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676.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 67 KB

of the meeting held on 20 June 2007 (ENCLOSURE).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2007 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

677.

CAREW MANOR SCHOOL, CHURCH ROAD, BEDDINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2007/57351/LBC pdf icon PDF 627 KB

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above listed building application to repair windows to the Sutton College of Learning for Adults (SCOLA) wing and remove external railings between the SCOLA wing and the main building; internal repairs, alterations and decoration to the SCOLA wing, including re-plastering the landing, installing new internal doors, fire and smoke alarms, rewiring, the excavation of a service trench from the basement of the main building to the SCOLA wing, and the installation of new gas pipes.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2007/57351/LBC, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

678.

GREENSHAW HIGH SCHOOL, GRENNELL ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2007/57756/3FR pdf icon PDF 396 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 single storey front extension incorporating a new entrance lobby.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2007/57756/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

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ROBIN HOOD INFANTS' AND THOMAS WALL NURSERY SCHOOLS, ROBIN HOOD LANE, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2007/57682/3FR 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 alteration of two classrooms, involving an increase in the height of the walls to provide new windows and doors, the provision of a new flat roof incorporating domed roof lights, and the provision of a solar glazed roof to a third classroom.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2007/57682/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

680.

HEALTH CLINIC, SHOTFIELD, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2007/57391/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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 building and the erection of a three storey building to provide a new health centre and pharmacy, the provision of a car park for staff and disabled persons, and alteration to the existing access.

 

In response to questions officers explained that the parking and access arrangements at the front of the building were reserved matters because they were still under discussion; the access from Jubilee Gardens would be for pedestrians only, and both that and the front entrance would be suitable for access by disabled people; the increased size, compared with the existing health centre, reflected the increased size of the medical practices in the building, new and improved medical facilities, the provision of a pharmacy, and the use of the upper floors by the Primary Care Trust; the use of ‘section 106’ monies to improve Jubilee Gardens would meet only capital costs and so there would be continuing revenue implications for the Council.

 

Members expressed some concerns regarding the design, which one suggested was bulky and unpleasant to look at, and the proposed materials and finishes.  In particular they believed that the use of white render would be susceptible to graffiti and noted that no other building in the vicinity had a zinc roof.  Officers believed that the design and materials were acceptable and that there was no reason to insist that the application replicate the nearby library and former town hall.  If necessary, the materials could be made the subject of a condition.

 

Dan Billin, an objector, and Councillor Jayne McCoy, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33, and Andrew Grimes and Norman Smith replied for the applicant.

 

In response to questions Councillor Jayne McCoy acknowledged that there were differing views about the proposed building; that on the whole residents welcomed the improved provision and increased ‘footfall’ it would bring to Wallington; but that it was larger than the existing clinic and would lead to some loss of green space.  It was noted that there had not been any written objections to the application.

 

In response to questions the applicant’s representatives confirmed that the medical practices had held public meetings in the existing health centre and explained the proposed land swaps in respect of Jubilee Gardens.

 

A site visit was proposed but, on being put to the vote, members decided that it was not necessary.

 

Members supported the application in principle but expressed concerns about the proposed materials and treatment for the elevations and the roof, and felt that the style was incongruous.  It was suggested that generally the design and materials proposed were inappropriate in the area.

 

             Resolved: That application No. D2007/57391/FUL be refused for the reasons set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

681.

SITE D, KIMPTON PARK WAY, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. A2006/57063/FUL pdf icon PDF 447 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 building comprising 3,557m2 of floor space for use as a builders’ trade warehouse within Use Classes B1(b), B1(c), B2 or B8, with ancillary office/staff accommodation and café; provision of bicycle storage, 45 car parking spaces and an additional 13 parking bays for a customer loading area, with access onto Kimpton Park Way and Kimpton Road; and the erection of an attached warehouse building comprising two units each of 485m2 of floor space for purposes within Use Classes B1(b), B1(c), B2 or B8, with ancillary accommodation, provision of eight car parking spaces and new access onto Wealdstone Road.

 

In response to questions officers explained that the application had already been the subject of discussions with the Environment Agency and Transport for London; the proposed café would be for staff, rather than customers; and that the cladding materials and colour would be the subject of a condition.  The planting scheme would be the subject of consultation with the Environment Agency.  The number of traffic movements was not available but officers considered the anticipated traffic situation to be acceptable, and Transport for London had confirmed that the traffic lights at the junction of Kimpton Park Way and the A217 were now linked to reduce congestion.

 

             Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2006/57063/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) the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

682.

10 THE AVENUE, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2007/57549/HHA pdf icon PDF 2 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 a single storey rear extension, a part-one, part-two storey extension on both sides of the house, a detached garage at the side, conversion of the roof space involving the formation of three dormer extensions at the rear, and the provision of a raised patio and steps at the rear.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2007/57549/HHA, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

683.

79-85 BEDDINGTON LANE, BEDDINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2006/55709/FUL pdf icon PDF 1017 KB

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above retrospective application for the continued use of the land and buildings and retention of the associated operational development as a waste transfer, processing and recycling facility.

 

In response to questions officers explained that if permission were refused the Authority would have to consider further enforcement action in respect of the existing use; high netting on the boundary of the site had been installed to meet the requirements of the Environment Agency but did not have planning consent, and a suitable boundary treatment would therefore be the subject of conditions; the type of waste dealt with at the site was controlled by the Environment Agency; and the applicant enjoyed a right of way over Mile Road.  It was confirmed that the only objection had been from Travel London. 

 

David Lewis addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33 on behalf of the applicant.

 

In response to questions Mr Lewis suggested that the applicant had responded positively to the action taken by the Authority and said that if permission were granted his intention now was to move forward with investment in a permanent scheme.

 

Members expressed concern that the applicant would comply with any planning consent, but noted that there had been far fewer complaints about the site in the past year, during which time the business had expanded and improved.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2006/55709/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

Councillors Cliff Carter, Janet Lowne and Graham Whitham dissented.

684.

SUZANNE PEACOCK - PRINCIPAL SOLICITOR

Minutes:

Members noted that Suzanne Peacock intended to retire from the Council in the near future, and they thanked her for her assistance as legal adviser to the Committee and wished her well for the future.

Appendix pdf icon PDF 92 KB