Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 6.00 pm

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Contact: Michelle Ossei-Gerning
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Items
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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 18 June 2020 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 18 June 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 148 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

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19/05984/FUL Wrenwood Court, 38 Hermitage Road, Kenley, CR8 5EB pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Erection of two/four storey side extension and one/two storey rear extension to provide 8 apartments. Reconfiguration of parking forecourt to provide 4 additional spaces and relocation and enlargement of bin store.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of two/four storey side extension and one/two storey rear extension to provide 8 apartments. Reconfiguration of parking forecourt to provide 4 additional spaces and relocation and enlargement of bin store.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

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

 

Mr Erik Haar spoke against the application.

 

Mr Spencer Copping, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Steve O’Connell addressed the Committee, in his capacity as Ward Councillor, and expressed his concern for 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.

 

Councillor Paul Scott proposed for condition proposals as part of the landscape condition:

-        10% of amenity space to help protect the trees.

-        For the development and design of the staircase and site to allow a side platform lift to be put in the future to enable any wheelchair users who may benefit from it.

-        For the green roof to be an eco-type roof rather than a sedum mono culture.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Paul Scott. This was seconded by Councillor Joy Prince, with the inclusion of the proposed conditions.

 

The substantive motion was carried with five Members voting in favour and four Members voting against and one Member abstained their vote.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Wrenwood Court, 38 Hermitage Road, Kenley, CR8 5EB.

 

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19/05428/FUL 1 Addington Road, South Croydon, CR2 8RE pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Demolition of buildings and construction of 60 bed care home for the elderly (C2 use) including car parking and refuse store. Provision of new access on to Sanderstead Hill (closure of existing vehicle access) and associated landscaping.

 

Ward: Sanderstead

Recommendation: Refuse permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of buildings and construction of 60 bed care home for the elderly (C2 use) including car parking and refuse store. Provision of new access on to Sanderstead Hill (closure of existing vehicle access) and associated landscaping.

 

Ward: Sanderstead

 

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

 

Mr Shahin Shah spoke on behalf of the agent in support of the application.

 

Councillor Lynne Hale addressed the Committee, in her capacity as Ward Councillor, and expressed her concern for 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 REFUSE the application based on the officer’s recommendation as set out in the committee papers and the addendum was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Joy Prince. This was seconded by Councillor Caragh Skipper.

 

The substantive motion was carried with seven Members voting in favour, one Member voting against and two Members abstaining their vote.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to REFUSE the application for the development of 1 Addington Road, South Croydon, CR2 8RE.

 

 

The Committee adjourned the meeting for a short break at 8:19pm.

The Committee resumed the meeting at 8:25pm.

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20/00350/FUL 170 Whitehorse Road pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Erection a two storey building (with basement and roof space accommodation) comprising 8 flats on land adjacent to Tugela Road, together with associated amenity space, waste/cycle stores, and other works.

 

Ward: Selhurst

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection a two storey building (with basement and roof space accommodation) comprising 8 flats on land adjacent to Tugela Road, together with associated amenity space, waste/cycle stores, and other works.

 

Ward: Selhurst

 

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

 

Dr Ian White spoke against the application.

 

Mr Daniel Farrow, the applicant, 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 GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Sherwan Chowdhury. This was seconded by Councillor Muhammad Ali.

 

The substantive motion was carried with nine Members voting in favour and one Member voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 170 Whitehorse Road.

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19/05373/FUL 10 Willett Road, Thornton Heath pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Demolition of existing buildings, erection of 5 storey building with a basement comprising 40 flats (2 x 1 bedroom, 26 x 2 bedroom, and 12 x 3 bedroom) and provision of associated basement car and motorcycle parking, and provision of associated refuse storage and cycle storage, and provision of associated landscaping and amenity areas, formation of a vehicle access and a pedestrian access from Grove Road.

 

Ward: West Thornton

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing buildings, erection of 5 storey building with a basement comprising 40 flats (2 x 1 bedroom, 26 x 2 bedroom, and 12 x 3 bedroom) and provision of associated basement car and motorcycle parking, and provision of associated refuse storage and cycle storage, and provision of associated landscaping and amenity areas, formation of a vehicle access and a pedestrian access from Grove Road.

 

Ward: West Thornton

 

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

 

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 GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was not supported by Members of the Committee.

 

Councillor Paul Scott proposed for the motion to DEFER the application on the grounds for more work on the landscaping scheme to be agreed and returned to Committee within a month. This was seconded by Councillor Gareth Streeter.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to DEFER the application for the development of 10 Willett Road, Thornton Heath.

 

 

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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 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.