Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 5th November, 2020 6.00 pm

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

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 15 October 2020 and Thursday 22 October 2020 as an accurate record.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 15 October 2020 and Thursday 22 October 2020 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:

In relation to the non-decision item, 8.2 - 18/00547/FUL Re Crystal Palace Football Club - for member briefing, Councillor Chris Clark disclosed that he is a football fan of Crystal Palace Football Club and also supports the Crystal Palace Foundation for Life. It was also noted that the decision for this item was concluded in 2018 before his membership on the planning committee.

 

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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 was none.

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Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

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19/03679/PRE re 96-98 George Street, Croydon pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Proposed demolition of existing buildings. Redevelopment to provide 11 storey building comprising office (Class B1 use) with ground floor cafe/restaurant (Class A1/A3 use).

 

Ward: Fairfield

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Proposed demolition of existing buildings. Redevelopment to provide 11 storey building comprising office (Class B1 use) with ground floor cafe/restaurant (Class A1/A3 use).

 

Ward: Fairfield

 

Mr Guy Bransby and his colleagues Oliver Richards and Robert Vasili, the Architects, and Andrew Thomson the developer and land owner, attended to give a presentation and respond to Members' questions and issues raised for further consideration prior to submission of a planning application.

 

The main issues raised at this meeting were as follows:

 

·       Loss of residential: Members were concerned of how it would be justified and whether there should be financial contributions to justify the loss of residential homes. There were questions around the mixed use development; overall the commercial use was welcomed by Members.

 

·       Design: There were positive remarks on the design, and the influence of the design including the weave was well received though requires further development. There were questions from Members for further detail on the footprint and height of the tower, and the proximity to 101 George Street, in relation to the adjoining neighbouring impact and demonstrating that it is acceptable.

 

·       Ground floor use: There were discussions for a requirement of an active ground floor use, with flexibility for space to incorporate other uses and activity and how it relates to the public square. Further questions around the marketing for alternative use such as NHS walk-in centre was discussed.

 

·       Public Realm: A requirement of flexibility; and the microclimate is required to be tested and activated.

 

·       Trees: There was a request for a lot of trees, greening of the space was encouraged; there was support for the roof garden, though more detail on how it would work as a space was required - the microclimate for the roof space was acceptable.

 

·       Parking: Following questions around this, it was confirmed that there were two disabled parking spaces for this development.

 

·       Art: The inclusion on areas for art was welcomed with competition with the design brief adding historic elements.

 

·       Public consultation: There was encouragement for public consultation.

 

 

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

 

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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:

 

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18/05930/FUL Re 2 Vincent Road, Croydon pdf icon PDF 645 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 3 storey building comprising 7 flats with associated amenity space, refuse and cycle storage and other associated alterations (Amended Plans).

 

Ward: Addiscombe West

Recommendation: Grant permission

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Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 3 storey building comprising 7 flats with associated amenity space, refuse and cycle storage and other associated alterations (Amended Plans).

 

Ward: Addiscombe West

 

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

 

Mr Paul Jacob, the architect, 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 Clive Fraser. This was seconded by Councillor Ben- Hassel.

 

The motion to approve was put forward to a vote and carried with all ten Members unanimously voting in favour.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 2 Vincent Road, 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.

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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 318 KB

Attached is the list of Delegated and Planning Committee/Sub-Committee decisions taken between 12 October 2020 and 23 October 2020.

Minutes:

The report was received for information.

 

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18/00547/FUL Re Crystal Palace Football Club - for member briefing pdf icon PDF 487 KB

Extension of Main Stand to provide seating for an additional 8,225 spectators and an additional 24,522sqm of floor space internally (beneath the expanded Main Stand) to be used for the operation of the football club and ancillary functions (Use class D2), and a550sqm GIA restaurant/retail unit (Use class A1/A3). Demolition of 22-32 Wooderson Close, and associated refurbishment works to end elevation of 20 Wooderson Close, reorganisation of the associated parking facilities and gardens. Reorganisation of the club and supermarket car parks, and site accesses from Holmesdale Road and within the car parking area from Whitehorse Lane, with associated hard and soft landscaping. Use of the club car park as a fan plaza on match days. Pitch lengthening (from 101m to 105m), and the creation of accessible seating within the Whitehorse Lane Stand (spectator capacity reduced by 690). Creation of replacement spectator capacity (683 additional), and relocation of the fan zone, to the corner of the Holmesdale Road and Arthur Wait stands. Reorganisation of floodlighting, including the removal of two of the flood light masts. Removal of the TV Gantry at the Arthur Wait Stand.

 

Ward: Selhurst

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Minutes:

The report was received as information to note.