Councillors and committees

Agenda item

Planning Application - 30 The Avenue Surbiton KT5 8JG 18/00213/FUL

Decision:

Demolition of existing 8 garages to rear. Erection of new building comprising of 2 x 2 bed residential units with roof space accommodation, including associated car parking and landscaping.

 

A summary of the reasons for granting planning permission and of any relevant development plan policies was included in the report on the application 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.

 

Having considered the report and the contributions from the speakers the Committee it was RESOLVED that:

 

the application is permitted (with the following additional/amended conditions/informatives):

 

Condition item 13 (B14/A13)

The final sentence of the first paragraph (beginning ‘Any film used…’) is removed.

 

An informative is to be added to this condition saying ‘The glazing of windows less than 1.7m above finished floor level shall be made of glass’.

Minutes:

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 Assistant Director of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure 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.

 

The following spoke on the planning application:

 

Objector - Katherine Wright

 

On behalf of the Applicant - Simon Brown, Hale Brown Architects

 

Having declared a non-pecuniary interest in the item, Councillor Sam Foulder-Hughes absented the Chair and left the room and Councillor John Sweeney, Vice Chair was in the Chair.

 

Planning Application - 30 The Avenue Surbiton KT5 8JG 18/00213/FUL (Appendix B of agenda)

 

Demolition of existing eight garages to rear. Erection of new building comprising of 2 x 2 bed residential units with roof space accommodation, including associated car parking and landscaping.

 

In considering the application the Committee discussed concerns about parking at the front of the property and obscure glazing to prevent overlooking into the rear of the existing property.

 

An amendment was proposed as follows: ‘that the provision of off-street parking be removed from this application’.  The amendment fell.

 

An amendment was proposed to Condition 13 such that the film should not be used to obtain the required level of obscurity and the glazing should be obscure glazing.

 

Voting

 

i)             Removal of parking bays

 

For: Councillors Gander, Holt, Self, White, Schaper

Against: Councillors Abraham, Beynon, Green, Sweeney, Yoganathan

Abstentions: nil

 

Neither Councillor Sam Foulder-Hughes nor Councillor Sharron Falchikov-Sumner voted on this item as they were not present.

As the proposed amendment had five votes in favour and five against, a deciding vote by the Chair of this item, Councillor John Sweeney, was cast and thus the amendment fell.

 

A further amendment was proposed as follows:

 

ii)            that details of the parking arrangements be submitted with the planning application’.

 

For: Councillors Gander, Holt, Self, White, Abraham, Beynon, Green, Sweeney, Yoganathan, Schaper

Against: nil

Abstentions: nil

 

Neither Councillor Sam Foulder-Hughes nor Councillor Sharron Falchikov-Sumner voted on this item as they were not present.

 

The amendment was, therefore, unanimously carried.

 

iii) A final amendment was proposed as follows: ‘that the glazing used on windows be made of glass’ with the language of the condition to be clarified in an informative (see below).

 

Voting

 

For: Councillors Gander, Holt, Self, White, Abraham, Beynon, Green, Sweeney, Yoganathan, Schaper

Against: nil

Abstentions: nil

 

Neither Councillor Sam Foulder-Hughes nor Councillor Sharron Falchikov-Sumner voted on this item as they were not present.

 

The amendment was, therefore, unanimously carried.

 

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Having considered the report and the contributions from the speakers, the Committee RESOLVED that:

 

the application is permitted (with the following additional/amended conditions/informatives):

 

Condition item 13 (B14/A13)

The final sentence of the first paragraph (beginning ‘Any film used…’) is removed.

 

An informative is to be added to this condition saying ‘The glazing of windows less than 1.7m above finished floor level shall be made of obscured glass’.

 

Voting

 

For: Councillors Gander, Abraham, Beynon, Green, Sweeney, Yoganathan, Schaper

Against: Councillor Self

Abstentions: Councillors Holt and White

 

Neither Councillor Sam Foulder-Hughes nor Councillor Sharron Falchikov-Sumner voted on this item as they were not present.

 

The application was, therefore, approved.

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