Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 7.30 pm, MOVED

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

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

Note: This meeting was moved from the 19 June 2019. 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Kevin Burke, welcomed those present.

2.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Eric Allen, with Councillor Tim Crowley attending as substitute, and Councillor Ben Andrew substituted by Councillor Rich Clare.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019 be agreed as an accurate record.

4.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

5.

Order of Items

Minutes:

With the agreement of the committee, the Chair announced that the applications would be taken in the order indicated by the minutes.

6.

APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00378 - 22 Leechcroft Road, Wallington, SM6 7JF pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Erection of a single storey side infill extension and a single storey rear extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a single storey side infill extension and a single storey rear extension.

 

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

 

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00378 - 22 LEECHCROFT ROAD, WALLINGTON, SM6 7JF Committee Report

RESOLVED: That planning permission be granted for application No. DM2019/00378, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the planning portal.

Agreed
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  • 7.

    APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00502 - 11 Cowper Avenue, Sutton, SM1 3RD pdf icon PDF 94 KB

    Erection of a single storey rear extension.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a report on the above application for erection of a single storey rear extension.

     

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

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    APPLICATION NO. DM2019/00502 - 11 COWPER AVENUE, SUTTON, SM1 3RD Committee Report

    RESOLVED: That planning permission be granted for application No. DM2019/00502, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the planning portal.

    Agreed
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  • 8.

    APPLICATION NO. B2017/77814 - Henderson Hospital, 2 Homeland Drive, Sutton, SM2 5LT pdf icon PDF 370 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 Committee considered a report on the above application for 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.

     

    The application had been de-delegated by Councillor David Hicks.

     

    Following the presentation by Iain Williams, Senior Planning Officer, Members requested clarification on:

    • The recommendation - which was confirmed as correct with regards to the mention of affordable housing and delegated authority to the Strategic Director. The wording ‘should they wish’ (in relation to the delegated authority) was requested to be removed from any final resolution agreed which the Head of Planning agreed to at the meeting for this and future recommendations.
    • Restrictive covenants - confirmed not to be a consideration in the remit of the planning committee.
    • An extant planning scheme on the same site, as granted in 2013.
    • Evidence of journeys on foot and other means of transport to the site given the distance of the access from Brighton Road.

     

    Peter Mattey (Belmont and South Cheam Residents Association), Carol Page and Mark Powell, objectors, as well as Councillor Neil Garratt, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

     

    The principal issues raised by the objectors were:-

     

    • Parking obstruction on the access road to the site.
    • A lighting scheme with a 6m pole into the rear of 9 Hardegray Close. Requesting a condition that it be turned off when the site is not open.
    • Overspill of parking into the local area and requested that parking controls be changed in the vicinity.
    • Lack of community transport and impact on patients travelling to the practice.
    • The inappropriate location of the surgery.
    • The negative impact on the amenity of local residents and the danger, particularly to children, of parking near the site.

    The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning apologised for the errors in the reports on Henderson Hospital it was noted that these were minor and did not prevent Planning Committee coming to a sound decision on the application.

     

    Councillor Tim Crowley was given a first formal warning by the Chair for inappropriate and disorderly conduct. 

     

    The legal representative reminded Members of the orderly conduct required in debate and that matters relating to the conduct or capability of a Council employee, or of employees collectively, should not be raised at meetings held in public.

     

    The principal issues raised by Councillor Neil Garratt, ward councillor, were:-

     

    • Lack of public transport in the area and the ‘unpleasant’ walk to the site from the bus stop. Improved street lighting, taking into account the local tree canopy, and the placing of benches, were considered potential improvements.
    • A lack of affordable housing requirement in the application and any precedent that may be set.
    • The impact on residents in Hardegray Close, and the area, caused by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.
    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    APPLICATION NO. B2017/77814 - HENDERSON HOSPITAL, 2 HOMELAND DRIVE, SUTTON, SM2 5LT Committee Report

    RESOLVED: That planning permission be granted for application No. B2017/77814 subject to (a) Completion of a s.106 legal agreement to be completed by midday on 30 June 2019, or such longer period as may be agreed in writing by the Strategic  Director of Housing, Planning and Regeneration, after which time the resolution to grant will be rescinded. Should a completed S106 legal agreement not be forthcoming by the date and time specified above the Planning Committee also agree to give delegated authority to officers, to refuse permission on the basis that the proposal would fail to provide an adequate contribution in lieu of affordable housing on site.; and (b) the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the planning portal, including conditions related to parking management, lighting hours, and limit of use to a surgery in class D1.

     

    The following Members requested that their reasons for voting against be recorded in the minutes:

    ·         Councillor Tim Crowley - for reasons relating to the extant planning permission, and that the covenant should cover community transport and be included in the present application.

    ·         Councillor Peter Geiringer - for reasons relating to the absence of community transport provision.

    Agreed
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  • 9.

    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.