Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 27 April 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Karen Wyeth  Email: k.wyeth@spelthorne.gov.uk

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27/22

Minutes pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 30 March as a correct record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2022 were approved as a correct record.

 

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Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from councillors under the Councillors’ Code of Conduct, or contact with applicants/objectors under the Planning Code.

Minutes:

a) Disclosures of interest under the Members’ Code of Conduct

 

There were none.

 

b) Declarations of interest under the Council’s Planning Code

 

Councillor B Spoor reported that he had visited both sites relating to applications  21/01801/FUL and 20/01555/FUL but had maintained an impartial role, had not expressed any views and had kept an open mind.

 

29/22

Planning application 21/01801/FUL - Sunbury Cross Ex-Services Association Club, Crossways, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 7BG pdf icon PDF 363 KB

Ward

Sunbury Common

 

Proposal

Demolition of existing Sunbury Ex-Servicemen’s Association Club and redevelopment of site including the erection of two residential buildings of 5-storeys and 8-storeys comprising 47 flats with associated car parking, cycle storage, landscaping and other associated works.

 

Recommendation

This application is recommended for approval subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 agreement.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description:

Demolition of existing Sunbury Ex-Servicemen’s Association Club and redevelopment of site including the erection of two residential buildings of 5-storeys and 8-storeys comprising 47 flats with associated car parking, cycle storage, landscaping and other associated works.

 

Additional Information:

Paragraph 7.2:- With reference to this paragraph, the Council’s Latest Draft Local Plan dated 2022-2037 no longer proposes the Ex-Servicemen site as a Site Allocation.  This is because by the time the Local Plan is adopted, the site is already likely to be developed.

 

With regard to the Consultation section (paragraph 4.1), the following correction is to be made:-

 

Council’s Group Head  Neighbourhood Services Community Well-being

No objections.

 

 

Public Speaking:

 

In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Jay Patel spoke for the proposed development raising the following key points:

 

-       The application accords with local, national planning policies and appropriate guidance.

-       The plans are believed to be the best and optimum development of this brownfield site.

-       The application provides 17 affordable homes and represents 51% of the new floor space created.

-       The revised scheme reflects positive engagement with the Council Officers.

-       The revised scheme addresses the concerns raised in respect of the previous application.

 

 

Debate:

During the debate the following key issues were raised:

 

-       Concerns over the first application had been addressed

-       Regret that a community hub had been lost within the area

-       Concerns about the width of Crossways as it is a busy, narrow road

-       The Highways Agency has no objections on highway safety grounds

-       Concerns over the possible rise in anti-social behaviour

-       The Crime Prevention Officer had been consulted and had no concerns.

-       A Section 106 Agreement would be in place to provide affordable housing within the development

-       Concerns about the effect on businesses within the surrounding area

 

It was proposed by Councillor N Gething and seconded by Councillor Bateson to approve the application

 

Decision:

The application was approved as per the recommendation subject to the applicant first entering into a S106.

 

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Planning application 20/01555/FUL - Land to the north of Hanworth Road (Lok'n'Store and Johnson & Johnson pdf icon PDF 443 KB

Ward

Sunbury Common

 

Proposal

Demolition of existing buildings and structures and redevelopment of the site to include the erection of two new commercial buildings. Unit 1 to be Class B8 use and Unit 2 to be for flexible use within Classes B2, B8 and/or light industrial (Class E). A revised junction layout (A316 slip lane) and associated parking, servicing, landscaping and access and infrastructure works.

 

Recommendation

This application is recommended for approval subject to conditions, as set out in Section 8 of the report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Description:

Demolition of existing buildings and structures and redevelopment of the site to include the erection of two new commercial buildings. Unit 1 to be Class B8 use and Unit 2 to be for flexible use within Classes B2, B8 and/or light industrial (Class E). A revised junction layout (A316 slip lane) and associated parking, servicing, landscaping and access and infrastructure works.

 

Additional Information:

Amended Plan

Plan 16625-/121B has been superseded by 16625-/121C which shows tree retention:

 

Consequently condition no.2 to be amended as follows:

16625-/106E; /121B; /VL_L01E received 11 April 2022

16625-/121C received 25 April 2022

 

Paragraph 3.3:- Corrections have been made in this paragraph for consistency of using GIA (Gross Internal Area) figures rather than GEA (Gross External Area) figures:

 

“The proposal involves the demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of 2 no. new commercial buildings providing a total of 10,439 sq. m (GEA) 9870 sq. m (GIA). Unit 1 will be located towards the western side of the site and measure 61.5m in width, 38.35m in depth and up to 16.5m in height. It will have 7,872 sq. m (GEA) 7432 sq. m (GIA) configured across 3 4 levels. The applicant states that it is anticipated that the unit will be used for self-storage although permission is being sought for a general B8 Use Class which comprises storage or distribution uses.   Unit 2 located on the eastern side of the site will measure 56.1m in width, 43.4m in depth and up to 16.5m in height. A total of 2,567 sq. m GEA 2438 sq. m (GIA) is proposed. The applicant is seeking a flexible use of either Use Class B2 (General Industrial), B8 (Storage and Distribution), or Light Industrial purposes in Use Class E.  A total of 51 car parking spaces are proposed: 15 no. for Unit 1 and 36 no. for Unit 2. A new road junction is proposed off the A316. This will be in a similar location to the existing junction and will improve the access/egress for users of all the units on the industrial estate. The existing secondary vehicular access to Johnson & Johnson will be closed. The servicing yards will be located at the rear of the site. The floorspace of both existing buildings is 8275 sq. m (GIA) which is to be replaced with a total of 9870 sq. m (GIA) floorspace making the increase 1595 sqm.”

 

A late letter of representation on behalf of Costco has been received raising concerns on the revised access arrangements and highway safety. Costco suggest that the revised plans should be subject to a formal Road Safety Audit.

 

It is relevant that note that the revised access arrangements have gone through a formal Road Safety Audit with National Highways who is satisfied with the revisions.

 

Public Speaking:

There were no public speakers for this application.

 

Debate:

During the debate the following key issues were raised:

 

-       The application was a sensible use of the site

-       Concerns over increase in noise for residents  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30/22

31/22

Majors report pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To note the details of future major planning applications.

 

Minutes:

The Planning Development Manager submitted a report outlining major applications that may be brought before the Planning Committee for determination.

 

The Committee Resolved that the report of the Planning Development Manager be received and noted.