Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services  Tel: 020 8770 4990 | Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

154.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Jason Reynolds, Councillor Burstow acted as substitute.

 

155.

MINUTES

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2017.

 

To follow

Minutes:

To note that the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2017 are not yet available.

156.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

5. APPLICATION NO. C2016/75782 - Carshalton High School For Girls, West Street, Carshalton, SM5 2QX.

Councillor Hamish Pollock, Non Pecuniary, as he knew the objector Mr Freeman.

 

6. APPLICATION NO. A2016/75985 - The Old Stables Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS.

Councillor Kevin Burke, Non Pecuniary, as he knows Colin Shea and has a close relation that lives in Tudor Court.

 

6. APPLICATION NO. A2016/75985 - The Old Stables Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS.

Councillor Vincent Galligan, Non Pecuniary, as he knows Colin Shea.

 

7. APPLICATION NO. A2016/76141 - Land rear of 24 Clarkes Avenue, Worcester Park, KT4 8PZ.

Councillor Mary Burstow, Non Pecuniary, as she works for the Woodland Trust, bearing in mind the trees on the application site.

 

Councillor Burstow declared that she will speak on item 6 and confirmed that she would leave the room whilst the application was considered and voted on.

157.

Order of items

Minutes:

The Chair Announced that the items would be discussed in the following order, Item 9 followed by item 10, then remaining items as per the agenda.

 

158.

APPLICATION NO. C2016/75718 - 12 Pine Walk, Carshalton, SM5 4HB pdf icon PDF 261 KB

Erection of a part one, part two storey rear extension involving conversion of garage into a habitable room, alterations to front elevation, formation of a first floor dormer extension at side and alterations to existing roof. Provision of a car port at front, and creation of a new vehicular access onto Pine Walk incorporating alterations to front boundary wall piers and gates up to a maximum height of 1.4m.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a part one, part two storey rear extension involving conversion of garage into a habitable room, alterations to front elevation, formation of a first floor dormer extension at side and alterations to existing roof. Provision of a carport at front, and creation of a new vehicular access onto Pine Walk incorporating alterations to front boundary wall piers and gates up to a maximum height of 1.4m.

 

Following the Officer presentation, Members asked for clarification on:

  • Height of the roof line which Officers confirmed to be unchanged.
  • The gap between the two dormer windows face to face at the front east elevation, confirmed as 2.9 metres, and the impact of the side dormer.
  • Further details were requested regarding the front  drive and the changes in height to the front wall, confirmed to be 1.4 metres in height
  • Permitted development rights.

The objector Robin Milne was invited to speak to the committee. The principal issues raised by Mr Milne were:-

  • The pre application process.
  • The impact to his home and other neighbours.
  • Differences in ground level between the two properties and the proximity of the proposed extension to the  boundary
  • Loss of light and privacy.

 

Following this Councillors queried the window position and also loss of light. Mr Milne confirmed a loss of light would be to the back of the house and garden.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Tim Crowley

Councillor Tim Crowley, Ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

The principal issues raised by Councillor Crowley were:-

  • The complexity of the application and urging members to make a decision on material planning considerations.

Councillor Amy Haldane, Ward Councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

The principal issues raised by Councillor Haldane were:-

 

  • Referring to the relative complexity and considerations, with particular questioning in relation to alleged loss of light.

 

Following this, Councillors asked for clarification on “loss of amenity” upon which Mr Webber, Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning, elaborated.  

 

           The Applicant's’ Agent, Graham Ash addressed the committee, The principal issues raised by Graham Ash were:-

 

  • Pre Application work undertaken,
  • Clarification regards to the boundary with neighbours at No. 10.
  • Loss of light.

 

Following the representations of the agent, Members questioned the placement of the side window, the rear facing window, the depth of the extension and line of sight from the windows

 

In debate, Member discussion focussed on:

  • The combination of the scale and bulk of the proposed proposed extension and intensification of use of the plot
  • Potential loss of light.
  • The street scene and area of special local character.

 

Councillor Pollock proposed the motion that the application be refused on the grounds of overdevelopment of the application site, the bulk and scale of the proposal and that it would be out of keeping with the area of special local character. Councillor Sadiq seconded the motion.

 

A poll vote was held in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 158.

159.

APPLICATION NO. C2016/75782 - Carshalton High School For Girls, West Street, Carshalton, SM5 2QX pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Retention of the existing parking layout, comprising of 120 car parking spaces.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for retention of the existing parking layout, comprising of 120 car parking spaces. The officer gave a brief presentation.

 

John freeman, an objector, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

The principal issues raised by John Freeman were:

  • Uncertainty regarding plans provided and published.
  • A turning area.
  • The retrospective nature of the application.
  • Access rights for emergency vehicles.

 

Councillors moved to vote.

 

A poll vote on the officer's’ 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, , Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Graham Whitham, Kevin Burke, Tony Shields, Patrick McManus and  Mary Burstow.

 

Against (0)                  

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No.C2016/75782,subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

160.

APPLICATION NO. A2016/75985 - The Old Stables Cheam Park, Tudor Close, Cheam, SM3 8QS pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Variation of condition 6 (revised drawings) of planning approval A2015/71612/FUL.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for Variation of condition 6 (revised drawings) of planning approval A2015/71612/FUL.

 

Following the Officer presentation, Members requested clarification regarding a site notice which was confirmed to have been displayed correctly. Members further asked for clarity regarding the location of the bin store and doors opening onto car parking space. Officers confirmed that condition 7 asked for the doors to be relocated so that they are placed at the western entrance and a parking space is not lost.

 

Ian Berry, representative of  Friends Cheam park and Tudor Close Resident Group, an objector,  and Gary Taylor, resident of 10 Tudor Close addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

 

The principal issues raised were:-

  • Material loss of amenity regarding parking.
  • Concern regarding increase in floor space leading to increase in number of children and staff numbers.
  • Issue with proposed character of building signage and lighting column not in accordance with heritage of the building.
  • A covenant on the land.
  • Traffic issues.
  • Antisocial behaviour in Cheam park

 

Officers advised Members that conditions can be linked regarding number of children that can attend. Discussion took place on the materials of the proposed canopy. Officers advised that in respect of canopy materials, officers were of view a glazed structure is clear and would be less visually prominent.

 

Councillor Burstow, Ward Councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31

  • She confirmed the canopy will be painted black metal and will blend in with building.
  • She confirmed there is already lighting on site .
  • For access there are foot paths in three 3 directions thus this building is very well located for walking to this location.

 

The Applicant's’ Agent, Mr Shea addressed the committee, The principal issues raised were:-

  • Mr Shea clarified the background to the proposed changes.
  • Confirmed the glazed canopy increased muster space before children leave the building.
  • The lamp post is downward pointing and activated only when dark and turned off at 7pm when usage of building ends.
  • Confirmed any condition to limit the numbers to 80 children is acceptable.

 

Mr Webber Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning confirmed the existing  condition as drafted gives committee assurance that numbers of child spaces will be regulated.

 

A motion was moved by Councillor Bourne and seconded by Councillor Whitham to grant the application subject to a condition on lighting to be linked to opening hours and to limit the number of children to 80 being drafted and included by officers. A poll vote was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4, when there voted:

 

To grant (9)                Councillors Samantha Bourne, Muhammad Sadiq, Hamish Pollock,  Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Graham Whitham, Tony Shields, Patrick McManus and  Mary Burstow.

Against (0)                

Abstained 1)             Councillor Kevin Burke

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Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2016/75985 -, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives imposed by the Planning authority.

 

161.

APPLICATION NO. A2016/76141 - Land rear of 24 Clarkes Avenue, Worcester Park, KT4 8PZ pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Erection of a pair of 2-bedroomed semi-detached houses with provision of four car parking spaces.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for erection of a pair of 2-bedroomed semi-detached houses with provision of four car parking spaces.

 

Following the Officer presentation, Members asked about the loss of mature trees. Officers advised that the trees did not have Tree Protection Orders (TPOs) and that the trees had already been felled.

 

Miss Rosalind Debell FromWinchester Mews (Clarkes Avenue) Management Co Ltd, an objector, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

The principal issues raised by Miss Debell were:-

  • That the Daughters of the Cross were not advised of development.
  • Biodiversity issues and effect on CO2 absorption.
  • Over development on a cramped site.
  • Issue with lack of parking for contractors and working hours and conditions not being adhered to during a previous development.
  • Damage to road and access for emergency vehicles

 

Members asked questions to clarify the position of the site on the site map and the location of a garden of remembrance. It was confirmed the development site was at the end of a private road.  The Highway officer advised on actions that could be taken if contractors do not adhere to the Construction Management Plan and what enforcement action can be taken if these are breached.

 

Ward Councillor Paul Wingfield addressed the meeting in under Standing Order 31.He highlighted the problem with the obstructions on the picture that are not on the OS map, such as the large Bin store the fact that emergency vehicles would have difficulty in passing down the road. Councillor Wingfield also raised the issue of over development on a cramped site.

 

In debate, it was highlighted that Members could not consider past actions of developers. Members asked for clarification on consultation processes and Officers confirmed letters were sent appropriately and a site notice was correctly placed.

 

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, Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Graham Whitham, Kevin Burke, Tony Shields, Patrick McManus and  Mary Burstow.

 

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. A2016/76141, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives imposed by the Planning authority.

 

162.

APPLICATION NO. D2017/76437 - Land adjacent, 37 Redford Avenue, Wallington, SM6 9DT pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Erection of a pair of 4-bed semi-detached houses with accommodation in the roof space and associated car parking.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for erection of a pair of 4-bed semi-detached houses with accommodation in the roof space and associated car parking.

 

A poll vote on the officer's’ 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, , Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Graham Whitham, Kevin Burke, Tony Shields, Patrick McManus and  Mary Burstow.

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No.D2017/76437, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives imposed by the Planning authority.

 

163.

APPLICATION NO. A2016/76152 - 24 The Close, Sutton, SM3 9EQ pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Provision of pitched roof and installation of roof lights to existing rear extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

          The Committee considered a report on the above application for provision of a pitched roof and installation of roof lights to existing rear extension.

 

           Following a brief discussion, A poll vote on the officer's’ 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, , Margaret Court, Vincent Galligan, Graham Whitham, Kevin Burke, Tony Shields, Patrick McManus and  Mary Burstow.

 

           Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No.A2016/76152, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the appendix to these minutes.

 

 

164.

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.

 

Reasons and Informatives pdf icon PDF 121 KB