Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 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

66.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Kevin Burke, welcomed those present.

 

The Chair announced that item 5 had been withdrawn, and would be presented to the April meeting of the planning committee.

67.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Peter Geiringer with Councillor Tim Crowley attending as substitute, for Councillor Tony Shields with Councillor Param Nandha attending as substitute and from Councillor Muhmmad Sadiq with Councillor Richard Clare attending as a substitute.

68.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2019 be agreed as an accurate record.

69.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

5. APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00071 - Garage Adjacent To 46 Devonshire Road, Sutton, SM2 5HH.

 

The following Councillors withdrew for the item:

·         Councillor Eric Allen, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

·         Councillor Param Nandha, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

·         Councillor Tim Crowley, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

 

The following Councillors declared they were able to approach the application with an open mind:

·         Councillor Ben Andrew, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

·         Councillor Drew Heffernan, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

·         Councillor Jill Whitehead, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

·         Councillor Kevin Burke, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

·         Councillor Richard Clare, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

·         Councillor Tim Foster, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

·         Councillor Vincent Galligan, Non Pecuniary, knew the applicant well.

70.

APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00071 - Garage Adjacent To 46 Devonshire Road, Sutton, SM2 5HH pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Erection of a detached 2 storey building to provide 2 self contained residential units with parking to the frontage and provision of a single storey detached refuse and cycle store.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Emmanuel Agyei, Planning Officer presented the report on the above application for the erection of a detached 2 storey building to provide 2 self contained residential units with parking to the frontage and provision of a single storey detached refuse and cycle store.

 

Andy Webber, Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning, confirmed to members that pre application advice had not been sought by the applicant.

 

The application was presented to the Planning Committee, as required by the London Borough of Sutton’s constitution, as the applicant is a Councillor.

 

Members discussed that, included within the London Plan, is suggestion that consideration should be given to small sites for development, and the need for affordable accommodation. The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning and Members welcomed the fact that the application would provide affordable housing, of one bedroom, as this is noted as a requirement for boroughs in the London Plan.

 

In discussion members noted that the area surrounding the application has a mix of residential styles, and although the area is suburban in style, the style is not homogenous. This application would lead to intensification of the street scene of the area.

 

The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning explained that measures using a density matrix are now somewhat dated, however, a high density measure can be used to provide understanding of other issues. This application (as shown on the plans provided at the meeting) shows that the application has blank walls, high level windows, and is very close to the boundaries of the plot.

 

Robert de Castro, Senior Engineer, explained that the application met national standards for parking provision, there was recognition that the site is within a 15mins walk of Sutton Town centre and in proximity to bus service provision but that parking provision remains a requirement of the site.

 

Mr Paul Voller, local resident, objector, addressed the meeting to explain that the area is one of substantial houses, and that this should be preserved within the borough.

 

Members asked the local resident how this site of garages only had developed to which it was explained that various pieces of land had been sold over the years which had led to this garage site.

 

Mr Brian Madge, agent, addressed the meeting, he explained the application would make use of a small site, and provide one bedroom affordable properties which are encouraged, as outlined in the London Plan. The agent noted that small site developments have a high record of refusal in the outer London boroughs, whereas nationally authorities are now being seen to be using the opportunity provided by small sites.

 

The agent stated that the design of the application could be amended, if members felt the application could be approved with an amended design.

 

In discussion Members suggested that the design was not appropriate for the site, although they recognised the site is suitable for residential use and noted that it was the application as presented under consideration. Members made reference to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 70.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00071 - Garage Adjacent To 46 Devonshire Road, Sutton, SM2 5HH Committee Report

RESOLVED: That planning permission be refused for application no. DM2019/00071 - Garage Adjacent To 46 Devonshire Road, Sutton, SM2 5HH.

Agreed
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  • 71.

    APPLICATION NO. DM2018/01667 - 1 Belmont Road, Wallington, SM6 8TE pdf icon PDF 130 KB

    Change of use from A3 (cafe) to A5 (hot food takeaway) together with the installation of an extractor fan and canopy, cycle and motorcycle parking.

     

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The item had been withdrawn by the Chair at the outset of the meeting.

    72.

    Any urgent business

    To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).

    Minutes:

    There was no urgent business.