applicant is encouraged to provide renewable technology within the development hereby permitted in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
(Note: Councillors Crome and Walsh declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in this item and left the meeting during its consideration.)
74 12/01729/OUT - RECREATION GROUND, MERLAND RISE, TADWORTH
RESOLVED that outline planning permission be GRANTED subject to:

(a) 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:

(i) 448,198 contribution towards the enhancement of the remaining open space, including NEAP, skate park and landscaping works;
(ii) 102,157 towards new leisure centre, youth club and community centre;
(iii) 365,701 towards primary education facilities;
(iv) 402,414 towards secondary education facilities;
(v) 79,880 towards local parking improvements;
(vi) 262,000 towards improved public transport facilities;
(vii) 50,000 towards pedestrian/cycle improvements across Burgh Heath;
(viii) 12,000 towards improvements at the A240/Great Tattenhams Junction;
(ix) The completion of a Travel Plan and submission of 6,150 towards monitoring and implementation of the Plan;
(x) 13,000 towards new recycling facilities;
(xi) The provision of 33 affordable dwellings, and
(xii) The Council's legal costs in preparing the legal agreement,

(b) 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.
Location Plan PL01 A 24.01.2013
Site Layout Plan PL02 A 24.01.2013
Site Layout Plan PL03 A 24.01.2013
Site Layout Plan PL04 A 24.01.2013
Site Layout Plan PL05 A 24.01.2013
Street Scene PL06 A 24.01.2013
Street Scene PL07 A 24.01.2013
Site Layout Plan 3313 (08)015 A 24.01.2013
Site Layout Plan PR02 A 24.01.2013
Site Layout Plan 3458/204 A 24.01.2013
Site Layout Plan 3458/500 A 24.01.2013

2. Approval of details of the layout, scale, appearance and the landscaping of the site (hereinafter called the "reserved matters") shall be obtained from the Local Planning Authority in writing before any development is commenced and carried out as approved. Plans and particulars of the reserved matters referred to above, shall be submitted in writing to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of five years from the date of this permission, or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved, whichever is the later.
Reason: To comply with Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order) and Section 92(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51(2) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
Informative
The submitted reserved matters shall be expected to accord with the broad principles identified in the Design and Access Statement and the Landscape Design and Access Statement.

3. No development shall take place until the developer obtains the Local Planning Authority's written approval of details of both existing and proposed ground levels and the proposed finished ground floor levels of the buildings, and the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved levels.
Reason:
To ensure the Local Planning Authority are satisfied with the details of the proposal and its relationship with adjoining development and to safeguard the visual amenities of the locality with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Ho9.

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:
The site covers an area in which it is considered necessary to preserve for future reference any archaeological information before it is destroyed by the development with regard to the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Pc8.

5. Construction works for the development permitted by this Planning Permission shall not commence until a finalised surface water drainage scheme for the site, based on the details enclosed in the FRA, is developed at detail design stage and submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To ensure that the new development does not increase the risk of surface water flooding with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ut3 and Ut4.

6. No development shall commence including groundworks preparation or demolition until all related arboricultural matters including tree protection measures are implemented in strict accordance with the approved details contained on the Tree Protection Plan numbered SJA TPP 12104-01 N&E and S&W dated January 2013.
Reason:
To ensure good arboricultural practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with British Standard 5837:2012 ‘Trees in Relation to Design, demolition and Construction - Recommendations' and policies Pc4 and Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan.
Informative
The use of a suitably qualified arboricultural consultant is essential to provide acceptable supervision and monitoring in respect of the arboricultural issues in respect of the above condition. All works shall comply with the recommendations and guidelines contained within British Standard 5837.

7. No development, groundworks or demolition processes shall be undertaken until an agreed scheme of supervision for the arboricultural protection measures as required by condition 6 of this permission has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The supervision and monitoring shall be undertaken in strict accord with the approved details. The submitted details will include:
(a) Pre commencement meeting between the retained arboricultural consultant, local planning authority Tree Officer and individuals and personnel responsible for the implementation of the approved development;
(b) Timings, frequency and methods of site visiting and an agreed reporting process to the local planning authority;
(c) The supervision monitoring and reporting process shall be undertaken by a qualified arboriculturist.
Reason: To ensure good arboricultural practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with British Standard 5837:2012 ‘Trees in Relation to Design, demolition and Construction - Recommendations' and policies Pc4 and Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan.
Informative:
The use of a suitably qualified arboricultural consultant is essential to provide acceptable submissions in respect of the arboricultural tree condition above. All works shall comply with the recommendations and guidelines contained within British Standard 5837

8. No new development shall be occupied until the proposed vehicular and pedestrian access points and routes have been constructed in accordance with the proposed site plan, PL02.
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. Before any new development is occupied the proposed vehicular access to Acres Gardens shall be constructed in accordance with the approved plans.
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.

10. 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 used and 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 Mo7.

11. 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
(c) storage of plant and materials
(d) programme of works (including measures for traffic management)
(e) provision of boundary hoarding behind any visibility zones
(f) Construction Route Management Plan
(g) Wheel washing facilities
(h) A communication plan to ensure that nearby residents and businesses are given advance notice of the construction programme, including any unusual deliveries, and are able to take up any issues that may arise with a nominated site manager;
has been 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.

12. No new development shall be occupied until space has been laid out within the site in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority to provide secure cycle parking for the proposed flats to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority and shall thereafter be permanently maintained.
Reason:
In order to encourage sustainable travel modes with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policy Mo7.

13. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the Ecological Appraisal: Merland Rise Recreation Ground & Banstead Leisure Centre (Tadworth (TQ233574), prepared by the Surrey Wildlife Trust, Scotty Dodd, October 2012.
Reason:
In order that the development would not harm any wildlife or protected species with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan policy Pc2G.

14. No development shall be occupied until street lighting has been installed in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason:
To ensure a satisfactory residential environment with regard to policy Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

15. The submitted reserved matters shall provide for no more than 130 dwellings at a maximum height of three-storeys. They shall retain part of the wooded copse and provide a minimum of 2.2 hectares open space, as defined in the approved plans, unless the Local Planning Authority agrees otherwise in the light of further environmental information submitted with the relevant reserved matters applications.
Reason:
To define the permission and to ensure that the site is not overdeveloped, to safeguard the character and appearance of the scheme and wider area and provide open space enhancements with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ho9 and Pc6.

16. No development shall be commenced until the placing of a build contract to provide replacement community and leisure facilities, as proposed under application 13/00128/F.
Reason:
To ensure that there is no loss of community facilities and to justify development on the urban open land with regard to policies Cf1 and Pc6 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

17. No development shall commence on site unless required to be carried out as part of an approved scheme of remediation until conditions A to D have been complied with. If unexpected contamination is found after development has begun, development must be halted on that part of the site affected by the unexpected contamination to the extent specified by the Local Planning Authority in writing until condition E has been complied with in relation to that contamination.
A. Site Characterisation:
An investigation and risk assessment, in addition to any assessment provided with the planning application, must be completed in accordance with a scheme to assess the nature and extent of any contamination on the site, whether or not it originates on the site. The contents of the scheme are subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. The investigation and risk assessment must be undertaken by competent persons and a written report of the findings must be produced. The written report is subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. The report of the findings must include: (i) a survey of the extent, scale and nature of contamination; (ii) an assessment of the potential risks to human health, property (existing or proposed) including buildings, crops, livestock, pets, woodland and service lines and pipes, adjoining land, ground waters and surface waters, ecological systems, archaeological sites and ancient monuments; (iii) an appraisal of remedial options, and proposal of the preferred option(s). This must be conducted in accordance with DEFRA and the Environment Agency's "Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination, CLR 11".
B. Submission of Remediation Scheme:
A detailed remediation scheme to bring the site to a condition suitable for the intended use by removing unacceptable risks to human health, buildings and other property and the natural and historical environment must be prepared, and is subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. The scheme must include all works to be undertaken, proposed remediation objectives and remediation criteria, timetable of works and site management procedures. The scheme must ensure that the site will not qualify as contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to the intended use of the land after remediation.
C. Implementation of Approved Remediation Scheme:
The approved remediation scheme must be carried out in accordance with its terms prior to the commencement of development other than that required to carry out remediation, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Local Planning Authority must be given two weeks written notification of commencement of the remediation scheme works. Following completion of measures identified in the approved remediation scheme, a verification report (referred to in PPS23 as a validation report) that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be produced, and is subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.
D. Reporting of Unexpected Contamination:
In the event that contamination is found at any time when carrying out the approved development that was not previously identified it must be reported in writing immediately to the Local Planning Authority. An investigation and risk assessment must be undertaken in accordance with the requirements of condition 1, and where remediation is necessary a remediation scheme must be prepared in accordance with the requirements of condition 2, which is subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. Following completion of measures identified in the approved remediation scheme a verification report must be prepared, which is subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority in accordance with condition 3.
E. Long Term Monitoring and Maintenance:
A monitoring and maintenance scheme to include monitoring the long-term effectiveness of the proposed remediation over a period of five years, and the provision of reports on the same must be prepared, both of which are subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. Following completion of the measures identified in that scheme and when the remediation objectives have been achieved, reports that demonstrate the effectiveness of the monitoring and maintenance carried out must be produced, and submitted to the Local Planning Authority. This must be conducted in accordance with DEFRA and the Environment Agency's "Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination, CLR 11".
Reason:
To ensure that risks from land contamination to the future users of the land and neighbouring land are minimised, together with those to controlled waters, property and ecological systems, and to ensure that the development can be carried out safely without unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other offsite receptors 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 Highway Authority has no objection to the proposed development, subject to the above conditions / legal agreement but, 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.

3. The permission hereby granted shall not be construed as authority to carry out works on the highway or any works that may affect a drainage channel/culvert or water course. The applicant is advised that a licence must be obtained from the Highway Authority Local Highway Service Group before any works are carried out on any footway, footpath, carriageway, verge or other land forming part of the highway. The applicant is also advised that Consent may be required under Section 23 of the Land Drainage Act 1991. See www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/emergency-planning-and-community-safety/flooding-advice

4. 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;
(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; and
(h) Road condition surveys to be carried out at the outset of the project and throughout the process to ensure access routes are not damaged by construction traffic; and that suitable steps are taken by the applicant to restore road conditions to pre-development levels should damage be found to occur.
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.

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

6. The essential requirements for an acceptable communication plan, as required by Condition 11 above, 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 (www.ccscheme.org.uk/) would help fulfil these requirements.

7. The applicant is advised to contact the Council's Neighbourhood Services Department before preparing the reserved matters for layout in order to ensure that it can adequately be serviced by the Council's refuse vehicles.

8. The applicant is advised that consideration of the design, appearance and layout of the site do not form part of this application. They will be determined as part of the reserved matters applications to be brought back before the Planning Committee in due course
75 13/01421/OUT - LANGWOOD, 121 SMALLFIELD ROAD, HORLEY
RESOLVED that outline planning permission be GRANTED subject to:

(a) 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:

(i) A contribution of 567,840.00 towards the provision of infrastructure and facilities; and
(ii) the provision of 11 units of affordable housing;

In the event that a satisfactorily completed obligation is not received by 30 April 2014 or such longer period as may be agreed, the Head of Policy, Development and Property be authorised to refuse permission for the following reason:

The proposal fails to provide a contribution towards the provision and improvement of affordable housing, local infrastructure and facilities and is therefore contrary to policies Ho2 and Hr3 of the Borough Local Plan 2005 and the National Planning Policy Framework 2012.

(b) 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
Note: Should alterations or amendments be required to the approved plans, it will be necessary to apply either under Section 96A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for non-material alterations or Section 73 of the Act for minor material alterations. An application must be made using the standard application forms and you should consult with us, to establish the correct type of application to be made.
Location Plan 23516-004-002 12.08.2013
Site Layout Plan 23516-004-001 12.08.2013

2. Approval of details of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the development (hereinafter called the "reserved matters") shall be obtained from the Local Planning Authority in writing before any development is commenced. Plans and particulars of the reserved matters referred to above shall be submitted in writing to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of five years from the date of this permission, or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved, whichever is the later.
Reason:
To comply with Article 5 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2010 (or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order) and Section 92(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

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 policy Ho9.

4. No development shall take place until the developer obtains the Local Planning Authority's written approval of details of both existing and proposed ground levels and the proposed finished ground floor levels of the buildings, and the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved levels.
Reason:
To ensure the Local Planning Authority is satisfied with the details of the proposal and its relationship with adjoining development and to safeguard the visual amenities of the locality with regard to Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ho9.

5. No development shall commence until details of the drainage works, including surface water attenuation facilities, have been submitted to and been approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and the works retained.
Reason:
To ensure that the development is satisfactorily drained prior to the commencement of development with regard to policy Ut4 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and the National Planning Policy Framework Technical Guidance 2012.

6. The development shall not be occupied until a plan indicating the positions, design, materials and type of boundary treatment to be erected has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The boundary treatment shall be completed before the occupation of the development hereby permitted.
Reason:
To preserve the visual amenity of the area and protect neighbouring residential amenities with regard to the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 policies Ho9 and Ho13.

7. No development works or groundwork preparation shall be undertaken until an agreed scheme of supervision for the approved arboricultural protection measures has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The supervision and monitoring shall be undertaken in accordance with the approved details. The submitted details will include:
(i) Pre-commencement meeting between the retained arboricultural consultant, Council Tree Officer and individuals and personnel responsible for the implementation of the approved development;
(ii) Timings, frequency and methods of site visit and an agreed reporting process to the local planning authority;
(iii) The supervision, monitoring and reporting process shall be undertaken by a qualified arboriculturist.
Reason:
To ensure good arboricultural practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with British Standard 5837:2012 ‘Trees in Relation to design, demolition and construction - Recommendations' and policies Pc4 and Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and the National Planning Policy Framework 2012.

8. No development shall commence, including groundworks preparation, until all related arboricultural matters, including tree protection measures are implemented in accordance with the details contained in the arboricultural report compiled by The Mayhew Consultancy, reference number AR/18812 REV 2, dated August 2013.
Reason:
To ensure good arboricultural practice in the interests of the maintenance of the character and appearance of the area and to comply with British Standard 5837:2012 ‘Trees in Relation to Design, demolition and Construction - Recommendations' and policies Pc4 and Ho9 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005 and the National Planning Policy Framework 2012.

9. 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);
(e) Provision of works (including measures for traffic management)
(e) Provision of boundary hoarding behind any visibility splays; and
(f) A communication plan to ensure that nearby residents and businesses are given advance notice of the construction programme, including any unusual deliveries, and are able to take up any issues that may arise with a nominated site manager;
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 policies Ho9 and Mo7.

10. Prior to any occupation of the development, the proposed new 2-metre x 120-metre footway on the north side of Smallfield Road shall be constructed in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, generally in accordance with Drawing Number 23516-004-001.
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 policies Mo5 and Mo6.

11. Before the development is occupied the proposed vehicular/pedestrian/cycle access to Smallfield Road shall be designed/constructed and provided with visibility zones of 2.4 x 59 metres in accordance with the approved plans, all to be permanently maintained to a specification to be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority and the visibility zones shall be kept permanently clear of any obstruction between 0.6 metres and 2 metres.
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 policies Mo5 and Mo6.

12. The existing access from the site to Smallfield Road shall be permanently closed and any kerbs, footway, fully reinstated by the applicant, in a manner to be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.
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 policies Mo5 and Mo6.

13. No new development shall be occupied until space has been laid out within the site in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority for cars/cycles 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 policies Mo5 and Mo6.

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. The essential requirements for an acceptable communication plan, as required by Condition 9 above, 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 (www.ccscheme.org.uk/) would help fulfil these requirements.

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

6. You are advised that a charge relating to the following infrastructure contributions has been secured through a planning obligation associated with the permission: 567,840.00
On commencement of development, notice should be sent to the Planning Authority in writing or email to planning.applications@reigate-banstead.gov.uk advising that works have started. The sum described above is payable within a period of 28 days from commencement of development. Failure to pay the infrastructure contribution may result in legal action being taken against the developer and/or owner of the land.

7. The use of a suitably qualified arboricultural consultant is essential to provide acceptable supervision and monitoring in respect of the arboricultural issues in respect of the above condition. All works shall comply with the recommendations and guidelines contained within British Standard 5837.
76 13/01397/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 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.
77 13/01482/F - LAND REAR OF 94-95 WARREN ROAD, BANSTEAD
RESOLVED that the application be DEFERRED for an accompanied site inspection
78 13/01669/F - ST LUKE'S CHURCH, CHURCH ROAD, SOUTH PARK, REIGATE
RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to 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
Location Plan UNNUMBERED 13.09.2013
Elevation Plan 1205.TP.12 13.09.2013
Combined Plan 1205.TP.13 13.09.2013
Combined Plan 1205.TP.01 13.09.2013
Elevation Plan 1205.TP.02 13.09.2013
Combined Plan 1205.TP.11 13.09.2013

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. The proposed external finishing materials and details shall be carried out using the external facing materials and details specified below and there shall be no variation without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority;
a) The northern extension next to the former Vestry shall be of natural Chilmark Stone in coursed rubble blocks to match the existing Reigate Stone with natural Bath Stone dressings, with black painted rainwatergoods and fascias, including cast downpipes; and
b) The skylights shall be flat or shallow dome glazed.
Reason:
To ensure that the character of the locally listed building is maintained with regards policy Pc10 of the Borough Local Plan 2005.

4. 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.
Informative
The use of a suitably qualified consultant is essential to provide acceptable submissions in respect of the condition above. All works shall comply with the recommendations and guidelines contained within British Standard 5837: 2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction - Recommendations. The use of native species only will be expected.
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 Pc10 of the Reigate and Banstead Borough Local Plan 2005.

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. 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.

3. This decision relates in to the architectural historical aspects only to the exterior of the church. Commentary on the internal works would be via any consultation in the Diocesan Faculty process. It would be important that the significant arts and crafts work in the church, such as the choirstalls, reredos (despite overpainting), the altar table as well as the lady chapel war memorial fittings and font cover are preserved as part of the history of the church, even if relocated
79 PROPOSED REDHILL CONSERVATION AREA
RESOLVED that that part of Redhill town centre as delineated on the plan in Appendix 1 be designated as a new Conservation Area under sections 69 and 70 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and that the appropriate statutory notification procedures be undertaken.
80 APPEAL DECISIONS APRIL-SEPTEMBER 2013
RESOLVED that the performance and decision outcomes and the analysis of resource implications be NOTED
81 ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS
There was no other formal business.

The Chairman took the opportunity to advise the Committee that plans for the next borough tour were now under consideration. He invited anyone who wanted to suggest sites for a visit, as an example of either a particularly good or bad development, to contact either himself or the officers
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72The addendum circulated provided an update on matters arising after the agenda was published.

73The Committee considered an application for the erection of 40 mixed tenure residential dwellings comprising 16 flats and 24 houses, together with associated parking, hard and soft landscaping
74The Committee considered an application for the demolition of the existing buildings and erection of 130 new dwellings to include both houses and flats over 2/3 storeys with associated hard and soft landscaping improvements, adjustment to existing vehicular and pedestrian routes and provision of new pedestrian/vehicular access. All matters reserved except for access.

It was noted that this application was identical in detail to previously approved application 13/00138/OUT. The reason that it was being brought back before the Committee was because the Council wished to dispose of the land to a private developer rather than to build out itself.

Planning officers noted that local Ward members were keen to be involved in discussions before the detailed application for the site came forward, and they undertook to liaise with the developer and to assist in facilitating any such meetings.

The Committee requested that a further informative be added, emphasising that this is an outline application only, and that its approval does not grant permission for design, structure or layout.
75The Committee considered an outline planning application for redevelopment of the site with 36 dwellings.
76The Committee considered an application for the construction of two blocks comprising 22 two bedroom flats, following the demolition of the existing dwelling.

A representative of the Conifer Close Management Committee spoke against the application and the agent spoke in its favour.

Reasons for refusal were proposed and seconded.
77The Committee considered an application for the erection of two four-bedroom dwellings with access from Walnut Grove, parking and landscape works.

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

The Committee raised concerns about the impact of the development on the character of the area and neighbourhood amenity
78The Committee considered an application for the provision of extensions to the northern and western elevations of the church following demolition of the existing single storey rear extension and the removal of the single storey element adjacent to the vestry on the north side.
79The Committee received a report setting out the results from the recent public consultation exercise on the proposed designation of a Redhill Conservation Area. The area concerned was the historic Victorian core of the town centre.

The overall response to the consultation exercise was extremely favourable with virtually all comments being in favour of the proposed designation.

A number of further suggestions for designation were also made, including 2-12 High Street, the former Odeon cinema and the Abbot Public House, however, the Conservation Officer believed that their existing local listing or proximity to the Conservation Area already provided the appropriate level of protection.
80The Committee received a report setting out and analysing appeal decisions taken between April and September 2013.

During this period 44 appeals were received, which was consistent with an average of around 90 appeals each year. Of these, 26 were dealt with by written representations, 13 by the fast-track householder process, three by a hearing and two through a public inquiry.

Seventeen of the 44 appeals were allowed (39%) against a local target of 30%.

Five appeal decisions related to an overturn of the officers' recommendation at committee, and of these two were allowed and three were dismissed.

The outcomes were consistent with past performance and there were no unusual trends to give rise to concern.