Agenda and draft minutes

Carshalton and Clockhouse Area Committee
Wednesday, 12th April, 2006 7.30 pm

Venue: Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA. View directions

Contact: Andrew Horrod 8770 5115 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors Angela Baughan, Charlie Mansell and Jason Reynolds.




Four questions had been received from two residents on matters referred to in the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2006.  The questions and answers given were recorded and are attached as Appendix A to these Minutes.


Following the questions and answer session, the Minutes were agreed as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.  


Questions from Members of the Public


The questions received and answers given are included in Appendix A to these Minutes.


Update from the Metropolitan Police

Sergeant Andrew Wood, Carshalton Central & Carshalton South & Clockhouse


As no-one from the Police was present, the Chair moved to the next item.  



There are two applications for the Committee’s consideration:


C2005/55137/FUL - 94 Waltham Road, Carshalton

C2006/55300/FUL - 89-91 Banstead Road, Carshalton (TO FOLLOW)


A petition has been received in respect of the second application and it is possible that representatives will address the meeting.


The Committee considered two planning applications.  A petition had been received in respect of application C2006/55300/FUL – 89-91 Banstead Road, Carshalton - but there was no-one present to address the Committee.


Resolved: (i) That application C2005/55137/FUL – Garden Land of 94 Waltham Road, Carshalton – be refused planning permission for the reason set out in Appendix B to these Minutes;


(ii) That application C2006/55300/FUL – 89-91 Banstead Road, Carshalton – be granted planning permission subject to the conditions set out in Appendix B to these Minutes.


Councillor Andrew Theobald declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the application referred to in resolution (ii) above as he was a member of the Co-Operative Society and sponsor of the Co-optive Movement; he withdrew from the meeting during consideration of the item.


Councillor Roger Thistle declared a personal interest in the same application as he knew one of the objectors; he did not participate in the vote on the item.


Planning Appeals Summary


John Rawlinson, Planning Area Manager, agreed to a suggestion from the Committee that in future reports each appeal case include the relevant ward.


            Resolved:  That the report be noted.


Progress Report on the Planning Enforcement Service

Report of the Executive Head of Planning, Transport and Highways


            Resolved:  That the report be noted. 


Proposed St. Helier Supplementary Planning Document

Verbal update from Peter O’Connell, Executive Head of Waste Management and Fleet Services.


Members received a briefing on the proposal for a supplementary planning document to cover the St. Helier Estate.  Previously some members had raised concerns regarding planning guidance applicable to the Estate as it was located in both Merton and Sutton Boroughs.


The Committee noted that the removal of hedges and change of windows to houses on the Estate did not need planning permission.   The supplementary planning document to cover residential extensions was due to be adopted by September 2006, following the consultation ending on 31 May.


Members had been advised that whilst there were no resources for project of this work at present, it might be funded by Section 106 monies. The Committee wished for this matter to be taken forward and that they receive an update on funding and likely timescales.  If no Section 106 monies were available, there was a case for submitting a growth item bid given the likely moderate cost.


The Committee felt that the area to be covered under any guidance should include Wandle Valley Ward.  In terms of consultation, it was suggested that the Carshalton Forum, Northern Wards Forum and Carshalton Society be asked for their views. 


            Resolved:  That the briefing be noted, and officers take into account the points outlined above and provide an update in due course.



Rosehill Triangle SECTION 106 Funds

Verbal update from Executive Head of Legal Services and Executive Head of Planning, Transport and Highways.


The Committee received an update on this matter.


Members expressed their dissatisfaction with the current situation.  The £180,000 identified from the quoted Section 106 agreement should go to the Rosehill area.  If a proportion of those monies had been used for other projects then funding should be found from other Section 106 monies to make up the £180,000.


It was requested that the appropriate officer(s) provide all members of the Committee with a written summary, setting out how the objective referred to above will be met, as a matter of urgency.   That response would determine whether a special meeting of this Committee was required.


            Resolved: That Peter O’Connell relay the Committee’s request to appropriate officers.


Minutes of the Northern Wards Forum

Minutes of the meeting held on 9 February 2006.  Members are requested to approve the updated Northern Wards Forum Terms of Reference, and note the approved Code of Conduct.


            Resolved:  (i) That the Minutes of the Forum meeting held on 9 February be noted;


(ii) That the proposed changes to the Forum’s Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct be endorsed. 


Minutes of the Carshalton Forum

Minutes of the Meeting held on 8 March 2006.


It was agreed that points reiterated here by Councillors regarding possible changes to the membership and/or geographical coverage of the Carshalton and Wallington Forums could be picked up in the forthcoming area review.


            Resolved: That the Minutes of the Forum meeting held on 8 March 2006 be noted. 


Next Meeting

The next meeting is due to be held at 7.30pm on 5 July 2006, at Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton


            Resolved: To note that the next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 5 July 2006, to be held at the Civic Offices starting at 7.30pm.