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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

37.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Roy Arora and Munir Ravalia.

38.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

Councillor Kevin Davis declared an interest in relation to application 17/14038 Development Land At, 15 Brook Gardens, Kingston Upon Thames as he had met the applicant on a number of occasions. He remained in the room for the debate and voted on the item.

 

 

39.

Petitions

Minutes:

No petitions were received.

40.

Neighbourhood Managers Report

Minutes:

The Neighbourhood Manager announced details of the following matters:

 

·           Let’s Talk priorities event – Saturday 19 January 2019 at 7pm to 9pm

The Leader of the Council was holding a series of events for residents to have their say on future priorities for Kingston and next year’s budget.

 

·           Heathrow Consultation meeting – Thursday 14 February 2pm to 8pm

An event was due to take place at Kingston University, Penryn Road on the Heathrow Expansion proposals. This would be an opportunity for residents to ask questions about the proposed future plans for Heathrow and acquire information from members of their team. A consultation is also taking place from 8 January to 4 March and residents are encouraged to have their say by visiting https://www.heathrowconsultation.com/ and following the appropriate links to the forms.

 

 

41.

Minutes

To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2018 are a correct record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2018 were approved as a correct record.

42.

18/14913 - 26 (Links Cottage) Galsworthy Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7BS

Decision:

This application was granted. The full reasons 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:

Demolition of existing house and erection of 2 x 3 storey 5 bedroom houses with basement and associated parking, refuse and cycle provision.

 

Speakers on the application

 

Objectors

Applicant

Ali Hadi

David Sparrow

Rajan Patel

 

 

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

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Ian George, Mark Durrant, Jaesung Ha, Kim Bailey, Tim Cobbett, Lesley Heap, Kevin Davis, Simon Edwards, Annette Wookey. (9)

 

 

Against:         Councillors Rowena Bass, Jason Hughes, Nicola Sheppard (3)

 

Abstain:         Councillor Ed Fram (1)

 

43.

17/14038 - Development Land At, 15 Brook Gardens, Kingston Upon Thames

Decision:

This application was granted. The full reasons 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:

Erection of 2 storey dwelling at the rear of the existing property.

 

Speakers on the application

 

Objectors

Applicant

Nigel Hughes

 

Dr Elizabeth Hughes

 

Dr Michael Barrie

 

Ian Armfield

Malay Ghatak

 

 

 

Permit subject to conditions and informatives as set out in the Committee report and additional condition as follows:

 

No part of the development hereby approved shall be occupied until evidence has been submitted to the council confirming that the development has achieved not less than the CO2 reductions (ENE1), internal water usage (WAT1) standards equivalent to Code for Sustainable Homes level 4. Evidence requirements are detailed in the "Schedule of evidence Required for Post Construction Stage from Ene1 & Wat1 of the Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guide. Evidence to demonstrate a 19% reduction compared to 2013 part L regulations and internal water usage rates of 105l/p/ day must be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

 

Reason: In the interests of sustainability and energy conservation in accordance with Policies 5.2 (Minimising Carbon Dioxide Emissions) and 5.3 (Sustainable Design & Construction) of the London Plan (July 2011) and Policy DM1 (Sustainable Design and Construction Standards) of the LDF Core Strategy Adopted April 2012.

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Mark Durrant, Kim Bailey, Lesley Heap, Kevin Davis, Simon Edwards, Annette Wookey, and Nicola Sheppard (7)

 

 

Against:        Councillors Ed Fram, Tim Cobbett, Rowena Bass, Ian George, Jaesung Ha and Jason Hughes. (6)

 

Abstain:         (0)

 

44.

18/14918- 10 Coombe Ridings, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7JT

Decision:

This application was granted. The full reasons 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:

Variation of Condition 2 (Plans) of Planning Permission 16/14613/FUL (erection of 1 x 6 bedroom two storey house with rooms in roof and basement and single storey detached garage to replace existing dwelling)  to enable an enlargement of the footprint and variation to the fenestration.

 

Speakers on the application

 

Objectors

Applicant

Bruce Burkitt

 

A M Murray

 

 

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

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Ian George, Mark Durrant, Jaesung Ha, Kim Bailey, Tim Cobbett, Lesley Heap, Kevin Davis, Simon Edwards, Annette Wookey. (9)

 

 

Against:         Councillors Ed Fram, Rowena Bass, Jason Hughes, Nicola Sheppard (4)

 

Abstain:         (0)

 

45.

Short Frontage Agreement - 69 Burlington Road pdf icon PDF 833 KB

To consider a request by the owner of 69 Burlington Road for the Committee to reconsider its decision of 31/10/18, which upheld the officers’ refusal of consent for the construction of a vehicular crossover on the basis the property frontage was less than 4.57m in depth, being the minimum under the Vehicle Crossings Policy.

Decision:

Resolved that the short frontage designation for 69 Burlington

Road be approved, permitting the construction of crossover, subject to the owner entering into a short frontage agreement with the Council.

Minutes:

Members considered a request by the owner of 69 Burlington Road for the Committee to reconsider its decision of 31 October 2019, which upheld the officers’ refusal of consent for the construction of a vehicular crossover on the basis the property frontage was less than 4.57m in depth, being the minimum under the Vehicle Crossings Policy.

 

A family member of the owner of 69 Burlington Road addressed the Committee in support of the application on the basis of fairness. It was noted that neighbouring properties on Burlington Road had permission to park on their driveways. Members took into consideration the personal circumstances and ill-health of the owner and appreciated that a crossover would improve access to the property.

 

Members considered the public safety implications of granting the crossover permission and the advice given by officers that vehicles parking on driveways could potentially obstruct the public walkway for residents, which could result in a safety hazard. However Members considered that the risk in this instance would be minor and powers were still available to the Council to issue Fixed Penalty notices if wheels were present on the footway. Therefore on balance the committee considered it appropriate to grant the crossover application.

 

Resolved that the short frontage designation for 69 Burlington

Road be approved, permitting the construction of crossover, subject to the owner entering into a short frontage agreement with the Council.

 

Voting:

Unanimous

46.

Review of the Vehicle Crossover Policy pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To seek Neighbourhood Committee comments on a review of the boroughwide Vehicle Crossover Policy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report which sought Neighbourhood Committee comments on a review of the borough-wide Vehicle Crossover Policy prior to being determined by the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee on 12 February 2019. It was noted that if approved the Revised Policy would come into effect on 1 April 2019.

 

The Committee noted that the Council’s current Vehicle Crossover Policy was adopted in 2008 and it needed to be revised. Members were concerned that the policy did not have a mechanism to take into account the personal circumstances of the applicant, such as health. Furthermore Members agreed that the special circumstances needed to be explained more in the policy so that residents understood what circumstances could be taken into consideration.

 

 

 

 

47.

Old Malden traffic improvements - proposal for consultation pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To provide an update on scheme progress and agree the process and timeline for development of the scheme.

Decision:

Resolved that –

 

1.    the Painters Estate and Malden Manor schemes be combined into a wider area based scheme bounded by the A3, South Lane, Sheephouse Way and Manor Drive North; and

 

2.    the 2019/20 proposed TfL Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding for the ‘South Lane area (south of A3)’ be reallocated to cover the wider Old Malden area and priorities identified through this project.

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report on the progress of a number of traffic management projects falling within the Painters Estate, Malden Manor and Sheephouse Way localities. Members considered the proposal to amalgamate a number of previously separate projects in the Old Malden area into one area based project. It was noted that this would allow assessment of traffic conditions, parking, walking and cycling provision across a whole residential neighbourhood and the development of holistic proposals.

 

A new approach is being developed to engage effectively with residents and ensure that the issues they identify feed directly into the scope of the project.

 

Members welcomed the new community engagement approach which would establish a Stakeholder Management Group (SMG) made up primarily of local residents groups, and directly involving residents in a ‘co-design’ process to aid understanding of the available options, impacts and considerations.

 

Resolved that –

 

1.    the Painters Estate and Malden Manor schemes be combined into a wider area based scheme bounded by the A3, South Lane, Sheephouse Way and Manor Drive North; and

 

2.    the 2019/20 proposed TfL Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding for the ‘South Lane area (south of A3)’ be reallocated to cover the wider Old Malden area and priorities identified through this project.

 

Voting:

Unanimous

48.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.