Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 9th August, 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

20.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bourne and Pollock. Councillor Reynolds nominated Councillor Burke to be Vice Chair and this was seconded by Councillor Court and agreed by all Councillors. Councillor Galligan apologised for lateness.

 

21.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2017, 28 June 2017 and 5 July 2017

 

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2017, 28 June 2017 and 5 July 2017 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

 

22.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

4. APPLICATION NO.D2015/73001/FUL and  APPLICATION NO.D2015/73002 Carew Manor Special School Church Road Wallington SM6 7NH.

Councillor Muhammad Sadiq, Non Pecuniary, declared that he had visited this school as Mayor.

 

23.

APPLICATION NO.D2015/73001/FUL and APPLICATION NO.D2015/73002 Carew Manor Special School Church Road Wallington SM6 7NH pdf icon PDF 288 KB

D2015/73001/FUL Part demolition, rebuilding and repairs to boundary wall. APPLICATION NO.D2015/73002 Listed building application for the part demolition, rebuilding and repairs to boundary wall. To be heard in connection with the FUL application.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for part demolition rebuilding and repairs to boundary wall, and also for Listed Building Consent for this work. Members were happy to move 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:

 

For Application NO.D2015/73001/FUL

To grant (7) Councillors Sadiq, Reynolds, Burke, Court, McManus, Shields, Whitham

Against (0) None,  

Abstained (0) None

 

For Application NO.D2015/73002 /LBC

To grant (7) Councillors Sadiq, Reynolds, Burke, Court, McManus, Shields, Whitham

Against (0) None ,  

Abstained (0) None

 

Resolved: That planning permission be granted for application No. NO.D2015/73001/FUL and APPLICATION NO.D2015/73002 /LBC subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Appendix to these Minutes.

 

24.

APPLICATION NO.A2017/76740 585 London Road North Cheam SM3 9AG pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Alterations to trading hours to allow the drive thru facility to operate 24 hours a day Monday to Sunday. Restaurant to continue trading 05.00 until 01.00 seven days a week (Variation of condition 1 of previously approved application number A2014/70341 which limited all trading between 05.00 and 01.00 seven days a week.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for alteration to trading hours to allow the drive thru facility to operate 24 hours a day Monday to Sunday.  Restaurant to continue trading 05.00 until 01.00 seven days a week. (Variation of condition 1 of a previously approved application which limited all trading between 05.00 and 01.00 seven days a week).

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Marston.

 

Following presentation by the Planning Officer, Members sought clarity on, if there are any other 24 hour drive thru restaurants available in the area. The Officer confirmed that the McDonalds in Oldfield Road is already open 24 hours. Councillor Tony Shields commented that as this is very close the area is already sufficiently serviced. Councillor Kevin Burke asked which officer from Safer Neighbourhood team, had provided input into the planning report, the Officer confirmed comments were from the Sargent within that team.

 

Robert Sparrow, Chair of Worcester Park Residents Association , an objector, and Councillor Marston, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.

The principal issues raised by Robert Sparrow were:-

  • The area is primarily a residential area of family houses not industrial estate like the Oldfield Road location of the existing 24 hour restaurant.Cars passing bedroom windows will be a nuisance to residents
  • Restaurant is on a Red Route so residents are already affected by users of the restaurant parking in local surrounding roads making it difficult for residents to park.
  • This will increase traffic and create additional noise and air pollution and at a very unreasonable time. Cars often have loud radios and lights causing a disturbance.
  • Litter and Vermin problem will get worse there are no public bins to dispose of litter.
  • The extended hours will increase anti social behaviour
  • The restaurant is of no benefit to local residents

 

The principal issues raised by Councillor Marston  were:-

  • The location of the drive thru is in a residential area with Sainsburys opposite.
  • The additional gap of 2 metres from using the different lane to order will not help with increase noise and disturbance.
  • Designing out crime, safer sutton partnership had identified this as anti social crime area, and with stretched police resources this could get worse.
  • Application is at odds with Mayor of London plans to reduce use of car dependency
  • The issue of more noise at these hours has not been addressed.

 

Members asked about previous changes to opening hours and, if Safer Neighbourhood team members had been consistent over time. Councillor  Marston confirmed that hours have gradually been extended.  There had been some churn of police officers over time. and it is possible they may not be aware of issues as this team do not work at night.

 

At debate, Members highlighted the previous increase to hours and do not believe there is a need for 24 hours trading and this could exacerbate antisocial behaviour. Members did not believe previous issues had been sufficiently addressed and this application should be declined on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

APPLICATION NO.B2017/77224 Southfields Court 180 Sutton Common Road Sutton SM1 3JH pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Variation of condition 2 (drawings) for approved application B2016/75975

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for Variation of condition 2 (Drawings) for approved application B2016/75975. Existing approval is for demolition of existing 22 garages and erection of eight 1 bedroomed self contained flats including cycle and refuse stores.

 

Following Officer presentation Members sought clarity on how extra waste will be managed. The Officer advised waste management raised no objection to the proposal subject to condition and the waste storage will be adequate. Councillor Burke asked for clarity on how the additional extra bedrooms are being added and in view of the objections regarding loss of privacy where the new rooms would overlook. The Officer advised that accommodation will be in the roof space and that there are additional gables and floor space created.  The Officer confirmed that dormers are going in the elevation and there is significant separation distance between properties.

 

The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Penneck.

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

The principal issues raised by Councillor Penneck were:-

  • Impact of additional parking and traffic due to the increase in bedrooms from 8 one bedroom flats to 7 two bedroom flats and 1 one bedroom flat.
  • Road safety concerns - In particular turning out of the area at a busy junction.
  • Additional intensification of the site is unacceptable

 

The agent Kieron Hodgson Iceni projects addressed the committee on behalf of the applicant.  The key points raised were:

  • Change in mix but no increase or change in number of units. The new proposal optimised use of the site, and is of a better design.
  • Believed that London Borough of Sutton is in need of more two bed units
  • Current design meets maximum parking standards
  • In response to previous point on intensification of parking, provision is better than existing level which is 0.65
  • Highlighted that the Highway officer assessment of the scheme is that it would not cause an adverse impact.

 

Councillor Kevin Burke queried cycle parking and the agent confirmed that there are 8 spaces one for each unit. This is highlighted in paragraph 2.11 of the report.

 

In debate some Members felt additional intensification of the site is going too far and would have an impact not only on that specific location but on the wider infrastructure. Other Members believed this is a well thought out design, and that two bed properties are needed so this is a good use of the land. The PTAL Rating was requested and Andy Webber Head of Planning advised the TFL Map PTAL Rating is 2. Based on the debate Andy Webber Head of Planning reminded members that if they are minded to refuse the application this must be on the basis of being able to give reasonable grounds by demonstrating harm,that would stand up at appeal.

 

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 (5)             Councillors Court, Shields, Burke,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

APPLICATION NO.C2017/76933 Garden land rear of 44 Dale Park Avenue Carshalton SM5 2EP pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Proposed demolition of the existing garages and outbuildings and erection of a new two-storey, three-bedroom dwelling house with associated front and rear gardens, bin and bicycle storage and parking

 

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Minutes:

The Chair announced that application C2017/76933 Garden land rear of 44 Dale Park Avenue Carshalton  SM5 2EP has been  withdrawn.

 

27.

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.