Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 16th May, 2024 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Tariq Aniemeka-Bailey
020 8726 6000 x64109  Email: tariq.aniemeka-bailey@croydon.gov.uk

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18/24

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 21March 2024 and Thursday 4 April 2024 as accurate records.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 21March 2024 and Thursday 4 April 2024 be signed as correct records.

 

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Disclosure of Interest

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and other registrable and non-registrable interests they may have in relation to any item(s) of business on today’s agenda.

Minutes:

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

 

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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.

Minutes:

There was none.

21/24

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

22/24

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

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22/03825/FUL - 111 - 113 Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6EE pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Demolition of car dealership and erection of a part 3, part 4 storey

building comprising 24 residential units with landscaping, public realm

improvements, and associated works.

 

Ward: South Croydon

Recommendation: Grant permission

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Minutes:

Demolition of car dealership and erection of a part 3, part 4 storey building comprising 24 residential units with landscaping, public realm improvements, and associated works.

 

Ward: South Croydon

 

The officer presented details of the planning application and in response to members’ questions explained that:

 

·       To address resident flood risk, the ground floor level of the entire scheme has been elevated and measures have been implemented to ensure step-free access around the site can be retained following the raising of the ground floor level.

·       Energy Efficiency, paragraphs 8.98 to 8.100 of the officer’s report, the development includes photovoltaic panels on the roof and an air source heat pump. While this does not achieve zero carbon on site, the developer will make a financial contribution of £22,372 to offset the remaining carbon, as verified by the environmental officer.

·       Historic England has raised no objections regarding archaeology. As per Condition 6, before commencing work, the applicant must submit a written scheme of investigation detailing how archaeological exploration will be conducted. This process will follow standard Historic England guidelines and relevant legislation. Any archaeological findings, such as foundations or skeletons, will be handled appropriately, with low value finds recorded and left, and significant finds requiring further investigation and police involvement if necessary.

·       There is a policy requirement for zero parking in this development, in line with the London Plan. Data suggests approximately 12 parking spaces may be needed for the 24 flats however an on-site car club space is generally considered to reduce demand for 10 parking spaces in Croydon, and there is also a blue badge space on site. The government’s national website suggests a car club bay could replace around 22 private cars. . The area does have high parking stress however there is some capacity for overspill parking of 1-2 cars if required. Future residents will not be eligible for CPZ permits (if one is introduced in the future) to ensure compliance with the car-free policy.

·       The Car Club, operated by companies like Enterprise, will be in the open garage on the ground floor, accessible from Haling Road. The developer will cover the membership cost for all residents for three years. Residents can book through an app, providing convenient access to the Car Club services.

·       The First Homes, provided by the developer, are located on the ground floor of the scheme. These homes will be sold at a discount, with legal requirements in place to ensure the discount is secured in perpetuity.

·       The development has hedging all the way along the Hayling Road frontages. The raising of the building to introduce a long ramp that goes to the bin store for collection means there is only space for a small amount of hedging on the Brighton Road frontage.

·       The development includes solar panels as indicated in the plans, which are accounted for in the carbon offsetting contribution.

·       The width of new pavement on Haling Road is within the site boundary, it does not impact the width of the road.

·       The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23/24

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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.

25/24

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

 

 

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There were none.

26/24

Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 360 KB

Attached is the list of Delegated and Planning Committee/Sub Committee decisions taken between 8 April 2024 and 3 May 2024.

Minutes:

RESOLVED to note the weekly Planning decisions as contained within the report.