Agenda, decisions and minutes

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16.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

APOLOGY: COUNCILLOR MARINA AHMAD

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Marina Ahmad.

17.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

NONE

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

18.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 6 SEPTEMBER 2018 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2018 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)

Darwin

19.1

(17/05809/FULL1) - Yonder Farm, Downe, Orpington BR6 7JD pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Removal of redundant equine building situated adjacent to the southern site boundary and the stationing of a log cabin for residential use (in alternative siting).

 

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

 

The Planning Officer reported the following:-

 

·  The application had been amended by documents received on 23 October 2018.

·  A statement had been received from the applicant in regard to the proposal being a profitable enterprise.

·  Condition 4 relating to occupation of the cabin should be expanded to include the applicant and her partner/spouse.

 

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

 

1  The proposal constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt, causing harm to its openness and character such that is not clearly outweighed by any benefits of the development and therefore very special circumstances do not exist which would outweigh the harm by inappropriateness of the development and the proposal would as a consequence be contrary to Policy G1 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policy 49 of the draft Local Plan, Policy 7.16 of the London Plan and Section 13 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Kelsey and Eden Park

19.2

(18/02484/FULL1) - European Springs and Pressings Ltd, Chaffinch Business Park, Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 4DW pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – The construction of a new warehouse to the side of the existing building for storage (Class B8).

 

Correspondence from the applicant’s consultants in objection to the Environment Agency’s comments concerning flood risk, had been received and circulated to Members.

 

Members were advised that should they be minded to permit the application, it may be appropriate for conditions to be dealt with under delegated powers.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTED with appropriate planning conditions to be agreed under delegated powers (to include a condition relating to permitted development/use).

 

Members resolved to grant planning permission against officer recommendation.  Members noted the objections raised by the Environment Agency but considered that the business benefits of the development would outweigh the potential impact of the proposal on the functional floodplain/Flood Zone 3, subject to suitable conditions/mitigations (to be agreed under delegated powers).

Petts Wood and Knoll

19.3

(18/03906/FULL6) - 148 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1LF pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Single storey rear extension and garage conversion to habitable space.

 

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 with the addition of a further two conditions to read:-

 

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 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 BE1 and H11 of the Unitary Development 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 building, structure or alteration permitted by Classes A, B, C, D and 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 amenities of nearby residential properties and to prevent an overdevelopment of the site and to accord with policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006). 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Chislehurst Conservation Area

19.4

(18/01672/FULL1) - Willow Grove Works, 9 Willow Grove, Chislehurst BR7 5BN pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of the existing ground floor garage and erection of a two storey gymnasium (Class D2).

 

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.

 

Plaistow and Sundridge

19.5

(18/02740/FULL1) - 2 Avondale Road, Bromley BR1 4EP pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Conversion of existing dwelling to form two 4 bedroom dwellings (to include two storey side/rear extension, single storey rear extension and conversion of roof space to habitable space as permitted under ref: 16/01116/FULL6) and single storey detached outbuilding to rear.

 

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

 

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

 

Members were advised that any further conditions should include one relating to a Construction Management Plan.

 

Members were also advised that whilst permission for a two storey extension had been previously granted, the current application should be considered on its own merit.

 

Committee Member and Ward Member Councillor Turner objected to the application on the grounds that the proposal would cause major traffic congestion and parking issues.  He also objected on the grounds that the proposal was an inappropriate over-development, out-of-character with adjacent buildings and would overlook neighbouring properties.

 

Councillor Fawthrop  referred to the local knowledge of Ward Councillors as an important element to be relied upon during consideration of planning applications.

 

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

 

1  The proposal would result in an unacceptable over-intensification of the use of the site, would be lacking in adequate off-street parking to meet the needs of the development, would be detrimental to the residential amenities of neighbouring properties and would be uncharacteristic of the prevailing pattern of development in the immediate locality, resulting from the formation of a terrace of dwellings, thereby contrary to Policies BE1, T3, H7 and H11 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policies 37, 30, 4 and 9 of the draft Local Plan and Policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.

Bromley Town

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(18/03478/FULL6) - 17 Cameron Road, Bromley BR2 9AY pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Proposed loft conversion with rear dormer, proposed single storey front elevation.  Proposed first floor (existing) altered plus new dormer and bay to the first floor.  Proposed garage conversion.  Façade alterations to ground floor side elevation driveway increased in size.

 

Written representations from the applicant’s agent were received and circulated to Members.

 

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.

Bromley Common and Keston

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(18/03491/FULL6) - Kenwood, 7 Beechwood Drive, Keston BR2 6HN pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

WITHDRAWN BY CHIEF PLANNER

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of a double storey rear extension and garden house.  (Amended drawing – internal alteration).

 

THIS REPORT WAS WITHDRAWN BY THE CHIEF PLANNER.

Bromley Town Conservation Area

19.8

(18/03524/RECON) - 7 Beckenham Lane, Bromley BR2 0DA pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Minor material amendment under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to allow a variation of the planning permission 16/00722/FULL1 (Approved at Appeal) for demolition of existing building and construction of replacement two storey building with additional accommodation within roof space comprising 8 residential flats (4x2 bedroom and 4x1 bedroom), bin store, cycle store, 10 car parking spaces, alterations to existing vehicular/pedestrian access onto Beckenham Lane, front boundary and associated landscaping at Nos 7-9 Beckenham Lane to vary condition 2 (approved plans) to add second floor balconies to Flats 7 and 8 comprising increased rear dormer width and patio style access doors.

 

It was reported that further objections, similar to those already contained in the report, had been received.

 

Comments from Bromley Town Ward Members in objection to the application were reported at the meeting.

 

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

 

1  The proposal by reason of the siting and elevated position of the balconies would be detrimental to the residential amenities that occupiers of Pixfield Court might reasonably expect to continue to enjoy, giving rise to an unacceptable loss of privacy as well as noise and disturbance occasioned by their use, thereby contrary to Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policy 37 of the draft Local Plan and Policy 7.6 of the London Plan.

Hayes and Coney Hall

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(18/03709/FULL6) - 26 Mead Way, Hayes, Bromley BR2 9EW pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Part one/two storey rear and side extensions and loft conversion with rear and front dormers.

 

It was reported that objections previously received in regard to asbestos, loss of trees and parking had been included in the body of the current report.

 

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.

 

Shortlands Conservation Area

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(18/0386/FULL6) - 112 Shortlands Road, Shortlands, Bromley BR2 0JP pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Two storey side extension incorporating Juliet balcony to first floor and single storey rear/side extension.

 

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.

 

Bickley

19.11

(18/03909/FULL6) - The Coach House, 32B Southborough Road, Bickley, Bromley BR1 2EB pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – A single storey front extension, part one/part two story rear extension, rear dormer extension, elevational alterations including replacement windows and associated external landscaping including new paving, planter and refuse storage and front brick walls with metal entrance gates max height 1.575m high.

 

Members were advised that if permission was granted, a further condition prohibiting the flat roof section being used as a balcony should be added.

 

Committee Member and Ward Member Councillor Lymer, delivered a statement in objection to the application.  A full copy of the statement can be viewed as Annex A to these Minutes.

 

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

 

1  The proposal, by reason of its siting and design, would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenities of neighbouring dwellings, resulting in an adverse visual impact and loss of privacy to No. 7 Chadd Drive and loss of light, outlook and unacceptable visual impact to No. 32a Southborough Road, thereby contrary to policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policy 37 of the draft Local Plan and Policy 7.6 of the London Plan.

 

Copers Cope

19.12

(18/03954/FULL1) - 57 Park Road, Beckenham BR3 1QG pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a three storey four bedroom detached dwelling.

 

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 to seek a reduction in height, scale and mass.

 

Members requested that should permission be granted at a future meeting, an additional condition should be added to prevent change of use of the dwelling to an HMO without planning permission first being obtained.

 

 

 

Bickley

19.13

(18/04025/RECON) - Applegarth, Chislehurst Road, Chislehurst BR7 5LE pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION AUTHORISED

Minutes:

Description of application – Minor material amendment under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to allow a variation of the planning permission 18/00425 granted for demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a detached two storey four bedroom house with accommodation in roof space and detached triple garage at front to allow increase in roof height, increase in massing and elevational alterations.

 

Further comments from the applicant’s agent had been received and circulated to Members.

 

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

 

1  The proposal would have a detrimental impact on the residential amenities of neighbouring properties and would constitute an overdevelopment of the site, thereby contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policies 37 and 4 of the draft Local Plan and Policy 7.6 of the London Plan.

 

Members FURTHER RESOLVED that ENFORCEMENT ACTION BE AUTHORISED to investigate whether a breach in planning control had occurred.

Chislehurst Conservation Area

19.14

(18/04093/FULL6) - The Croft, Yester Park, Chislehurst BR7 5DQ pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Two storey side/rear extensions with single storey rear extension and loft conversion with rear dormers.

 

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 for the following reason:-

 

1  The proposal by reason of its height and siting would constitute an overdevelopment of the site, resulting in a loss of spatial gapping which is characteristic of the conservation area, thereby contrary to Policies BE1, BE11, H8 and H9 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policies 6, 8, 37 and 41 of the draft Local Plan, Policies 7.6 and 7.8 of the London Plan and supplementary Planning Guidance including the SPG for the Chislehurst Conservation Area (paras 4.14-4.17).

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

Petts Wood and Knoll

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(18/03907/PLUD) - 148 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1LF pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Part hip to gable loft conversion with rooflights to front and rear dormer with Juliet balcony.  LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (PROPOSED).

 

Committee Member and Ward Member Councillor Fawthrop referred to a similar application in Manor Way which had been dismissed at appeal.  He also drew Members’ attention to the description of the Petts Wood Area of Special Residential Character (ASRC).  The appeal decision together with the ASRC description can be viewed as Annexes B and C to these Minutes.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that A CERTIFICATE OF LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reason set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

APPENDIX A pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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Additional documents:

APPENDIX B pdf icon PDF 1 MB

APPENDIX C pdf icon PDF 36 KB

 

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