Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Bromley Civic Centre

Contact: Rosalind Upperton  020 8313 4745

Items
Note No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

APOLOGY FOR ABSENCE: COUNCILLOR RICHARD SCOATES

APOLOGY FOR LATENESS: COUNCILLOR RUSSELL MELLOR

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Richard Scoates and an apology for lateness was received from Councillor Russell Mellor.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

NONE

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

3.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 17 MARCH 2016 pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 March 2016 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

4.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Kelsey and Eden Park

4.1

(16/01536/REG3) - Kelsey Park Cafe, Kelsey Park, Manor Way, Beckenham pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Single storey front extension to café.

 

It was reported that no objections to the application had been received from the Highways Division.

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

 

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Bickley

4.2

(15/02145/FULL1) - St Raphaels Residential Home, 32 Orchard Road, Bromley BR1 2PS pdf icon PDF 103 KB

(Report to follow)

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing care home and erection of a part one/two/three storey building with an additional storey of accommodation within the roofspace comprising 75 retirement living apartments (51x2 bed and 24x1 bed) with basement level ancillary facilities, parking for 52 cars (33 at basement level, 19 surface level), cycle parking spaces, refuse storage and landscaping.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member Councillor Catherine Rideout in objection to the application were also received at the meeting and can be viewed as Appendix 1 to these Minutes.

The Planning Officer reported that additional representations and a further letter from the applicant’s agents had been received.  The SPG 2012 referred to in the report had been superseded by SPG 2016 adopted in March 2016.  No objections to the application were received from Highways Division.  Whilst the planning officer recommendation remained the same, permission would be subject to any Direction by the Mayor of London.

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

1  The proposed development, by virtue of its bulk and mass, would result in an overdevelopment of the site, harmful to the character and appearance of the area, contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006), Policy 3.5 of the London Plan (2015) and Section 7 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

2  The proposed off street parking would be insufficient to meet the needs of the development by reason of inadequate number of spaces and the proposal would cause an unacceptable impact upon the surrounding highway network, giving rise to highway safety issues contrary to policies T3 and T18 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006), Policy 6.13 of the London Plan (2015) and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Councillor Dean’s vote against refusal was noted and Councillor Mellor abstained from voting.

 

Orpington Conservation Area

4.3

(15/04574/FULL1) - Former Depot Site, Church Hill, Orpington pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing depot buildings and erection of eight 2 storey, 3 bedroom terraced houses, 1 part 3/part 4 storey apartment block (Block B) with 17x2 bed and 1x3 bed units and 1 part 2/part 3 storey apartment block (Block A) with 2x2 bed flats, together with 38 car parking spaces (including 2 visitor spaces), 66 cycle parking spaces, refuse and recycling facilities and associated landscaping, including pergolas in the car park.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member Councillor William Huntington-Thresher in objection to the application were received at the meeting.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that the application BE DEFERRED without prejudice to any future consideration, to:-

1  reassess the viability of the site for employment use or mixed use and to seek additional marketing; and

2  reassess the affordable housing provision.

 

Bickley

4.4

(16/00124/FULL6) - 18 Homemead Road, Bickley, Bromley BR2 8BA pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Addition of first floor and two storey rear extension with habitable accommodation in roofspace and rooflights.

 

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

It was reported that further objections to the application had been received.

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 Chief Planner.

 

Penge and Cator

4.5

(16/00484/FULL1) - 30 St John's Road, Penge SE20 7ED pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

WITHDRAWN BY CHIEF PLANNER

Minutes:

Description of application – Conversion of dwelling to 1x2 bedroom flat and 1x3 bedroom flat.

 

THIS REPORT WAS WITHDRAWN BY THE CHIEF PLANNER

Bromley Common and Keston

4.6

(16/00505/FULL6) - Weeks End, Jackass Lane, Keston BR2 6AN pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Roof alterations to incorporate 3 dormers to front and 3 dormers to rear to provide habitable accommodation in roofspace.

 

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

 

Bromley Town

4.7

(16/00631/FULL6) - 61 Murray Avenue, Bromley BR1 3DJ pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of timber cabin to rear of property RETROSPECTIVE.

 

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

The final sentence of the proposal set out on page 81 of the report was amended to read:- ‘There are two windows on the southern elevation.’.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Chief Planner with condition 2 amended to read:-

‘2  The additional accommodation shall be used only by members of the household occupying the dwelling at 61 Murray Avenue for purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling and shall not be used as permanent or temporary sleeping accommodation and shall not be severed to form a self-contained unit.

Reason: In order to comply with Policy H8 of the Unitary Development Plan and to ensure that the accommodation is not used separately and unassociated with the main dwelling and so as to prevent an unsatisfactory sub-division into two dwellings.’.

A further 2 conditions were added as follows:-

3  Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any Order amending, revoking and re-enacting this Order) no building, structure or alteration permitted by Class E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the 2015 Order (as amended), shall be erected or made within the curtilage of the dwelling without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: In order to prevent an overdevelopment of the site and to assess any future impact in terms of neighbouring amenity in order to comply with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

4  Within three months of the decision, a scheme of landscaping to include screen planting shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval.  The landscaping shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details in the first planting season following approval.  Any trees or plants which within a period of five years from the implementation of the landscaping scheme die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced within the next planting season with others of similar size and species to those originally planted.

Reason: In order to comply with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of the amenities of the adjacent properties.

 

Bromley Town Conservation Area

4.8

(16/00722/FULL1) - 7 Beckenham Lane, Bromley BR2 0DA pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing building and construction of replacement two storey building with additional accommodation within roof space comprising 8 residential flats (4x2 bedroom and 4x1 bedroom), bin store, cycle store, 10 car parking spaces, alterations to existing vehicular/pedestrian access onto Beckenham Lane, front boundary and associated landscaping at Nos 7-9 Beckenham Lane.

 

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

1  The proposed development by reason of its prominent siting, scale, massing, sub-standard spatial relationship to the existing and adjacent buildings in the locality in this prominent location, represents a cramped overdevelopment of the site which would appear detrimental to the character and appearance of the Bromley Town Centre Conservation Area and harmful to the visual amenities of the area contrary to Policies BE1, BE11, H7 and H9 of the Unitary Development Plan.

2  The proposed development would be detrimental to the character and appearance of Pixfield Court which is a grade II Listed Building and Glebe Knoll which is a locally listed building and would be harmful to their settings, contrary to Policies BE8 and BE10 of the Unitary Development Plan.

3  The proposed development would be over dominant and would be detrimental to the amenities that the occupiers of adjoining properties might reasonably expect to be able to continue to enjoy by reason of visual impact and loss of prospect in view of its size, width and the depth of rearward projection, contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan.

 

Hayes and Coney Hall

4.9

(16/01065/FULL6) - 2 Wolfe Close, Bromley BR2 7LY pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – part one/two storey side/rear extension.

 

It was reported that the application had been amended by documents received on 29 April 2016.  A further letter of support had also been received.

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

 

Clock House

4.10

(16/01091/FULL1) - 45 Ancaster Road, Beckenham BR3 4DZ pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing bungalow and the construction of a two storey building in order to provide 4 two bedroom flats, together with four off road parking spaces, cycle and refuse storage (amendment to application ref: 15/05399).

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Oral representations from Ward Member Councillor Sarah Phillips were also received.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that the application BE DEFERRED without prejudice to any future consideration to seek a reduction in the size and scale of the rear of the development.

 

 

Clock House

4.11

(16/01190/FULL1) - 25 Samos Road, London SE20 7UQ pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Single storey side extension, part one/two storey rear extension, rear dormer extensions and conversion into 5 flats with associated parking.

 

Oral representations from Ward Member Councillor Sarah Phillips were received at the meeting.

It was reported that further representations had been received and the application had been amended by documents received on 18 April 2016.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that the application BE DEFERRED without prejudice to any future consideration, to:-

1  seek a reduction in the quantum of development;

2  reassess the off-street parking provision; and

3  seek a reduction in the number of residential units.

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Bickley

4.12

(16/00240/FULL1) - 6A Beaconsfield Road, Bickley BR1 2BP pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing building at 6 and 6A Beaconsfield Road and erection of detached two storey building with accommodation in roof comprising 4 two bedroom flats with associated car parking, cycle and refuse stores and landscaping.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member Councillor Kate Lymer in objection to the application were received at the meeting.

It was reported that further objections to the application had been received together with further photographs which had been circulated to Members.

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

1  The proposal, as a result of its design, considerable bulk and mass and projection beyond the established front building line, is considered to represent an overdevelopment of the site that would be out of character with the street scene and result in a diminution of spatial standards that would be harmful to the area, thereby contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

2  The proposed balconies are considered to cause actual and perceived overlooking of the neighbouring properties and will result in a loss of privacy that will be detrimental to the residential amenities of the adjoining properties, contrary to Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

3  The proposed development, by virtue of the loss of green amenity space, is considered to adversely impact upon the verdant character of the wider locality contrary to Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

 

Bickley

4.13

(16/00583/FULL1) - 38 Hawthorne Road, Bickley BR1 2HH pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 2 detached two storey 4 bedroom dwellings including accommodation in roofspace and integral garage and new vehicular access.

 

It was reported that the published site plan was incorrect; an amended version was circulated to Members.

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

1  The proposed development results in the loss of a Locally Listed Building which is considered of significant merit in terms of its character and design.  Whilst it is recognised that the property has been fire damaged, planning permission has previously been granted for its repair and reinstatement.  This is a character property that has the potential to again make a substantial positive contribution to the wider locality and it is considered that there is insufficient justification for its loss which would be detrimental to the area and contrary to Policy BE10 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006) and should therefore be resisted.

2  The plot of 38 Hawthorn Road has already been sub-divided and the proposed development which includes a further sub-division, is considered to represent an unacceptable overdevelopment and over intensification of the use of the site, contrary to the prevailing spatial standards of the wider locality contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

3  The bulk and mass of the proposed development is considered to be excessive and represent an overdevelopment of the site that would be detrimental to the street scene and the wider character and visual amenities of the area, contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

 

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom

4.14

(16/01029/FULL1) - 195 Worlds End Lane, Orpington BR6 6AT pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing dwellings on 195 and 195a Worlds End Lane and erection of detached two storey 6 bedroom dwelling including attached double garage with accommodation above and associated parking and landscaping.

 

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

Comments from Tree Officers were reported to Members.

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that the application BE DEFERRED without prejudice to any future consideration, to seek the following:-

1  a reduction in massing of the overall development;

2  to amend the extent of the front projection of the development; and

3  to increase the side space provisions between the flank elevation and the boundary with No. 193 Worlds End Lane.

 

West Wickham

4.15

(16/01155/FULL6) 120 The Avenue, West Wickham BR4 0EA pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – roof alterations to incorporate rear dormer and front rooflights and single storey rear and first floor side extension.

 

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

 

Bromley Common and Keston

4.16

(16/01389/FULL2) - Carisbrooke House, 1A Pope Road, Bromley BR2 9SS pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use from doctor’s surgery (Class D1) to 3 two bedroom flats (Class C3) incorporating elevational alterations, increase in roof height, 2 storey front and 3 storey rear extensions.

 

It was reported that no objections to the application had been received from Tree Officers.

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

 

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

5.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

6.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

APPENDIX 1 - ITEM 4.2 - COMMENTS FROM CLLR RIDEOUT pdf icon PDF 98 KB

 

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