Agenda and minutes

Planning Sub-Committee
Thursday, 12th March, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Thomas Downs
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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were none.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 27 February 2020 as an accurate record.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held Thursday, 27 February 2020 be signed as a correct record.


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.



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


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.


There was none.


Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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



The Chair reminded Members that motions would be heard as follows: the 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.


20/00067/FUL 7 Brook Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7RD pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Change of use from 6 person house in multiple occupation (C4) to an 8 person house in multiple occupation (sui generis) with refuse and cycle storage



Ward: Bensham Manor

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:


Change of use from 6 person house in multiple occupation (C4) to an 8 person house in multiple occupation (sui generis) with refuse and cycle storage.


Ward: Bensham Manor


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


Mr Roland Symonds, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.


Referring Ward Member Councillor Alison Butler 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 Paul Scott. This was seconded by Councillor Muhammad Ali.


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


The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 7 Brook Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7RD, subject to a legal agreement to prevent the occupiers from obtaining parking permits and the conditions contained in the report.