Agenda item

(18/03950/RECON) - 27 Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1NX




Description of Application: Removal of Condition 6 of permission 18/03950/FULL6 (granted retrospectively for single storey detached building in rear garden with temporary use as habitable accommodation during building works to main dwelling, then for ancillary use to main dwelling) relating to the removal of permitted development rights.


The recommendation was to approve the application subject to the conditions laid out in the report.


Oral representations supporting the application were heard at the meeting.


Written comments from Ward Councillor Simon Fawthrop had been disseminated to Members.


Oral comments were received from Ward Councillor Keith Onslow at the meeting. He suggested that it would have been better to submit a revised planning application rather than ask for conditions to be removed. The Committee was in general agreement with this principle.


The Chairman expressed some sympathy with the Applicant as the Applicant stated that she had been advised by the Planning Department that it was a suitable course of action to seek the removal of Condition 6 imposed for a previous application. This was in respect of the removal permitted development rights. The applicant was informed that they could submit a planning application for works to the garden that required planning consent.


Resolved that the application for the removal of Condition 6 be refused and it was suggested that a new planning application be submitted rather than a removal of the condition. The removal of PDR was not appropriate in a conservation area. The Chairman asked for an Informative to be included in the refusal to the effect that a planning application could be made for the proposed works. 


Members, having considered the report, objections and representations, RESOLVED that PERMISSION be REFUSED for the following reason:


The removal of restricted permitted development rights under Condition 6 of planning application reference: 18/03950/FULL6 would likely result in an overdevelopment of the site, harmful to the character and appearance of the Petts Wood Conservation Area, contrary to Policies 37 and 41 of the Bromley Local Plan (2019). 


Informative: Please be informed that you are able to submit a planning application for works to the garden that require consent.”





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