Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 4th June, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: This meeting is held virtually - http://civico.uk/v/10056

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 238 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 21 May 2020 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 21 May 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:

There were no disclosures of a pecuniary interest not already registered.

 

106/20

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 none.

107/20

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

108/20

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 announced that the agenda application items would be heard in the following order: 20/00168/OUT Coombe Bank 6 Church Road, Kenley, CR8 5DU; 17/04594/FUL Little Hayes Nursing Home, 29 Hayes Lane, Kenley, CR8 5LF; 20/00277/FUL 8 Woodcote Drive, Purley, CR8 3PD; 20/00331/FUL Fir Hollow, 35 Uplands Road, Kenley, CR8 5EE; and 19/05962/FUL Lonsdale House, Lonsdale Road, South Norwood, SE25 4JL.

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20/00168/OUT Coombe Bank 6 Church Road, Kenley, CR8 5DU pdf icon PDF 106 KB

 

Outline planning permission for the demolition of existing dwellinghouse and erection of a part three; part four storey (including excavation) building comprising 9 self-contained flats (6x2 bed and 3x 3 bed); car parking; cycle and refuse provision; hard and soft landscaping; amenity space and external alterations (Access, Appearance, Layout and Scale only) (Amendments to the scheme to include fenestration, massing and external alterations).

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline planning permission for the demolition of existing dwelling house and erection of a part three; part four storey (including excavation) building comprising 9 self-contained flats (6x2 bed and 3x 3 bed); car parking; cycle and refuse provision; hard and soft landscaping; amenity space and external alterations (Access, Appearance, Layout and Scale only) (Amendments to the scheme to include fenestration, massing and external alterations).

 

Ward: Kenley

 

 

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

 

Ms Sarah Cresswell provided a written statement in objection to the application. This was read out by the committee clerk.

 

Mr Martyn Avery, the applicant’s agent, provided a written statement in support of the application. This was read out by the committee clerk.

 

Councillor Steve O’Connell addressed the Committee, in his capacity as Ward Councillor, and expressed his concern for 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 APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Paul Scott. This was seconded by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel.

 

The substantive motion was carried with three Members voting in favour and two Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Coombe Bank 6 Church Road, Kenley, CR8 5DU.

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17/04594/FUL Little Hayes Nursing Home, 29 Hayes Lane, Kenley, CR8 5LF pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of two four storey buildings with a linked glazed walkway to provide 24 residential apartments (1 x 1-bed, 19 x 2-bed and 4 x 3-bed), 18 parking spaces, amended and new accesses, alterations to ground levels, associated landscaping including private amenity space and communal roof top amenity space with a play area.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of two four storey buildings with a linked glazed walkway to provide 24 residential apartments (1 x 1-bed, 19 x 2-bed and 4 x 3-bed), 18 parking spaces, amended and new accesses, alterations to ground levels, associated landscaping including private amenity space and communal roof top amenity space with a play area.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

 

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

 

Mrs Jane Harding, local resident, and Mr Geoff James, on behalf of the Kenley & District Residence Association, provided written statements in objection to the application. These were read out by the committee clerk.

 

Ms Eleanor Smith, the applicant’s agent, provided a written statement in support of the application. This was read out by the committee clerk.

 

Councillor Steve O’Connell addressed the Committee, in his capacity as Ward Councillor, and expressed his concern for 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 APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation, which included the restriction on parking permits as highlighted in the addendum, was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Paul Scott. This was seconded by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel.

 

The substantive motion was carried with three Members voting in favour and two Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Little Hayes Nursing Home, 29 Hayes Lane, Kenley, CR8 5LF.

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20/00277/FUL 8 Woodcote Drive, Purley, CR8 3PD pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Demolition of existing detached dwelling and garage; erection of a detached three storey property comprising nine flats; formation of new access, provision of car parking, cycle storage, refuse and recycling store, and hard and soft landscaping.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing detached dwelling and garage; erection of a detached three storey property comprising nine flats; formation of new access, provision of car parking, cycle storage, refuse and recycling store, and hard and soft landscaping.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

 

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

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE 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 three Members voting in favour and two Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 8 Woodcote Drive, Purley, CR8 3PD.

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20/00331/FUL Fir Hollow, 35 Uplands Road, Kenley, CR8 5EE pdf icon PDF 309 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and attached garage. Erection of 6 town houses and associated parking and access road.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling and attached garage. Erection of 6 town houses and associated parking and access road.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

 

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

 

Ms Patricia Keating provided a written statement in objection to the application. This was read out by the committee clerk.

 

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 Leila Ben-Hassel proposed a condition, seconded by the Chair, to introduced removable bollards to the turning point within the site. The Committee voted on this condition and unanimously agreed for the officers to find a suitable solution to prevent parking in the turning point, such as removable bollards, and introduce these to the site.

 

A second condition was proposed by the Chair and seconded by Councillor Scott, to ensure that the access was not gated was through the removal of permitted development rights. Following clarification that that would not restrict residents from replacing garden fences, the Committee voted on this condition and unanimously agreed with it.

 

The Committee unanimously agreed for the removal of PD rights in regards to gating.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation, including the agreed amendments as detailed above, was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Ian Parker. This was seconded by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel.

 

The substantive motion was carried with unanimously with the five Members voting in favour.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Fir Hollow, 35 Uplands Road, Kenley, CR8 5EE.


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19/05962/FUL Lonsdale House, Lonsdale Road, South Norwood, SE25 4JL pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Demolition of existing house and garage, erection of a part one/part two/part three/part four storey building comprising 3 flats and fronting Lonsdale Road, and erection of 3 detached two storey houses in rear, provision of associated off-street parking, refuse storage, cycle storage, and associated landscaping and boundary treatment.

 

Ward: Woodside

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing house and garage, erection of a part one/part two/part three/part four storey building comprising 3 flats and fronting Lonsdale Road, and erection of 3 detached two storey houses in rear, provision of associated off-street parking, refuse storage, cycle storage, and associated landscaping and boundary treatment.

 

Ward: Woodside

 

 

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

 

Ashvin de Vos, the applicant’s agent, provided a written statement in support of the application. This was read out by the committee clerk.

 

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 Leila Ben-Hassel proposed for the current condition regarding the landscaping of the walls to be extended to include the wall surrounding the playspace/development to be a green wall. This motion was seconded by the Chair and agreed by the Committee.

 

Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel proposed a condition be agreed for the full detail on the balustrading material to be submitted to officers for final approval; this was seconded by the Chair and agreed by the Committee.

 

The substantive motion to APPROVE the application based on the officer’s recommendation, and including the agreed amendments as stated above, 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 three Members voting in favour and two Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Lonsdale House, Lonsdale Road, South Norwood, SE25 4JL.


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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.

115/20

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 73 KB

This report provides a list of cases determined (since the last Planning Committee) providing details of the site and description of development (by Ward), whether the case was determined by officers under delegated powers or by Planning Committee/Sub Committee and the outcome (refusal/approval).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The officer presented the report, which provided a list of cases determined since the previous Planning Committee.

 

The Chair thanked the officer for the report and suggested that there could be a future standing report to outline the amount and type of enforcement activity completed by the Planning department. The officer noted that a report being presented on an ad hoc basis would be more suitable, and that the department would look in to how this could be reported.