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308.

MINUTES

of the meeting held on 14 March 2007 (ENCLOSURE).  (to follow)

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2007 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

309.

BROOKFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL, RIDGE ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. A2006/57039/3FR

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the provision of a parents’ sheltered waiting area, bicycle storage shelter and raised flower beds.

 

            Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2006/57039/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillor John Keys declared a personal interest because his sister was employed by the School.

310.

CHEAM PARK FARM INFANTS' SCHOOL, MOLESEY DRIVE, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2007/57131/3FR

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 part one, part two storey extension and the provision of a conservatory to the detached building at the front to provide additional teaching facilities, and the provision of a covered walkway link to the main school building.

 

Members asked about access arrangements for disabled children to the first floor of the building and expressed concern that the applicant did not intend the circumstance to arise.  They suggested that, if permission were granted, an additional condition should require the applicant to ensure that the first floor of the building would be accessible to people with disabilities.

 

            Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2007/57131/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes, including an additional condition requiring the applicant to demonstrate how they will provide access to all areas of the building for people with disabilities.

311.

SOUTH POINT, SENTINEL HOUSE AND RAFFERTY HOUSE, SUTTON COURT ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2005/55077/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 Rafferty House and Sentinel House, and the provision of a new entrance to South Point; the erection of two buildings (one up to 13 stories in height and one up to 14 stories in height) comprising a mixed development of 128 one-bedroom, 115 two-bedroom and 11 three-bedroom self-contained flats (incorporating 61 units of affordable housing), and 902 m2 of floor space at ground floor level for purposes falling within Class A1 (retail) or Class A3 (restaurant and café) of the Town and Country Planning Use Classes Order 2005 (as amended); together with a total of 192 car parking spaces, three car club spaces and 354 bicycle spaces (including 118 car parking spaces, seven motor cycle  spaces and 82 bicycle spaces for the existing South Point office building) at basement and ground floor levels, service yard, hard and soft landscaping, new access from Sutton Court Road and provision for future land level changes and pedestrian access to Sutton Station.

 

Officers proposed minor amendments to recommended conditions 14, 21 and 28, and four further conditions relating to contaminated land, its assessment and remediation, subsequent to the publication of the report.

 

Members asked about the proposed access to Sutton Court Road.  It was explained that the road was the responsibility of Transport for London (TfL) and that the proposed single access at the eastern end of the site was their preferred option.  The use of a proportion of the land for residential purposes would lead to a change in the existing traffic patterns.

 

The application reserved land for a possible Tramlink extension and some members expressed concern that drawings indicated a possible reduction in the width of Sutton Court Road and the loss of new trees, provided as part of the development, if the Tramlink extension was constructed.  It was explained that the drawings were only indicative, that the need to provide adequate turning circles at nearby junctions suggested there would be some loss of highway land in front of the proposed development, and that the Tramlink extension might not be built.

 

Members suggested that the proposed planning obligations should include a contribution for additional health services, but officers explained that the Merton and Sutton Primary Care Trust did not provide guidance to enable a contribution to be calculated and there was no facility to implement such a planning obligation.

 

An example of the proposed aluminium cladding was displayed.

 

Some members questioned the viability of the proposed retail units and the point was made that it was not a material planning consideration.

 

Ms Gail Daly, a resident, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33, and representatives of the applicant responded to questions from members.

 

The applicant’s representatives explained that the Tramlink extension and the large number of flats in the proposed development would create significant ‘footfall’ in the area and they expected the retail uses to be sustainable.  If it transpired that a retail use could not be sustained  ...  view the full minutes text for item 311.

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