Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Bromley Civic Centre

Contact: Rosalind Upperton  020 8313 4745

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9.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apologies: Cllrs Angela Page and Kieran Terry

Substitutes:  Cllr Nicholas Bennett JP, (the current Mayor), and Cllr Simon Fawthrop

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Angela Page and Kieran Terry; Councillors Nicholas Bennett JP (the current Mayor) and Councillor Simon Fawthrop attended as their respective substitutes.

 

10.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

Item 4.2: Cllrs Christine Harris, Alexa Michael and Nicholas Bennett J.P. – non-prejudicial interest.

 

Item 4.14:  Rosalind Upperton, the Clerk, non-prejudicial interest.

 

Minutes:

Councillors Christine Harris, Alexa Michael and Nicholas Bennett J.P. declared a non-prejudicial interest in Item 4.2.

 

Rosalind Upperton, the Clerk, declared a non-prejudicial interest in Item 4.14.

 

11.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 1 AUGUST 2019 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Decision:

Confirmed

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 August 2019 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

12.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Section 1

(Applications submitted by the London Borough of Bromley)

Hayes and Coney Hall

12.1

(19/01984/FULL1) - Norman Park, Hayes Lane, Hayes, Bromley pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

Minutes:

Description of application – The erection of a shipping container to be used for storage purposes (equipment for litter collecting, park maintenance and enhancements) within the ground of Norman Park.

 

It was reported that Norman Park was in Hayes and Coney Hall Ward and the proposed development was in Bromley Common and Keston Ward.

 

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 with a further condition to read:-

 

“4. Details of additional measures to further reduce the appearance of the container shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the beginning of the use of the container and maintained as such thereafter.

REASON:  In order to comply with Policy 37 and 49 of the Bromley Local Plan and in the interest of visual amenity.”

 

Section 2

(Applications meriting special consideration)

Kelsey and Eden Park

12.2

(19/00963/FULL1) - 96 Wickham Road, Beckenham pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of Use from Retail (Use Class A1) to Retail/Café/Restaurant (Use Class A1/A3).

 

Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Christine Harris in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Late comments had been received from the Local Safer Neighbourhood Group.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that THE APPLICATION BE DEFERRED, without prejudice to any future consideration, TO SEEK FULL VENTILATION DETAILS AND ACOUSTIC NOISE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION IN TERMS OF IMPACT ON NEARBY RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

 

Shortlands Conservation Area

12.3

(19/02304/FULL6) - 28 Wickham Way, Beckenham, BR3 3AF pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Modifications to front boundary wall.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Comments from Ward Members, Councillors Mary Cooke and Aisha Cuthbert in support of the application had been received and circulated.  Supplementary information had also been received from the applicant and circulated to Members.

 

Members having considered the report and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of Assistant Director, Planning.

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

12.4

(19/02737/FULL1) - 63 Kingsway, Petts Wood BR5 1PN pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application - Demolition of dwelling. Erection of replacement dwelling; incorporating basement, with associated parking and landscaping.

 

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

 

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

 

1.  The siting, scale and form of the replacement dwelling, including the basement, would fail to respect or complement those of the neighbouring dwellings and would not be compatible with development in the surrounding area. The proposal would fail to respect and maintain the high spatial standards of separation between buildings which already exist in this residential area and the new dwelling, including the basement, would result in a cramped overdevelopment of the site. The proposal would conflict with Policies 4, 37 and 44 of the Bromley Local Plan 2019.

 

Plaistow and Sundridge

12.5

(19/02824/FULL6) - 41 Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, BR1 4DJ pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

DEFERRED

Minutes:

Description of application – Construction of single storey rear extension and raised patio area, Construction of dormers in the rear, side and front roof slopes and roof lights to front and rear to existing converted habitable loft / first floor.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  Supplementary information and photographs had been received from the neighbour and circulated to Members.

 

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 OF THE DORMERS AND IN PARTICULAR THE SIZE OF THE SIDE DORMERS.

 

Copers Cope Conservation Area

12.6

(19/03360/RESPA) - Oakhill Works, Limes Road, Beckenham, BR3 6NS pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

APPROVED

Minutes:

Description of application – Change of use of ground floor from Class B1 (a) office/industrial to Class C3 dwellinghouses to form 2 x 2 bedroom flats (56 day application for prior approval in respect of transport and highways, contamination, flooding and noise impacts under Class O Part 3 of the GPDO).

 

Oral representations in objection to and in support of the application were received.  Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Russell Mellor in objection to the application were received at the meeting.  Eight late objections had been received from local residents.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning with a further condition to read:-

 

“4.  Prior to first occupation of any of the units hereby permitted details of the car parking spaces to be provided with active electric vehicle charging points shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The charging points shall be provided in accordance with the approved details and permanently retained thereafter.

REASON: To minimise the effect of the development on local air quality in the vicinity of an Air Quality Management Area and to accord with National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 124 and Policies 6.13 and 7.14 of the London Plan 2015.”

 

Section 3

(Applications recommended for permission, approval or consent)

Clock House

12.7

(19/00866/FULL1) - Stables Yard, 18 Ravenscroft Road, Beckenham BR3 4TR pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application - Demolition of existing B1 use building and construction of 6 houses and associated parking and landscaping.

 

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 Assistant Director, Planning with an amendment to Condition 17 to read:-

 

“17. Prior to first occupation of any of the units hereby permitted details of  the car parking spaces to  be provided with active electric vehicle charging points shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The charging points shall be provided in accordance with the approved details and permanently retained thereafter.

REASON: To minimise the effect of the development on local air quality in the vicinity of an Air Quality Management Area and to accord with National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 124 and Policies 6.13 and 7.14 of the London Plan 2015.”

 

Plaistow and Sundridge

12.8

(19/02030/FULL1) - 73 Hillcrest Road, Bromley, BR1 4SA pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Two storey side extension and conversion to form separate 3 bedroom residential dwelling.

 

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

 

1. The proposed development would result in a cramped overdevelopment of the site which would be detrimental to the character and spatial standards of the area by reason of its scale, design and siting, contrary to Policies 3, 4 and 37 of the Bromley Local Plan.

 

2. The proposal would provide insufficient internal habitable space and a cramped and unsatisfactory living environment for the future occupants, contrary to the minimum space standards of the London Plan 2016, the London Plan Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance and Policy 4 of the Bromley Local Plan 2019.

 

Bromley Town

12.9

(19/02441/FULL6) - 27 Downs Hill, Beckenham, BR3 5HA pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Part one/part two storey rear/side extensions with roof lights, removal of chimney and elevation alterations.

 

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

 

Petts Wood and Knoll

12.10

(19/02944/PLUD) - 80 Crescent Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BD pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Erection of detached outbuilding together with hardstanding (Proposed Lawful Development Certificate).

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received at the meeting.  The Director of Corporate Services referred the Sub-Committee to the recent Planning Court case of Challenge Fencing Limited v The Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government and Elmbridge Borough Council which considered general propositions as to whether land is within the curtilage of a building.  An extract of the Judgement is at ‘Annex A’.

 

Ward Member, Councillor Tony Owen, addressed the Sub-Committee as to this test and referred to the history and layout of the site.  The occupier had acquired some additional land from the rear gardens of two neighbouring properties and had incorporated it with the land originally forming part of 80 Crescent Drive. That new area of land was separated from the remaining curtilage of 80 Crescent Drive by fencing and two gates and from the other dwellings.  The proposed garage, along with its hardstanding would extend adjacent to most the boundary of the fenced off area with Shepperton Road. Taking account of the criteria, Councillor Owen concluded that area of land was not within the curtilage of 80 Crescent Drive and he moved that the application be refused.

 

Councillor Nicholas Bennett J.P. advised he had viewed Google Earth and agreed with Councillor Owen and seconded refusal. He did wonder if there was an intention to create a site for development

 

Councillor Fawthrop referred to planning appeal decision (APP/G5180/X/09/2118423) at  64 Great Thrift, Petts Wood, where an area of and had been entirely fenced off and separated from the original rear garden of the property concerned and requested that a copy of the decision be appended to these minutes, ‘Annex B’.

 

Members having considered the report and representations, RESOLVED that a CERTIFICATE OF LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT BE REFUSED for the following reason:-

 

1. The application site, taking account of its physical layout, its ownership past and present and its use and function, both past and present, does not fall within the curtilage of No 80 Crescent Drive. As a result the land does not benefit from the permitted development rights associated with No 80 Crescent drive and therefore  the proposed would not constitute permitted development under Classes E and F of Part 1 and Class B of Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.

 

Bickley

12.11

(19/03013/FULL6) - Roseview, Hill Brow, Bromley, BR1 2PG pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Ground floor front infill extension, new entrance door & porch, fenestration changes including new windows to whole house, replacement of existing garage doors, two storey rear infill extensions to include bi-folding doors on the ground floor and terrace area and juliet balcony to first floor. Internal and external changes to the property.

 

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

 

Shortlands

12.12

(19/03073/FULL6) - 14 St Mary's Avenue, Shortlands, Bromley, BR2 0PR pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of conservatory and storage shed. Erection of two storey side and single storey rear extension with elevational alterations.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of Assistant Director, Planning.

 

Chislehurst

12.13

(19/03082/FULL6) - 8 Melbury Close, Chislehurst, BR7 5ET. pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION

 

Minutes:

Description of application – Partial demolition of existing integral garage and conversion to habitable room, first floor extension with accommodation in roofspace and elevational alterations.

 

Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be GRANTED as recommended, subject to the conditions set out in the report of Assistant Director, Planning.

 

Section 4

(Applications recommended for refusal or disapproval of details)

Petts Wood and Knoll

12.14

(19/03095/FULL6) - 36 The Covert, Petts Wood BR6 0BU pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

Description of application – Demolition of existing garage and construction of a two storey side/rear extension, a single storey rear extension and elevational alterations. Alterations to roof to form loft conversion with rear dormers and roof lights.

 

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 Assistant Director, Planning.

 

13.

CONTRAVENTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES

14.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

ANNEX A - ITEM 4.10 80 CRESCENT DRIVE, PETTS WOOD - EXTRACT OF PLANNING COURT DECISION pdf icon PDF 42 KB

ANNEX B - ITEM 4.10 80 CRESCENT DRIVE, PETTS WOOD - PLANNING APPEAL DECISION RELATING TO 64 GREAT THRIFT, PETTS WOOD, ORPINGTON, KENT. pdf icon PDF 106 KB

 

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