Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Overton Grange School, Stanley Road, Sutton, SM2 6TQ

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

Link: audio recording

Items
No. Item

61.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Margaret Court, with Councillor Amy Haldane attending as a substitute, and Councillor Patrick McManus with Councillor Tim Crowley attending as a substitute.

62.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2017 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

63.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

4. APPLICATION NO. A2017/78217 - 27-29 The Broadway, Cheam, SM3 8BJ.

5. APPLICATION NO. A2017/78218 - 27-29 The Broadway, Cheam, SM3 8BJ.

 

Councillor Amy Haldane, Non Pecuniary, a vegetarian.

 

Councillor Graham Whitham, Non Pecuniary, a vegetarian.

 

Councillor Kevin Burke, Non Pecuniary, knows some members of the audience.

 

Councillor Muhammad Sadiq, Non Pecuniary, had correspondence with residents but doesn’t know them personally.

 

Councillor Tony Shields, Non Pecuniary, has associated with residents due to the proximity of the application to his ward.

 

64.

APPLICATION NO. A2017/78217 - 27-29 The Broadway, Cheam, SM3 8BJ pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Subdivision of existing ground floor to create two separate units involving the change of use of 29 The Broadway to Class A5 (Hot Food Takeaway) incorporating alterations to existing shopfront and installation of extract duct at rear.

 

To follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair announced that Items 4 and 5 would be taken together with an independent vote on each application.

 

The Committee considered a report on the above application for a subdivision of existing ground floor to create two separate units involving the change of use of, 29 The Broadway to Class A5 (Hot Food Takeaway) incorporating alterations to existing shopfront and installation of extract duct at rear.

 

The Committee also considered application A2017/78217 for a display of an internally illuminated fascia sign and an internally illuminated hanging sign.


The application had been de-delegated by Councillors Mary Burstow and Holly Ramsay.

 

Following the Officer presentation, Members enquired as to:

  • Whether an updated delivery and service plan had been submitted in October 2017 and the Senior Planner confirmed there had not. Any further questions would be directed to the applicant.
  • Potential noise levels caused by the condensers and the Environment Health Officer explained that levels were considered reasonable. It was further queried whether a condition could cover biennial testing to which the Officer said that while possible, this was unheard of.
  • Concerns over deliveries, collections and a lack of car parking space and the Principal Engineer confirmed that there was no provision in current policy to demand parking levels for deliveries, but any provision could be re-assessed in the future.
  • Mitigation of noise from the extractor fan and the Environment Health Officer explained that this was covered by noise nuisance provisions in the Environmental Protection Act. The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning also referred Members to Condition 4 of the application.
  • Opening hours of the application and whether these were later than neighbouring restaurants to which it was responded that they were similar.
  • The Local Plan and Class A1/A2 retail units, upon which the Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning elaborated, explaining there was no loss of an A1 unit.

 

Dave Seditas, Tom Goodliffe and Paul Lincoln objectors, and Councillors Mary Burstow and Holly Ramsay, ward councillors then addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

 

The principal issues raised by the objectors were:-

  • The detrimental impact of noise and odour to neighbouring properties;
  • A lack of provision for delivery parking and other existing parking issues in the Cheam Village area;
  • A potential increase in anti-social behaviour crime;
  • Incompatibility with Local Plan policy and 3 Cheam initiatives with permanent damage the character of the Cheam Village area;
  • Concerns over public health issues and the proximity of a fast food outlet to local schools.

 

Members asked whether the objectors were against the use of the site for any A5 unit (hot food and takeaway) or to KFC in particular, to which the former was confirmed. In response to Members, further details were given on parking issues in the area, and in particular, access. Finally, the objectors reported to committee that few signs were illuminated in the village overnight, as Cheam Village is a conservation area, following a question from the Chair.

 

On the subject of anti-social  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.

65.

APPLICATION NO. A2017/78218 - 27-29 The Broadway, Cheam, SM3 8BL pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Display of an internally illuminated fascia sign and an internally illuminated hanging sign.

 

To follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application was debated in conjunction with the previous item. Following debate, the Chair motioned a refusal on the grounds that the illuminated sign was not in character with the current built environment, leading up to a conservation area in a village location. The motion was seconded by Councillor Tony Shields.

 

A poll vote to refuse the application was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4, when there voted:

 

REFUSED

 

To grant (0)   

 

Against (9)  Councillors Bourne, Burke, Crowley, Galligan, Haldane, Reynolds, Sadiq, Shields and Whitham

 

Abstained (0)       

 

Resolved: That planning permission be refused for application No. A2017/78218, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Planning Schedule for this application.

 

66.

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.