Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 13th January, 2016 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

133.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

An apology was received from Councillor Tony Shields.

134.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 2 December 2015 and 16 December 2015.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2015 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair, subject to the following amendments:

 

·         Minute 122 to remove the word “made” from the last sentence of Councillor Hamish Pollock’s declaration of interest for item 4, to read “He listened to what was said but expressed no views”.

·         Minute 125 paragraph to be amended after the bullet-pointed Member questions. The paragraph should read “Councillors Tony Shields and Graham Whitham raised concerns about the decision to build on MOL. Councillor Tony Shields raised concerns about the decision to build on MOL when, with foresight, the Council could have built on brownfield at the Felnex site. It would also mean the loss of MOL could not be replaced.”

·         Minute 131 the motion and resolution to be amended to read that the decision would be deferred to a future meeting, not the next meeting.

135.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

Agenda Item 6. APPLICATION NO. B2015/73059/HHA - 25 CAMDEN ROAD, SUTTON.

Councillor Samantha Bourne, Non Pecuniary, because she knew some of the neighbours of the property, but stated that she would approach the item with an open mind.

 

Agenda Item 7.  APPLICATION NO. A2015/73229 - 103 CHEAM ROAD, SUTTON SM1 2BE.

Councillor Kevin Burke, Pecuniary, because the application was for his own property.

 

136.

Order of Items

Minutes:

Members agreed to vote on agenda item 7 before the other items, so that Councillor Kevin Burke could leave the room and return for the rest of the meeting.

137.

APPLICATION NO. A2015/73229 - 103 CHEAM ROAD, SUTTON SM1 2BE pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Replacement of single glazed windows at rear of first floor with double glazed uPVC windows.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the replacement of single glazed windows at rear of first floor with double glazed uPVC windows.

 

The application had been brought to committee as the applicant was Councillor Kevin Burke, who left the meeting room for this item.

 

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, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds and Graham Whitham

 

RESOLVED: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2015/73229, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

138.

APPLICATION NO. D2015/72902/FUL - BEDDINGTON WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY, BEDDINGTON LANE, BEDDINGTON, CR0 4TH pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Use of existing composting and waste product storage buildings and hardstandings for the receipt, bulking and transfer of residual waste, street sweepings, green waste, mixed re-cyclates and food waste for temporary period until 31 December 2022. 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the use of existing composting and waste product storage buildings and hardstandings for the receipt, bulking and transfer of residual waste, street sweepings, green waste, mixed re-cyclates and food waste for a temporary period until 31 December 2022.

 

Planning Officers made an amendment to the Addendum Report, that condition 11 should read:

 

“(11) Total waste inputs into the uses permitted under this permission and the Waste Transfer Facility detailed on drawing 1023187-BD-031 Revision B dated May 2012 permitted under permission D2012/66220/FUL shall not exceed a combined total of 11000 tonnes per annum until the energy recovery facility permitted under permission D2012/66220/FUL becomes fully operational, when the combined total shall not exceed 83500 per annum.

 

Reason: To avoid unacceptable impacts on the amenities currently enjoyed by the occupants of nearby premises, local amenity and the highway network.”

 

Councillor Richard Clifton asked why planning permission was needed for buildings within the site, and Officers informed him that each of the buildings had their own planning conditions.

 

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, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds and Graham Whitham

 

RESOLVED: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2015/72902/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

139.

APPLICATION NO. C2015/72953/FUL - 16 MILL LANE, CARSHALTON pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Use of land for the sale, storage and distribution of used motor vehicles involving demolition of existing workshop, erection of a single storey building for office use, W.C block and a freestanding canopy together with side fencing, hardstanding for car parking and sliding gate, wall and pillars up to 2.4 metres in height at front.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application to allow the land to be used for the sale, storage and distribution of used motor vehicles involving demolition of existing workshop, erection of a single storey building for office use, W.C block and a freestanding canopy together with side fencing, hardstanding for car parking and sliding gate, wall and pillars up to 2.4 metres in height at front.

  

Clare Nunns, an objector, and Councillor Alan Salter, a ward Councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the agent, Roberto Rodriguez, replied.

 

Councillors and Officers established that previous planning permission was for light industrial work, but the history of use is unclear dating back to 1970.

 

The principal issues raised by Clare Nunns were:-

 

·         A business involving vehicles is likely to bring in more traffic to the area. There are cul-de-sacs that only open onto Mill Lane, and Mill Lane is a narrow road that already experiences congestion.

·         There is limited parking in the area, and this business would generate more parking problems.

·         She was not convinced that staff and customers would be parking on-site.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Salter were:-

·         There were 55 objections, when the threshold to go to committee is 10. 43 objections were from residents of Mill Lane, and 12 from the adjoining cul-de-sacs.

·         He felt that paragraph 2.4 in the report was misleading as although the immediate neighbouring property was commercial, a lot of Mill Lane had been converted into residential properties.

·         The previous planning permission was granted a long time ago and a lot has changed since, vehicle usage has increased and the area is no longer industrial.

·         Virtually none of the site had pavement, which would cause difficulties for pedestrians.

 

The principal issues raised by Roberto Rodriguez were:-

·         He clarified that the parking bays on the front of the premises would be for staff and pre-booked appointment holders only.

·         This model was successful at another site in Chessington where there were approximately up to 4 viewings and 1 or 2 cars sold per week.

·         There would be no passing trade.

·         Maintenance and repairs would be carried out at a service garage in Clapham.

·         That there would only be staff on the site for appointments so there would be no passing trade.

 

Members considered that if the land was theoretically used for another purpose, such as housing or light industrial use, it would be likely to generate more traffic than the application at hand. Councillor Graham Whitham noted that although there had been a lot of objections, it is the content of the objections that are significant.

 

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, Jason Reynolds and Graham Whitham

 

Against (2)     Councillors Patrick McManus and Hamish Pollock

 

 

RESOLVED: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/72953/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons  ...  view the full minutes text for item 139.

140.

APPLICATION NO. B2015/73059/HHA - 25 CAMDEN ROAD, SUTTON pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Erection of a part one part two storey side extension, a single storey rear extension; and alterations to roof line and provision of extended dormer extension at rear and side. 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a part one part two storey side extension, a single storey rear extension; and alterations to roof line and provision of extended dormer extension at rear and side.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Simon Wales.

 

Gavin Hyde-Blake, an objector, and Councillor Simon Wales, a ward Councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Gavin Hyde-Blake were:-

·         The back extension would block natural light from his neighbouring property.

·         To build the back extension, they would need to dig over the boundary in order to dig a trench for the foundations.

·         He also confirmed that he had been discussing his issues with the applicant and that the applicant had indicated that certain adaptations would be made to the application.

 

The principal issues raised by Ali Liaquat, the applicant, and Paul Lewis, the agent were:-

·         Although the back extension is a permitted development, the applicant had offered to change the roof to an apex to reduce the obstruction to natural light for his neighbour.

·         He had also offered to move the boundary wall further into his own property to prevent the need to dig on his neighbour’s land and maintain a good neighbourly relationship.

 

Officers and Councillors noted that the back extension does not require planning permission because it is a permitted development at its current measurements, and therefore a decision to refuse this application would not affect the applicant’s right to build the back extension.

 

Officers and Councillors also noted that the concerns raised about digging for the foundations is not a planning matter, as boundaries are a civil matter and concerns about digging foundations would be the responsibility of Building Control.

 

The committee noted that the applicant had offered to have further discussions with the objector about the design, and expressed the hope that these would be fruitful.

 

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, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Patrick McManus, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds and Graham Whitham

 

Abstained (1) Councillor Vincent Galligan

RESOLVED: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2015/73059/HHA, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

141.

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 brought forward.

142.

Appendix to minutes pdf icon PDF 126 KB