Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 6.00 pm, NEW

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

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 24 October 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 24 October 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

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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.

 

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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.

249/19

Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

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19/02988/PRE 443A Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR2 6EU pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Proposed redevelopment of the site to provide a residential led, mixed-usedevelopment comprising 75 residential units (C3) and 338sqm GIA of flexible commercial space (B1b, B1c and D1), with building heights ranging between 4 and 7 storeys, associated parking and landscaping, and all necessary ancillary and enabling works.

 

Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed redevelopment of the site to provide a residential led, mixed use development comprising 75 residential units (C3) and 338sqm GIA of flexible commercial space (B1b, B1c and D1), with building heights ranging between 4 and 7 storeys, associated parking and landscaping, and all necessary ancillary and enabling works.

 

Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

 

Chris Leveret and Alex Giles from DLA Architect, Nick Lawrence from the Developer Age Group and Planning Consultant John Mumby from ICU Projects, attended to give a presentation and respond to Members' questions and issues raised for further consideration prior to submission of a planning application.

 

The main issues raised at this meeting were as follows:

 

Height – A few Members supported an extra floor rising to 8 storeys on the corner to improve the appearance of the building particularly if this could improve the affordable offer on site. However other Members were not in favour of the extra increase in height.

 

Design and Massing – Members were supportive for the greater use of materials to help break the massing of the facade. Some concern around the use of red brick.

 

Parking – Members were undecided on whether the quantum of parking was enough. Though there was consensus that should there be more car parking space on the site, it should not compromise the design of the landscaping/communal garden. It should be demonstrated that vehicles can service the commercial units without affecting the flow of traffic on Brighton Road. 

 

Commercial Space – Members welcomed the commercial space which would create an active frontage but want to be assured that there would be a demand for it.

 

Three bed units – Members felt that there should be more three bedroom units in the scheme and noted that none of the proposed three bed units are proposed to be affordable.

 

Windows – Members would like to see improvements to the south west frontage windows by which they could be made larger. Members were also concerned about the overlooking of surrounding residents in relation to the design of balconies to be considered.

 

Winter Gardens – Members welcomed the winter gardens but noted that the majority were accessed from bedrooms and it would be better if they were accessed from living areas.

 

Air Quality – Members noted that the location did not have the best air quality and welcomed the winter gardens. Members would also like to see other design techniques which could be used to improve air quality for the occupants.

 

Landscaping – Members highlighted the importance that the correct species were specified so they survive in the landscape court yard as some areas of the site do not get any daylight.

 

Colonnades – Mixed views were expressed about whether the colonnade would create a security issue, with one Member voicing concerns on this issue.

 

 

Ward Member Councillor Simon Hoar was invited to share his local viewpoint on the development presentation.

 

The Chair thanked the applicants for their presentation, and looked forward to their application returning to the Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 250/19

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Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

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19/00131/FUL 17 Orchard Avenue CR0 8UB pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Demolition of existing detached house erection of three-storey building with further accommodation in roofspace comprising 3 x 1 bedroom flat, 4 x 2-bedroom flats and 1 x 3 bedroom flat, formation of vehicular access and provision of 4 associated parking spaces and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Shirley North

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Demolition of existing detached house erection of three-storey building with further accommodation in roof space comprising 3 x 1 bedroom flat, 4 x 2-bedroom flats and 1 x 3 bedroom flat, formation of vehicular access and provision of 4 associated parking spaces and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Shirley North

 

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

 

Ms Susannah Angold spoke against the application

 

Mr Alan Gunne-Jones spoke in support of the application.

 

Ward Member Cllr Bennett spoke on behalf of the referring Ward Member Councillor Richard Chatterjee against the application

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion for APPROVAL of the application based on the officer’s recommendation. Councillor Ali seconded the motion. There was a request for a wildlife area in the scheme to be part of the landscape condition. There was a suggestive request for a green roof to be considered.

 

Councillor Roche proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of insufficient parking, intensity on the red route and insufficient private amenity space on the upper units. Councillor Perry seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 17 Orchard Avenue, CR0 8UB.

 

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19/03203/FUL 116 Riddlesdown Road, Purley, CR8 1DD pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Demolition of existing 4 bedroom, two storey detached house and the erection of new 4 storey building including basement and roof accommodation to provide 8 units including associated access, parking, landscaping, as well as internal refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward:Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Demolition of existing 4 bedroom, two storey detached house and the erection of new 4 storey building including basement and roof accommodation to provide 8 units including associated access, parking, landscaping, as well as internal refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ward: Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown

 

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

 

Ms Nimmi Channa and Mr Adam Doyle spoke against the application.

 

Referring Ward Member Councillor Hoar spoke against the application.

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development by extent of its size and massing, not compliant with the London Plan parking standards. Councillor Roche seconded the motion. 

 

Councillor Letts proposed a motion to APPROVE 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 six Members voting against.

 

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

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to GRANT the application for the development of 116 Riddlesdown Road, Purley, CR8 1DD.

 

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19/03118/FUL 3 West Hill, South Croydon, CR2 0SB pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Demolition of existing 2 storey detached house & garage. Erection of a four storey flatted block comprising 9 apartments including associated communal amenity space, landscaping, parking, access, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward:Sanderstead

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing 2 storey detached house & garage. Erection of a four storey flatted block comprising 9 apartments including associated communal amenity space, landscaping, parking, access, cycle and refuse storage.

 

Ward: Sanderstead

 

The officers presented details of the planning application and there was no questions for clarifications.

 

Mr Simon David spoke against the application.

 

Mr Patrick Stroud spoke in support of the application.

 

Ward Member Cllr Tim Pollard spoke on behalf of the referring Ward Member Councillor Yvette Hopley against the application.

 

Councillor Perry proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of over development by dense of size and massing, design out of character with local street scene contrary to DM10.1 A, B and C, loss of amenity to adjoining occupiers and insufficient parking contrary to London Plan Policy 6.13. Councillor Redfern seconded the motion. 

 

Councillor Scott proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of the quality of design not in keeping with the character of the area. Councillor Ali seconded the motion.

 

The motion to refuse (on grounds of overdevelopment, out of character, loss of amenity and insufficient parking) was put forward to the vote and fell with four Members voting in favour, five Members voting against and one Member abstaining their vote.

 

The motion to refuse (on grounds of design out of character) was put forward to the vote and carried with nine Members voting in favour and one Member abstaining their vote.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to REFUSE (on grounds of design out of character) the application for the development of 3 West Hill, South Croydon, CR2 0SB.

 

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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.

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Other planning matters pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

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Weekly Planning Decisions and Performance pdf icon PDF 72 KB

This report 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.

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Planning Appeal Decisions (October 2019) pdf icon PDF 81 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.