Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 7.30 pm

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

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

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Items
No. Item

24.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ben Andrew (for whom Councillor Richard Clare attended as substitute). Apologies were also received from Councillor Tony Shields (for whom Councillor Tim Crowley attended as substitute)

25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2018 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

26.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

4. APPLICATION NO.DM2018/00480 - Sutton United Football Club, The Knights Community Stadium, Sutton Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, SM1 2EY.

Councillor Kevin Burke, Non Pecuniary, Ward Councillor in this location and has chaired meetings at the club but can approach this application with an open mind.

 

4. APPLICATION NO.DM2018/00480 - Sutton United Football Club, The Knights Community Stadium, Sutton Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, SM1 2EY.

Councillor Tim Crowley, Pecuniary, Company had done some work for the Club

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5. APPLICATION NO.B2017/77814 - Henderson Hospital Site - Henderson Hospital, 2 Homeland Drive, Sutton, SM2 5LT.

Councillor Drew Heffernan, Non Pecuniary, is a patient at the Belmont GP Surgery.

 

27.

APPLICATION NO.DM2018/00480 - Sutton United Football Club, The Knights Community Stadium, Sutton Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, SM1 2EY pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Retrospective application for installation of modular toilets, additional entrance and turnstile, new digital screen/scoreboard, new modular changing rooms in the car park, police control point, replacement shop structure, two storey cabins containing gym and meeting room and erection of ball stop netting to east and west ends of the ground.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for a retrospective application for installation of modular toilets, additional entrance and turnstile, new digital screen/scoreboard, new modular changing rooms in the car park, police control point, replacement shop structure, two storey cabins containing gym and meeting room and erection of ball stop netting to east and west ends of the ground. The Officer presented the report to the committee.

 

Members asked for clarification the following points:

·         Confirmation on disability access, and if accessible toilets were available. This was confirmed by the Officer

·         Details on flood lights and any light pollution. The officer confirmed the flood lights do not form part of the application.

·         It was confirmed that when a clubs moves up through the football league that there are additional facilities which are required for the Club to provide within a time deadline and therefore the work on these improvements was done ahead of the application coming forward, hence it being retrospective in nature.  

 

Councillor Crowley declared his Company had done some work for the Club previously and therefore excused himself from the meeting and left the room.

 

An objector, Mr Russell Hunter, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.
 
The principal issues raised by Mr Russell Hunter were:-

·         Issues with noise from patrons leaving the club via the car park late at night.

·         The lighting and noise is getting worse. The lights are on all the time not just on Match nights.

·         The club is used as a venue for parties and events every night of the week and noise goes on to past midnight. The noise made is not monitored or controlled.

·         His concern is more buildings will create more noise.

 

The Chair Councillor Kevin Burke asked the Officer to confirm the current planning conditions for the existing lighting. The Officer advised that the permission for the existing floodlights was historic and there are no conditions. The Planning Manager, Richard Green advised Mr Hunter to write into the planning team so that his concerns can be looked into with a view to enforcement.

 

Members asked the Objector for clarity on what times are the lights currently on and Mr Hunter responded that they are usually on until between 10 and 11pm and pointed out that the car park is also flood lit.

 

The Applicant addressed the committee, he outlined the new additions referred to within the application.  He advised the reason for the changes were to provide improved facilities at the club. The applicant advised that the flood lights are on up to 10 pm. He also advised the committee that there are 3 existing function rooms and these have been closed for 6 weeks over the summer, and during this time no functions have been held.

 

Members asked if the temporary buildings can be moved further away from residents to reduce noise, and also asked if dipped LED lighting had been considered. The applicant responded that the “blue” temporary buildings are used mainly  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
APPLICATION NO.DM2018/00480 - SUTTON UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, THE KNIGHTS COMMUNITY STADIUM, SUTTON SPORTS GROUND, GANDER GREEN LANE, SUTTON, SM1 2EY Committee Report

A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation to grant permission was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4 when there voted:


RESOLVED:that planning permission for application number DM2018/00480 be granted subject to the conditions reasons and informatives found in the planning portal.

Agreed
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  • 28.

    APPLICATION NO.B2017/77814 - Henderson Hospital Site - Henderson Hospital, 2 Homeland Drive, Sutton, SM2 5LT pdf icon PDF 153 KB

    Erection of mixed use development comprising the erection of a two storey doctors surgery (D1) with 25 parking spaces, refuse store and cycle parking and the erection of a terrace of three 4-bedroom houses (C3) with associated landscaping, three off street parking spaces and three visitor parking spaces with access off Hardegray Close.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The meeting was adjourned at 19.58 and Councillor Crowley rejoined the meeting.

     

    Councillor Tim Crowley advised the committee that he had requested further information from the Planning team, that was made available to him just before the start of the meeting.  His concern was that this information had not been provided sooner and as the pack of new information is over 50 pages long, this will impact on the Council's ability to hold developers to account.  

     

    Richard Green, Planning Manager, responded that an issue regarding a 2014 section 106 agreement had come to light just prior to Committee and advised that this is not relevant to the current application and the legal agreement still stands. The committee were advised that the papers were requested that day and provided by the evening.  

     

    Councillor Tim Cowley raised a motion to defer the application to the next meeting due to the additional documentation being provided that evening and Members cannot review the information in time. Members required legal advice on covenants and the section 106 agreement. This was seconded by Councillor Tim Foster.


    A poll vote on the motion to defer the application was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4.
     

    RESOLVED:  That the application No.B2017/77814, be deferred to the next meeting.

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    APPLICATION NO.B2017/77814 - HENDERSON HOSPITAL SITE - HENDERSON HOSPITAL, 2 HOMELAND DRIVE, SUTTON, SM2 5LT Motion

    A poll vote on the motion to defer this application was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4 when there voted:


    RESOLVED:that application number B2017/77814 be deferred to the next meeting.

    Agreed
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  • 29.

    APPLICATION NO.DM2018/00814 - 10 Northdown Road, Sutton, SM2 7AA pdf icon PDF 135 KB

    Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of four semi-detached 5-bedroom dwellings with a detached double garage together with off street car parking creating a total of 8 spaces; hard and soft landscaping and formation of new vehicle access and crossover from Northdown Road.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    The Committee considered a report on the above application for demolition of the existing dwelling and erection of four semi-detached 5-bedroom dwellings with a detached double garage together with off street car parking creating a total of 8 spaces; hard and soft landscaping and formation of new vehicle access and crossover from Northdown Road.
     
    Members asked the Officer for clarification on the following areas:

     

    ·         Why had the address of the property been recorded as Northdown Road, when it was formerly known as Burdon Road. The officer clarified that the applicant had applied for the change which had been approved and therefore this is the legal address.

    ·         If the property is within the Area of Special Local Character (ASLC). The officer confirmed that this address is not within the ASLC.

    ·         Members asked for further clarification regarding the previous appeals and applications on this site and Officers responded accordingly.

    ·         Information was sought on the density of this application, and in particular the number of bedrooms. It was confirmed that whilst this application has 20 bedrooms , 4 more than the previous application the application is for only four dwellings rather than a flatted development. The units per hectare was also confirmed.  The officer advised that while there are more bedrooms it is expected that the activity will be less from four units than for the previous number of units.

     

    Members raised significant concerns to the Highway officer regarding the busy road and excessive traffic currently experienced at the junctions near to the site and also highlighted that a number of accidents had taken place. The Highway Officer advised that the size of the development is such that it does not trigger a Transport Statement, let alone a Transport Assessment; and the additional traffic from such a development of 4 houses will be insignificant, compared to the level of traffic at the Northey Avenue and Northdown Road junctions with the A217

     

    Jonathan McCabe, an objector, and Councillor David Hicks , a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.


    The principal issues raised by the Objector Mr McCabe were:-

    ·         Previous application refused on density and impact to street scene he highlighted the  increased number of bedrooms and believed this is over intensification of the site

    ·         The proposed buildings are larger and would be closer to the road and the dominance of development would cause harm to the street scene

    ·         His property The Garth would be directly overlooked  to the ground floor and would cause a loss of privacy

    ·         Traffic issues were highlighted and that this development could make that worse.

    ·         South Cheam overall character is an area of openness and close proximity to the ASLC is not taken into account.

     
    The principal issues raised by Councillor Hicks  were:-

    • Density issue as the number of bedroom is increased by 4
    • The bulk of the building is increased and property would be closer to the road failing to respect the current building line.
    • Issues with  parking and traffic issues  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.
    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    APPLICATION NO.DM2018/00814 - 10 NORTHDOWN ROAD, SUTTON, SM2 7AA Committee Report

    A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation to grant permission was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4 when there voted:


    RESOLVED:that planning permission for application number DM2018/00814 be granted subject to the conditions reasons and informatives found in the planning portal.

    Agreed
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  • 30.

    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