Subdivision of existing ground floor to create two separate units involving the change of use of 29 The Broadway to Class A5 (Hot Food Takeaway) incorporating alterations to existing shopfront and installation of extract duct at rear.
The Chair announced that Items 4 and 5 would be taken together with an independent vote on each application.
The Committee considered a report on the above application for a subdivision of existing ground floor to create two separate units involving the change of use of, 29 The Broadway to Class A5 (Hot Food Takeaway) incorporating alterations to existing shopfront and installation of extract duct at rear.
The Committee also considered application
A2017/78217 for a display of an internally illuminated fascia sign
and an internally illuminated hanging sign.
The application had been de-delegated by Councillors Mary Burstow and Holly Ramsay.
Following the Officer presentation, Members enquired as to:
Dave Seditas, Tom Goodliffe and Paul Lincoln objectors, and Councillors Mary Burstow and Holly Ramsay, ward councillors then addressed the meeting under Standing Order 31, and the applicant replied.
The principal issues raised by the objectors were:-
Members asked whether the objectors were against the use of the site for any A5 unit (hot food and takeaway) or to KFC in particular, to which the former was confirmed. In response to Members, further details were given on parking issues in the area, and in particular, access. Finally, the objectors reported to committee that few signs were illuminated in the village overnight, as Cheam Village is a conservation area, following a question from the Chair.
On the subject of anti-social behaviour, the Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning clarified which aspects would comprise material planning considerations.
In response to individual Members’ comments regarding the Local Plan, the Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning confirmed its validity and that consultation had been carried out as required.
During the questioning of the objectors, the Chair gave a first formal warning given to Councillor Tony Shields for disorderly and inappropriate Conduct under Standing Order 14.
The principal issues raised by ward councillors were:-
Members discussed with the Ward Councillors their view on the appropriateness of a KFC under planning policy relating to town and local centres (DM35). The Ward Councillors responded that more litter bins would be required in the area due to the application being a hot food takeaway.
The principal issues raised by the applicant/agent, Adam Beamish and Laura Fitzgerald, were:-
In response to Member questions, the applicant/agent answered that:
It was confirmed by the Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning that the delivery plan had been discussed with the agent and the applicant’s highways consultant.
The Head of Development Management and Strategic Planning reminded Members that committee could either agree with the officer recommendation on each application, or, refuse on material planning considerations or where relevant material was lacking. Deferral and appeal procedures were also explained.
During debate, Members raised concerns over parking, the service and delivery plan, an over-intensification of A5 units, the illuminated sign, and odours that would emanate from the unit.
At the close of debate Councillor Graham Whitham motioned a vote to refuse the application on the grounds that:
Councillor Shields seconded the motion on the above grounds.
A poll vote on refuse planning permission was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4, when there voted:
To grant (0)
Against (9) Councillors Bourne, Burke, Crowley, Galligan, Haldane, Reynolds, Sadiq, Shields and Whitham
Resolved: That planning permission be refused for application No.A2017/78217 , subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives set out in the Planning Schedule for this application.