Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 5th September, 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

Link: Audio Recording

Items
No. Item

31.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were given by Councillor Tony Shields (for whom Tim Crowley substituted).

 

32.

Minutes of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 August 2018.

Minutes:

 

The Minutes of the meeting held on 8 August 2018 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

 

33.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

4. APPLICATION NO. TPO 2018 / 06 - Sutton Hospital.

Councillor Peter Geiringer, Pecuniary, owns a house in Chiltern Road, although this some distance from the Sutton hospital site.

 

34.

APPLICATION NO. TPO 2018 / 06 - Sutton Hospital pdf icon PDF 248 KB

TPO confirmation pending objection from NHS and LB Sutton Asset Management -  TPO expires 27/09/18

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application to confirm the provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2018/06 protecting 3 cedar trees and 2 redwood trees. The trees are located to the east of Cotswold Road to the western boundary of the site. The officer presented the report to committee.

 

Members of the committee asked for clarification on the following points which were provided by officers:

 

  • The trees have a useful life of 40 years and though unusual are not rare.
  • A TPO provides statutory protection for the trees, and does not mean the site cannot be developed. At present there are no known designs for development on the site.

 

Christopher Rhodes and Trevor Fitzgerald, landowners and objectors, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.

 

The principal issues raised by the Objectors were:

  • The TPO would reduce flexibility for future development options on the site, particularly as T1 is located near an access point to the site.
  • The landowner of T2-5, the NHS is a responsible landowner.
  • Recent works to T1 were completed due to storm damage.

 

It was acknowledged that a TPO could be removed if a development plan was presented to the planning authority in the future.

 

A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation to confirm TPO NO. 2018/06 was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4.

   

Resolved: That Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2018/06 be confirmed.

          

 

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
APPLICATION NO. TPO 2018 / 06 - Sutton Hospital 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 TPO No. 2018 / 06 be granted.



Agreed
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  • 35.

    APPLICATION NO. DM2018/00156 - 118 Beddington Lane Beddington CR0 4TB pdf icon PDF 211 KB

    Erection of an industrial unit to provide 2,149 sq m (GIA) of flexible employment purposes within use classes B1c/B2/B8 with ancillary offices, 89 car parking spaces, 4 motorcycle and 12 bicycle spaces, landscaping, service yard areas and ancillary uses together with associated external works.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of an industrial unit to provide 2,149sqm(GIA) of flexible employment purposes within use classes B1c/B2/B8 with ancillary offices, 89 carparking spaces, 4 motorcycle spaces and 12 bicycle spaces, landscaping, service yard areas and ancillary uses together with associated external works. A report was presented by the Officer.  

     

     

    Members of the Committee asked for clarification on points which was provided by Officers:

     

    • Officers confirmed that pre planning advice had not been sought by the applicant.
    • The standard for car parking spaces at sites for logistic uses is the same as for other industrial uses, this includes delivery companies.
    • Discussions are taking place regarding cumulative impacts of vehicles in Beddington Lane. The transport statement for this application does not show that additional trips would be generated by this use when compared to the previous use of the site.
    • Officers suggested it has been shown that if car parking spaces are provided they will be used even if cycle facilities are provided.
    • The applicant offered to increase bus provision in the area but the car parking space included in the application remains an objection by the Mayor of London.
    • This application would result in under development of the site, consideration must be given to the implied message from the Sutton Planning Authority to other employers if the application were to be refused.
    • The jobs offered by the applicant can not be guaranteed for the medium or long term.
    • When considering the Local Plan the inspector asked for intensification of development of sites to allow the required industrial development in the area. If sites are not developed intensively, there could be pressure for further release of MOL land. A message to other landowners could be seen as that Sutton are not serious about intensification of sites in the borough.
    • The air quality assessment in the report had considered vehicles and the building in the application.
    • The fact that the end user is known for this application is not a material planning consideration. If the site was developed to meet the requirements for this user it could create issues for future development and use of the site.

     

    Councillor Jillian Green, Ward Councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.

     

    The principle issues raised were:

     

    • Residents in the ward are concerned about traffic levels in the area, which will be increased by this development.
    • The jobs may not be filled by local people.
    • More detail is needed about the air pollution in the area which would be added to by the development in this application.
    • A new road layout proposal at Fiveways has been announced today by TfL which would impact on Beddington Lane.

     

    Officers reported that TfL have been consulted in this application and they have not raised the proposals for new road layout at Fiveways as a concern.

     

    Paul Wadha and Matthew Thomas, applicant addressed the meeting and raised the following points:

     

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    APPLICATION NO. DM2018/00156 - 118 Beddington Lane Beddington CR0 4TB 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 be refused for application No. DM2018/00156.

    Agreed
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  • 36.

    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.