Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 29th 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

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 15 August 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 15 August 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

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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 Roche disclosed that he was directly affected with all the applications relating to Bedwardine Road and will not participate in the meeting for those items.

 

Councillor Parker shared his interest of transparency that he resides on Foxley Lane.

 

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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.

191/19

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

192/19

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

193/19

18/05822/FUL 40 and 40A Warminster Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 4DZ pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Demolition of existing house at 40a Warminster Road and erection of 9 new houses (8 three-bedroom and 1 four-bedroom) with 9 parking spaces; partial demolition of existing terrace house at 40 Warminster Road, to be rebuilt with new single storey extension and rear roof dormer widening adjacent vehicle access to the rear.

 

Ward: South Norwood

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing house at 40a Warminster Road and erection of 9 new houses (8 three-bedroom and 1 four-bedroom) with 9 parking spaces; partial demolition of existing terrace house at 40 Warminster Road, to be rebuilt with new single storey extension and rear roof dormer widening adjacent vehicle access to the rear.

 

Ward: South Norwood

 

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

 

Ms Annie Reid spoke on behalf of the Applicant, in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Patsy Cummings spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for REFUSAL of the application on the grounds of a poor quality of design and a discordant layout not creating a positive sense of place. Councillor Clark seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to REFUSE the application for the development of 40 and 40A Warminster Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 4DZ.

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19/02451/FUL 170 Foxley Lane, Purley, CR8 3NF pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Demolition of the existing house, and the erection of a block of nine flats, with associating car parking, landscaping and associated works.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing house, and the erection of a block of nine flats, with associating car parking, landscaping and associated works.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

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

 

Dr Margaret King representing Maple Residents Association spoke against the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Badsha Quadir spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Clark proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendation. There was a request to impose on the current condition around trees to protect the screening at the rear, so that the landscaping would be retained and protected. Councillor Scott seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Parker proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development and out of character with neighbouring properties in the surrounding area. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

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 second motion to refuse therefore fell.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 170 Foxley Lane, Purley, CR8 3NF.

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19/02050/FUL 9B Haydn Avenue, Purley, CR8 4AG pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Demolition of existing bungalow. Erection of a 3 storey building with accommodation in the roof space comprising 9 residential apartments with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing bungalow. Erection of a 3-storey building with accommodation in the roof space comprising 9 residential apartments with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

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

 

Mr Chris Thorne spoke against the application.

 

Mr Spencer Copping spoke on behalf of the applicant, in support of the application.

 

Ward Member Councillor Badsha Quadir, spoke on behalf of referring Ward Member Councillor Steve O’Connell against the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendation. There was a request for the replacement tress to be as mature as the ones removed. Councillor Prince seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of a negative impact the scheme would have on the street scene, the loss of 7 mature trees (6 grade C trees and 1 grade B tree), which will impact the character of the tree lining on the street, over development of the plot by mass and density, and a negative impact the scheme would have on the surrounding occupants private amenity space. Councillor Redfern seconded the motion.

 

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 motion to refuse therefore fell.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 9B Haydn Avenue, Purley, CR8 4AG.

 

 

At 8:22pm the Committee adjourned for a short break.

At 8.29pm the Committee reconvened the meeting.

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19/00305/OUT Norbury Trading Estate, Craignish Avenue, Norbury, SW16 4RW pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Demolition of the existing buildings, erection of 3 to 5 storey and part 6/part 7 storey building to provide 1,028 square metres B1 floorspace and 536 square metres D1 floorspace and 73 residential units comprising 50x2 bedroom, 12x1 bedroom and 11x3 bedroom flats, provision of associated off-street parking comprising 28 residential car parking spaces and 4 commercial parking spaces and provision of associated cycle storage and refuse storage, alongside associated landscaping and amenity space. (Application for outline planning permission with landscaping as the reserved matters).

 

Ward: Norbury and Pollards Hill

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing buildings, erection of 3 to 5 storey and part 6/part 7 storey building to provide 1,028 square metres B1 floorspace and 536 square metres D1 floorspace and 73 residential units comprising 50x2 bedroom, 12x1 bedroom and 11x3 bedroom flats, provision of associated off-street parking comprising 28 residential car parking spaces and 4 commercial parking spaces and provision of associated cycle storage and refuse storage, alongside associated landscaping and amenity space. (Application for outline planning

permission with landscaping as the reserved matters).

 

Ward: Norbury and Pollards Hill

 

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

 

Mr Winston Stewart representing Scots Estates Norbury Residents Association spoke against the application.

 

Mr Kevin Goodwin the Applicant’s Agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel spoke and made representations to the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based

on the officer’s recommendation. Councillor Roche seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve 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 Norbury Trading Estate, Craignish Avenue, Norbury, SW16 4RW.

 

 

At 9:22pm Councillor Roche left the meeting.

 

At 9:22pm the Guillotine was proposed and moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Perry.

 

The following three applications were heard separately in its own merit; however, the Chair used her discretion to allow all the speakers to address the Committee once, where their representations was relevant to all the three applications. All speakers were given extra time.

 

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19/00342/FUL Garage Block And Land Adjoining 91, Bedwardine Road, Upper Norwood, London pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Demolition of garages/storage sheds and erection of a three-storey building to provide three flats together with landscaping, refuse and cycle storage as well as other associated works.

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of garages/storage sheds and erection of a three-storey building to provide three flats together with landscaping, refuse and cycle storage as well as other associated works.

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

 

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

 

Mrs Cath Day spoke against all the three applications in relation to Bedwardine Road.

 

Ms Jennifer Turner and Ms Janinder Bhatti spoke on behalf of the Applicant in

support of all three applications in relation to Bedwardine Road.

 

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

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to DEFER the application on the grounds to revisit the parking provision and revisit the overlooking of habitual rooms of block A. Councillor Parker seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Garage Block And Land Adjoining 91, Bedwardine Road, Upper Norwood, London.

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19/00343/FUL Garage Block And Land Adjoining 53, Bedwardine Road, Upper Norwood, London pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Demolition of existing garages/storage sheds and erection of a three-storey building to provide six flats together with landscaping, refuse/cycle stores and other associated works.

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

Recommendation: Grant permission

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing garages/storage sheds and erection of a three-storey building to provide six flats together with landscaping, refuse/cycle stores and other associated works.

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

 

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

 

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

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds that the scheme is non-compliant with policy DM 10.6 and DM 30. Councillor Parker seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Garage Block And Land Adjoining 53, Bedwardine Road, Upper Norwood, London.

 

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19/00346/FUL Garage Block And Land Adjoining 21 Bedwardine Road, Upper Norwood, London, SE19 3AS pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Demolition of garages/storage sheds and erection of a three-storey building to provide six flats together with landscaping, refuse and cycle storage as well as other associated works (amended description).

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

Recommendation: Grant Permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of garages/storage sheds and erection of a three-storey building to provide six flats together with landscaping, refuse and cycle storage as well as other associated works (amended description).

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

 

The officers presented details of the planning application with no questions for clarification.   

 

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

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds controversy to the policy DM 30 and DM10.6. Councillor Parker seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was put forward to the vote and was carried with six Members voting in favour and three Members voting against. The second motion to refuse therefore fell.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Garage Block And Land Adjoining 21, Bedwardine Road, Upper Norwood, London, SE19 3AS.

 

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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.

201/19

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

 

202/19

Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 71 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