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Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee


12 September 2017


7:30 pm 9:22 pm



Alexandra Ward

  Councillor Ian George

  Councillor Chris Hayes

  Councillor Richard Hudson


Berrylands Ward

  Councillor Sushila Abraham (Vice-Chair)

  Councillor Mike Head

  Councillor Andy Johnson-Creek


St Mark’s Ward

  Councillor Liz Green

  Councillor Diane White

  Councillor Yogan Yoganathan


Surbiton Hill Ward

  Councillor John Ayles

  Councillor Hilary Gander

  Councillor Malcolm Self (Chair)


* Absent




75.         Question Time



No questions were asked.





76.         Petitions



No petitions were submitted.





77.         Apologies for absence



There were no apologies for absence.





78.         Minutes



The minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2017 were confirmed as a correct record.





79.         Declarations of interest



No interests were declared. Councillor Chris Hayes noted that he lives in close proximity to 12 Avenue Elmers which is the site for planning application 17/16192.





80.         Planning Applications


Appendix A

A summary of the reasons for granting planning permission and of any relevant development plan policies is included in the report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration on each application where permission is recommended. Permitted applications are subject to the conditions, legal agreements and informatives set out in the report and any late material together with any other details on late response to consultations or comments received since the agenda was printed, revised drawings circulated at the meeting and any recommendations, additional conditions and informatives set out below.


Resolved that the following application is permitted as indicated.






12 Avenue Elmers, Surbiton, KT6 4SF (17/16192)


The Committee considered planning application 17/16192 for the demolition of the existing bungalow and the erection of a part single, part two storey building (with basement accommodation) comprising 1 x 3 bedroom and 2 x 2 bedroom dwellings, along with associated car parking and landscaping.


Speakers on the application




Ms Suzanne Marley

Mr Brendan Tracey


In their consideration of the report, and the information provided by the applicant at the meeting, the Committee noted that it was the applicant’s intention to retain a number of the trees that were ear marked for removal in the arboricultural report referenced in the officer report. Given the applicant’s stated intention it was the Committee’s view that, contrary to the aboricultural report before them, the trees labelled T4, T5, T6 and T8 within that report should be retained as they are important to the character of the area and will help to screen the development from existing properties.


The Committee noted that the highways authority had assessed access arrangements and that the highways authority were content with the arrangements proposed. The Committee also noted however that a ‘swept path analysis’ of the development’s proposed entranceway and parking arrangements had not been made available and the Committee agreed that such an analysis should be submitted to, and approved by, the authority prior to the commencement of works. The Committee were also mindful of the need to ensure that the neighbouring property at 10 Avenue Elmers retained its safe access at the rear of 10 Avenue Elmers and as such it was agreed that the clear delineation of this pathway, that runs along the entrance to the site, should be secured by condition and that this condition should be discharged by officers in consultation with the Chair.


It was also the Committee’s view that there should be, given the access constraints on the site, and in order to mitigate any impact on the amenities of the surrounding residential occupiers, a robust construction management plan. This plan should be submitted to, and approved by, the planning authority prior to the commencement of works. The Committee also agreed, given the existing problems with parking in the local area, that permission should be granted subject to the completion of a legal agreement that prohibits the future occupants of the development from applying for permits for the area’s Controlled Parking Zone.


Permit subject to the following additional conditions and legal agreement.


Additional conditions


18      The trees labelled T4, T5, T6 and T8 within the Arboriculture report are to be retained.


19      A swept path analysis of the development’s entrance and parking is to be submitted to, and approved by, the local planning authority prior to the commencement of works.


20      The landscaping scheme will ensure that there is a clear delineation of the pathway that runs alongside the entrance of the development site to the rear of the neighbouring property at 10 Avenue Elmers.


Legal Agreement


The application will be permitted subject to the applicant entering into a legal agreement that prohibits the future occupants of development proposed from applying for permits for the area’s Controlled Parking Zone.



Those for: Councillors Chris Hayes, Ian George, Mike Head, Andy Johnson-Creek, Hilary Gander, Malcolm Self, Yogan Yoganathan and Liz Green.

Against: Councillors Sushila Abraham and Dian White.

Abstained: Councillors Richard Hudson and John Ayles.





81.         Ellerton Road Traffic Management Measures


Appendix B

The Committee considered the installation of traffic management measures on Ellerton Road following concerns that were raised by local residents about illegal driving that takes place against the one way system in Ellerton Road between Ditton Road and 4 Ellerton Road. Following the opening of a new supermarket on Ellerton Road the level of illegal activities has increased and this now includes incidents involving heavy goods vehicles using the supermarket’s car park. A video survey has subsequently confirmed that the road suffers from high levels of illegal driving.  


In order to address this issue officers proposed the introduction of carriageway narrowing and a speed table as well as a re-organisation of the current on street parking arrangements as set out in Annex 1 of the report. 


Resolved that the traffic management measures, as set out in Annex 1 of the report, are approved for implementation subject to consultation being undertaken with local residents and businesses.


Voting: Unanimously in favour.





82.         Local Implementation Plan Annual Spending Submission


Appendix C

The Committee commented on the Local Implementation Plan Annual Spending submission, as set out in Annex 1 of the report, ahead of its consideration by the Residents Committee which will approve a list of schemes at its meeting on 13 September 2017.


In their consideration of the submission the Committee made the following comments:


·      The Committee would welcome further information on what the Healthy Street Approach proposed for the A243 corridor will consist of in terms of deliverable schemes.


·      The Committee noted that the Alexandra Road Shopping Parade improvements will return to the Neighbourhood Committee for their consideration once detailed proposals have been developed.


·      The Committee noted that the bridge strengthening works for the 'iron bridge' on King Charles Road have still not begun yet the temporary barriers remain in place. The Committee asked for an updated timetable on these works to be provided by Network Rail.





83.         Standing Order 32 Urgent Action Report


Appendix D

The Committee noted the urgent action taken by the Head of Planning and Regeneration in consultation with the Chair, under Standing Order 32, to issue an enforcement notice requiring the removal of the identified breach of planning control at 23 Upper Brighton Road.





84.         Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair



There were no urgent items authorised by the Chair.