Agenda, decisions and minutes

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22.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

23.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 21 JANUARY 2016 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2016 be confirmed.

 

24.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

NONE

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Peter Dean.

25.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

NONE

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were reported.

 

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Bickley

25.1

(15/02145/FULL1) - St Raphaels Residential Home 32 Orchard Road Bromley BR1 2PS

(REPORT TO FOLLOW)

Decision:

WITHDRAWN BY CHIEF PLANNER

Minutes:

THIS REPORT MARKED ‘TO FOLLOW’ ON THE AGENDA WAS NOT PUBLISHED AND WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA BY THE CHIEF PLANNER.

Penge and Cator

25.2

(15/05444/OUT) - 112 Beckenham Road, Beckenham BR3 4RH pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing commercial building and construction of a three storey building comprising 3 two bedroom flats and 3 one bedroom flats with associated parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse storage. (OUTLINE APPLICATION with all matters reserved.)

 

 

Ward Member, Councillor Bance, acknowledged that this application was for two units less than a previous application and the site was suitable for residential use. In her opinion the proposed application was an overdevelopment with a degree of overlooking with insufficient parking and landscaping.

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

1.  The proposal, by reason of its size, scale, site coverage and lack of private amenity space, would constitute a cramped overdevelopment of the site, which would be detrimental to the character and visual amenities of the locality and fail to provide a satisfactory quality of accommodation for future occupiers, contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan and Policy 3.5 of the London Plan (2015).

2.  The proposed development would lack adequate quantity of on-site car parking provision to accord with the Council's standards and would therefore generate an unacceptable increase in the demand for on-street car parking in the vicinity of the site, prejudicial to the free flow of traffic and conditions of general safety in the highway, contrary to Policies T3 and T18 of the Unitary Development Plan.

 

Bromley Common and Keston

25.3

(15/05514/FULL6) - 4 Hathaway Close, Bromley, BR2 8RD pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT

Minutes:

Two storey rear and single storey side extensions single storey front extension and new front entrance porch.

 

THIS REPORT WAS WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT.

Copers Cope

25.4

(16/00263/FULL1) 1 St Clare Court, Foxgrove Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 5BG pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application - Conversion of existing loft space to one bedroom flat with 6x rooflights on front elevation, 2x dormer windows and Juliet balcony on rear elevation.

 

Oral representations in objection to the application were received at the meeting. It was reported that further objections to the application had been received.

 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 Chief Planner.

Shortlands Conservation Area

25.5

(16/00369/FULL5) - Land adjacent St Mary's Church Hall, St Mary's Avenue, Shortlands, Bromley. pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Proposed 10m high replica telegraph pole telecommunications mast with associated equipment cabinet.

 

The Chief Planner’s representative reported that the site was adjacent to the Shortlands Conservation Area and not within it, as stated in the Chief Planner’s report, but that Members should consider the character of the area and its enhancement. It was reported that the Tree Officer had no objection to the application.

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reasons set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

Copers Cope

25.6

(16/00454/TELCOM) - Land outside 56E and 56F Foxgrove Road, Beckenham. pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED AND GRANTED

Minutes:

Description of application – Installation of 10m high replica telegraph pole telecommunications mast and equipment cabinet (CONSULTATION BY VODAFONE LTD & TELEFONICA UK LTD/O2 REGARDING THE NEED FOR APPROVAL OF SITING AND APPEARANCE).

 

It was reported that further objections to the application had been received.  Members having considered the report and  objections, RESOLVED that PRIOR APPROVAL BE REQUIRED AND GRANTED as recommended,subject to conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner with an amendment to Condition 2 to read:-

“2:  Any telecommunications equipment hereby permitted which subsequently becomes redundant shall be removed from the site within a period of 2 months and the land shall be reinstated to its former condition.

Reason: In order to comply with Policy BE22 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of the visual amenities of the area.”

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Petts Wood and Knoll

25.7

(15/04938/FULL6) - 51 Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1NX pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION AUTHORISED

 

Minutes:

Description of application - 1.5m high front gates and railings to front.

RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Simon Fawthrop, circulated to the Sub-Members the Petts Wood Area of Special Residential Character Description attached as Annex 1 to these Minutes.  He spoke on behalf of his fellow Ward Members in objection to the application and his comments are attached as Annex 2 to these Minutes.

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

1.  The 1.5m high front gates and railings to front, by reason of their height, siting and design, result in an overly prominent and visually intrusive enclosure of the site, leading to the erosion of the open character of the Petts Wood Area of Special Residential Character and causing adverse harm to the character and appearance of the streetscene in general, thereby contrary to Policies BE1, BE7 and H10 of the Unitary Development Plan.

 

It was FURTHER RESOLVED that ENFORCEMENT ACTION BE AUTHORISED for the REMOVAL OF THE 1.5M HIGH FRONT GATES AND RAILINGS.

 

INFORMATIVE:  You are advised that enforcement action has been authorised in respect of some or all of the development subject of this planning decision and you should contact the Planning Investigation Team on 020 8461 7730 or by email to planningappeals@bromley.gov.uk to discuss what you need to do to avoid formal action by the Council.

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

25.8

(15/05441/FULL6) - 58 Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1NZ pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION AUTHORISED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Installation of new electric entrance gates and boundary treatment to front RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Simon Fawthrop, circulated to the Sub-Committee Members the Petts Wood Area of Special Residential Character Description attached as Annex 1 to these Minutes.  He spoke on behalf of his fellow Ward Members in objection to the application and his comments are attached as Annex 2 to these Minutes.

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

1.  The electric entrance gates and boundary treatment to the front, by reason of their height, siting and design, result in an overly prominent and visually intrusive enclosure of the site, leading to the erosion of the open character of the Petts Wood Area of Special Residential Character and causing adverse harm to the character and appearance of the streetscene in general, thereby contrary to Policies BE1, BE7 and H10 of the Unitary Development Plan.

 

It was FURTHER RESOLVED that ENFORCEMENT ACTION BE AUTHORISED for the REMOVAL OF THE ELECTRIC ENTRANCE GATES AND BOUNDARY TREATMENT TO THE FRONT.

 

INFORMATIVE:  You are advised that enforcement action has been authorised in respect of some or all of the development subject of this planning decision and you should contact the Planning Investigation Team on 020 8461 7730 or by email to planningappeals@bromley.gov.uk to discuss what you need to do to avoid formal action by the Council.

 

Darwin

25.9

(15/05597/FULL1) - Elder Cottage, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill TN16 3AU pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings, and erection of detached chalet bungalow including accommodation in the roof, and detached single storey ancillary outbuilding to rear.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Richard Scoates, said this application should have been listed under Section 2 of the agenda as the site was in the green belt.  In his opinion the proposed development was a bulky over development, inappropriate in the green belt with potential loss of residential amenity .

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

1.  The proposed dwelling would be materially larger than the existing building and would therefore constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt, and would by reason of its height and bulky design result in an overdevelopment of the site which would be harmful to the openness and visual amenity of the Green Belt and result in a loss of amenity to adjacent residents.  No very special circumstances have been demonstrated to clearly outweigh the harm to the Green Belt by reason of inappropriateness and any other harm, and the proposed development is therefore contrary to Policies G1, G5 and BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan, Policy 7.16 of the London Plan, and paragraphs 87 to 89 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Chislehurst Conservation Area

25.10

(16/00474/FULL6) - 6 The Meadow, Chislehurst, BR7 6AA pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application –  Outbuilding at rear.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions and informative set out in the report of the Chief Planner.

 

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

26.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

27.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

Bickley

28.

(DRR16/029) - Objections to Tree Preservation Order 2606A at The Retreat, 4 Oldfield Road, Bromley, BR1 2LF pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Decision:

TREE PRESERVATION ORDER COFIRMED

Minutes:

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that Tree Preservation Order No 2606a relating to all trees located within the confines of The Retreat, 4 Oldfield Road, Bromley,be confirmed WITHOUT MODIFICATION, as recommended, in the report of the Chief Planner.

29.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS AMENDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) (VARIATION) ORDER 2006 AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

The Chairman to move that the Press and public be excluded during consideration of the items of business listed below as it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings that if members of the Press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

MINUTE ANNEX, APPENDIX 1 ITEMS 4.7 AND 4.8 THE PETTS WOOD AREA OF SPECIAL RESIDENTIAL CHARACTER DESCRIPTION pdf icon PDF 50 KB

MINUTE ANNEX, APPENDIX 2 ITEMS 4.7 AND 4.8 COMMENTS RECEIVED AT THE MEETING FROM SUB-COMMITTEE AND WARD MEMBER, COUNCILLOR SIMON FAWTHROP pdf icon PDF 49 KB

 

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