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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2011 with the amendment to the attendance to show Councillor Kate Stinton as absent.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2011 are confirmed as a correct record with the attendance amended to show Councillor Kate Stinton as absent.
A summary of the reasons for granting permission and of any relevant development plan policies and proposals is included in the report of the Interim Head of Planning on each application where permission is recommended. Permitted applications are subject to the conditions, informatives and other requirements set out in the report together with any other details on late responses to consultations or comments received since the agenda was printed, revised drawings circulated at the meeting and amended recommendations, additional conditions and informatives set out below.
Under the arrangements for speaking on planning applications objectors and applicants spoke on the following application.
Telegraph Cottage. Warren Road 11/14479
RESOLVED that the following applications are permitted as indicated.
4.1 Telegraph Cottage. Warren Road KT2 7HU 11/14479
Demolition of existing detached swimming pool building and erection of two storey 7 bedroom detached house with basement and accommodation in the roofspace and single storey detached garage
10. No development shall commence until a landscaping scheme including the retention of the existing trees and 2 replacement trees for each of the trees to be removed and screen planting along the southern boundary (to include plant species, size at time of planting, numbers; planting locations and densities) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented within the first planting season following completion of the development and the tree planting and landscaping shall thereafter be maintained for five years to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority. Any trees or shrubs which die during this period shall be replaced in the first available planting season, and the area shown to be landscaped shall be permanently retained for that purpose only.
Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and also that the Local Planning Authority shall be satisfied as to the details of the development in accordance with Policy BE9 (Trees and Soft Landscaping) of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Unitary Development Plan First Alteration and Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments including House Extensions) of the LDF Core Strategy Submission Draft May 2011.
16 Notwithstanding the approved plans details of the glazed lantern shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before development commences.
Reason: In order to ensure no harm would arise to any adjoining occupiers and in accordance with BE12 (Layout and Amenity of Buildings and Extensions), H1 (Protection of Residential Amenities) and STR6 (Conserving and Enhancing the Built Environment) of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Unitary Development Plan First Alteration and Policy DM10 (Design Requirements for New Developments including House Extensions) of the LDF Core Strategy Submission Draft May 2011.
4.2 1 Fir Grove KT3 6RH 11/14456
Erection of dormer window to facilitate loft conversion
4.3 91 Alric Avenue KT3 4JP 11/14479
Alterations to and retention of existing patio and retention of ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
This Tree Preservation Order (TPO) protects several trees potentially affected by the redevelopment of the site. The trees are recognised as contributing to the amenities of the locality and the LPA is placed under a duty to protect trees on development sites.
An objection on 6 grounds submitted on behalf of the owner was considered.
RESOLVED that the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames TPO No.10 is confirmed without modifications.
Reason for decision
The TPO reinforces the local planning authority position requiring retention of the designated trees through the course of development and ensures the long-term continuation of the cycle of tree cover in the area.
A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) was served at the request of Gatehouse Close Residents Association to prevent the removal of a Rhododendron. This followed an application by Rokeby School to build a temporary access through their boundary, which would have resulted in the removal of this tree. It is clear the Rhododendron was originally planted as part of a boundary screen. The tree is considered to be a good specimen in good condition and contributes positively to the amenity of the locality.
An objection from the Bursar at Rokeby School was considered. The objection was essentially on the grounds that this Rhododendron is no more valuable than any other shrub and that Rhododendrons are invasive and have a negative impact on native vegetation
RESOLVED that the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames TPO No.19 is confirmed without modifications.
Reason for decision
To confirm the TPO, this reinforces the local planning authority position requiring retention of the designated trees through the course of development and ensures the long-term continuation of the cycle of tree cover in the area.