Agenda item

(17/01652/FULL1) - Langley Park School for Girls, Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham BR3 3BE

(Report to follow)

Decision:

PERMISSION (Subject to any Direction by the Mayor of London or Secretary of State)

Minutes:

Description of application – Construction of two storey (approx.. 8.2m max height) building for use as a primary school (Use Class D1) with landscaping, sports facilities, parking, bin storage, boundary treatment and associated highways works at Land adjacent Langley Park Sports and Social Club, Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham BR3 3SR.

 

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

An officer report update and amendments to the recommended conditions were circulated to Members. 

Further comments in support of the application were received and circulated, together with supporting comments from the applicant’s agent. 

Concerns regarding the cycleway in the vicinity of the site were reported.

Correspondence from the GLA stated that The Mayor of London considered the application did not comply with the London Plan; the letter also set out possible remedies to rectify this.  Should Members be minded to grant permission, the Planning Officer requested authority be delegated to officers to prepare and finalise conditions and informatives.

 

Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTED (subject to any Direction by the GLA or Secretary of State) as recommended, subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report of the Chief Planner with the following conditions amended as set out below:-

 

Condition 2 – The following drawing references were inserted at the end of the second paragraph entitled site wide plans/elevations/sections/floor plans:

 

‘FS0442-BWB-GEN-XX-DR-C-560 D2 P01; FS0442-BWB-GEN-XX-DR-C-561 D2 P01; FS0442-BWB-GEN-XX-DR-C-562 D2 P01’.

 

Conditions 3-5 were amended to read:-

 

‘3  Before any drainage works commence, a detailed surface water drainage scheme for the site, based on the agreed Revised Surface Water Strategy (by BWB Consultancy) dated 28/09/2017, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The drainage strategy shall include surface water storage on site as outlined in the submitted “Proposed Drainage Strategy Layout” Plan DRW No. FS0442-BWB-GEN-XX-DR-C-500 S2 Rev P03, Micro Drainage Calculations carried out by BWB Consultant dated 28/09/2017 and permeable paving as indicated in drawing FS0442-BWB-GEN-XX-DR-C-720 S2 P02 dated 13/09/2017.  The scheme shall contain the detailed design of the proposed storage tank and shall include details of maintenance programme for all sustainable drainage systems, including timeframes for the planned maintenance measures and confirmation of the maintenance provider.  The scheme shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details prior to first occupation of the development hereby approved and thereafter permanently retained and maintained unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To prevent flooding by ensuring the satisfactory management of surface water run-off from the site in accordance with Policy 5.13 of the London Plan.’

 

‘4  Details of the design and layout of the westward extension of Hawksbrook Lane and the proposed turning area (including its junction with Hawksbrook Lane), including their levels, suitability for the movement of cars and vans and the dimensions of visibility splays (the Section 278/38 works) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to any development above ground floor slab level.  The access, turning area and extension of Hawksbrook Lane shall be completed before any part of the development hereby permitted is first occupied.  There shall be no obstruction to visibility in excess of 1m in height within the approved splays except for trees selected by the Authority and the permitted visibility splays shall be permanently retained as such.  The works shall be implemented, maintained and managed in accordance with the approved details unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: In order to comply with Policy T18 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of pedestrian and vehicular safety.’

 

‘5  Before the development is first occupied, in order to demonstrate compliance with the Remediation Method Statement (ref Geosphere 2704,RS/RMS/TP,PD/24-08-17/V1), evidence including but not limited to, disposal notes, analysis certificates, photographs and statements by a suitable qualified person shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: In order to comply with Policy ER7 of the Unitary Development Plan and to prevent harm to human health and pollution of the environment.’

 

Condition 9 was amended to read:-

 

‘9 The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in complete accordance with the survey, mitigation and biodiversity enhancement recommendations outlined in the Ecological Appraisal document and Working Method Statement accompanying the application which shall include temporary amphibian fencing being placed along the boundaries of the construction zone for the duration of the works and guidance for contractors given by a suitably qualified ecologist prior to groundworks and vegetation clearance commencing.  In addition, bat boxes shall be provided at the site in accordance with Bat Conservation Trust guidance (see http://www.bats.org.uk).  Any deviation from these recommendations shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the development commencing.

Reason: In order to comply with Policies NE3 and NE5 of the Unitary Development Plan and in order to safeguard the interests and well-being of Great Crested Newts on (or adjacent to) the site which are specifically protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and in the interest of any other protected species using (or adjacent to) the site.’

 

Condition 13 was amended to read:-

‘13 Details setting out the measures proposed to prevent light spillage from the lighting scheme as set out in drawing LPPS-RPS-00-XX-DR-E-6303 S4 P3 into the boundary areas, which shall include details of measures to avoid adversely affecting bats, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any work above ground floor slab level is commenced.  The lighting shall be installed in accordance with the approved details and no further lighting shall be installed on the site without the prior approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: In order to comply with Policies ER10 and NE5 of the Unitary Development Plan, in the interest of the visual and residential amenities of the area and to safeguard the interest and well-being or protected species.’

 

A final additional condition was added as follows:-

 

29  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 buildings or extensions shall be constructed within the school site hereby permitted without approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: In order to prevent intensification of the site and to comply with Policies BE1 and T2 of the Unitary Development Plan and in the interest of amenity and highway safety.

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