Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
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13.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

APOLOGY: CLLR CUTHBERT

SUBSTITUTE: CLLR ONSLOW

 

APOLOGY: CLLR DUNN

SUBSTITUTE: CLLR BROOKS

(Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cllr Brooks was not able to attend and submitted an apology)

 

APOLOGY: CLLR TURNER

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Aisha Cuthbert; Councillor Keith Onslow attended as substitute.

 

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Ian Dunn; Councillor Kevin Brooks was due to attend as substitute but due to unforeseen circumstances he too sent an apology for absence.

 

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Michael Turner.

14.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

CLLR LYMER - ITEM 4.2

(Cllr Lymer left the Chamber during the debate and vote)

 

CLLR TERRY – ITEM 4.2

(Cllr Terry took part in the debate and vote)

Minutes:

Councillor Lymer declared an interest in Item 4.2. As administrator for the Bromley Safer Neighbourhood Board, Councillor Lymer had submitted a successful bid to MOPAC for part of the money that funded the scheme. Councillor Lymer left the Chamber during the debate and vote on the Item.

 

Councillor Terry also declared an interest in Item 4.2 as he was a Member of the Environment and Community Services PDS Committee which had agreed the concept of the proposals. He remained in the Chamber and took part in the discussion and vote.

15.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 27 MAY 2021 pdf icon PDF 424 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2021 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

16.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Hayes and Coney Hall

16.1

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION SUBJECT TO SECTION 106 LEGAL AGREEMENT AND PLANNING CONDITIONS

Minutes:

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).’

Cray Valley West

16.2

(20/02548/FULL1) - Hoblingwell Wood, Recreation Ground, Leesons Way, Orpington pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application amended to read:– ‘Construction of asphalt bicycle/skating track, including landscaped mounds/berms, a cycle teaching area, stationing of two shipping containers for equipment storage and welfare facilities, new/relocated footpaths and hard surfaces, benches, refuse bins, bicycle racks and soft landscaping/planting/orchard and drainage system.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting. In response to a Member question, the speaker reported that certain schemes such as the one proposed, always led to the misconception that an increase in anti-social behaviour would occur; this was not the case. These type of schemes usually brought about a positive effect. This particular scheme would be professionally managed and supervised.

 

The Development Management Area Team Leader (East) reported that the description of the application had been amended to remove the word ‘signage’. Additional documents showing the elevation and floorplans of the storage container had been submitted and circulated to Members. A letter of support from Ward Member Councillor Gary Stevens had also been received and circulated to Members. The Committee was recommended to remove conditions 12 (boundary treatments), 14 (signage details) and 19 (hours of use) from the report.

 

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 Assistant Director, Planning with the removal of conditions 12, 14 and 19.

Petts Wood and Knoll

16.3

(20/04071/FULL6) - 10 Silverdale Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1NJ pdf icon PDF 697 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing garage and construction of a single storey side/rear extension and part front garage extension with new pitched roof to form front porch canopy. Alterations to existing patio with new access steps and retaining wall.

 

A motion to refuse the application fell following a casting vote by the Chairman who advised that other properties within the ASRC had erected the same type of large extension and it was unlikely the Council would win should the application go to appeal.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report together with any other planning conditions considered necessary by the Assistant Director, Planning.

 

The following conditions were added:-

 

6  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, extension, enlargement or alteration permitted by Class A, B, C, D 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 interests of protecting the character of the area and residential amenity of neighbouring properties in accordance with Policy 37 of the Bromley Local Plan

 

7  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 change of use of any kind permitted by Class L (Houses of Multiple Occupation) of Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the 2015 Order (as amended), shall be undertaken within the curtilage of the dwelling without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason: To enable the Council to consider future development at the site in the interest of local amenity, in accordance with Policies 9 and 37 of the Council's Local Plan (2019).

Plaistow and Sundridge

16.4

(21/01089/TPO) - Sundridge Park Golf Club, Garden Road, Bromley BR1 3NE pdf icon PDF 878 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Fell and treat (deciduous) x3 Oak trees (T3, T4 and T5) at Sundridge Park Golf Club. SUBJECT TO TPO 690 (26.10.1990).

 

The Principal Tree officer reported that the first sentence of the reason for refusal set out on page 102 of the report had been amended to read:- ‘The application has failed to acknowledge the adequacy of the front porch and bay window foundations and the construction design.’

 

Members agreed there was not sufficient evidence to warrant felling of the trees which pre-dated the building. TPOs were in place for a reason.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that the application to fell and treat (deciduous) x 3 Oak trees BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reason and informatives set out in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning. The reason was amended to read:-

 

1.  The application has failed to acknowledge the adequacy of the front porch and bay windows foundations and the construction design. The tree felling would be harmful to the character of the area. The proposals would negate the objectives of the TPO and therefore conflict with Policies 73 and 74 of the Bromley Local Plan (adopted January 2019) and Policy G7 of The London Plan (adopted March 2021).

 

 

 

Chislehurst Conservation Area

16.5

(21/02147/FULL6) - 7 Manor Place, Chislehurst BR7 5QH pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of conservatory. Part one/two storey front/side/rear extensions, loft conversion incorporating rooflights and elevational alterations.

 

It was reported that comments from the Advisory Panel for Conservation Areas in objection to the application had been received and circulated to Members.

 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reasons set out in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning.

17.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

Biggin Hill

17.1

Direct Action to Achieve Compliance with Tree Replacement Notice at Land Adjacent to 47 Sunningvale Avenue, Biggin Hill pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED for Legal Officers to consider further evidence submitted

Minutes:

Report HPR2021/040

 

It was reported that further documentation had been received prior to the meeting.

 

Members RESOLVED that the report be DEFERRED for Legal Officers to consider the further evidence submitted.

18.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

Farnborough and Crofton

18.1

Confirmation of TPO 2696, 372 Crofton Road, Orpington BR6 8NR pdf icon PDF 502 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

TPO CONFIRMED WITHOUT MODIFICATION

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that this was a good tree, part of the community and situated in a prominent part of the road.

 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that Tree Preservation Order No 2696 relating to one Oak treebe confirmed WITHOUT MODIFICATION as recommended in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning.

 

Farnborough and Crofton

18.2

Confirmation of TPO 2705, Dalton Close, Orpington pdf icon PDF 685 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

TPO CONFIRMED WITHOUT MODIFICATION

Minutes:

Oral representations against confirmation of the TPO were received at the meeting.

 

Members agreed that the criteria for a TPO had been met.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that Tree Preservation Order No 2705 relating to two Birch treesbe confirmed WITHOUT MODIFICATION, as recommended, in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning.

19.

AUDIO RECORDING OF MEETING - Due to technical issues, this recording can only be listened to via Internet Explorer MP3 18 MB

 

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