Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Fiona Bywaters, Committee Services Team Leader  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

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98.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

99.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 208 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2016.

 

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2016 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

 

100.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

101.

Order of Items

Minutes:

The chair announced that Item 11 - APPLICATION NO. B2016/75583/ADV - 217a High Street, Sutton, SM1 1LB would be heard first.

 

102.

APPLICATION NO. B2016/75583/ADV - 217a High Street, Sutton, SM1 1LB pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Display of externally illuminated fascia sign and a non-illuminated projecting sign.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for display of externally illuminated fascia sign and a non-illuminated projecting sign.

 

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

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2016/75583/ADV, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

103.

APPLICATION NOS. 2016/75344/ FUL and APPLICATION NO. 2016/75333/FUL - Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton SM2 5PT pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Relocation of car parking and realignment of access road within site.

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The Committee considered a report on the above applications for the relocation of car parking and realignment of access road within site; and, Variation of Condition 26 (Parking) of previously approved application B2012/65960/FUL.

 

Following the Officer presentation, Members sought clarification on the number of parking spaces which were demonstrated on the site map.

 

Mr Peter Mattey, Chair of the Belmont and South Cheam Residents’ Association, an objector, and Councillor Jane Pascoe, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied. In addition, a written statement had been submitted by Councillor David Hicks who was unable to attend the meeting.

 

The principal issues raised by the objector and ward councillor were:-

·         Design of the new layout and impact upon staff parking on the site;

·         The relocated spaces already being fully used and insufficient in number, therefore resulting in a loss of spaces; and

·         Parking during the construction phase.

 

Conditions were requested by the objector in relation to the location of the spaces and heavy traffic entering and exiting the site. Members questioned whether these issues had been raised with the Royal Marsden prior to the meeting, which was confirmed in the positive.

 

The principal issues raised by the applicants, Les West and Stuart Keen, on behalf of the Royal Marsden, were:-

·         The retention of the existing site junction with Cotswold Road;

·         Improved site access;

·         Improved site distribution of vehicles;

·         The agreement of parking terms on an adjacent site for staff use;

·         The encouraged use of public transport and incentives for staff;

·         Ongoing review of the travel plan; and

·         The appointment of consultants to explore opportunities for further parking on the site.

 

Members queried when the current parking permit arrangement with the neighbouring site had been agreed as well as the permit conditions on the principal site. The applicants could not confirm the date of the agreement with precision but stated this was the case since at least the beginning of 2016, and elaborated on the requirements to be granted a staff parking permit. The applicants offered to review these matters as part of their travel plan.

 

Members questioned whether the parking spaces to be lost were ‘permit spaces,’ which was confirmed.

 

Moving to debate, Members discussed a potential commitment to move parking spaces to a neighbouring site. The ongoing use of ‘temporary’ parking spaces was also criticised. The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning, Andy Webber, clarified the potential use of conditions and invited further comment from Don Anyiam, Principal Engineer who elaborated on the proposed travel plan and related conditions.

 

Councillor Hamish Pollock, seconded by Councillor Patrick McManus, raised a motion to defer based on the need for further information on the permanent and displaced parking provision along with agreement from the St Helier and Epsom Trust.

 

A poll vote on the motion to defer was held, when there voted:

 

Application 2016/75344/FUL:

 

To defer (9)     Councillors Muhammad Sadiq, Hamish Pollock, Jason Reynolds, Kevin Burke, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Patrick McManus,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 103.

104.

APPLICATION NO. 2016/75333/FUL - Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton SM2 5PT pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Variation of Condition 26 (Parking) of previously approved application B2012/65960/FUL.

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Minutes:

The application was considered in conjunction with Application No. 2016/75344/FUL.

 

105.

APPLICATION NO. C2016/75186/FUL - Mill Green Business Park, Mill Green Road, Mitcham Junction, CR4 4HT pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Erection of an infill extension to second floor, creation of an additional storey, three storey extension to north and south elevations and provision of new roof all to provide an additional twenty nine 1-bedroomed and twelve 2-bedroomed self contained flats together with additional cycle and refuse facilities, car parking and alterations to landscaping and amenity areas.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for Erection of an infill extension to second floor, creation of an additional storey, three storey extension to north and south elevations and provision of new roof all to provide an additional twenty nine 1-bedroomed and twelve 2-bedroomed self contained flats together with additional cycle and refuse facilities, car parking and alterations to landscaping and amenity areas.

 

Following the officer presentation, Members sought clarification on Paragraph 2.10 of the report as to the overall number of parking spaces – this had been corrected to 69 in the addendum report. The Principal Engineer elaborated on the Council parking policy following further questions on this subject. Ridge height was also clarified to have remained the same as previously approved schemes.

  

Councillor Hanna Zuchowska, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Hanna Zuchowska were:-

·         Lack of sustainability and contribution to the local community.

·         Lack of affordable housing provision within the development.

·         Parking and traffic in the surrounding area combined with a lack of public transport.

·         Loss of outlook and privacy to neighbouring properties.

·         Overdevelopment from the additional units.

 

Officers responded to the concerns raised by the Ward Councillor with reference to Council policies and standards.

 

Moving to debate, Members discussed traffic and parking on Mill Green Road.

 

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

 

Against (1)      Councillor Tony Shields

 

Abstained (1)  Councillor Margaret Court

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. C2016/75186/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

106.

APPLICATION NO. C2016/74653/FUL - Wandle Valley Trading Estate pdf icon PDF 669 KB

Variation of conditions 2, 9,10,12,14,15,18,19,20,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,30,31,32 and 33 of planning permission C2013/68191/FUL to enable a phased development and to incorporate minor material amendments to the southern site layout (proposed Phase 1) including substitution of 3No.2-bedroomed houses for 3No. 3-bedroomed houses , amendment to house types and flats design, associated alterations to parking and landscaping; together with removal of conditions 4,5,13 and 21 and submission of information to discharge conditions (as amended) 2 (materials), 3(means of enclosure),12(contamination),18(Construction Method Statement),22(Archaeology),24(Hard landscaping),25(soft landscaping),27(Energy),28(Ecology buffer zone) and 30 (Piling Risk Assessment).

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for Variation of conditions 2, 9,10,12,14,15,18,19,20,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,30,31,32 and 33 of planning permission C2013/68191/FUL to enable a phased development and to incorporate minor material amendments to the southern site layout (proposed Phase 1) including substitution of 3 No.2-bedroomed houses for 3No. 3-bedroomed houses , amendment to house types and flats design, associated alterations to parking and landscaping; together with removal of conditions 4,5,13 and 21 and submission of information to discharge conditions (as amended) 2 (materials), 3 (means of enclosure),12 (contamination),18 (Construction Method Statement), 22 (Archaeology), 24 (Hard landscaping), 25 (soft landscaping), 27 (Energy), 28 (Ecology buffer zone) and 30 (Piling Risk Assessment).

 

Following the Officer presentation, Members asked why such substantial condition variations did not result in a new application. It was responded that the overall character and size of the application had not substantially changed.

 

Further clarification was sought on paragraph 1.12 as to the ‘Blue Ribbon Network,’ as well as paragraphs 3.22 and 3.23 and whether these concerns had been addressed with the Trusts there mentioned.

 

Further questions were raised as to the height of the development and flooding in the area following concerns from neighbouring residents. Details had been substantively considered in the original application and were further clarified by the Case Officer, referring to the necessary conditions in the report. Finally indications were sought as to what affordable housing meant in relation to this development.

 

Penny Wood, an objector, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicants replied.

 

The principal issues raised by Penny Wood were:-

·         Lack of regard to local residents and damage to neighbouring properties.

·         Lack of privacy screening for residents during works.

·         Loss of natural light to neighbouring properties.

·         The piling method, and consequential noise and vibrations, in proximity to neighbouring properties.

 

The Chair sought clarification on the right to light legislation raised by the objector from the Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning, Andy Webber.

 

Members asked whether a meeting had taken place between residents and the developer, which was responded to in the negative, and questioned what communication had taken place. Further questions were raised with regards to access to the site.

 

The applicants made themselves available for questions following a brief introduction. Members asked what mitigating measures had been taken to address previous concerns raised and how this would be prevented in the future. The applicants acknowledged the serious disturbance caused to local residents and confirmed that they would fund an independent surveyor to inspect the alleged damage to neighbouring properties. Contact numbers had also been made available to residents, albeit following an acknowledged delay, but the Chair requested that a site director number be made available.

 

Members reiterated a suggestion for developers to meet with local residents before Christmas, with the involvement of ward councillors, and also discussed the retrospective nature of the variation and discharge of conditions.

 

Members questioned the applicants as to their definition of affordable housing. It was responded that this was defined by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 106.

107.

Order of Items

Minutes:

The chair announced that Item 10 - APPLICATION NO. D2016/75165/FUL - Ground Keepers House, Croygas, 48 Mollison Drive, Wallington, SM6 9BY would be heard next.

 

108.

APPLICATION NO. D2016/75165/FUL - Ground Keepers House, Croygas, 48 Mollison Drive, Wallington, SM6 9BY pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Erection of a part two part three storey building to provide two 1-bedroomed, five 2-bedroomed and two 3-bedroomed self-contained flats involving refuse and cycling storage facilities following the demolition of existing dwelling; alterations to existing parking layout and internal access road.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for Erection of a part two part three storey building to provide two 1-bedroomed, five 2-bedroomed and two 3-bedroomed self-contained flats involving refuse and cycling storage facilities following the demolition of existing dwelling; alterations to existing parking layout and internal access road.

 

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, Muhammad Sadiq, Kevin Burke, Jason Reynolds, Hamish Pollock, Tony Shields, Graham Whitham

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. D2016/75165/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

109.

APPLICATION NO. B2016/74374/FUL - 54 Overton Road, Sutton pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Variation of Condition 19 (drawings) of previously approved application B2014/68998/FUL for: Erection of a part one, part two storey side and rear extension, a part one, part two storey side and front extension with roof extension incorporating a dormer window at front, extension of existing basement and formation of a front lightwell to provide two 1-bedroom, six 2-bedroom and one 3 bedroom self contained flats with refuse and cycle stores.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for Variation of Condition 19 (drawings) of previously approved application B2014/68998/FUL for: Erection of a part one, part two storey side and rear extension, a part one, part two storey side and front extension with roof extension incorporating a dormer window at front, extension of existing basement and formation of a front lightwell to provide two 1-bedroom, six 2-bedroom and one 3 bedroom self contained flats with refuse and cycle stores.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Patrick McManus due to the visual impact of the proposed alterations and overlooking. The Councillor declared his intent to speak as a ward councillor and stood down from the Committee to move to the public gallery.

 

Following the officer presentation, Members questioned where the overlooking occurred and sought clarification on the variations of condition before the Committee.

 

David Billings, an objector, and Councillor Patrick McManus, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant, Andy Hollins, replied.

 

The principal issues raised by David Billings, local resident and objector, were:-

·         The retrospective nature of the application.

·         Design errors.

·         Privacy concerns.

·         Lack of consultation on design amendments and their accuracy.

·         Overdevelopment of the site.

·         Non-compliance with conditions in regards to windows.

·         Lack of parking.

·         The size of the bike store and location in proximity to a protected tree.

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Patrick McManus were:-

·         Overlooking to neighbouring properties and impact on privacy.

·         Visual impact of the rear of the development as not in keeping with the area.

 

The principal issues raised by Andy Hollins, the applicant, were:-

·         The gable structure as part of the existing building.

·         Clarifications as to the side windows and related conditions.

·         The location of the bike store as outside the root area of the protected tree.

·         Parking provision.

 

Members queried the retrospective nature of the application as per residents’ concerns and sought further clarification with regards to outlook.

 

Moving to debate, Members further discussed the windows and outlook.

 

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

 

Against (1)      Councillors Tony Shields

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2016/74374/FUL, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

110.

ANY URGENT BUSINESS,

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

 

 

 

Minutes:

No urgent business was raised.

 

Appendix: Reasons and Informatives pdf icon PDF 210 KB