Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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16.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apologies: Cllrs Russell Mellor and Richard Williams

Substitutes:  Cllrs William Huntington-Thresher and Ian Dunn

 

Apologies:  Cllrs Richard Scoates and Nicky Dykes

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Russell Mellor and Richard Williams.  Councillors William Huntington-Thresher and Ian Dunn attended as their substitutes respectively.

 

Apologies for absence were also received from Councillors Richard Scoates and Nicky Dykes.

17.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

NONE

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest reported.

18.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 12 OCTOBER 2017 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2017 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

19.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Bromley Town

19.1

(17/03032/FULL1) - Flat 39, Blyth Wood Park, 20 Blyth Road, Bromley, BR1 3TN pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use of ground and first floor from sports hall (use class D2) to residential (C3), incorporating the existing residential unit in the roof space to form a single 4 bedroom dwelling, new vehicular access on to Bracken Hill Lane and associated replacement fencing (Part Retrospective).

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received.  The agent in support of the application confirmed that it was not possible to change the vehicular access to be on Blyth Road.

 

Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Will Harmer, on behalf of Ward Member, Councillor Nicky Dykes, and her two fellow Ward Members and local residents in objection to the application were received at the meeting.

 

Councillor Harmer referred to the history of the site, the appeal dismissed under reference 14/03400/FULL1 and to the outstanding enforcement notice.

He said that the site had been surrounded by trees protected by a blanket Tree Preservation Order since 1986 but between 2014 and 2015 material damage had taken place when protected trees had been removed by the applicant without permission that had been of importance to the town centre, street scene and to the residential amenity and that replacement mature trees should be planted.  He was disappointed that the arboriculture report had not taken the removed trees into consideration.  Councillor Harmer was also concerned with the impact on road safety, parking, access and inadequate site lines.

 

A plan of the proposed work and photographs from the objector and a supplementary letter and photographs from the agent had been received and circulated to Members.

 

The Chief Planner’s representative referred to the Planning Inspector’s site visit in March 2016 and the appeal decision in April 2016.  He confirmed the Tree Officer had no objection to the application and no breach had been identified previously in respect of the removal of trees at the site.  The enforcement notice had been served in May 2017 in regard to the wall, fence and hardstanding and that if planning permission were granted then that notice would fall away. An additional condition in respect of the withdrawal of permitted development rights was suggested, along with minor changes to condition 5 in the report to reflect the correct address. It was clarified that the applicant’s transport submission stated that “No vehicles were recorded as travelling above 20mph; indeed, the highest speed recorded was 16mph in both directions.”

 

Councillors Simon Fawthrop and William Huntington-Thresher referred to Bromley Town Ward Members’ local knowledge of the vicinity and transport issues and objected to the application.

 

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

1.  The proposal would prejudice the amenities of neighbouring residents along Bracken Hill Lane, by reason of additional noise and disturbance resulting from the proposed vehicular access and associated activity, contrary to Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan.

2.  The proposal, resulting as it does, in the loss of mature trees and foliage along the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.1

Hayes and Coney Hall

19.2

(17/03540/FULL1) - Southerly, Warren Road, Hayes, Bromley BR2 7AN pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Single storey front extension, part one/part two storey side and rear and first floor front extension.

 

Councillor Fawthrop and Councillor  Michael Turner objected to the size and bulk of the proposed development.

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

1.  The proposal by reason of its design, bulk and mass would be an overdominant form of development that would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the host dwelling and surrounding streetscene, contrary to Policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policies 37 and 6 of the Draft Local Plan and Policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London plan.

 

(Councillor Peter Dean requested that his vote for permission be recorded.)

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Hayes and Coney Hall

19.3

(17/02964/MATAMD) - All Saints Catholic School, Layhams Road, West Wickham BR4 9HN pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION SUBJECT TO A SECTION 106 AGREEMENT

Minutes:

Description of application – Amendment to planning permission ref 13/03743 granted for the demolition of all school buildings, with the exception of the Reception building, and part demolition of the North Stable block, and erection of 48 dwellings comprising 24x4 bed houses, 16x1 bed flats and 8x 2 bed flats and conversion of the stable block into 2x2 bed residential units, together with 108 car parking spaces. Associated landscaping, hardstanding areas, cycle stores and bin stores. Conversion of existing Reception building to 799sqm of office floorspace (Class b1A) together with 8 dedicated car parking spaces and the construction of 2 tennis courts, designated car park. Erection of pavilion and amenity area for community use.  Amendments to position of apartment blocks on the site, extension of apartment blocks at lower ground and upper ground floor levels, demolition of north stable block and erection of 2 x 2 bed houses, alterations to proposed housing mix to provide 24x2 bed apartments, 24x4 bed houses and 2x2 bed houses, alterations to windows, doors and internal layout of house types B and C, amendments to car

parking, maintenance access to Wickham Court School, removal of pavilion and internal landscaping and footpaths. Discharge of Condition 16 (layout of wheelchair units) for application ref 13/03743’

 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR COMPLETION OF A LEGAL AGREEMENT for:-

1.  THE APPOINTMENT OF A TRAVEL PLAN CHAMPION NO LATER THAN THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF FIRST OCCUPATION OF ANY OF THE RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

2. THE TRAVEL PLAN CHAMPION TO REMAIN IN PLACE FOR THREE YEARS AFTER FIRST OCCUPATION OF THE FINAL RESIDENTIAL UNIT.

3.  THE PROVISION OF A TRAVEL PACK TO THE FIRST OCCUPIER OF EACH RESIDENTIAL UNIT. 

4.  THE PAYMENT OF THE SCHOOL TRAVEL PLAN INCENTIVES FUND TO THE COUNCIL.

(SEE THE COMPLETED SECTION 106 AGREEMENT 22ND MARCH 2016 IN RESPECT OF 13/03743/FULL3), as recommended,and subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner with a further condition to read:-

“18.  Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any Order amending, revoking and re-enacting this Order) no building, structure or alteration permitted by Class A, B, C, or E of Part 1 of  Schedule 2 of the 2015 Order (as amended), shall be erected or made within the curtilage(s) of the dwelling(s) hereby permitted without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: In the interest of the visual amenities and openness of the Green Belt and the area in general, to accord with Policies BE1, H7 and G1 of the Unitary Development Plan and Policies 4, 37 and 49 of the Draft Local Plan.”

 

Hayes and Coney Hall

19.4

(17/03850/FULL6) - 22 Coney Hill Road, West Wickham, BR4 9BX pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Erection of single storey rear and side extensions, provision of a dormer in the rear roof slope of the building, and conversion of garage into habitable accommodation with replacement of garage door with window.

 

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.

 

Penge and Cator

19.5

(17/03858/FULL1) - Benwick Court, 87 Croydon Road, Penge. pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – 2 dwellings with car parking at land at the rear of Benwick Court.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Supplementary information had been received from the agent and circulated to Members.

 

The Chairman was concerned that the parking spaces were under-utilised due to the high cost charged that resulted in unnecessary cars parked on the highway and requested that a fuller transport survey should be undertaken. 

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that THE APPLICATION BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, to seek a further parking assessment regarding existing parking demand on-site from residents, as well as parking demand/capacity in neighbouring streets, to ascertain whether the existing car park is genuinely under-used.

 

Penge and Cator

19.6

(17/03964/FULL1) 165 High Street, Penge, London, SE20 7DS pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Proposed two storey rear extension at first and second floor levels, formation of new mono pitched roof over new staircase from ground to first floor levels and conversion of first and second floors to form 2 x 1 bedroom self-contained flats.

 

It was noted that on page 87 of the Chief Planner’s report the two lines under the heading, ‘Planning History’ should be deleted as there was no relevant planning history for this site.

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

 

Bickley

19.7

(17/04306/FULL6) - 12 Bonar Place, Chislehurst, BR7 5RJ pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Roof alterations to incorporate rear dormers, two storey side extension, first floor side extension, conversion of garage to habitable accommodation and elevational alterations.

 

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.

 

Hayes and Coney Hall

19.8

(17/04532/FULL6) - 90 Gates Green Road, West Wickham, BR4 9DG pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Part one/two storey rear/side extension and erection of garage/front porch.

 

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.

 

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom

19.9

(17/04628/FULL1) - Redcot, The Hillside, Orpington, BR6 7SD pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Proposed demolition of existing dwelling and construction of a three storey, five bedroom dwelling with associated landscaping and parking (to be built to the same design as that granted under application ref: 16/05561/FULL6).

 

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 and informatives set out in the report of the Chief Planner with two further conditions to read as follows:-

“16.  The dwelling hereby permitted shall not exceed 7.2m in height.

REASON: In the interest of the residential and visual amenities of the area and to accord with Policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan and Policies 37 and 6 of the Draft Local Plan.

17.  The demolition and construction works hereby granted planning permission shall be implemented in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Control of Pollution and Noise from Demolition and Construction Sites, with particular reference to the hours of construction and demolition: Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 1pm with no noisy operations on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

REASON: In the interest of the residential amenities of the area and to accord with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan and Policy 37 of the Draft Local Plan.

 

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

Clock House

19.10

(17/03525/FULL1) 13 Blakeney Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 1HH pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Conversion of single family dwelling into 2 x 1 bedroom and 1 x 2 bedroom flats.

 

Oral representations in objection to the application were received at the meeting.  Supplementary information and photographs had been received from the objector and circulated to Members.

 

The Chief Planner’s representative advised Members that late plans had been submitted following publication of the agenda and Members may prefer to defer the application to consider them.

 

Ward Member Councillor Ian Dunn had studied the plans and objected to the proposed sub-division, the poor standard of accommodation, the density of the proposed development and the adverse impact on the character of the area.

 

Cllr Fawthrop said that the principal of conversion was unacceptable on this site and objected to the 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 with a further reason to read:-

“REASON 3:  The conversion of the host dwelling into 3 flats would be unacceptable in principle, out of character with the prevailing pattern, character and distinctive residential qualities of the locality, thereby contrary to Policies BE1 and H11 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policies 9 and 37 of the draft Local Plan and Policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.”

 

20.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

21.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

22.

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.

 

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