Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 19th December, 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

284/19

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 5 December 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 5 December 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

285/19

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.

 

286/19

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.

287/19

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

288/19

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 announced that the agenda items would be heard in the following order: 19/03282/FUL 59-63 Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HR; 19/01818/FUL 20-28 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PA; 19/01838/FUL 444 Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 0DF; 19/04152/FUL 8-10 Grovelands Road, Purley, CR8 4LA; 19/03539/FUL 105 Woodcote Grove Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2AN and 19/00467/FUL 37 Russell Hill Road, Purley, CR8 2LF.

 

289/19

19/03282/FUL 59-63 Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HR pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Demolition of existing buildings, erection of a three/four/five storey building comprising 40 residential units, provision of 24 car parking spaces and associated refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward:Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing buildings, erection of a three/four/five storey building comprising 40 residential units, provision of 24 car parking spaces and associated refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

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

 

Professor Colin Drummond spoke in objection to the application.

 

Mr Sam Carr and Mr Steve Nunn spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application.

 

Referring Councillor Simon Brew spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds for over development by dense of its size and massing causing a loss of amenity for adjoining occupiers, an inappropriate design for the location impacting the street scene and insufficient parking. Councillor Streeter seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion to APPROVE 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 carried with six

Members voting in favour, four Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 59-63 Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HR.

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19/01818/FUL 20-28 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PA pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Alterations to existing shopfronts. Demolition of two parts of second floor to rear of building. Conversion of part of ground floor of 24-26 George Street to provide upper floor access. Erection of single storey rear infill extension to provide cycle storage and first floor rear extension. Formation of rear terraced areas at first and second floor levels. Conversion of upper floors of resulting building to provide 3x1 bedroom, 2x2 bedroom and 3x3 bedroom flats (8 in total) with associated amenity spaces. Installation of roof windows to front and rear elevations.

 

Ward: Fairfield

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Alterations to existing shopfronts. Demolition of two parts of second floor to rear of building. Conversion of part of ground floor of 24-26 George Street to provide upper floor access. Erection of single storey rear infill extension to provide cycle storage and first floor rear extension. Formation of rear terraced areas at first and second floor levels. Conversion of upper floors of resulting building to provide 3x1 bedroom, 2x2 bedroom and 3x3 bedroom flats (8 in total) with associated amenity spaces. Installation of roof windows to front and rear elevations.

 

Ward: Fairfield

 

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

 

Mr Martin Corney CEO of the Whitgift Foundation and Mr Tariq Salim from Healthwatch Croydon spoke in objection to the application.

 

Mr Nisar Siddiqui, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation. Councillor Letts seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 20-28 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PA.

 

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19/01838/FUL 444 Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 0DF pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 9 residential apartments with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Ward: South Croydon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 9 residential apartments with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Ward: South Croydon

 

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

 

Mr Alan Turner spoke against the application.

 

Ward Member Councillor Michael Neal spoke on behalf of the referring Ward Member Councillor Maria Gatland against the application.

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds for over development by dense of its size and mass causing loss of amenity for adjoining occupiers, impact on the street scene, insufficient parking which would have an impact on the local highway. Councillor Roche seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion to APPROVE 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 carried with six Members voting in favour, four Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 444 Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 0DF.

 

At 8:34pm the Planning Committee adjourned the meeting for a short break.

At 8:44pm the Planning Committee resumed the meeting.

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19/04152/FUL 8-10 Grovelands Road, Purley, CR8 4LA pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Construction of three building blocks with heights ranging between four to five storeys to accommodate 44 flats with associated vehicular parking spaces, a new vehicular access, cycle and refuse stores and hard and soft landscaping; following demolition of existing two dwelling houses.

 

Ward:Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Construction of three building blocks with heights ranging between four to five storeys to accommodate 44 flats with associated vehicular parking spaces, a new vehicular access, cycle and refuse stores and hard and soft landscaping; following demolition of existing two dwelling houses.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

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

 

Mr Nick Mottram spoke in objection to the application.

 

Mr Pierre Lombard, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Chowdhury proposed a motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation. Councillor Scott seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds for over development of the plot, inappropriate massing and scale together with the negative impact the contemporary design will have on the area. Councillor Streeter seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 8-10 Grovelands Road, Purley, CR8 4LA.

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19/03539/FUL 105 Woodcote Grove Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2AN pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of one 3 and 4-storey block containing 7 flats and 2 houses with associated access, car parking, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Coulsdon Town

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of one 3 and 4-storey block containing 7 flats and 2 houses with associated access, car parking, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Coulsdon Town

 

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

 

Mr Jeffrey Cunliffe spoke in objection to the application.

 

Mr Keith Prince, spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application.

 

Councillor Parker proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development and intensification, and the negative impact on the neighbours. Councillor Perry seconded the motion

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion to APPROVE 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 three Members voting in favour, six Members voting against and one Member abstaining their vote.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 105 Woodcote Grove Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2AN.

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19/00467/FUL 37 Russell Hill Road, Purley, CR8 2LF pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Demolition of the existing building and erection of a building ranging from 2 - 8 storeys, with basement, to accommodate 47 residential units; formation of associated access, landscaping, parking, refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward:Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing building and erection of a building ranging from 2 - 8 storeys, with basement, to accommodate 47 residential units; formation of associated access, landscaping, parking, refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

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

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation. Councillor Chowdhury seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Parker proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development and out of keeping with the neighbourhood. Councillor Roche seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was put forward to the vote and 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 37 Russell Hill Road, Purley, CR8 2LF.

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19/03604/FUL 29-35 Russell Hill Road, Purley CR8 2LF pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Demolition of existing residential dwellings and erection of 2 buildings, comprising of 106 new apartments, with associated hard and soft landscaping, access and car parking.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant Permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing residential dwellings and erection of 2 buildings, comprising of 106 new apartments, with associated hard and soft landscaping, access and car parking.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

 

THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA.

 

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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.

297/19

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

 

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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.

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Planning Appeal Decisions (November 2019) pdf icon PDF 100 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.