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Items
No. Item

105.

Question Time

A period of no more than 30 minutes for questions on issues unrelated to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

A number of questions were raised by members of the public. A summary of these is attached but they do not form part of the minutes of the meeting.

106.

Petitions

To receive any petitions.

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

107.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mike Head, Andy Johnson-Creek and Hilary Gander.

108.

Declarations of interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Richard Hudson declared a personal interest in planning application 17/16790 (Hollyfield Scholl) and withdrew from the Committee when the Committee considered this item.

 

Reason: Councillor Richard Hudson is the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children's Social Care & Health.

 

 

109.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2018 were confirmed as a correct record.

110.

Neighbourhood Manager's Report

Minutes:

Richard Dean, Neighbourhood Manager, gave an update on areas of interest within the Neighbourhood including an update on the allocation of Members’ Ward Funding.

111.

Planning application

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 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.

111a

Hollyfield School, Surbiton Hill Road, Surbiton, KT6 4TU (17/16790/FUL) pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Decision:

The planning application was permitted. The full decision will be published within the minutes of the meeting. Please note that planning applications are not subject to the Community Call in Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for a three storey extension to an existing classroom block which includes accommodation in the mansard roofspace which forms the third storey. The proposal would increase the floorspace on site by 128 sqm. An existing two storey classroom block is to be demolished in the south east corner of the site. The proposal seeks to rationalise and improve the building stock on site and the educational offer of the school to bring the facilities up to current standards. The proposal does not propose to increase the student roll.

 

Speakers on the application

 

Objector

Applicant

Mr James Britton (Local Resident)

Ms Maggie Bailey (Executive Headteacher)

 

Mr Tom Maltby (Headteacher)

 

In their consideration of the report and the information supplied to the Committee by the registered speakers it was the view of the majority of the Committee that condition 4, requiring obscure glazing to be installed in the windows on the 2nd floor of the east elevation of the proposed extension, should be amended so that it also requires obscure glazing on the 1st floor windows on the east elevation in order to ensure the protection of the amenities and privacy of the occupiers of adjoining residential properties.

 

It was moved to amend this condition and the amending motion was carried.

Voting:

Those for: Councillors John Ayles, Sushila Abraham, Diane White, Yogan Yoganathan and Liz Green.

Those against:

Councillors Chris Hayes, Ian George and Malcolm Self.

 

Permit subject to the following amended condition.

Voting:

Those for: Councillors Chris Hayes, Ian George, Malcolm Self. Sushila Abraham, Yogan Yoganathan and Liz Green.

Those against: Councillor John Ayles

Abstained: Councillor Diane White.

 

Amended condition

 

4          Prior to beneficial occupation of the development hereby approved, the windows in the east elevation on both the 1st and 2nd floors of the extension hereby permitted, shall be constructed so that no part of the framework less than 1.7m above finished floor level shall be openable. Any part below that level shall be fitted with, and retained in, obscure glazing of a patterned type only, which shall thereafter be retained as such.

 

            Reason: To protect the amenities and privacy of the occupiers of the adjoining residential properties in accordance with Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Development including House Extensions) of the LDF Core Strategy Adopted April 2012.

 

Councillor Richard Hudson declared a personal interest in planning application 17/16790 (Hollyfield Scholl) and withdrew from the Committee when the Committee considered this item.

 

Reason: Councillor Richard Hudson is the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children's Social Care & Health.

112.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

To consider any urgent items authorised by the Chair.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

Public Questions

Mr Ernie Allen submitted a number of questions to the Committee about the signage for the new traffic arrangements and lights on Ewell Road, Ditton Road and Kingsdowne Road and the Committee asked officers to contact Mr Allen in order to clarify these issues and to see what action can be taken to address them.

 

Mr John Tellick asked the Committee what action was being taking to resolve the issue of a car that has been parked for a very long period, circa 4 months, in the car share bay on Langley Road. The Committee asked officers, who have already been made aware of the car, to inform the Committee on the options available for its removal.