Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 14 June 2016 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Henry Langford Tel: 020 7926 1065 Email:  hlangford@lambeth.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

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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.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 03 May 2016 and 17 May 2016.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 03 May 2016 and 17 May 2016 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings subject to the amendments as detailed in the second addendum.

 

 

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

 

 

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363-365 Clapham Road (Larkhall) 16/01229/FUL & 16/01230/LB pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    16/01229/FUL

     

    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.

     

    16/01230/LB

     

    Resolve to grant Listed Building Consent.

     

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

    Minutes:

    Case No 16/01229/FUL and 16/01230/LB (agenda item three, page 19 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 10 June 2016 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the proposed loss of employment floorspace, affordable housing offer and quality of residential units. Members were also advised to consider the proposed height and bulk of the development along with the impact on neighbouring residential amenity and nearby trees.

     

    Officers confirmed the procedure for submitting written and visual representations to the planning authority prior to the committee meeting. All the information councillors needed to make a balanced decision of the application was included within the officer’s report, addenda and presentation.

     

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

     

    • The garden at 1 Hazelwood Mews was currently secluded and peaceful. The building on the south side of the proposed development would directly overlook the garden and result in a loss of privacy to residents.
    • The proposed building would be overbearing on neighbouring properties.
    • A number of late amendments had been made to the application and local residents had not been given enough time to fully consider their impact. Residents had also not had enough time to employ a planning consultant to represent them at the committee.
    • The building would unduly impact on the level of sunlight and daylight received by the residents at 1 Hazelwood Mews. This contravened Policy Q2 of the Lambeth Local Plan 2015.
    • The proposals would have a devastating impact on local neighbouring residents’ quality of life and more time was required for further consultation and revision to the plans.
    • The gardens neighbouring the site at 361 Clapham Road were particularly special and contributed to the local conservation area. Privacy would be compromised by the proposed development and residential amenity would be effected by office workers and noise from the children’s playground.
    • The applicant’s arboricultural report did not confirm that there would be no damage to local trees. The basement construction was likely to harm tree roots and this would have a knock-on effect for local wildlife and the conservation area.
    • The height and massing of the development was significant and would undoubtedly effect the levels of sunlight and daylight reaching 361 Clapham Road.
    • There was no precedent for new tall buildings or basement developments in the area and the height of the proposed rear building was not offset by being set back from the property boundaries.
    • A development containing 28 residential units and the potential for 120 office workers on site was not consistent with the character of the local conservation area.
    • The refuse and waste management issues remained unresolved.
    • Planning officers and the Arboricultural Officer needed to visit the site and reassess the impact of the development.

     

    The planning consultant, agent and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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Planning Appeal and Enforcement Appeal Decisions - February and March 2016 pdf icon PDF 248 KB