Cane Hill planning meeting
21/09/2016 10:31:00......Posted by Luke Clancy
Last night I attended a joint meeting of residents associations – Coulsdon West Residents Association (CWRA) and East Coulsdon Residents Association (ECRA).
We discussed a report regarding Cane Hill coming before planning committee this Thursday. The report is on ‘Applications for Approval of Reserved Matters for the redevelopment of the site’ and the agenda item after that refers to the moving of a "camera resolution" where it is proposed to move into part B of a meeting and exclude the press and public.
Residents were rightly concerned at the prospect of planning decisions being made behind closed doors without their knowledge.
I have now sought clarification from the Planning Committee Chairman Cllr Paul Scott who says this will not be the case.
For the record Cllr Scott states: “There will be no decisions made regarding the reserved matters applications at Thursday's planning committee. These sorts of applications are decided under delegated powers by the officers. This is fully in accordance with the Council's constitution.
“There will be no 'part b' held in private. The paper is for information only, although committee members will have the opportunity to ask questions.
“The reserved matters relate to the detailed aspects of the layouts and designs of those parts of the site that were not granted consent in 2013. Matters such as the access arrangements were approved then.”
Needless to say, residents still strongly believe this development without direct access on to the A23 Coulsdon Bypass will have a detrimental effect on the traffic in both the town centre and on surrounding classified and residential roads. I will be voicing these concerns on behalf of residents at Thursday’s meeting.