Planning Committee - Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Runnymede Civic Centre, Addlestone

Contact: Mr B A Fleckney 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To confirm and sign, as a correct record, the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 2 March 2022 (Appendix ‘A’).



The Minutes of the meeting held on 2 March,2022 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors Cotty, Kusneraitis and Sohi.


Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable and non-registrable interests in items on the agenda.



No declarations of interest were made.


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Item No.

Application No.





Land at Green Lane, Chertsey



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The planning application listed below was considered by the Committee.  All representations received on the application were reported and copies had been made available for inspection by Members before the meeting.  The Addendum had also been published on the Council’s website on the day of the meeting. An Objector and Applicant addressed the Committee on the application.



            RESOLVED that –


the following application be determined as indicated: -





RU 21/0272




































































































Land at Green Lane, Chertsey


Hybrid planning application for the land north of Green Lane, Chertsey Bittams:Full planning application for residential development (use Class C3) comprising 149 dwellings;5 gypsy and traveller pitches and associated works; informal and formal open space, footpaths, cycleways and internal roads; associated parking, landscaping ,planting, utilities and drainage infrastructure including connection to the strategic foul network; and associated infrastructure and groundworks. Outline planning application for the use of 0.1 hectares of land for the provision of a community hub.


Some Members made comments on the timing of the development against the timescales of the A320 improvement delivery, the need for mature planting to mitigate noise, the location of the community hub, the potential impact of works on Salesian School especially during exam period ,increased pressure on capacity of schools and medical facilities, impact from M25 on future occupiers and users of the development, the date of operation of the space allocated for the car club scheme, density of development and impact of the development when combined with the other neighbouring developments for the Bittams triangle, lack of accessibility of SANG in Hardwick Lane for those on foot, clarification of location of informal crossing, and need for traffic calming measures in Green Lane


The CHDMBC stated that the site was allocated for development by the Runnymede 2030 Local Plan and the principle of development was therefore established.


In the opinion of the CHDMBC the scheme had many positive facets including a well considered design taking into account constraints, policy compliant affordable housing, full gypsy and traveller provision, a full contribution to the A320 improvement works and land for a community building.


The Committee acknowledged and welcomed many of these elements and noted the improvements made to the application since its original submission and thanked the Applicant and Officers for their work thereon.


The first housing occupations were expected by the developer to occur in 2023 and it was estimated that there would in a worst-case scenario be a maximum of 50 dwellings occupied in advance of the completion of the A320 improvement scheme in April 2024. SCC considered that requiring the A320 works to be completed in advance of occupation would be unreasonable and raised no objection subject to a section 106 obligation and appropriate conditions.


With regard to landscaping ,existing planting boundaries would  be retained and enhanced and loss of any trees  would be mitigated by the proposed substantial new mature tree planting. Appropriate conditions would be imposed and details secured in the landscaping plan.


As regards noise from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 529.