Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 8th October, 2020 6.00 pm

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Contact: Michelle Ossei-Gerning
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Items
No. Item

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 24 September 2020 as an accurate record.

[To Follow]

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 24September 2020 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.

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Development presentations pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the following presentations on a proposed development:

 

There are none.

Minutes:

There were none.

229/20

Planning applications for decision pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

230/20

20/01954/FUL 49 Selborne Road pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Demolition of existing house, garage and outbuilding, and erection of a three storey building comprising 9 apartments, and provision of associated off-street parking, and associated refuse storage and cycle storage, and associated landscaping.

 

Ward: Park Hill and Whitgift

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing house, garage and outbuilding, and erection of a three storey building comprising 9 apartments, and provision of associated off-street parking, and associated refuse storage and cycle storage, and associated landscaping.

 

Ward: Park Hill and Whitgift

 

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

 

Mr Yasser El-Sherif spoke against the application.

 

Mr James Cadwell, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Vidhi Mohan addressed the Committee, in his capacity as Ward

Councillor against the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

Councillor Paul Scott requested for an amendment to the condition of the Car Parking Management Plan to assign the wheelchair parking space to the wheelchair unit and the other parking spaces to the family units.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation inclusive of an amendment to the condition was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Toni Letts. This was seconded by Councillor Paul Scott.

 

The substantive motion 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 49 Selborne Road.

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19/04443/FUL 1 Wyvern Road, Purley, CR8 2NQ pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Demolition of existing house and erection of 6 dwellings in two buildings with external bin and cycle store with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Ward: Purley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing house and erection of 6 dwellings in two buildings with external bin and cycle store with associated parking and landscaping.

 

Ward: Purley

 

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

 

Mr Patrick Stroud, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Leila Ben-Hassel. This was seconded by Councillor Clive Fraser.

 

The substantive motion 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 1 Wyvern Road, Purley, CR8 2NQ.

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19/04919/FUL 15 Haydn Avenue, Purley, CR8 4AG pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Demolition of the existing dwelling house and erection of a three storey building comprising 8 no. self-contained apartments, provision of 4 parking spaces, cycle and refuse stores with associated external works including excavation and lightwells.

 

Ward: Purley

Recommendation: Grant permission

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing dwelling house and erection of a three storey building comprising 8 no. self-contained apartments, provision of 4 parking spaces, cycle and refuse stores with associated external works including excavation and lightwells.

 

Ward: Purley

 

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

 

Mr Colin Etheridge provided a written statement in objection to the application. This was read out by the committee clerk.

 

The Committee deliberated on the application presentation heard before them having heard all the speakers who addressed the Committee, and in turn addressed their view on the matter.

 

The substantive motion to GRANT the application based on the officer’s recommendation was taken to the vote having been proposed by Councillor Paul Scott. This was seconded by Councillor Toni Letts.

 

The substantive motion fell with four Members voting in favour, five Members voting against and one Member abstained their vote.

 

Councillor Gareth Streeter proposed a motion to REFUSE the application on the grounds of an overdevelopment by reason of unacceptable residential amenity for future occupiers. This was seconded by Councillor Scott Roche.

 

The motion to refuse was put forward to a vote and carried with five Members voting in favour, two Members voting against and three Members abstaining their vote.

 

The Committee therefore RESOLVED to REFUSE the application for the development of 15 Haydn Avenue, Purley, CR8 4AG.

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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 pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Attached is the list of Delegated and Planning Committee/Sub-Committee decisions taken between 14th September – 25th September 2020.

Minutes:

The report was received for information.