Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 20th June, 2019 6.00 pm

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 91 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 30 May 2019 and Thursday 6 June 2019 as an accurate record.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 30 May 2019 and Thursday 6 June 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.

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There were no items of urgent business.

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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 no development presentations.

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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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The Chair announced that the items be heard in the following order: 18/04522/FUL Builders Merchants Adjoining 104 Godstone Road, Kenley, CR8 5AE; 19/00542/FUL Land Adjoining 46 Quail Gardens, South Croydon, CR2 8TF; 18/05006/FUL 32 Welcomes Road, Kenley, CR8 5HD; 19/00547/FUL 1 Christchurch Road, Purley, CR8 2BZ; 18/05098/FUL 168 Foxley Lane, Purley, CR8 3NF; 19/01109/FUL 1 South Drive, Coulsdon, CR5 2BJ; 19/00782/FUL 32 Woodmere Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7PB; and 19/01761/FUL Pegasus, Fairhaven Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7RX.

 

19/00131/FUL 17 Orchard Avenue, CR0 8UB was withdrawn and will return to the Committee at a future date.

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18/04522/FUL Builders Merchants Adjoining 104 Godstone Road, Kenley, CR8 5AE pdf icon PDF 622 KB

Continued use of site as builder’s merchants and associated yard (sui generis) including car parking, storage (containers and carcassing) and extension of the builders merchant use into adjacent field for storage purposes (carcassing, car parking and retention of vehicle turning head).

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

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Continued use of site as builder’s merchants and associated yard (sui generis) including car parking, storage (containers and carcassing) and extension of the builders merchant use into adjacent field for storage purposes (carcassing, car parking and retention of vehicle turning head).

 

Ward: Kenley

 

Officers presented the details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr Paul Green spoke against the application.

 

Mr Blythe Dunk spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendations. Councillor Mohammad Ali seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Parker proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of significant negative impact on neighbours due to noise. Councillor Streeter seconded the motion.

 

The motion for approval was put forward to the vote and was carried with six Members voting in favour and three Members voting against. The motion for refusal fell.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Builders Merchants Adjoining 104 Godstone Road, Kenley, CR8 5AE.

 

 

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19/00543/FUL Land Adjoining 46 Quail Gardens, South Croydon, CR2 8TF pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Erection of 15 x 3 bedroom (5 person) terraced houses. Provision of vehicular access, access road and associated works including car/cycle parking, refuse storage and landscaping.

 

Ward: Selsdon Vale and Forestdale

Recommendation: Grant Permission

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Erection of 15 x 3 bedroom (5 person) terraced houses. Provision of vehicular access, access road and associated works including car/cycle parking, refuse storage and landscaping.

 

Ward: Selsdon Vale and Forestdale

 

Having given apologies for lateness, Councillor Perry joined the meeting at the start of the consideration of this item.

 

Officers presented the details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr Susan Condon spoke against the application.

 

Mr Matthew Arnold and Mr Peter Beggan, the applicants, spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member, Councillor Andy Stranack, spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendations. Councillor Chowdhury seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of loss of the buffer strip between Quail Gardens and Selsdon Wood, enforcement of the Section 52 agreement, detriment to wildlife and harm to the Metropolitan Green Belt. Councillor Parker seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Land Adjoining 46 Quail Gardens, South Croydon, CR2 8TF.

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18/05006/FUL 32 Welcomes Road, Kenley, CR8 5HD pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Demolition of existing building: erection of a three storey building comprising 9 units and formation of associated vehicular access and provision of 9 off-street parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendaion: Grant permission

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Minutes:

Demolition of existing building: erection of a three storey building comprising 9 units and formation of associated vehicular access and provision of 9 off-street parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

Officers presented the details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr Neam Chou spoke against the application.

 

Mr Michael White, on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of overdevelopment and loss of neighbouring amenitiies. Councillor Streeter seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendations. Councillor Muhammad seconded the motion.

 

The motion for refusal was put forward to the vote and fell with four Members voting in favour and six Members voting against.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 32 Welcomes Road, Kenley, CR8 5HD.

 

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19/00547/FUL 1 Christchurch Road, Purley, CR8 2BZ pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Demolition of single storey rear extension. Erection of 2/3 and part 4 storey side/rear extension and conversion of existing building to provide 7 apartments including associated landscaping, parking, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

Recommendation: Grant permission

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Demolition of single storey rear extension. Erection of 2/3 and part 4 storey side/rear extension and conversion of existing building to provide 7 apartments including associated landscaping, parking, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

 

Officers presented the details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr Terence Mays and Mr Naadir Akthar spoke against the application.

 

Mr Spence Copping, on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Badsha Quadir spoke against the application on behalf of referring Ward Member, Councillor Simon Hoar.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendations. Councillor Mann seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of negative/detrimental impact on street scene and the character of the local area in addition to loss of light/overshadowing. Councillor Parker seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 1 Christchurch Road, Purley, CR8 2BZ.

 

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19/00131/FUL 17 Orchard Avenue CR0 8UB pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Demolition of existing detached house erection of two storey building with further accommodation in roofspace comprising 1 x 1 bedroom flat, 3 x 2-bedroom flats and 1 x 3 bedroom flat, formation of vehicular access and provision of 4 associated parking spaces and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Shirley North

Recommendation: Grant permission

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Minutes:

Demolition of existing detached house erection of two storey building with further accommodation in roofspace comprising 1 x 1 bedroom flat, 3 x 2-bedroom flats and 1 x 3 bedroom flat, formation of vehicular access and provision of 4 associated parking spaces and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Shirley North

 

 

THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE FUTURE.

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18/05098/FUL 168 Foxley Lane, Purley, CR8 3NF pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two storey building with accommodation in the roof space and single storey building with accommodation in the roof space at the rear to provide a total of 8 units as well as associated refuse and cycle stores, landscaping, vehicular access and car parking (amended description).

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

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Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two storey building with accommodation in the roof space and single storey building with accommodation in the roof space at the rear to provide a total of 8 units as well as associated refuse and cycle stores, landscaping, vehicular access and car parking (amended description).

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

Officers presented the details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Ms Margaret King (Maples Residence Association) and Mr Gordon MacGregor spoke against the application.

 

Mr Neal Thompson, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member, Councillor Badsha Quadir, spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Muhammad Ali proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendations. Councillor Scott seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Street proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of negative impact on the street scene, impact on amenities of neighbouring properities and overdevelopment of the site. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 168 Foxley Lane, Purley, CR8 3NF.

 

 

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19/01109/FUL 1 South Drive, Coulsdon, CR5 2BJ pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Demolition of existing detached dwelling and detached garage and the erection of a three/four storey building with accommodation within the lower level and roof level to provide 9 flats with 6 off street car parking spaces.

 

Ward: Coulsdon Town

Recommendation: Grant permission

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Demolition of existing detached dwelling and detached garage and the erection of a three/four storey building with accommodation within the lower level and roof level to provide 9 flats with 6 off street car parking spaces.

 

Ward: Coulsdon Town

 

Officers presented details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr David Chong spoke against the application.

 

Mr Sam Carr, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Parker proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of overdevelopment of the site. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendations. Councillor Muhammad Ali seconded the motion.

 

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

 

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 Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 1 South Drive, Coulsdon, CR5 2BJ.

 

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19/00783/FUL 32 Woodmere Avenue Croydon CR0 7PB pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Demolition of the existing property and the erection of a replacement detached two storey building with accommodation in the roofspace, comprising 7 self-contained flats (2 x 1 bedroom, 3 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 3 bedroom) with 5 off street car parking spaces, bike store, integrated refuse store and site access.

 

Ward: Shirley North

Recommendation: Grant permission

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Minutes:

Demolition of the existing property and the erection of a replacement detached two storey building with accommodation in the roofspace, comprising 7 self-contained flats (2 x 1 bedroom, 3 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 3 bedroom) with 5 off street car parking spaces, bike store, integrated refuse store and site access.

 

Ward: Shirley North

 

With the time approaching that specified in the Council’s Constitution, a motion was proposed by Councillor Scott to suspend standing orders and continue the meeting to allow for the business to be completed. The motion to suspend was seconded by Councillor Muhammad Ali and unanimously approved by the Members of the Committee.

 

Officers presented the details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr Sony Nair (Monks Orchard Residents’ Association) spoke against the application.

 

Mr Alan Gunne-Jones, on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Sue Bennett spoke against the application on behalf of referring Ward Member, Councillor Richard Chatterjee.

 

Councillor Mann proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendations. Councillor Chowdhury seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Streeter proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of excessive density based on size and massing and loss of local amenities. Councillor Roche seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 32 Woodmere Avenue Croydon CR0 7PB.

 

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19/01761/FUL Pegasus, Fairhaven Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7RX pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a 3-storey block, containing 3 x 3 bedroom houses and 6 x 2 bedroom apartments with associated access, 9 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Shirley North

Recommendation: Grant Permission

 

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Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a 3-storey block, containing 3 x 3 bedroom houses and 6 x 2 bedroom apartments with associated access, 9 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Shirley North

 

Officers presented details of the planning application and responded to questions and clarifications.

 

Mr Sony Nair (Monks Orchard Residents’ Association) spoke against the application.

 

Mr Michael White, on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Sue Bennett spoke against the application on behalf of referring Ward Member, Councillor Richard Chatterjee.

 

Councillor Streeter proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on grounds of over intensification of the site based on size and massing, insufficient parking, potential lack of access for emergency vehicles and not in accordance with the draft London Plan. Councillor Roche seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendations. Councillor Mann seconded the motion.

 

The motion for refusal was put forward to the vote and fell with four Members voting in favour and six Members voting against.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Pegasus, Fairhaven Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7RX.

 

 

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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 no items referred by the Planning Sub-Committee.

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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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There were no other planning matters.

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Planning Performance and Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 78 KB

This report provides details the Council’s overall development management performance (over a rolling 12 month period) with monthly statistics which highlights performance measures.

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The report was received for information.

 

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Planning Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 83 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.