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575.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 67 KB

of the meeting held on 6 June 2007 (ENCLOSURE).                

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 6 June 2007 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

576.

81 STATION WAY, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2007/57516/FUL pdf icon PDF 811 KB

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 one parking space on the hard standing area (variation of condition No. 4 of application No. A2006/56056/FUL).  Officers suggested that if permission were granted there should be an additional condition requiring the provision of vehicle visibility splays each side of the access.

 

In response to questions officers explained that the current application was for one parking space, rather than the three spaces previously sought, and that the applicant had now demonstrated that adequate sightlines and visibility splays could be provided.  The condition referred to above had precluded the parking of any vehicles on the property.  The additional condition now proposed was a standard condition for the particular circumstances.  It could be monitored and was enforceable.  If permission were granted the applicant would have to seek the approval of the highway authority for a dropped kerb.

 

Councillor Eleanor Pinfold, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33.

 

In response to questions Councillor Pinfold drew attention to the provision of traffic lights at the nearby railway bridge and the difficulty, and possible danger, she believed would exist if cars reversed either off or onto the highway at the proposed access.

 

Members suggested that it was difficult to see how the present proposal differed in principle from the previous application.  The concerns that had been expressed regarding access and highway safety in respect of the previous application remained.

 

Resolved: That planning permission for application No. A2007/57516/FUL be refused for the reasons set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillor Paddy Kane abstained.

577.

GARDEN LAND REAR OF 96-98 WORCESTER ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2007/57416/FUL pdf icon PDF 808 KB

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 detached two storey six-bedroom house with roof accommodation and integral double garage, together with additional car parking facilities and access onto Cornwall Road.

 

In response to questions officers explained that, whilst the retained portions of the gardens of 96 and 98 Worcester Road fell below that envisaged in policy HSG4 of the Unitary Development Plan, they would be similar to adjoining plot sizes, and the size and separation distances of the plots meant that the proposed house could be accommodated without resulting in over-development.  The applicant had modified the design of the proposed dwelling since the original application so that it was now similar in character to the existing Edwardian properties in Cornwall Road.  The design would not preclude the creation of an area of special local character if it were proposed at some future date.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2007/57416/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillors Richard Butt, Cliff Carter and Peter Geiringer abstained.

578.

GARDEN LAND AND 159 BANSTEAD ROAD, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2007/57169/FUL pdf icon PDF 990 KB

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 two-bedroom, semi-detached house with car parking space at the rear, and a single storey rear extension to 159 Banstead Road.  Officers suggested that if permission were granted there should be an additional condition confirming that permission was not granted for the decking shown at the rear of the properties, which the applicant had now deleted.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Tim Crowley.

 

In response to questions officers confirmed that the Authority’s highways engineers would have taken into account the local traffic conditions and accident record before giving their opinion that the access for one additional space onto Staplehurst Road would not create an impact sufficient to warrant refusal.  The additional access would be approximately 35 metres from the junction with Banstead Road.  If permission were granted a condition would guarantee the provision of visibility splays for the new access, which would improve the existing situation.

 

Councillor Tim Crowley, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33, and Mr J W Draper replied for the applicant.

 

Members noted that, whilst there was planning permission for an extension, the application now submitted would create an additional unit of accommodation and an additional parking space.  However, vehicles already accessed existing parking spaces in Staplehurst Road at the same point as the additional space now proposed.

 

The Chair said that whilst members appeared willing to accept the basic design of the proposal there were concerns about highway safety issues, but that officers’ advice was that they were not sufficiently significant to justify refusal of the application.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2007/57169/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillors Richard Butt, Cliff Carter and Peter Geiringer dissented.

579.

CULVERS HOUSE PRIMARY SCHOOL, ORCHARD AVENUE, MITCHAM - APPLICATION NO.C2007/57610/3FR pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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 free-standing canopies to provide two covered playground areas.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2007/57610/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

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

580.

PLANNING APPEALS SUMMARY pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

Minutes:

            Resolved: To note the summary of recent planning appeal decisions and to congratulate the officers on the number of appeals dismissed.

Appendix pdf icon PDF 71 KB