Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Development Control Committee - Tuesday 8 November 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Bromley Civic Centre

Contact: Kerry Nicholls  020 8461 7840

Items
No. Item

34.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Keith Onslow and Councillor Alison Stammers, and Councillor Will Rowlands and Councillor Mark Smith attended as their respective substitutes.  Apologies for absence were also received from Councillor Peter Dean and Councillor Chloe-Jane Ross.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Keith Onslow and Councillor Alison Stammers, and Councillor Will Rowlands and Councillor Mark Smith attended as their respective substitutes.  Apologies for absence were also received from Councillor Peter Dean and Councillor Chloe-Jane Ross.  There were no alternates.

35.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

Councillor Will Rowlands declared that he had attended Hadlow College which had previously been based on the Capel Manor College site.

Minutes:

In relation to Minute 39, Councillor Will Rowlands declared that he was a Ward Member for Mottingham and had attended Hadlow College, which had previously been based at the Capel Manor College site.

 

36.

QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ATTENDING THE MEETING

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, questions that are not specific to reports on the agenda must have been received in writing 10 working days before the date of the meeting.

 

Questions specifically relating to reports on the agenda should be received within two working days of the normal publication date of the agenda.  Please ensure that questions specifically relating to reports on the agenda are received by the Democratic Services Team by 5 pm on Wednesday 2 November 2022.

Decision:

NONE.

Minutes:

No questions were received.

 

37.

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 27 SEPTEMBER 2022 pdf icon PDF 455 KB

Decision:

APPROVED.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2022 be agreed and signed as a correct record.

 

38.

MATTERS OUTSTANDING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Decision:

NOTED.

Minutes:

Report CSD22118

 

The Committee considered a report outlining an outstanding matter from a previous meeting and noted that this action had now been completed.

 

RESOLVED: That progress on matters arising from previous meetings be noted.

 

39.

(21/05812/FULL1) - Capel Manor College, Mottingham Lane, Mottingham, London, SE12 9AW pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

PERMISSION BE GRANTED, SUBJECT TO A S106 AGREEMENT AND ANY DIRECTION BY THE MAYOR OF LONDON.

Minutes:

Description of Application: Partial redevelopment of site including the demolition of seven existing buildings; erection of two new College buildings; landscaping and associated works. 

 

The Planning Officer gave a brief presentation, providing an overview of the application and update on the report.

 

Oral representations in support of the application were received from the Interim Principal of the College who gave the following responses to Members’ questions:

 

·  It was anticipated that the proposed development would increase the college cohort by an additional 70 students.  While it was not planned to make the college buildings available for community use outside of operational hours, a wide range of community outreach activities were undertaken during the day, including school visits.  College students also participated in community projects off-site. 

 

·  Flood risk and drainage arrangements for the site had been assessed by the Local Authority and the Greater London Authority and had been deemed acceptable, subject to planning conditions.

 

·  Transport for London had confirmed that it was now comfortable with the amount of car parking proposed for the site, most of which would be for use by staff, and this would be reported back to the Greater London Authority.

 

·  The College would be amenable to the conditions in the planning application being amended to address light pollution concerns and to increase the proportion of on-site parking spaces with active electric vehicle charging facilities to 25% (equating to eight parking spaces).  Members queried whether additional bird boxes or an apiary could be established on site to support further biodiversity and these suggestions would be given due consideration by the College.

 

·  The College was supportive of a proposal to remove Permitted Development Rights for the site.  This would require planning applications to be submitted for any further development of the site which was designated Metropolitan Open Land. 

 

In opening the discussion, the Chairman advised that Councillor David Cartwright, a Ward Member for Mottingham, and Councillor Kate Lymer, Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families had provided written expressions of support for this planning application. 

 

The Chairman voiced her support for the planning application which was primarily within the existing building footprint, had been identified as having no impact on a residential amenity and was anticipated to improve significantly the teaching and learning facilities of the College, including an expanded curriculum.  The Chairman further observed that the applicants had worked hard to demonstrate the very special circumstances required to outweigh the harm to the Metropolitan Open Land, including seeking alternate sites.  Councillor and Ward Member Will Rowlands similarly voiced support for the planning application, underlining that the College was both an educational and community asset and had a strong commitment to supporting biodiversity and environmental sustainability.

 

In response to a question from Councillor Alisa Igoe, the Planning Officer confirmed that there had been some concerns raised by Transport for London around road safety for pedestrians accessing the site and that Transport for London had requested that a contribution of £35k be made towards an improved pedestrian crossing.  The Local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

Delegated Enforcement Action (July to September 2022) pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Decision:

NOTED.

Minutes:

Report HPR2022/058

 

The Committee considered a report outlining enforcement action authorised under Delegated Authority for the period 1 July to 30 September 2022 in respect of development undertaken without the benefit of planning permission.

 

In considering the update, a Member queried the timescale for enforcement on an untidy site complaint relating to Whitmore Road.  The Legal Representative would provide further details to the Member following the meeting.

 

RESOLVED: That the report be noted.