Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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14.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

APOLOGY:  CLLR MICHAEL TURNER

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Michael Turner.

15.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

NONE

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest reported.

16.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 4 OCTOBER 2018 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

17.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Chislehurst Conservation Area

17.1

(17/01797/FULL6) – Uplands, Kemnal Road, Chislehurst, BR7 6LT pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Part single, part two storey side extension, first floor infill extensions to balconies and new roof with increased ridge level, single storey front side extension partial conversion of garage to habitable space (demolition of existing conservatory and scattered outbuildings).

 

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 Chief Planner.

 

Hayes and Coney Hall

17.2

(18/02377/FULL1) - Rouse Farm, Nash Lane, Keston BR2 6AP pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION SUBJECT TO VARIATION OF LEGAL AGREEMENT

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use and conversion of former dairy to one 3 bedroom and one 4 bedroom dwelling, removal of part of adjoining concrete framed barn, provision of associated access, amenity space, parking and landscaping. Variation of terms to Legal Agreement.

 

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

 

Members having considered the report, objections, and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTED, as recommended  AND VARIATION OF EXTANT LEGAL AGREEMENT BE APPROVED as recommended, subject to the conditions and informative set out in the report of the Chief Planner with a further condition to read:-

“14. 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 change of use of any kind permitted by Class L of Part 3 of Schedule 2 or Class C of Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the 2015 Order (as amended), shall be undertaken within the curtilage of the dwellings hereby permitted without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. 

REASON: To enable the Council to consider future development at the site in the interest of local amenity, in accordance with Policies BE1, G1 and H11 of the Unitary Development Plan.

 

IT WAS FURTHER RESOLVED that the VARIATION OF EXTANT SECTION 106 LEGAL AGREEMENT BE AUTHORISED.

 

The vote for ‘refusal’ was lost and the vote for ‘permission’ was 3:3 and the Chairman used his casting vote.

 

Farnborough and Crofton

17.3

(18/02700/FULL1) - Bassetts Day Care Centre, Acorn Way, Orpington BR6 7WF pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Proposed replacement of consented 3 no. 4 bed houses and 3 no. 5 bed houses (plots 39-40 and 49-52) of application ref. 15/04941/FULL3 and the replacement with two three storey blocks of flats to provide 10 no. one bed units and 12 no. two bed units with 24 associated vehicle spaces and 36 cycle spaces.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Charles Joel in objection to the application were received at the meeting.  Three photographs from the residents of Arden Grove in objection to the application had been received and circulated to Members.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Joel, read a statement in objection to the application annexed to these minutes (‘Annex A’).

The Chairman’s view was that a commercially viable application (15/04941/FULL3) had been permitted on 3 November 2017 and therefore he objected to the proposed development on the grounds of bulk, design, over development and the impact on neighbouring properties.

 

Councillor Simon Fawthrop agreed with the Chairman that the development mix in the permitted scheme should remain.

 

Councillor Nicky Dykes objected to the application as she had met with local estate agents and had gained the opinion there were many local flats available and it was important that the family homes should be retained.

 

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

1.  The proposal, by reason of its design, massing and scale, constitutes a cramped overdevelopment of the site, which would be detrimental to the character and spatial standards of the area, contrary to Policies BE1 and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan and Policies 3.5 and 7.4 of the London Plan, and Policy 4 (Housing Design) and Policy 37 (General Design of Development) of the Draft Local Plan.

2.  The proposal would be detrimental to the amenities that the occupiers of neighbouring residential properties might reasonably expect to be able to enjoy by reason of its dominance and visual impact, contrary to Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan, and Policy 37 (General Design of Development) of the Draft Local Plan.

3.  The proposal would undermine the housing mix within this planned development, contrary to Policies BE1and and H7 of the Unitary Development Plan, and Policy 37 (General Design of Development) of the Draft Local Plan.

 

Copers Cope Conservation Area

17.4

(18/02948/FULL3) - 128 High Street, Beckenham, BR3 1EB pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Change of use of ground floor from retail/tearoom (Use Class A1) to restaurant and takeaway (Use Class A3/A5) together with the installation of extract system to rear of building.

 

A letter from the agent dated 26 November 2018 in objection to the application had been received and circulated to Members.

 

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 with three further conditions to read:-

“6. At any time the combined plant noise rating level shall not exceed the measured typical background L90 level at any noise sensitive location. For the purposes of this condition the rating and background levels shall be calculated fully in accordance with the methodology BS4142:2014. Furthermore, at any time the measured or calculated absolute plant noise level shall not exceed 10dB below the typical background noise level (LA90 15 minute) in this location. All constituent parts of the new plant shall be maintained and replaced in whole or in part as often is required to ensure compliance with the noise levels.

REASON: In the interest of residential amenity and in order to comply with Policy S9 of the Unitary Development. 

7. Before any mechanical plant is used on the premises it shall be mounted in a way which will minimise transmission of structure borne sound or vibration to any other part of the building in accordance with a scheme to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: In the interest of residential amenity and in order to comply with Policy S9 of the Unitary Development.

8. Following installation, but before the new plant comes into operation, measurements of noise from the new plant must be taken and a report demonstrating that the plant as installed meets the design requirements shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: In the interest of residential amenity and in order to comply with Policy S9 of the Unitary Development.”

 

 

Plaistow and Sundridge

17.5

(18/03023/FULL1) - 48-50 London Lane, Bromley BR1 4HE. pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use from Care Home (Use Class - C2) to temporary accommodation to house homeless families (Use Class - Sui Generis).

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Gareth Allatt,  in support of the application were received at the meeting.

 

Councillor Allatt reported that he and his fellow Ward Members, Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Member for Renewal, Recreation and Housing, and Councillor Michael Turner all supported the application.

 

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.

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Copers Cope

17.6

(17/00940/FULL6) - 11 Oakwood Avenue, Beckenham BR3 6PT pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Part one/two storey side/rear extension including front dormer and roof alterations to form habitable accommodation in roof space.

 

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.

 

Cray Valley East

17.7

(18/02611/FULL6) - 35 Hood Avenue, Orpington, BR5 2EE. pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION AUTHORISED

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Part one/two storey and first floor side/rear extension - amendments to previous planning permission (granted under ref. 14/00594/FULL6) to retain ground floor side extension and to provide a raised patio and steps to rear with privacy screening PART RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION.

 

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

 

Councillor Angela Page had been the Ward Member for Cray Valley East previously and was familiar with the history of the site.  She supported the application but objected to the steel beams at the rear of the single storey rear extension referred to as an Informative on page 136 of the Chief Planner’s report.

 

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.

 

It was FURTHER RESOLVED that ENFORCEMENT ACTION BE AUTHORISED TO REMOVE THE STEEL BEAMS AT THE REAR.

 

Bromley Common and Keston

17.8

(18/03491/FULL6) - Kenwood, 7 Beechwood Drive, Keston, BR2 6HN pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of a double storey rear extension and garden house.

 

Oral representations in objection to the application were received at the meeting.  Comments from Ward Member, Councillor Alexa Michael, in objection to the application had been received and circulated to Members.

 

Councillor Page had visited a neighbour’s property and objected to the scale of the proposed garden house that would be built up to the boundaries of both neighbours and closer to houses other than the occupier’s property. She also objected to the loss of privacy.

 

Councillor Fawthrop agreed the proposed would be an over development of the site and had concerns with regard to the potential impact on protected trees and roots.

 

The Chief Planner’s representative advised Members that the Tree Officer had not objected to the application.

 

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

1.  The detached outbuilding, by reason of its scale, siting and massing, results in an overdevelopment of the site, harmful to the visual amenities and privacy of neighbouring residential properties, contrary to Policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan and Policies 37 (General Design of Development) and 4 (Housing Design) of the Draft Local Plan.

 

Shortlands

17.9

(18/03627/FULL1) - 47 South Hill Road, Shortlands, BR2 0RL pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of 2 two storey 4 bedroom detached dwellings with associated garages, parking, bin storage and landscaping with access achieved from Rosemere Place.

 

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

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, 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:-

“14.  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 change of use of any kind permitted by Class L of Part 3 of Schedule 2 or Class C of Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the 2015Order (as amended), shall be undertaken within the curtilage of the dwellings hereby permitted without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. 

REASON: To enable the Council to consider future development at the site in the interest of local amenity, in accordance with policies BE1 and H11 of the Unitary Development Plan.

 

The Chairman took his casting vote.

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

17.10

(18/03950/FULL6) - 27 Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1NX pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Single storey detached building in rear garden. Temporary use as habitable accommodation during building works to main dwelling, then for ancillary use to main dwelling RETROSPECTIVE.

 

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

 

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 four further conditions to read:-

“4.  Within 3 months of the date of the decision notice, the two windows (within the outbuilding hereby permitted) located closest to the boundary with No. 29 Birchwood Road, shall be obscured to Pilkington level 3 and these shall subsequently be permanently retained thereafter.

REASON: In the interest of the amenities of the adjacent properties and in order to comply with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

2.  Details of boundary screening to the Southern, Eastern and Western neighbouring properties shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority within 3 months of the date of this decision, and this shall subsequently be implemented fully in accordance with the approved plans no later than 5 months from the date of the decision notice and shall be permanently retained thereafter.  If the screening agreed by the Local Planning Authority includes any trees or plants which within a period of 5 years from the substantial completion of the development 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 the interest of the amenities of the adjacent properties and in order to comply with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

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 A, B, C, or E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the 2015 Order (as amended), shall be erected or made within the curtilage(s) of the dwelling(s) hereby permitted without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: In the interests of protecting the character of the area and residential amenity of neighbouring properties in accordance with Policy BE1 of the UDP.

4.  No utilities shall be installed to the outbuilding hereby permitted without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: In the interest of the amenities of the area, and to accord with Policy BE1 of the Unitary Development Plan.

 

Crystal Palace

17.11

(18/04407/FULL6) - 2 Coach House Mews, Penge, London, SE20 8NW pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – First storey side extension above existing garage and garage conversion.

 

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.

 

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom

17.12

(18/04559/FULL6) - 9 Holly Road, Orpington, BR6 6BE. pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – The proposal involves a two storey side extension which would have a width of 2.3m at ground floor as it would project beyond an existing single storey side extension and it would have a width of 3.5m at first floor. The proposed extension would have a length of 4.5m and would have a pitched roof which would be hipped to match the existing roof and would have a height of 6.6m. The proposal would replace an existing side porch.

 

It was reported that a further objection to the application had been received and that the applicant was an Elected Member.

 

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 Chief Planner with two further conditions to read:-

“5. 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 change of use of any kind permitted by Class L of Part 3 of Schedule 2 or Class C of Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the 2015Order (as amended), shall be undertaken within the curtilage of the dwelling without the prior approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority. 

Reason: To enable the Council to consider future development at the site in the interest of local amenity, in accordance with policies BE1 and H11 of the Unitary Development Plan.

6. 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 Classes A, B, C, D and 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 the interest of the amenities of nearby residential properties and to prevent an overdevelopment of the site and to accord with Policies BE1 and H8 of the Unitary Development Plan (2006).

 

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

Chislehurst

17.13

(18/03683/FULL1) - 83 Victoria Road, Chislehurst, BR7 6DE pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – External alterations to existing building including demolition of single storeyextension and erection of two storey side extension, and change of use from Class B1(a) to Class C3 dwellinghouses, to provide 3x two bedroom dwellings with provision of parking space, amenity space, landscaping and bin storage.

 

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

 

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.

 

Darwin

17.14

(18/03895/FULL1) - Glen Haven, Berrys Hill, Berrys Green, Westerham, TN16 3AG. pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing bungalow and partial demolition of outbuildings and the erection of a 2 storey four bedroom chalet bungalow.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that THE APPLICATION BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, TO SEEK THE REMOVAL OF THE TWO FURTHER EXISTING OUTBUILDINGS TO CONTRIBUTE TO “TRADE-OFF” FOR THE FLOOR AREA OF THE PROPOSED DWELLING AS PART OF THE GREEN BELT VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES CASE, AND TO BE REPORTED BACK ON LIST 2 OF A FUTURE PLANS SUB-COMMITTEE AGENDA.

 

18.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

19.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

ANNEX A - ITEM 4.3 - BASSETTS DAY CARE CENTRE - COMMENTS FROM COUNCILLOR CHARLES JOEL pdf icon PDF 32 KB

 

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