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Meeting of the Council held on 18/07/2006
Minutes of the Meeting of the Joint Planning Management Committee - 10th May 2006



Joint Planning Management Committee 5
10.05.06

WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE JOINT PLANNING MANAGEMENT
COMMITTEE – 10TH MAY 2006

SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL MEETING - 18TH JULY 2006

(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)

*Mr A Rayner (Chairman)*Mr P B Isherwood
*Mrs P Hibbert (Vice-Chairman)*Mrs S R Jacobs
Mr M H W Band*Mrs D M James
*Mr P BetlemMrs J R Keen
*Mr M J Blower*Dr M-G Lane
Mr M W Byham*Mr J C S Mackie
*Mrs E Cable*Mrs A E Mansell
Mr M A Clark*Mr C H Mansell
Mrs C Cockburn*Dr P M Marriott
Mr S D Edge*Mr W M Marshall
*Mr M A EdgingtonMr P J Martin
*Mr B A Ellis*Mrs P N Mitchell
*Mrs P EllisMr P J Nicholson
Miss G B W Ferguson*Mr K T Reed
*Mrs M E ForyszewskiMr P S Rivers
Mrs P M FrostMr J E Robini
*Mr D R GallacherMr J R Sandy
*Mr R J Gates*Mrs C E Savage
*Mr B Grainger-Jones*Mr J M Savage
Mrs L S R HodgsonMr V K Scrivens
*Mrs M V M Hunt*Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
*Mr D C Inman Mr R C Terry

* present

Items 1 and 2 of the agenda, Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman, were dealt with at the Annual Council meeting on 9th May 2006.

5. MINUTES (Agenda Item 3)

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd May 2006 were confirmed and signed.

6. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE (Agenda Item 4)

Apologies for absence were received Mr M H W Band, Mr M W Byham, Mrs C Cockburn, Miss G B W Ferguson, Mrs P M Frost, Mrs J R Keen, Mr P J Nicholson, Mr J R Sandy and Mr R C Terry.

7. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS (Agenda Item 5)

The following declarations were made in respect of application WA06/0112:

Mr B A Ellis declared a personal interest as he is a member of Cranleigh Parish Council.

Mrs P Ellis declared a personal interest as a member of Cranleigh Parish Council Planning Surveillance Committee. Any previous comments and observations were based on information available to that authority.

Mrs S R Jacobs declared a personal interest as she is a member of SUSTRANS whose comments appear in the report.

Mrs C E Savage and Mr J M Savage declared a personal interest as they know the first public speaker on a personal and political level.

Mr R C Terry declared a personal and prejudicial interest as he is a member of the CPRE who are strongly opposed to the application and he did not attend the meeting.

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

There are no matters falling within this category.
PARTS II AND III – MATTERS OF REPORT

Background Papers

The background papers relating to the following reports in Parts II and III are as specified in the Agenda for the meeting of the Joint Planning Management Committee.

PART II – Matters reported in detail for the information of the Council

8. CRANLEIGH BRICK AND TILE WORKS, KNOWLE LANE, CRANLEIGH - WA06/0112
[Ward Affected: Alfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellens Green]

8.1 At the Joint Planning Management Committee meeting on 2nd May 2006, members had been able to ask questions of officers and relevant bodies including the Council consultants, the applicant, the Environment Agency and Surrey County Council. An addendum detailing the points raised had been circulated before the meeting.

8.2 Members had also visited the site on Tuesday 25th April In order that they understood and were fully informed of the planning issues

8.3 In accordance with the guidance for public participation at meetings, the following representations were made in respect of application WA06/0112 and were duly considered:

Mrs Doughty – CBAG – Object
Mr Ainsworth – Cranleigh Parish Council – Object
Mr Allaway – GKH (Applicant) – Support

8.4 Following a detailed discussion on the issue, it was moved in accordance with Procedure Rule 17.5 that the voting on the recommendation that outline planning permission be Granted should be by roll-call and recorded. The voting was as follows:-

For the Recommendation (4 votes)

Mrs M E Foryszewski
Mrs P N Mitchell
Mr K T Reed
Mr A E B Taylor

Against the Recommendation (28 votes)

Mr P Betlem
Mr M J Blower
Mrs E Cable
Mr M A Edgington
Mr B A Ellis
Mrs P Ellis
Mr D R Gallacher
Mr R J Gates
Mr B Grainger-Jones
Mrs P Hibbert
Mrs M V M Hunt
Mr D C Inman
Mr P B Isherwood
Mrs S R Jacobs
Mrs D M James
Dr M-G Lane
Mr J C S Mackie
Mrs A E Mansell
Mr C H Mansell
Dr P M Marriott
Mr W M Marshall
Mr A Rayner
Mrs C E Savage
Mr J M Savage

Abstaining (0 votes)

The recommendation was therefore LOST for the following reasons:

1. The Planning Authority considers that the proposed development is a significant departure from national and local planning policy regarding development in the countryside beyond the Green Belt. The proposal is therefore considered to be contrary to national planning policy advice in PPS/PPG 1, 3, 7, 13 and 17 and in conflict with Policies LO1, LO2 and LO5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies C2 and M1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policies CP2 and CP4 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Core Strategy Submission Draft December 2005.

2. The Planning Authority is not satisfied that the benefits of enabling the remediation scheme outweigh the harm caused by the development proposal to achieving national and local planning policy objectives, having regard to the unsustainable location of the proposed development, and the potential environmental impacts, and considers that it would not be justified in making an exception in this case and departure from national policies and the Development Plan. The proposal is therefore considered to be contrary to national planning policy advice in PPS/PPG 1, 3, 7, 13 and 17 and in conflict with Policies LO1, LO2 and LO5 of the Surrey Structure Plan 2004, Policies C2 and M1 of the Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Policies CP2 and CP4 of the Waverley Borough Local Development Framework Core Strategy Submission Draft December 2005.

3. The Local Planning Authority considers that remediation of the environmental pollution, arising from the contaminated land, may be achieved by means other than the proposed development.

9. Continuation of Meeting

In accordance with Procedure Rule 9, at 9.51 p.m. the Chairman proposed, and the Committee concurred, that the meeting should continue until the business on the agenda had been completed.
PART III – Brief summaries of other matters dealt with

There were no matters falling within this category.


The meeting commenced at 7.00pm and concluded at 10.15pm.



Chairman




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