Decisions

This page lists all decisions taken by the Council including those delegated to officers and those reserved for a Committee.

See here an explanation of the latest emergency decision making arrangements.

Decisions published

22/04/2021 - 20/03321/FUL - Former Adult Resource Centre Site (Hoarded Vacant Site) Cocks Crescent, New Malden, KT3 4AH ref: 4478    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 22/04/2021 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 22/04/2021

Decision:

Proposed development comprising a new public square and pocket park, with new pedestrian and cycle route linking the two to provide change in material use of site.

 

There were no registered speakers.

 

Permit subject to the condition(s) and informative(s) as set out in the agenda report.

 

Voting:

Unanimous

 

Councillor Simon Edwards did not sit on the item or take part in the debate or vote due to his declaration of interest. Councillor Lesley Heap chaired the remainder of the meeting.

 

 

 


22/04/2021 - 21/00309/HOU - 19 Wolsey Close ref: 4479    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 22/04/2021 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 22/04/2021

Decision:

Erection of single storey side and rear extensions and first floor rear extension (following demolition of existing side and rear extensions) and installation of 2no. front dormers and 3no. rear dormers and associated roof works.

 

Public Speakers:

 

For

 

Against

Matt Kenny

 

Eva Pahi-Schneider and Will Minting

 

Members were concerned that there was insufficient detail with regards to plans and measurements. Members also considered that a detailed daylight/sunlight report would have been useful to understand the effects of the extension on adjacent properties.

 

A motion to defer the application was moved in order to receive more information on the measurements of the application and a daylight/sunlight report.

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Arora, Bass, Cobbett, Edwards, Fram, Ha, Heap, Hughes, Ravalia, Sheppard. (10)

 

 

 

Against:        None (0)

 

 

 

Abstain:        None (0)

 

 

 


24/03/2021 - 20/03129/FUL The Willows, Traps Lane, New Malden, KT3 4RU ref: 4477    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 24/03/2021 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 24/03/2021

Decision:

Demolition of existing detached dwelling house and construction of replacement detached dwelling house with basement and new outbuilding within garden.

 

Public Speakers:

 

For

 

Against

David Challinor

 

Daniel Cassidy and Patrick Dunne

 

 

Permit subject to the condition(s) and informatives as set out in the agenda report, any subsequent changes to the conditions be delegated to the Head of Development Management (Acting) and the following additional conditions:

·         Prior to the commencement of the development to which this permission relates, a preliminary ecological assessment ("PEA") in respect of bird species, authored by a suitably qualified ecologist, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Reason: To safeguard the biodiversity and nature conservation value of the site, in accordance with policy G6 of the London Plan 2021 and policy DM6 of the LDF Core Strategy 2012.

·         In the event that the PEA identifies that further surveys are required in order to establish the nature or extent of any impact on protected species, a report containing the results of these surveys shall be submitted to and approved in writing prior to the commencement of the development to which this permission relates.

Reason: To safeguard the biodiversity and nature conservation value of the site, in accordance with policy G6 of the London Plan 2021 and policy DM6 of the LDF Core Strategy 2012.

·         In the event that either the PEA or any subsequent survey reports recommend measures to mitigate any impacts on protected species, a plan for the implementation of these measures (including the timing of implementation) shall be submitted to and approved in writing prior to the commencement of the development to which this permission relates. The development shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved plan.

Reason: To safeguard the biodiversity and nature conservation value of the site, in accordance with policy G6 of the London Plan 2021 and policy DM6 of the LDF Core Strategy 2012.

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Kevin Davis, Mark Durrant, Simon Edwards, Munir Ravalia and Annette Wookey (5).

 

 

 

Against:        Councillors Kim Bailey, Rowena Bass, Ian George and Jason Hughes (4).

 

 

 

Abstain:        Councillor Lesley Heap (1).

 

 

 


24/03/2021 - 21/00264/HOU 13 Neville Avenue, New Malden, KT3 4SN ref: 4476    Refused

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 24/03/2021 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 24/03/2021

Decision:

Erection of a single storey garden outbuilding for use as a play room/gym/home office.

 

Public Speakers:

 

For

 

Against

Dr. Bhaskar Punukollu and Thivya Sekar

 

Chris Norval

 

 

Resolved to -

 

REFUSE planning permission for the reasons as set out below:

 

·         By reason of its height and proximity to the shared boundary the proposed outbuilding is considered to have an unacceptable adverse impact on the residential amenity of neighbouring property No. 15 Neville Avenue in terms of overbearing impact, thereby conflicting with Policy D3 of the London Plan 2021 and Policy DM10 of the LDF Core Strategy 2012.

 

 

Voting on motion to approve:

 

For:                 Councillors Kim Bailey and Mark Durrant (2).

 

Against:         Councillors Kevin Davis, Ian George and Jason Hughes (3).

 

Abstain:         Councillors Rowena Bass, Simon Edwards, Lesley Heap, Munir Ravalia and Annette Wookey (5).

 

The motion fell.

 

Voting on reasons for refusal:

 

For:                 Councillors Rowena Bass, Kevin Davis, Ian George and Jason Hughes (4).

 

Against:         Councillor Mark Durrant (1).

 

Abstain:         Councillors Kim Bailey, Simon Edwards, Lesley Heap, Munir Ravalia and Annette Wookey (5).

 

 

 


20/10/2020 - Planning items ref: 4475    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 20/10/2020 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

1.    Planning application: 20/00829/FUL – 27 Thetford Road, KT3 5DP

 

Description: Alterations and extensions to side and rear of existing single dwelling house at ground, first and second floor levels, and excavation at basement level to provide 6 self-contained flats (2 x one bedroom, 2 x two bedroom and 2 x three bedroom) with associated waste and cycle storage facilities

 

Public speaking:

 

Applicant

Objectors

Hedley Mellor / Kelly Rose

Jim Dunster / Tania Clarence / Gary Clarence

 

Members noted the published late material was circulated prior to the meeting.

 

RSEOLVED to NOT Permit the application,

 

Voting:

For

Against

Abstention

Councillor Bailey

Councillor Bass

Councillor Ravalia

Councillor Edwards

Councillor George

 

Councillor Wookey

Councillor Ha

 

 

Councillor Heap

 

 

Councillor Hughes

 

 

Councillor Sheppard

 

 

 

RESOLVED to provide the following reasons for refusal:

·         Overdevelopment - issues of density

·         Rear extension doesn’t meet Council’s SPD requirements (para 86)

·         Severe harm for parking for local residents

·         Lack of private amenity space for 4 of the 6 flats

·         Insufficient garden space for the two three bedroom flats.

·         Basement - 

o   Failed to demonstrate suitable drainage strategy

o   Failure to demonstrate basement can be built while retaining land stability

·         Failed to demonstrate that the application will not cause unacceptable noise to neighbours. 

·         Poor design of the single storey extension. 

Voting:

For

Against

Abstain

Councillor Bass

Councillor Bailey

Councillor Ravalia

Councillor George

Councillor Edwards

 

Councillor Heap

Councillor Ha

 

Councillor Hughes

Councillor Wookey

 

Councillor Sheppard

 

 

 

2.      Planning Application: 20/01522/HOU - 27 Presburg Road, New Malden

Description: Demolition of existing garage and erection of single storey rear and side extensions.

Public speaking:

 

Applicant

Objectors

Farid Miah

Paul Dennett

RESOLVED to PERMIT the planning applications subject to the conditions and in formatives as set out in the agenda report and the late material.

Voting: Unanimous

Councillor Hughes was absent for this item and did not vote.

3.      Planning Application: 20/01089/FUL – Hampton Coombe Ridings Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7JT

Description: Demolition of existing single storey dwelling and garage and erection of a two storey dwelling with basement and garage; rooms in roof space and basement linked to an enclosed single storey swimming pool and associated landscaping outbuilding.

 

No public speakers had registered to speak on this planning application.

 

RESOLVED to PERMIT PERMITthe planning applications subject to the conditions and in formatives as set out in the agenda report.

 

Voting:

For

Against

Abstain

Absent

Councillor Bass

Councillor Bailey

 

Councillor Hughes

Councillor Edwards

 

 

 

Councillor George

 

 

 

Councillor Ha

 

 

 

Councillor Ravalia

 

 

 

Councillor Heap

 

 

 

Councillor Sheppard

 

 

 

Councillor Wookey

 

 

 

 

Councillor Hughes was absent for this item and did not vote.

 


29/09/2020 - 20/00829/FUL - 27 Thetford Road, New Malden, KT3 5DP ref: 4474    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 29/09/2020 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2020

Decision:

This item was not considered. The Planning Department made additional information public, so the Committee hearing was delayed to allow for a further period of public consultation to take place.

 

 

 


29/09/2020 - 20/01331/ARM - 179 Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6AA ref: 4473    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 29/09/2020 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2020

Decision:

Description: Details pursuant to outline planning permission 19/02399/OUT (Demolition of existing dwellinghouse and erection of two storey building with accommodation in the roofspace providing 8 flats and associated parking). The details to be considered are access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.

 

Public Speaking:

 

Applicant

Objector

Mikko Laukkanen

Jim Dunster

 

Members noted the published late material that was circulated prior to the meeting.

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report and the late material and the following additional condition as follows:

 

No further works condition requiring the submission of evidence to demonstrate that the development can achieve 19% improvement in CO2 emissions versus Part L of the Building Regulations and internal water usage rates of no greater than 105L per person per day.

Reason: In the interests of sustainability and energy conservation, in accordance with policy 5.2 of the London Plan 2016 and policies CS1, DM3 and DM4 of the LDF Core Strategy 2012.

 

Voting:

Unanimous.

 

Councillor Simon Edwards did not vote or participate on this item.

 


15/09/2020 - 20/00153/HOU - 11 Coombe House Chase, New Malden, KT3 4SL ref: 4472    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 15/09/2020 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Description: Erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension; partial conversion of garage into habitable accommodation and associated infill link between garage and dwelling.

 

There was no public speaking.

 

Members noted the published late material that was circulated prior to the meeting.

 

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

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Arora, Cobbett, Davis, Durrant, Edwards, Hughes, Ravalia. (7)

 

Against:         Councillor Bass. (1)

 

Abstention:    Councillor Heap. (1)

 

Councillor Ian George experienced connection problems for a part of the debate and therefore decided not to vote on the application.

 

 


15/09/2020 - 20/00944/FUL - 10 Coombe Ridings, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7JT ref: 4471    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 15/09/2020 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2020

Decision:

Description: Application under Section 73A to vary condition 2 (Approved Plans) of planning permission ref: 19/02823/FUL (Application under Section 73A to vary condition 2 (Approved Plans) of planning permission 19/01820/FUL (Erection of 1 x 6 bedroom two storey house with rooms in roof and basement and single storey detached garage) to enable the enlargement of basement to incorporate a swimming pool.

 

There was no public speaking.

 

Members noted the published late material that was circulated prior to the meeting.

 

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

 

Voting:

Unanimous

 


18/09/2019 - 19/00921/FUL - 179 MALDEN ROAD, NEW MALDEN ref: 4469    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 18/09/2019 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2019

Decision:

This item was not considered.


18/09/2019 - 18/14595/FUL - PARK HILL SCHOOL, 8 QUEENS ROAD, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, KT2 7SH ref: 4467    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 18/09/2019 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2019

Decision:

Demolition of existing structures. Erection of a new three storey teaching block to the rear of the existing Park Hill School comprising 6 new classrooms and WC facilities.

 

There was no public speaking on the item.

 

Members noted the late material that explained that one additional letter has been received raising concerns that no consultation took place with regard to the Transport Assessment received in May 2019. The officer responded that the Transport Statement was additional information submitted from the agent to address the highways issues. It was requested from the Council’s Highways Engineer, who was now raising no objections.

 

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

 

Voting:

For:                 Councillors Edwards (Chair), Heap, (Vice-Chair), Davis, Cobbett, Bailey, Ha, Sheppard, Ravalia. (8)

Against:         (0)

Abstain:         Councillors George and Fram. (2)


18/09/2019 - 18/14238/FUL - 142 MALDEN ROAD, NEW MALDEN, KT3 6DS ref: 4468    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 18/09/2019 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2019

Decision:

Demolition of a single dwelling and erection of a three storey block of 8no. flats, including a storey within the roof, a partial basement and associated car parking. Amendments have been received relating to layout, design, height, footprint, landscaping and access.

 

There was no public speaking on the item.

 

Members noted the late material which outlined a number of amendments to proposed conditions. Members also noted that a standard condition with regards to flooding was omitted from the report and would be included.

 

Permit subject to conditions and informatives as set out in the Committee report and the following amendments to conditions and amendment to condition:

 

Revised Condition 12:

Prior to occupation of first floor flat Numbers 5 & 6, the south facing bedroom wall window to Flat 5 and the south facing lobby and lounge wall windows to Flat 6 shall be constructed so that no part of the window 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 which shall thereafter be retained as such. The south facing balcony screen shall be obscure glazed below a height of 1.7m above finished floor level.

 

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

 

Revised Condition 13:

Prior to occupation of the second floor flat Number 8, the south facing lobby window to Flat 8, the south facing velux rooflights and the east facing roof gable shall be so constructed so that no part of the window 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 which shall thereafter be retained as such. The south facing Velux cabrio balcony screen/ rooflight shall be obscure glazed below a height of 1.7m above finished floor level.

 

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

 

Additional Condition 23:

The development hereby approved shall not commence until a Sustainable Drainage Strategy and associated detailed design, management and maintenance plan of surface water drainage for the site using SuDS methods has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved drainage system shall be implemented in accordance with the approved Sustainable Drainage Strategy prior to the use of the building commencing and maintained thereafter for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reason: To prevent the increased risk of flooding by ensuring the provision of a satisfactory means of surface water disposal is incorporated into the design and the build and that the principles of sustainable drainage are incorporated into this proposal and maintained for the lifetime of the proposal.

 

Voting:

For:                 Councillors Edwards (Chair), Heap, (Vice-Chair), Davis, Bailey, Ha, Ravalia. (6)

Against:         Councillors George, Cobbett and Fram. (3)

Abstain:         Councillor Sheppard. (1)

 


14/07/2020 - Election of Chair for the remainder of the meeting ref: 4470    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 14/07/2020 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 14/07/2020

Decision:

In light of Councillor Simon Edward’s declaration of interest in relation to application 19/03043/FUL 179 Malden Road, New Malden, Councillor Kevin Davis was appointed Chair for the remainder of the meeting.

 

Voting:

Unanimous

 

 


12/02/2020 - 19/00046/FUL -12A Queens Road Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7SN ref: 4466    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 12/02/2020 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a new two storey dwelling with accommodation in the roof space.

 

Public Speaking:

 

Objector(s)

Applicant

Simon Parsons and Graham Clifton

 

 

 

Resolved to Permit subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report and the following additional condition:

 

Additional Condition:

Detailed drawings at a scale of 1:20 of the front elevation windows of the development hereby approved shall be submitted to and be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any works above damp proof course level. The development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason:  In the interests of visual amenity and the character of the area in accordance with Policies DM10 and DM12 of the LDF Core Strategy (2012).

 

Voting:

Unanimous


12/02/2020 - 19/02045/HOU - 37 Cromford Way, New Malden, KT3 ref: 4465    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 12/02/2020 - Maldens and Coombe Neighbourhood Planning Sub-Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

Erection of part two storey, part single storey side and rear extension.

 

Councillor Roy Arora left the meeting at the start of this item.

 

Public Speaking:

 

Objector(s)

Applicant

Adrian Holder and Nehran Ghahari

 

 

Resolved to Permit subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report and the following additional condition:

 

Additional condition:

No work relating to the development hereby approved, including works of demolition or preparation prior to building operations, shall take place other than between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 13:00 Saturdays and at no time on Sundays or Bank or National Holidays.

 

Reason: To protect the occupiers of neighbouring properties from noise and disturbance outside the permitted hours during the construction period, in accordance with Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments including House Extensions) of the LDF Core Strategy Adopted April 2012.

 

Voting:

Unanimous


21/05/2020 - 19/02455/FUL - 38 (Kingston Riding School) Crescent Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, KT2 7RG ref: 4461    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 21/05/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 21/05/2020

Decision:

Demolition of the existing riding school buildings and the erection of 2x Blocks to accommodate 52 No. residential apartments, with associated car parking and landscaping.

 

Public Speakers:

 

For

 

Against

Jessica McSweeney

 

Andrew Jackson

 

Councillors Ian George and Sharron Falchikov-Sumner addressed the Committee under procedural rule 27 in the Council’s Constitution.

 

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) as set out in the agenda report and the following additional informative:

 

·         The use of grey water is to be encouraged on the site for the purposes of irrigation for the landscaping and/or buildings on the site.

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Malcolm Self (Chair), Lorraine Dunstone (Vice Chair) and Patricia Bamford, Kim Bailey, Mark Beynon, David Cunningham, Simon Edwards, Lesley Heap, Rebekah Moll (8).

 

 

 

Against:        None (0)

 

 

 

Abstain:        Councillor Roy Arora (1).


04/03/2020 - 19/01631/FUL - Site Of Service Station, Coombe Road, Kingston Upon Thames ref: 4463    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 04/03/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 04/03/2020

Decision:

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

 

 

 

 

 


04/03/2020 - 19/01228/FUL - Homebase, 229-255 & 277-279 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3SW ref: 4462    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 04/03/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 04/03/2020

Decision:

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).

 


04/03/2020 - 19/02729/FUL - 4-8 Crescent Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7QR ref: 4464    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 04/03/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 04/03/2020

Decision:

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

 


03/06/2020 - 19/02966/FUL - 11-25 Leatherhead Road,Chessington, KT9 2HN ref: 4460    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 03/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 03/06/2020

Decision:

Demolition of eight existing residential dwellings and the erection of 43 residential units with associated car and cycle parking, landscaping and access works.

 

Public Speaking:

 

For

Against

Simon Wallis

David Thompson

 

 

Councillors Andreas Kirsch and Christine Stuart addressed the Committee under Procedural Rule 27 within the Council’s Constitution, to speak against the application.

 

Some Members of the Committee raised concern with the application, particularly in terms of the mass and scale of the proposal.

 

A motion to refuse the application was proposed and seconded on the grounds of mass and scale, amenity, highways impact, air quality and the out of character design of the proposal in relation to the area.

 

The motion fell and the voting was as follows:

 

For:                 Councillors Lorraine Dunstone (Vice Chair) and Patricia Bamford (2).

 

Against:         Councillors Malcolm Self (Chair), Roy Arora, Kim Bailey, Mark Beynon, David Cunningham, Simon Edwards, Lesley Heap, Rebekah Moll (8).

 

Abstain:         None (0).

 

Resolved to Permit the conditional permission subject to legal agreement and the conditions set out in the published agenda with authority delegated to the Assistant Director (Planning) to amend any conditions, including to comply with the Section 106 agreement as required, and the inclusion of the following additional condition:

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Malcolm Self (Chair), Roy Arora, Kim Bailey, Mark Beynon, David Cunningham, Simon Edwards, Lesley Heap, Rebekah Moll (8).

 

Against:         Councillors Lorraine Dunstone (Vice Chair) and Patricia Bamford (2).

 

Abstain:         None (0).

 

 


15/10/2020 - 19/03167/FUL - 17-19 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7EW ref: 4455    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 15/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2020

Decision:

Description: Demolition of the two existing dwelling houses and the erection of a part three storey, part two storey nursing home comprising 67 bedrooms with associated car parking, landscaping, refuse and bicycle store.

 

Councillor Ian George addressed the Committee under Procedural Rule 27 as outlined the Council’s Constitution.

 

Public Speaking:

 

Applicant and representative

Objector

Chris Howe and Gaj Ragunathan

Steven Elliot

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report and the late material.

 

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Stephanie Archer, Kim Bailey, Mark Beynon, David Cunningham, Lorraine Dunstone, Simon Edwards, Lesley Heap, Rebekah Moll and Malcolm Self (9).

 

Against:         Councillor Roy Arora (1).

 

Abstain:         None (0).

 


15/10/2020 - 20/00945/FUL - 15 - 23 Fife Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1SB ref: 4456    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 15/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2020

Decision:

Description: Demolition of the existing buildings on site and the erection of a part-seven, part-nine storey building plus basement to provide co-living accommodation (use class sui generis) and a restaurant (use class A3), together with associated and ancillary facilities, access and servicing, parking and landscaping arrangements.

 

Councillor Sharron Falchikov-Sumner addressed the Committee under Procedural Rule 27 as outlined the Council’s Constitution.

 

There were no public speakers registered.

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the Conditions and Informatives as set out in the agenda report, and the late material and the following additional condition:

 

·         Detailed Operational Management Plan to be provided which includes details of accessible cooking/kitchen facilities.

 

Voting: Unanimous


02/09/2020 - 19/03090/FUL - Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5PR ref: 4458    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 02/09/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 02/09/2020

Decision:

Description:

Demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of a self-storage facility (Use Class B8) with associated vehicular access and servicing, car and cycle parking, and landscape works.

 

Public Speaking:

 

Objector

Applicant

Valerie Field

Simon Allan

 

Members raised concern with the size and appearance of the proposed signage and the impact that may have on surrounding buildings. In addition there was concern expressed in relation to noise and disruption caused by the development of the site.

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the Conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report and late material and the following additional conditions:

 

·         A detailed signage strategy to be submitted to the Council for approval.

·         The building shall only be used for a storage unit and for no other use.

·         A Management Plan shall be submitted to control the operation of the storage unit - the plan shall include details of opening hours and access arrangements.

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Stephanie Archer, Kim Bailey, Mark Beynon, David Cunningham, Lorraine Dunstone, Simon Edwards, Lesley Heap, Rebekah Moll, Dave Ryder-Mills, Malcolm Self (Chair). (10)

 

Against:         Councillor Roy Arora. (1)

 

Abstentions: None. (0)

 

 

 

 


02/09/2020 - 19/0267/FUL 16-18 Richmond Road and 2 Canbury Park Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 5EB ref: 4457    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 02/09/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 02/09/2020

Decision:

Description:

Demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of a part 9, 8 & 5 storey mixed use development fronting Richmond Road providing an A1/A3 use on the ground floor; 15 residential units on the ground and upper floors; erection of a 2-storey replacement building fronting Canbury Park Road to provide ancillary residential facilities at basement, ground and first floors; and provision of associated landscaping; cycle and refuse storage and associated works.

 

Public Speaking:

 

Objector

Applicant

Warren Samuels

 

Mark Thompson

Jenny Fitzgerald

 

 

A number of Members raised concern with the application on aspects such as the scale and massing of the proposal and its impact on the surrounding area.

 

A motion to grant the application, subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report and those set out in the updated late material fell.

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Kim Bailey and Simon Edwards. (2)

 

Against:         Councillors Stephanie Archer, Roy Arora, Mark Beynon, David Cunningham, Lorraine Dunstone, Lesley Heap, Dave Ryder-Mills, Malcolm Self (Chair). (8)

 

Abstentions: Councillor Rebekah Moll. (1)

 

Postscript – At the meeting of the Committee held on 25 November 2020 an amendment was agreed to correct a factual error in relation to the names recorded for those voting for and against being transposed in the above vote and the minutes now reflect this amendment.

 

Resolved to REFUSE the application for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposed development by reason of its height, bulk, and design would present an unduly prominent building which fails to satisfactorily transition from the low rise residential streets surrounding the site to the higher rise town centre. As such the proposed development represents a feature that would be discordant and jarring and would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the surrounding area and the approach to the Town Centre. The proposal is contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), Policies CS8 (Character, Design and Heritage), DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments) and DM11 (Design Approach) of the LDF Core Strategy (Adopted April 2012); Policy K9 (Design Quality in the Town Centre) of the LDF K+20 Kingston Town Centre Area Action Plan (Adopted July 2008); and Policies 7.4 (Local Character) and 7.7 (Location and Design of Tall and Large Buildings) of the London Plan 2016.

 

2.    The proposal, by reason of its design and siting represents an overdevelopment of this restricted site resulting in the under provision of communal and private amenity space which would result in a substandard form of accommodation, adversely affecting the amenities of the future occupiers of the development. Therefore, the proposal would be unacceptable and contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), Policy 3.5 of the London Plan (2016), Policies DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments) and DM13 (Housing Quality and Mix) of the LDF Core Strategy (Adopted April 2012), and Policy Guidance 13 and 14 of the LDF Residential Design SPD (Adopted July 2013).

 

3.    In the absence of a signed S106 legal agreement to ensure that the development would be car free and that car club membership is secured, the proposed development would result in an unacceptable additional level of parking pressure in the surrounding streets to the detriment of local parking conditions in the area which in turn could result in congestion and highway safety concerns. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policies DM9 (Managing Vehicle Use for New Development) of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames LDF Core Strategy (Adopted April 2012), Policy 6.13 (Parking) of the London Plan 2016 and guidance contained within the LDF Sustainable Transport SPD (Adopted May 2013) and the Council's Planning Obligations SPD (2017).

 

4.    The proposed development, because of the lack of a signed S106 legal agreement in respect of Planning Obligations relating to affordable housing; carbon offset payment and future proofing for linkage to Heat Network; playspace contribution; marketing of wheelchair housing units; resurfacing of footway; and local employment/training opportunities during construction, would not adequately mitigate the impacts of the development, contrary to Policy 8.2 (Planning Obligations) of the London Plan 2016, Policy IMP3 (Securing Infrastructure) of the LDF Core Strategy (April 2012) and the Council's Planning Obligations SPD (2017).

 

Informative(s):

1.    In dealing with the application the Council has implemented the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive way. We have made available detailed advice in the form or our statutory policies in the Core Strategy, Supplementary Planning Documents, Planning Briefs and other informal written guidance, as well as offering a full pre-application advice service, in order to ensure that the applicant has been given every opportunity to submit an application which is likely to be considered favourably.

 

2.    In dealing with the application the Council has implemented the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive way. We have made available detailed advice in the form or our statutory policies in the Core Strategy, Supplementary Planning Documents, Planning Briefs and other informal written guidance, as well as offering a full pre-application advice service, in order to ensure that the applicant has been given every opportunity to submit an application which is likely to be considered favourably.

 

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Stephanie Archer, Roy Arora, Mark Beynon, David Cunningham, Lorraine Dunstone, Lesley Heap, Rebekah Moll, Dave Ryder-Mills, Malcolm Self (Chair). (9)

 

Against:         Councillors Kim Bailey and Simon Edwards. (2)

 

Abstentions: None. (0)

 

 


28/07/2020 - Consultation item - 19/02323/FUL - Canbury Place Car Park, 12-52 Kingsgate Road, 13-43 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames ref: 4459    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/07/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Members considered a consultation item on planning application 19/02323/FUL - Canbury Place Car Park, 12-52 Kingsgate Road, 13-43 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames. Members noted that the application had been brought to the Development Control Committee for information purposes ahead of making any formal determination. The applicant presented details of the amendments which had been made to the proposal and provided detailed information on the traffic modelling.

 

 

Description:

·         Hybrid application comprising: Detailed application for Canbury Place car park and 12-52 Kingsgate Road for the demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of two buildings to provide residential apartments (use classC3), office space (use class B1a), nursery/offices (flexible use class D1/B1a) and gym/offices (flexible use class D2/B1a) with associated access, parking and landscaping arrangements, including the stopping up (closure) of Kingsgate Road.

 

·         Outline application, with all matters reserved except access, for 13-43 Richmond Road for the demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of a building to provide residential apartments (use class C3) and retail (use classes A1-A3).

 

 

A number of residents addressed the Committee to raise questions and areas of concern. The concern related to a number of issues including the impact on the character and appearance of the streetscene and surrounding area and the height and massing of the proposal, in addition the impact on surrounding roads in terms of traffic. By way of response the applicant acknowledged that the height had been a controversial element of the application and mentioned the opportunity area and the need to create homes near to train stations across the borough. It was explained that the North Kingston development brief was a useful reference document but it was intended for guidance and since it had been published Kingston had been declared an opportunity area for London in the draft London Plan. The applicant felt that a balance between design, public spaces and regeneration had been made in this case. With regards to traffic matters the applicant explained that in relation to the transport related aspects of the brief there had been a consultation with Transport for London (TfL) and the Council’s traffic department to identify issues if they had not been addressed within the application.

 

The Committee also noted a number of additional questions received from residents which had been circulated as late material. The issues related to fire safety, building height, viability assessments, a traffic study on Seven Kings Way, Richmond Road, Sopwith Way and Kingsgate Roads and protected heritage assets issues. In terms of the heritage assets it was explained by the applicant that from a townscape point of view a balance had been made following consultations with Heritage England and the Council’s Heritage assessments.

 

Members raised several queries including on the North Kingston Development Brief, Affordable Housing and contingency plans with regards to Phase 2 of the development which had land outside of the developer’s ownership.

 

The applicant explained that the North Kingston Development brief was being recognised and all public realm and transport requirements had been adopted as set out in the brief but had deviated on the height aspects. In terms of the ownership of the sites it was explained that it was common for larger regeneration schemes to incorporate land not necessary within full ownership of the developers and approval of the application would provide certainty to allow for those negotiations to take place. It was explained that a contingency plan was in place if Phase 2 was not possible. In terms of affordable housing the offer included 25% of units to be affordable with 70% of the discounted market rent at 80% market rent and 30% of affordable would be London Living Rent and that would be split proportionality across the scheme.

 


09/12/2020 - 20/02216/FUL - Land To Rear Of 204-210C Cambridge Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3LU ref: 4451    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/12/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

20/02216/FUL - Land To Rear Of 204-210C Cambridge Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3LU

 

Description: Partial demolition of the existing Roupell House building and erection of a part 3-storey, part 4-storey building comprising 23 residential units with associated landscaping, refuse and cycle storage, public pathway improvements to the eastern boundary and landscaping improvements to the existing communal amenity space to the rear of 37-40 York Road (Dale Court).

 

It was noted that late material was circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting.

 

At the approval of the Committee Councillors Wehring and Falchikov-Sumner addressed the Committee under Procedural Rule 27 as Ward Councillors.

 

Public speaking:

 

For - Applicant

Against

Councillor Emily Davey

Bob McCurry

Milena Lipska

Matthew Bailey

Malcolm Wood

John Haxworth

Paul Joslin

Jon Byrd

Chris Gilbert

Esterina Bartilomo

Jeremy Wright

 

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report and in the published late material and the following additional condition:

·         Mitigation package condition – An Ecology Phasing Plan should be established in the event of weather harmful to slow worm population. The relevant work would only be undertaken if under the supervision of a suitable ecologist.

 

Voting: Unanimous


09/12/2020 - 20/02213/FUL - Roupell House, Florence Road & Land To The Rear Of 37-40 York Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 6JS ref: 4450    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/12/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

ITEM (1) 20/02213/FUL - Roupell House, Florence Road & Land To The Rear Of 37-40 York Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 6JS

 

Description: Partial demolition of the existing Roupell House building and erection of a part 3-storey, part 4-storey building comprising 23 residential units with associated landscaping, refuse and cycle storage, public pathway improvements to the eastern boundary and landscaping improvements to the existing communal amenity space to the rear of 37-40 York Road (Dale Court).

 

It was noted that late material was circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting.

 

For - Applicant

Against

Councillor Emily Davey

Bob McCurry

Milena Lipska

Matthew Bailey

Malcolm Wood

John Haxworth

Paul Joslin

Jon Byrd

Chris Gilbert

Esterina Bartilomo

Liz Gilfillan

Lucy Pallet

 

An amendment to defer the application was put forward by Councillor Cunningham and seconded by Councillor Arora.

 

Voting:

For – Councillors Arora, Bailey, Beynon, Cunningham, Heap (5)

Against – Councillors Archer, Goodship, Ryder-Mills, Moll, Self (5)

Abstain – None (0)

 

The Chair cast the deciding vote against the amendment and therefore the amendment failed.  

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report, in the published late material and the following additional condition:

·         ’Car-free’ condition – prior to occupation of the development, the applicant shall submit a car park management plan setting out how future residents except those blue badge holders would be prohibited from accessing a car parking permit. Reason: In the interests of highway safety.

 

Voting:

For – Councillors Archer, Goodship, Ryder-Mills, Moll, Self (5)

Against – Councillors Arora, Beynon, Cunningham (3)

Abstain – Councillors Bailey and Heap (2)


04/11/2020 - 19/02715/FUL - The Russets, Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LX ref: 4454    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 04/11/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 04/11/2020

Decision:

Demolition of existing building and erection of a Care home (Use

Class C2) to accomodate 19x care units. Alterations to site layout, provision of 14x external car parking spaces,10x cycle parking and rear garden landscaping. Erection of boundary wall around the land parcel with two front access gates.

 

There were no members of the public registered to speak.

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report, in the late material and the following additional amendment to condition:

 

22. Flood Risk Management

Prior to the occupation of the development hereby permitted a detailed Flood Risk Management Plan shall be submitted to the local planning authority, including details of a satisfactory route of access and egress and to include a detailed assessment of the hydrogeological conditions at the site and to provide evidence that the hydro-geological features have been incorporated into the design of the development, in particular the foundation design.

 

Reason: In order to safeguard the future occupiers of the development in

accordance with Policy CS1 (Climate Change Mitigation) and CS2 (Climate

Change Adaptation) of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy

Adopted April 2012.

 

Voting: Unanimous


04/11/2020 - 19/02937/OUT - 187 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6AP ref: 4453    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 04/11/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 04/11/2020

Decision:

Members considered an Outline Application for the demolition of existing building and redevelopment of site for up to 59 residential units (Class C3) with associated car and cycle parking, amenity space and associated works (outline application to consider access and layout).

 

There were no public speakers registered on this item.

 

Members were concerned with the lower level of affordable housing provision on the site and welcomed the inclusion of a review mechanism.

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report, in the late material and the following additional informatives and conditions:

 

·         Review of Affordable Housing Provision at Reserved Matters stage. The Reserved Matters Proposals shall provide the maximum reasonable amount of affordable housing on site (50% of the units at a split to be agreed with the LPA) subject to viability considerations.

 

·         Early and Late Stage Reviews

 

·         Minimum of 7 Affordable units secured (4 LAP 3 Shared Ownership, mix as per the submission)

 

·         Review of the provision of 3 bedroom + units at Reserved Matters Stage. The Reserved Matters Proposal shall incorporate a mix of unit sizes and types and provide a minimum of 30% of dwellings as 3 or more bedroom units, unless it can be robustly demonstrated that this would be unsuitable or unviable.

 

·         Revised Energy Statement at Reserved Matters Stage to demonstrate that a minimum of 35% carbon saving cannot be achieved on site

 

·         2 Year Car Club Membership

 

·         Provision of publicly accessible Car Club Space within the development

 

·         Car Cap (no access to permits)

 

 

Voting: Unanimous


02/12/2020 - 20/01024/FUL - 10-13 Market Place, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1JP ref: 4452    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 02/12/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2020

Decision:

20/01024/FUL – 10-13 Market Place, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1JP

 

Description: Retention, refurbishment and associated external alterations to existing retail unit with proposed part two, part three storey extension of existing building to provide 33 x residential self-contained flats with provision of cycle parking, public area improvements and associated works.

 

It was noted that late material was circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting.

 

For - Applicant

Against

Alex McMillan

Tony Mead

Iain Buzza

Darryl Barker

Bryn Iwanyckyj

Ian Thody

Juan Jose Sarralde

Gareth Turner

Neil Rowe

Brian Cheetham

Clare Wheeldon

Becki Hallaway

 

 

Resolved to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report, and in the published late material and the following additional conditions:

-       Adding obscured glazing privacy screens which allow light through but not visibility into the building from the outside.

-       Seek to soften the impact of the “turgid” nature of the green colour used for the roof finish. Request for material samples to be submitted and approved after consultation with members and agreed in writing.

 

Voting*:

For: Councillors Archer, Bailey (Vice-Chair), Beynon, Edwards, Ryder-Mills and Self (Chair) (6)

 

Against: Councillors Arora, Cunningham, Dunstone and Moll (4)

 

Abstain: None (0.)

 

*Councillor Heap was not present for the full duration of the meeting due to technological issues so could not take part in the vote for this item.


31/03/2021 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS ref: 4447    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Decision:

Item A1 - 20/02495/FUL. Surrey House, 34 Eden Street, NCP Car Park, St James Road. Former Hippodrome, Eden Street and Bo Concept, the Roundhouse, 20 Eden Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1ER.

 

Description: Full planning application for the demolition of Surrey House, Multi Storey Car Park, Hippodrome and Bo Concept and the erection of 2 (two) Office buildings [Use Class - E(g)(i)] Building A and Building B: Building A 9 storeys (22,144 (GEA) sqms) Building B 11 storeys (11,587 (GEA) sqms). The erection of a replacement multi storey car park of 354 spaces plus cycle parking (for use as a public car park at weekends) landscaping, public realm upgrades, servicing, pedestrian and vehicular access. This application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement. This application is Phase 1 of a 2 stage development - Phase 2 is covered by application reference 20/02499/OUT 

 

Late material circulated prior to the meeting was noted by members.

 

Councillor Falchikov-Sumner addressed the Committee under procedure rule no. 27.

 

For - Applicant

Against

Sebastian Munden
Jonathan Lawes
Chris Darling
Yvette Edwards
Sarah Jackson
Justin Bolton
Barry Kitcherside

 

Robin Caitlin

Toby Hiscock

Andrea Coates

Keith Payne

 

RESOLVED to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report, and in the published late material.

 

Voting:

For: Councillors Archer, Bailey, Beynon, Cunningham, Dunstone, Edwards, Heap, Ryder-Mills and Self (9)

Against: Councillors George and Moll (2)

Abstain: Zero (0)

 

Item A2 - 20/02499/OUT - Lever House, St James’s Road Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1ER 

Description:Outline planning permission for the demolition of Lever House and the erection of a Residential (C3) building not exceeding 16 storeys comprising of a maximum of 115 units, along with a ground floor cafe/retail pod (Use Class - E (c)) with all matters reserved except for access, layout and scale. This application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement. This application is Phase 2 of a 2 stage development - Phase 1 is covered by application reference 20/02495/FUL 

 

Late material circulated prior to the meeting was noted by members.

 

For - Applicant

Against

Sebastian Munden
Jonathan Lawes
Chris Darling
Yvette Edwards
Sarah Jackson
Justin Bolton
Barry Kitcherside

 

Robin Caitlin

Toby Hiscock

Andrea Coates

Keith Payne

 

RESOLVED to PERMIT subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the agenda report, and in the published late material.

 

Voting:

For: Councillors Archer, Bailey, Beynon, Cunningham, Dunstone, Edwards, Heap, Ryder-Mills and Self (9)

Against: Councillors George and Moll (2)

Abstain: Zero (0)

 


16/03/2021 - 20/00977/FUL - Former Builders Merchants 64 - 68 Brighton Road Surbiton ref: 4449    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 16/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 16/03/2021

Decision:

Members considered a planning application for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new 2 storey building with 3rd storey recess fronting Brighton Road, comprising flexible commercial space (use classes A1, A2,B1a, D1[medical]) on the ground floor and 7 residential dwellings above with 9 terraced properties to the rear, together with associated access, parking, waste, cycle storage and landscaping.

There were no public speakers registered to speak.

 

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) as set out in the agenda report and the following additional amendment to condition:

 

·        Condition 26 surrounding bin collection to be discharged by the Assistant Director of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure in consultation with the Chair and relevant Ward Councillors.

 

Voting: Unanimous

 

 

 


16/03/2021 - 20/03077/FUL - Tiffin Girls School Richmond Road ref: 4448    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 16/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 16/03/2021

Decision:

Members considered a planning application for the construction of a new 2-storey sports hall comprising hall, office, storage, foyer and viewing gallery with associated tree screening.

 

There were no public speakers registered.

 

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) as set out in the agenda report and the following additional amendments to conditions:

 

·         Condition 11 and 12 to be discharged by the Assistant Director of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure in consultation with the Chair of the Development Control Committee.

 

·         Amendment of Condition 4 to ensure building materials have acoustic properties so that noise emanating from the building is limited to acceptable levels.

 

 

Voting: Unanimous


07/07/2020 - Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) Warding Review - Delegation to Response and Recovery Committee ref: 4442    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/07/2020 - Council

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 07/07/2020

Decision:

The Council noted that the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) was currently undertaking a three year programme of electoral reviews of London Boroughs. Stage 1 of its review of Kingston’s arrangements took place between November 2018 and March 2019 and concluded that the Council would in future continue to require 48 elected Members to satisfactorily fulfil its functions.

 

The second and final stage of the review examined the ward boundaries, ward names and the number of Members to be elected to represent each ward. It is designed to ensure that each Councillor represents approximately the same number of voters and the patterns of wards reflect the interests and identities of local communities and promote effective local government.

 

The Commission withdrew its original draft recommendations in respect of Kingston's warding arrangements in March 2020 after it established that it had overlooked a number of representations submitted by local residents in response to an initial consultation exercise. These recommendations were, however, re-issued unaltered on 16th June, triggering a further consultation period which expires on 27th July. In view of the consultation timescales it is recommended that the Response and Recovery Committee be authorised to agree the response to the recommendations on behalf of the Council. The LGBCE has indicated that it is prepared to extend its deadline to accommodate the agreement of the proposed response at the Committees scheduled meeting on 30th July.

 

The LGBCE would publish its final recommendations in November 2020, subject to Parliamentary scrutiny and approval of the new electoral arrangements were scheduled to come into effect at the Borough elections in May 2022.

 

RESOLVED that the Response and Recovery Committee be authorised to agree the Council's response to the Local Government Boundary Commission's draft warding arrangement recommendations.

 

Voting:

 

For:                 Councillors Abraham, Arora, Bass, Bailey, Beynon, Fiona Boult, Olivia Boult, Cobbett, Cunningham, Davey, Davis, Dunstone, Durrant, Edwards, Fram, Foulder-Hughes, Gander, George, Goodship, Green, Ha, Heap, Holt, Hughes, Kerr, Kirsch, Lidbetter, Moll, Netley, Ryder-Mills, Schaper, Self, Sheppard, Stuart, Sweeney, Thayalan, Thompson, Tolley, Wehring, White, Wookey, Yoganathan and Young. (43)

 

Against:         Councillor Falchikov-Sumner (1)

 

 

Abstain:         None (0).

 

Councillors Abbas, Archer and Ravalia were unable to vote due to technical difficulties.

 


07/07/2020 - Draft South London Waste Plan 2021-2036 - [Reference from Response and Recovery Committee - 25 June 2020] ref: 4441    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/07/2020 - Council

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 07/07/2020

Decision:

The Council considered a report outlining the recommendations of the Response and Recovery Committee following its meeting held on 25 June 2020.

 

In 2012, the Royal Borough of Kingston, together with the three London boroughs of Croydon, Merton and Sutton, adopted the South London Waste Plan (Development Plan Document) 2011-2021 which allocated sites, created planning policies and designated areas for waste management development.

 

It was noted that the South London Waste Plan document had been prepared jointly with the London Boroughs of Croydon, Merton and Sutton and the recommendations were to carry out a statutory public consultation on the joint document and to submit the document to the Secretary.

 

 

Resolved that -

1.    The Draft South London Waste Plan and associated documents be approved for a Regulation 19 consultation;

 

2.    The Draft South London Waste Plan and associated documents be approved for submission to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, subject to no substantial modifications being required as a result of the consideration of the representations received;

 

3.    Any minor changes arising during or subsequent to the Examination-in-Public be delegated to the Assistant Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure in conjunction with the relevant Portfolio Holders.

 

Voting: Unanimous


07/07/2020 - Appointment of Members to London Councils Committees and other London bodies for the 2020/21 municipal year ref: 4444    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/07/2020 - Council

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 07/07/2020

Decision:

Resolved that the appointments to the London Council’s Committees, Panels and other London bodies for the municipal year be determined by the Leaders of the relevant Political Groups upon notification to the General Counsel.

 

Voting: Unanimous


07/07/2020 - Appointments of Members to Committees, Panels and other bodies ref: 4443    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/07/2020 - Council

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 07/07/2020

Decision:

Members considered the appointments to Committees panels and other bodies as set out in the late material.

 

Resolved that the appointments to the Committees, Panels and other bodies be determined by the Leaders of the relevant Political Groups upon notification to the General Counsel.

 

Voting: Unanimous


19/05/2020 - Appointment of Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor's Escort ref: 4446    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/05/2020 - Council

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2020

Decision:

The Council noted that, in accordance with S5(1) of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 1972, the Mayor, Councillor Margaret Thompson, had appointed Councillor Sushila Abraham to serve as Deputy Mayor for the remainder of her Mayoralty, succeeding Councillor Munir Ravalia with effect from 4 May 2020.

Councillor Munir Ravalia was thanked for serving as Deputy Mayor in 2019/20.

Councillor Abraham had appointed Dr Mathew Abraham as her Escort. 

At its meeting in April 2021, Council will be invited to elect Councillor Abraham as Mayor for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.      


19/05/2020 - Mayoral Arrangements for the 2020/21 Municipal Year ref: 4445    Information Only

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/05/2020 - Council

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2020

Decision:

As set out in the report at Appendix A of the agenda (refer Minute 5 above), central Government had lifted the statutory requirement on local authorities to hold an Annual Meeting of the Council for 2020.  The Council was advised, therefore, that there would be no Annual Meeting of the Council in 2020.

In these circumstances, and in accordance with The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, the Council noted that Councillor Margaret Thompson will remain in office as Mayor until the Annual Meeting in May 2021 or until the Council determines otherwise, whichever is the earlier.

 


13/10/2020 - Appointments of Members to Committees, Panels and other bodies ref: 4440    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Council

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 13/10/2020

Decision:

Members considered the appointments to Committees panels and other bodies as set out in the late material.

 

Resolved that all members of the Conservative Group to be appointed as Substitute Members for all Committees of the Council except for the Health & Wellbeing Board where it will be all members of the Conservative Group not on the Health Overview Panel.

 

Voting: Unanimous


15/12/2020 - Achieving for Children Governance Arrangements ref: 4439    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/12/2020 - Council

Decision published: 10/06/2021

Effective from: 15/12/2020

Decision:

Members considered the recommendations of the Response and Recovery Committee at its meeting on 30 July 2020regarding adjustments to the Achieving for Children (AfC) governance arrangements.

 

It was noted that AfC had been initially established by the London Borough of Richmond and the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames to undertake and provide a range of services to children and young people and an Inter Authority Agreement (IAA) had been entered into on 31 March 2014. On 1 August 2017, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was admitted to the Company as a new member and entered into an IAA with the other authorities and AfC. The three councils established a Joint Committee to agree and assess the operation and performance of the Company.

 

 Following a review of AfC governance arrangements it was proposed that functions in relation to Band 3 Reserved Decision Making Matters be transferred from the AfC Joint Committee to relevant bodies of the three constituent authorities with the Joint Committee becoming an ad-hoc dispute resolution committee.  In the case of this Council it was proposed that the functions be transferred to the Children’s and Adults Care and Education Committee. This would strengthen governance arrangements and ensure that each Council had direct oversight and influence over a number of significant AfC functions.

 

It was noted that similar reports had been considered and approved by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (on 27 October 2020) and the London Borough of Richmond (on 24 November 2020).

 

Resolved that the amendments to the Constitution detailed in Appendix A be approved.

 

Voting: Unanimous