Agenda and minutes

Edward Joyce, Planning Committee
Wednesday, 14th November, 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

44.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Whitehead.

 

45.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2018  were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.

 

46.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillor Geringer declared that he knows one of the Objectors for Church Hill Road application, and he has confirmed that he can approach this item with an open mind

47.

APPLICATION NO.DM2018/01417 - 335 Sutton Common Road, Sutton, SM3 9HZ pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Erection of a part one, part two storey side and rear extension to existing dwelling to create a self contained 2 bedroom dwelling and provision of 2 parking spaces to rear accessed from Ridge Road following demolition of existing detached garage.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the above application for an Erection of a part one, part two storey side and rear extension to existing dwelling to create a self contained 2 bedroom dwelling and provision of 2 parking spaces to rear accessed from Ridge Road following demolition of existing detached garage.  The officer presented the report.
 

Councillor Shields sought clarification on if the property is detached and the officer confirmed.  Members had no further questions and indicated they would like to move to vote.

 

 

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
DM2018/01417 Committee Report

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

 

 

 

Resolved: That planning permission be refused for application No.DM2018/01417.

 

Agreed
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  • 48.

    APPLICATION NO. DM2018/00264 - Land Rear Of 241 And 243 Church Hill Road North Cheam pdf icon PDF 92 KB

    Variation of condition 1 (approved drawings) of previously approved application A2017/77279/FUL to amend siting, finished ground level and drainage details.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a report on the above application for a Variation of condition 1 (approved drawings) of previously approved application A2017/77279/FUL to amend siting, finished ground level and drainage details.


    Iain Williams, Planning Officer, presented the report.  He went through the revised drainage, ecology scheme, and revised drawings that have been put forward.

     

    Members asked the Officer for clarification in relation to the proposed drainage on the site in particular:

    • If there is any soakaway on site,
    • Further details of the proposals for water run off from the hard standing of the site, and where the water will run off to.
    • Confirmation of the agreement of Thames Water to the proposed drainage solutions
    • If the site is to be built on London clay.
    • If the proposed drainage measures are an improvement on the previously agreed draining solutions which were previously put in place by the planning inspector at appeal.

     

    The Officer responded accordingly and pointed out that there is no soakaway  due to being build on clay, but that a drainage channel had been introduced into the design.  The runoff from the hard standing would run towards Darcey Road.  The committee were advised there would be  a tank underground to collect the water and release this into the Thames Water system.  He further advised that The Lead Local Flood Officer had confirmed that the proposed drainage would be sufficient to deal with the surface water. The officer advised that the details of Thames Water response are within the report in paragraph 3.21

     

    In addition to queries on drainage Members also sought clarification on the original and proposed separation distances and elevations. The Officer provided confirmation.

     

    Officers confirmed that the drainage on the site will now meet the requirements within the local plan and that the proposal before the Committee was an improvement on the previously agreed drainage proposals.

     

    Mr Keith Brown, Ms Stephanie Smitehers and Ms Sue Faulknall, three Objectors and Councillor James McDermott-Hill, a ward councillor, addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.

     

    The principal issues raised were:

    • Ms Faulknall advised the committee that originally this application was refused in December 2015 by this planning committee but was granted by the inspector at appeal.
    • The Objectors wanted the hearing of this application to be delayed due to errors they believe are within the reports
    • Residents homes have been flooded and cost of house insurance has increased due to flood issues.
    • Lack of enforcement on the site.
    • Stephanie Smithers a Civil Engineer pointed out that:
    • The drainage on the main site and under the car park is a storage tank, she highlighted the issues with drainage calculations and also that as the ground slopes the bottom of the channel drainage is lower than the water level in the storage tank. She advised that the outlet from the storage tank is proposed at 2 litres per second and that is not in accordance with the London Plan guidance which says it should be 5 litres  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.
    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    DM2018/00264 Motion

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

     

    Resolved: That planning permission be deferred for application No. DM2018/00264

     

    Agreed
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  • 49.

    Any urgent business

    Urgent items at the discretion  of the Chair - 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.

    Meeting ended at 9.25