Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
Note No. Item

17.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

None

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

18.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

Items 4.2 and 4.3 Non-Prejudicial Interests, Councillors Nicky Dykes and Michael Turner. They withdrew from the Council Chamber for the debate and vote.

Minutes:

Items 4.2 and 4.3 The applicant was the Bromley Conservative Association and the Chairman declared that most Members of the Sub-Committee were Members of the Conservative Party. 

Councillors Nicky Dykes and Michael Turner declared personal interests as Members of the Bromley Conservative Association and withdrew from the Council Chamber for the debate and vote.

19.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 3 NOVEMBER 2016 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2016 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

20.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom

20.1

(16/02275/FULL6) - 8 Stephen Close, Orpington, BR6 9TZ pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

CONTEST APPEAL

Minutes:

Description of application – Two storey rear, first floor side and single storey front extension and conversion of garage to habitable accommodation.

 

The Chairman referred to the grounds of deferral following consideration of the application at Plans Sub-Committee 4 on 11 August 2016 and there had been no reduction in the size and mass of the proposed development and therefore she proposed that the appeal on grounds of non-determination should be contested.

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED to CONTEST THE APPEAL AGAINST NON-DETERMINATION for the following reason:-

1. The proposed extension, by reason of its depth and bulk, in relation to its proximity to the boundary would constitute a dominant and unneighbourly form of development, harmful to the amenities of the adjoining neighbour at number 9 Stephen Close, and contrary to Policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan.

 

Chislehurst

20.2

(16/04385/FULL1) - 5 White Horse Hill, Chislehurst, BR7 6DG pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Three storey rear extension to provide additional ground floor office accommodation and provision of 2 one bedroom flats on first and second floors.

 

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

The Chairman was concerned with the depth of the proposed development and took into consideration the future occupiers of the premises.

Members having considered the report and representations, RESOLVED that the application BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, toseek a reduction in the depth of the single storey rear extension.

 

Chislehurst

20.3

(16/04390/FULL1) - 5 White Horse Hill, Chislehurst, BR7 6DG pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Three storey rear extension, change of use of ground floor from Office (Class B1) to Residential (Class C3) and creation of 2 one bedroom and 1 two bedroom flats on ground, first and second floors.

 

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

The Chairman was concerned with the depth of the proposed extension and insufficient amenity space for the proposed ground floor flat and referred to the Mayor of London’s Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance.  The Chairman and Councillors Russell Mellor and Peter Dean also had concerns at the potential loss of office accommodation. The Chief Planner’s representative confirmed that the amenity space just met numerical guidance and was a matter of judgment.

Members having considered the report and representations, RESOLVED that the application BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to seek a reduction in the depth of the single storey rear extension and for the applicant to discuss improvements to the private amenity area with officers.

 

Bromley Town

20.4

(16/04706/FULL6) - 46 Ravensbourne Avenue, Bromley BR2 0BP pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application - Erection of swimming pool/gym and 3 no outbuildings (comprising storage container, storage shed and greenhouse) in rear garden of no. 46 Ravensbourne Avenue.

 

It was noted that on Page 38 of the Chief Planner’s report, that the second paragraph under the heading, ‘Summary’, should be amended to read, ‘Having had regard to the above it was considered that the development in the manner proposed is acceptable and that it would result in a significant loss of amenity to local residents.

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

 

Copers Cope

20.5

(16/04982/FULL1) - Land at Grangewood Lane Beckenham pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Construction of a detached single storey 2 bedroom dwellinghouse with associated car parking, landscaping and refuse storage.

 

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

Ward Member Councillor Russell Mellor referred to paragraph 58 of the National Planning Policy Framework which required good design that protected residents from overshadowing, overbearing and high density inappropriate developments. Also there was no natural turning circle for vehicles.  Whilst he appreciated the pressure to build more housing in his opinion this would be an overdevelopment.

Councillor Kathy Bance was concerned at the potential loss of vegetation and the impact on the adjoining properties.

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

1.  The proposed development by reason of its size, design, location and the severely restricted nature of the site would constitute an overdevelopment of the site and would cause significant detriment to the outlook and amenity of the adjoining neighbours, contrary to Policies BE1, H8, and H9 of the Unitary Development Plan and Paragraph 58 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Cray Valley West

20.6

(16/03526/FULL6) - 7 Sherborne Road, Orpington, BR5 1GX pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Creation of basement, roof alterations to include partial hip to gable and rear dormer, demolition of garage and erection of two storey front/side extension, elevational alterations and terrace with steps to rear.

 

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

Councillor Dean stressed that Members should be solely concerned that the application met the policies of the Unitary Development Plan and not with potential construction works.

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.

 

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom

20.7

(16/04430/FULL1) - 195 Worlds End Lane, Orpington BR6 6AT pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

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, access and landscaping (Revisions to permission ref.16/01029 to amend the size and design of the garage).

 

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

 

Hayes and Coney Hall

20.8

(16/04784/FULL6) - 55 Kechill Gardens, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7NB. pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

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

 

It was reported that further objections from Hayes Village Association to the application had been received.

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report of the Chief Planner with a further condition to read:-

“1.  The extension hereby permitted shall only be used for purposes incidental to the residential use of the main house and for no other purpose.

Reason: In order to comply with Policies BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interests of the residential amenities of the area.”

 

 

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

21.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

22.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

23.

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.

 

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