Agenda and minutes

Planning and Regulatory Committee
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN

Contact: Huma Younis or Joss Butler  Email: huma.younis@surreycc.gov.uk or Email: joss.butler@surreycc.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

20/18

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

21/18

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 170 KB

22/18

PETITIONS

23/18

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

24/18

MEMBERS' QUESTION TIME

25/18

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

    (i)            Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)           Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

    NOTES:

    ·         Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest

    ·         As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)

    ·         Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Cllr Andrew Povey confirmed that he was a trustee of the Surrey Hills Society.

     

    Cllr Stephen Cooksey stated that both he and his wife were Committee Members of the Mole Valley Development Control Committee although they had not been present at the meeting where the application relating to the Brockham Wellsite was considered.   

     

26/18

MINERALS AND WASTE APPLICATION MO/2018/0444 - Brockham Wellsite, Felton's Farm, Old School Lane, Brockham, Surrey RH3 7AU pdf icon PDF 555 KB

    For the retention of the BRX4 well, the regularisation of the BRX4Z side-track, and the appraisal of BRX4Z using production plant and equipment within the existing site, for a temporary period of three years (part retrospective).

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Officers:

     

    Caroline Smith, Planning Development Manager

    Stephen Jenkins, Deputy Planning Development Manager

    David Maxwell, Senior Planning Officer

    Saira Tamboo, Planning Lawyer

     

    Speakers:

     

    Mr McDonald, proxy for Mr Taylor MEP, a local resident, made representation in objection to the application. He made the following points:

     

    -        That there had been a series of minor earthquakes in the area and that more research was needed to find out the causes of this.

    -        That the application should be deferred until there was an opportunity to monitor and review the potential damage.

    -        That part of the application was retrospective.

    -        That the application had negative effects on the environment.

    -        That more information was needed on the economic benefits of the application.

    -        That the increased Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) would cause issues on the narrow county lanes.

    -        That it was unclear why the application required a temporary period of three years. 

     

    Ms Zalucka, a local resident, made representation in objection to the application.  She made the following points:

     

    -        That the County Planning Authority should work in cooperation with other regulators to consider issues related to the application.

    -        That the oil works make the area less desirable to live in.

    -        That Angus Energy previously started works on the side-track without the County Planning Authority’s permission and should be punished for breaking the rules.

    -        That the Brockham Wellsite operated under an outdated environmental permit and so the application should be deferred until a new permit is in place. Alternatively, conditions should be put in place to prevent appraisal works until a new permit is in place and to limit the appraisal phase to no more than six months.

     

    Ms Smith, a local resident, made representations in objection to the application. She made the following points:

     

    -        That the application was vague and lacked detail.

    -        That Angus Energy drilled the side track without permission which was an intentional breach of planning.

    -        Provided examples of when Angus Energy had breached planning conditions and had worked outside the agreed work-hours.

    -        That more information was needed on Angus Energy’s intentions as one could argue that this was a commercially non-productive well.

    -        That the application was not clear on how large quantities of fresh water would be transported to the site.

    -        That the various proposals in the application were vague and needed more detail.

    -        Asked that the application be rejected.

     

     

    Mr Tucker, proxy for Mrs Elcoate, a local resident, made representation in objection to the application. He made the following points:

     

    -        Referred to the work of a professor working at the University of Edinburgh who had suggested that the recent earthquake activity was a result of the hydrocarbon exploration.

    -        That all activity should be paused whilst a full scientific analysis was undertaken.

    -        That there was evidence that earthquakes could damage the integrity of wells.

    -        Stated various concerns relating to the relationship between the wellsite works and seismic activity in the area.

    -        Asked  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26/18

27/18

MINERALS/WASTE SP18/00282/SCC- Oakleaf Farm, Horton Road, Stanwell Moor, Surrey TW19 6AP pdf icon PDF 155 KB

    The construction and use of a recycling, recovery and processing facility for construction and demolition waste on a site of approximately 9.4 hectares without compliance with Condition 3 of planning permission ref:SP17/00438/SCC dated 7 September 2017 to allow 55 heavy goods vehicles to be based at the site and to be located within the designated lorry parking area, and for 55 heavy goods vehicles (110 movements) to access and egress the site between the hours 18:00 to 07:00 Monday to Saturday, and 13:00 on a Saturday to 07:00 on a Monday.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Officers:

     

    Caroline Smith, Planning Development Manager

    Stephen Jenkins, Deputy Planning Development Manager

    Jeffrey NG, Planning Officer

    SairaTamboo, Planning Lawyer

     

    Speakers:

     

    There were no registered speakers.

     

    Key points raised during the discussion:

     

    1. Officers introduced the report and provided a summary of the report. It was noted that the current report should be read in conjunction with the report previously deferred from the Planning & Regulatory Committee on 20 June 2018.
    2. It was further noted that officers were now satisfied with the level of detail included in the application and were satisfied that Members reasons for deferral had been addressed sufficiently. The County Air Quality Assessment  had also confirmed that he was satisfied that no further air quality testing was required.
    3. Members were satisfied with the level of detail in the report.
    4. The Committee voted unanimously in support of the application.

    .  

    Resolved:

     

    That application SP18/00282/SCC- Oakleaf Farm, Horton Road, Stanwell Moor, Surrey TW19 6AP be PERMITTED subject to the conditions and informatives outlined in the report.

     

    Actions/further information to be provided:

     

    None.

     

28/18

APPLICATION FOR VILLAGE GREEN STATUS- Land At Woodside Meadow, Chiddingfold pdf icon PDF 109 KB

29/18

DATE OF NEXT MEETING