Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 16th January, 2020 6.30 pm, NEW

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 88 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 December 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 19 December 2019 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:

 

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19/00412/FUL 56 Welcomes Road, Kenley, CR8 5HD pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of a three storey building (including accommodation in the roof) to provide 9 units including associated landscaping, parking, access and cycle/refuse stores.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of a three storey building (including accommodation in the roof) to provide 9 units including associated landscaping, parking, access and cycle/refuse stores.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

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

 

Mr Ken Greenwood and Mrs Janice Greenwood spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of the scheme being too dominant in the area, a change in the character and it is not in compliance with DM10.1. Councillor Parker seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The motion to refuse the application was put forward to the vote and fell with four Members voting in favour, five Members voting against and one Member abstained their vote.

 

The motion to approve the application was put forward to the vote and 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 56 Welcomes Road, Kenley, CR8 5HD.

 

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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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Article 4 Direction pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Confirmation of Article 4 Direction (Houses in Multiple Occupation) – Removal of Permitted Development Rights to Change Use From a Dwelling House (C3) to a Small House in Multiple Occupation – HMO (C4)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Confirmation of Article 4 Direction (Houses in Multiple Occupation) – Removal of Permitted Development Rights to Change Use From a Dwelling House (C3) to a Small House in Multiple Occupation – HMO (C4).

 

In summary, officers informed that a former resolution was made by the Director of Planning and Strategic Transport on the 11th January 2019 to approve the making of the non-immediate Article 4 direction to remove permitted development rights to change of use from a dwelling house (Class C3) to a small house in multiple occupation (Class C4).

 

This was a result of the loss of family dwelling homes to housing in multiple occupation across the borough, which was coupled with a strategic housing marketing assessment that supports the local plan review, showing a need for 3-bedroom homes within the borough. Though HMOs was deemed cheaper, retaining the family homes is essential to the borough.

 

For clarification, a HMO (under used Class C4) is defined having 3 to 6 unrelated individuals residing in a dwelling sharing only the kitchen and/or bathroom. Class C3 is a family home where all the household members related to each other or a home used by a one or two people.

 

The introduction of Article 4 considered resisting the loss of family homes within the borough, and this would come to effect on 28 January 2020 should Article 4 be approved by the Committee.

 

Members of the Committee welcomed Article 4 as a progressive change and highlighted that the limited policy for HMO in the Croydon Local Plan needed to be more effective.

 

Councillor Fraser proposed a motion to APPROVE Article 4 based on the officer’s recommendation. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

This motion was unanimously approved with all ten Members voting in favour.

 

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Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 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 (December 2019) pdf icon PDF 88 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.