Agenda item

(14/01637/FULL6) - 57 Albemarle Road, Beckenham.




Description of application – Demolition of 57 and 57B Albemarle Road and erection of a part four/five storey detached building consisting of 16 retirement apartments with 19 parking spaces, bin store, cycle store and associated 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 SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR COMPLETION OF A LEGAL AGREEMENT for education, health and affordable housing as recommended, subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report of the Chief Planner with an amendment to Condition 17, an additional condition and Informative to read:-

“17.  Before the development hereby permitted is first occupied,  the proposed window(s) in the eastern and western flank elevations of the development hereby permitted (excluding those windows to Bedroom 2 at lower ground floor level, ) shall be obscure glazed to a minimum of privacy level 3 and shall be non-opening unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above floor of the room in which the window is installed,, details of which are to be first agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority and shall subsequently be permanently retained as such.”

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

20.  Notwithstanding the details hereby approved no development shall commence until a revised parking scheme for the site increasing the number of parking spaces to a minimum of 21 has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Once approved the details shall be fully implemented prior to the use commencing and permanently maintained thereafter.

REASON: In the interest of residential amenity and sufficient parking capability, and to comply with Policy BE1 and T3 of the Unitary Development Plan.

INFORMATIVE: The applicant is advised that any trees subject to preservation orders on the site shall not be unduly harmed throughout the development process. Any works undertaken to the trees will be subject to a formal application to the Local Planning Authority and will need to be agreed in writing prior to the works being undertaken”.


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