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Minutes of the previous meeting PDF 91 KB
To approve the minutes of the
meeting held on Thursday, 28 September 2023 as an accurate
that the minutes of the meeting held Thursday, 28
September 2023 be signed as a correct record.
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.
There were no disclosures of a
pecuniary interest not already registered.
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
Planning applications for decision PDF 81 KB
consider the accompanying reports by the Director of Planning &
23/00010/FUL - 30 Riddlesdown Avenue, Purley, CR8 1JG PDF 248 KB
existing garage and shed fronting Riddlesdown Road, alterations to
land levels, erection of dwellinghouse (over two floors) and
associated parking, cycle storage and refuse storage.
Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown
Demolition of existing garage
and shed fronting Riddlesdown Road,
alterations to land levels, erection of dwellinghouse (over two
floors) and associated parking, cycle storage and refuse
Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown
The officer presented details
of the planning application and in response to members’
questions explained that:
- The neighbouring
property was the most similar property to the proposed development
at the site in terms of size, design and
width along Riddlesdown
- Several of the
properties along Riddlesdown Avenue
were considered contemporary, due to the materials used to finish
off the design of the development.
- The changes in the
level of the land were being used to achieve the two-storey
- The highways team had
been consulted and considered £10,000 was a reasonable level
of contribution for the work to be carried out along the road. The
work would include resurfacing potholes and improvements to the
- This single
development was proposing £10,000 to be added to the fund
whilst previous developments had contributed £10,000 per
- The window-to-window
distance of the upper floors is 18m which was policy
- The boundary fence
would prevent overlooking from the ground floor.
- Policy DM10 had a
requirement of a minimum length of 10m not to be (directly)
overlooked and no less than half of the previous garden length had
to be maintained, which the proposed development was compliant
- The layout of the
existing property included a garage and a parking space. An access
path would be maintained down the side of the property as there was
a parking space for the existing property and one for the proposed
- The highways team had
undertaken viability studies on what was achievable. With the money
that had been pooled from the other developments on the street, the
highways team consider they should have accumulated enough funds to
fix the potholes in the road, the lighting on the street and the
implementation of a one-way road.
- The highways team
needed to liaise with residents regarding the conversion of the
access road to a one-way street.
- The £10,000
contribution had been negotiated and this was considered
appropriate for the scale of development being
- The refuse collection
for the proposed development would be undertaken at the front of
the site, whilst the existing property had its own collection
The Riddlesdown Residents' Association submitted a
written statement in objection to the application which was read
out by the clerk and Councillor Stewart addressed the Committee
with his views on the application. After the speakers had finished,
the sub-committee began the deliberation, during which they raised
the following points:
- The precedent for
gentle densification had already been set with previous
- Passing vehicles had
damaged grass areas along the road.
- The provision of two
parking spaces on the site was appreciated.
- The design was in
keeping with the area.
- The greater transport
contribution was appreciated.
- The contemporary
nature of the development was not liked by some Members; however,
it was accepted that it was ...
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Other planning matters
To consider the accompanying
report by the Director of Planning & Strategic
Weekly Planning Decisions PDF 238 KB
Attached is a list of Delegated
and Planning Committee/Sub Committee decisions taken between 16
October 2023 and 27 October 2023.
The report was received for