Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 3rd February, 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

143.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

An apology was received from Councillor Tony Shields. Although he was in attendance to speak at ward councillor for item 6 on the agenda he did not take part in the rest of the meeting.

 

144.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2016.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2016 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

 

145.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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5. APPLICATION NO. D2015/71537/HHA - 5 St Mary Avenue, Wallington.

Councillor Hamish Pollock, Non Pecuniary, as he knew the applicant who had also been a previous election opponent..

 

6. APPLICATION NO. B2015/73174 - 83 Langley Park Road Sutton SM2 5HF.

Councillor Richard Clifton, Prejudicial, as ward councillor he had dealt very closely with residents on earlier applications and his views were well known and with that in mind could not consider this application with an open mind.  He withdrew from the meeting when this item was discussed..

 

7. APPLICATION NO. C2015/73194 - Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Carshalton SM5 3DH.

Councillor Hamish Pollock, Non Pecuniary, as ward councillor he had met with the applicant but had made no public views and would consider this application with an open mind..

 

146.

APPLICATION NO. C2015/73183 - Corbet Close, Hackbridge pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Variation of conditions - application to alter the wording of conditions 3,12,17,21 & 23 of planning approval C2012/66014/3FR (to enable occupation of units as they are completed) for: Demolition of four existing blocks of flats and erection of a mix of two storey houses and two storey houses with roof accommodation comprising ten 2-bedroomed, twenty nine 3-bedroomed and fifteen 4-bedroomed terraced houses.  Provision of cycle and refuse storage, 55 car parking spaces, new vehicular and pedestrian accesses, play facilities and associated landscaping.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the variation of conditions application to alter the wording of conditions 3,12,17,21 & 23 of planning approval C2012/66014/3FR (to enable occupation of units as they are completed) for: Demolition of four existing blocks of flats and erection of a mix of two storey houses and two storey houses with roof accommodation comprising ten 2-bedroomed, twenty nine 3-bedroomed and fifteen 4-bedroomed terraced houses.  Provision of cycle and refuse storage, 55 car parking spaces, new vehicular and pedestrian accesses, play facilities and associated 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 (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. C2015/73183, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

147.

APPLICATION NO. D2015/71537/HHA - 5 St Mary Avenue, Wallington pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Erection of a single storey rear extension and formation of a front entrance porch.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the retention of a single storey rear extension and formation of a front entrance porch.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Joyce Melican.

 

Members noted that the height of the rear extension had been lowered and sought clarification regarding any rules on the use of lighting in the porch.  The Planning Manager advised that the applicant could install lighting and that there were no known rules regarding lighting and if the lighting upset residents it would be a public nuisance issue.

 

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. D2015/71537/HHA, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

148.

APPLICATION NO. B2015/73174 - 83 Langley Park Road Sutton SM2 5HF pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Erection of a two storey rear extension and a part one, part two-storey side/rear extension and conversion to create four 1-bedroom and two 2-bedroom self-contained flats, provision of cycle and refuse storage, six car parking spaces, and alterations to existing vehicular access.

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Minutes:

Councillor Samantha Bourne, Vice Chair, was in the Chair for this item.

 

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a two storey rear extension and a part one, part two-storey side/rear extension and conversion to create four 1-bedroom and two 2-bedroom self-contained flats, provision of cycle and refuse storage, six car parking spaces, and alterations to existing vehicular access.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Tony Shields.

 

In response to a Member question the Planning Officer confirmed that this application was an amalgamation of three separate previous applications that had been granted.

 

Dr Hill, an objector, and Councillor Tony Shields, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant’s agent replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Dr Hill were:-

·         She would suffer a loss of light.

·         The front garden being turned into a car park would spoil the street scene and character of that area.

·         She had not been consulted about the removal of her 4ft fence that was proposed to be replaced by a 6ft fence – her heating oil pipe was attached to that fence.  She owned and maintained the fence.

·         Suggested that numbers 81 and 83 be combined as one development.  There was an example of a flatted development in the road where car parking was at the rear.

 

In response to a Member question, Dr Hill explained that her kitchen/diner windows faced the site and this was where there would be loss of light.  She had had surveys undertaken that had shown this.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Shields were:-

·         The proposal to turn a family dwelling into six dwellings would have a significant impact.  This was over intensification and the building would dwarf neighbouring properties.

·         The street scene would be impacted by the loss of front garden which would be a hardstanding car park.

·         He recognised that there was no uniformity of design of buildings in this road but questioned the design of the application proposals.

·         If the Committee were minded to approve the application it was requested that restrictions be put on car ownership to ensure that residents could not get passes for the Controlled Parking Zone.  He also requested that the floor space be reduced.

 

The principal issues raised by Paul Smith, the Applicant’s agent were:

·         The applicant had responded to residents’ concerns over the years for example with the siting of the windows.

·         The side and rear extensions were exactly the same height and bulk as previously agreed by earlier planning applications.

·         Flats on this site was considered acceptable.

·         There would be no impact on light, trees and amenity value.

·         If refused the Applicant would appeal which would mean costs to the Council.

·         It was planned to erect the 6ft fence adjacent to the 4ft one and not to touch the 4ft fence.

·         There would be no guarantee that the Applicant could purchase number 81 so this was not a consideration.

·         Many properties in this road have hardstanding frontages with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 148.

149.

APPLICATION NO. C2015/73194 - Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Carshalton SM5 3DH pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Installation of four air conditioning units at side.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the installation of four air conditioning units to the side.

 

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, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Jason Reynolds and Graham Whitham.

 

Abstained (1) Councillor Hamish Pollock

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2015/73194, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

150.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS, BROUGHT FORWARD AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIR

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

 

Conditions and reasons pdf icon PDF 230 KB