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282.

MINUTES

of the meeting held on 28 February 2007 (ENCLOSURE).  (to follow)

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2007 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

283.

FORMER PAYNES POPPETS FACTORY, 57 CROYDON ROAD, BEDDINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2005/54575/FUL

Report of the Executive Head of Planning, Transportation and Highways (ENCLOSURE).

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the demolition of the existing industrial building and the erection of: (a) four single storey industrial/warehouse buildings comprising a total of 11,479m2 gross floor space and 27 individual units falling within Class B1(c), B2 and/or B8 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended), with first floor mezzanine and ancillary office accommodation, the provision of 114 parking spaces, service yards and bicycle parking; (b) three single storey motor car dealership and car working buildings comprising a total of 3,843m2 gross floor space, and new/used car sales areas, workshop, valet and MoT bays and car wash facilities, with first floor ancillary and plant accommodation, the provision of 79 staff/customer parking spaces and bicycle parking; and (c) the provision of an access road from Croydon Road serving both developments.

 

Officers suggested further conditions and amendments, in addition to those recommended in the report, (a) to prohibit car parking in front of the car dealerships fronting Croydon Road; (b) to amend recommended condition No. 4 to require the trees to be retained in perpetuity and a landscape management scheme to be submitted and approved; (c) to prohibit the car park at the rear of the proposed factory units being used for loading and unloading; and (d) to limit the Class B1 use to Part C (light industry).

 

Mrs Bonnie Thornton and Mr Francis Clark, objectors, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33.

 

In response to questions, officers explained that, as part of the application, the former entrance from Willoughby Avenue to the Paynes Poppets staff club would be closed and there would be a close-boarded fence on that boundary; proposed conditions would require the existing conifer trees at the rear of properties in Willoughby Avenue to be retained in perpetuity; there would not be any windows in the rear elevation of the factory units, which would be approximately eight metres from the boundary; a recommended condition would require security lighting to be provided but that the Authority could not insist on-site security staff be provided; and noise from the site was dealt with by a recommended condition.  Mrs Thornton was reassured that the proposed silver/grey colour of the cladding on the factory units would be the least obtrusive.

 

Members felt that, whilst it was natural that nearby residents should be concerned, it was appropriate that the site continue to be used for light industrial purposes.  An alternative use for housing would result in increased traffic.  They were concerned that the external lighting recommended in a condition should not cause any visual intrusion for adjoining residents.

 

The Chair stated that the site had been used for light industry for many years and that the proposal represented an opportunity to bring it back into use and create employment in the area.  An alternative use for housing would create a significant demand for additional places in local schools and have considerable traffic implications.  The proposal now submitted addressed some of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 283.

284.

40 AND 40A OVERTON ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2006/56898/FUL

Report of the Executive Head of Planning, Transportation and Highways (ENCLOSURE).

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the demolition of the existing dwellings and the erection of a three storey building comprising one one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom self-contained flats, together with refuse and bicycle facilities, 13 car parking spaces and four undercroft car parking spaces accessed from Overton Road, and three car parking spaces accessed from Grange Road (amendment of application No. 06/55532/FUL).

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Peter Geiringer.

 

Officers reported the receipt of an additional letter of objection from a resident of Grange Road.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2006/56898/FUL, subject to (a) the written conclusion of a ‘section 106’ agreement within a period of six months from the date of this decision, or such longer period as may be agreed in writing by the Executive Head of Planning, Transportation and Highways, after which time the decision to grant planning permission will be rescinded; and (b) to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillor Tony Shields abstained.

285.

RUSHY MEADOW PRIMARY SCHOOL, RUSHY MEADOW LANE, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2007/57200/3FR

Report of the Executive Head of Planning, Transportation and Highways (ENCLOSURE).

(Amended report in Second Dispatch)

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a single storey building to provide an additional teaching facility and toilet accommodation, together with a covered walkway linking the new and existing buildings.

 

Officers reported that, subsequent to the publication of the report, the highways engineer had confirmed that there was no objection to the proposal because it would not lead to an increase in traffic.  It was proposed that recommended condition No. 3 be amended to require the retention and replacement of trees that were part of the landscaping scheme.

 

Members expressed concern that the proposal did not include schemes for the use of solar power for external lighting or for the use of grey water.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2007/57200/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes, including the proposed amendment to condition No. 3, referred to above, and the Authority’s standard conditions regarding schemes for the use of solar power and grey water.

286.

CARSHALTON BOYS SPORTS COLLEGE, WINCHCOMBE ROAD, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2006/56947/3FR

Report of the Executive Head of Planning, Transportation and Highways (ENCLOSURE).

(Amended report in Second Dispatch)

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the demolition of temporary classrooms and the erection of a two storey building to provide new classroom facilities, with walkway link to the existing Bevan Block at first floor level.

 

Officers suggested that any permission include the Authority’s standard conditions regarding schemes for the use of solar power and grey water, in addition to those recommended in the report.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2006/56947/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes, including the Authority’s standard conditions regarding schemes for the use of solar power and grey water.

287.

CHEAM COMMON JUNIOR SCHOOL, KINGSMEAD AVENUE, WORCESTER PARK - APPLICATION NO. A2007/57143/3FR

Report of the Executive Head of Planning, Transportation and Highways (ENCLOSURE).

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a single storey rear extension for use as a new hall.

 

Officers suggested that any permission include the Authority’s standard conditions regarding schemes for the use of solar power and grey water, in addition to those recommended in the report.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2007/57143/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes, including the Authority’s standard conditions regarding schemes for the use of solar power and grey water.

288.

PLANNING APPEALS SUMMARY

Report of the Executive Head of Planning Transportation and Highways (ENCLOSURE).

Minutes:

            Resolved: To note the summary of recent planning appeal decisions. 

Appendix