Agenda item

(19/03215/FULL1) - 34 West Common Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7BX





Description of application - Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment to form 25 sheltered apartments for the elderly, including communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping.


Oral representations from Ward Member, Councillor Graham Arthur, in support of the application were received at the meeting.  A late objection from the neighbour had been received.  It was reported that the application had been amended by revised plans received on 9 December 2019.


It was also reported that on page 108 of the Assistant Director (Planning) report paragraph 4 should be amended to read, “Car Parking- Twenty five car parking spaces (inclusive of 2 disabled spaces) are indicated on the submitted plans; which is satisfactory.”



Members having considered the report, objections,and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTED, SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR COMPLETION OF A LEGAL AGREEMENT TO SECURE:-


as recommended and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning with amendments to Conditions 4 and  6 and 14,  the removal of Condition 8 and the addition of three further conditions to read:-


“AMENDMENT TO CONDITION 4:  The development permitted by this planning permission shall not commence until the detailed design of the measures in the submitted "Drainage Strategy" Report carried out by Arch Associates Consulting with Project No. RRL038 dated July have been submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and completed before any part of the development is first occupied, and permanently retained thereafter.

REASON: In order to comply with Policy 5.13 of the London Plan and to reduce the impact of flooding both to and from the proposed development and third parties.


AMENDMENT TO CONDITION 6:  No development shall commence on site (including demolition) until such time as a Construction and Environmental Management Plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  As a minimum the plan shall cover:


  (a) Dust mitigation and management measures,


  (b) The location and operation of plant and wheel washing facilities,


  (c) Measure to reduce demolition and construction noise,


  (d) Details of construction traffic movements including cumulative 

     impacts which shall demonstrate the following:-

  (i) Rationalise travel and traffic routes to and from the site as well as

    within the site.

  (ii) Provide full details of the number and time of construction vehicle

    trips to the site with the intention and aim of reducing the impact of

    construction related activity.

  (iii) Measures to deal with safe pedestrian movement.

  (iv) Full contact details of the site and project manager responsible for

    day-to-day management of the works 

  (v) Parking for  operatives during construction period

  (vi) A swept path drawings for any tight manoeuvres on vehicle routes

    to and from the site including proposed access and egress

    arrangements at the site boundary,


  (e)  Hours of operation,


  (f)  Other site specific Highways and Environmental Protection issues

    as requested on a case by case basis,


  (g) Undertake to carry out real time particulate (PM10) monitoring

    before and during demolition and construction works (at least one

    month prior to commencement of any works on site). Parameters to

    be monitored, duration, locations and monitoring techniques shall

    be approved in writing by LB Bromley prior to commencement of



  (h) Be written in accordance with "The Control of Dust and Emissions

    during Construction and Demolition", Mayor of London SPG 2014

    and the Bromley Code of Practice for Construction.

   (i) The development shall be undertaken in full accordance with the

    details approved under Parts a-i.

REASON: Required prior to commencement of development to ensure sufficient measures can be secured throughout the whole build programme in the interests of pedestrian and vehicular safety and the amenities of the area. In order to comply with Policies 30, 31, 32 and 119 of the Bromley Local Plan of the Unitary Development Plan, in the interest of the amenities of the adjacent properties, and to manage and prevent further deterioration of existing low quality air across London in accordance with London Plan policy 5.3 and 7.14, and NPPF 181.


AMENDMENT TO CONDITION 14:  Prior to the commencement of above ground work of the development hereby permitted details of the substation together with a scheme of acoustic mitigation for the proposed substation shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented before any part of the development is first occupied, and permanently retained thereafter.

REASON:  In order to comply with Policy 37 of the Bromley Local Plan to secure a visually satisfactory setting for the development and to protect neighbouring amenity.

CONDITION 24:  Prior to commencement of development (excluding demolition) details of the proposed slab levels of the building(s) and the existing site levels shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority . The development shall be completed strictly in accordance with the approved levels.

REASON: Required prior to commencement in order to ensure that a satisfactory form of development can be undertaken on the site in the interest of visual amenity and to comply with Policy 37 of the Bromley Local Plan


CONDITION 25:  Before the development hereby permitted is first occupied the proposed windows shown as obscure glazed on the approved plans shall be obscure glazed to a minimum of Pilkington 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 the floor of the room in which the window is installed and the window (s) shall subsequently be permanently retained as such.

REASON: In the interests of protecting residential amenity in accordance with Policy 37 of the Bromley Local Plan


CONDITION 26:  The apartments within the building hereby approved shall, unless otherwise agreed by the local planning authority in writing, be used solely for the designed purpose of providing self-contained independent living units of accommodation for person or persons who, for the purpose of acquiring purchase or lease of any of the approved apartments will have a minimum age of not less than 60 years old (or a spouse/or partner (who are themselves over 55 years old) living as part of a single household with such a person or persons). The building shall not be used or occupied for any other purpose (including equivalent provision in Class C3 of the Schedule of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 or any equivalent provision, and notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015) and no permitted changes of use shall occur, unless express written permission of the local planning authority has been obtained.

REASON: To ensure the provision of specialist housing within the Borough in accordance with Policy 11 of the Bromley Local Plan.”


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