Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 13th August, 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 197 KB

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

                                                                                          [To Follow]

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 6 August 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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20/01550/FUL 126-132 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NH pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Demolition of four detached dwelling houses and the construction of four buildings with heights ranging from two to five storeys to accommodate 66 flats; with associate vehicle and cycle parking, refuse store, hard and soft landscaping.

 

Ward:Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of four detached dwelling houses and the construction of four buildings with heights ranging from two to five storeys to accommodate 66 flats; with associate vehicle and cycle parking, refuse store, hard and soft landscaping.

 

Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

Recommendation: Grant permission

 

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

 

Mr Sid Persaud and Mr Ademola Tokan-Lawal spoke against the application.

 

Mr David Ciccone, the applicant’s agent, spoke in favour of the application.

                                                                                                        

Councillor Simon Hoar 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.

 

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 Callton Young.

 

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 126-132 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NH.

 

 

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19/03959/FUL 12 Abbotts Lane, Kenley, CR8 5JH pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of two 4-storey blocks containing a total of 8 houses with associated access, car parking, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of two 4-storey blocks containing a total of 8 houses with associated access, car parking, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

 

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

 

Mr Geoff James, a representative of the Kenley and District Residential Association spoke against the application.

 

Mr Joey A Macedo, the applicant, provided a written statement in relation to the application. This was read out by the committee clerk.

         

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.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Leila Ben-Hasel. This was seconded by Councillor Paul Scott.

 

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 12 Abbotts Lane, Kenley, CR8 5JH.

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19/02690/FUL 76 Beulah Hill (Linh Son Temple), Upper Norwood, SE19 3EW pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Change of use of former dwelling house (C3) to a Buddhist Temple/place of worship (D1(h)) and erection of single storey rear extension (retrospective).

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood.

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use of former dwelling house (C3) to a Buddhist Temple/place of worship (D1(h)) and erection of single storey rear extension (retrospective).

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood.

Recommendation: Grant permission

 

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

 

Mr Brian Kavanagh spoke against the application.

 

Ms Jean Bean, the Temple’s adviser, spoke in favour 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.

 

Councillor Clark proposed for temporary planning permission for one calendar year, including the conditions outlined in the officer’s report and addendum. It was also proposed that the Planning Committee would also conduct a site visit within the year and review the conditions following this. 

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation inclusive of the above proposals was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Chris Clark. This was seconded by Councillor Callton Young.

 

The substantive motion was carried with nine Members voting in favour and one Member abstaining their vote.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for one year the development of 76 Beulah Hill (Linh Son Temple), Upper Norwood, SE19 3EW.

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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 209 KB

This report provides a list of cases determined (since the last scheduled 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 2020) pdf icon PDF 387 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.