Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 27th August, 2020 6.00 pm

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Contact: Michelle Ossei-Gerning
020 8726 6000 x84246  Email: michelle.gerning@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

191/20

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 13 August 2020 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 13 August 2020 be signed as a correct record.

 

192/20

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.

 

193/20

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.

194/20

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

195/20

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

196/20

20/01300/FUL Albury Court, Tanfield Road, CRO 1AP, 9-11 Bramley Hill, CR2 And 30-35 Dering Road, CR0 1DS pdf icon PDF 978 KB

Demolition of existing garages and refuse stores; erection of a residential development comprising a total of 58 new dwellings within 8 buildings over 7 locations ranging in height from 2 to 6 storeys, with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Ward: Waddon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing garages and refuse stores; erection of a residential development comprising a total of 58 new dwellings within 8 buildings over 7 locations ranging in height from 2 to 6 storeys, with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Ward: Waddon

 

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

 

Mr Max Goode, the applicant’s agent, spoke in favour of the application.

 

Ward Member Councillor Andrew Pelling provided a written statement in relation to the application. This was read out by the committee clerk.

 

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 Jamie Audsley. This was seconded by Councillor Toni Letts.

 

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 Albury Court, Tanfield Road, CR0 1AP, 9-11 Bramley Hill, CR2 and 30-35 Dering Road, CR0 1DS.

197/20

20/01436/FUL Land R/O 279-289 Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 6PS pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Demolition of existing garages and erection of a three storey residential development of 8 flats, together with parking, landscaping improvements and other associated works.

 

Ward: South Croydon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing garages and erection of a three storey residential development of 8 flats, together with parking, landscaping improvements and other associated works.

 

Ward: South Croydon

 

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

 

Mr Mark Beaumont spoke against the application.

 

Mr Max Goode, the applicant’s agent, spoke in favour of the application.

 

Councillor Maria Gatland 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 GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Toni Letts. This was seconded by Councillor Callton Young.

 

The substantive motion fell with four Members voting in favour and six Members voting against.

 

Councillor Jason Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development by bulk and massing, insufficient parking, loss of amenity and poor design. This was seconded by Councillor Scott Roche.

 

Councillor Jamie Audsley proposed a motion to DEFER the application on the grounds of insufficient quality of design and to see improvements of greater context, more mitigation of privacy through design and more regard to residents with disabilities. This was seconded by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel.

 

The motion to refuse the application was taken to the vote and fell with four Members voting in favour and six Members voting against.

 

The motion to defer the application was taken to the vote and carried with six Members voting in favour and four Members abstaining their vote.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to DEFER the application for the development of Land R/O 279-289 Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 6PS.

198/20

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.

 

Mr Jay Patel, the applicant’s agent, 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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20/01484/FUL 67 Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HR pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Demolition of existing building and erection of a four storey block of flats (including roof space accommodation) and associated car parking, cycle parking, bin storage and landscaping. The proposed development comprises 17 residential apartments and 13 car parking spaces.

 

Ward:Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing building and erection of a four storey block of flats (including roof space accommodation) and associated car parking, cycle parking, bin storage and landscaping. The proposed development comprises 17 residential apartments and 13 car parking spaces.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

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

 

Mr Paul Gilbert spoke against the application.

 

Mr Sam Carr, the applicant, spoke in favour of the application.

 

Councillor Simon Brew 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 Toni Letts. This was seconded by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the

development of 67 Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HR.

 

200/20

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.

201/20

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

202/20

Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Attached is the list of Delegated and Planning Committee/Sub Committee decisions taken between 3rd August and 13th August 2020.

Minutes:

The report was received for information.