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27.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

APOLOGY: COUNCILLOR  KIRA GABBERT

SUBSTITUTE: COUNCILLOR GARY STEVENS

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Kira Gabbert; Councillor Gary Stevens attended as substitute.

28.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

ITEM 3.1 – COUNCILLORS MICHAEL, BOUGHEY, SHARMA AND HARRIS – NON-PECUNIARY INTEREST

Minutes:

The following non-pecuniary declarations were made in regard to Item 3.1:-

 

Councillor Michael said I know the applicant. I have known him for a number of years both as an estate agent and property developer in Bromley borough and also as a member of the Conservative Party. He was formerly resident in my Ward and was Treasurer of the local Conservatives in the Ward but he is not a friend or a close associate.

 

Councillor Boughey said I have known the applicant for a number of years, not in a personal capacity at all, as a local Chislehurst resident, local estate agent and a member of my branch committee but I have had no business dealings with him whatsoever.

 

Councillor Sharma said I have known the applicant for a number of years, not in a personal capacity at all, as a local Chislehurst resident, local estate agent and a member of my branch committee but I have had no business dealings with him whatsoever.

 

Councillor Harris said I’ve known the applicant as he was an officer of BCA when I was Deputy Chair. His estate agency is close to a property that my son lets out. Someone in his office has found a tenant for my son’s flat twice, not the applicant personally, one of his staff, in a normal business capacity. He’s not a personal friend;

 

The above Members all took part in the discussion and vote of the item.

29.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Chislehurst Conservation Area

29.1

(20/01718/FULL1) - Selwood House, Kemnal Road, Chislehurst, BR7 6LT pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION MADE ON 1 OCTOBER 2020 TO GRANT PERMISSION RATIFIED WITH CONDITIONS APPROVED 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.

 

The report requested Members to consider new material planning considerations which had arisen since the resolution to grant planning permission was made on 1 October 2020. The original report to members had contained an error in relation to Paragraph 11 of the NPPF and the application of the presumption in favour of sustainable development. The Chislehurst Conservation Area is a designated heritage asset. The original Committee Report should have made clear that in the event that the policies in the NPPF relating to the protection of designated assets were found to provide a clear reason for refusal, the presumption in favour of sustainable development set out in NPPF Paragraph 11 d) i would not apply. The report offered Members an opportunity to take this into account prior to the issue of a decision which had been delayed. The recommendation to Members was that having regard to the new material considerations set out in the report, the decision made on 1st October 2020 could be ratified.

 

The Chairman introduced the report and the Head of Development Management reported that further to the Committee’s original resolution, conditions had been drafted under delegated authority and circulated to Members of the Committee.

 

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

 

Ward Member and Committee Member Councillor Boughey stated that when previously considering the application, she was very aware that the site was situated in the Conservation Area. She explained her assessment of the application and said that as stated in paragraph 3.13 of the planning report, Members had considered that the proposed development would not harm the character and appearance of the conservation area. She said the decision the Committee made originally was the correct decision and moved that the decision be ratified.

 

Councillor Sharma agreed with Councillor Boughey. He said he will not repeat everything he said at the first meeting as that can be found within the Minutes. He mentioned that the conservation area was discussed at the last planning committee. He seconded the motion to ratify the decision to grant permission.

 

A motion to refuse the application on planning grounds was put forward by Councillor Bance which was seconded by Councillor Michael.

 

In regard to the number of declarations made by Members, the Legal Representative referred to the Council’s Code of Conduct for Councillors and Co-opted Members which stated:- ‘Members must act solely in the public interest and should never improperly confer  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.1

30.

RECORDING OF THE MEETING

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