Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 15th August, 2019 7.00 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

176/19

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 1 August 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 1 August 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

177/19

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.

 

178/19

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.

179/19

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

180/19

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair proposed for the order of the meeting to commence as follows: 19/02486/FUL 8 Abbots Lane, Kenley, CR8 5JH; 19/01837/FUL 78 Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HG; and 17/01319/FUL Selsdon Goods Yard, Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 0EA

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19/02486/FUL 8 Abbots Lane, Kenley, CR8 5JH pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of one 3 and 4-storey block containing 6 X 2 bedroom apartments and 3 x 3 bedroom houses with associated access, 11 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of one 3 and 4-storey block containing 6 X 2 bedroom apartments and 3 x 3 bedroom houses with associated access, 11 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

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

 

Mr Geoff James representing Kenley and District Residents Association and Mr Luke O’Shea spoke against the application.

 

Mr Michael White on behalf of the applicant, Aventier Limited, spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Steve O’Connell spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development due to the mass and density, a negative impact on street scene and character in the area and loss of private amenity space to neighbouring occupiers. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

At 7:39pm there was a fire alarm and the Planning Committee adjourned the meeting.

At 7:54pm the Planning Committee reconvened.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendation. There was a request for a condition requiring the use of mature shrubs and trees to the boundaries of the site to ensure that neighbouring amenity is not adversely impacted. Councillor Clark 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 was carried with six Members voting in favour and four Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 8 Abbots Lane, Kenley, CR8 5JH.

 

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19/01837/FUL 78 Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HG pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Demolition of existing detached dwelling and erection of a three/four storey building to provide a total of 9 units as well as associated refuse and cycle stores, landscaping, vehicular access and car parking.

 

Ward: Kenley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing detached dwelling and erection of a three/four storey building to provide a total of 9 units as well as associated refuse and cycle stores, landscaping, vehicular access and car parking.

 

Ward: Kenley

 

The officers presented details of the planning application with no questions for clarification.

 

Dr Nicola Aloysius on behalf of Foxley Residents Association spoke against the application.

 

Mr Paul Webster, Applicant’s Agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Referring Ward Member, Councillor Steve O’Connell spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Streeter proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over intensification due to the site mass and density, insufficient parking, out of character and not respectful of the street scene. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendation. There was a request to maximise vegetation within the landscape to be captured within the condition, and the trees removed to be replaced with additional trees within the scheme. Councillor Clark 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 was carried with six Members voting in favour and four Members voting against.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 78 Higher Drive, Purley, CR8 2HG.

 

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17/01319/FUL Selsdon Goods Yard, Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 0EA pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Erection of single storey workshop buildings for use as a car body repair shop and car storage (use class – sui generis).

 

Ward: South Croydon

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of single storey workshop buildings for use as a car body repair shop and car storage (use class – sui generis).

 

Ward: South Croydon

 

The officers presented details of the planning application with no questions for clarification.

 

Mrs Ann Darke spoke against the application.

 

Mr Zayn Corkett, site owner for Pace Accident Repair Centre, spoke in support of the application.

 

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

 

The motion to approve was put forward to the vote and was carried with all ten Members unanimously voting in favour.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of Selsdon Goods Yard, Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 0EA.

 

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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.

185/19

Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

186/19

Planning Appeal Decisions (July 2019) pdf icon PDF 317 KB

This report provides details of town planning appeal outcomes and the range of planning considerations that are being taken into account by the Planning Inspectors, appointed by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Minutes:

The report was received for information.

 

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Planning Performance and Weekly Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 212 KB

This report provides details of the Council’s overall development management performance (over a rolling 12 month period) with monthly statistics.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report was received for information.