Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 11th November, 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

Items
No. Item

97.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

An apology was received from Councillor Richard Clifton.

 

Councillor Samantha Bourne was Vice Chair in the Chair.

 

Councillor Hamish Pollock was elected Vice Chair for this meeting.

 

98.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 October 2015.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 21 October 2015 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

99.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

100.

WANDLE VALLEY SCHOOL, WELBECK ROAD, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2015/72842/DEM pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Application for Prior Notification of proposed demolition of fire damaged school gym.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for Prior Notification of proposed demolition of fire damaged school gym.

 

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 Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/72842/DEM, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

101.

VERNON GERANIUM NURSERY, CUDDINGTON WAY, CHEAM - APPLICATION NO. A2015/72751/CPU pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Erection of a detached building comprising a bio-mass boiler with associated equipment together with drying bins and hardstanding for parking of three vehicles.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a detached building comprising a bio-mass boiler with associated equipment together with drying bins and hardstanding for parking of three vehicles.

 

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 Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2015/72751/CPU, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

102.

109 WEST STREET, CARSHALTON - APPLICATION NO. C2015/72262/HHA pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Erection of a part one, part two storey rear extension.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a part one, part two storey rear extension.

 

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 Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Tony Shields and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/72262/HHA, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

103.

30 HEATHDENE ROAD. WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/71974/3FR pdf icon PDF 261 KB

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:

The Committee considered a report on the above 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).

 

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 Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, and Graham Whitham.

 

Against (2)   Councillors Patrick McManus and Tony Shields

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2015/71974/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

104.

WALLINGTON COUNTY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CROYDON ROAD, WALLINGTON - APPLICATION NO. D2015/72415/FUL pdf icon PDF 224 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:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the 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.

 

Mr Hickin, an objector, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and Mr Wilden, the applicant replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Mr Hickin were:-

·         He had lived next to the school for 20 years and whilst had been affected by the working and growth of the school he had accepted it.

·         He was opposed to the two storey proposal as it would affect the amount of light and enjoyment of his garden which received sunlight from late afternoon through to the evenings in Summer and this development would mean he would have no sun.

·         The light survey undertaken on behalf of the applicant did not take account of late afternoon and early evenings light.

·         He also objected to an external stairwell proposed as this would affect his privacy.

·         He had met with the applicant and was upset that they did not attend his property to view the situation.

 

The principal issues raised by Mr Wilden were:-

·         To qualify for Education Funding Agency there had to be proven value for money and therefore to build two storeys would be more cost effective than one storey which would also mean a larger footprint.

·         Improved facilities were needed for the students and this application would move the music provision further away from residences.

·         The proposed external stairway was a fire exit and would only be used in emergencies.

·         He had met with Mr Hickin and was sorry that he was not able to take up the offer to visit his property.

·         The large tree on the edge of Mr Hickin’s property had been poorly pruned and he had agreed with Mr Hickin that this would be done properly and would therefore remove some of the overhanging branches which inhibited light into the garden.

 

Members discussed the loss of one tree proposed and the conflicting reports from the applicant’s and the Council’s arboricultural officer about whether the tree could be kept with pruning.  The tree was an established tree and rated a category C so was of little amenity value.  Members were advised that they needed to be minded of the Council’s expert advice in that the tree could not be kept by pruning and that there was also a safety issue.

 

Members also discussed the lighting issue for Mr Hickin and were advised that the survey had been undertaken using standard methodology and had found that there would be no harmful impact.  It was the responsibility of the objectors to have commissioned their own independent survey.  

 

 

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

 

To grant (6)    Councillors Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent  ...  view the full minutes text for item 104.

105.

SOUTH POINT, SUTTON COURT ROAD, SUTTON - APPLICATION NO. B2015/72126/FUL pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Mixed redevelopment of site involving the demolition of South Point to provide an eleven storey building, a twenty storey building and a twenty two storey building all to provide 332 residential units in a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed self contained flats (36 affordable units), commercial floor space for uses falling within Classes A1 (Shops), A2 (Financial and Professional Services), A3 (Restaurants and Cafes), A4 (Drinking Establishments), B1 (Offices) and D1 (Health and Fitness). A 80 bed hotel and 59 bed apart-hotel (Class C1) together with car parking at ground basement levels (including car club spaces), cycle, refuse and recycling facilities, service road, pedestrian routes, landscaping and new access onto Sutton Court Road. (Amendment to Condition 2 (Drawing Numbers) of previously approved application No. 13/67182/FUL which was to retain, convert and extend existing South Point Tower and retain amendments agreed as part of non-material amendment application No. 15/71271/NMA).

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the mixed redevelopment of site involving the demolition of South Point to provide an eleven storey building, a twenty storey building and a twenty two storey building all to provide 332 residential units in a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed self contained flats (36 affordable units), commercial floor space for uses falling within Classes A1 (Shops), A2 (Financial and Professional Services), A3 (Restaurants and Cafes), A4 (Drinking Establishments), B1 (Offices) and D1 (Health and Fitness); A 80 bed hotel and 59 bed apart-hotel (Class C1) together with car parking at ground basement levels (including car club spaces), cycle, refuse and recycling facilities, service road, pedestrian routes, landscaping and new access onto Sutton Court Road. (Amendment to Condition 2 (Drawing Numbers) of previously approved application No. 13/67182/FUL which was to retain, convert and extend existing South Point Tower and retain amendments agreed as part of non-material amendment application No. 15/71271/NMA).

 

In response to a Member question it was confirmed that there were no changes to the number of car parking spaces which had been approved with the previous application.

 

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

 

To grant (6)    Councillors Samantha Bourne, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, and Graham Whitham.

 

Abstained (2) Councillors Patrick McManus and Tony Shields

 

            Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/72126/FUL, subject to (a) completion of a deed of variation to the original s.106 legal agreement to be completed by 20 November 2015 or such longer period as may be agreed in writing by the Executive Head of Economic Development, Planning and Sustainability, after which time the resolution to grant will be rescinded; and (b) the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

106.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS,

brought forward at the direction of the Chair, who has approved the reason for the urgency.

 

 

 

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

Conditions and informatives pdf icon PDF 194 KB