Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 12th September, 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

203/19

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 29 August 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 29 August 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

204/19

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.

 

205/19

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.

206/19

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

207/19

18/05433/PRE Land Rear of 13 to 73 Stafford Road, Duppas Hill Road, Croydon pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Erection of three buildings comprising 126 residential dwellings, ranging from two to five storeys together with associated access, car parking, cycle parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure works.

 

Ward: Waddon

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of three buildings comprising 126 residential dwellings, ranging from two to five storeys together with associated access, car parking, cycle parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure works.

 

Ward: Waddon

 

Steve Wallis from DRMM, Ash Griffiths and Jason Houslander  from London Strategic Land and Catherine Bruce from Savills attended to give a presentation and respond to Members' questions and issues raised for further consideration prior to submission of a planning application.

 

The main issues raised at this meeting were as follows:

 

Access

  • The importance of a pedestrian and cycle route to the western side through the school element was raised
  • Pedestrian and cycle access could work on a short term basis until the school is brought forward with a permanent solution
  • Cycle routes should tie into proposed new cycle networks on Fiveways and Epsom Road
  • Low PTAL for the site - would it be improved with access via Stafford Road? 
  • Questioned whether the Stafford Road access should be provided now with a vehicular and pedestrian route to Waddon Station
  • Preferred option of only providing a gate to public footpath in park seems limited.
  • Questioned how the developer would maintain the existing public footpath if it is to be used as a route

 

Transport

  • Questioned the potential transport impact on Old School Place from the residential component
  • Difficult and convoluted route into Old School Place 
  • Pedestrian access from Stafford Road needed
  • Vehicular access from Duppas Hill needed
  • Has car park stacking been explored?

 

School

  • Questioned the need for the school and when, particularly bearing in mind St Andrews 
  • Challenged separation of the school and residential sites - difficult to look at in isolation
  • More work on school needs to be done

 

Residential

  • Challenged whether more than 127 units could be provided
  • Could potentially go higher in built form - southern block in particular
  • Questioned whether more affordable housing could come forward
  • Questioned the level of social housing and family housing which is an absolute priority
  • Concern was raised about the relationship with the nursery and whether the construction period would compromise its viability
  • Questioned the refuse collection arrangements and children's playspace
  • Results in a cut off and isolated cul-de-sac

 

Ward Member Councillors Robert Canning shared his comment on the application. His views were as follows:

 

  • Welcome engagement from the developer
  • Access to Old School Place is challenging
  • Nursery impact from dust, noise pollution to children - would in remain a viable business?
  • Housing contribution positive
  • Concern that if Fiveways is sorted would a new access onto Duppas Hill cause similar issues

 

The Chair thanked the applicants for their presentation, and looked forward to their application returning to the Committee at a later stage.

 

208/19

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

209/19

18/05930/FUL 2 Vincent Road, Croydon, CR0 6ED pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 3 storey building comprising 2 x one bed, 4 x two bed and 1 x three bed units (7 in total) with associated amenity spaces, refuse and cycle storage and 1 parking space.

 

Ward: Addiscombe West

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 3 storey building comprising 2 x one bed, 4 x two bed and 1 x three bed units (7 in total) with associated amenity spaces, refuse and cycle storage and 1 parking space.

 

Ward: Addiscombe West

 

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

 

Dr Jagdish Sharma and Mr Michael Wheeler spoke against the application.

 

Mr Paul Jacob spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Sean Fitzsimons spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Parker proposed a motion for REFUSAL of the application on the grounds of over development, poor design and visual appearance, and out of keeping with the surrounding area. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Ali proposed a motion for DEFER the application to revisit the design and provide better visuals of the scheme. Councillor Sirisena seconded the motion.

 

The motion to refuse was put forward to the vote and fell with five Members voting in favour and five Members voting against. The Chair used her casting vote and voted against the motion to refuse the application.

 

The motion to defer was put forward to the vote and carried with five Members voting in favour, four Members voting against and 1 Member abstaining their vote.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to DEFER the application for the development of 2 Vincent Road, Croydon, CR0 6ED.

 

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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.

211/19

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

212/19

Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 69 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

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Planning Appeal Decisions (August 2019) pdf icon PDF 86 KB

This report provides details of town planning appeal outcomes and the range of planning considerations that are being taken into account by the Planning Inspectors, appointed by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Minutes:

The report was received for information