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To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee B meeting held on 22 April 2014.
The Minutes of the Planning Committee (B) meeting held on 22 April 2014, were agreed and signed by the Chair.
The Planning Officer outlined details of the proposal for demolition of existing garages, to provide 2 two-storey blocks comprising 2 two-bedroom and 5 three-bedroom houses with solar pv panels on the roofs, a communal garden area, 8 car parking spaces, cycle parking and installation of automatic security entrance gates to the front of the site.
Condition (15) has been deleted as this is a duplicate of Condition (11)
The Committee received verbal representation from the applicant Mr Proctor, who read from a prepared statement and from a resident of 51 Ewhurst Road and on behalf of other objectors to the application, raising concerns regarding access to the site, the gates and stated that the development is not in keeping with the Victorian street.
Following deliberation, Members requested that an additional condition be added to remove the entrance gate after occupation.
The planning officer advised Members the entrance gates could be dealt with by amending condition (12) in the officer’s report..
Councillor Jeffrey moved a motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission subject to amendments, which was seconded by Councillor Kennedy.
Members voted as follows:
RESOLVED: that planning permission be granted in respect of application no. DC/13/82933, subject to Conditions (1) to (11), (13 to (14) and Informatives as set out in the report with deletion of Condition (15) and amended Condition (12) as follows:
Notwithstanding the information submitted (or the description of development) details of the proposed boundary treatments , walls or fences, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority prior to construction of the above ground works. For the avoidance of doubt there shall be no gates permitted to be located on the entrance road to the site.
Reason: To ensure that the boundary treatment is of adequate design in the interests of visual and residential amenity and to comply with Saved Policies URB 3 Urban Design and URB Residential Amenity in the Unitary Development Plan (July 2004) and Policy 15 High quality design for Lewisham of the Core Strategy (June 2011).
The Planning Officer outlined details of the proposal for the demolition of the existing MOT testing station and construction of a 4 storey building plus basement incorporating balconies comprising an MOT testing station, 7 one bedroom and 1 two bedroom self-contained flats.
The Committee received verbal representation from a residents of Hither Green Lane and a representative of the Hither Green Community Association, who raised concerns regarding road safety, street parking and air pollution.
Following deliberation, Councillor Muldoon moved a motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission, which was seconded by Councillor Jeffreys.
Members voted as follows:
RESOLVED: that planning permission be granted in respect of application no. DC/13/84806, subject to conditions and informative as set out in the report
The Planning Officer outlined details of the proposal for demolition of existing structures to the side and rear of the Baring Hall Hotel, the formation of new door and window openings, provision of bin stores to the rear and the reconfiguration of the internal layout.
The Committee received verbal representation from Mr A Thomas, the applicant who addressed Members concerns.
Councillor Curran read from a prepared statement, which was circulated to Members and spoke as an objector and on behalf of The Baring Trust and other local residents objecting to the proposal, stating that demolition is directly related to further development to the car park, the extensions to the west pre-date 1925, English Heritage acknowledge the new information which entitles a new EH Listing, he also stated that the Baring Hall Hotel is the only building in the central part of Grove Park with any significant architectural or historical merit and should be retained.
Councillor Jacq Paschoud (Chair), advised Councillor Curran that his five minutes of presentation was coming to an end. He then indicated that he was also speaking Under Standing Orders.
After Councillor Curran spoke, he left the meeting.
Councillor Clarke spoke Under Standing Orders as a Ward Members, in support of objections raised by Councillor Curran to the demolition of the out buildings, but stated that she supported the internal work that the developers has carried out so far.
Following deliberation, Councillor Muldoon moved a motion to defer the item for further clarification on the age of the out buildings, this was not seconded and the motion fell.
Councillor Jeffrey moved a motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission, which was seconded by Councillor Muldoon.
Members voted as follows:
Councillor Jacq Paschoud with casting vote as Chair, voted in favour of the motion.
RESOLVED: that planning permission be granted in respect of application no. DC/13/84513, subject to Conditions and Informatives as set out on the report.
The Chair adjourned the meeting for 5 minutes, to allow members of the public to leave the room.
The Planning Officer outlined details of the proposal for the change of use, conversion, renovation, re-roofing, alteration and extension of fire damaged former workshop/ storage building (Use Class B1) Business use to provide 5 residential units, replacement roof to existing building with dormer windows and construction of a two storey extension containing dormer windows, provision of a garden area to the rear of 173-185 Kirkdale, courtyard garden space with communal facility including bicycle storage and pedestrian access via the side of 171 Kirkdale.
The Committee received verbal representation from Mr Smith of Kyrke-Smith Architects.
Following deliberation, Councillor Barnham moved a motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission, which was seconded by Councillor Bernards.
Members voted unanimously in favour of the officers recommendation.
RESOLVED: that planning permission be granted in respect of Application No. DC/14/86283, subject to Conditions and Informatives as set out in the report.
The Planning Officer outlined details of the proposal for refurbishment, extension and re-siting of existing temporary structures to provide a new cafe building with associated landscaping and cycle parking.
He also advised Members that the standard condition should be amended to 5 years for implementation instead of the standard 3 years at the applicant’s request.
The Committee received verbal representation from Sandra Plummer, the Project manager and Laura Ommerode, the Landscape Architect from BDP, who read from a prepared statement, confirming that a meeting was held in November and also met with Friends of Mountsfield Park and Stakeholders to find out the views of the local residents and from Mr P Rankin, Founder and Chair of the Archibald Corbett Society, Residents Community Garden Group and local resident of Hither Green, who raised concerns regarding BREEM issues, 6.19 of the officer’s report (Core Strategy CS8) and the Design.
At 9:50 pm Councillor Jacq Pachoud (Chair) moved Under Standing Orders to extend the meeting beyond 10 pm and this was unanimously agreed by Members.
Following deliberation, Councillor Muldoon moved a motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission with amended condition, which was seconded by Councillor Kennedy.
Members voted unanimously in favour of the officers recommendation.
RESOLVED: that planning permission be granted in respect of application no. DC/14/87135, subject to Conditions (2) to (5) and Informative as set out on the report with amended condition (1) as follows:
The development to which this permission relates must be begun not later than the expiration of five years beginning with the date on which the permission is granted.
Reason: As required by Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
An Addendum clarifying the applicant’s drawing numbers to be approved, together with re-numbered conditions and Informative and additional Condition requested by Environmental Health was tabled to Members before the meeting.
The Planning Officer outline details of the proposal for the retention of the North East façade of SR House and the demolition of the remaining building and construction of part 5, part 6 storey new build comprising 1,243m² of flexible commercial floorspace (within Class B1/D1) and 83 residential units, including cycle storage, communal amenity roof space and living roof.
The Committee received verbal representations, from Mr L Quale from Phase 2, Planning & Development Ltd, who read from a prepared statement and Mr Vickery, the Viability Consultant in support of the proposal.
Following deliberation, Councillor Muldoon moved a motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission, which was seconded by Councillor Kennedy.
Members voted unanimously in favour of the officers recommendation
RESOLVED that in respect of Application No. DC/14/86930:-
(i) To agree the proposals and authorise the Head of Law to complete a legal agreement under Section 106 of the 1990 Act (and other appropriate powers) to cover the following principal matters: -
· Affordable Housing: Payment of £460,000 towards off-site Affordable Housing provision within the borough.
· Public Realm Improvements - £381,290
· Employment training - £70,392
· Educational provision. (nursery and primary school contribution) – £117,320
· Community facilities – £17, 598
· Fit out of commercial units to specification agreed measures as set out in Section 106.
· Car Club: (a) provision of 2 on-street car club spaces within the vicinity of the site including payment of the Council’s costs in relation to the associated traffic order(s), signs and road markings and in the event that the 2 car club spaces are not required to pay the Council £3,000 towards sustainable transport initiatives in the borough prior to first occupation; and (b) Provision of 2 years free membership for each unit within the development and a minimum of £25 driving credit prior to first occupation.
· Meeting the legal, professional and monitoring costs associated with the negotiation, drafting, finalising and monitoring of the Section 106 agreement.
(ii) Subject to the completion of a satisfactory Section 106, in relation to the matters set out above, authorise the Head of Planning to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION subject to conditions and informatives as set out in the report and Addendun with additional Condition and Informative as follows:
The building shall be constructed so as to provide sound insulation against external noise and vibration, to achieve levels not exceeding 30dB LAeq (night) and 45dB LAmax (measured with F time-weighting) for bedrooms, 35dB LAeq (day) for other habitable rooms, with windows shut and other means of ventilation provided.
(ii) Development shall not commence until details of a sound insulation scheme complying with paragraph (i) of this condition have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.
(iii The development shall not be occupied until the sound insulation scheme approved pursuant to ... view the full minutes text for item 8.