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Election of Chair
To elect the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Sub-Committee for the municipal year.
In accordance with Part 4.F of the Constitution, the election of a Chair and Vice-Chair for the municipal year had taken place.
Councillor Paul Scott nominated Councillor Chris Clark for the position of Chair of the Planning Sub-Committee for the municipal year. Councillor Toni Letts seconded the nomination.
The election of Chair was put forward to a vote and was carried with three Members voting in favour and two Members abstaining their vote.
The Committee RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Chris Clark as Chair for the remainder of the Municipal Year 2020-2021.
Councillor Chris Clark nominated Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel for the position of Vice-Chair of the Planning Sub-Committee for the municipal year. Councillor Paul Scott seconded the nomination.
The election of Vice-Chair was put forward to a vote and was carried with three Members voting in favour and two Members abstaining their vote.
The Committee RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel as Vice-Chair for the Municipal Year 2020-2021.
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 18 June 2020 as an accurate record.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held Thursday 18 June 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.
To consider the accompanying reports by the Director of Planning & Strategic Transport:
Demolition and erection of an outbuilding.
Ward: Norbury and Pollards Hill
Recommendation: Grant permission
The officers presented details of the planning application and responded to questions for clarification.
Mrs Kathryn Kashyap spoke against the application.
Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel 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.
There were conditions proposed by Members during the discussion for the following:
- Prevention of windows
- Planting for screening
- For the building to not be used as a separate dwelling
- For the ancillary to mainly be used within the home
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 Paul Scott, with the inclusion of the amended conditions raised by the planning officer.
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 124 Norbury Crescent, Norbury.