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 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:
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:-
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:-
The principal issues responded to by the applicant/agent were:-
The applicant/agent replied that the access road area could be included in the parking management plan and the lighting potentially put under condition. The viability of a community transport scheme under the application however, was rejected.
It was confirmed that GPs are obliged to provide a home visit for those patients who are unable to make the journey. A commitment was made by the applicant/agent to discuss the potential of a volunteer transport system with the local patient participation group. Reference was also made by Members to services provided by Sutton Community Transport.
In debate, Members considered:
A poll vote on the officers’ recommendation to grant permission, with removal of “should they wish” from the recommendation, and conditions added with regard to parking management, lighting hours, and limit of use to a surgery in class D1, was held in accordance with Standing Order 31.4, when there voted:
The following Members requested that their reasons for voting against be recorded in the minutes:
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.