Agenda and minutes
Development Control Committee
Wednesday, 15th December, 2010 7.30 pm
Venue: Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA
Contact: Peter Snow
of the meeting held on 8 December 2010 (ENCLOSURE). (to follow)
The Minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2010 were approved as a correct record, and signed by the Chair.
Report of the Executive Head of Planning and Transportation (ENCLOSURE).
The Committee considered a report on the above application for the demolition of all existing buildings and the erection of a part three, part four storey building comprising 395m2 of commercial floor space (within Use Classes A1, A2, B1 and D1) at ground floor, and two one-bedroom, 33 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom self-contained flats at ground, first, second and third floor levels, together with bicycle and refuse facilities, a total of 29 undercroft and surface car parking spaces, and controlled vehicular access from Shorts Road.
The application had been de-delegated by Councillor Hamish Pollock.
Officers reported, subsequent to the preparation of their report, the comments submitted by Transport for London and objections to the application submitted by Tom Brake MP. There were no objections from waste management or the Environment Agency. They also reported the receipt of a further 28 letters of objection and two letters of support, and proposed a further recommended condition to ensure that the proposed nursery could not be let for other uses. The applicant had also indicated a willingness to accept a further condition, if members wished, to provide additional parking on the proposed amenity space, which would be offset by an enlarged roof terrace.
In response to questions officers explained: that there was no difference in the height of the development now proposed and that submitted previously, but the area of the third storey had been reduced; that additional parking spaces could only be achieved by reducing the amenity space and offsetting that reduction by providing more amenity space on the roof; that the proposed nursery was expected to create fewer than ten additional traffic movements at peak times, which was not a significant issue; that the opening and closing times of the nursery would be outside peak hours; that the planning inspector had taken into account the listed status of the wall in Shorts Road and some of the St Philomena’s School buildings when reaching the earlier decision on appeal; and that the siting, design and materials of the proposed development had been established by the appeal decision.
Ms Janice Funnell, Ms Marilyn Clegg and Ms Vicky Boardman, objectors, and Councillors Hamish Pollock and Jill Whitehead, ward councillors addressed the meeting under Standing Order 33, and Mr Robin Harper replied for the applicant.
The principal issues raised by Ms Funnell were:-
The principal issues raised by Ms Clegg were:-