Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 5 September 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, SW9 7PH

Contact: Maria Burton Tel: 020 7926 8703 Email:  MBurton2@lambeth.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests

Under Standing Order 4.4, where any councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct (para. 4)) in any matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council, a committee, sub-committee or joint committee, they must withdraw from the meeting room during the whole of the consideration of that matter and must not participate in any vote on that matter unless a dispensation has been obtained from the Monitoring Officer.

 

 

Minutes:

There were none.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 01 August 2017.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 01 August 2017 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.

 

The Chair announced a provisional timetable for the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 9.9.1.

 

 

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Rising Sun House, 133 Vauxhall Street (Princes) 16/06169/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s Recommendations:

     

    Resolve to grant conditional planning permission.

     

    Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to:

     

    1. Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Director of Planning and Development considers reasonably necessary;

     

    2. Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations pursuant to section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, including refining, adding to, amending and/or deleting the obligations detailed in the heads of terms as the Director of Planning and Development considers reasonably necessary; and

     

    3. Complete the planning obligations referred to above. In the event that the committee resolves to refuse planning permission and there is a subsequent appeal, delegated authority is given to officers, having regard to the heads of terms set out in the report, to negotiate and complete a Section 106 agreement in order to meet the requirements of the Planning Inspector.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 16/06159/FUL (agenda item 4, page 57 of the agenda pack).

     

    The Chair explained that officers were recommending deferral of the item to enable consultation with residents’ groups to take place.

     

    It was MOVED by Councillor Wilcox, SECONDED by Councillor Simpson, and

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    To defer consideration of the application.

     

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OCCC Estate, Cornwall Road, Wootton Street and Windmill Walk (Bishop's) 16/06172/FUL pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Officer’s Recommendations:

     

    1.    Resolve to grant conditional planning permission subject to the completion of an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 of the planning obligations listed in this report and any direction as may be received following further referral to the Mayor of London.

     

    2.    Agree to delegate authority to  the Assistant Director of Planning and Development  to:

     

    a.    Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report; and

    b.    Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in this report pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

     

    3.    In the event that the committee resolves to refuse planning permission and there is a subsequent appeal, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning and Developments, having regard to the heads of terms set out in the report, to negotiate and complete a document containing obligations pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in order to meet the requirement of the Planning Inspector.

     

    4.    In the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within 4 months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning and Development to refuse planning permission for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the mitigating contributions identified in this report and to defend any subsequent appeal.

    Minutes:

    Case No. 16/06053/FUL (agenda item 3, page seven of the agenda pack and page one of the addendum).

     

    The Chair explained that officers were recommending deferral of the item to enable legal clarification of the existing protected tenancy units and their status in the proposed development.

     

    It was MOVED by Councillor Wilcox, SECONDED by Councillor Simpson, and

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    To defer consideration of the application.

     

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44 Clapham Common South Side (Clapham Common) 17/00605/FUL pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1. Resolve to grant planning permission, subject to conditions, completion of a Section 106 agreement and any direction as may be received following further referral to the Mayor of London.

     

    1. Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning, Development and Transport to:

     

    1. Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report
    2. Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in this report pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act.

     

    1. That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within 4 months of this committee the Director of Planning, Development and Transport be given delegated powers to consider refusing the application in the absence of a legal agreement.

     

    1. In the event that the committee resolves to refuse planning permission and there is a subsequent appeal, delegated authority is given to officers, having regard to the heads of terms set out in the report, to negotiate and complete a Section 106 agreement in order to meet the requirements of the Planning Inspector.

    Minutes:

    Case No. 17/00605/FUL (agenda item 6, page 195 of the agenda pack, page nine of the addendum and page nine of the second addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer gave a presentation which included a summary of the report and subsequent addenda that had been published on Friday 01 September 2017 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the demolition of existing vacant buildings, the erection of six new residential and office buildings up to ten storeys in height, the impact on nearby heritage assets, the affordable housing offer, the public benefits of the scheme, the proposed materials and the distances from neighbouring buildings.  A site visit had been held the previous Saturday.  Members were shown existing and proposed site elevations and a sample of the proposed materials.

     

    Following the officer’s presentation, the objectors raised the following concerns:

    ·         There was a 3 metre tall concrete wall along the boundary of the site and Abbeville Road.  The developers had committed to the maintenance of the wall and trees for the five years required in the conditions.  It would be preferable to require the developer to commit to the maintenance in perpetuity.

    ·         The viability of the proposal had not been adequately demonstrated.

    ·         The report’s description of the flood risk did not convey the extent of flooding at the lower end of the site.  Properties on Abbeville Road flooded regularly as the buildings were built on wells and streams.

    The agents and architect then provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         The site was complex, and the applicant had worked with the community throughout the application.  A letter of support had been received from the Notre Dame Estate.

    ·         The report stated that flooding requirements had been met and officers had praised the information that had been provided.

    ·         The condition regarding the boundary treatment could be amended to be acceptable for Abbeville Road residents.

    ·         There would be increased employment space in the proposal.

    ·         There were two options for the affordable housing offer and the applicant would liaise with registered providers.

    ·         The proposal would redevelop a backland site.

     

    Officers then provided the following information in response to questions from Members:

    ·         Condition 12 required any trees or plants that die within five years of occupation to be replaced.

    ·         Some of the boundary fence with the Notre Dame Estate would not be opened up due to the topographical difference and the change in street character at that end of the Estate.

    ·         Currently the site was predominantly hard-landscaped, and rain flowed down to Abbeville Road.  The development would have attenuation tanks and green roofs, as well as landscaping to reduce water run-off with 120 trees to be planted on site.  Flood officers were satisfied with the plans.

    ·         All of the courtyards and amenity areas would be fully accessible.

    ·         Indicative drawings, including of the public square, had been provided.  The s106 agreement would require public use in perpetuity.

    ·         The Council’s housing team was comfortable that a registered  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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2 - 7 Stockwell Green (Larkhall) 16/02035/FUL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    RECOMMENDATIONS:

     

    1.    Grant conditional planning permission subject to the satisfactory completion of a Section 106 Agreement.

     

    2.    Agree to delegate authority of the Director of Planning, Development and Transport to:

    -       Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report; and

    -       Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in this report pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

     

    3.    That if the Section 106 Agreement is not signed within 4 months of this committee the Director of Planning, Development and Transport be given delegated powers to consider refusing the application in the absence of a legal agreement.

     

    4.    In the event that the committee resolves to refuse planning permission and there is a subsequent appeal, delegated authority is given to Officers, having regard to the heads of terms set out in the report, to negotiate and complete a Section 106 Agreement in order to meet the requirements of the Planning Inspector.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 16/02035/FUL (agenda item 3, page nine of the agenda pack, page one of the addendum and page one of the second addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer gave a presentation which included a summary of the report and subsequent addenda that had been published on Friday 01 September and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the demolition of the existing building, the erection of a part 2, 3 and 4 storey building with residential and A1 use, the impact on nearby heritage assets, the provision of refuse storage, cycle parking and communal amenity space and agreed payments in lieu of provision of affordable housing and on-street - disabled car parking.  Members were shown images of the existing site and streetscape, and of plans, elevations and on-street views of the proposal.  Two conditions were proposed that had not been included in either addendum, regarding piling/basement construction and details of the children’s playspace.

     

    Officers and the applicant’s representatives then provided the following information in response to questions from Members:

    ·         All three residential blocks would be linked and the rooftop amenity space would be fully accessible.  The condition regarding secured by design would cover security between the blocks.

    ·         While the amount of playspace to be provided fell below London Plan standards, the shortfall was relatively small at 5.4m2.  This was deemed acceptable due to the constraints of the site.  Some flats in Block C would have gardens.

    ·         After liaising with Transport Officers, the applicant had agreed to pay £10,000 towards an on-street disabled car parking space.

    ·         To access the cycle parking at the lower ground level, users would have to walk along a corridor and down a set of steps, with a cycle ramp.  A condition was in place to approve the details of the cycle storage.

    ·         The refuse storage would be shared by residents and the A1 unit.  The contribution of £20,000 towards a loading bay had addressed Veolia’s concerns.

    ·         A tenant had not yet been secured for the A1 unit. 

    ·         Policy ED10(d) was not breached as some retail space would be retained.  Officers had worked with the applicant to maximise the amount of retail space as the initial application had been wholly residential.

    ·         Six people were currently employed on the site, whereas nine would be employed in the new development.

    ·         The local centres of Brixton and Stockwell were within 400 metres of the site.

    ·         The viability assessment had been considered several times by BNP Paribas and the contribution of £38,000 was deemed appropriate.  The viability assessment had been based on the lapsed approval granted in 2016.  There would be a review mechanism for the financial contribution.

    ·         The permission granted in 2008 did not include any affordable housing provision, as it was not then required in policy.

    ·         It was the opinion of officers that the provision of family sized units had been maximised given the constraints of the site.

    ·         Achieving an acceptable design had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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Planning Appeal and Enforcement Decisions April 2017 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

    To note the Planning Appeal and Enforcement Decisions for April 2017.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted the outcome of appeal decisions and thanked officers for their work.