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(20/05027/FULL1) – 34 West Common Road, Hayes, Bromley BR2 7BX

Meeting: 22/07/2021 - Plans Sub-Committee No. 4 (Item 16)

16 (20/05027/FULL1) – 34 West Common Road, Hayes, Bromley BR2 7BX pdf icon PDF 857 KB

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Description of Application - Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment with the construction of a new three storey building to provide a 50-bed residential care home (Use Class C2), including communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping.


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


In regard to planning applications in general, the Development Management Team Leader – Major Developments reported that a new version of the National Planning Policy Framework was published on 20 July 2021. The new document did not change any of the assessments or recommendations set out in the reports under consideration on the current agenda.


Councillor Lymer advised that the RSPB had requested the provision of 15 swift nest bricks.


Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTEDSUBJECT TO A SECTION 106 AGREEMENT as recommended and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report together with any other planning conditions and informatives considered necessary by the Assistant Director, Planning.


The condition relating to biodiversity was amended to read:-


Biodiversity enhancement recommendations outlined within the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and Ecological impact assessment by Abbas Ecology (November 2020) hereby approved shall be implemented and completed prior to the occupation of the development and shall be retained thereafter. The measures should include, but not be limited to, provision of15 swift nest bricks, bat and bird boxes; and gaps in fences and boundaries allowing hedgehogs to move freely across the site.


Reason: In order to encourage and promote the biodiversity value of the surrounding area and comply with Bromley Local Plan Policy 79 and Policy G6 of the London Plan (2021).’


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