Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 4th November, 2021 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
No. Item

147/21

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 29 July 2021, Thursday 9 September 2021, Thursday 23 September 2021 and Thursday 21 October 2021 as an accurate record.

(To Follow)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 29 July 2021, Thursday 9 September 2021, Thursday 23 September 2021 and Thursday 21 October 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

Councillor Lynne Hale, on behalf of the Sanderstead Residents, had raised comments relating to specific details not mentioned within the minutes. Following a review, the Chair clarified that the minutes for the Planning and Planning Sub-Committees were in line with the standard practice which addressed the decisions made at the meeting and not a verbatim record. There was an accompanied webcast that addressed Planning meetings in full.

 

Further, the Chair made note to the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 29 July 2021 where there were comments raised by members of the public of incorrectly highlighting that the webcast of the meeting was available; it was confirmed that the content of the minutes had now reflected the comments raised where the webcast was not available.

 

The minutes of the meetings were agreed by Members of the Committee who were present at the dated meetings.

 

148/21

Disclosure of Interest

Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, they are required to consider in advance of each meeting whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI), an other registrable interest (ORI) or a non-registrable interest (NRI) in relation to any matter on the agenda.  If advice is needed, Members should contact the Monitoring Officer in good time before the meeting.  

 

If any Member or co-opted Member of the Council identifies a DPI or ORI which they have not already registered on the Council’s register of interests or which requires updating, they should complete the disclosure form which can be obtained from Democratic Services at any time, copies of which will be available at the meeting for return to the Monitoring Officer.

 

Members and co-opted Members are required to disclose any DPIs and ORIs at the meeting.  

·    Where the matter relates to a DPI they may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  

·    Where the matter relates to an ORI they may not vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation.   

·    Where a Member or co-opted Member has an NRI which directly relates to their financial interest or wellbeing, or that of a relative or close associate, they must disclose the interest at the meeting, may not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  Where a matter affects the NRI of a Member or co-opted Member, section 9 of Appendix B of the Code of Conduct sets out the test which must be applied by the Member to decide whether disclosure is required.

 

The Chair will invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3, to be recorded in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

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

 

149/21

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.

150/21

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

151/21

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

152/21

19/04117/FUL 18 Pollards Hill West, Norbury, SW16 4NS pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Demolition of the existing detached house and redevelopment to provide 9 x four bedroom detached houses with associated amenity space, vehicle parking, refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Park Hill and Whitgift

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing detached house and redevelopment to provide 9 x four bedroom detached houses with associated amenity space, vehicle parking, refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Norbury and Pollards Hill

 

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

 

Mr Simon Erland spoke against the application.

 

Mr Tim Cooper, spoke on behalf of the applicant in support of the application.

 

Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel spoke on behalf of the referring Ward Member Councillor Shafi Khan against 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 not supported.

 

Councillor Jamie Audsley proposed a motion to DEFER the application on the grounds of further clarity being provided on subsidence and drainage, as well as members undertaking a site visit. Councillor Bernadette Khan and Humayun Kabir seconded the motion.

 

The motion to defer was taken to a vote and carried with all nine Members unanimously voting in favour.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to DEFER the application for the development at 18 Pollards Hill West, Norbury, SW16 4NS.

 

153/21

21/00339/FUL 1 Kearton Close, Kenley, CR8 5EN pdf icon PDF 565 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 9 x 3 bedroom dwellings of 2 storeys plus accommodation in the roof with associated access, 18 parking spaces, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 9 x 3 bedroom dwellings of 2 storeys plus accommodation in the roof with associated access, 18 parking spaces, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

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

 

Ms Sandy Gill spoke against the application.

 

Mr James Dorey, spoke on behalf of the applicant 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 proposed by Councillor Humayun Kabir. This was seconded by Councillor Chris Clark.

 

The motion to grant was taken to a vote with four Members voting in favour, four Members voting against and one Member abstaining their vote. The Chair used his casting vote to vote in favour of the application.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development at 1 Kearton Close, Kenley, CR8 5EN.

154/21

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.

155/21

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

 

 

156/21

Weekly Planning Decision pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Attached is a list Delegated Planning Committee Decisions taken between 11 October 2021 and 24 October 2021.

Minutes:

The report was received for information.