Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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19.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apology:  Cllr Kathy Bance MBE

Substitute:  Cllr Kevin Brooks

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Kathy Bance MBE and Councillor Kevin Brooks attended as her substitute.

20.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

Items 4.8  Cllr Alexa Michael, Non-prejudicial Interest

Item 4.5  Cllr Angela Page, Non-prejudicial Interest;  she took no part in the debate or vote.

Minutes:

The Chairman declared a non-prejudicial interest in Item 4.8.

 

Councillor Angela Page declared a non-prejudicial interest in Item 4.5; she did not take part in the debate or vote.

 

21.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETINGS HELD ON 1 OCTOBER 2020 AND 26 NOVEMBER 2020 pdf icon PDF 549 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Confirmed

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meetings held on 1 October 2020 and 26 November 2020 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

22.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Darwin

22.1

(20/02390/FULL1) - Holwood Farm, Shire Lane, Keston, BR2 6AA pdf icon PDF 583 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use of part of the Holwood Farm Green Barn to Class A1 for fishmonger and changes to the car park layout (retrospective).

 

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 applicant and the objector and circulated to Members.

 

Councillor Christine Harris objected to the retrospective change of use of the outbuilding known as ‘Green Barn’ to a fishmongers and her opinion was that a non-permanent ‘pop-up’ would be more suitable.  She also referred to the waste bins outside ‘Green Barn’ which could be viewed from two residents’ patios that emanated an odour and she objected to the application and moved refusal.

 

Councillor Suraj Sharma seconded refusal.

 

The Chairman supported the application on the grounds that it would not be a significant loss of amenity to neighbours or to the Green Belt and it would not cause a road safety issue.

 

Councillor Katy Boughey referred to the history of the site which had grown from a farm shop into a major hub and had outgrown its space.  Her view was that the waste should be contained within ‘Green Barn’ and she objected to the application.

 

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

1.The proposed change of use would be an intensification of the site which is considered inappropriate in the Green Belt and would have a detrimental impact residential amenity of the adjoining neighbours, contrary to Policy 49 of the Bromley Local Plan, Policy 7.16 of the London Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Darwin

22.2

(20/02391/FULL1) - Holwood Farm, Shire Lane, Keston, BR2 6AA pdf icon PDF 613 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Part change of use of Green Barn to provide take-away tea and coffee facilities, use of a grassed area to rear of Green Barn for

outside customer seating, relocation of pergola to grassed area, addition of fencing, provision of cycle parking, reuse of storage container for 'Click and Collect' facilities and addition of 4 car parking spaces.

 

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 applicant and the objector and circulated to Members.

Councillor Christine Harris had visited the site visit on 4 February 2021 and following her visit, supplementary information and photographs had also been received and circulated to Members.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reason set out in the report of the Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

Kelsey and Eden Park Conservation Area

22.3

(20/02598/FULL6) - 59 Manor Way, Beckenham BR3 3LN pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Construction of 2 summerhouses to rear garden and replacement fence.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Peter Dean, in objection to the application were received at the meeting.  Supplementary information and photographs had been received from the applicant and circulated to Members.

 

Councillor Dean referred to the history of the site and to application 18/01004/FULL6 for the erection of an outdoor swimming pool with raised terrace and to the conditions attached to that permission which had been discharged under application 18/01004/CONDIT.  He had visited the site and his view was as the pool and terrace took up half of the garden the proposed development would be an inappropriate development and it would also be inappropriate in the conservation area.  He also referred to the picket fence between Numbers 59 and 61 that was approximately 1 metre high and he acknowledged it was in a state of disrepair.  However, on both sides of the fence extending to about 1 metre were mature shrubs, foliage and trees and he objected to the removal of this screening.

 

Councillor Harris had also visited the site and her view was that the photographs received from the applicant did not represent the actual size of the garden and they showed the proposed summerhouses to be out of scale and she objected to the application being an overdevelopment.

 

The Chairman also referred to the size of the swimming pool and the mature screening between the houses and she objected to the application being inappropriate in the conservation area and contrary to residential amenity in the conservation area.

 

The Assistant Director (Planning and Building Control) representative informed Members that the site lay adjacent to Urban Open Space and that she had done an exercise to measure the size of the rear taking into account the existing terrace/pool and proposed buildings etc. and the rear garden coverage excluding the pathway would be approx. 25% i.e. 800 square metres.

 

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

1. The proposal by reason of the cumulative site coverage at the rear and the impact on the boundary screening would have a detrimental impact on the character of the conservation area and the visual and residential amenities of the area in general, contrary to Policies 37 and 41 of the Bromley Local Plan.

 

Farnborough and Crofton Conservation Area

22.4

(20/02749/TPO) - Balgonie Cottage, Hazel Grove, Orpington, BR6 8LU pdf icon PDF 512 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED WITHOUT PREJUDICE

Minutes:

Description of application - T4 Oak - Reduce in height by approx. 6m and lateral spread by approx. 3m.

T5 Ivy-covered Oak in rear left corner - Section fell to as close to

ground level as practicable and treat stump with eco plugs to prevent

regrowth.

 

Supplementary information regarding level monitoring data had been received and circulated to Members.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that THE APPLICATION BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, to allow the applicant to provide further monitoring evidence.

 

Copers Cope

22.5

(20/03610/FULL1) - Land and Garages adjacent Warwick Court, Park Hill Road, Shortlands pdf icon PDF 990 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing garages/storage building and the construction of a detached two bedroom dwelling, with ancillary parking and bin storage facilities.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting. This application had not been called in by a Ward Member as stated in the report but had been considered as a ‘controversial matter’.  It was reported that Councillor Mellor objected to the application.

 

Councillor Harris had visited the site with Ward Member, Stephen Wells, and they were of the opinion that the application be approved.

 

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

1. The proposed development, by reason of its design, layout and lack of side space would result in a lowering of the high spatial standards that exist in this location, resulting in a cramped, piecemeal form of development being created that appears at odds with the character of the locality and is detrimental to the amenities of nearby neighbours as well as future residents that may occupy the proposed dwelling by way of visual impact, loss of outlook and lack of privacy, thereby contrary to Policies 4, 8 and 37 of the Bromley Local Plan.

 

Farnborough and Crofton

22.6

(20/03612/FULL1) - 9 Crofton Road, Orpington, BR6 8AE. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED, MEMBERS MINDED TO GRANT PERMISSION SUBJECT TO PROVISION OF REVISED LAYOUT TO COMPLY WITH SPACE STANDARDS AND, IF ACCEPTABLE, TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER DELEGATED POWERS.

Minutes:

Description of application – Two storey side and single storey rear extensions, roof alterations/enlargement with conversion of existing/proposed loft to

provide additional flat at first/second floor level and enlarged accommodation for the dental surgery at ground floor level.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  An email with a revised plan attached to show the provision of an electric car charging point in the car park had been received from the Agent on 29 January 2021.

 

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, WERE MINDED TO GRANT PERMISSION SUBJECT TO THE PROVISION OF A REVISED INTERNAL LAYOUT TO COMPLY WITH SPACE STANDARDS AND, IF ACCEPTABLE, TO BE DETERMINED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR UNDER DELEGATED POWERS. 

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

22.7

(20/03924/FULL6) - 49 Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1NX pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application - Proposed single storey side/rear extension forming a new store room/covered barbeque area and installation of 2no. new bi-folding doors to the rear elevation.

 

It was reported that the application had been amended by a revised plan received on 1 February 2021 and the neighbour had therefore withdrawn his objection to the application.

 

Page 142, paragraph 3.1 of the report pack had been amended to read, ‘Permission is sought to create a side and rear extension that would incorporate a store room to the side and a partially open-sided barbeque area to the rear.  It would have an overall depth of 14.5m, a width at the side of 2.2m extending to a width of 2.7m towards the rear. It would have an eaves height of 2.8m and a ridge height of 3.8m.

 

Members having considered the report and objection, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control) with an amendment to Condition 2 to read:-

“2.  The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with drawing No. 20174_002. REV J as approved under this planning permission.  The development will be contained within the development site and there shall be no overhanging of eaves or rainwater goods onto neighbouring land.

Reason: In order to comply with Policy 37 of the Bromley Local Plan and in the interest of the visual and residential amenities of the area.”

 

Bromley Common and Keston Conservation Area

22.8

(20/03968/FULL6) - Woodside, Barnet Wood Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 8HJ pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Convert garage into habitable room. Construct disabled ramp to rear and enclosure of existing rear porch.

 

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

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 Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

Copers Cope Conservation Area

22.9

(20/03999/TREE) - 10 Crab Hill, Beckenham, BR3 5HE pdf icon PDF 602 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

WITHDRAWN BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (PLANNING AND BUILDING CONTROL)

Minutes:

Description of application – Fell T1 Holly to combat subsidence damage to 8 Crab Hill.

 

THIS APPLICATION WAS WITHDRAWN BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, (PLANNING AND BUILDING CONTROL).

 

Shortlands

22.10

(20/04090/FULL6) - 99 Elwill Way, Beckenham, BR3 6RX pdf icon PDF 361 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Part conversion of existing garage, erection of first floor side extension and two storey side/rear extension, demolition of rear

conservatory to be replaced with single storey rear extension.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  It was reported that on page 183 of the agenda pack, paragraph 8.1. should be amended to read, “Having had regard to the above it is considered that the development in the manner proposed is acceptable as it would not result in a significant loss of amenity to local  residents and impact detrimentally on the character of the Area of Special  Residential Character.”

 

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 Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

23.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

24.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

 

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