Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Angela Guest, Senior Business Support Officer (Democratic Services)  Tel: 020 8770 5122 | Email:  amgela.guest@sutton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

8.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

An apology was received from Councillor Hamish Pollock and Councillor Amy Haldane attended as substitute.

 

9.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2015.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2015 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

10.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

11.

GRACE COURT, 138 BRIGHTON ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/71623/FUL pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Demolition of the existing building and erection of a three storey building linked to a part four, part five storey building to provide 50 residential sheltered housing units, comprising forty 1-bedroomed and ten 2-bedroomed self contained units together with communal and staff facilities, cycle and refuse stores, associated amenity spaces and 23 car parking spaces.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the demolition of the existing building and erection of a three storey building linked to a part four, part five storey building to provide 50 residential sheltered housing units, comprising forty 1-bedroomed and ten 2-bedroomed self contained units together with communal and staff facilities, cycle and refuse stores, associated amenity spaces and 23 car parking spaces.  The Planning Officer reported that an additional condition would be imposed to install a sedum roof.

 

Mr Brown, an objector, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and Mr Owen, the applicant replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Mr Brown were:-

·         Unfairness of the allocation of properties in that Mr Brown had expressed an interest in a two bedroom property due to a disability that meant he was unable to share a bedroom.

·         To request that the committee defer decision to make a recommendation to Croydon Churches Housing Association (CCHA) regarding his case.

 

The Chair responded that Mr Brown’s objection refers to the allocation of new property which was an operational matter and that whilst he had much sympathy for Mr Brown it was not a planning consideration for the Committee.

 

The principal issues raised by Mr Owen were:-

·         That CCHA had been a registered provider since 1967 of general need and supported housing provision.

·         That this application was a 100% affordable housing scheme.

·         The current building was no longer fit for purpose.

·         He expressed sympathy for Mr. Brown and stated that a one bedroom property had been offered to him and that CCHA were continuing their dialogue with Mr Brown.

·         The larger property was to meet increasing need and was being part funded by HCA.

·         Street trees and hedges would be retained and that parking provision was enough.

 

The Committee commented that this was a good scheme being 100% affordable and applauded the use of solar panels. 

 

The Chair put foward a recommendation that was seconded by Councillor Tony Shields that CCHA be encouraged to continue their dialogue with Mr Brown until a satisfactory outcome had been achieved.

 

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

 

To grant (8)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

            Resolved: (i) That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/71623/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 and Transportation, 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.

 

            (ii) To request that Croydon Churches Housing Association continue their dialogue with Mr Brown until a satisfactory outcome had been achieved.

 

12.

WALLINGTON SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, 34 MOLLISON DRIVE, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/71530/FUL

This report has been deferred.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn prior to the meeting as further information was needed regarding the use of the building.

 

13.

WALLINGTON SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, 34 MOLLISON DRIVE, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/71531/FUL

This report has been deferred.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn prior to the meeting as further information was needed regarding the use of the building.

 

14.

WALLINGTON SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, 34 MOLLISON DRIVE, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/71532/FUL pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Retrospective application for hard landscaping at the bottom of the external steps leading to the existing sports field.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above retrospective application for the retention of a very small amount of hard standing (concrete) located at the bottom of the steps leading from the Club House to the playing field.  The application stated that the area of hard standing assists in preserving the grass around the Club House, as it provides a more solid area for heavy pedestrian traffic.

 

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

 

To grant (8)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2015/71532/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

15.

WALLINGTON SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, 34 MOLLISON DRIVE, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/71533/FUL

This report has been deferred.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn prior to the meeting as further information was needed regarding the use of the building.

 

16.

WALLINGTON SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, 34 MOLLISON DRIVE, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/71534/FUL pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Retrospective application for fencing enclosing the parking area ancillary to the sports ground.

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Minutes:

Resolved: That Application No. D2015/71534/FUL be deferred in order to hear it with other applications from the same site, that had received objections to it.

 

17.

THE OLD STABLE BLOCK, CROYDON LANE ART STUDIO, BANSTEAD - APPLICATION NO. C2015/71439/LBC pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Listed Building application for repairs and alterations to studios including, installation of a replacement window, repairs to brickwork, replacement of defective timber doors as necessary, removal and replacement of gutters, downpipes and fascia boards and replacement and repair of roof tiles.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for Listed Building application for repairs and alterations to studios including, installation of a replacement window, repairs to brickwork, replacement of defective timber doors as necessary, removal and replacement of gutters, downpipes and fascia boards and replacement and repair of roof tiles.

 

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

 

To grant (9)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That Listed Building consent, subject to referral to the national Planning Casework unit, be granted for application No. C2015/71439/LBC, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

18.

OAKS PARK, CROYDON LANE, THE OLD STABLE BLOCK, BANSTEAD - APPLICATION NO. C2015/71440/FUL pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Installation of replacement window in connection with refurbishment of existing studios.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for a replacement window to the courtyard facing northeast elevation. The replacement window would be a like for like replacement of the existing window (painted galvanised steel in a timber subframe).

 

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

 

To grant (9)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/71440/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

19.

ST PHILOMENAS SCHOOLS, POUND STREET, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2015/71763/FUL pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Overhaul of the degrading brickwork to sections of the boundary wall, including some sections that will need to be removed and rebuilt.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for repair and renovation works to several sections of the existing boundary wall.  The works are intended to repair parts of the wall which are deteriorating, either through age/weathering, or through the harmful effects of previous, poor repair work.  Where brickwork is proposed to be replaced it would be on a like for like basis. The majority of the repair works would involve replacing brickwork and re-pointing with a lime mortar mix.

 

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

 

To grant (9)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/71763/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

20.

ST PHILOMENAS SCHOOLS, POUND STREET, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2015/71764/LBC pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Listed Building application incorporating the overhaul of the degrading brickwork to sections of the boundary wall, including some sections that will need to be removed and rebuilt.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for repair and renovation works to several sections of the existing listed boundary wall.  The works are intended to repair parts of the wall which are deteriorating, either through age/weathering, or through the harmful effects of previous, poor repair work.  Where brickwork is proposed to be replaced it would be on a like for like basis. The majority of the repair works would involve replacing brickwork and re-pointing with a lime mortar mix.

 

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

 

To grant (9)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That Listed Building Consent, subject to referral to the National Planning Casework Unit, be granted for application No. C2015/71764/LBC, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

21.

10 NEW ROAD, MITCHAM JUNCTION - APPLICATION NO. C2015/71344/HHA pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Erection of a single storey rear extension.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a single storey extension to the rear of the existing property. It would be 3.05m deep, 6.38m wide and 2.6m in height with a flat roof.  The extension would be finished in materials to match the existing house

 

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

 

To grant (9)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/71344/HHA, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

22.

168 - 181 CHAUCER GARDENS, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/71776/3FR, B2015/71781/3FR, B2015/71782/3FR pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Alterations to elevations incorporating new balconies.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for alterations to existing elevations to facilitate the renewal of the existing timber balconies with steel balconies.

 

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

 

To grant (9)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application Nos. B2015/71776/3FR, B2015/71781/3FR, B2015/71782/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

23.

SUTTON INCLUSION CENTRE, NORTHSPUR ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/71713/3FR pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Reduction of paving to create 13 new car parking spaces.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the reduction of the existing paved area to create 13 car parking spaces.  The proposed development would involve the reduction in the size of the existing footpath along the south west boundary of the site from 3 metres to 1.2 metres wide, to accommodate 13 additional car parking spaces.  According to information provided by the applicant, the additional car parking was required to facilitate the operation of the local ‘meals on wheels’ service which currently operates from the centre.

 

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

 

To grant (9)    Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Patrick McManus, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/71713/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

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