Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Monday, 22nd July, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room A & B - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Email: Democratic.Services@crawley.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Disclosures of Interest

In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, Councillors of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to declare interests where appropriate.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interests were made.

2.

Lobbying Declarations

The Planning Code of Conduct requires Councillors who have been lobbied, received correspondence or been approached by an interested party with respect to any planning matter should declare this at the meeting which discusses the matter. Councillors should declare if they have been lobbied at this point in the agenda.

 

Minutes:

No lobbying declarations were made.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 4 June 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 4 June 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

4.

Planning Application CR/2019/0153/FUL - Evergreens Hostel, High Street, Crawley pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider report PES/322 (a)of the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to PERMIT.

Minutes:

The Committee considered report PES/322(a) of the Head of Economy and Planning which proposed as follows:

 

Proposed demolition of existing single garage building and attached store structure and replacement of resultant hardstand area with porous tarmac for surface parking bays

 

Councillors A Belben, Jaggard, Purdy and P Smith declared they had visited the site.

 

The Principal Planning Officer provided a verbal summation of the application. It was confirmed that the garage and store had limited visibility outside the site and its loss did not raise design concerns or significantly impact upon the High Street conservation area. 

 

The Committee then considered the application. In response to concerns and issues raised, the Principal Planning Officer:

 

·        Confirmed that currently access was via the High Street, and the gates adjacent to Cross Keys were historic. There was no through route proposed across the site.

·        Explained that there were arboricultural reasons for the loss of the lime tree, and whilst this was unfortunate the replacement of both this and the holly tree had been secured by condition and the Arboricultural Officer was satisfied with the proposed relocation site.

 

The Committee voted unanimously to permit the application.

 

RESOLVED

 

Permit subject to conditions set out in report PES/322(a).

5.

Planning Application CR2019/0286/TPO - Tree Adjacent to 2 Tintern Road, Gossops Green, Crawley pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To consider report PES/322 (b) of the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to CONSENT.

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer introduced report PES/322(b) of the Head of Economy and Planning,which sought to consent to undertake works upon an Oak Tree protected by a Woodland Tree Preservation Order – Oak T1 Cut Back Branches Growing Towards Roofline by up to 2 Metres.

 

It was noted that the Applicant should read ‘Crawley Borough Council’.

 

The Committee then considered the TPO as proposed.  In response to an issue raised further information and clarity was provided on the council’s programme of tree works.  The inclusion of ‘estimated remaining contribution’ within the report was welcomed as this further highlighted the tree’s amenity value.

 

The Committee was in support of the application and voted unanimously to grant consent.

 

RESOLVED

 

Consent, subject to conditions set out in report PES/322(b).

 

6.

Planning Application CR/2019/0415/TPO - Land to Rear of 35 & 35a Westfield Road, West Green, Crawley pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider report PES/322 (c) of the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

RECOMMENDATION to CONSENT.

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer introduced report PES/322(d) of the Head of Economy and Planning,which sought consent to Remove Smaller Suppressed Stem on Eastern Side of an Oak Tree covered by a Tree Preservation Order.

 

The Committee then considered the TPO as proposed.  The report was welcomed together with the clear photographs contained within.

 

Committee members spoke in favour of the application and voted unanimously to grant consent.

 

RESOLVED

 

Delegate to the Head of Economy and Planning to grant Consent, following the expiry of the consultation period (site notice) on 25th July 2019 and subject to the conditions set out in report PES/322(d).

 

7.

Section 106 Monies - Q3&4 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider report PES/317 of the Head of Economy and Planning.

Minutes:

The Committee considered report PES/317 of the Head of Economy and Planning.

 

The report summarised all the Section 106 (S106) monies received, spent and committed to project schemes in Quarters 3 and 4 of the financial year 2018/19.  

 

Committee members acknowledged that the report was important as it included the monies paid by developers in accordance with their obligations and was helpful for accountability.  It was requested that some of the abbreviations used and some of the limited details were more fully explained in future reports. 

 

RESOLVED

 

That the update on S106 monies received, spent and committed in Quarters 3 and 4 of the financial year 2018/19 be noted.