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Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 31 KB

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No interests were declared.

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The minutes of the meetings of Planning Committee B held on 14 August 2014 and 06 November 2014 were accepted as a true record and signed by the Chair.

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8 ELIOT PLACE SE3 0QL pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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The Chair announced that Officer’s had withdrawn application DC/13/85586 and it would not be determined at the meeting.

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437-439 BROCKLEY ROAD SE4 2PJ pdf icon PDF 189 KB

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The Planning Officer outlined the details of the proposal for the construction of a three-storey building incorporating balconies and terraces, and comprising 2 retail units on the ground floor, 2 three bedroom houses and 4 one bedroom and 3 two bedroom self-contained flats on the upper floors together with the provision of 24 bicycle spaces, an internal bin store and associated landscaping. He recommended that planning permission be granted.

The Committee received verbal representation from the applicant Mr Anthony Thomas who apologised that the site had been left undeveloped for so long. He said planning permission had been granted in 2009 but it had been invalid because he had not applied for planning permission to demolish the property on the site. He said the retail units on the ground floor had been split in two in response to local concern that it would be let to a large supermarket and that funding was in place to begin development immediately. He asked that planning permission be granted.

The Committee received verbal representation from a resident of 400 Brockley Road who objected to the proposal. He said the proposed development was unsuitable for the site as its footprint was too large and out of keeping with neighbouring properties. He was concerned that the development on the narrow street and close to a road crossing and a bus stop would be dangerous for pedestrians and asked that planning permission be refused.

Following deliberation, Councillor Muldoon moved the motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission subject to conditions. The motion was seconded by Councillor Jeffrey.

Members voted as follows:

FOR:                    Councillors Jacq Paschoud (Chair), Bernards, Ingleby, Jeffrey, Muldoon, Moore and Siddorn

AGAINST:           Councillors Dacres and A. Kennedy.

ABSTAINED:      Councillor Barnham (Vice-Chair).

RESOLVED:      that planning permission be GRANTED in respect to planning application DC/14/88077 subject to conditions as stated in the report.

 

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SERGISON COTTAGE, GOFFERS ROAD SE3 0UA pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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The Planning Officer outlined the details of the proposal for the demolition of Sergison Cottage and the construction of a two-storey four-bedroom dwelling house. He mentioned that new plans had been submitted since the agenda was published but that they were the same as those that had previously been submitted.  He also said that if members were minded to grant planning permission an ecology assessment would have to be undertaken to assess the possibility of bats roosting on the site. He reported that further communication had been received from All Saints School who suggested conditions that should be imposed on the development if it were granted permission. He recommended that planning permission be refused.

The Conservation Officer stated that the cottage was adjacent to a listed building and that the proposal was incongruous, dominant, lacked detail and therefore harmed the adjoining listed buildings and the conservation area. He asked that planning permission be refused.

The Committee received verbal representation from the applicant Mr and Mrs Mehul Patel, who said they had lived in the community for 10 years and had submitted 4 applications that had been refused. They said the current proposal would bring unused housing stock into use, had been designed to reduce its visibility, met Lifetime Home standards and contributed positively to the neighbourhood. They said 12 neighbours supported their proposal and asked that planning permission be granted.

The Committee received verbal representation from Neil Thompson, Planning Consultant representing objectors, who said that the letters for support were not from neighbours who, along with the Blackheath Society, objected to the proposal. He said the proposal was overly dominant, of poor quality and detracted from the neighbouring listed buildings and that neighbours would prefer that the cottage be renovated rather than demolished. He asked that planning permission be refused.

Councillor Bonavia spoke Under Standing Orders as a Ward Member in support of the application. He said he had been impressed at how the applicant had consulted neighbours and councillors and modified their proposal accordingly. He was however not pleased that officers had not communicated their concerns to the applicant and felt the report dealt arbitrary with the proposal as the proposed development was an improvement and in keeping with the diversity of buildings on the heath. He asked that permission be granted.

Following deliberation whereby the legal officer advised that a survey to assess impact on bats on the site could not be conditioned, Councillor Barnham moved the motion to refuse the application on the grounds that bats may be roosting on the site. The motion was seconded by Councillor Ingleby.

Members voted as follows:

FOR:                   Councillors Barnham (Vice-Chair), Ingleby, Jeffrey and Siddorn.

AGAINST:          Councillors Jacq Paschoud (Chair), Bernards, Dacres and A. Kennedy.

ABSTAINED:    Councillors Moore and Muldoon.

Following further deliberation, Councillor A Kennedy moved the motion to defer decision pending the provision of a bat survey. The motion was seconded by Councillor Barnard.

Members voted as follows:

FOR:                   Councillors Bernards, Dacres, A. Kennedy,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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69 ERLANGER ROAD SE14 5TH pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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The Planning Officer outlined the details of the proposal for the formation of a new entrance door to the basement, a new window opening and the enlargement of the existing window at basement level, together with the provision of steps and metal railings to a new basement area to the front elevation and reconstruction of the existing entrance steps. He said similar proposals on the street had been granted permission and advised that planning permission be granted.

The Committee received verbal representation from the applicant’s agent Mr P Campbell who said the property would remain single dwelling and asked that planning permission be granted.

The Committee received verbal representation from residents of 71 Erlanger Road, who objected to the proposal. They said the property was in a conservation area and in a section of the street that was distinct and which the current proposal would ruin. They claimed the property was currently used as an HMO and that the current proposal would allow it to become a separate dwelling, which would create overcrowding. They asked that planning permission be refused.

Following deliberation whereby the Legal Officer in response to question advised that the use of the property as an HMO had no bearing on the proposal before members but could be investigated if Members asked that it be, Councillor Dacres moved the motion to refuse planning permission on the grounds that the proposal would cause significant harm to the building and conservation area. The motion was seconded by Councillor A Kennedy.

Members voted as follows:

FOR:                   Councillors Bernards, Dacres, A. Kennedy, Ingleby and Moore.

AGAINST:          Councillors Jacq Paschoud (Chair), Barnham (Vice-Chair), Jeffrey, Muldoon and Siddorn

Following further deliberation, Councillor Jeffrey moved the motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission. The motion was seconded by Councillor Muldoon.

Members voted as follows:

FOR:                   Councillors Jacq Paschoud (Chair), Barnham (Vice-Chair), Jeffrey, Muldoon and Siddorn.

AGAINST:          Councillors Bernards, Dacres, A. Kennedy, Ingleby.

ABSTAINED:    Councillors Moore

RESOLVED:     that planning permission be GRANTED in respect to planning application DC/11/76680 subject to conditions as stated in the report.

At 21: 50 members agreed to dispense with standing orders.

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21B SANDROCK ROAD SE13 7TS pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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The Planning Officer outlined the details of the proposal for the construction of a single storey extension to the rear of the ground floor flat. He recommended that planning permission be granted.

The Committee received verbal representation from the applicant Mr and Mrs Mawson who said the proposal had been designed to be sympathetic with neighbouring properties and in consultation with their neighbours who supported the proposal. They asked that planning permission be granted.

Following deliberation, Councillor Muldoon moved the motion to accept the officer’s recommendation and grant planning permission subject to conditions. The motion was seconded by Councillor A Kennedy.

FOR:                     Councillors Jacq Paschoud (Chair), Barnham, Bernards, Dacres, Ingleby, Jeffrey, A. Kennedy, Muldoon, Moore and Siddorn

RESOLVED:      that planning permission be GRANTED in respect to planning application DC/14/88630 subject to conditions as stated in the report.