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Items
No. Item

235.

Apologies for absence and attendance of substitute Members

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Gaj Wallooppillai, Rebekah Moll and Priyen Patel. Councillor David Cunningham attended as substitute.

236.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2018 were confirmed as a correct record.

237.

Declarations of interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other non-pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on this agenda.

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

238.

Planning applications pdf icon PDF 402 KB

Minutes:

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 applications are permitted as indicated.

238a

113 Bonner Hill Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3HE (17/12932)

Minutes:

The Committee considered the demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of a new one to three storey block to provide 20 new homes.

 

Speakers on the application

 

Objector

Applicant

Ms Lisa Doherty

Mr Tim Gaskell

 

During their consideration of the report Members noted the importance of ensuring that the materials used on the external finish of the development proposed ensure a satisfactory appearance and are sympathetic to the design of neighbouring buildings. In order to ensure a satisfactory appearance it was the Committee’s view that samples of the materials used on the external finish of the building should be submitted to the Committee for their consideration so that condition 3 of the permission can be discharged by the Committee.

 

Permit subject to the following amended condition.

 

Amended condition

 

3          Samples of the materials to be used on the external finish of the building shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

            Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance on completion of the development in accordance with Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments including house Extensions) of the LDF Core Strategy Adopted April 2012.

 

Voting:

Those for: Councillors Roy Arora, David Cunningham, Jack Cheetham, Eric Humphrey, Paul Bedforth and Bill Brisbane.

Those against: Councillors Malcolm Self and Lorraine Dunstone.

 

238b

Land North East of New Malden Station, Coombe Road, New Malden (17/15227)

Minutes:

The Committee considered the construction of a 1.2km cycling and walking path along the railway line linking New Malden to Raynes Park and the installation of a new ramped access path that connects the proposed path with the existing footbridge and the installation of a new boundary treatment along the boundary of the site as well as associated lighting, landscaping and street furniture.   

 

In their consideration of the report it was the Committee’s view that, in order to ensure that the materials used in the fencing proposed are appropriate for their setting, a scheme that details the materials planned for the fence should be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval. It was also the Committee’s view that prior to use, the details of the lighting proposed for the cycleway that includes the proposed hours of use, should also be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval. 

 

Permit subject to the following amended and additional conditions.

 

Amended conditions

 

5          Additional details of the proposed fencing (including security measures, finishes and access points/gates) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the site being opened to the public and the use (as a cycle/ walking path) commencing. This fencing shall thereafter be constructed/managed in accordance with these approved details and retained for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reason: In order to ensure the privacy and visual amenity of adjoin occupiers is retained in accordance with Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments including House Extensions) of the LDF Core Strategy Adopted April 2012.

 

6          The development shall be carried out in full accordance in the recommendations set out in the submitted Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (2017) and Bat Survey.

 

Reason: To safeguard and protect the biodiversity and nature conservation value of the site in accordance with Policy DM6 (Biodiversity) of the LDF Core Strategy Adopted April 2012.

 

Additional condition

 

11        No lighting shall be installed on site until additional details of the proposed lighting (including specifications of the exact lighting chosen, details of when the lighting will be switched on/off, the exact locations of these lights, and details/diagrams demonstrating light resulting light spread and luminosity) have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The proposed lighting shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with these approved details and retained for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reason: To safeguard and protect the biodiversity and nature conservation value of the site and preserve the amenities of surrounding residents in accordance with Policies DM6 and DM10 of the LDF Core Strategy Adopted April 2012.

 

Voting: Unanimously in favour.

239.

Urgent items authorised by the Chair

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

Message from the Chair

Councillor Roy Arora thanked Members and Officers for their work supporting the Committee over the last year.