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11.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apologies:  Cllrs Angela Page and Kira Gabbert

Substitutes:  Cllrs Mark Brock and Gary Stevens

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Angela Page and Kira Gabbert and Councillors Mark Brock and Gary Stevens attended as their substitutes.

 

12.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

Item 4.3  Personal Interest - Cllrs Alexa Michael, Christine Harris, Suraj Sharma, Katy Boughey and Will Rowlands

 

Minutes:

Councillors Alexa Michael, Christine Harris, Suraj Sharma, Katy Boughey and Will Rowlands declared a personal interest in Item 4.3 as they were acquainted with the applicant as members of the Beckenham Conservative Association.

 

13.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 6 AUGUST 2020 pdf icon PDF 297 KB

Decision:

Confirmed

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 August 2020  be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

14.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Penge and Cator Conservation Area

14.1

(20/00765/FULL6) - 29 Lennard Road, London, SE20 7LX pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Single storey rear extension and fenestration alterations.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Site photographs taken by the planning officer had been circulated to Members.

 

On page 15 of the Assistant Director (Planning and Building Control) report, paragraphs 7.2.2 and 7.2.3 were amended to read:-

7.2.2  The main impact of the single storey rear infill extension will be the occupiers of the adjoining property, No.27. No.27 is a detached two storey property with an existing single storey rear conservatory. A letter of objection has been received from this neighbour with their main objections being; the proximity of the infill extension to the boundary, the solid nature of the brick built structure and the impact this will have in terms of preventing daylight and sunlight into their own extension and roof height which will be dominant.

7.2.3  The proposed extension includes a rearward projection of 4.1m along the boundary with No. 27. The extension is set in from boundary with a brickwall providing a small element of relief from the neighbour’s conservatory and the new extension at No.29. As such the proposed extension will project 4.1m from the rear of this neighbouring property with a height of approximately 3.65m. No windows or doors are proposed in the flank elevation facing No. 27 and as such there does not appear to be any issues with regards to overlooking.

 

Members having considered the report, objection and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom

14.2

(20/01455/FULL1) - Eastern House, Clarence Court, Rushmore Hill, BR6 7LZ pdf icon PDF 698 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – First floor side extension, elevational alterations and conversion of ground and first floor into one bedroom flat with single garage.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Photographs had been received from the agent and circulated to Members. 

 

The Assistant Director (Planning and Building Control) representative advised Members that the following the publication of this report, an updated Five Year Housing Land Supply position had been agreed at Development Control Committee on 24th September 2020.  The current position is that the Council can demonstrate a supply of 3.31 years, which represents a significant under supply.  Members were therefore advised to consider the weight that could be afforded to the additional housing proposed in this application in the overall planning balance, having regard to the presumption in favour of sustainable development set out in Paragraph 11 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

The officer recommendation remained as set out in the report.

 

On page 29 of the Assistant Director (Planning and Building Control) report, paragraphs 7.1.9 3 and 7.1.9. 7 were amended to read:-

7.1.9. 3.  The archive store is currently 18m2 internally and has a floor to ceiling height of 1.975 metres.

7.1.9 7  The existing ceiling height is only 1.975 metres which is too low for office space (although it would be acceptable in the staff welfare area.

 

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 Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

Chislehurst Conservation Area

14.3

(20/01718/FULL1) – Selwood House , Kemnal Road, Chislehurst, BR7 6LT pdf icon PDF 712 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION, CONDITIONS TO BE DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of two storey rear extension to provide one additional two bedroom duplex flat with own entrance (accessed from Pickwick Way) and to enlarge four existing flats providing them with a new exclusive entrance (access from Kemnal Road); along with minor external and internal alterations to existing building to form an additional one bedroom flat within the existing building (flat 14) in place of former communal lounge and kitchen. Use of existing highway access off Pickwick Way for additional parking (including EV charging) and additional refuse/recycling and cycle storage.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting. Photographs had been received from the agent and from the applicant and circulated to Members. 

 

The Assistant Director (Planning and Building Control) representative advised Members that the following the publication of this report, an updated Five Year Housing Land Supply position had been agreed at Development Control Committee on 24th September 2020.  The current position is that the Council can demonstrate a supply of 3.31 years, which represents a significant under supply.  Members were therefore advised to consider the weight that could be afforded to the additional housing proposed in this application in the overall planning balance, having regard to the presumption in favour of sustainable development set out in Paragraph 11 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

The officer recommendation remained as set out in the report.

 

Late comments had been received from APCA as follows:

“Of all the applications, one in particular stands out for me and that is 20/01718, Selwood House in Chislehurst. This is a complicated and contentious application, relating to a locally listed building designed in late 19C by George Somers-Clarke, PPRIBA. From what I understand there have been two failed appeals for separate dwellings at the rear of Selwood House.  This application is for a rear extension to the existing LLB and, in my view, the proposed treatment of the west and south elevations suggests an enhanced appearance, whilst reflecting the design of the original building. On this basis I would be prepared to support the proposal on conservation and design grounds.  However, this particular scheme raises serious issues concerning trees and possibly parking.”

 

A transcript of the discussion by Members is attached as an Appendix.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED AGAINST OFFICERS’ RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE REASONS THAT the overall impact of the proposed development would be to improve the external appearance of Selwood House as the detailing of the extensions reflect the locally listed building and will be subservient in mass, scale and height. The proposal would therefore not harm the character and appearance of the locally listed building and its setting within the Conservation area. The proposed duplex flat would not adversely harm the amenities of the neighbouring residential properties on Pickwick Wayand in particular, the neighbour at 20 Pickwick Way. The proposed duplex will sit to the side of that property  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.3

APPENDIX - TRANSCRIPT ITEM 4.3 SELWOOD HOUSE, KEMNAL ROAD, CHISLEHUST BR7 6LT pdf icon PDF 252 KB

15.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

16.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

 

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