Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
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5.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apology:  Cllr Peter Dean

Substitute:  Cllr Teresa Ball

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Peter Dean and Councillor Teresa Ball attended as his substitute.

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

All the Sub-Committee Members declared a Personal Interest in Item 4.10

Minutes:

All the Sub-Committee Members declared a Personal Interest in Item 4.10

7.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 4 JUNE 2015 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2015 be confirmed.

8.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Chislehurst

8.1

(15/01976/FULL1) - Red Hill Primary School, Chislehurst, BR7 6DA pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Proposed replacement curtain walling to hall.

 

It was reported that no objections to the application had been received.

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Plaistow and Sundridge

8.2

(14/04443/FULL1) - 87 Oak Tree Gardens, Bromley, BR1 5BE pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED TO CONTEST APPEAL

Minutes:

Description of application – Redevelopment of land at rear of Nos. 87-93 Oak Tree Gardens to include demolition of Nos. 89 and 91 and erection of eight 2 1/2 storey, 4 bedroom houses comprising two terraces of 3 houses, one pair of semi detached houses and one detached single garage; associated access, parking, landscaping, cycle storage, refuse and recycling provision.

 

A correct Ordnance Survey Site Plan was circulated to Members. 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED TO CONTEST THE APPEAL as recommended, on the grounds set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

Cray Valley East

8.3

(15/00500/FULL2) - Rosedale, Hockenden Lane, Swanley, BR8 7QN pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Continued use of land for stationing of residential caravans to provide 1 gypsy pitch, with associated works (hardstanding, fencing,septic tank and landscaping) and stable block and paddock on land adjacent to Vinsons Cottage, Hockenden Lane, Swanley (Renewal of permission ref 08/02489 granted on appeal for a temporary period of 5 years.)

 

It was reported that an email in objection to the application had been received and circulated to Members. 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED for the following reason:-

1.  The site is located within the Green Belt wherein there is a general presumption against inappropriate development. No very special circumstances have been demonstrated to justify an exception to local plan policy and it is considered that the application is contrary to Policy G1 of the Unitary Development Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Darwin

8.4

(15/00508/FULL1) - Land Adjacent 2 (demolished) Main Road, Biggin Hill. pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application - Erection of 16 dwellings (4 x 2 bed flats, 3 x 3 bed houses and 9 x 4 bed houses) with access from Moxey Close and Barwell Crescent together with 43 car parking spaces, cycle storage and landscaping, to include the stopping up of an existing access onto the A223.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that the application BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, for the Applicant to consider gaining access to the site from Main Road.

 

Darwin

8.5

(15/00981/FULL3) - Old Hill Farm, Old Hill, Orpington, BR6 6BN pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use of existing buildings to mausoleum with associated landscaping, elevational alteration, hardstanding and parking for 37 cars.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting.  A video from the applicant had been received prior to the meeting and circulated to Members.  Additional information together with photographs and a 3D visuals sheet had been received and circulated to Members.  It was reported that a letter dated 28 July 2015 had been received from the Agent.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reasons set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

Copers Cope

8.6

(15/01334/FULL1) - 2-4 Fairfield Road, Beckenham, BR3 3LD pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use of ground floor from former members social club (Sui Generis) to restaurant (Use Class A3) Front elevational changes to incorporate stairs.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting.  It was reported that further objections to the application had been received.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner with an amendment to Condition 2 and three further conditions to read:-

“2. Customers shall not be admitted to the premises before 11:00 hrs on any day, or after 23:00 hrs Monday-Saturday, or after 22:00 hrs on Sundays and Bank Holidays. All customers shall vacate the premises no later than 24:00 hrs Monday – Saturday and 23:00 hrs Sundays and Bank Holidays.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy S9 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of the amenities of nearby residential properties.

5. The use hereby permitted shall be permissible solely within the ground floor of the application premises  (as denoted within drawing number 01 –B).

REASON;  In order to comply with Policy BE1, Policy S1 and Policy S9 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of the amenities of the area.

6. Customers visiting the premises are excluded from using the outdoor areas at all times inclusive of the front and rear outdoor amenity space.

REASON:  In order to comply with Policy BE1, Policy S1 and Policy S9 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of the amenities of the area

7.  Prior to the commencement of the development, detailed plans of the appearance of and the equipment comprising a ventilation system which shall include measures to alleviate fumes and odours (and incorporating activated carbon filters where necessary) shall be submitted to  and approved by the Local Planning Authority; after the system has been approved in writing by the Authority, it shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details before the use hereby permitted first commences and shall thereafter be permanently retained in an efficient working manner.

REASON: In order to comply with Policies S9 and ER9 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of the visual and residential amenities of the area.”

 

Clock House

8.7

(15/01445/RECON) - 1A Balgowan Road, Beckenham BR3 4HJ pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

APPROVED

Minutes:

Description of application - Variation of Condition 03 of application 11/00980 for change of use of detached garage to ceramics studio/workshop with office/classroom to allow the hours of operation to be Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm all year round and variation of Condition 05 to allow evening classes in mindful meditation.

 

Oral representations in objection to the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Sarah Phillips in support of the application and from Ward Member, Councillor Ian Dunn in objection to the application were received at the meeting.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner with an amendment to Condition 8 to read as follows:-

“8.  The evening classes in mindful meditation element of this application shall only be in operation between 6pm and 9pm Mondays to Fridays and in term time only. The use shall cease to be used as a ceramics studio/workshop between these hours.

REASON: In order to comply with Policies BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of the amenities of the adjacent properties.

 

Penge and Cator

8.8

(15/01761/RECON) Harris Academy Bromley, Lennard Road, Beckenham BR3 1QR pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Temporary modular building for educational use (Class D1) and 5 car parking spaces.

 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the condition set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

Darwin

8.9

(15/01917/ADV) - Bristol Street Motors, Sevenoaks Road, Pratts Bottom, Orpington, BR6 7LP pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

WITHDRAWN BY CHIEF PLANNER

Minutes:

Description of application – Four internally illuminated fascia signs and one part externally/part internally illuminated entrance sign.

 

THIS REPORT WAS WITHDRAWN BY THE CHIEF PLANNER.

 

Chislehurst Conservation Area

8.10

(15/01930/FULL6) - 6 The Meadow, Chislehurst, BR7 6AA pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application –  Demolition of existing house and erection of replacement four bedroom dwelling with attached garage.

 

The Chairman moved that following consultation with members of the Urgency Committee in accordance with the delegation approved by Council at the annual meeting on 13 May 2015, the Acting Monitoring Officer granted unconditionally a dispensation for Councillor Katy Boughey to be allowed to attend this meeting and address the Sub-Committee on her planning application.

 

Oral representations from Councillor Katy Boughey, as joint applicant, in support of the application were received at the meeting.  It was reported that the application had been amended by documents received on 14 July 2015.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner with an amendment to Condition 14 to read as follows:-

“14.  Before the development hereby permitted is first occupied the proposed window(s) located at first floor level on the northern flank elevations shall be obscure glazed in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and details of any openings shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and shall subsequently be permanently retained in accordance with the approved details. In the interests of the privacy of adjoining properties any openings should be at high level.

REASON: In order to comply with Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of the amenities of the adjacent properties.

 

Penge and Cator

8.11

(15/01951/FULL3) - 167 - 169 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DS pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use of ground, first and second floors from Class A1 retail shop with ancillary office and commercial use on the second floor to mixed A3/A4 use as a cafe/restaurant/bar with function room with first floor terrace and external elevational alterations at the rear.

 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that the application BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, for the applicant to address all of the concerns raised by the Environmental Health Officer.

 

Bickley

8.12

(15/01953/FULL1) 104 Nightingale Lane, Bromley BR1 2SE

Decision:

REPORT WITHDRAWN BY THE CHIEF PLANNER

Minutes:

THE REPORT WAS MARKED ‘TO FOLLOW’ ON THE AGENDA BUT WAS NOT DESPATCHED BY THE CHIEF PLANNER.

Kelsey and Eden Park

8.13

(15/02045/FULL1) - 107 South Eden Park Road, Beckenham, BR3 3AX pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Internal and external alterations to Oakfield House and Coach House to provide 10 en-suite rooms with ancillary D1 use, including a new lift and a staircase extension to provide step-free access to all rooms and a covered link between the Coach House and the main House.

 

It was reported that no objections to the application had been received.

Members having considered the report,  RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended,subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Petts Wood and Knoll

8.14

(15/01312/FULL1) - 6 Ladywood Avenue, Petts Wood, BR5 1QJ pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of 6 Ladywood Avenue (former Friends Meeting House) and construction of 2 no. two storey detached five bedroom dwellings with new vehicular access and associated parking and landscaping.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Councillor Simon Fawthrop objected to the application and a copy of his statement is attached as Appendix 1 to these Minutes.  It was reported that four letters of support had been received.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED for the following reason:-

1.  The proposal would be an overdevelopment of the site, out of character with the locality and Area of Special Residential Character and contrary to Policy BE1, H7 and H10 of the Unitary Development Plan and Policies 3.4 and 3.5 of The London Plan.

(The Chairman used her casting vote for ‘refusal’.)

 

Bromley Common and Keston

8.15

(15/01547/FULL6) 81 Crown Lane, Bromley, BR2 9PJ pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Two storey rear extension.

 

It was reported that further objections to the application had been received.

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

Chislehurst Conservation Area

8.16

(15/02282/FULL1) - 20 Camden Park Road, Chislehurst BR7 5HG pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Proposed demolition of existing dwelling and construction of a new five bedroom dwelling.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner with an amendment to Condition 8 and a further condition to read as follows:-

“8.  Before the development hereby permitted is first occupied the proposed window(s) in the east and west elevations shall be obscure glazed to a minimum of Pilkington privacy Level 3 and shall be non-opening unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed and the window (s) shall subsequently be permanently retained in accordance as such.

REASON:  In the interests of the amenities of nearby residential properties and to accord with Policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan.

13.   Full details and drawings of boundary enclosures to a height of 2m shall be submitted and approved in writing prior to the occupation of the dwelling hereby permitted.

Reason: In order to comply with policy BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of neighbouring amenity.

 

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

Bromley Town

8.17

(15/01673/FULL1) - Billingford, Elstree Hill, Bromley, BR1 4JE pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of part two/three storey block comprising 4 x two bedroom and 1 x one bedroom flats, parking, cycle storage, landscaping and refuse area.

 

Oral representations in objection to the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Nicky Dykes in objection to the application were received at the meeting.  Councillor Dykes also spoke on behalf of her fellow Ward Members, Councillors Will Harmer and Michael Rutherford.  Councillor Dykes reported that she and Councillor Harmer had visited the affected property and their objections had been covered in the Chief Planner’s report. Councillor Dykes referred to application reference APP/G5180/A/13/2198830 that had previously been to appeal and, in her view, the reason for the appeal being dismissed was relevant to this application.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reasons set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

 

9.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

10.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

11.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS AMENDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) (VARIATION) ORDER 2006 AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

The Chairman to move that the Press and public be excluded during consideration of the items of business listed below as it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings that if members of the Press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

APPENDIX TO MINUTES 30 JULY 2015 pdf icon PDF 7 KB

 

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