Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 17th January, 2019 6.30 pm

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

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

Items
No. Item

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 6 December 2018 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

The Chair made an announcement regarding the recent death of Councillor Maggie Mansell (6 January 2019). Councillor Mansell, a biomedical scientist, had spent many years on the Planning Committee and was a long standing Member of the Council with twenty-nine years of service. Her work had been recognised and appreciated by many. Councillor Perry added that Councillor Mansell took her role as a Councillor and Ward Councillor very seriously, and she was very missed by both sides of the Council.

 

The Chair lead a minute silence in memory of Councillor Maggie Mansell.

 

 

Councillor Fraser arrived to the meeting at 6:41pm.

 

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 6 December 2018 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 were none.

4/19

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:

 

Additional documents:

6/19

18/04342/FUL 13 Hermitage Road, Kenley, CR8 5EA pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling; Erection of a three storey block comprising 1 x 3 bedroom 7 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 1 bedroom apartments with associated access, provision of 6 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling; erection of a three storey block comprising 1 x 3 bedroom 7 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 1 bedroom apartments with associated access, provision of 6 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

Details of the planning application was presented by the officers and officers responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Councillor Clark arrived to the meeting at 6:58pm and apologised for lateness and made clear that he would take no part in the consideration of this item as he had not been present to hear the whole of the presentation (in line with the Council’s constitution).

 

Stephen Shea spoke against the application.

 

Debi Sherman spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member, Councillor Jan Buttinger, spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application. There was a request for a condition that the garden space be part of the landscape in an environmental friendly area with no obstruction to visibility. Councillor Ali seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Streeter proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over intensification of site, resulting in a lack of loss of amenities to adjoining occupants and lack of private amenities for future residence. Councillor Oviri seconded the motion.

 

The motion for approval was put forward to the vote and was carried with five Members voting in favour and four Members voting against. The second motion therefore fell.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 13 Hermitage Road, Kenley, CR8 5EA.

 

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18/00455/FUL Land to the rear of 23-25 Normanton Road, South Croydon pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Erection of three storey building with accommodation in roof space with basement parking area comprising five flats. Formation of vehicular access off Ward Close, erection of refuse store on Ward Close.

 

Ward: South Croydon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of three storey building with accommodation in roof space with basement parking area comprising five flats. Formation of vehicular access off Ward Close, erection of refuse store on Ward Close.

 

Ward: South Croydon

 

Details of the planning application was presented by the officers and officers responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Bumni Olafare (Normanton Mews Ltd) spoke against the application.

 

Antony Brown spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member, Councillor Maria Gatland, spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of over development of site and massing, loss of amenities to occupants, inappropriate access arrangement proposed, and loss of trees and ecology in the area. Councillor Roche seconded the motion with the addition of the adverse effect on wildlife.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application. Councillor Clark seconded the motion.

 

The motion to refuse was put forward to the vote and fell with five Members voting in favour and five Members voting against. The Chair used her casting vote to vote against the motion to refuse the application.

 

The motion to approve was put forward to the vote and was carried with five Members voting in favour and five Members voting against. The Chair used her casting vote to vote in favour of the motion to support the application.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Land to the rear of 23-25 Normanton Road, South Croydon.

 

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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:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.