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London Borough of Sutton Planning Department Council Online Planning - Decision Notice Summary

Planning Application Number: C2017/77886
Site Address: Cadet Centre ACF HACKBRIDGE ROAD HACKBRIDGE SM6 7AS
Description: Demolition of existing building and erection of three 4-bed detached dwellings with associated hard and soft landscaping and new vehicle access from Corbet Close.
Decision Date: 30 October 2017
Decision Type: REFUSED
Temporary Expiry Date:
Decision Level/Committee: DELEGATED. OFFICER DECISION
Conditions / Reason for Refusal: (1) The proposal for three dwellings, by reason of their cumulative scale, bulk and massing, and as result of the relatively constrained plot size, would constitute overdevelopment of the site, to the significant detriment of the character of the area and the appearance of the streetscene. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy BP1 of the Core Planning Strategy DPD, Policies DM1 and DM3 of the Site Development Policies DPD, Policy 28 of the draft Local Plan and Sutton's Urban Design Guide 'Creating Locally Distinctive Places' SPD.

(2) The proposed development would fail to provide an adequate level off-street car parking spaces, and would therefore likely result in over-spill parking onto the nearby residential roads to the detriment of the highway and to the detriment of local parking provision. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy DM22 of the Site Development Policies DPD and Policy 37 of the draft Local Plan.

(3) The proposed development, by reason of the height, bulk and massing of the proposed dwelling in 'Plot 3', coupled with the proximity of this dwelling to the rear boundaries of Nos. 95, 96 and 97 Corbet Close, would result in a significant loss of amenity to the occupiers of these properties by way of a loss of light and outlook and the creation of a sense of enclosure. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy DM2 of the Site Development Policies DPD, Policy 29 of the draft Local Plan and the Design of Residential Extensions SPD.

(4) The proposed development is likely to affect a tree of significant amenity value, which is the subject of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). No detailed information has been submitted to allow the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to assess the impact of the proposed development on this tree of significant amenity value. The LPA requires the submission of a tree survey, an impact assessment and a tree protection plan, and without this information, it is considered that the applicant has failed to demonstrate that harm to this significant tree can be avoided and a refusal is indicated on this basis.

(5) The proposed development would fail to provide adequate, accessible and convenient waste and recycling storage and collection facilities on site, and no clear waste strategy has been submitted. As such, the proposal would be contrary to Policy 5.17 of the London Plan and the London Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance.

(6) The proposed development, by reason of the height and bulk of the proposed dwelling within Plot 2, coupled with the proximity of the southern elevation of the dwelling within Plot 2 to the garden space of Plot 1, would result in a sub-standard level of private external amenity space for the future occupiers of Plot 1 in terms of a lack of suitable outlook and the creation of a sense of enclosure, and the proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy DM2 of the Site Development Policies DPD, Policy 29 of the draft Local Plan and the Mayor's Housing SPG.

INFORMATIVES.

(1) The drawing Nos. relating to this decision are: 102, 103 (Rev. A), 104 (Rev. A), 105, 106 (Rev. A), 107 (Rev. A), 108 (Rev. A), 109, 110 (Rev. A), 113, 114, 1001 (Rev. A), 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 'Planning, Design and Access Statement' (September 2017).

(2) The applicant did not seek pre application advice and the application does not comply with the relevant planning policies. The scale of amendments required to make the application acceptable are such that it would be a materially different application. Sutton Council therefore had no alternative but to refuse planning permission. The applicant is advised to obtain pre application advice before submitting any new application.

(3) The Council consider that this proposal would be liable for a contribution under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Before work commences you must complete an Assumption of Liability Notice (Form 1) and return this to developmentmanagement@sutton.gov.uk. This form can be found online at - https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200126/applications/70/community_infrastructure_levy/5 Further details of what to submit and timescales in relation to the Community Infrastructure Levy can be found oline at - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/community-infrastructure-levy. Please note that penalty surcharges will be added to any contributions should the above guidance not be followed.

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