Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
Meeting of the Central Area Development Control Sub Committee held on 09/07/2003
NOTE FOR MEMBERS
Members are reminded that Contact Officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions, etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 4th June 2003 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.
DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS
To receive from members, in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, disclosure of any interests which are required to be disclosed by Section 94(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 and in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.
QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.
Site Inspections Arising from this Meeting
In the event of site inspections being necessary as a result of consideration of the applications before this meeting, these will be held on Thursday, 17th July 2003 at 9.30 a.m.
Dates for Future Site Inspections
A schedule of dates for future site inspections for 2003/2004 are listed below for members’ information:-
Thursday, 21st August 2003
Thursday, 25th September 2003
Thursday, 30th October 2003
Thursday, 4th December 2003
Tuesday, 30th December 2003
Thursday, 5th February 2004
Thursday, 11th March 2004
Thursday, 8th April 2004
Thursday, 6th May 2004
OBJECTIONS TO TREE PRESERVATION ORDER (NO. 9/03) - TREES ON LAND AT RAMSDEN ROAD, BUSBRIDGE LANE, OAKDENE ROAD AND TUESLEY LANE, GODALMING
[Ward Affected: Godalming Holloway]
To consider the report at
Applications for Planning Permission
To consider the reports at Schedules B and C attached. Plans and letters of representation, etc., will be available for inspection before the meeting.
The Council has received notice of the following appeals:-
Outline application for the erection of 18 dwelllings at Catteshall Lane, Godalming
Outline application for the erection of a new dwelling on land at Burns, Thursley Road, Elstead
Change of use to Class 3 (food and drink takeaway) together with provision of an extract flue at 22 Church Road, Milford
Notification received 29.05.03, 19.06.03 and 26.06.03.
Erection of detached house and garage on land at rear of Silvermere and Greta Bank, Tuesley Lane, Godalming
Extension of petrol filling station kiosk to provide additional sales area and the extension of the existing canopy of Petrol Filling Station, Sainsbury’s Store, Woolsack Way, Godalming
Various illuminated and non-illuminated signs at Petrol Filling Station, Sainsbury’s Store, Woolsack Way, Godalming
Internally illuminated ‘Sainsbury’s’ fascia sign at Sainsbury’s Store, Woolsack Way, Godalming
Letters from Planning Inspectorate dated 02.06.03 and 05.06.03.
16th September 2003
Committee Room 2
Erection of four detached dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling at Mockbeggar, Mark Way, Godalming (WA02/1794)
30th September 2003
Change of use and alterations to barns to provide office accommodation, provision of mezzanine floor to Building No. 5, construction of car park and associated works at Home Farm Barns, Shackleford Road, Godalming (WA01/2398, WA01/2399 and WA01/2400)
ENFORCEMENT ACTION - CURRENT SITUATION
The current situation in respect of enforcement and related action previously authorised is set out below:-
Majorland Rew, Godalming Road, Loxhill, Hascombe
(19.6.96 and 20.8.97)
To secure cessation of the use of the land for the stationing of residential caravans and as a contractor’s depot. Further Notices served relating to the barn, mobile home, playhouse and other matters. Appeals dismissed. Notice varied to allow retention of barn. Time for compliance expired 16.7.00 for most things. Offer of Council accommodation refused. Further PCN served
Officers visited the site on 13.05.03.
Compliance not achieved. Evidence
being prepared with a view to further action.
Gochers Yard, Culmer Hill, Witley
To secure cessation of the use of land adjoining Gochers Yard, Witley for commercial purposes and the removal of the unauthorised extension to the existing building. New Notice served on 27.09.02.
Appeal dismissed and Notice upheld 23.04.03. Time for compliance 23.10.03
Croft Nursery, Hookley Lane, Elstead
To secure the cessation of the unauthorised storage use on the site together with removal of the stored items. Enforcement Notice appeal dismissed, but notice varied to exclude dwellings. Lawful Development Certificate appeal dismissed. Notices came into effect 19.8.01. Further visits made, latest on the 27.11.02. Significant amount of unauthorised storage removed, but full compliance not yet achieved. Warning letter sent. Witness statements being prepared.
Croft Nursery, Hookley Lane, Elstead
(a) The demolition of the unauthorised timber building and the removal of any demolition materials from the site.
Appeal against timber building dismissed. Enforcement Notice upheld. Compliance date 6.2.03 (1 year).
(b) The cessation of the use of the additional haulage area, removal of the hard standing and restoration of the land to grass.
Appeal dismissed and notice upheld in respect of additional haulage area. Compliance date 25.9.02. Site inspection has confirmed that compliance has not been achieved. Warning letter sent.
(c) The cessation of the material change of use of the site from a use by three rigid lorries to a use by six lorries and three trailers.
Appeal allowed in respect of change of use of the site to a use by six lorries and two trailers.
Wareham Brickworks, Haslemere Road, Brook
To secure the cessation of the use of the land for the stationing of any mobile homes or caravans and vehicles or equipment connected with this use and also remove the articulated lorry trailer. Injunction given to secure the removal of the mobile homes or caravans and other items of residential occupation; and the prevention of further mobile homes/caravans or other unauthorised structures being brought on to the land. Enforcement Notice served. An application against refusal for temporary mobile home went to High Court on 18.12.01. One mobile home has been removed. Court Order made against planning refusal requiring the removal of the mobile home within 14 days of the dismissal of the appeal unless there was a valid challenge to the appeal decision by the appellant. The challenge of the Inspector’s decision has been referred to the court for a full hearing. Challenge was dismissed. Partial compliance. Still some furniture storage. Officers to monitor the site and assess breach of planning control.
6 Hydestile Cottages, Hambledon Road, Hambledon
To secure the removal of the carport extension. Legal interests being established. Retrospective application received (WA02/0260). WA02/0260 withdrawn. Planning permission reference WA02/1897 granted on 02.12.02. Letter sent requesting compliance. Compliance ongoing.
45 Birch Road, Farncombe
To secure the removal of the balcony which has been erected at the first floor of the rear elevation of the chalet bungalow. Legal interests being established. Legal Department considering further response from owner.
Enforcement notice served on 06.12.02. Compliance date 17.07.03.
11 High Ridge, Godalming
Enforcement Notice served under delegated powers to secure the cessation of the unauthorised car sales and car repairs business. The requirements are to stop using any part of the land or buildings for car sales and repairs and remove from the land all vehicles and equipment brought on to the land for the purpose of that use. Notice effective 02.12.02 and time for compliance 3 months after that date. Compliance being monitored.
There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.
EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-
That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 1004(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 1001 of the Act) of the description specified in the following paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, namely:-
Any instructions to Counsel and any opinion of Counsel (whether or not in connection with any proceedings) and any advice received, information obtained or action to be taken in connection with:-
(a) any legal proceedings by or against the authority; or
(b) the determination of any matter affecting the authority
Whether, in either case, proceedings have been commenced or are in contemplation). (Paragraph 12)
To consider any legal advice relating to any applications in the agenda.
For further information or assistance, please telephone Jean Radley,
Senior Committee Secretary, on extension 3222 or 01483 523222