Planning Report – April 2019

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Sandrock Pub – Ref: 19/01134/FUL
Erection of two storey side/rear extension to The Sandrock Public House and use of first floor as 1 x two bedroom flat for staff accommodation. Erection of a three/four storey building to rear of pub comprising 19 flats (7 x one bedroom, 6 x two bedroom and 6 x three- bedroom flats) with associated car parking, cycle and refuse storage and landscaping.

We objected on the grounds that the proposal is an over-development for the area, which compromises the London Plan Policy 3.4.

The proposed development’s massing and height do not reflect the local character and roof forms of the surrounding locality and does not comply fully with minimum spaces standards for new dwellings or fully comply with the required amenity space standards.

The development does NOT meet the Strategic Policy DM1, and is non-compliant to Croydon Plan Policy DM1. The development is non-compliant to the Croydon Plan Design and Character policies of DM10 and is non-compliant to Policy DM10.4 e).

The proposal’s Refuse Storage facilities do not meet the required capacities for refuse bins and does not give adequate manoeuvrability space for operatives to access and remove refuse and recycling bins safely. The proposal has insufficient car parking space, and there would be major overlooking and invasion of privacy to the occupants of neighbouring properties.

MORA Objection sent: 24th Apr 2019
Consultation closes: 10th May 2019
Target Decision: 16th Jul 2019
• Total Consulted: 82
• Objections: 5
• Supporting: 0

Further developments are in the May 2019 Planning Report.

17 Orchard Avenue – Ref: 19/00131/FUL
Demolition of existing detached house, erection of 2- storey building with further floor of accommodation in roof-space comprising 1 x 1 bedroom flat, 3 x 2-bedroom flats and 1 x 3 bedroom flat, formation of vehicular access and provision of 4 associated parking spaces and refuse storage.

We objected on the grounds that the proposal does not meet London Plan Policy 3.5 minimum space standards for new dwellings and is non-compliant to Policy DM10.4 Private Amenity Space.

SPD2 Para 2.29 requires Height of projection of neighbouring properties should be no greater than 45° as measured from the Centre of the closest habitable room on the rear of the neighbouring property. The projected 45° line is not clear of the proposed structure and thus fails the Policy SPD2 45° Rule.

We also objected to this proposal on the grounds that it does NOT meet the requirements of Policy DM13 or Council Guidance on Refuse & Recycling for New Developments.

The proposal is non-compliant to Policy: Shirley Place Homes para 11.200 & Character, Heritage and Design para 11.202, and the policy Shirley Place Transport para 11.205 has NOT been fulfilled.

MORA Objection sent: 3rd Apr 2019
Consultation closed: 10th Apr 2019
Target Decision: 5th May 2019
• Total Consulted: 33
• Objections: 8
• Supporting: 1

Further developments are in the May 2019 Planning Report.

56 Woodmere Avenue – Ref: 19/01352/FUL
Demolition of a single-family dwelling and erection of a 3- storey block containing 2 x 3-bedroom, 6 x 2-bedroom and 1 x 1-bedroom apartments with associated access, 7 parking spaces, cycle storage and refuse store.


We objected on grounds of over-development and non-compliance to the current adopted London Plan Policy 3.4 Optimising Housing Potential due to excessive Residential Density and excessive Housing Density.

The proposed dwelling does not fully meet the required minimum space standards as required by the current adopted London Plan Policy 3.5, on grounds of inadequate parking provision and non-compliance to the London Plan Policy 6.13 and London Plan Policy 6.11.

We also objected on grounds of non-compliance to Croydon Plan Policy DM10.1 and Para 6.37, and that it does not meet the requirements of Policy DM13 or Council Guidance on Refuse & Recycling for New Developments as published by Croydon Council with regard to Refuse Storage Area Capacity. It is also non-compliant to Policy: Shirley Place Homes para 11.200 & Character, Heritage and Design para 11.202.

MORA Objection sent: 8th Apr 2019
Consultation Closes: 18th Apr 2019
Target Decision: 15th May 2019
• Total Consulted: 9
• Objections: 14
• Supporting: 0

Further developments are in the May 2019 Planning Report.

32 Woodmere Avenue – Ref: 19/00783/FUL
Demolition of the existing property and the erection of a replacement detached two storey building with accommodation in the roof-space, comprising 7 self-contained flats (2 x 1 bedroom, 3 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 3 bedroom) with 5 off street car parking spaces, bike store, integrated refuse store and site access.

Although the proposed development presented is architecturally acceptable the proposal fails on a number of design requirement Planning Policies which results in an overdevelopment of the proposal for the locality and would not provide acceptable living conditions for future occupants. We therefore objected to this proposed development on grounds of over-development and non-compliant to the current adopted London Plan Policy 3.4 Optimising Housing Potential due to excessive Residential Density of 350hr/ha and excessive Housing Density 116.67 u/ha at a locality of PTAL 1a. without justification.

MORA Objection sent: 14th Mar 2019
Consultation Close: 24th Mar 2019
Target Decision: 16th Apr 2019
• Total Consulted: 25
• Objections: 15
• Supporting: 0

Further developments are in the May 2019 Planning Report.

9a Orchard Rise – Ref: 18/06070/FUL
Demolition of the existing house and office and erection of a two-storey apartment block comprising 4 two-bedroom apartments and 5 three-storey three- bedroom houses, together with associated access and parking.

We objected on grounds of non-compliance with Policy DM25 a) as surface run-off is not adequately managed at the source as required by the policy.

We also objected on grounds of it being inappropriate for the location and Non-Compliant to London Plan Policy 3.5 which requires a presumption against back garden development. London Plan Table 3.3 Minimum Space Standards for new dwellings, storage space; London Plan Policy 7.4 Local Character; Croydon Local Plan Policy DM10 – Design and Character at Policy DM10.1, DM10.2, DM10.5 and DM10.8. Also, on non-compliant to Croydon Local Plan Policies DM13 – Refuse & Recycling at DM13.1 & DM13.2; Policy DM23 – Development and Construction; DM25 – Sustainable Drainage Systems and Reducing Flood Risk and DM27 – Protecting and enhancing our biodiversity. The proposed development has inadequate Fire Precautions as Fire Tenders could not gain access to the site. The proposal Lacks an Ecological and Wildlife Assessment Survey.

MORA Objection sent: 10th Jan 2019
MORA Objection Addendum sent: 25th Jan 2019
Consultation Closed: 30th Jan 2019
• Total Consulted: 59
• Objections: 42
• Supporting: 0
Councillor referrals: Councillor Sue Bennett & Councillor Richard Chatterjee
Case Officer Report recommends: Grant Approval
Planning Committee Slot: 21st Mar 2019
Permission Granted: 21st Mar 2019

MORA Stage 1 Complaint (28th Mar 2019) relevant Planning Policies contained in the emerging Supplementary Planning Guidance at Suburban Residential Development SPD2 were NOT adequately considered in the determination of this planning application (Case Number: 4939913).
Stage 1 Response (24th Apr 2019) from Pete Smith, Head of Development Management.
MORA Stage 2 Complaint (1st May 2019)

Further developments are in the May 2019 Planning Report.

20-22 The Glade – Ref: 18/05928/FUL
Erection of 2 x three bed semi-detached dwellings with associated access and pa
rking. Formation of parking areas for 20 & 22 The Glade.

We objected to this development proposal on the grounds of being non-compliant to the current adopted London Plan Policy 3.4 Optimising housing potential, with respect to Residential Density at PTAL 1a and being non-compliant to the Croydon Local Plan Policy DM10.4e relating to garden development by NOT meeting the required minimum area of 200m2 and that the policy requirement of a minimal length of 10m throughout the width of the retained garden area of the host property at 22 The Glade.

MORA Objection sent: 4th Jan 2019
Consultation closed: 6th Jan 2019
Target Decision: 1st Feb 2019
• Total Consulted: 18
• Objections: 11
• Supporting: 0
Permission Granted: 1st Feb 2019

MORA Stage 1 Complaint (14th Feb 2019) against approval as Non-Compliant on Residential Densities and Back Garden Development Policies (Case Number: 4893951).
Stage 1 Response (5th Mar 2019) from Pete Smith, Head of Development Management.
MORA Stage 2 Complaint (14th Mar 2019)
Stage 2 Response (9th Apr 2019) from Shifa Mustafa, Executive Director of Place.
Escalation to the Local Government Ombudsman (14th Apr 2019)

Further developments are in the May 2019 Planning Report.

DEREK RITSON
MORA Planning

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