Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 21st October, 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:  angela.guest@sutton.gov.uk

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82.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Jason Reynolds and Patrick McManus.  Councillors Amy Haldane and Tim Crowley attended as substitutes.

 

83.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2015.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2015 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

 

84.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

4. OLD STABLES CHEAM PARK, TUDOR CLOSE, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2015/71612/FUL.

Councillor Vincent Galligan, Non Pecuniary, as Mr Colin Shea was the agent for the application Councillor Vincent Galligan declared that he had dealt with him on other projects and that he has a friend who lives in Tudor Close. Councillor Vincent Galligan informed the meeting that he would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

4. OLD STABLES CHEAM PARK, TUDOR CLOSE, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2015/71612/FUL.

Councillor Samantha Bourne, Non Pecuniary, as her daughter attended a Treetops nursery in another part of the borough.  Councillor Samantha Bourne informed the meeting that she would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

4. OLD STABLES CHEAM PARK, TUDOR CLOSE, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2015/71612/FUL

Councillor Kevin Burke, Non Pecuniary, as he was related, by marriage, to a resident of Tudor Close. Councillor Kevin Burke informed the meeting that he would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

5. ST PHILOMENA’S SCHOOL, POUND STREET, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2015/71900/FUL.

Councillor Hamish Pollock, Non Pecuniary, as he had previously spoken against this application in a previous version. Councillor Hamish Pollock informed the meeting that he would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

8. 17-25 AULTONE WAY, SUTTON – APPLICATION NO. B2015/72286/FUL

Councillor Tony Shields, Non Pecuniary, as he had a property close to this site.  Councillor Tony Shields informed the meeting that he would approach the application with due objectivity.

 

85.

APPLICATION NO. A2015/71612/FUL - OLD STABLES CHEAM PARK, TUDOR CLOSE, CHEAM pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Application for the erection of single storey extensions, alteration and renovations together with replacement of two dormer windows and installation of rooflights all in connection with use of premises as a day nursery with enclosed children's play area.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of single storey extensions, alteration and renovations together with replacement of two dormer windows and installation of rooflights all in connection with use of premises as a day nursery with enclosed children's play area.

 

Members resolved to defer determination of the application at its meeting on 3 June 2015 to enable further details and evidence to be provided in relation to the traffic / highways impact of the proposed development.

 

It was brought to the Committee’s attention that a petition submitted was in two parts and only one part was within the remit of this Committee to consider.  It was understood by officers the other part regarding not selling this site was for the remit of Strategy and Resources Committee.  Officers confirmed that they would pass on the petition onto the relevant Assets department.

 

Mr Berry, an objector, Councillors Holly Ramsey (objector) and Mary Burstow, ward councillors, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and Mr Eggleton, the applicant and Mr Colin Shea, the agent replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Mr Berry were:-

·         This was a listed building and the application goes against the Local Plan,

·         There was no evidence of the need for a nursery and pointed out that there were 7 nurseries in a 1 mile radius of this site,

·         The glass and corrugated roofing materials were out of keeping,

·         Increased noise and disturbance to residents,

·         Over intensification of use,

·         Increased cars/traffic flows, difficult ingress/egress to site and only one car wide

·         Increased fear of crime – requested locking of the park,

·         Health and safety issues with merging the waste depot,

·         Against the designated use of open land.

 

Councillor Bourne stated that parking and traffic needed to be looked at anyway regardless of this application and should be taken forward by ward councillors.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Ramsey were:-

·         Supported the residents objections,

·         The site would not cope with the increase in traffic – there would be an additional 200 trips if this application were to be approved as there were 80 pupils and 20 staff,

·         Parking places currently available were for everyone using the park not just for this business,

·         Was not against of this site in itself,

·         Going against the amount of resident objection would constitute a lack of democracy.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Mary Burstow were:-

·         Increased housing meant an increased demand for school places.  All primary schools in the area had expanded and there was a need for nursery expansion,

·         She had requested the deferral in June because residents had not been consulted properly regarding traffic issues,

·         She was now happy that any traffic problems would be addressed and was not aware of people parking in the park that were going to the station,

·         A nursery would be a good use for this building.

 

The Committee considered the merits of the figures being used regarding additional car trips/parking requirements.  There was already concern about the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 85.

86.

APPLICATION NO: C2015/71900 ST PHILOMENA'S SCHOOL, POUND STREET, CARSHALTON pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Application for the erection of a two storey building to provide additional educational facilities to existing school and the installation of an external staircase to existing art building.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a two storey building to provide additional educational facilities to existing school and the installation of an external staircase to existing art building.

 

The decision on this application was deferred at the meeting on 2 September, to enable further details / evidence to be provided in relation to the traffic / highways impact of the proposed development, additional information relating to the Travel Plan, the trees to be felled and details of replacement tree planting.

 

Hannah Ganio, an objector, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and Kieran Holliday, Jim Pierce (Built Off Site), Simon Garner (Scott, White, Hookins), Mary Reynolds (Chair of Governors) replied on behalf of the applicant.

 

The principal issues raised by Hannah Ganio were:-

·         That local residents were opposed to this as the impact of parking and traffic generated would be unbearable.

·         Residents were unable to get out of their drives because of parents parking on a daily basis in Alma and Shorts Roads.

·         There should be a pick up/drop off area in the school grounds as it was large enough,

·         Staggered school times would not alleviate problems just extend them over a longer period

·         The parking issue must be addressed by the school.

·         Residents had to suffer abuse from parents when asked to move by residents.

 

In response to a Member question Hannah Ganio reported that she had not seen parking attendants or school staff monitoring the situation but also said that unless they had some visible identification she would not be able to identify school staff.

 

The principal issues raised by the applicants representatives were:-

·         The number of trees to be removed had been reduces to 12.  One of these was only a stump and a further eight were unstable so removal was necessary. 

·         Trees felled would be replaced two for one.

·         Good progress was being made on the school travel plan.

·         There were several reasons why the internal drop off was not feasible: the site was already congested and had parking problems, the geometry of the site did not lend itself well to the idea and could cause safety issues and there were good transport links.

 

In response to Members questions it was reported that:

·         Car sharing for sixth formers was down to parental approval as there may be insurance issues

·         That the Isle of Wight initiative was a voluntary exclusion area where parents could not park and was self enforcing.

·         There was £30k ring-fenced funding from the Capital budget to deal with traffic/parking in this area and a report would be taken to the Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee regarding its spend.  This was funding from the Government for school expansions and whilst it would normally be spent on buildings, where there were known issues, the funding could be used for traffic easement.

·         That ward councillors, as well as the Local Committee Chair would be consulted.

·         Whilst school staff were monitoring the situation of parking for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86.

87.

APPLICATION NO.D2015/72382FUL - LAND TO THE SIDE AND REAR OF HCL HOUSE, BEDDINGTON FARM ROAD, BEDDINGTON pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Application for the retention of use of the premises as a waste recycling facility (Use Class Sui Generis) for the acceptance and processing of water containing non-hazardous soils and stones to enable the recovery and re-use of those materials, together with the retention of associated infrastructure including fixed plant and underground storage tanks.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the retention of use of the premises as a waste recycling facility (Use Class Sui Generis) for the acceptance and processing of water containing non-hazardous soils and stones to enable the recovery and re-use of those materials, together with the retention of associated infrastructure including fixed plant and underground storage tanks.

 

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

 

To grant (7)                Councillors Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Hamish Pollock and Graham Whitham.

 

Against (2)                 Councillors Tim Crowley and Tony Shields

 

Abstained (1)            Councillors Amy Haldane,

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2015/72382FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

88.

APPLICATION NO.C2015/72477/3FR - FORMER 239-249 GREEN WRYTHE LANE AND 1-18 GREEN WRYTHE CRESCENT, CARSHALTON pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Application for minor amendments to road alignment, footways and parking, changes to house type 2 and turning head (variation of Condition 17 (drawings) of previously approved application C2012/66460/3FR)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for minor amendments to road alignment, footways and parking, changes to house type 2 and turning head (variation of Conditions 9 (road alignment), 10 (parking provision) and 17 (drawings) of previously approved application ref: C2012/66460/3FR for ‘Demolition of twenty four houses and erection of nine 2 - bedroomed , twenty seven 3 - bedroomed and three 4 - bedroomed detached, semi-detached and terraced affordable houses in a mix of single storey with roof accommodation, two storey and two storey with roof accommodation buildings together with provision of 46 car parking spaces, cycle, refuse and recycling facilities and vehicle accesses.’

 

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 Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Tim Crowley, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/72477/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

  

89.

APPLICATION NO.B2015/72286/FUL - 17-25 AULTONE WAY, SUTTON pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Application for the erection of two 3 - bedroomed and four 4 - bedroomed two storey houses each with a garden shed together with a mix of garages and surface car parking together with associated landscaping and vehicular access from Roseacre Close.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of two 3 - bedroomed and four 4 - bedroomed two storey houses each with a garden shed together with a mix of garages and surface car parking together with associated landscaping and vehicular access from Roseacre Close.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Ruth Dombey.

 

Members were informed that ownership of the access was a civil matter and therefore not a material consideration.

 

Mrs Blaney, an objector, and Councillor Marlene Heron, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.

 

The principal issues raised by Mrs Blaney were:-

·         Access off the roundabout to Roseacre was very narrow and only one vehicle could get through at once.  Dustcusts had to reverse in.  Therefore, residents were concerned about builders gaining access without damaging parked cars.

·         Health and safety of children playing outside was an issue.

·         Residents pay a monthly sum for the upkeep of the area and have to pay public liability insurance.  Who would be responsible if this building goes ahead was what resident wanted to know.

 

In response to Members questions Mrs Blaney stated that Crest Nicholson owned the road but residents paid for its upkeep and that there were 13 properties in total at Roseacre.  The Planning Manager also responded that whilst it was unusual to put in a clause, regarding the considerate constructors scheme, on a scheme of this size, it could be done if necessary and with agreement of the applicant.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Marlene Heron were:-

·         Loss of privacy and protected trees,

·         That the planning inspector had disregarded local plans on back garden development and flooding in the area.  Special pumps had to be used in Roseacre to remove surface water – it was on a flood plain.

·         Traffic would double in this small cul de sac,

·         If granted would want a method of construction statement to minimise the disruption.

 

Officers reported that condition 9 secured the method of construction statement and conditions 12 and 13 related to SUDS/flooding works.  Members were minded that constructors should be responsible for any repairs necessary as a result of construction and any SUDS works and therefore agreed for an additional condition for the developers to make good the road following any works.

 

A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation, with the additional condition to make the road good following any works, to grant permission was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4, when there voted:

 

To grant (8)                Councillors Hamish Pollock, Kevin Burke, Samantha Bourne, Tim Crowley, Tony Shields, Graham Whitham, Margaret Court and Richard Clifton

 

Abstained (2)            Councillors Vincent Galligan and Amy Haldane

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/72286/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

90.

APPLICATION NO.D2015/71974/3FR - 30 HEATHDENE ROAD, WALLINGTON pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Application for the continued use of premises as a hostel with a mobile concierge service for residents (removal of Condition 8 of application No.S94/39137 which states: one of the residents shall be a Warden/Carer occupying the premises as their main place of residence).

 

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Minutes:

This report was deferred to the next meeting.

 

91.

APPLICATION NO.D2015/72415/FUL - WALLINGTON COUNTY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CROYDON ROAD, WALLINGTON pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Demolition of existing Design Technology and Music building and erection of a two storey building linking to existing canteen at ground and first floor levels to provide new Design Technology and Music facilities with ancillary accommodation and enlargement of existing canteen.

 

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Minutes:

This report was deferred to the next meeting.

 

92.

APPLICATION NO.C2015/72262/HHA - 109 WEST STREET, CARSHALTON pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Application for the erection of a part one, part two storey rear extension.

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Minutes:

This report was deferred to the next meeting. 

 

93.

APPLICATION NO.C2015/72515/3FR - CARSHALTON BOYS SPORTS COLLEGE, WINCHCOMBE ROAD, CARSHALTON pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Application for the erection of a detached single storey building for use as an additional changing room for sport activities together with steps, ramp, hard and soft landscaping.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a detached single storey building for use as an additional changing room for sport activities together with steps, ramp, hard and soft landscaping.

 

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 Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Tim Crowley, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/72515/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

94.

APPLICATION NO.B2015/72485/FUL - ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL, ALL SAINTS ROAD, SUTTON pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Application for the replacement of single glazed windows and doors with green Polyester Powder Coated Aluminium double glazed together with the replacement of external cladding.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the replacement of single glazed windows and doors with green Polyester Powder Coated Aluminium double glazed together with the replacement of external cladding.

 

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 Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Tim Crowley, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/72485/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

95.

APPLICATION NO.C2015/72385/LBC - THE OLD RECTORY, FESTIVAL WALK, CARSHALTON pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Listed building consent application for internal structural repairs to tie in Southern Flank wall to the floors and roof and repairs to external wall fractures.

 

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Minutes:

This report was withdrawn from the agenda prior to the meeting.

 

96.

C2015/72276/3FR AND C2015/72287/3FR REPLACEMENT WINDOW APPLICATIONS FOR 40-54 NEWSTEAD WALK, CARSHALTON AND 53 AND 53A WENDLING ROAD, SUTTON pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Application for replacement of all existing uPVC single glazed windows and doors with uPVC double glazed windows and doors.

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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 Richard Clifton, Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Tim Crowley, Vincent Galligan, Amy Haldane, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/72276/3FR and C2015/72287/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

Reasons and Informatives pdf icon PDF 318 KB