Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held at the Ascot Day Centre, Bagshot Road, Sunninghill on
Tuesday 23 October 2012 commencing at 7.00pm.

Members Present: Councillors B Hilton (Chairman), C Lester (Vice-Chairman), P Deason, M Duffield, R Ellison,
D Hilton, B Story, J Yong

In attendance:Elizabeth Yates, Clerk to the Council and Peter Standley (SPAE)

5122  TO NOTE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

5123  MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting, held on 2 October, were approved as a correct record and signed as such.

5124  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
The Chairman asked to receive any Declarations of Interest in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.
Councillor David Hilton stated that as a substitute on the Windsor Rural Development Control Panel any views given on applications are on the basis of information available to date and he would review the position when all the information was available at the meeting when the decision is made.

5125  NEW APPLICATIONS                                                                                                                                          

Application No.
Location and Description
12/02511 (Full) Hunters Lodge and 1 and 2 Ascot Lodge, London Road, Ascot
Construction of 10 dwellings (comprising 3 detached, 2 semi detached, and a terrace of 3 dwellings), following demolition of existing 3 properties
Recommendation: Objections.  The committee welcomed three residents from Wellswood who raised objections to the application.  These objections coincided with those raised by the SPAE representative.  Although the committee recognised that attempts had been made to reduce the impact on neighbouring properties, this had resulted in ‘front loading’ the development which had resulted in an ‘urbanising’ effect.  The resultant overdevelopment of the site was therefore contrary to the Townscape Assessment (which defined the area as one of ‘villas in a woodland setting’) and thus out of keeping with the character of the area. In addition, the loss of 6 category B trees was considered to be damaging to the street scene, further exacerbated by the proposed access road, which was considered to be inadequate for service vehicles.  Combined with the proposed parking arrangements, the committee raised concerns about highway safety implications and considered the proposal to be contrary to the NPPF.  The degree of sustainability was also questioned, as was the consideration of affordable housing on site. Furthermore, the potential loss of privacy and light for neighbouring properties, due to the proximity and design of the proposed plots, was considered harmful to neighbourhood amenity; as was the view from the south east of the site. Lastly, the committee were concerned that if this application were approved it would set an unwelcome precedent and did not mirror that of Wellswood.
12/02570 (Certificate of lawfulness) Mare’s Nest, 91 Cheapside Road Ascot SL5 7QG

Certificate of lawfulness to determine whether a proposed two storey and first floor rear

extension and a single storey side extension are lawful

No Recommendation Required: The committee questioned whether planning permission should be sought for such an extensive proposal.
   
12/02602 (Full) Woodleigh, Watersplash Lane, Ascot, SL5 7QP
Single storey timber outbuilding to replace existing shed
Recommendation: No Objections, subject to Green Belt requirements being met.
12/02617 (Full) 61 Victoria Road, Ascot, SL5 9DE
Rear conservatory
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02637 (Full) Four Seasons, Bagshot Road, Ascot, SL5 9JL
Construction of replacement dwelling
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02653 (Full) 21 Sutherland Chase, Ascot SL5 8TE

Construction of a replacement house

Recommendation: No Objections.

12/02658 (Full) 8 Onslow Drive, Ascot, SL5 7UL
Two storey front extension.  Two front dormers and roof amendments to facilitate loft conversion
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02662 (Full) 12 Lockton Chase, Ascot, SL5 8TP
Two storey side extension and open front porch with pitched roof
Recommendation: Objections.  The garage proposed at 2.5m wide is below the Borough’s width standard and would result in a loss of a parking space.  The committee also sought re-assurance that there would be no breach of the 45 degree rule.
12/02665 (Full) 2 Carden Mews, Kennel Ride, Ascot, SL5 7PJ
Conversion of garage into habitable accommodation
Recommendation: No Objections, subject to a condition that adequate sound insulation be included in the conversion so that the current use of the adjacent garage could continue.
12/02678 (Full) 48 Highgrove Avenue, Ascot, SL5 7HR
Two storey side extension.  Existing rear conservatory changed to form an orangery
Recommendation: No Objections as the committee considered this to be a duplicate of an approved application (12/02158), as it failed to make clear the differences.
12/02702 (Full) 59 Hurstwood, Ascot, SL5 9SP
First floor side and single storey rear and side extensions
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02722 (Works to Trees Covered by TPO) Wells House, Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DY
Trim back and shape branches overhanging Bluebell Wood up to a height of 2m on Leylandii trees at Wells House
Recommendation: Referred to the Borough’s Tree Officer.
12/02758 (Full) 9 St Georges Lane, Ascot, SL5 9BL
Single storey rear extension
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02768 (Full) Fircroft, 13 Woodlands Ride, Ascot, SL5 9HP
Two storey front bay extension. New front porch. Single storey rear extension.  Alterations to main roof to infill.  Pitched roofs over existing front bay windows.  Two front entrance gates.
Recommendation: No objections, although the committee asked that the application be referred to the Borough’s highway officers regarding access.
   
12/02783 (Advertisement) Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, 21 High Street Ascot, SL5 7JE
Consent to display one non illuminated fascia sign, one internally illuminated TSB sign over fascia, one internally illuminated projecting sign, one non illuminated vinyl over ATM, one non illuminated door mounted name plate and one non illuminated internally applied window vinyl
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02787 (Full) Land at Windrush, Hancocks Mount, Ascot, SL5 9PQ
Relocation of garage, including first floor accommodation over with external staircase. Alterations to boundary treatment and position
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02790 (Full) Land at Windrush, Hancocks Mount, Ascot, SL5 9PQ
Construction of a detached dwelling with integral double garage, with accommodation over and new entrance gates, following demolition of existing
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02791 (Works to Trees Covered by TPO) Apartment 11, Brockenhurst House, Brockenhurst Road, Ascot, SL5 9FW
Fell a Horse Chestnut (1) Remove deadwood from 2 Conifers (2+3) Prune back 4 Conifers (4A-D) to within 0.5 metres of boundary fence.  Raise crown of an unidentified tree (5) 8-10 metres and reduce overall by 30%.  Remove deadwood from an Oak tree (6)
Recommendation: Strong Objections.  The committee expressed concern that an increasing number of applications to fell protected trees were being received following the building of new developments close to trees , rather than for sound arboricultural reasons.  The original application for Apartment 11 had been approved subject to no tree loss.  The committee asked that the application be referred to the Borough’s tree officer and that it be called into the Development Control Panel, should the Borough be minded to approve it.
12/02796 (Full) 34 Llanvair Drive, Ascot, SL5 9HT
Two storey part single storey side extension and conversion of existing room into garage
Recommendation: No Objections.
12/02810 (Full) 17 Dorian Drive, Ascot, SL5 7QL
Single storey part two storey side extension
Recommendation: Objections on the grounds of loss of parking space due to the unique position of this property within the street. The committee requested that the Borough obtain a parking plan for the application, prior to determination, and that this plan be made available on the planning portal website.
12/02814 (Works to Trees Covered by TPO) The Laurels, 9 Holmes Close, Ascot, SL5 9TJ
Crown reduce a Sweet Chestnut (T1) by 25%
Recommendation: Referred to the Borough’s Tree Officer.
 


5126  PLANNING APPEALS
12/00594              30 Armitage Court, Sunninghill, Ascot, SL5 9TA
The development proposed was a part 1st floor and part 2 storey side extension plus single storey extension and new roof over existing conservatory.

The appeal was dismissed.

5127  TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

No matters were received.

  

5128  APPROVALS AND REFUSALS         

Week ending 28 September

Application Number: 12/01611

Type: Works ToTreesCovered by TPO

Proposal: T1 – Copper beech – Reduce lateral branches to give 2m clearance from the build line of the

house. Lift low outer crown to give 3.5m clearance over the garden. Reduce lateral branches in

lower half of the south side of the crown, by up to 1.5m, but not trimming back closer than 7m

from the stem. Unless fused, remove the upper of the two crossing/rubbing branches on east

side of crown. T2 – Walnut – Tip back branches which are extending over the garage, by up to 1.5m.

Location:Oak Lea Coombe Lane AscotSL5 7AT

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: Referred to the Borough’s Tree Officer

 

Application Number: 12/02008

Type: Discharge of Condition

Proposal: Details required by condition 2 (sample of materials) 5 (tree protection plan) 6 (hard and soft

landscaping) 7 (new utility runs) 8 (sustainable urban drainage) and 11 (refuse, recycling and

composting) of planning permission 12/01118 for the construction of a detached house and

garage following demolition of existing

Location:Betula St Marys RoadAscot SL5 9AX

Decision: Approve Discharge of Condition

No Parish Recommendation Required

 

Application Number: 12/02103

Type: Full

Proposal: Conversion of existing 4 bed flat into 2 x 2 bedroom flats, with new access lobby and ground

floor extension and roof terrace above. Loft conversion with rear dormer window.

Location: 65AHigh StreetAscotSL5 7HP

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02206

Type: Full

Proposal: Two storey front extension. Part single storey part two storey front/side extension, conversion of

existing garage to family room and demolition of existing conservatory replaced with single

storey rear extension

Location: 59 Geffers RideAscotSL5 7JZ

Decision: Application Withdrawn

Parish Recommendation: Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02212

Type: Full

Proposal: Single storey rear/side extension, additional parking area and rear terrace

Location: LittleQueensBeeches London RoadAscotSL5 7EQ

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02304

Type: Full

Proposal: Front porch extension. Convert existing conservatory into a garden room, with new tiled roof,

side wall, windows and doors.

Location:Hazeldene StMarys HillAscotSL5 9AP

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02370

Type: Discharge of Condition

Proposal: Details required by condition 2 (SANG) of planning permission 12/01484 construction of a

detached house with basement and roof accommodation, a detached garage with

accommodation above, and new access ontoHeathfield Avenue.

Location: Land At Grangewood AndMaple House Larch AvenueAscot

Decision: Approve Discharge of Condition

No Parish Recommendation Required

 

 Week ending 5 October

Application Number: 12/02037

Type: Full

Proposal: Construction of a detached house and detached triple garage (amendments to planning

permission 11/03075)

Location: Land At Windrush HancocksMountAscot

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02232

Type: Discharge of Condition

Proposal: Details reserved by conditions 7 (site waste management plan), 9 (tree protection), 10 (hard

and soft landscaping) and 11 (management plan) of planning permission 12/00808

Construction of 23 dwellings with access road and landscaping following demolition of the

existing 6 houses.

Location: 1 – 6 Beechcroft CloseAscot

Decision: Partial Refusal/Partial Approval (noted with interest)

No Parish Recommendation Required

 

Application Number: 12/02235

Type: Full

Proposal: Construction of a sports hall with ancillary accommodation

Location: TheMarist Schools Kings RoadSunninghill Ascot SL5 7PS

Decision: Application Withdrawn

Parish Recommendation: Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02288

Type: Advertisement

Proposal: Consent to replace entrance signage with 2 x non illuminated 3- sided triangular signs

Location: CharteredInstituteofBuildingOffices Englemere House Englemere Estate Kings Ride

AscotSL5 7TB

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02334

Type: Full

Proposal: Single storey front extensions, conversion of part garage and erection of new garden wall

following demolition of existing

Location:34 Armitage CourtAscotSL5 9TA

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02694

Type: Discharge of Condition

Proposal: Details required by conditions 3 (renewable energy) and 4 (sustainability) of planning

permission 12/00808 Construction of 23 dwellings with access road and landscaping following

demolition of the existing 6 houses

Location: 1 – 6 Beechcroft CloseAscot

Decision: Approve Discharge of Condition

No Parish Recommendation Required


Week ending 12 October

Application Number: 12/02382

Type: Discharge of Condition

Proposal: Details required by condition 13 (SANGS) of planning permission 11/00996/FULL for the

construction of a detached dwelling

Location: Land AtSouth Court London RoadAscot

Decision: Approve Discharge of Condition

No Parish Recommendation Required.

 

Application Number: 12/02422

Type: Full

Proposal: Single storey rear conservatory extension with roof terrace over

Location: 6 The Chase Ascot SL5 7UJ

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections
Application Number: 12/02426

Type: Full

Proposal: Installation of a new shopfront

Location: Unit1 39 High StreetAscotSL5 7HY

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

 

Application Number 12/02427

Type: Advertisement

Proposal: Display a non-illuminated fascia sign and one non-illuminated projecting sign

Location: Unit1 39 High StreetAscotSL5 7HY

Decision: Application Permitted

Parish Recommendation: No Objections

 

Application Number: 12/02667

Type: Discharge of Condition

Proposal: Details required by condition 2 (facing bricks and render) condition 4 (Tree protection during

construction) of planning permission 12/00705 Lower ground and ground floor rear extension

Location:24 Lower Village RoadAscotSL5 7AU

Decision: Approve Discharge of Condition

No Parish Recommendation Required

 

5129  DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS AND NON MATERIAL AMENDMENTS

 

Discharges of Condition

 

12/02667              24 Lower Village Road Ascot SL5 7AU

Proposal: Details required by condition 2 (facing bricks and render) condition 4 (Tree protection

during construction) of planning permission 12/00705 Lower ground and ground floor

rear extension

 

12/02724              The Bothy And Land Adjacent To The Bothy And Woolaway Cottage Wells Lane Ascot

Proposal: Details required by condition 5 (walls, fencing, means of enclosure and gates) of

planning permission 11/03164 Demolish bungalow and two storey building containing

three dwellings, and erect four detached 4 bed houses with garages, access drives

and associated works.

 

12/02780              Wetherby And Queenswood Burleigh Lane Ascot

Proposal: Details reserved by conditions 2 (samples of finishing materials), 3 (ageing population),

4 (protected species), 6 (tree protection), 7 (arboricultural method statement) and 9

(management plan) of planning permission 11/02241 Construction of 2 detached

dwellings and 2 detached triple garages including the creation of an additional

crossover, following demolition of existing dwellings.

 

12/02779              Derryville Burleigh Lane Ascot SL5 8PF

Proposal: Details required by condition 2 (materials) 3 (animal report) 4 (tree protection) and 9

(ageing population measures) of planning permission 11/03317 for the construction of

a detached dwelling with associated access and parking following demolition of

existing

Councillor David Hilton was asked to check if this Condition was for the latest application for the site.

 5130 OTHER BUSINESS

The Clerk reminded the committee about the forthcoming Public Meeting on a ‘Vision for the Future of Ascot Centre’, to be held on Monday 29 October, from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the Pavilion, Ascot Racecourse.

Councillor David Hilton stated that he would circulate, via the Clerk, a document regarding the performance of the Borough’s Planning Department.

There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.15pm.

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Councillor Barbara Hilton, Chairman