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332.

MINUTES

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

Minutes:

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

333.

GARDEN LAND AT 24 DEMESNE ROAD, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2006/56671/FUL

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a detached three-bedroom house with the provision of one car parking space.

 

Officers drew attention to two letters of objection from the occupants of an adjoining property and a petition signed by 44 local residents objecting to the proposal, received subsequent to the publication of the report.

 

Members asked that the meaning of car parking ‘in the locality of the application site’ be clarified and officers indicated those roads they had included, which were considered to be within a reasonable walking distance.  The applicant’s surveys of available spaces had included roads further away.  It was pointed out that the Council’s standards were only a guideline and that the applicant had demonstrated that parking spaces were available within a reasonable walking distance.  Nevertheless, officers had recommended approval reluctantly.

 

In response to questions officers outlined options for alternative site layouts that had been dismissed and reported the distances between the proposed dwelling and the site boundaries.

 

Ms Karen Bellaby, an objector, and Councillor Jayne McCoy, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33.  The applicant was present but chose not to address the meeting.

 

In response to questions Ms Bellaby explained that she would not consider parking in some roads surveyed because it would involve crossing a busy road with two small children whilst also carrying shopping.  She had never seen as many as 19 empty parking spaces in Bandon Rise, as suggested in one parking survey.

 

In response to questions Councillor McCoy pointed out that none of the parking surveys had been carried out during the day and so did not take account of car parking by customers of a nearby garage or patients visiting a nearby doctors’ surgery.

 

Members considered the issues arising from the loss of car parking to accommodate the proposed dwelling and the additional car parking needs that would arise if it were built, particularly in relation to local amenity.  They noted that the distance of some car parking spaces from the proposed dwelling was considered unreasonable and that a survey of available car parking during the day had not been carried out.

 

The Chair said that members had to decide at what point car parking in the area would reach saturation level.  It was already certainly very difficult at some times of the day.  In the circumstances it would be reasonable to refuse permission because of the lack of car parking.

 

            Resolved: That planning permission for application No. D2006/56671/FUL be refused for the reasons set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

334.

MIDDLETON OPEN SPACE, GREEN WRYTHE LANE, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2007/57453/3FR

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 timber sculpture.

 

Members asked if, and were assured that, the proposed sculpture would be designed to resist vandalism.

 

            Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2007/57453/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillor Graham Whitham dissented.

 

Councillors Terry Faulds and Paul Scully abstained.

335.

ST HELIER PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, WRYTHE LANE, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2007/57386/3FR

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 timber sculpture.

 

Members asked if, and were assured that, the proposed sculpture would be designed to resist vandalism.

 

            Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2007/57386/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillor Graham Whitham dissented.

 

Councillors Terry Faulds and Paul Scully abstained.

336.

CULVERS HOUSE PRIMARY SCHOOL, ORCHARD AVENUE, MITCHAM - APPLICATION NO. C2006/57030/3FR

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 multi-sport ball court.

 

            Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2006/57030/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillor Margaret Court declared a personal interest in the application because her grandson attended the School.

337.

HOLY TRINITY C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL, BUTE ROAD, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2007/57221/FUL

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 canopy at the rear.

 

            Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2007/57221/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the appendix to these Minutes.

Appendix to minutes