Councillors and committees

Agenda and minutes

New Regulations allow Committees to meet in virtual form online. Following Council approval on 19th May 2020 the Council’s five Strategic Committees responsible for major policy and service decisions will be temporarily streamlined into one Response and Recovery Committee. This will meet on a monthly basis and will be empowered to deal with all urgent business which would normally be considered by the other Strategic Committees, if it cannot wait until the resumption of normal conditions.

Regulatory Committees including Development Control Committee, Neighbourhood Planning-Sub Committees and Licensing Sub-Committees will continue to take place virtually. These will remain in place until at least 12th October when the Council will meet to decide whether circumstances allow for the resumption of normal business.

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Items
No. Item

66.

Apologies for absence and attendance of substitute Members

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Patricia Bamford and Mark Beynon.

67.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2020 were approved as a correct record.

68.

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:

Councillor Roy Arora declared an interest in relation to application 19/01228/FUL 229-255 & 277-279 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3SW as he owned a property at 292 Kingston Road. However he explained this was not a significant interest as it was not adjacent to the site in question and therefore took part in the debate and voted on the item.

69.

19/01228/FUL - Homebase, 229-255 & 277-279 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3SW

Minutes:

Redevelopment of the site to provide 297 residential units in buildings ranging from 4 to 7 storeys, with 207 sq m commercial space (A1, A2, A3, A4, B1 and D1) at ground floor, 123 car parking spaces (including car club and accessible provision); communal landscaped amenity areas, secure cycle parking, stopping up of Avenue Terrace and other associated development.

 

There were no public speakers on this item.

 

Resolved to Permit subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report.

 

Voting:

For:                             Councillors Malcolm Self (Chair), Lorraine Dunstone (Vice Chair), Kim Bailey, David Cunningham, Simon Edwards, Lesley Heap, Caroline Kerr, Rebekah Moll. (8)

Against:                     None (0).

Abstain:                     Councillor Roy Arora (1).

 

70.

19/01631/FUL - Site Of Service Station, Coombe Road, Kingston Upon Thames

Minutes:

The erection of a part three, part four storey building comprising 25 short stay apartments (Use Class C1) incorporating concierge/business hub facilities, a standalone restaurant/cafe (Use Class A3) and associated vehicular and cycle parking and landscaping.

 

There were no public speakers.

 

At the agreement of the Committee Councillor Olly Wehring addressed the Committee under Procedural Rule 27 to raise a number of questions.

 

Resolved to Permit subject to the completion of an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), as specified in the above legal agreements section, and the conditions as set out in the agenda report.

 

Voting:

Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

71.

19/02729/FUL - 4-8 Crescent Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7QR

Minutes:

Erection of extensions and alterations to existing properties to provide 13 self-contained flats.

 

There were no public speakers on this item.

 

Members were mindful of the need to retain the character and outlook of the buildings frontage and fenestration and proposed an amendment to Conditions 3 and 4.

 

Resolved to Permit subject to the completion of an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), as specified in the legal agreements section, and the condition(s) set out in the agenda report and the following amendments to conditions:

 

Amended Condition 3:

 

3. Prior to the commencement of any development above ground level, a sample of the facing materials, including windows and doors, to be utilised in the development to which this permission relates shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall then be carried out in strict accordance with the approved samples and permanently retained as such thereafter.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance on completion of the development, in accordance with policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan 2016 and policies CS8 and DM10 of the LDF Core Strategy 2012.

 

Amended Condition 4:

 

4. Prior to the commencement of any development above ground level, detailed drawings at a scale of 1:10 of the following features shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority:

 

(a)  new or replacement windows

(b)  new or replacement doors

 

The development shall then be carried out in strict accordance with the approved drawings and permanently retained as such thereafter.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance on completion of the development, in accordance with policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan 2016 and policies CS8 and DM10 of the LDF Core Strategy 2012.

 

Voting:

Unanimous

 

72.

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.