Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Bromley Civic Centre

Contact: Rosalind Upperton  020 8313 4745

Items
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10.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apologies:  Cllrs Tony Owen and Will Rowlands

Substitutes:  Cllrs Simon Fawthrop and Gareth Allatt

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Tony Owen and Will Rowlands and Councillors Simon Fawthrop and Gareth Allatt attended as their substitutes respectively.

11.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

NONE

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest reported.

12.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 26 JULY 2018 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2018 be confirmed.

 

13.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Farnborough and Crofton Conservation Area

13.1

(17/05263/FULL1) - Rear of 3 Church Road, Farnborough, BR6 7DB pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing commercial outbuildings and erection of two storey, one bedroom detached dwelling, use of commercial Listed Building as ancillary to new dwelling and associated landscaping.

 

 

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

 

Comments from Ward Member, Councillor Robert Evans, in objection to the application were reported and circulated to Members.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Charles Joel, referred to the drawings and was concerned with the proposed siting in relation to the adjoining property and in his view the narrow access to Flat 3 would be unsuitable for further parking where traffic was heavy with difficult site lines and he objected to the application and he also reported that Farnborough Village Society objected to the application.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED AGAINST THE CHIEF PLANNER’S RECOMMENDATION on the grounds that:-

1.  The proposal would result in a cramped form of backland development and out of keeping with the character and appearance of the area contrary to Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

2.  The proposal would have insufficient parking contrary to Policy T3 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

 

Chislehurst Conservation Area

13.2

(18/02500/FULL1) - Bank House, 11 High Street, Chislehurst, BR7 5AB pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use of vacant former bank premises (A2 use) to a drinking establishment (A4 use) incorporating introduction of extract system to rear of property.

 

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

 

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

“8. 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 operational works or changes of use permitted by Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the 2015 Order (as amended), shall be erected or made without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: In order to comply with Policies BE1, S4 and S9 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interests of residential amenity.

9.  The rear garden area shown on the site block plan as a “Resident garden” shall not be used at any time by customers of the use hereby permitted.

REASON: In order to comply with Policies BE1, S4 and S9 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interests of residential amenity.

 

West Wickham

13.3

(18/03136/FULL6) - 77 The Crescent, West Wickham, BR4 0HD pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – First floor front side extension and hip to gable roof with rear dormer.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Further objections and photographs from the neighbour had been received and circulated to Members.

 

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.

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Bickley

13.4

(18/00536/FULL1) - 55 Liddon Road, Bromley, BR1 2SR. pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Erection of additional floor to provide four new units; 1 x 2-bed and 3 x 1-bed.External alterations to existing building to include new windows, doors, and private terraces.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Kira Gabbert, expressed her and her Ward colleagues’ dissatisfaction at the relevant change-of-office-to-residential-use legislation which led to this kind of inappropriate development to be allowed in the first place. Although she welcomed the reduction in units, in her opinion the proposed development remained ill-suited for the location and she abstained from the vote.

 

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.

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

13.5

(18/02048/OUT) - 24 Keswick Road, Orpington BR6 0EU pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing dwelling and detached garage and erection of detached two storey 6 bedroom single family dwellinghouse including accommodation in the roof with associated access and parking spaces (Outline application for access, appearance and landscaping).

 

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

 

Ward Member, Councillor Simon Fawthrop, referred to his local knowledge and read a statement and requested it be annexed to these minutes with 

appeal decision (APP/G5180/W/17/3180183) dated 4 December 2017 (‘Annex A’).  Further objections from local residents had been received by Councillor Fawthrop, and circulated to Members.

 

The Chief Planner’s representative reported that further objections to the application had been received together with comments from the Tree Officer.

 

The Chairman and Councillor Joel accepted the principle of redevelopment on the site but objected to the application being an overdevelopment.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED AGAINST THE CHIEF PLANNER’S RECOMMENDATION on the grounds that:-

1.  The proposed building by reason of its close proximity to No. 22 Keswick Road and excessive size, bulk and rearward projection would appear overbearing and result in loss of light to and outlook from the neighbouring property at No.22 Keswick Road and its rear garden, detrimental to the amenities of the adjoining occupiers, and thereby contrary to Policies H7 and BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan.

2.  The proposed two storey dwelling with accommodation in the roof space would be an overly dominant and incongruous form of development on this prominent corner plot which would be cramped and overdeveloped and out of keeping; harmful to street scene and the character of the area contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan, adopted SPG1 and SPG2, Policies 3.5 and 7.4 of the London Plan, the London Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Bickley

13.6

(18/02287/FULL1) - 102 Nightingale Lane, Bromley, BR1 2SE pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of part subterranean detached 3 bedroom dwelling with associated access road at land at rear of 102 Nightingale Lane (Revision to application ref: 14/01887/FULL1 to include increased accommodation at the lower level beneath the garden level terrace).

 

Ward Member, Councillor Gabbert, speaking on behalf of all Bickley Ward members, considered the proposed development to be backland development of the worst kind. Notwithstanding that the current application was seeking a relatively minor alteration to the previously approved plans, she objected to the application and abstained from the vote.  If the application were permitted she expected Building Control Division to carefully monitor the building process and ensure the development be constructed in accordance with Building Regulations and the approved plans.

 

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 an informative to read:-

“INFORMATIVE:  The Applicant is advised that Members of the Committee suggested that the Council’s Building Control be notified of the start of works if they are not the appointed Inspector.

 

 

Cray Valley West

13.7

(18/02736/FULL6) - 37 Marion Crescent, Orpington, BR5 2DF pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Part one/two storey rear extension, roof alterations to include side dormers, front porch and elevational alterations including front bay window.

 

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

 

Councillor Joel had visited the site and supported the application.  Councillors Fawthrop and Simon Jeal had concerns at the loss off daylight and the impact on the residential amenity on 35 Marion Crescent.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED AGAINST THE CHIEF PLANNER’S RECOMMENDATION on the grounds that:-

1.  The proposed extension would have a detrimental effect on the amenities of the adjoining occupiers at No. 35 Marion Crescent, contrary to Policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006) and Policies 6 and 37 of the Emerging Local Plan (2016).

 

Hayes and Coney Hall

13.8

(18/02956/FULL1) - 2 Kechill Gardens, Hayes, Bromley BR2 7NQ. pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 1 three bedroom detached dwelling and associated works.

 

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

“14. 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 2015Order (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.

 

Cray Valley East

13.9

(18/02984/FULL6) - 61 Chelsfield Road, Orpington, BR5 4DS pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Two storey side addition and vehicular crossover.

 

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.

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

13.10

(18/02990/FULL6) - 9A Irene Road, Orpington, BR6 0HA pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION AUTHORISED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Garden shed RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Simon Fawthrop, read a statement in objection to the application and requested it be annexed to these minutes (‘Annex B’).

Councillor Gabbert also objected to the application.

 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED THAT PERMISSION BE REFUSED AGAINST THE CHIEF PLANNER’S RECOMMENDATION on the grounds that:-

1.  The proposal by reason of its bulk, size and siting would have a detrimental effect on the amenities of the neighbouring dwellings, contrary to Policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006) and Policies 6 and 37 of the Emerging Local Plan (2016).

 

IT WAS FURTHER RESOLVED THAT ENFORCEMENT ACTION BE AUTHORISED FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE GARDEN SHED.

 

West Wickham

13.11

(18/03273/PLUD) - 166 Langley Way, West Wickham, BR4 0DT pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

WITHDRAWN BY CHIEF PLANNER

Minutes:

Description of application – Single storey rear extension. Lawful Development Certificate (Proposed).

 

THIS REPORT WAS WITHDRAWN BY THE CHIEF PLANNER.

 

Farnborough and Crofton Conservation Area

13.12

(18/03282/FULL1) - 8-10 Church Road, Farnborough, Orpington, BR6 7DB pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Single storey rear extension and new shopfronts.

 

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

 

Comments from Ward Member, Councillor Robert Evans, in objection to the application were reported and circulated to Members.  Councillor Joel reported that Farnborough Village Society objected to the application.

 

The Chief Planner’s representative reminded Members that the application only related to the ground floor level and shop fronts.

 

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 two further conditions and an informative to read:-

“6. Details of the proposed shopfront design (including fascia and doors) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any work is commenced. The works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and shall be retained as such thereafter.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006) and in the interest of the appearance of the building and the visual amenities of the area.

7. The southeast flank elevation of the rear extension hereby permitted shall be painted white and shall be retained as such thereafter.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006) and in the interest of the appearance of the building and the visual amenities of the area.

INFORMATIVE:  It is advisable that the postal number be clearly displayed on the frontage of the property.”

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

13.13

(18/03298/FULL6) - 63 Towncourt Crescent, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1PH pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Half hip to gable loft conversion to match adjoining property - with rear dormers and front roof lights and elevational alterations.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  It was reported that the application had been amended by documents received on 12 September 2018.

 

 

Ward Member, Councillor Simon Fawthrop, had circulated an appeal decision (APP/G5180/D/18/3201523) dated 19 July 2018 relating to 1 Priory Avenue, Petts Wood, together with the description of the Area of Special Residential Character.

 

Councillors Joel had visited the site and he and Councillor Jeal supported the application.

 

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

“5. The roof light windows hereby permitted shall be conservation roof light windows, they shall fit flush to the underpinning roof tiles and shall be retained as such thereafter.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006) and in the interest of the appearance of the building and the visual amenities of the area.

 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 2015Order (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.

 

Chislehurst Conservation Area

13.14

(18/03409/FULL1) - Jason, Yester Road, Chislehurst, BR7 5HN pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of a three storey pair of semidetached dwellings with accommodation in roof space (RETROSPECTIVE).

 

It was reported that objections from The Chislehurst Society had been received.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Katy Boughey, referred to the history of the site and was concerned with the degree of overlooking from the dormer window, the outside staircase, the unbalanced effect and the future potential of the proposed development.  Councillors Joel,  Fawthop and the Chairman also objected to the application.

 

Councillor Suraj Sharma supported the application.

 

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED THAT PERMISSION BE REFUSED AGAINST THE CHIEF PLANNER’S RECOMMENDATION on the grounds that:-

1.  The proposed development by reason of its scale, mass, bulk and design in a prominent location would appear unbalanced and harmful to the visual amenities of the Conservation Area contrary to Policies BE1, BE11 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan.

2. The proximity of the proposed development to neighbouring properties and its size and height would lead to an unacceptably harmful relationship detrimental to amenities of neighbouring properties contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

 

Plaistow and Sundridge

13.15

(18/03513/FULL6) - 3 Hansom Terrace, Freelands Grove, Bromley, BR1 3NL pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Roof alterations incorporating rear dormer and front and rear rooflights and elevational alterations, insertion of high rise window on the flank wall.

 

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 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

Bromley Common and Keston

13.16

(18/00871/FULL1) - Keston Parish Church, Church Road, Keston pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED TO LIST 2

Minutes:

Description of application – The enlargement of the existing car park for Keston Parish Church and Church Hall.

 

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor David Jefferys, in support of the application were received at the meeting. Councillor Jefferys also spoke on behalf of his fellow Ward Member, Councillor Robert Mcilveen.

Councillor Jefferys informed the Sub-Committee that there was wide support in the community for the enlargement of the carpark so long as road safety was addressed and that it would enhance the green belt and tidy the site.

 

Supplementary information from the applicant had been received and circulated to Members.

 

The Chief Planner’s representative said that the applicant has indicated he would be prepared to change the proposed car park material to reinforced grass mesh to reduce its visual impact, and had confirmed that the proposed development was for a parking annex, ancillary to the main parking area.

 

The Chairman said that for a development of this nature very special circumstances would have to be established that would not harm the Green Belt. Currently the carpark was inadequate for the use of the Church and Hall and people were forced to park on the narrow lanes which was a favourite for cyclists and pedestrians, being a road safety hazard.  The Chairman welcomed the proposed change of material to a permeable surface and stressed that site was untidy with some dead and diseased trees and rubbish and that the proposed annex would enhance the area and suggested that a road safety audit be undertaken.

 

Councillor Fawthrop was aware of traffic congestion in the area and supported the change of material and suggested that if permission were to be granted at a later stage, a personal planning condition for Church use only should be considered.

 

As trees were proposed to be removed Councillor Mark Brock suggested that the applicant inform the Council of its proposals for the replanting of trees.

 

Members having considered the report and representations, RESOLVED that THE APPLICATION BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, on Section 2 of the agenda of a future meeting of the Plans Sub-Committee for a road safety audit report and tree planting details to be submitted.

 

Bromley Common and Keston Conservation Area

13.17

(18/03114/FULL6) - 80 Gravel Road, Bromley, BR2 8PN pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Part one/two storey side/rear extensions, loft conversion including hip to gable extensions, rear dormer extension and front rooflights.

 

Oral representations in objection to the application were received at the meeting.  Supplementary information and photographs from the objector had been received and circulated to Members.  It was reported that on page 234 of the Chief Planner’s report the third paragraph should be amended to read,

“Having regard to the form, scale and siting it is considered that the proposed

extensions would not complement the host property and would appear out of

character with surrounding development or the area generally.”

 

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.

 

14.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

15.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

16.

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.

MINUTE ANNEX A - Councillor Simon Fawthrop's representations relating to Item 4.5 24 Keswick Road, Orpington pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Additional documents:

MINUTE ANNEX 'B' - Councillor Simon Fawthrop's representations relating to 9a Irene Road, Orpington, BR6 0HA pdf icon PDF 29 KB

 

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