Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 26th September, 2019 6.30 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

214/19

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 12 September 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 12 September 2019  be signed as a correct record.

 

215/19

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.

 

216/19

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.

217/19

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

218/19

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

219/19

19/03064/FUL 37 Woodmere Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7PJ pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of two storey building (with roofspace accommodation) comprising 8 flats (1 x 3 bed, 4 x 2 bed and 3 x 1 bed) with associated car parking, private and communal amenity space and cycle and waste/recycling stores.

 

Ward: Shirley North

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of two storey building (with roof space accommodation) comprising 8 flats (1 x 3 bed, 4 x 2 bed and 3 x 1 bed) with associated car parking, private and communal amenity space and cycle and waste/recycling stores.

 

Ward: Shirley North

 

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

 

Mr Richard Chambers spoke against the application.

 

Ms Valeene Preddie the Applicant’s Agent spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Streeter proposed a motion for REFUSAL of the application on the grounds of over development of site, loss of amenity to occupants and loss of parking. Councillor Roche seconded the motion.

 

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

 

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

 

The motion to approve was put forward to the vote and carried with five Members voting in favour and four Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 37 Woodmere Avenue, Croydon, CR0 7PJ.

 

(Councillor Clark, having already given apologies for lateness) had arrived at the meeting during the consideration of this matter at 6:58pm and in accordance with the Council’s constitution, took no part in this item).

 

7:14pm the Committee adjourned the meeting for a short break.

7:19pm the Committee reconvened the meeting.

 

220/19

19/02997/FUL 33A Smitham Bottom Lane, Purley,CR8 3DE pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a 2 storey building with accommodation within the roof space containing 1 x 3 bed, 6 x 2 bed & 2 x 1 bed apartments. Provision of associated parking, amenity space, cycle and refuse stores.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a 2 storey building with accommodation within the roof space containing 1 x 3 bed, 6 x 2 bed & 2 x 1 bed apartments. Provision of associated parking, amenity space, cycle and refuse stores.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA.

221/19

19/02313/FUL 10 Smitham Downs Road, Purley, CR8 4NA pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two storey building with accommodation within the roof space as well an erection of a single storey bungalow located at the rear of the site to provide a total of nine units as well as revised vehicular access, associated parking, landscaping, internal refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two-storey building with accommodation within the roof space as well an erection of a single storey bungalow located at the rear of the site to provide a total of nine units as well as revised vehicular access, associated parking, landscaping, internal refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Purley and Woodcote

 

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

 

Mr Neal Thompson Applicant’s Agent spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Simon Brew spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Parker proposed a motion for REFUSAL of the application on the grounds of over development, out of keeping of character with the surrounding area and insufficient parking. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 10 Smitham Downs Road, Purley, CR8 4NA.

222/19

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.

223/19

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

224/19

Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 74 KB

This report also 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 report was received for information