Description of application – Demolition of No 9 Jail Lane and redevelopment (including land to the rear of No 7 Jail Lane) to provide 8 dwellings comprising two semi-detached and six terraced 3/4 bedroom houses with associated vehicular access, garaging, parking and landscaping.
Oral representations in support of the application were received. Oral representations from Ward Member Councillor Melanie Stevens in objection to the application were received at the meeting.
Comments from Ward Member, Councillor Julian Benington in objection to the application were received and circulated at the meeting.
Noting the importance of design, Councillor Fawthrop referred to an appeal decision for 19/02488/FULL1 (APP/G5180/W/19/3238072) 102 Poverest Road, Orpington and suggested that by reason of comparison, this document be submitted alongside any appeal for 9 Jail Lane.
Members having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that the application BE REFUSED, for the following reason:
1. The proposal constitutes an unsatisfactory sub-division of the plot resulting in a development by its design that is out of character with the surrounding area, resulting in a retrograde lowering in the spatial standards to which the area is at present developed, thereby contrary to Policies 3, 4 and 37 of the Local Plan and Policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.