Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Amy Dumitrescu, Senior Business Support Officer (Democratic Services)  Tel: 020 8770 5833 | Email:  amy.dumitrescu@sutton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

32.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Patrick McManus. Councillor Tim Crowley attended as his substitute.

33.

MINUTES

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 June 2016 and 20 July 2016.

 

To Follow

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous meetings were to follow for approval at the next meeting of Planning Committee on 7 September 2016.

 

34.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

Councillor Tony Shields was absent from the meeting for the first part of the meeting, as he was the applicant for Item 9 – 7 Cornwall Road.

35.

APPLICATION NO.B2016/74546 - Sutton Palace Superbowl, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1AT pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Demolition of existing building and erection of a part two, part six storey building comprising part restaurant, part hotel at ground floor and 140 hotel rooms on the upper floors.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for demolition of existing building and erection of a part two, part six storey building comprising part restaurant, part hotel at ground floor and 140 hotel rooms on the upper floors.

 

Following an officer presentation, members asked for clarification on the following issues:

 

·         The colour and quality of external materials to be used

·         The roof plant noise level

·         The number of hotel applications that had been submitted and approved, and any number that had not been implemented.

·         The increase in height from the previous application.

 

Officers responded that there was one application that had subsequently changed to residential use rather than a hotel, and re-iterated that there was demand for hotels in the area.

 

Mr Steven Brooker, the agent, addressed the Committee and explained the reasons for the change in the application. Mr Brooker explained that, should the application be approved, the work would begin in the new year in 2017 and was due for completion in February 2018.

 

Mr Brooker, following questions from members, discussed the visual look and external lighting for the application, and the planned car parking provisions.

 

The Highways Officer present informed the Committee that the parking provisions were acceptable.

 

 

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 Samantha Bourne, Muhammad Sadiq, Tony Shields, Tim Crowley, Hamish Pollock, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Jason Reynolds, Graham Whitham and Vincent Galligan.

 

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2016/74546, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

           

36.

APPLICATION NO. B2016/74661 - 324-340 High Street (former Burger King site), Sutton, SM1 1PR pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Variation of condition 2 (drawings) of previously approved application B2013/67198/FUL for minor amendment to the layout  of level 05 from the approved 3 x 2 bed units to 3 x 1 bed units and 1 x 2 bed units.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for variation of condition 2 (drawings) of previous approved application B2013/67198/FUL for minor amendment to the layout of level 05 from the approved 3x2 bed units to 3x1 units and 1x2 bed units.

 

Following a motion proposed by Councillor Hamish Pollock and seconded by Councillor Tony Shields to move to the vote to grant permission, 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, Tony Shields, Tim Crowley, Hamish Pollock, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Jason Reynolds and Vincent Galligan.

 

Councillor Graham Whitham was absent for the vote on this item, but declared later in the meeting that he wished to vote to grant the application.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2016/74661, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

 

37.

APPLICATION NO.C2016/74575/3FR - Children’s Centre Victor Seymour Infants School, Denmark Road, Carshalton pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Erection of a single storey front extension and removal of a Norway Maple.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for erection of a single storey front extension and removal of a Norway Maple.

 

Councillor Graham Whitham raised concern at the number of trees being removed as part of applications from education institutes.

 

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 Tony Shields, Tim Crowley, Hamish Pollock, Kevin Burke, Muhammad Sadiq, Margaret Court, Jason Reynolds and Vincent Galligan.

 

Against (1)                 Councillor Graham Whitham

 

Abstained (1)            Councillor Samantha Bourne

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2016/74575/3FR, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

38.

APPLICATION NO.D2016/74498/FUL - 4 Belmont Road pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Conversion of dwelling into a house of multiple occupation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for conversion of dwelling into a house of multiple occupation.

 

Following a presentation by officers, members discussed the number of HMOs currently present in the borough, and clarified the differences between flats and HMOs.

 

Members expressed concern over the number of residents sharing one kitchen, but stated that it was not clear from the drawings if this was actually the case. Councillor Tony Shields requested a number of clarification points to be provided from officers before a decision could be made.

 

Following these discussions, Councillor Hamish Pollock put forward a motion to defer the decision, and this was seconded by Councillor Tim Crowley, to defer the decision until more information could be provided, and the points raised could be clarified.

 

Members there voted:

 

To defer (7)               Councillors Jason Reynolds, Hamish Pollock, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Tony Shields, Tim Crowley and Graham Whitham.

Abstain (3)              Councillor Muhammad Sadiq, Samantha Bourne and Kevin Burke

 

Resolved: That a decision on whether to grant planning permission for application No. D2016/74498/FUL be deferred to a later meeting of the Committee.

 

 

 

39.

APPLICATION NO.D2016/74549 - Beddington Park pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Creation of a new entrance within the Grade II Listed boundary walls of the churchyard extension.  These works will form part of the wider enhancement of Beddington Park and the Grange as outlined in planning application D2016/74127

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for creation of a new entrance within the Grade II Listed boundary walls of the churchyard 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, Muhammad Sadiq, Tim Crowley, Hamish Pollock, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Jason Reynolds, Graham Whitham and Vincent Galligan.                                   

 

Councillor Tony Shields was absent for this item.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2016/74549, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

40.

APPLICATION NO.B2016/74878/HHA - 7 Cornwall Road pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Erection of a single storey rear extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for erection of a single 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, Muhammad Sadiq, Tim Crowley,   Hamish Pollock, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Jason Reynolds, Graham Whitham and Vincent Galligan.

 

Councillor Tony Shields was absent for this item as he was the applicant.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2016/74878/HHA, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

41.

APPLICATION NO.A2016/74607/FUL - Vernon Gernanium Nursery, Cuddington Way pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Installation of external cladding to existing toilet/office block. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for installation of external cladding to existing toilet/office 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, Tim Crowley, Hamish Pollock, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Jason Reynolds, Graham Whitham and Vincent Galligan.                                   

 

Councillor Tony Shields was absent for this item.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2016/74607/FUL subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

 

 

42.

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.

Appendix to the Minutes pdf icon PDF 267 KB