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Items
No. Item

80.

Public Questions

A period of no more than 30 minutes for questions on issues unrelated to items on the agenda (please refer to the Welcome Information page).

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

 

81.

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

82.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

83.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

To approve the minutes of the last meeting of the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee held on 21 January 2020.

Minutes:

Resolved, that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 January 2020 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

84.

Petitions

To receive petitions submitted by Councillors or members of the public who live, work or study in the Borough. The petition must contain at least 20 signatures *, and notice of the intention to submit the petition must be given in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am the day before the meeting.

 

*The Chair may waive the 20 signature threshold where the petition relates to a community or geographical area with a limited number of residents.'

Minutes:

There were no petitions.

 

85.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To determine the following planning applications:-

 

a)    19/01259/FUL - Flats 114-116 Surbiton Court Mews, St. Andrew’s Square, KT6 4EE

 

b)    19/02194/FUL – Coach House, 6 Lovelace Gardens, KT6 6SD

 

c)    19/03066/FUL – Hollingsworth Court, Lovelace Gardens, KT6 6SH

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decisions on Planning Applications are excluded from the call in process.

The following applications were agreed or refused as shown below: [A summary of the reasons for granting permission and of any relevant development plan policies and proposals is included in the report on each application by the Head of Planning & Regeneration where permission was recommended. Permitted applications are subject to the conditions, informatives and other requirements set out in that report, together with any other details on late responses to consultations or comments received since the agenda was printed, revised drawings circulated at the meeting and amended recommendations, additional conditions and informatives which will be set out in the minutes. Further detail, such as reasons for refusal, will also be set out in the minutes.]

 

(A1) 19/01259/FUL  Flats 114-116 Surbiton Court Mews, St Andrews Square

 

Refused, on grounds of 1) insufficient provision of family sized units and 2) an unacceptable adverse impact on neighbouring amenity in specific relation to the flat at 8 Surbiton Court Mews and flats 20 - 22 at The Mall.  

 

(A2) 19/02194/FUL Coach House, Lovelace Gardens

 

Refused, on grounds that 1) due to inadequate separation distances between the properties proposed to the front and rear of the site there would be an unacceptable adverse impact upon the amenity of future occupants by virtue of overlooking and loss of privacy and 2) the mass, bulk and scale of the properties proposed to the rear of the site would be of an excessive nature and contrary to the prevailing character of the surrounding area.

 

(A3) 19/03066/FUL Hollingsworth Court, Lovelace Gardens

 

Permitted, subject to completion of a Section 106 agreement, and subject to the approval of conditions (including suitable waste management provisions and a root management plan for protected trees) and Informatives by the Head of Planning and Regeneration in consultation with the Chair of the Committee in relation to the development.

 

 

Minutes:

Members had before them the report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration on the applications for development in the Borough, along with the late material circulated following agenda publication.

 

A summary of the reasons for granting planning permission and of any relevant development plan policies and proposals is included in the report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration for 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 responses 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.

 

There was a brief adjournment from 9:13pm – 9:18pm following the Committee’s consideration of the application relating to Flats 114-116 Surbiton Court Mews, St Andrews Square.

 

(A1) 19/01259/FUL  Flats 114-116 Surbiton Court Mews, St Andrews Square

 

Public Speakers: Mr David Sutton, Mr Gerald Shiel and Ms Belinda Pollard spoke against the granting of planning permission. Ms Sharon Claughton spoke in favour.

There were a number of amendments, duly seconded, to proposed conditions of planning permission and to include additional conditions which were put to the vote. The amendments declared carried were privacy screening to end balcony of 1.7m (10 votes to 0, with 2 abstentions); and provision of ecology report (10 votes to 1, with 1 abstention). The amendments declared lost were removal of car parking spaces to the rear (by 6 votes to 7, with the Chair’s casting vote in favour of refusal); and main balcony at first floor facing outwards should replicate stonework around balcony opposite (by 1 vote to 5, with 6 abstentions)

A motion, duly seconded, to grant planning permission subject to the completion of a legal agreement, the conditions set out in the report as amended above and the late material, along with the informatives, was put to the vote and declared lost by 2 votes to 6, with 4 abstentions.

Refused, on grounds that

 

1.    The proposed development would have an unacceptable adverse impact upon neighbouring residential amenity by reason of the insertion of windows in the rear elevation at first floor level and the introduction of a balcony to the front elevation at second floor level which would give rise to unacceptable levels of overlooking/ loss of privacy regarding properties Nos. 20, 22 and 24 The Mall and the properties at first and second floor level in the eastern corner of Surbiton Court, thereby conflicting with Policy 7.6 of the London Plan 2016 and policies CS8 and DM10 of the LDF Core Strategy 2012.

 

2.    The development has failed to incorporate a mix of unit sizes to meet the identified housing needs of the Borough. The applicant has failed to demonstrate that the delivery of 30% of the units as family units would be unsuitable or unviable.  As such, the development is contrary to Policy DM13 of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 85.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
(A1) 19/01259/FUL Flats 114-116 Surbiton Court Mews, St Andrews Square Resolution Carried
(A2) 19/02194/FUL Coach House, Lovelace Gardens Resolution Carried
(A3) 19/03066/FUL Hollingsworth Court, Lovelace Gardens Resolution Carried
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  • 86.

    Community Grants pdf icon PDF 85 KB

    To consider the allocation of a further sum of Councillor Ward Funding (CWF) toward the provision of hanging baskets.

    Decision:

    Resolved that the following Councillor Ward funding grants be approved:

     

    £2,997 toward hanging basket provision as set out in option 2 in paragraph 6, page B3 of the report to the Committee.

     

    Minutes:

    Resolved that the following Councillor Ward funding grant be approved:

     

    £2,997 toward hanging basket provision as set out in option 2 in paragraph 6, page B3 of the report to the Committee.

     

    Voting:

     

    Unanimous

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Community Grants Resolution Carried
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  • 87.

    Neighbourhood Manager's Report

    Minutes:

    The Neighbourhood Manager’s report was deferred until the following meeting.

    88.

    Work Programme pdf icon PDF 54 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee’s Work Programme was noted.

     

    89.

    Exclusion of the Press and Public

    The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:

     

    To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph x of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

     

    Minutes:

    The motion was not required to be moved.

     

    90.

    Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

    Minutes:

    There were no urgent items.