Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 27th February, 2020 6.00 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
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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 6 February 2020 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 6 February 2020 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:

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

 

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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.

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Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

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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 application items would be heard in the following order: Item 6.5 19/04615/FUL Land rear of 31-33 Croham Valley Road, Facing onto Ballards Rise), South Croydon; Item 6.3 19/03628/FUL 5 Croham Valley Road; Item 6.7 19/05034/FUL 6 Croham Valley Road, South Croydon, CR2 7NA; Item 6.1 19/04987/FUL Land Adjacent To Croydon College, College Road, Croydon, CR0 1PF; Item 6.2 18/06068/FUL 19 Hartley Old Road, Purley, CR8 4HH; Item 6.4 19/03965/FUL 8 Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2LA and Item 6.6 19/04705/FUL 16-18 Ash Tree Close, Croydon, CR0 7SR

 

The Chair announced motions in this Committee would hereafter be structured differently. The Chair explained that Members would deliberate on the application item presented, and all Members would then be given the opportunity to speak. Following this, the substantive motion (officer’s recommendation) would be voted on, following a proposal and a second. Only if the vote to the substantive motion (officer’s recommendation) fell, then would a motion to refuse/approve be considered.

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19/04615/FUL Land rear of 31-33 Croham Valley Road, (Facing onto Ballards Rise), South Croydon pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Erection of 2 two storey detached buildings with accommodation within the roofspace comprising 8 flats, bin store, formation of vehicular access and provision of 7 parking spaces.

 

Ward: South Croydon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 2 two storey detached buildings with accommodation within the roofspace comprising 8 flats, bin store, formation of vehicular access and provision of 7 parking spaces.

 

Ward: South Croydon

 

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

 

Mr David Rutherford from Croham Valley Resident’s Association spoke against the application.

 

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

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Michael Neal spoke against the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Scott with the modification condition to secure the double yellow lines prior to commencement of the works. This was seconded by Councillor Clark.

 

The substantive motion was carried with five Members voting in favour and four Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Land rear of 31-33 Croham Valley Road, (Facing onto Ballards Rise), South Croydon.

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19/03628/FUL 5 Croham Valley Road pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Demolition of the existing property and erection of 6 houses (3 houses fronting Croham Valley Road and 3 houses fronting Ballards Farm Close), gardens, car parking, new accesses, refuse and recycling.

 

Ward:Selsdon & Ballards

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing property and erection of 6 houses (3 houses fronting Croham Valley Road and 3 houses fronting Ballards Farm Close), gardens, car parking, new accesses, refuse and recycling.

 

Ward: Selsdon & Ballards

 

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

 

[Councillor Muhammad Ali, having already given apologies for lateness, had arrived at the meeting during the consideration of this matter at 7:20pm and, in accordance with the Council’s constitution, took no part in this item.]

 

Mr Michael Ryley spoke against the application.

 

Mr Matt Corcoran, the agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Michael Neal spoke against the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation with the conditions presented in the report was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Clark and seconded by Councillor Chowdhury.

 

The substantive motion was carried with five Members voting in favour and four Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 5 Croham Valley Road.

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19/05034/FUL 6 Croham Valley Road, South Croydon, CR2 7NA pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Demolition of existing house; erection of a two storey building plus roof space to provide 9 apartments; provision of 8 car parking spaces, refuse store and new landscaping.

 

Ward: South Croydon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing house; erection of a two storey building plus roof space to provide 9 apartments; provision of 8 car parking spaces, refuse store and new landscaping.

 

Ward: South Croydon

 

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

 

Mr David Rutherford from Croham Valley Resident’s Association spoke against the application.

 

Miss Claire Swaine, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Michael Neal spoke against the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Scott and seconded by Councillor Ali.

 

The substantive motion 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 6 Croham Valley Road, South Croydon, CR2 7NA.

 

 

At 8:38pm the Planning Committee adjourned the meeting for a short break.

At 8:45pm the Planning Committee reconvened the meeting.

 

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19/04987/FUL Land Adjacent To Croydon College, College Road, Croydon, CR0 1PF pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Redevelopment of the site to provide a part 49 storey and part 34 storey building with basements, comprising 817 co-living units (Use Class Sui Generis) within Tower A and 120 residential units (Use Class C3) within Tower B, a cafe (Use Class A3), community use (Use Class D1), associated communal facilities for co-living residents, amenity spaces, cycle parking, disabled parking spaces, refuse and cycle storage and associated landscaping and public realm works.

 

Ward: Fairfield

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Redevelopment of the site to provide a part 49 storey and part 34 storey building with basements, comprising 817 co-living units (Use Class Sui Generis) within Tower A and 120 residential units (Use Class C3) within Tower B, a cafe (Use Class A3), community use (Use Class D1), associated communal facilities for co-living residents, amenity spaces, cycle parking, disabled parking spaces, refuse and cycle storage and associated landscaping and public realm works.

 

Ward: Fairfield

 

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

 

Agents Mr Simon Bayliss and Mr Simon Toplis, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Roche and seconded by Councillor Scott.

 

The substantive motion was carried with all ten Members unanimously voting in favour.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Land Adjacent to Croydon College, College Road, Croydon, CR0 1PF, subject to referral to the Mayor and the completion of a legal agreement.

 

At 9:30pm the Planning Committee agreed to withdraw the application item 19/03965/FUL 8 Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2LA from this agenda to be heard at a future meeting.

 

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18/06068/FUL 19 Hartley Old Road, Purley, CR8 4HH pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of a 3 storey block containing 9 flats with associated access, car parking, cycle and refuse storage (Amended plans).

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of a 3 storey block containing 9 flats with associated access, car parking, cycle and refuse storage (Amended plans).

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

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

 

Ms Susan Lloyd spoke against the application.

 

Mr James Heyman, spoke on behalf of the applicant, in support of the application.

 

Ward Member Councillor Margaret Bird spoke on behalf of the referring Ward Member Councillor Simon Brew, against the application.

 

At 9:58pm Councillor Scott proposed for the guillotine to be suspended for the remaining items to be heard. Councillor Clark seconded the motion.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Clark and seconded by Councillor Chowdhury.

 

The substantive motion 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 19 Hartley Old Road, Purley, CR8 4HH.

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19/03965/FUL 8 Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2LA pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Demolition of the existing property and erection of six new apartments and 2 houses (houses to front Petersfield Crescent), with associated new access, parking, refuse and cycle stores and landscaping.

 

Ward: Old Coulsdon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing property and erection of six new apartments and 2 houses (houses to front Petersfield Crescent), with associated new access, parking, refuse and cycle stores and landscaping.

 

Ward: Old Coulsdon

 

THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE FUTURE.

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19/04705/FUL 16-18 Ash Tree Close, Croydon, CR0 7SR pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Demolition of the existing dwellings. Erection of 8 dwellings with associated access, parking, refuse and cycle stores.

 

Ward: Shirley North

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing dwellings. Erection of 8 dwellings with associated access, parking, refuse and cycle stores.

 

Ward: Shirley North

 

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

 

Mr Andre van Oudheusden spoke against the application.

 

Mr James Caldwell, spoke on behalf of the applicant, in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Susan Bennett spoke against the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Scott and seconded by Councillor Ali.

 

The substantive motion 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 16-18 Ash Tree Close, Croydon, CR0 7SR.

 

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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.

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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 and Performance pdf icon PDF 75 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 (January 2020) pdf icon PDF 92 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.