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Welcome and introductions
The Chair, Councillor Drew Heffernan, welcomed those present.
The Chair announced that item 6 would be taken as item 5.
Apologies for absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Kevin Burke with Councillor Steve Cook attending as substitute, Councillor Amy Haldane with Councillor Chris Williams attending as substitute, Councillor Eric Allen with Councillor Catherine Gray attending as substitute, Councillor Peter Geiringer with Councillor Param Nadha attending as substitute.
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 August 2019.
Members discussed if the item DM2018/01865 - 79-85 BEDDINGTON LANE, BEDDINGTON, CR0 4TH should be deferred as:
Discussions concerning HGV access in Beddington Lane remain on going, current data is not available at this time.
The recent fire at a waste facility in Beddington Lane remains under investigation.
The addendum report to this agenda was 32 pages long and was provided in the late afternoon 4 September 2019, therefore Members did not have time to consider it fully.
Andy Webber, Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning explained the addendum report was issued in the afternoon of 4 September so as Members were provided with all information received by the Planning team prior to the Committee. The Head Development Management and Strategic Planning acknowledged the time the addendum report was issued and had not allowed a great deal of time for Members to consider its content, he also mentioned Officers would consider the matter of the timing of the publication of addendum reports in the future.
The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning stated that the report included a comprehensive transport assessment which provided information which would allow Members to consider the application.
Councillor Tony Shields motioned that the approval of the minutes of the meeting 7 August should deferred as amendments were required. This was seconded by Councillor Drew Heffernan.
In relation to the minutes of the meeting 7 August for application DM2019/00848 216-220 High Street, Sutton, Members noted that the minutes referred to there being no electronic music and suggested that this was incorrect. The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning explained the information included within the report was correct at the time of the meeting and Officers were unaware of any information which suggested a change to that information.
Members were aware of the separation of the Planning and Licensing applications. The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning agreed to check if the letter of approval had been sent regarding application DM2019/00848, 216-220 High Street, Sutton,SM1 1NU.
RESOLVED: that the approval of the minutes of the meeting held on 7 August 2019 be deferred.
Declarations of interest
There were no declarations of interest.
Proposed construction and operation of the Beddington Lane Resource Recovery Facility, comprising a main waste processing building, two storey administration and amenity building, weighbridge's with associated gatehouses, car park (50 spaces, including 3 disabled and 11 electric charging points), enclosed RCV fleet parking structure (14 Spaces), water tanks and associated pump house, vehicle refuelling area, two new accesses off Beddington Lane, highway improvement works to Beddington Lane, surface and foul water drainage infrastructure, vehicle circulation and manoeuvring space, soft landscaping and other ancillary infrastructure (including fencing, gating, mobile plant service bay, cycle store, smoking shelter and electrical sub-stations).
The Committee considered a report on the above application for a proposed construction and operation of the Beddington Lane Resource Recovery Facility, comprising a main waste processing building, two storey administration and amenity building, weighbridges with associated gatehouses, car park (50 spaces, including 3 disabled and 11 electric charging points), enclosed RCV fleet parking structure (14 spaces), water tanks and associated pump house, vehicle refuelling area, two new accesses off Beddington Lane, highway improvement works to Beddington Lane, surface and foul water drainage infrastructure, vehicle circulation and manoeuvring space, soft landscaping and other ancillary infrastructure (including fencing, gating, mobile plant service bay, cycle store, smoking shelter and electrical sub-stations).
The application was presented to Planning Committee at the discretion of the Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning.
Following the presentation by Iain Williams, Senior Planning Officer, Members clarified:
Mile Road is currently owned by Thames Water and would not become a general access road.
The site in the application was an approved site in the South London Waste Plan, and is an allocated site for this type of operation, which was also covered by the London Plan. Members suggested the figures for traffic movement may be higher than were reported.
The applicant had proposed the routing of HGV traffic to and from the site would be via Coomber Way and Ampere Way to the A23, although a letter included within the report suggested that Croydon Council would not support this routing. The Senior Planning Officer explained that a condition (condition 9) of the application would require the development of a transport plan, including details of HGV routing, in agreement with all stakeholders if the application were to be approved.
The air quality assessment included in this application was Sutton’s Policy, it remained a requirement for Local Authorities to apply their own policies. London’s air quality is a strategic issue therefore policies across the boroughs in London are closely aligned.
In discussion regarding odour, the Senior Planning Officer provided explanation of the proposed operation of the processes within the site. Permits from the Environment Agency would be a requirement prior to the site becoming operational.
A detailed environmental statement was provided which included neighbouring properties, and the mitigations put in place.
Councillor Andrew Pelling, London Borough of Croydon, an objector, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31.
The principal issues raised by the objector were that:-
London Borough of Croydon intends further development in the area along the A23 Purley Way in the future.
Local Authorities should work together.
There is a need for a commitment from the applicant about traffic and how traffic is managed to minimise blockages on routes.
Councillor Andrew Pelling suggested that Croydon Council may consider blocking Coomber Way in the future.
Members clarified if:
The objector if he felt agreement between London Borough of Croydon and London Borough of Sutton could be achieved, Councillor Pelling confirmed his comments were as a Councillor on behalf of the London Borough of Croydon.
It was reported that ... view the full minutes text for item 30.
Erection of a two storey side extension and a single storey rear extension.
The Committee considered a report on the above application for the erection of a two storey side extension and a single storey rear extension.
The application had been presented to Planning Committee as the agent for the application is an employee of Sutton Council.
Members confirmed they had considered the report and had no further questions.
A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation to grant permission was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4, when there voted:
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).
There was no urgent business.