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Meeting of the Council held on 11/12/2007
Minutes of the Joint Planning Management Committee 28.11.07



Joint Planning Management Committee 29
28.11.07


WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE JOINT PLANNING MANAGEMENT
COMMITTEE – 28TH NOVEMBER 2007

SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL MEETING – 11TH DECEMBER 2007

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


*Cllr C R Baily*Cllr Mrs D M James
*Cllr M H W BandCllr Mrs C A King
*Cllr Mrs G M Beel*Cllr Ms D M-R Le Gal
*Cllr M W Byham*Cllr Dr N Lee
*Cllr Mrs E CableCllr A Lovell
*Cllr Mrs C Cockburn*Cllr P J Martin
Cllr S P Connolly*Cllr T E Martin
*Cllr J H B Edwards*Cllr S J O’Grady
*Cllr B A EllisCllr S L Pritchard
*Cllr Mrs P Ellis*Cllr J R Sandy
Cllr Mrs L J FlemingCllr Mrs C E Savage
*Cllr R D Frost*Cllr J M Savage
*Cllr Mrs P M FrostCllr R J Steel
*Cllr R J Gates*Cllr A E B Taylor-Smith
*Cllr M R Goodridge*Cllr Ms J R Thomson
Cllr Mrs J P Hargreaves*Cllr A P Thorp
*Cllr S L HillCllr J A Ward
*Cllr N P HolderCllr Mrs N Warner-O’Neill
Cllr J P Hubble*Cllr K Webster
*Cllr S R E Inchbald*Cllr R A Welland
*Cllr D C Inman*Cllr Mrs L Wheatley
*Cllr P B Isherwood*Cllr C A Wilson
* present

17. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 14th November 2007 were confirmed and signed.

18. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Mr Connolly, Mrs Fleming, Mrs Hargreaves, Mr Hubble, Mrs King, Mr Lovell, Mr Pritchard, Mrs Savage and Mr Steel.

19. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL
There were 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

16. LAND AT TUESLEY FARM, TUESLEY LANE, GODALMING - WA/2007/1962
[Bramley, Busbridge & Hascombe and Witley & Hambledon]

Erection of up to 20ha of polytunnels on a rotational basis within defined areas on the 190ha agricultural holding at land at Tuesley Farm, Tuesley Lane, Godalming GU7 1UG as amended and amplified by plan DHA/558/001 received 17.10.07, statement of clarification dated 12.10.07, e-mail dated 21.10.07, letter dated 7.11.07 and drainage documents received 27.11.07.

Members had had an opportunity to visit the application site on 14th November 2007. At the Joint Planning Management Committee meeting held later the same day, Members had then had an opportunity to hear presentations and representations from, and ask questions of, the planning officers, the applicant, and interested parties including Natural England, Surrey Wildlife Trust, SEEDA, CPRE, National Farmers’ Union, Friends of the Earth, parish councils, the Tuesley Farm Supporters Campaign, and the Tuesley Farm Campaign.

The original Planning Officer’s report, circulated to Members for the meeting on 14th November, had been supplemented by a further update report circulated to Members on 26th November, and a brief update report tabled at the meeting on 28th November. In their presentation to Members, Planning Officers drew attention to the key issues that had arisen since the Technical Briefing on 14th November including, inter alia, amendments to the applicant’s master plan (affecting Field 17); confirmation from the Government Office of the South East that the view of the Secretary of State was that the application should be determined locally; draft Heads of Terms of the Section 106 Agreement; and, the Environment Agency’s report on drainage matters which recommended five additional conditions relating to flood risk from surface water drainage, pollution potential and biodiversity ecology.

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

Mrs Isobel Mason, Tuesley Farm Campaign – Objector
Mr Christopher Harrison – Busbridge Parish Council
Mr John Anderson – Hambledon Parish Council
Mrs Rosy Lander – Witley Parish Council
Mr David Kay - Applicant

Following a full and detailed discussion, it was RESOLVED:

1) That planning permission be GRANTED for the erection of polytunnels, of the type depicted in the submitted Landscape Drawing 6 and consisting of hoops, legs and plastic coverings, as described at paragraph 23 of the Planning Inspectorate’s decision letter of 15 December 2005 under references APP/R3650/C/04/1160262 and APP/R3650/C/04/1160263, ONLY on the fields marked white and numbered 1a – 18b (for the avoidance of doubt field 9, not shown on the numbered plan, is excluded) shown on submitted plan DHA/558/001 Rev. E (the “Landscape Masterplan”) SUBJECT FIRST to the applicant securing by a legal agreement, to be entered into within 6 months of the date hereof and at the applicant’s cost including those costs reasonably incurred by the Council:

(i) The requirements of the conditions attaching to this grant of planning permission;
(ii) A landscape management plan, including long term design objectives, management responsibilities, maintenance schedules and implementation plan. The management plan shall address a period of ten years from the commencement of the development, and shall include measures for:

(a) The phased thinning of the windbreak planting bordering Footpath 162;
(b) The phased thinning of the windbreak planting bordering Footpath 161 and Station Lane;
(c) The restriction in the height of the windbreak planting within and around Field 19 and bordering Field 17, and between fields 22 and 23 and fields 24 and 25;
(d) A commitment to restrict other windbreak planting on the farm to 5.5 metres high.

(iii) The proposed permissive footpath/cycle route (“Quiet Lane”), the access arrangements from the public highway and the surfacing of the route and its long term management and public access arrangements; and
(iv) The restricted coverage of the polytunnels to Fields 1a – 18b (for the avoidance of doubt field 9, not shown on the numbered plan, is excluded); to no more than 20 hectares of coverage at any one time; the seasonal removal of all polytunnels; and the prohibition of the use of any cloches or raincovers or any polythene sheeting used to cover crops on the land unless that sheeting is below the height of 300mm as measured above the land surface. a) Not more than 20 hectares of the land shall be covered with polytunnels, or any part or parts thereof excepting the legs, at any time, for which purposes any uncovered hoops in a row shall be measured from the first to the last to be included in this coverage
b) No polytunnels or any part or parts thereof shall be erected on land not within those fields 1a – 18b (for the avoidance of doubt field 9, not shown on the numbered plan, is excluded) to which this permission relates;
c) No polytunnels or part or parts thereof shall be erected on land except where sited and located strictly in accordance with the siting criteria and buffer zones depicted on Landscape Drawing 3 (Drawing No. DHA/558/003 Rev E.). 9 Condition 10 Condition 11 Condition 12 Condition

2 Reason
Part III – Brief Summaries of Other Matters Dealt With

17. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

18. WA/2007/0901 - 6A–8 WRECCLESHAM ROAD, FARNHAM, SURREY GU9 8TZ (Agenda Item 7 (Exempt) Appendix - circulated separately on 20/11/07)
The meeting commenced at 7.00 p.m. and concluded at 9.25 p.m.




Chairman


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