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979.

MINUTES

of the meeting held on 24 October 2007 (ENCLOSURE).(to follow)

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 2007 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

980.

83 WALTON AVENUE, NORTH CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2007/57950/OUT

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above outline application to determine access, scale and appearance of a two-bedroom, end of terrace, two storey house with the provision of two car parking spaces at the front (one for the host dwelling and one for the new dwelling).

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Tony Brett Young.

 

In response to questions officers confirmed that, as proposed, the dwelling would preclude rear access to the property and that it was believed there was no right of access from the rear of properties in Kingston Avenue.  If outline permission were granted access to the rear of the property would be considered as a reserved matter.  The street tree at the front of the property would not be threatened by the proposed development but a condition would require the foundations of the proposed car parking spaces to be dug by hand.

 

Councillor Abigail Lock, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Lock were:-

  • The quoted size of the proposed rear garden was questioned
  • The claim that trees on the site would not be affected was questioned
  • There would be no access to the rear of the proposed dwelling
  • There would be a loss of privacy to residents in Kingston Avenue
  • There would be a dramatic effect on properties in Kingston Avenue because they were at a lower level

 

In response to questions Councillor Lock asserted that it was difficult to judge the effect on nearby trees that would result from the proposed development.  She and explained that the patios of properties in Kingston Avenue were at the far end of the gardens and that because those properties were at a lower level than the proposed dwelling it was believed the resulting loss of privacy would be invasive and dramatic.

 

Members were satisfied that the size of the proposed garden would exceed the requirements of the Unitary Development Plan, and that trees on the property or adjoining land would not be affected by the proposal.  The issue of access from other properties was not a planning consideration.  It was considered that the proposed dwelling would generally enhance the street scene.  Some members had reservations because of the suitability of the plot and the impact of the proposal on neighbouring properties.

 

A poll vote was held in accordance with Standing Order 33.4, when there voted:

 

To grant (7)            Councillors Richard Butt, Margaret Court, Peter Geiringer, John Leach, Janet Lowne, Hamish Pollock and Simon Wales.

 

Abstained (3)             Councillors Richard Bailey, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: (i) That planning permission be granted for application No. A2007/57950/OUT, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

(ii) That if officers have concerns regarding the approval of the reserved matters they be referred to this Committee for consideration.

981.

32 PRINCES AVENUE, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2007/58510/FUL

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the retention of a converted garage as habitable rooms to provide beauty treatment on a profit making basis.

 

Officers amended a recommended condition regarding the hours of operation.

 

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

 

In response to questions officers explained that operation of the proposed business on Sundays was not considered appropriate and confirmed that observations of the property suggested that there would be adequate on-street car parking.  The proposed limit on the number of customers could be enforced.

 

The applicant was present and explained that the length of appointments limited the number of customers and that they were encouraged to park on the driveway.  She envisaged that there would not be an increase in the number of customers as a result of the change in use to a profit making basis.

 

A poll vote was held in accordance with Standing Order 33.4, when there voted:

 

To grant (10)            Councillors Richard Bailey, Richard Butt, Margaret Court, Peter Geiringer, John Leach, Janet Lowne, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields, Simon Wales and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2007/58510/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

982.

ROBIN HOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL, THORNCROFT ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2007/58470/3FR

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 single storey extension to provide additional WC accommodation.

 

A poll vote was held in accordance with Standing Order 33.4, when there voted:

 

To grant (10)            Councillors Richard Bailey, Richard Butt, Margaret Court, Peter Geiringer, John Leach, Janet Lowne, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields, Simon Wales and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2007/58470/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

983.

CULVERS HOUSE PRIMARY SCHOOL, ORCHARD AVENUE, MITCHAM JUNCTION - APPLICATION NO. C2007/58433/3FR

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the installation of an external fenced compound to house three external air-cooled condensers.

 

Officers submitted an amended condition regarding the noise emitted by the proposed condensers.

 

In response to questions officers explained that additional screening would be provided between the proposed condensers and windows in the school buildings, and that the amended condition would ensure that the noise level did not exceed the ambient noise level in the area.  Adjoining residents had not complained of the existing noise level from the School.

 

A poll vote was held in accordance with Standing Order 33.4, when there voted:

 

To grant (10)            Councillors Richard Bailey, Richard Butt, Margaret Court, Peter Geiringer, John Leach, Janet Lowne, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields, Simon Wales and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2007/58433/3FR, 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.

984.

CARSHALTON BOYS SPORTS COLLEGE, WINCHCOMBE ROAD, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2007/58490/3FR

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 an extension to the existing sports hall to provide additional sporting facilities.

 

A poll vote was held in accordance with Standing Order 33.4, when there voted:

 

To grant (10)            Councillors Richard Bailey, Richard Butt, Margaret Court, Peter Geiringer, John Leach, Janet Lowne, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields, Simon Wales and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2007/58490/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

Appendix