Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee
Thursday, 22nd February, 2007 8.00 pm

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

Contact: Peter Snow 

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

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



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


The Committee considered a report on the above outline application to determine access and layout for the phased demolition of the existing estate buildings, comprising 271 affordable dwellings, and the erection of a new phased development comprising approximately 474 residential dwellings (214 of which would be affordable or shared ownership) in the form of 19 blocks of one and two-bedroom flats; ten terraces and two pairs of semi-detached two, three and four-bedroom houses; together with a shop, community centre, pre-school nursery, replacement riverside walk adjacent to the River Wandle, two vehicular accesses onto Culvers Avenue, new access roads and footpaths; and the provision of 437 car parking spaces, including car club and visitors parking spaces.


Subsequent to the publication of the report, the comments of the Greater London Authority on the application had been received and they had been published and were reported, together with the relevant responses.  It was proposed that recommended condition No. 1 be deleted and replaced with a condition that the development was not to be initiated until a ‘section 106’ agreement or other legal agreement had been concluded to ensure that the planning obligations set out in the report were achieved, and the recommendation to grant was now to be subject to such an agreement.  Additional conditions were proposed requiring the approval of surface water drainage systems and source control measures, and the new homes to be provided to ‘lifetime’ standards and 10% of them to be adaptable for wheelchairs.  It was proposed that recommended condition No. 31 be amended to also refer to flooding management/evacuation measures.  An additional informative would draw attention to the need to raise the minimum finished floor levels of the proposed buildings.  Officers also proposed an amendment to recommended condition No.3 to include Block U.


The 214 affordable or shared ownership units would comprise 184 social housing units for rent and 30 shared ownership units.


In response to questions officers explained that bicycle storage had to be provided on the basis of one for each unit.  Some would be within individual units and some would be in external secured stores.  The exact details had still to be determined.  The extent of any overlooking within the site would also depend on the layout of floors and window positions which, again, had still to be determined.  There would not be any overlooking to existing adjoining occupiers.  Water run-off into the River Wandle during construction would be monitored to ensure that it did not cause harm to the environment.


Judy McDaid, Chair of the Durand Close Residents’ Association and a member of the Durand Close Steering Group, was permitted to address the meeting for four minutes in support of the application and Councillor Sue Steers, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33.


In response to questions Mrs McDaid did not express a view on the proposed combined heat and power plant for the development.


Officers confirmed that a requirement for a speed limit of 20 mph was proposed as part  ...  view the full minutes text for item 198.

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