Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 14th February, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Michelle Ossei-Gerning
020 8726 6000 x84246  Email: michelle.gerning@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

19/19

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 31 January 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 31 January 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

20/19

Disclosure of Interest

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

Minutes:

Councillor Prince disclosed that she would not participate in the application item 18/02965/FUL The Minster Junior School, Warrington Road, Croydon, CR0 4BH, as she would be speaking as objector.

 

21/19

Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no urgent business.

                        

22/19

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

23/19

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To consider the accompanying reports by the Director of Planning & Strategic Transport:

 

Additional documents:

24/19

18/01211/FUL 5-9 Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1RG pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Demolition of the existing building and replacement with a six/seven/eight storey development. Commercial units would be provided on the lower ground (sui generis, A3 and D1/D2) and ground floor (flexible use A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, B1(a)), with 55 flats above with associated public realm improvements and landscaping including courtyard area with, disabled car parking and cycle parking.

 

Ward: Fairfield

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing building and replacement with a six/seven/eight storey development. Commercial units would be provided on the lower ground (sui generis, A3 and D1/D2) and ground floor (flexible use A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, B1(a)), with 55 flats above with associated public realm improvements and landscaping including courtyard area with, disabled car parking and cycle parking.

 

Ward: Fairfield

 

The officers presented details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr Richard Lavington from Maccreanor Lavington Architects and Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, Councillor Oliver Lewis spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Clark proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application. Councillor Scott seconded the motion.

 

The motion for approval was put forward to the vote and was carried with all ten Members unanimously voting in favour.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 5-9 Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1RG, subject to the completion of a S106 legal agreement.

 

25/19

18/05154/FUL 98 Riddlesdown Road, Purley, CR8 1DD pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of a three storey block, including basement accommodation for nine apartments with associated access, nine off-street parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of a three storey block, including basement accommodation for nine apartments with associated access, nine off-street parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

 

The officers presented details of the planning application and officers responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Ms Heather Byrne (on behalf of the applicant) spoke in support of the application.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Helen Redfern, spoke against the application, on behalf of referring Ward Member Councillor Simon Hoar.

 

Councillor Streeter proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over intensification of the site due to size and massing, loss of amenity for adjoining occupiers and insufficient parking. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application. There was an informative request for the applicant to look at the accessibility at the rear of the garden for those with limited mobility. Councillor Ali seconded the motion.

 

The motion to refuse was put forward to the vote and fell with four Members voting in favour, five Members voting against and one Member abstained their vote.

 

The motion to approve was put forward to the vote and was carried with six Members voting in favour and four Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 98 Riddlesdown Road, Purley, CR8 1DD.

 

 

At 8:11pm, the Planning Committee adjourned for a short break.

At 8:16pm, the Planning Committee reconvened.

 

26/19

18/04650/FUL 25 Warham Road, South Croydon, CR2 6LJ pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Change of use and conversion from a children's day nursery to 6no. self-contained residential units (for residents and families with emergency housing needs).

 

Ward:Waddon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use and conversion from a children's day nursery to 6no. self-contained residential units (for residents and families with emergency housing needs).

 

Ward: Waddon

 

The officers presented details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr Richard O’Brien spoke against the application.

 

Mr Ryan Astill (on behalf of Cherubin Estates Limited) spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application. Councillor Fraser seconded the motion.

 

The motion for approval was put forward to the vote and was carried with all ten Members unanimously voting in favour.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 25 Warham Road, South Croydon, CR2 6LJ.

 

27/19

18/04742/FUL 1-9 Foxley Lane, Purley, CR8 3EF pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Demolition of existing buildings. Erection of a 5/6/7 storey building comprising 8x one bedroom, 36x two bedroom and 5x three bedroom flats. Provision of associated amenity areas, cycle parking, refuse and recycling stores.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing buildings. Erection of a 5/6/7 storey building comprising 8x one bedroom, 36x two bedroom and 5x three bedroom flats. Provision of associated amenity areas, cycle parking, refuse and recycling stores.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA AND OFFICERS UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY WOULD DETERMINE THE CASE.

 

 

At 8.45pm, the Planning Committee adjourned for a short break due to technical issues.

At 9.03pm, the Planning Committee reconvened. The presentation for application item 18/02965/FUL The Minster Junior School, Warrington Road, Croydon, CR0 4BH was unable to be webcasted due to technical issues.

 

 

 

28/19

18/02965/FUL The Minster Junior School, Warrington Road, Croydon, CR0 4BH pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Installation of an artificial sand-dressed sports pitch and associated floodlighting and fencing.

 

Ward: Waddon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Installation of an artificial sand-dressed sports pitch and associated floodlighting and fencing.

 

Ward: Waddon

 

The officers presented details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Ms Angela Kelly and Mr David Kelly spoke against the application. 

 

Ward Member, Councillor Joy Prince, spoke against the application, on behalf of referring Ward Member Councillor Robert Canning.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application with additional conditions to amend the hours of illumination of the floodlights to be only be on between 3pm and 8pm, a restriction on the lighting levels reaching the gardens of adjoining residential properties, a requirement for the floodlights to be switched off when the pitch is not in use, and the provision of a landscaping and semi-mature planting scheme. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

The motion for approval was put forward to the vote and was carried with all nine Members unanimously voting in favour.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of The Minster Junior School, Warrington Road, Croydon, CR0 4BH.

 

29/19

Items referred by Planning Sub-Committee

To consider any item(s) referred by a previous meeting of the Planning Sub-Committee to this Committee for consideration and determination:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

30/19

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider the accompanying report by the Director of Planning & Strategic Transport:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.