Agenda, decisions and minutes

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23.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apology:  Cllr Christine Harris

Substitute:  Cllr Keith Onslow

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Christine Harris and Councillor Keith Onslow attended as her substitute.

24.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

Item 4.9 Cllr Tony Owen – Non-prejudicial Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Tony Owen declared a Non-prejudicial Interest in Item 4.9.

25.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 24 OCTOBER 2019 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Decision:

Confirmed

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 2019 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

26.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Copers Cope

26.1

(19/03192/FULL1) - Clare House Primary School, Overbury Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 6PY. pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of changing room and floodlights.

 

Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Russell Mellor, 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 Assistant Director, Planning.

 

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Bromley Common and Keston Conservation Area

26.2

(19/01888/FULL1) - Chapter One Restaurant, Farnborough Common, Orpington BR6 8NF pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Retractable awning over existing deck area, full-height fixed glazing along the front and sides of the deck, and replacement hedge planting to perimeter of terrace (Retrospective).

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended.

 

Copers Cope

26.3

(19/03027/FULL1) - 63 Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, BR3 1NJ pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION, SUBJECT TO SECTION 106 AGREEMENT

CONDITIONS TO BE DEALT WITH UNDER THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (PLANNING) DELEGATED POWERS AND WITH THE CHAIRMAN’S AGREEMENT

Minutes:

Description of application – Conversion of a former care home (Class C2) to residential use (Class C3), replacement rear extension and associated works.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Russell Mellor, in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Four further emails had been received from the applicant and a summary of them circulated to Members.

 

It was noted that on page 32 of the Assistant Director (Planning) report the paragraph under the heading, “Copers Cope Marketing Feedback KFH:” should be amended to read, “In summary, this states that the site was shown to the relevant potential buyers (C2 and C3); the site was clearly for sale; site particulars, price and plans, etc, were provided and the indications of interest for C2 and C3 (STP) uses were received. Furthermore, the following feedback was received:”

 

Members were minded to grant planning permission for this application contrary to the Sub-Committee report recommendation.  On the basis that having taking into account the committee report and all other material considerations they considered that sufficient marketing had been provided in accordance with policy 11 of the Bromley Local Plan and that the development would provide additional housing units in accordance with the policy 1 (Bromley  Housing Supply) of the Bromley Local Plan.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED AGAINST OFFICERS’ RECOMMENDATIONS and SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR COMPLETION OF A LEGAL AGREEMENT TO SECURE:

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING PAYMENT IN-LIEU: £130,000;
  • CAR CLUB BAY PREPARATION FEE: £2500;
  • AGREEMENT WITH AN ACCREDITED CAR CLUB OPERATOR TO PROVIDE A CAR;
  • 2 YEARS MEMBERSHIP OF CAR CLUB FOR OCCUPIERS OF THE DEVELOPMENT;
  • 20 HOURS FREE DRIVE-TIME FOR OCCUPIERS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION PROVIDED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS TO ALL RESIDENTS FOR THE FIRST 2 YEARS;
  • CONTRIBUTION TO OFF-SITE PLAY/OPEN SPACE: £8000;
  • CONTRIBUTION TO HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE: £19,880.00;
  • CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE: £33,616.94;
  • CARBON OFF-SETTING PAYMENT IN-LIEU: £5977.

 

THE PLANNING CONDITIONS AND INFORMATIVES TO BE DEALT WITH UNDER THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PLANNING’S DELEGATED POWERS AND WITH THE AGREEMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN.

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Petts Wood and Knoll

26.4

(18/05086/FULL6) - 58 Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 1NZ. pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description amended to read, ‘Single storey side and rear extension and roof extensions including side dormers and gable end to rear, front porch extension, conversion of garage to habitable room and front bay window to ground floor and terrace patio to rear.’

 

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 Assistant Director, Planning.

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

26.5

(18/05471/RECON) - 71 Lynwood Grove, Orpington, BR6 0BQ pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Variation of Condition 5 of permission 18/05471/FULL6 (granted for a single storey rear extension, first floor front extension, replacement front dormer and elevational alterations) to reinstate Permitted Development rights other than Class A, B, C and D of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted

Development) (England) Order 2015.

 

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

 

Comments from Ward Member, Councillor Simon Fawthrop, in objection to the application had been received and circulated to Members.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Keith Onslow, referred to Councillor Fawthrop’s comments and that the removal of Permitted Development Rights did not prevent the applicant from making a future planning application to replace a shed with a larger summerhouse.  Permitted Development Rights allowed the Council and the community to protect the area being over developed and to maintain the standards of the Area of Special Residential Character and he moved refusal.  Ward Member, Councillor Tony Owen, agreed and seconded refusal.

 

Councillor Suraj Sharma’s view was that it was unfair that some other residents in the vicinity did not require planning permission for a development of this nature and he moved permission. Councillor Kathy Bance agreed with Councillor Sharma and seconded permission.

 

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

1.  The removal of restricted permitted development rights (restricted under Condition 5 of permission 18/05471/FULL6) would likely result in development that would constitute an overdevelopment of the site and would also be harmful to the character and appearance of the Area of Special Residential Character, contrary to Policies 6, 37 and 44 of the Council's Local Plan (2019).

 

The vote for refusal was 7:2.

 

Bromley Common and Keston

26.6

(19/01978/FULL1) - 26 Copthorne Avenue, Bromley, BR2 8NN. pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of detached dwelling house with lower ground and ground floor accommodation on land at rear of 26 Copthorne Avenue with associated vehicular access from Knowle Road.

 

The Chairman informed Members that the proposed development had an established access through Knowle Road but she was concerned at the prospective loss of green field land and the rear garden would only be 8 metres in length.  The dwelling was one of three distinct style houses and would result in a loss of openness and visual amenity and it was not the location for a domestic dwelling and she moved refusal.  Councillor Angela Page agreed and seconded refusal.  Councillor Bance was concerned with the prospective loss of garden land, wildlife and bats.

 

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

1.  The proposed development, by reason of its scale and siting, would result in an overdevelopment of the site and an unacceptable loss of garden land, harmful to the openness and visual amenity of the area together with a detrimental impact on the visual amenity and biodiversity value of the site, the wider woodland habitat and adjacent Site of Importance for Nature Conservation resulting from  the loss of trees and wildlife habitat, contrary to Policies 3 37 69, 70 and 73 of the Bromley Local Plan.

 

The vote for refusal was 8:0

 

Hayes and Coney Hall

26.7

(19/03215/FULL1) - 34 West Common Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7BX pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION, SUBJECT TO SECTION 106 AGREEMENT

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment to form 25 sheltered apartments for the elderly, including communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping.

 

Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Graham Arthur, in support of the application were received at the meeting.  A late objection from the neighbour had been received.  It was reported that the application had been amended by revised plans received on 9 December 2019.

 

It was also reported that on page 108 of the Assistant Director (Planning) report paragraph 4 should be amended to read, “Car Parking- Twenty five car parking spaces (inclusive of 2 disabled spaces) are indicated on the submitted plans; which is satisfactory.”

 

 

Members having considered the report, objections,and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTED, SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR COMPLETION OF A LEGAL AGREEMENT TO SECURE:-

  • HEALTHCARE CONTRIBUTION OF £24,098.00
  • CARBON OFFSET CONTRIBUTION OF £47,470.00
  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING PAYMENT-IN-LIEU OF £448,432.00

as recommended and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning with amendments to Conditions 4 and  6 and 14,  the removal of Condition 8 and the addition of three further conditions to read:-

 

“AMENDMENT TO CONDITION 4:  The development permitted by this planning permission shall not commence until the detailed design of the measures in the submitted "Drainage Strategy" Report carried out by Arch Associates Consulting with Project No. RRL038 dated July have been submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and completed before any part of the development is first occupied, and permanently retained thereafter.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy 5.13 of the London Plan and to reduce the impact of flooding both to and from the proposed development and third parties.

 

AMENDMENT TO CONDITION 6:  No development shall commence on site (including demolition) until such time as a Construction and Environmental Management Plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  As a minimum the plan shall cover:

 

  (a) Dust mitigation and management measures,

 

  (b) The location and operation of plant and wheel washing facilities,

 

  (c) Measure to reduce demolition and construction noise,

 

  (d) Details of construction traffic movements including cumulative 

     impacts which shall demonstrate the following:-

  (i) Rationalise travel and traffic routes to and from the site as well as

    within the site.

  (ii) Provide full details of the number and time of construction vehicle

    trips to the site with the intention and aim of reducing the impact of

    construction related activity.

  (iii) Measures to deal with safe pedestrian movement.

  (iv) Full contact details of the site and project manager responsible for

    day-to-day management of the works 

  (v) Parking for  operatives during construction period

  (vi) A swept path drawings for any tight manoeuvres on vehicle routes

    to and from the site including proposed access and egress

    arrangements at the site boundary,

 

  (e)  Hours of operation,

 

  (f)  Other site specific Highways and Environmental Protection issues

    as requested  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.7

Penge and Cator

26.8

(19/03380/FULL6) - 37 Woodbastwick Road, Sydenham. pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of garage, single storey side and rear extension.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting. This application should have been listed under Section 3 of the agenda.

 

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 footprint/ scale of the extension and to ensure that it cannot be severed to form a separate unit of accommodation.

 

Biggin Hill

26.9

(19/04375/FULL1) - Biggin Hill Airport, Churchill Way, Biggin Hill, TN16 3BN pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Fenced Noise Monitor Compound located at the northern end of the runway RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting. Comments from adjacent Ward Member, Councillor Richard Scoates, in objection to the application were received and circulated at the meeting. 

 

It was noted that on page 154 of the Assistant Director (Planning) report that under the heading, “Comments from Consultees” that no objections had been raised by the Environmental Health (Pollution) Officer.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that THE APPLICATION BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, to seek consideration of an alternative location outside of the Green Belt and assurance on noise minimisation.

 

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

Orpington

26.10

(19/03187/FULL1) - 54 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0SA pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing buildings at Nos.50-54 Station Road and erection of four storey building comprising commercial/office space at ground floor level, 6 one bedroom and 2 two bedroom flats with associated secure bin and cycle storage for commercial and residential use and landscaped amenity space.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting. Supplementary information and photographs had been received from the objector and circulated to Members.  Supplementary information and photographs had been received from the Ward Member, Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, in objection to the application and circulated to Members.  Councillor Huntington-Thresher’s comments are appended to these minutes, ‘Annex A’. It was reported that no objections had been received from Highways Division and the application made no parking provision for residents or the business.

 

Councillor Page walked past the site most days and parking was chaotic with restricted parking in the local vicinity.  She acknowledged the untidy site could take a reduced development.  Councillor Boughey concurred with Councillor Page.

 

Councillor Owen objected to the proposed development on a busy road with buses, bus stops, diesel fumes, pedestrians and prams etc at Orpington Station Approach with a Taxi Company on the opposite side of the road. 

 

The Chairman had visited the site and also 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 Assistant Director, Planning.

 

ANNEX A - ITEM 4.10 54 STATION ROAD, ORPINGTON - WARD MEMBER, COUNCILLOR WILLIAM HUNTINGTON-THRESHER'S COMMENTS pdf icon PDF 358 KB

27.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

28.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

 

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