Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Sub-Committee - Thursday, 26th October, 2023 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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17/23

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 31 August 2023 and Thursday 14 September 2023 as accurate records.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 31 August 2023 and Thursday 14 September 2023 be signed as correct records.

 

18/23

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.

19/23

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.

20/23

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

21/23

22/02056/FUL - 1 South Way, Croydon, CR0 8RH pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Part retrospective/part prospective erection of two-storey side extension and single-storey side / rear extension to facilitate the subdivision of the existing property into 2 x dwellings (Class C3); associated car parking; including alterations.

 

Ward: Shirley South

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Part retrospective/part prospective erection of two-storey side extension and single-storey side / rear extension to facilitate the subdivision of the existing property into 2 x dwellings (Class C3); associated car parking; including alterations.

 

Ward: Shirley South

 

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

 

  • The addendum clarified that the host property would have a proposed garden area of 188 square metres, and the garden area of the new dwelling would be 109 square metres. As the old dwelling maintained at least half of its original garden size, the proposed changes were policy compliant.
  • The exterior of the original house was pebble dashed but not painted, the proposal for the householder extension had a condition included that the material would match the existing property. However, the householder extension was not developed and the new proposal being presented at the current meeting which proposed a smooth render which would be painted white.

 

Paula Cooper spoke in objection to the application and Ryan Astill spoke in support of the application. After the speakers had finished, the committee began the deliberation, during which they raised the following points:

 

  • The concerns with the appearance of the development, the landscaping and the location of the fence were acknowledged however it was felt as though these conditions had been covered in the officer’s report.
  • The design of the proposed development was in line with what had already been approved.
  • The proposed development posed no significant harm to neighbours.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was proposed by Councillor Parker. This was seconded by Councillor Fish.

 

The motion to grant the application was taken to a vote and carried with six Members voting in favour.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development at 1 South Way, Croydon, CR0 8RH.

 

22/23

Other planning matters

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

23/23

Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Attached is a list of Delegated and Planning Committee/Sub Committee decisions taken between 2 October 2023 and 13 October 2023.

Minutes:

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