Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 13th January, 2022 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Jayde Watts
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Items
No. Item

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 18 November 2021 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 18 November 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

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Disclosure of Interest

Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, they are required to consider in advance of each meeting whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI), an other registrable interest (ORI) or a non-registrable interest (NRI) in relation to any matter on the agenda.  If advice is needed, Members should contact the Monitoring Officer in good time before the meeting.  

 

If any Member or co-opted Member of the Council identifies a DPI or ORI which they have not already registered on the Council’s register of interests or which requires updating, they should complete the disclosure form which can be obtained from Democratic Services at any time, copies of which will be available at the meeting for return to the Monitoring Officer.

 

Members and co-opted Members are required to disclose any DPIs and ORIs at the meeting.

 

· Where the matter relates to a DPI they may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  

· Where the matter relates to an ORI they may not vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation.   

· Where a Member or co-opted Member has an NRI which directly relates to their financial interest or wellbeing, or that of a relative or close associate, they must disclose the interest at the meeting, may not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  Where a matter affects the NRI of a Member or co-opted Member, section 9 of Appendix B of the Code of Conduct sets out the test which must be applied by the Member to decide whether disclosure is required.

 

The Chair will invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3, to be recorded in the minutes.

 

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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19/04661/FUL - 34 Brownlow Road, Croydon, CR0 5JT pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and the erection of a 4 storey building comprising 7 apartments with a single parking space and other external alterations.

 

Ward: Park Hill and Whitgift

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling and the erection of a 4 storey building comprising 7 apartments with a single parking space and other external alterations.

 

Ward: Park Hill and Whitgift

 

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

 

Councillor Richard Chatterjee (having already given apologies for lateness) attended the meeting during the presentation of the planning application at 6.20. In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Councillor Chatterjee took no part in this item as he was not present at the start of the presentation.

 

MrWayne Mullen spoke against the application.

 

MrSpencer Copping spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application.

 

The Ward Member Councillor Jade Appleton addressed the committee with her view on the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their views on the matters.

 

The motion to approve was taken to a vote and fell with two Members voting in favour and three Members voting against and two Members abstained their vote.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was not supported.

 

Councillors Ben-Hassel, Roche and Parker clarified that the grounds for refusal were on the basis of the impact on the amenity of the 34A Brownlow Road to the rear as a result of the height of the development and the proximity to the rear boundary.

 

The motion to refuse the application was proposed by Councillor Parker. This was seconded by Councillor Ben-Hassel.

 

The motion to refuse was taken to a vote and carried with five Members voting in favour and two Members voting against.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to REFUSE the application for the development at 34 Brownlow Road, Croydon, CR0 5JT.

 

 

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21/04028/FUL - 25 The Grove, Coulsdon, CR5 2BH pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Erection of two-storey building with double-storey roof and basement level to provide eight (8) self-contained flats (following demolition of existing two-storey dwellinghouse), associated amenity, cycle storage, hard/soft landscaped, vehicle parking and waste storage spaces, and alterations.

 

Ward: Coulsdon Town

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of two-storey building with double-storey roof and basement level to provide eight (8) self-contained flats (following demolition of existing two-storey dwelling house), associated amenity, cycle storage, hard/soft landscaped, vehicle parking and waste storage spaces, and Alterations.

 

Ward: Coulsdon Town

 

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

 

Mr Joe Garner, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application 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 proposed by Councillor Fraser. This was seconded by Councillor Prince.

 

The motion to approve was taken to a vote with four Members voting in favour and four Members voting against. The Chair used his casting vote and voted in favour.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development at 25 The Grove, Coulsdon, CR5 2BH.

 

Planning Officer Ross Gentry left the meeting at 7:30pm.

 

 

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21/00816/FUL - 6-8 The Gallop, South Croydon, CR2 7LP pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Demolition of existing pair of bungalows and replacement with 9 dwelling houses. Formation of vehicular access to the front of the site.

 

Ward: Selsdon and Addington Village

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing pair of bungalows and replacement with 9 dwelling houses. Formation of vehicular access to the front of the site.

 

Ward: Selsdon and Addington Village

 

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

 

Mr David Rutherford spoke in objection to the application.

 

MrsNatalie Gentry spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application.

 

The referring Ward Member Councillor Robert Ward addressed the committee with his view on 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 Ben-Hassel proposed the condition that a management plan should be put in place for the maintenance of the hedges along the access road to reduce the potential negative impact on visibility for pedestrians walking near the development.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation inclusive of the proposed condition above was proposed by Councillor Fraser. This was seconded by Councillor Prince.

 

The motion to approve was taken to a vote with four Members voting in favour and four Members voting against. The Chair used his casting vote and voted in favour of the application.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development at 6-8 The Gallop, South Croydon, CR2 7LP.

 

Other planning matters

 

Weekly Planning Decisions

 

This report was received for information.

 

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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 258 KB

Attached is the list of Delegated and Planning Committee/Sub Committee decisions taken between 8 November 2021 and 31 December 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were none.