Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held at the Ascot Day Centre,Bagshot Road, Sunninghill on Tuesday 10 July 2012 commencing at 7.00pm.

 Members Present: Councillors C Lester (Vice-Chairman), P Deason, M Duffield, R Ellison, S Jones, B Story

 In attendance:Elizabeth Yates, Clerk to the Council

 5020  TO NOTE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillors Barbara Hilton, David Hilton and Jeffrey Yong.  Mr. Peter Standley from SPAE.

 5021  MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting, held on 18 June, were approved as an accurate record and signed as such.

5022  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
The Chairman asked to receive any Declarations of Interest in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.
None were given.

5023  PLANNING APPLICATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                            

Application No.
Location and Description
12/01483 (Full)

 

Hurstleigh Court, Hurstwood, Ascot SL5 9SP
Extensions to form bathroom, orangery and detached car port
Recommendation: No Objections, subject to securing the root protection zone of adjacent trees.
12/01595 (Full) Avalon, Coronation Road, Ascot, SL5 9LP
Single storey side extension, following removal of existing garage

Recommendation: No Objections.

12/01611 (Works to Trees Covered by TPO) Oak Lee, Coombe Lane, Ascot, SL5 7AT
T1 Beech, thin canopy by 15%.  T2 Walnut, reduce lowest branch towards garage by 2m.  T3 Beech, reduce overhanging branches by 2m over neighbouring garden in Cedar House

Recommendation: Referred to the Borough’s Tree Officer.

12/01613 ( Works

To Trees Covered

By TPO)

Owlswood, Kier Park, Ascot SL5 7DS
T1 Beech, crown reduce by 25%.  T2 Beech, fell or reduce by 25%.  T3 Beech, reduce over extended limbs and deadwood.  T4 Beech, fell.  T6 Beech, reduce by 15-20% and remove dieback in upper crown.  T8 Beech, deadwood.  T11 Beech, reduce by 20% and remove die back.  T12 Beech, reduce secondary stem to lower branches.

Recommendation: Objections.  The committee requested that T4 Beech only be felled if it were dead, dying or dangerous.

12/01618 (Full) 49 Geffers Ride, Ascot, SL5 7JZ
Single storey rear extension and the use of a garage as habitable accommodation

Recommendation: No Objections, subject to a condition being imposed that the garage doors were retained to preserve the street scene, if the Borough were minded to approve the application.

12/01652

(Full)

 

The Old Court House, Carbery Lane, Ascot SL5 7EJ
Two detached dwellings following demolition of existing

Recommendation: No Objections.

12/01682 (Full) 4 Kennel Wood, Ascot SL5 7NX
Erection of a two storey rear extension following demolition of existing outhouse

Recommendation: No Objections.

12/01687 (Full) 39 Cavendish Meads, Ascot, SL5 9TB
Rear Conservatory

Recommendation: No Objections.

12/01692 (Full) 124 Cavendish Meads, Ascot, SL5 9TQ
Two storey side extension

Recommendation: No Objections, subject to the ownership of the land being clarified, and any related covenants regarding the protection of the property, being conformed to.

12/01704 (Certificate of Lawful development) 43 Geffers Ride, Ascot, SL5 7JZ
Certificate of Lawfulness to determine whether a proposed single storey side/rear extension is lawful

No Recommendation Required.

12/01709 (Full) Hollybank House, St Marys Hill, Ascot, SL5 9AP
New fence and gates to front boundary

Recommendation: Objections.  The committee considered the proposed fence to be contrary to Policy H14 as it would create a tunnelling effect and be damaging to the street scene. If the Borough were minded to approve the fence, the committee requested that it be sited deeper into the site so as to be less obtrusive to the street scene. The committee further requested that the Highway Officer be satisfied that the proposed gates complied with relevant regulations.

12/01717

(Telecom Dev

Determination

56 Days)

Grass Verge Adjacent The Pavilion, London Road, Sunninghill, Ascot 
Application to determine whether prior approval is required for the siting and design of a DSLAM broadband cabinet

Recommendation: The committee considered that prior approval should be required and that an alternative siting should be submitted, due to the Highway implications of the proposal.

12/01718 (Full) 77 Cavendish Meads, Ascot, SL5 9TB
First floor extension, single storey rear extension, garage conversion and extended porch area

Recommendation: No Objections.

12/01732 (Full) Ascot Corner, Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DY
Construction of 12 flats, with basement parking and cycle store.  Detached refuse store, new entrance gates, landscaping and additional parking, following demolition of existing dwelling

Recommendation: Strong Objections – please see attached statement.

12/01751

(Full)

 

Frenshams, 13 Truss Hill Road, Ascot SL5 9AL
Alterations and extensions including single storey rear, first floor front and two storey part first floor side extensions and open front porch and flue for stove.

Recommendation: The committee raised objections to the proposed two storey extension as it was within 1metre of the footpath of the adjacent property.

12/01755 (Certificate of lawfulness of proposed development) 12 Dorian Drive, Ascot, SL5 7QL
Certificate of lawfulness to determine whether a single storey rear extension with a pitched roof is lawful

No Recommendation Required.

12/01804 ((Certificate of lawfulness of proposed development) Chartwood, 8 Hancocks Mount, Ascot, SL5 9PQ
Certificate of lawfulness to determine whether the proposed erection of an enclosure in the rear garden is lawful

No Recommendation Required.

   
     
5024  PLANNING APPEALS
No matters were received.

5025  TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS
No matters were received.

 5026  APPROVALS AND REFUSALS          
 Week ending 15 June

 Application Number: 12/01056
Type: Demolition(outside Conservation Area)
Proposal: Demolition of six detached dwellings and associated outbuildings
Location: 1 – 6 Beechcroft Close Ascot
Decision: Prior Approval Not Required

Parish Recommendation: Concerns

 

Application Number: 12/01080
Type: Discharge of Condition
Proposal: Details required by condition 3 (materials) 4 (samples) 5 (slab levels) 6 (boundary treatment) 7a (Code for Sustainable Homes Registration) 7b (Sustainable Homes Certificate) 8 (SustainabilityMeasures) 9 (Ageing Population Report) 12 (Composting Facilities) 13 (Site Waste Management Plan) 15 (Site Accommodation Works) 19 (Refuse and Recycling Store) 20 (Tree Protection) 21 (Hard and Soft Landscaping) 22 (Landscape Management Plan) and 25 (Privacy Screening) of planning permission 12/00115 for construction of a block of 14 apartments withbasement parking following demolition of existing dwelling Location:Westbrook House Windsor RoadAscotSL5 7LF

Decision: Approve Discharge of Condition

 Application Number: 12/01237

Type: Works To Trees Covered by TPO

Proposal: Fell 2 Sweet Chestnuts
Location: Land At Windrush HancocksMountAscot

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: Referred to the Borough’s Tree Officer

 

Application Number: 12/01245
Type: Full
Proposal: Single storey rear extension with chimney and single storey extension to front of garage

Location: 14 Sutherland Chase Ascot SL5 8TF

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01264

Type: Full

Proposal: 2 storey part single storey side and rear extension with side chimney, single storey front

extension and new bay windows to front

Location:26 Woodend DriveAscotSL5 9BG

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01269

Type: Full

Proposal: Two storey side extension

Location:Pippins St Johns RoadAscotSL5 7NH

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01344

Type: Works To Trees Covered by TPO

Proposal: Fell a Common Beech Tree

Location: Avalon Queens Hill RiseAscotSL5 7DP

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: Referred to the Borough’s Tree Officer

 

Application Number: 12/01559

Type: Cert of Lawfulness of Proposed Dev

Proposal: Certificate of Lawfulness to determine whether a proposed single storey side extension is lawful

Location: 61 Cavendish MeadsAscotSL5 9TB

Decision: Permitted Development

No Parish Recommendation Required

 

Week ending 22 June

 

Application Number: 12/01112

Type: Full

Proposal: Erection of a timber summerhouse (retrospective)

Location: 1 Lodge Close Ascot SL5 7FT

Decision: Refuse

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01118

Type: Full

Proposal: Construction of a detached house and garage following demolition of existing

Location: Betula St Marys RoadAscot SL5 9AX

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01160

Type: Full

Proposal: Alterations and extensions to include alterations to and raising of part of main roof, open front

porch and single storey rear extension

Location: 19 Norton Park Ascot SL5 9BW

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: Concerns

 

Application Number: 12/01286

Type: Full

Proposal: Rear conservatory and open front porch

Location:VictoriaHouse The CovertAscotSL5 9JS

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01291

Type: Full

Proposal: Single storey detached office building ancillary to veterinary practice. Renewal of planning

permission 09/01334/FULL

Location: Sunninghill Veterinary Centre 27 High Street Sunninghill Ascot SL5 9NG

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01306

Type: Full

Proposal: Single storey rear extension

Location: 157 Cavendish MeadsAscotSL5 9TG

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01327

Type: Full

Proposal: Two single storey rear extensions (one with balcony over)

Location: Insley Associates 12 Holmes CloseAscotSL5 9TJ

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/01443

Type: Works To Trees Covered by TPO

Proposal: Beech T1, lift to provide up to 5.3m clearance over the road and existing driveway and remove

dead branches

Location:Bramley Cottage Burleigh RoadAscotSL5 7LE

Decision: Application Permitted

 

Parish Recommendation:

 Week ending 29 June

No matters were received.

5027  DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS AND NON MATERIAL AMENDMENTS

 12/01627
Type: Non-material Amendment

Proposal: Non-material amendment to planning permission 11/03075/FULL to alter rear and side elevations to include addition of windows, recessed panels, new side access and velux windows

Location: Land At Windrush HancocksMountAscot

 12/01671
Type: Discharge of Condition

Proposal: Details required by condition 4 (car park layout) of planning permission 12/00978 for

the extension of car park area and alterations to access fromCoronation Road to include boundary wall and railings

Location: St Francis of AssisiRC Church Coronation Road Ascot SL5 9HG

 

5028  OTHER BUSINESS

Councillor Margaret Duffield raised concerns about the extent of tree felling within the Hurstleigh Development inSouth Ascot.  The Clerk was asked to raise this with the Borough’s Tree Officer.

 

 

There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 7.53pm.

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Councillor Barbara Hilton, Chairman

Attached Statement regarding 12/01732 – Ascot Corner,Wells Lane,Ascot

 

12/01732 (Full) Ascot Corner, Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DY

Construction of 12 flats, with basement parking and cycle store.  Detached refuse store, new entrance gates, landscaping and additional parking, following demolition of existing dwelling

Recommendation: Strong Objections – please see attached statement.

The Parish Council objects to the above application on the following grounds:

1.  The development is not in harmony with the character of the local area as defined in the borough’s Townscape Character Assessment, contrary to policy 58 of the NPPF and to the communities’ strong desire to retain the local character and its concerns regarding the increasing density of developments.

 The density of development, at 43 homes per hectare compared with the current figure of 3.5/hectare reinforces the view that the development is out of character and of too high a density for its location.

The development adversely affects the street scene, reduces the green and leafy appearance and introduces an urbanising appearance, contrary to the community wishes.

 2.  Trees

  • The trees along theWells Lanefrontage will need to be replaced.
  • The ramp to the basement conflicts with the RPA of an important tree on the western side.
  • There is no tree survey and no tree protection measures are proposed.

 3.  Sustainability

The location of the development is not considered sustainable, contrary to the requirements of the NPPF policies 17, 30, 35 and 37.

Section 6.9 of the Design and Access statement claims the development is in a sustainable location with easy access to local facilities and amenities, and 4.6 of the D&A statement states that in the design there is an emphasis on pedestrian, mobility impaired, cycle and public transport over car travel.

These statements are clearly not correct as the station is 1.5km away, the nearest bus stop is 1.1 km away, the nearest convenience store is 0.8 km away and the nearest primary school is 1.3 km away. The committee further noted that there are no footways inWells Lane, and no footpath on the south side of theLondon road. The development is therefore not sustainable for vulnerable pedestrians.

4.  The Design is considered flawed in the following respects:

The development does not accommodate the efficient delivery of goods and supplies, contrary to NPPF policy 35, or provide efficient, easy to access on-site parking, for residents, visitors or services. In particular, the BasementParkingis not viable or efficient as 4 spaces are “blocked in” and the end space is very difficult to access (amended layout, Pg 25 of D&A statement)

 5. SPA constraints

The SPA is still constraining local housing numbers.