Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Fiona Bywaters, Committee Services Team Leader  Tel: 020 8770 5122 | Email:  fiona.bywaters@sutton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

8.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Kevin Burke and Councillor Tony Shields (for whom Councillor Tim Crowley attended as substitute).

 

9.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2016.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2016 and 08 June 2016 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair, subject to the following amendments:

 

Amendments to Minutes of 18 May 2016:

 

Application no. A2015/73137 – 700 London Road, North Cheam

·         Declarations of Interest (Minute 201): to read “new office of the Sutton and Cheam Liberal Democrats.”

Application no. D2016/73711 – Marston Court

·         Under the last paragraph marked ‘Resolved’ (Minute 210), to read “the decision for application No. D2016/73711 be deferred to a later meeting of the Committee.”

 

10.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

Members declared interests regarding the following agenda items:

 

4. APPLICATION NO. D2016/74127 - Beddington Park and the Grange Wallington.

Councillor Hamish Pollock, Non Pecuniary, was involved in meetings of the Friends of Beddington Park some years ago.

 

7. APPLICATION NO. A2016/74349 & A2016/74348 - Whitehall, 1 Malden Road, Cheam, SM3 8QD.

Councillor Graham Whitham, Non Pecuniary, Member of the Friends of Whitehall.

 

9. APPLICATION NO. C2016/74298 - The Old Rectory, Festival Walk, Carshalton, SM5 3NY.

Councillor Hamish Pollock, Non Pecuniary, knew people involved in an application to bid for the use of The Old Rectory.

 

Councillor Tim Crowley, Non Pecuniary, had sat on Local Committees where the use of The Old Rectory was discussed.

 

11.

ORDER OF ITEMS

Minutes:

Members agreed to rearrange the order of the agenda so that the planning applications without objections could be discussed first. Items 7, 8, 9 and 10 were brought forward to this effect.

 

12.

APPLICATION NO. A2016/74349 & A2016/74348 - Whitehall, 1 Malden Road, Cheam, SM3 8QD pdf icon PDF 229 KB

A2016/74349: Demolition of cellar access enclosure and side addition known as 'Roy Smiths Gallery' and erection of a two storey side/rear extension to provide staircase and lift enclosure, re-building side gallery at an increased height and change of use of wardens flat (Class C3) into additional floor space for museum use (Class D1) together with access ramps to side and rear and associated hard and soft landscaping (amendments to previously approved application A2015/71490/3FR).

 

A2016/74348 - Listed building application involving demolition of cellar access enclosure and side addition known as 'Roy Smiths Gallery' and erection of a two storey side/rear extension to provide staircase and lift enclosure, re-building side gallery at an increased height and internal alterations associated with conversion of flat into museum use; Modifications to main building to include widening/removal/re-instatement of internal/external doors, removal/installation of internal access ramps and steps, remedial works, raising floor levels (where necessary), removal of beam to lower kitchen (ground floor), removal of screen glazing and new balustrade (first floor), extension of viewing platform with new guarding (second floor), remedial works to roof timbers and secondary glazing to windows together with external access ramps and associated works (amendments to previously approved application A2015/71491/LBC).

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above applications for:

 

A2016/74349: Demolition of cellar access enclosure and side addition known as 'Roy Smiths Gallery' and erection of a two storey side/rear extension to provide staircase and lift enclosure, re-building side gallery at an increased height and change of use of wardens flat (Class C3) into additional floor space for museum use (Class D1) together with access ramps to side and rear and associated hard and soft landscaping (amendments to previously approved application A2015/71490/3FR).

 

A2016/74348 - Listed building application involving demolition of cellar access enclosure and side addition known as 'Roy Smiths Gallery' and erection of a two storey side/rear extension to provide staircase and lift enclosure, re-building side gallery at an increased height and internal alterations associated with conversion of flat into museum use; Modifications to main building to include widening/removal/re-instatement of internal/external doors, removal/installation of internal access ramps and steps, remedial works, raising floor levels (where necessary), removal of beam to lower kitchen (ground floor), removal of screen glazing and new balustrade (first floor), extension of viewing platform with new guarding (second floor), remedial works to roof timbers and secondary glazing to windows together with external access ramps and associated works (amendments to previously approved application A2015/71491/LBC).

 

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

 

A2016/74349:

 

To grant (9)               Councillors Samantha Bourne, Muhammad Sadiq, Jason Reynolds, Hamish Pollock, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Tim Crowley and Graham Whitham.

 

A2016/74348:

 

To grant (9)               Councillors Samantha Bourne, Muhammad Sadiq, Jason Reynolds, Hamish Pollock, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Tim Crowley and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for applications No. A2016/74349 & A2016/74348, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

13.

APPLICATION NO. B2016/74150 - 7 Crownbourne Court, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1JE pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Installation of external access ramp and new door to the rear of ground floor flat within sheltered accommodation block.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for installation of external access ramp and new door to the rear of ground floor flat within sheltered accommodation block.

  

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, Muhammad Sadiq, Jason Reynolds, Hamish Pollock, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Tim Crowley and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2016/74150 subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

14.

APPLICATION NO. C2016/74298 - The Old Rectory, Festival Walk, Carshalton, SM5 3NY pdf icon PDF 153 KB

A retrospective application for Listed building consent to repair all external wall fractures with helical bars to ‘Helifix’ specifications, to tie in the Southern flank wall to the floors and roof and to reinforce, repair and repoint eroded brickwork and mortar, repair fractured steps to external staircase, repairs to replace and refix floor boards and window casements, repairs of the upper timber floor in accordance with the original NPS specification and details, repairs to damp wall finishes, repairs to deteriorating and water stained timber beams and repairs to crack wall finishes and redecorate.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for a retrospective application for Listed building consent to repair all external wall fractures with helical bars to ‘Helifix’ specifications, to tie in the Southern flank wall to the floors and roof and to reinforce, repair and repoint eroded brickwork and mortar, repair fractured steps to external staircase, repairs to replace and refix floor boards and window casements, repairs of the upper timber floor in accordance with the original NPS specification and details, repairs to damp wall finishes, repairs to deteriorating and water stained timber beams and repairs to crack wall finishes and redecorate.

 

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, Muhammad Sadiq, Jason Reynolds, Hamish Pollock, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Tim Crowley and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2016/74298 subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

15.

APPLICATION NO. B2016/74337 - Westbourne Primary School, Anton Crescent, Sutton, SM1 2NT pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Erection of a two storey modular building with W.C facilities to provide additional classrooms.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for erection of a two storey modular building with W.C facilities to provide additional classrooms.

 

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, Muhammad Sadiq, Jason Reynolds, Hamish Pollock, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Tim Crowley and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2016/74337, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

16.

ORDER OF ITEMS

Minutes:

As Councillor Richard Broadbent wished to speak on Application A2016/73996 in his capacity as Ward Councillor and needed to attend another local meeting that evening, the Chair reordered the items so that Item 5 could be considered next.

 

17.

APPLICATION NO. A2016/73996 - 239-241 Cheam Common Road and Land to the rear of 225, 227 and 229 Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8ST pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Redevelopment of the existing commercial and residential garden site to provide a mixed retail and residential development comprising a terrace of eight 3-bedroomed three storey houses. Erection a two storey extension to the existing Class B8 ancillary retail / office building to create a ground floor shop unit and conversion of the extended space above to create a 2-bedroomed self contained flat. Provision of cycle and refuse storage and 12 car parking spaces.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for redevelopment of the existing commercial and residential garden site to provide a mixed retail and residential development comprising a terrace of eight 3-bedroomed three storey houses. Erection a two storey extension to the existing Class B8 ancillary retail / office building to create a ground floor shop unit and conversion of the extended space above to create a 2-bedroomed self-contained flat. Provision of cycle and refuse storage and 12 car parking spaces.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Richard Broadbent.

 

Following an Officer presentation, Members asked for clarification on:

 

·         The obscured glaze requirements.

·         The boundary line.

·         Natural drainage in the area.

·         Length of gardens concerned.

·         Distance to neighbouring property.

 

Kenneth Harverson, an objector, and Councillor Richard Broadbent, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant Jo Tasker replied.

 

The principal issues raised by the objector were:-

 

·         Visual impact.

·         Noise disturbance.

·         Loss of view and natural light to 223 Cheam Common Road.

·         Character and style of the development.

·         Traffic and access to the main road.

·         The provision of only 12 parking spaces and a lack of parking in the surrounding local area.

·         Flood risk.

 

Members asked the objector for clarification on the loss of light and whether the objection was raised due to the increase in five to eight units.

 

The principal issues raised by Ward Councillor Richard Broadbent were:-

 

·         The increase in five to eight units and loss of garden space, as per Paragraphs 1.8 and 5.12 of the report.

·         Commenting only with regards to the timber yard and not highlighting the loss of garden space when describing the impact of the development, as per Paragraphs 5.5 to 5.7 and 5.18 of the report.

·         The contradiction of Paragraphs 5.13 and 5.10 regarding the character and appearance of the surrounding area under Policy DM30.

·         Whether the development could be considered a visual improvement as mentioned under Paragraphs 5.16, 5.17 and 5.21 in relation to the gardens.

·         Significant extra movement of vehicles compared to the previously agreed scheme.

·         Road traffic concerns and lack of evidence with regards to Paragraphs 5.27 and 5.38 and a failed request to see the consultation response of Highways.

·         Impact on biodiversity.

·         Overlooking concerns with regards to 223 Cheam Common Road.

 

Members posed questions to Councillor Broadbent as to:

 

·         When Councillor Broadbent had requested the highways evidence, to which it was responded that it is not available on the online Planning Portal and had been asked for two days previously. The Principal Engineer Highways and Transport present stated that no information was restricted and that Highways had responded as a statutory consultee and this was sent to the Planning Officer.

·         Whether Councillor Broadbent was seeking refusal, which was confirmed, on the grounds of the contradiction under Policy DM30 and the character of the development as well as concerns in relation to overlooking and traffic. The Planning Officer responded that DM30 did not constitute a blanket ban on garden development but rather  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

APPLICATION NO. D2016/74127 - Beddington Park and the Grange Wallington pdf icon PDF 307 KB

Various works and alterations throughout the park including new signage at entrances and key locations, creation of new gravel footpaths, creation of new entrance within churchyard, de-silting of lake and construction of retaining structure to separate lake and River Wandle, replacement of chainlink fence at London Road entrance and various treework and landscape improvement.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for various works and alterations throughout the park including new signage at entrances and key locations, creation of new gravel footpaths, creation of new entrance within churchyard, de-silting of lake and construction of retaining structure to separate lake and River Wandle, replacement of chainlink fence at London Road entrance and various treework and landscape improvement.

 

Following the Officer presentation, the Chair stated that the de-delegation mentioned in the report was incorrect and that the one objection received was rather a clarification.

 

Members asked in debate, questions on the subject of the trees: how established they are and whether there will be tree loss. The Strategic Development Management Advisor answered that some of the trees concerned are situated along the northern boundary but the overall aim is to maintain a fit and healthy park and any tree removal would be for reasons of arboriculture.

 

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, Muhammad Sadiq, Jason Reynolds, Hamish Pollock, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus, Tim Crowley and Graham Whitham.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2016/74127, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

19.

APPLICATION NO. B2016/74268 - Royal Marsden Hospital and 17 Cotswold Road, Sutton, SM2 5NG pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Relocation of vehicular access onto Cotswold Road and reinstatement of full height kerb and footway over existing access junction, following demolition of 17 Cotswold Road.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for relocation of vehicular access onto Cotswold Road and reinstatement of full height kerb and footway over existing access junction, following demolition of 17 Cotswold Road following a de-delegation of the application by Councillor David Hicks.

 

Following the Officer presentation, Members raised questions with regards to:

 

·         Whether signalling at the junction would be part or full time. The Principal Engineer presented responded that full time signalling was currently proposed but this could be adjusted were the Committee so minded.

·         Whether residents of Pelton Avenue had been consulted, to which the Planning Officer responded that 70 properties were consulted but could not identify which ones specifically to the Committee.

 

Sharon Thomson, an objector, and Ward Councillor David Hicks addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicants Steve Giles and Stuart Keen replied.

 

The principal issues raised by the objector were:-

 

·         The loss of privacy and outlook as well as increased noise, disturbance and pollution caused by standing traffic.

·         The short distance of 9.5 feet from front windows of houses to the street.

·         The location of the new entrance as too close to the junction.

·         The loss of parking spaces.

·         Previous parking problems related to the Royal Marsden Hospital.

·         Likelihood of decreased value of properties near to the traffic lights.

·         That the route could be redirected internally.

 

Members asked the objector whether consideration of a part time signal would be welcomed but the objector could not see any change to the signalling countering the points raised despite assurances from the Principal Engineer. Another question was raised in relation to air pollution concerns and the objector underlined her concerns of slow-moving and stationary traffic.

 

The principal issues raised by Ward Councillor David Hicks were:-

 

·         Whether express notification of the planning application coming to Committee should have been received following the act of de-delegation.

·         Lack of consultation of residents in Pelton Avenue.

·         The calculation of no net loss to parking.

·         Pollution caused by stationary and slow-moving traffic.

·         The contradiction of part-time signalling proposal to road safety concerns.

·         Piecemeal development in contradiction to the Cancer Hub Masterplan.

·         Lack of proven benefit to the Royal Marsden or residents.

 

The principal issues raised by the applicants were:-

 

·         The revision of the application following consultation with Planning and Highways Officers.

·         Site visits by a Ward Councillor and Community Representative.

·         Improvements to highway safety.

·         The continued development of world class medical facilities.

·         Overcoming limitations of the existing access road.

 

Members questioned the applicants as to:

 

·         The problem of the existing entrance, to which it was answered that the alignment and width of the internal road made passing for large vehicles difficult, that there was a problematic corner bend and the changes would reduce the risk of back-up into Cotswold Road.

·         The health implications for local residents caused by stationary traffic, to which it was answered that the effect is not as feared and analysis and discussions had been carried out in association with Highways Officers.

·         The aim to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS,

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

 

 

 

Minutes:

No urgent business was brought before the Committee.

 

Appendix to the Minutes pdf icon PDF 179 KB