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31/20

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

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    To receive any apologies for absence and notices of substitutions under Standing Order 41.

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    Apologies for absence were received from Mary Angell.  Yvonna Lay substituted for Mary Angell.

32/20

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22 October 2020.

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    The Minutes were APPROVED as an accurate record of the previous meeting.

33/20

PETITIONS

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    To receive any petitions from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 84 (please see note 7 below).

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    There were none.

34/20

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

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    To answer any questions received from local government electors within Surrey in accordance with Standing Order 85 (please see note 8 below).

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    There were none.

35/20

MEMBERS' QUESTION TIME

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    To answer any questions received from Members of the Council in accordance with Standing Order 68.

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    There were none.

36/20

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

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    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.

     

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    Andrew Povey declared a non-pecuniary interest as a trustee of the Surrey Hills Society. 

     

37/20

Minerals and Waste Application WA/2019/0796 - Loxley Well Site - Land South of Dunsfold Road and East of High Loxley Road, Dunsfold, Surrey pdf icon PDF 908 KB

    The construction, operation and decommissioning of a well site for the exploration and appraisal of hydrocarbon minerals from one exploratory borehole (Loxley-1) and one side - track borehole (Loxley - 1z) for a temporary period of three years involving the siting of plant and equipment, the construction of a new access track, a new highway junction with High Loxley Road, highway improvements at the junction of High Loxley Road and Dunsfold Road and the erection of a boundary fence and entrance gates with restoration to agriculture.

     

    Due to the Covid-19 situation, planning site visits are not able to take place therefore footage of this site can be accessed on the webcasting portal which can be accessed here (select the Resources tab):

     

    https://surreycc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/515802

     

     

     

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    David Maxwell, Senior Planning Officer

    Caroline Smith, Interim Planning Group Manager

    Stephen Jenkins, Interim Planning Development Manager

    Andrew Stokes, Transport Development Planning

    Nancy El-Shatoury, Principal Lawyer

    Joss Butler, Committee Manager

     

    The Principal Lawyer summarised the legal position in relation to this item. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 1.

     

    Speakers:

     

    Sarah Goodwin made representations in objection to the application. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 2.

     

    Tom Gordon made representations in objection to the application. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 3.

     

    Ashley Herman made representations in objection to the application. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 4.

     

    Chris Britton made representations in objection to the application. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 5.

     

    John Gray made representations in objection to the application. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 6.

     

    Ashley Ward made representations in support of the application. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 7.

     

    The applicant’s agent / applicant, Nigel Moore and Stephen Sanderson, spoke to the Committee in response to the public speakers’ comments. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 8.

     

    The Local Member, Victoria Young, spoke for three minutes. The speech presented to the Committee is attached to these minutes as Annex 9.

     

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    1.    David Maxwell, Senior Planning Officer, introduced the report and provided Members with a brief summary. A supplementary agenda was published on 26 November 2020 which included an update sheet for the item. Additional representations are attached to these minutes as Annexes 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.  Members noted that the proposal was for the construction, operation and decommissioning of a well site for the exploration and appraisal of hydrocarbon minerals from one exploratory borehole (Loxley-1) and one side - track borehole (Loxley - 1z) for a temporary period of three years involving the siting of plant and equipment, the construction of a new access track, a new highway junction with High Loxley Road, highway improvements at the junction of High Loxley Road and Dunsfold Road and the erection of a boundary fence and entrance gates with restoration to agriculture.Members noted that the County Highway Authority had raised no objections to the application subject to conditions. The full report and annexes are located from pages 3 of the meeting’s agenda.

     

    The Committee adjourned from 11:39am to 11:47am.

     

    2.    Members asked for clarification on the difference between ‘grey hydrogen’ and ‘green hydrogen’. It was noted that ‘green hydrogen’ was from renewable energy and ‘grey hydrogen’ was from fossil fuels. It was however noted that there was no reference to hydrogen in the planning statement submitted by the applicant. 

    3.    Members stated that, if found, they understood the benefits of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37/20

38/20

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL'S LOCAL LIST: REQUEST FORMAL ADOPTION OF LOCAL LIST FOR THE VALIDATION OF COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AND COUNTY MATTERS PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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    This report is to advise Members of the responses in regard to the recent consultation on the proposed Local List for the Validation of Planning Applications received by Surrey County Council (the “Local List”) and the amendments that have been made as a result. The local list is prepared by the local planning authority to clarify what information is usually required for applications of a particular type, scale or location.

     

    Officers request that the committee formally adopt the Local List allowing for periodic reviews of the Local List and officers to update technical notes following engagement with relevant consultees, when and if required.

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    Jessica Darvill, Planning Officer

    Stephen Jenkins, Planning Development Manager

    Caroline Smith, Planning Group Manager

    Joss Butler, Committee Manager

     

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    None.

     

    Key points raised during the discussion:

     

    1. The Planning Officer introduced the report and informed Members that the report was to advise Members of the responses in regard to the recent consultation on the proposed Local List for the Validation of Planning Applications received by Surrey County Council and the amendments that had been made as a result. Officers also requested that that the committee formally adopt the Local List allowing for periodic reviews of the Local List and officers to update technical notes following engagement with relevant consultees, when and if required.
    2. Members asked for details on the consultation that was undertaken.
    3. In regard to pages 248 and 249 of the agenda, a Member of the Committee said that impacts to landscape and the affect on local businesses should be taken into account when considering a planning application. Officers stated that the landscape assessment was outlined in guidance and policy and therefore the material would need to be amended to make changes within the validation checklist. Officers confirmed that the mineral plan would soon be reviewed and the Members comment would be taken into consideration.

     

    Actions / further information to be provided:

    None.

    Resolved:

    Members adopted the Local List of Validation of County development and County Matters Planning Applications.

     

39/20

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

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    The next meeting of the Planning & Regulatory Committee will be on 16 December 2020.

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  • Updated: 05 Mar 2021

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