Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: This meeting is held remotely; to view the meeting, please click here.

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

Items
No. Item

246/20

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for lateness were received from Councillors Scott Roche, Clive Fraser and Lynne Hale.

 

247/20

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.

 

248/20

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 no urgent business for the Committee to consider.

 

249/20

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

Minutes:

There were none.

 

250/20

20/00549/PRE 922-930 Purley Way, Purley, CR8 2JL pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Erection of three apartments blocks to provide 149 homes with a maximum height of 14 storeys with alterations to the land levels associated landscaping, continued use of the existing highway accesses and car/cycle parking as well as bin storage.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of three apartment blocks to provide 149 homes with a maximum height of 14 storeys with alterations to the land levels associated landscaping, continued use of the existing highway accesses and car/cycle parking as well as bin storage.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

Ms Isobel McGeevers, the Planning Consultant to this scheme, and Mr Marco Tomasi, the Scheme Architect to this development, from Formation Architect attended to give a presentation, respond to Members' questions and issues raised for further consideration prior to submission of a planning application.

 

At 7:27pm Councillor Andrew Pelling left the meeting.

 

At 7:41pm Councillor Scott Roche attended the meeting.

 

At 8:00pm Councillor Clive Fraser attended the meeting.

 

The main issues raised at this meeting were as follows:

 

Landscape: There was general concern expressed by Members regarding the height of Block A. There was support for the place review panel suggestion to reduce the height of the front from building Block A, with more work to be done in how it fits within the landscape to contribute the gateway and exit of Purley.

 

Members supported the local space and play space provisions and were reassured with the quality and how it operated between the blocks, public accessibility and seating.

 

There were concerns expressed with the development of Block C on the detached unit to the north, and the 45 degree compliance rule, separation and the daylight and sunlight assessment.

 

There was a request for more information on the individual and cumulative impact of the development on amenity, character and infrastructure.

 

There was support for the 10% wheelchair provision compliance and encouragement to exceed the requirement.

 

Some Members were satisfied that this was in a sustainable location, though there was tension noted with the landmark building for Purley as set out in the Croydon Local Plan 2018. Other Members questioned whether there was a market appetite for the volume of 1-bedrooms in Purley.

 

Members stated they would like further insight to the treatment of the façades and whether Block A should have a unique architectural finish or more uniform to Block A, B and C.

 

Affordable Housing: The 35% was broadly supported by Members, with some Members keen to see more of an increase of the 35% policy compliance.

 

Living Conditions: There were concerns across the Committee with the mix of the units. Members welcomed more family units beyond the 2 bed x4 from the local plan.

 

Car Parking: There was appreciation to the parking provided for occupants and the self-employed.

 

Other: There was concern that there was no provision for the proposed loss of 24 trees.

 

Ward Member Councillor Simon Brew was invited to share his local viewpoint on the development presentation.

 

At 8:10pm Councillor Lynne Hale attended the meeting.

 

The Chair thanked the applicants for their presentation, and looked forward to their application returning to the Committee at a later stage.

 

 

251/20

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair changed the order for this meeting and the items were heard in the following order: 20/01483/FUL Land And Garages Rear Of 9-29 Crystal Terrace Upper Norwood SE19 3JT; 20/03291/FUL 59 Upper Shirley Road, Croydon CR0 5HE; 20/01145/FUL Land rear of 19 Grasmere Road, South Norwood, SE25 4RF and 20/02280/FUL 39 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NJ.

252/20

20/01483/FUL Land And Garages Rear Of 9-29 Crystal Terrace Upper Norwood SE19 3JT pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Demolition of existing garages and erection of 6 two-storey dwellings; car parking; hard and soft landscaping; boundary treatment; refuse and cycle storage and private amenity space.

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing garages and erection of 6 two-storey dwellings; car parking; hard and soft landscaping; boundary treatment; refuse and cycle storage and private amenity space.

 

Ward: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

 

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

 

Ms Charlotte Castle spoke against the application.

 

Ms Chloe Brown spoke in support of the application.

 

Ward Member Councillor Stephen Mann spoke in objection to 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 GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Clive Fraser. This was seconded by Councillor Paul Scott.

 

The substantive motion fell with four Members voting in favour and five Members voting against.

 

Councillor Scott Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of overdevelopment of the site.  This was seconded by Councillor Gareth Streeter.

 

Councillor Chris Clark proposed a motion to DEFER the application on the grounds of exploring the scheme further in relation to car parking, overlooking, quality of the accommodation for future residents and accessibility. Councillor Paul Scott seconded the motion.

 

The motion to refuse was put forward to a vote and fell with four Members voting in favour and five Members voting against.

 

The motion to defer was put forward to a vote and was carried with five Members voting in favour and four Members abstaining their vote.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to DEFER the application for the development of Land and Garages Rear Of 9-29 Crystal Terrace Upper Norwood SE19 3JT.

 

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20/03291/FUL 59 Upper Shirley Road, Croydon CR0 5HE pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Erection of a two storey building with accommodation at both basement and roof levels to provide a total of 9 residential units with 6 car parking spaces and associated cycle parking, refuse storage, outdoor amenity space and landscaping.

 

Ward: Shirley South

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of a two storey building with accommodation at both basement and roof levels to provide a total of 9 residential units with 6 car parking spaces and associated cycle parking, refuse storage, outdoor amenity space and landscaping.

 

Ward: Shirley South

 

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

 

Mr Richard Jarvis provided a written statement in objection to the application. This was read out by the Committee clerk.

 

Mr Anthony Frendo, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of 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.

 

At 9:45pm in accordance to section 2.10 (6) in Part 3 – Responsibility for Functions, Councillor Ian Parker proposed the motion to suspend the guillotine and this was seconded by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel. The motion to suspend the guillotine was put forward to the vote and was unanimously approved.

 

At 9:46pm the Planning Committee adjourned the meeting.

 

At 9:47pm the Planning Committee meeting reconvened.

 

Councillor Bernadette Khan proposed for the current condition of soft and hard landscaping to include specific reference within the wording of the condition to include boundary treatment between the play space and the parking area for safety reasons.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation inclusive of the amendment to a condition proposed was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Paul Scott. This was seconded by Councillor Bernadette Khan.

 

The substantive motion 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 59 Upper Shirley Road, Croydon CR0 5HE.

 

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20/01145/FUL Land rear of 19 Grasmere Road, South Norwood, SE25 4RF pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Demolition of existing garages and structures. Erection of three storey building to provide 9 flats with associated amenity space, landscaping, car parking, refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Woodside

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing garages and structures. Erection of three storey building to provide 9 flats with associated amenity space, landscaping, car parking, refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Woodside

 

The officers presented details of the planning application with no questions for clarification.

 

Mr Max Goode, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of 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 GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel. This was seconded by Councillor Paul Scott.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Land rear of 19 Grasmere Road, South Norwood, SE25 4RF.

 

 

At 10:22pm Councillor Andrew Pelling attended the meeting.

 

 

255/20

20/02280/FUL 39 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NJ pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling, erection of a four storey building comprising of nine flats (1 x 1 bedroom, 5 x 2 bed, 3 x 3 bedroom flats) and provision of associated amenity space, four parking spaces, cycle and refuse store.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling, erection of a four storey building comprising of nine flats (1 x 1 bedroom, 5 x 2 bed, 3 x 3 bedroom flats) and provision of associated amenity space, four parking spaces, cycle and refuse store.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

The officers presented details of the planning application with no questions for clarification.

 

Mr Adem Mehmet, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of 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 Lelia Ben-Hassel proposed for the play area to be expanded, and requested for the play space condition to be more detailed to reflect the need for a balanced design of the wider communal amenity space area.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation inclusive of the amendment to a condition proposed was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel. This was seconded by Councillor Paul Scott.

 

The substantive motion 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 39 Pampisford Road, Purley, CR8 2NJ.

 

256/20

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.

257/20

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

Minutes:

There were further planning matters for the Committee to consider.

258/20

Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Attached is the list of Delegated and Planning Committee/Sub-Committee decisions taken between 28th September – 9th October 2020.

Minutes:

The report was received for information.