Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Victoria Lower, Senior Business Support Officer (Democratic Services)  Tel: 020 8770 4640 | Email:  victoria.lower@sutton.gov.uk

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63.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Kevin Burke. Councillor Mary Burstow attended as a substitute.

64.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 September 2015

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 2 September 2015 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

65.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

5. 24 - 34 SUTTON COURT ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72308.

Councillor Margaret Court, Non Pecuniary, as Mr Simon Grainger was the agent for the application Councillor Margaret Court declared that he knew him from when he previously worked at the London Borough of Sutton as a Planning Officer. Councillor Margaret Court informed the meeting that he would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

5. 24 - 34 SUTTON COURT ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72308.

Councillor Hamish Pollock, Non Pecuniary, as Mr Simon Grainger was the agent for the application Councillor Hamish Pollock declared that he knew him from when he previously worked at the London Borough of Sutton as a Planning Officer. Councillor Hamish Pollock informed the meeting that he would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

5. 24 - 34 SUTTON COURT ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72308.

Councillor Tony Shields, Non Pecuniary, as Mr Simon Grainger was the agent for the application Councillor Tony Shields declared that he knew him from when he previously worked at the London Borough of Sutton as a Planning Officer. Councillor Tony Shields informed the meeting that he would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

5. 24 - 34 SUTTON COURT ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72308.

Councillor Graham Whitham, Non Pecuniary, as Mr Simon Grainger was the agent for the application Councillor Graham Whitham declared that he knew him from when he previously worked at the London Borough of Sutton as a Planning Officer. Councillor Graham Whitham informed the meeting that he would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

66.

1-6, 7-12 and 13-16 HENRY HATCH COURT, CHRISTCHURCH PARK, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72513/3FR pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Replacement of single glazed windows and rear doors with brown PVCu double glazed windows and new rear doors.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the replacement of single glazed windows and rear doors with brown PVCu double glazed windows and new rear doors.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/72513/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

67.

COPTHORNE COURT, OAKHILL ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72238/3FR pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Replacement of single glazed windows and rear doors with PVCu double glazed windows and new rear doors.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the replacement of single glazed windows and rear doors with PVCu double glazed windows and new rear doors.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/72238/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

68.

ST CECILLIA'S ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, LONDON ROAD, NORTH CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2015/72295/FUL pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Demolition of single storey store to assembly hall and erection of a replacement store at increased height and provision of a new external staircase.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the demolition of single storey store to assembly hall and erection of a replacement store at increased height and provision of a new external staircase.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2015/72295/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

69.

BELMONT ALLOTMENTS, COTSWOLD ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72343/3FR pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Erection of a detached timber shed.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a detached timber shed.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/72343/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

70.

CHEAM FARMERS MEMORIAL, EWELL ROAD, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2015/72167/LBC pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Listed building application for rebuilding stone cross and drinking fountain monument.

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The Committee considered a report on the above application for listed building application for rebuilding stone cross and drinking fountain monument.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2015/72167/LBC, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

71.

CHEAM FARMERS MEMORIAL, EWELL ROAD, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2015/72443/3FR pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Rebuilding stone cross and drinking fountain monument.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the rebuilding stone cross and drinking fountain monument.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2015/72443/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

72.

165 & 165A BISHOPSFORD ROAD, 5 & 5A KEYNSHAM WALK, 27 & 27A LOVE LANE, 269 & 269A BISHOPSFORD ROAD, 1, 1A, 3 & 3A HEXHAM ROAD, 473 & 473A GREEN WRYTHE LANE, 339 & 339A BISHOPSFORD ROAD, 55 & 55A WENDLING ROAD, 82-82A WENDLING ROAD, 1 & 1A LOVE LANE, 13 & 13A KEYNSHAM ROAD, 84-98 & 100-114 WENDLING ROAD, 65-65A LOVE LANE, 290-290A WRYTHE LANE, 196 & 196A WRYTHE LANE, 8-22 TAVISTOCK WALK, 186-186A WRYTHE LANE, 26-40 TINTERN ROAD - APPLICATION NO. C2015/72213, 72214, 72218, 72226, 72236, 72237, 72282, 72283, 72293, 72314, 72338, 72356, 72358, 72361, 72380, 72402, 72403, 72404/3FR pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Replacement of all existing uPVC single glazed windows and doors with uPVC double glazed windows and doors.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the replacement of all existing uPVC single glazed windows and doors with uPVC double glazed windows and doors.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/72213, 72214, 72218, 72226, 72236, 72237, 72282, 72283, 72293, 72314, 72338, 72356, 72358, 72361, 72380, 72402, 72403, 72404/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

73.

SUTTON HOSPITAL, COTSWOLD ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/71927/DEM pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Application to determine whether prior approval of the Local Planning Authority is required to the method of demolition of various buildings at Sutton Hospital.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application to determine whether prior approval of the Local Planning Authority is required to the method of demolition of various buildings at Sutton Hospital.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Jane Pascoe.

 

Alan Trickey, an objector, and Councillor Jane Pascoe, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and Terry Murphy, the applicant, replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Alan Trickey were:-

·         The notice for prior approval was posted on a post inside the hospital grounds and so not in public view.

·         Letters were only sent to three residents whereas they should have been sent to all those within the vicinity of the site.

·         Survey in August found bat roosts on the site and the proposal would cause significant harm without proper mitigation.

·         It had been suggested that bat roosts were places in trees on the other side of the site which would not be sufficient.

·         Tree protection methods had not been put in place and trees would likely be damaged.

·         Boarding on the site had been extended around other historic building which had raised concerns that these are to be demolished also.

 

The Chair noted that Conditions 7 and 8 required the applicant to be granted a licence from Natural England as bats were affected by this application. The Head of Planning stated the Biodiversity Officer had agreed the mitigation factors and that professional advice had been sought. The Planning Officer confirmed that the site notice was compliant with regulations. It was confirmed that there is a dual regulating system where the Council has to be satisfied with the proposed mitigation measures in relation to protected species, and the applicant then has to obtain a licence from Natural England before they can commence development.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Pascoe were:-

·         Were there any penalties for the illegal removal of bats.

·         Assurances were required regarding the recording of decibel levels and there was discrepancy in the papers submitted.

·         A definitive answer on the extended hoardings was necessary.

·         Assurances were required that notifications of any future developments on the Sutton Hospital site would be sent to ward councillors and residents.

·         Thanked officers and the NHS Trust for the constructive meetings and amendments made.

 

In response to Member questions Councillor Pascoe stated she was concerned regarding the methodology of the demolition. Councillor Pascoe stated it was important that enforcement action was taken, if necessary, and noted that if there were issues regarding a section of the site then further issues would arise regarding the rest of the site. It was suggested that decibel meters were provided to neighbouring properties so levels could be monitored.

 

The Head of Planning confirmed that noise issues would need to be report to Environmental Health which had a 24/7 phone number. Furthermore Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust could provide a phone number also for residents to call if there were any problems.

 

The principal issues raised by Terry Murphy were:-

·         A meeting had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73.

74.

24 - 34 SUTTON COURT ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72308 pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new residential development comprising of a total of 132 flats in a nine storey and an eighteen storey connecting building comprising forty four 1- bedroomed, sixty nine 2- bedroomed and six 3- bedroomed self contained flats for general sale and seven 1- bedroomed and six 2- bedroomed affordable self contained flats together with 15 car parking at basement level accessed from existing car park under Leben Court together with residents gym and indoor children's play space, internal cycle stores, refuse and recycling facilities, plant accommodation and associated hard and soft landscaping.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new residential development comprising of a total of 132 flats in a nine storey and an eighteen storey connecting building comprising forty four 1- bedroomed, sixty nine 2- bedroomed and six 3- bedroomed self contained flats for general sale and seven 1- bedroomed and six 2- bedroomed affordable self contained flats together with 15 car parking at basement level accessed from existing car park under Leben Court together with residents gym and indoor children's play space, internal cycle stores, refuse and recycling facilities, plant accommodation and associated hard and soft landscaping.

 

In response to Member questions officers confirmed there were two entrances to the gym, and separate play spaces and entrances to the blocks of apartments for the affordable apartments. Members were concerned that separate entrance and play spaces would not create an integrated community.

 

Officers clarified that 15 parking spaces were being provided as the development was located in the most sustainable area of the borough and a condition on the planning permission would be to restrict residents from acquiring resident permits. It was stated that it would not be possible for future residents to abuse the resident parking system and they would be unable to acquire visitor permits. The allocation of parking spaces was above the London standards and it was considered unviable to build an underground car park for this development.

 

The Committee were informed that Sutton was required to provide an additional 363 dwellings per year, which was likely to increase. Due to the demand it would be necessary for high density developments to be built and it was felt that town centres were the most appropriate location for these developments, to ensure that the suburban character of Sutton did not come under pressure for higher density development. 

 

The Head of Planning confirmed that an assessment on wind pressures had been conducted for this development in its own right as well as an assessment against the combined effect of the approved South Point development.

 

Concerns were raised by Members that the transition of the height of the buildings was not sympathetic as the proposal would be too tall next to Leben Court.

 

Simon Grainger, the agent, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.

 

The principal issues raised by Simon Grainger were:-

·         The finishes and quality would be high throughout the development.

·         The service charge for the private sale area could not be matched by affordable housing providers so it was necessary to separate the areas.

·         There would thus be a separate entrance for the affordable housing section and this had been discussed with an officer at the Greater London Authority.

·         The play space was calculated in the same way for both the private and affordable housing.

 

In response to Member questions Mr Grainger confirmed it would not be viable to create an underground car park on this development as the affordable housing proportion would need to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.

75.

UNIT 12 SANDIFORD ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. A2015/72203/FUL pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Use of premises and site as a waste transfer and recycling station and provision of a 7metre high screen fence at rear (facing Minden Road).

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The Committee considered a report on the above application for the use of premises and site as a waste transfer and recycling station and provision of a 7metre high screen fence at rear (facing Minden Road).

 

Laurie Evans, an objector, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and Ian Oliver, the applicant, replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Laurie Evans were:-

·         They occupy the unit to the right of the site and have a party wall with the unit.

·         They experienced severe vibrations from the site which had caused considerable distress to staff.

·         Vibrations were not due to construction of the unit.

·         Retrospective application for waste transfer.

·         Compromise or solution would be welcome if it were possible.

·         Have tried to discuss issues with the applicant but had not received any replies.

 

Planning Officer confirmed that they had visited the site unannounced earlier in the day and did not see any evidence of usage. Environmental Health had been consulted regarding the vibrations and they suggest the vibrations were due to construction. The Head of Planning stated that the site was in an industrial location and that noise would be expected and it would be difficult to control noise levels on the site. The Committee were informed that the seven metre fence would be used to shield the skips from view and to block dust and debris from leaving the site.

 

In response to Member questions Mr Evans confirmed that there was a party wall agreement between the two units.

 

The principal issues raised by Ian Oliver were:-

·         Intend to have a waste transfer unit.

·         Seven metre fence to keep dust movement to surrounding area to a minimum.

·         Vibrations are due to pile holes being made into the concrete floor to investigate whether the ground is contaminated.

·         Vibrations would cease once the floor was complete which would take two to three months.

 

In response to Member questions Mr Oliver confirmed he would likely use a conveyer belt to sort waste which would not cause a noise disturbance to neighbouring businesses. Mr Oliver stated that he was unaware that the neighbouring premises had attempted to contact him as he was not working from the site at present.

 

Members queried whether a one year license could be granted so the vibrations being created could be monitored. The Head of Planning stated it would likely be considered unreasonable to grant a temporary license only and that it was felt by officers that sufficient conditions had been placed on the application.

 

The Chair requested that Councillor Adrian Davey, ward councillor, facilitate discussions between the applicant and objectors along with the local business community.

 

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 Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Abstained (2)    Councillors Patrick McManus and Tony Shields

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.

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JOHN FISHER ROMAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, PEAKS HILL, PURLEY - APPLICATION NO. D2015/72166/FUL pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Removal of temporary classroom and erection of a detached two storey building to provide additional education facilities to existing school, and alterations of land bank to provide enlarged play space.

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The Committee considered a report on the above application for the removal of temporary classroom and erection of a detached two storey building to provide additional education facilities to existing school and alterations of land bank to provide enlarged play space.

 

In response to Member questions the officers confirmed that the proposed development was of similar height and materials as the other school buildings on the site. Furthermore, the Council did consult the London Borough of Croydon due to the proximity of the borough boundary and had received no objections.

 

Kieran Holliday, Jim Pierce, Simon Garner and Marie Curzon, the applicant, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.

 

The principal issues raised by Kieran Holliday were:-

·         4,000 primary school places had been commissioned and it was now necessary to commission secondary school places.

·         Located close to the borough boundary with the London Borough of Croydon, but that priority would be given to Sutton pupils.

 

The principal issues raised by Jim Pierce were:-

·         A feasibility study of the school site had been completed which looked at possible overlooking, amenity and tree removal.

·         The development had been moved approximately 6 metres to the south to avoid damage to a beech tree and to improve the outlook for neighbours.

·         Obscured glazing would be used on the first floor.

·         The trees that would be removed would be replaced and an arboreal consultant had been hired.

·         The development would act a noise buffer to surrounding neighbours.

 

The principal issues raised by Simon Garner were:-

·         A transport assessment had been carried out.

·         The school had a gold travel plan.

·         Parking survey had been completed at the end of the school day it had been found that there was capacity for over 700 cars in the surrounding roads.

·         Problems had been identified directly outside the school, however the school were deploying staff to monitor the school gates and advise parents.

 

In response to Member questions Mr Pierce stated that it should be possible to replace trees that were to be felled on a 2:1 basis. The committee were also informed that eight out of ten trees to be removed were less than three years old. Mr Pierce further informed the committee that the obscured glazing was being installed at the request of the neighbour, however it would be possible to discuss with the Tree Officer as to whether it was viable to plan a fast growing tree to obscure the windows also.

 

The Tree Officer confirmed that a survey of ash trees had been completed for the site and that ash dieback had been identified in a neighbouring borough.

 

The Head of Planning suggested that Condition 9 was amended so the landscaping scheme including replacement tree planting was to be submitted to the Council for approval.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76.

77.

57 MONTAGU GARDENS, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/72164/FUL pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Part increase, part lowering of ridge/eaves height and additional dormer extensions to east and west extensions, removal of chimneys, reposition and additional rooflights, alterations to elevations at ground and first floor incorporating increase in size, style and position of windows and doors and the formation of two front entrance porches.  Variation of condition 17 (Drawing Numbers) of previously approved App. No D2014/70119/FUL for the Conversion of premises into one 1 bedroom and twelve 2 bedroom self contained flats involving erection of two, two storey side extensions, two storey infill extension and formation of three dormer extensions at rear, six dormer extensions at front and one dormer extension on each side. Together with refuse and cycle stores, 13 car parking spaces, maintenance store, alterations of existing vehicle access onto Rectory Lane and a new access onto Montagu Gardens.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the part increase, part lowering of ridge/eaves height and additional dormer extensions to east and west extensions, removal of chimneys, reposition and additional rooflights, alterations to elevations at ground and first floor incorporating increase in size, style and position of windows and doors and the formation of two front entrance porches.  Variation of condition 17 (Drawing Numbers) of previously approved App. No D2014/70119/FUL for the Conversion of premises into one 1 bedroom and twelve 2 bedroom self contained flats involving erection of two, two storey side extensions, two storey infill extension and formation of three dormer extensions at rear, six dormer extensions at front and one dormer extension on each side. Together with refuse and cycle stores, 13 car parking spaces, maintenance store, alterations of existing vehicle access onto Rectory Lane and a new access onto Montagu Gardens.

 

To grant (9)        Councillors Samantha Bourne, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2015/72164/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

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HENDERSON HOSPITAL, 2 HOMELAND DRIVE, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72131/FUL pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Removal of condition 12 of planning approval 2014/70157/FUL (Code for sustainable homes).

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The Committee considered a report on the above application for the removal of condition 12 of planning approval 2014/70157/FUL (Code for sustainable homes).

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/72131/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

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UNIT 4, 131 BEDDINGTON LANE, BEDDINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/72172/FUL pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Use of premises for a mix of clinical waste and healthcare waste transfer station (Sui Generis) and as a storage facility (Class B8) together with ancillary office accommodation and retention of parking spaces.

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The Committee considered a report on the above application for the use of premises for a mix of clinical waste and healthcare waste transfer station (Sui Generis) and as a storage facility (Class B8) together with ancillary office accommodation and retention of parking spaces.

 

To grant (8)        Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, and Graham Whitham

 

To refuse (2)      Councillors Patrick McManus and Tony Shields

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2015/72172/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

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REAR GARDEN OF 37 MANOR ROAD, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. TPO 2015/02 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To confirm the provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2015/02.

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The Committee considered a report on the above application to confirm the provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2015/02.

 

The Tree Officer confirmed the trees which were under the TPO were lime trees, and that the TPO was being proposed due to the public benefit from the trees. An intent to fell the trees had been received and was investigated as they are within a conservation areas. One tree had been felled and was being investigated.

 

Mr Gary Hall and Mr Victor Stopp, objectors, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.

 

The principal issues raised by Mr Hall were:-

·         A document outlining objections had been submitted to committee members ahead of the meeting.

·         The trees will be preserved as the plans were modified after receiving a letter from the tree officer.

·         The area had been cleared of flytipping.

·         The building had been placed there to encourage more business to the area.

·         New fencing and gates had been put in position.

 

The principal issues raised by Mr Stopp were:-

·         A document outlining objections had been submitted to committee members ahead of the meeting.

·         Important to encourage business and employment.

 

In response to member questions Mr Hall confirmed that the trees would be maintained and that he was no longer objecting to the Tree Preservation Order.

 

The Committee noted that Danbury Mews did require improvement, but that trees were important and should be preserved.

 

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

 

To grant (10)      Councillors Samantha Bourne, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2015/02 be confirmed.

 

 

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GARDEN LAND AT REAR OF 17 to 25 AULTONE WAY, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72286

This application has been deferred.

Minutes:

This application was deferred before the meeting.

Informatives pdf icon PDF 248 KB