Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
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6.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

All Members were present

Minutes:

All Members were present.

7.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

Item 4.3 The Chairman and Councillors Christine Harris, Kira Gabbert and Suraj Sharma declared a personal interest.

Minutes:

The Chairman and Councillors Christine Harris, Kira Gabbert and Suraj Sharma declared personal interests in Item 4.3 as they were acquainted with the applicant through the Beckenham Conservative Association.

8.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 11 JUNE 2020 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Decision:

Confirmed

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2020 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

9.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Chislehurst Conservation Area

9.1

(20/01457/FULL3) - 27 High Street, Chislehurst, BR7 5AE pdf icon PDF 395 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use to coffee shop / café (Mixed Use Class A1/A3) and elevational alterations.

 

Comments from Environmental Health had been received and circulated to Members. 

 

Ward Member, Councillor Katy Boughey, informed Members that some of the objections received were for the first floor roof terrace that had been removed from the application.

 

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 with an Informative to read:-

“INFORMATIVE: Before works commence, the Applicant is advised to contact the Pollution Team of Environmental Health & Trading Standards regarding compliance with the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and/or the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Applicant should also ensure compliance with the Control of Pollution and Noise from Demolition and Construction Sites Code of Practice 2017 which is available on the Bromley web site.

If during the works on site any suspected contamination is encountered, Environmental Health should be contacted immediately. The contamination shall be fully assessed and an appropriate remediation scheme submitted to the Local Authority for approval in writing.”

 

Kelsey and Eden Park

9.2

(20/01550/FULL1) - 96 Wickham Road, Beckenham, BR3 6QH pdf icon PDF 578 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of a timber clad structure with a retractable canopy to enclose the existing patio.

 

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.

 

Bromley Town

9.3

(20/01631/FULL2) - Ground Floor (Part), Northside House, 69 Tweedy Road, Bromley BR1 3WA pdf icon PDF 550 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Change of use from B1(a) office to D1 eye clinic.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Michael Rutherford, in support of to the application were received at the meeting. A statement from the agent dated 5 August 2020 had been received and circulated to Members.

 

This application had been considered by the Members of Plans Sub-Committee No. 3 on Thursday, 9 July 2020, and the application was deferred without prejudice as Members were in agreement that this application should be considered as an exceptional case in terms of the proposed change of use reducing office (Class B1) floorspace in the Business Improvement Area, which Policy 84 seeks to protect. Members had requested that officers provide a list of proposed conditions for consideration without prejudice, and also to seek clarification of the applicant’s proposed arrangements for clinical waste disposal.

 

Members having considered the report and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED AGAINST OFFICERS’ RECOMMENDATIONS. MEMBERS CONSIDERED THAT THE BENEFITS OF THE PROPOSED MEDICAL FACILITY WOULD OUTWEIGH THE LOSS OF OFFICE ACCOMMODATION IN THIS CASE, subject to the following conditions:-

“1.  The development to which this permission relates must be begun not later than the expiration of 3 years, beginning with the date of this decision notice.

REASON: To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2.  The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the plans approved under this planning permission unless previously agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy 37 of the Bromley Local Plan and in the interests of visual and residential amenity.

3.  The premises shall only be used for an eye clinic and for no other purpose (including any other purpose in Class D1 of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, or in any provision equivalent to the Class in any statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy 92 of Bromley Local Plan and in the interest of the amenities of nearby residential property.

4.  The premises shall be reinstated to B1 (office) use once the hereby

approved Class D1 Eye Clinic is no longer in use.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy 84 of Bromley Local Plan and to protect B1 use floorspace in the Business Improvement Areas (BIA).

5.  The Use hereby permitted shall not operate outside the following hours (unless to deal with an urgent complication with a patient): 07:30hrs to 18:30:00hrs from Monday to Sunday.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy 37 of Bromley Local Plan and in the interest of the amenities of the area.

6.  At any time the combined plant noise rating level shall not exceed the measured typical background L90 level at any noise sensitive location. For the purposes of this condition the rating and background levels  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.3

Kelsey and Eden Park

9.4

(16/01330/CONDT1) - Jacanda Lodge, North Drive, Beckenham, BR3 3XQ pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

CONDITION DISCHARGED SUBJECT TO SUBMISSION OF AMENDED LANDSCAPING PLAN TO INCLUDE REPLACEMENT TREE PLANTING, TO BE AGREED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY.

Minutes:

Description of application – Details submitted to discharge conditions in relation to planning ref 16/01330/FULL1: Condition 4 – Landscaping.

 

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

 

A representation with a statement from the Agent had been received by email on 29 July 2020 and circulated to Members.

 

Members having considered the report and representations, RESOLVED that the CONDITION BE DISCHARGED SUBJECT TO SUBMISSION OF AN AMENDED LANDSCAPING PLAN TO INCLUDE REPLACEMENT TREE PLANTING AND, IF ACCEPTABLE, TO BE AGREED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY.

 

Bromley Town

9.5

(20/01789/FULL2) - North Lodge, 2 Rochester Avenue, Bromley, BR1 3DD. pdf icon PDF 598 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use of North Lodge from residential dwelling to Class D1/B1 use for the provision of services for young people.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning.

 

Kelsey and Eden Park

9.6

(20/02011/FULL1) - 26 Manor Road, Beckenham, BR3 5LE. pdf icon PDF 923 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

WITHDRAWN BY AGENT

Minutes:

Description of application -Elevational alterations. Part one/two storey rear extension incorporating 1st floor balcony, raising of flank walls and roof ridge

line by 3.69M, conversion of resulting building into Class D1 use on

ground floor (speculative Doctor's) for rent and 3 two bed flats with 2

parking spaces at the front, 10 at the rear, along with refuse and

cycle storage.

 

THIS REPORT WAS WITHDRAWN BY THE AGENT.

 

10.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

11.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

Copers Cope

11.1

(20/01380/TPO) 7 Ferguson Close, Bromley BR2 0LY pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – TG2 Group of Oak trees - Fell nearest two trees to the subject property to near ground level.  SUBJECT TO TPO 513 (22.12.1987)

 

Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Michael Tickner, inobjection to the application were received at the meeting.

 

Ferguson Close was well known to Councillor Ticker both he and the local residents valued the amenity value of the group of oak trees which made an important contribution to the area. The trees pre-dated the construction of the conservatory of 6 Ferguson Close and his view was that the conservatory foundation had been built inadequately and the trees should not be felled and suggested an investigation of the root barrier.

 

The Chairman had visited the site and seen the trees and conservatory from the rear of 7 Ferguson Close and she considered the oak trees to look healthy, to be of great amenity value and a sanctuary to wildlife and agreed that the root barrier be restored to protect the trees and proposed that the application should be refused.  Councillor Kira Gabbert seconded the motion.

 

The Director of Corporate Services Legal representative advised Members to consider a deferral of the decision pending investigation of the root barrier.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED for the following reason with an informative to read:-

REASON:- The application has failed to acknowledge the adequacy of the conservatory's foundations and consider alternative repairs. The proposals would negate the objectives of the TPO and therefore conflict with Policies 73, 74 of The Bromley Local Plan (adopted January 2019), Policy 7.21 of The London Plan (adopted March 2016) and The London Borough of Bromley Tree Management Strategy (2016-2020). 

INFORMATIVE:  You are advised that formal consent is not required for the removal of deadwood, dangerous branches and ivy from protected trees. 

 

 

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