Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Bromley Civic Centre

Contact: Rosalind Upperton  020 8313 4745

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5.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apology:  Cllr Colin Hitchins

Substitute:  Cllr Tony Owen

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Colin Hitchins and Councillor Tony Owen attended as his substitute.

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

None

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest reported.

7.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 5 MARCH 2020, THE NOTES OF DECISIONS TAKEN UNDER DELEGATED POWERS FOR THE CANCELLED MEETING OF 30 APRIL 2020 AND THE MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 25 JUNE 2020. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Decision:

Confirmed

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2020, the Notes of Decisions taken under Delegated Powers for the cancelled meeting of 30 April 2020 and the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 June 2020 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

8.

PLANNING REPORTS

Shortlands

8.1

(19/02719/ELUD) - 77 Cumberland Road, Shortlands, Bromley, BR2 0PL pdf icon PDF 220 KB

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Decision:

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT/USE IS NOT LAWFUL

Minutes:

Description of application – Residential and childminding on ground and first floor Lawful Development Certificate (existing).

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting. This matter had not been “called in” by Ward Councillors but had been reported to a Planning Sub-Committee as a direct Officer referral due to its complexity and high profile.  Comments and photographs had been received from Ward Member, Councillor Mary Cooke, in objection to the application and had been circulated to Members. Fellow Ward Member, Councillor Aisha Cuthbert also objected to the application.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT/USE IS NOTLAWFUL and a CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS BE REFUSED as recommended, for the reason set out in the report of the Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

Bickley

8.2

(19/03683/OUT) - Phoenix Lodge, 14A Woodlands Road, Bickley, Bromley, BR1 2AP pdf icon PDF 242 KB

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Decision:

PERMISSION SUBJECT TO A SECTION 106 AGREEMENT

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a three storey building comprising 12 flats with associated parking, amenity space, refuse/cycle store and landscaping. OUTLINE APPLICATION. (Amended drawings and description).

 

Councillor Simon Fawthrop informed Members that local residents had been concerned with overlooking.

Members having considered the report and objections, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR COMPLETION OF A LEGAL AGREEMENT for HEADS OF TERM HEALTH, EDUCATION AND CARBON OFFSETTING, as recommended, and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report of the Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom Conservation Area

8.3

(19/05044/FULL1) - Chelsfield Primary School, Warren Road, Orpington BR6 6EP pdf icon PDF 473 KB

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Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Replacement single storey classroom building at rear.

 

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 Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

8.4

(20/00693/FULL6) - 10 Derwent Drive, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1EW pdf icon PDF 261 KB

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Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application - Single storey side/rear extensions, conversion of garage to habitable room, enlargement of existing porch entrance, and

enlargement of roofspace incorporating hip to gable extension, rear dormer and front roof lights.

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received at the meeting. An email dated 19 August 2020 with attached photographs had been circulated to Members. The applicant confirmed that he had not lived in the property.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Tony Owen, referred to the dismissed appeal decision dated 17 October 2019 (Appeal Reference: APP/G5180/D/19/3233737).  He had been the Vice-Chairman of Plans Sub-Committee No. 3 on 6 June 2019 when application 18/005592/FULL6 had been was considered and refused on the grounds of design, scale and bulk that would result in an overdevelopment of the site resulting in a detrimental visual impact and loss of light to the neighbouring property and incongruous impact on the prevailing character of the area.  He referred to the reasons the Inspector gave for the dismissed appeal and his opinion was that the Inspector had overlooked the harm to the living conditions of 8 Derwent Drive.  Councillor Owen’s view was that this application was a re-submission of the dismissed appeal and he moved to refuse the application and Councillor Fawthrop seconded the motion and the vote for refusal was unanimous.

 

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

1.  The proposed development, by reason of its overall scale and form, would unbalance the pair of semi-detached bungalows and would appear out of keeping with that of other dwellings in the vicinity, resulting in harm to the character and appearance of the host dwelling and its surroundings and a loss of residential amenity to the occupiers of No. 8; thereby contrary to Policy 7.4 of the London  Plan, Policy 37 of the Bromley Local Plan and the Bromley Supplementary Planning Guidance 1 General Design Principles and Bromley Supplementary Planning Guidance 2 Residential Design Guidance.

 

Bromley Common and Keston

8.5

(20/01126/FULL1) - 47 Lakes Road, Keston, BR2 6BN. pdf icon PDF 412 KB

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Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of the existing house and erection of two detached five bedroom houses.

 

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 and informatives set out in the report of the Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control) with an amendment to Condition 6 and a further condition to read:-

“6.  (a) Prior to commencement of above ground works, details (including samples) of the materials to be used for the external surfaces of the building which shall include roof cladding, wall facing materials and cladding (with particular reference to 45 Lakes Road), window glass, door and window frames, decorative features, rainwater goods and paving where appropriate shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. 

(b) The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy 37 of the Bromley Local Plan and in the interest of the appearance of the building and the visual amenities of the area.

20. Before the development hereby permitted is first occupied, the solar panels as indicated on approved drawing no.’s 1106-03 and 1106-05 shall be installed in accordance with these drawings and permanently maintained as such.

REASON: In the interest of promoting sustainable design and to comply with Policy 123 of the Bromley Local Plan and Policies 5.2 and 5.3 of the London Plan.”

 

Farnborough and Crofton

8.6

(19/04372/FULL1) - 1 Crofton Lane, Orpington BR5 1HH pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Decision:

CONTEST APPEAL

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing bungalows (1 Crofton Lane and 132A Crofton Road) and erection of a block of two storeys plus accommodation in the roof space to provide 16 residential units and provision of car and cycle parking, refuse storage, landscaping and boundary

treatment.

 

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

 

Comments and photographs had been received in objection to the application from a neighbour and also the purchaser of 3 Crofton Lane.  It was reported that Ward Member, Councillor Charles Joel, agreed that the appeal should be contested on the suggested grounds.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that the APPEAL BE CONTESTED, as recommended, for the reasons set out in the report of the Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control) with a further reason to read:-

REASON 4: The proposed development would lead to an unacceptable intensification of the existing vehicular accesses, which would be detrimental to highway safety and therefore contrary to Policy 32 of the Bromley Local Plan and Policy 6.3 of the London Plan,

A recommended condition regarding electrical vehicle charging in line Policy T6.1 of the Draft London Plan shall be sent to the Planning Inspectorate.

 

9.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

Darwin

9.1

(HPR2020/019) Direct Action - Evergreen, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill. pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Decision:

DIRECT ACTION AUTHORISED

 

Minutes:

DIRECT ACTION - EVERGREEN, JAIL LANE, BIGGIN HILL

 

Members having considered the report, APPROVED THE REQUEST FOR DIRECT ACTION TO REMEDY THE BREACH WITH COSTS RECOVERY IN THE EVENT OF NON-COMPLIANCE, as recommended, in the report of the Assistant Director, (Planning and Building Control).

 

 

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