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Apologies for absence
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.
To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2017.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2017 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.
Declarations of interest
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.
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 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:
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:-
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.
Display of an internally illuminated fascia sign and an internally illuminated hanging sign.
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:
To grant (0)
Against (9) Councillors Bourne, Burke, Crowley, Galligan, Haldane, Reynolds, Sadiq, Shields and Whitham
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.
Any urgent business,
brought forward at the direction of the Chair, who has approved the reason for the urgency.
No urgent business was raised.