Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 1st August, 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

165/19

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 18 July 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 18 July 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

166/19

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:

There were no disclosures of a pecuniary interest not already registered.

 

167/19

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 was none.

168/19

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

169/19

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair proposed for the order of the meeting to commence as follows: 18/05157/FUL 2-5 Barrowsfield, South Croydon, CR2 9BZ; 19/02209/FUL 48 Mitchley Hill, South Croydon, CR2 9HB and 19/01352/FUL 56 Woodmere Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7PD

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18/05157/FUL 2-5 Barrowsfield, South Croydon, CR2 9BZ pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 4/5 storey building comprising 33 self-contained flats (5x1 bed, 15x2 bed and 13x3 bed), vehicular access off Limpsfield Road, 26 car parking spaces (including two disabled car parking spaces), integral cycle store for 64 cycles, integral bin storage, hard and soft landscaping, boundary treatment and communal amenity space at roof level.

 

Ward: Sanderstead

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 4/5 storey building comprising 33 self-contained flats (5x1 bed, 15x2 bed and 13x3 bed), vehicular access off Limpsfield Road, 26 car parking spaces (including two disabled car parking spaces), integral cycle store for 64 cycles, integral bin storage, hard and soft landscaping, boundary treatment and communal amenity space at roof level.

 

Ward: Sanderstead

 

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

 

Mr Andrew Bell spoke against the application.

 

Miss Emily Hall spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Lynne Hale spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development due to the mass and density, a negative effect in character in the area and the challenge to meet single aspect units and small family homes. Councillor Streeter seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendation. Councillor Ali seconded the motion.

 

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

 

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 2-5 Barrowsfield, South Croydon, CR2 9BZ.

 

 

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

At 8:20pm the Planning Committee reconvened.

 

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19/02209/FUL 48 Mitchley Hill, South Croydon, CR2 9HB pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Demolition of single-family dwelling and erection of one 3-4 storey block, containing 6 x 2-bedroom apartments, 2 x4-bedroom houses and 1 x 3 bedroom house with associated access, 10 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store. (Amended description: Parking spaces reduced from 11 to 10).

 

Ward: Sanderstead

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of single-family dwelling and erection of one 3-4 storey block, containing 6 x 2-bedroom apartments, 2 x4-bedroom houses and 1 x 3 bedroom house with associated access, 10 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store. (Amended description: Parking spaces reduced from 11 to 10).

 

Ward: Sanderstead

 

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

 

Mr Adrian Smith spoke against the application.

 

Mr Billy Heyman spoke on behalf of the applicant, Aventier Ltd, in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Tim Pollard spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development due to the massing and density, not in keeping in the area and a negative impact in area. Councillor Streeter seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendation. Councillor Chowdhury seconded the motion. There was a request for the conditions to include the drainage specifications and cover the electrical vehicle charging points within the cycle and car condition.

 

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

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 48 Mitchley Hill, South Croydon, CR2 9HB.

 

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19/01352/FUL 56 Woodmere Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7PD pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of a 3-storey block containing 2 x 3-bedroom and 7 x 2-bedroom apartments with associated access, 9 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Shirley North

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of a 3-storey block containing 2 x 3-bedroom and 7 x 2-bedroom apartments with associated access, 9 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Shirley North

 

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

 

Mr Richard Chambers spoke against the application.

 

Mr Billy Heyman spoke on behalf of the applicant, Aventier Ltd, in support of the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for DEFER the application for further refinement with the design and development particular on the roofing. Councillor Prince seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Streeter proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over intensification by density and massing, insufficient parking and loss of amenity to residents. Councillor Roche seconded the motion.

 

The motion to defer was put forward to the vote and carried with six Members voting in favour, three Members voting against and one Member abstaining their vote.

 

The motion to refuse therefore fell.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to DEFER the application for the development of 56 Woodmere Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7PD.

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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.

174/19

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

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Item 8.1 Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 73 KB

This report provides a list of cases determined (since the last Planning Committee) providing details of the site and description of development by Ward), whether the case was determined by officers under delegated powers or by Planning Committee/Sub Committee and the outcome (refusal/approval).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report was received for information.