Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Holy Family Church Hall, Sorrento Road, Surrey, SM1 1QU

Contact: Committee Services  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

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33.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Kevin Burke, welcomed those present.

34.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Tony Shields with Councillor Catherine Gray attending as substitute, Councillor Amy Haldane with Councillor Steve Cook attending as substitute.

35.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

36.

APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00985 - Rosehill Recreation Ground Rose Hill Sutton SM1 3HH pdf icon PDF 565 KB

Erection of a four-storey building creating a new eight form entry secondary school, including a sixth form, a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school for secondary age students and a detached part-one, part-two storey sports hall (Use Class D1), modification of existing access from Rose Hill, provision of areas of hard playing space, car parking, cycle parking and hard and soft landscaping works and other associated works.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a four-storey building creating a new eight form entry secondary school, including a sixth form, a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school for secondary age students and a detached part-one, part-two storey sports hall (Use Class D1), modification of existing access from Rose Hill, provision of areas of hard playing space, car parking, cycle parking and hard and soft landscaping works and other associated works.

 

The application was presented to the Committee as the application is a departure from the Development Plan.

 

Sarah Buxton,  presented the report and drew attention to the addendum report. Members clarified:

 

The weight to be applied to the need for school places in the borough and design quality.

 

Education experience included both the need for school places and the educational experience provided by the design of a school.

 

The site in this application is on the edge of Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) in a location not allocated as being suitable for taller buildings and that policy required the design to be  exceptional. Advice taken from the Independent Design Panel reported the quality of this design did not meet these standards. The design in the application created various compromises.

 

Construction of a four storey building on the current flat parkland would create a significant impact.

 

The design in the application had not made use of the whole of the site, and suggested the design was a template design.

 

The design included several classrooms with no windows or natural ventilation, in addition to other concerns relating to the internal layout such as the corridors, and exits.

 

There were concerns in the report about the design supported by the report produced by the design review panel.

 

The design presented would impact on other users of the site, the Sports Village and park users.

 

Andy Webber, Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning drew attention:

 

To the Local Plan, and that the application site had been allocated in the plan for a secondary school, sixth form and SEN accommodation, and no objection was raised by the Department for Education (DfE) to the proposed site area set out at the Examination in public. A site search of the borough  for land suitable for a school had been conducted, including both private and public land, during the review of the Local Plan. Two sites were identified, the site in this application  and the Belmont site. This application had not made use of the whole of the site allocated by the Local Plan .

 

Concerns raised included the lack of a car park management plan and the proposed use of the shared car park by staff, which it was suggested could be addressed if the northern area of the site had been included in the application. Officers’ expressed concern relating to the shape and form of the design in this application. Officers and the Design Review Panel had offered guidance to the applicant advising how these  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00985 - Rosehill Recreation Ground Rose Hill Sutton SM1 3HH Committee Report

A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation to refuse permission was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4 when there voted:

 

RESOLVED:

 

that planning permission for application number APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00985 - Rosehill Recreation Ground Rose Hill Sutton SM1 3HH be refused.

Agreed
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  • 37.

    Any urgent business

    To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).

    Minutes:

    There was no urgent business.