Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room (B6) - Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, London, SW2 1RW. View directions

Contact: Henry Langford, Senior Democratic Services Officer, Tel: 020 7926 1065 Email: hlangford@lambeth.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

Under Cabinet Rule 1.5.2, where any Cabinet Member 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 of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To approve the minutes from the meeting of Monday 17 September 2018.

 

Non-key decision

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 17 September 2018 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.

3.

Lambeth Local Plan Review pdf icon PDF 392 KB

    Key decision

    All wards

     

    Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment & New Homes, Councillor Matthew Bennett

    Sue Foster: Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Growth

     

    Contact for enquiries:

    Catherine Carpenter, Delivery Lead Planning Strategy and Policy, Neighbourhoods and Growth, 020 7926 1251, ccarpenter@lambeth.gov.uk

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes, Councillor Matthew Bennett, introduced the report and noted that the Lambeth Local Plan had been adopted in September 2015 subject to early review. The report under consideration recommended a second round of public consultation on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan and responded to changes in national planning policy as well as the emerging new London Plan. Councillor Bennett noted a range of policy areas where the council was proposing changes. These included student housing, hotels, the approach to managing house conversions, affordable housing, viability assessments, minimum space standards, affordable workspace, car-free developments and improved cycling infrastructure. He thanked members of the Planning and Development Cabinet Advisory Panel for their input before expressing particular gratitude to Catherine Carpenter and the Planning Policy team for their work to date on the Draft Revised Local Plan.

     

    Councillor Becca Thackray (Green Party) addressed the committee and requested further clarification on biodiversity calculations in planning assessments as well as carbon offsetting, which she said should be including in the Draft Revised Local Plan. The Planning Strategy and Policy Manager, Catherine Carpenter, responded the new London Plan covered these issues and would work alongside the Draft Revised Local Plan. The new London Plan included the Urban Greening Factor (a quantification of green infrastructure including biodiversity) as well as a requirement for carbon offsetting. Lambeth collected related financial contributions in certain circumstances.

     

    The Leader of the Council, Councillor Lib Peck, welcomed the inclusion of proposed policy changes around affordable workspace which, coupled with the council’s new Creative and Digital Industries Strategy, would provide support for organisations throughout Lambeth. She then expressed thanks to officers for their continued work on the Local Plan.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    1.         To agree public consultation on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan (Appendix 2 of the report) and associated Proposed Changes to the Policies Map (Appendix 4), to take place over eight weeks between October and December 2018.

     

    2.         To agree the Local Development Scheme (Appendix 5 of the report).

     

     

4.

Lambeth Transport Strategy pdf icon PDF 242 KB

    Key decision

    All wards

     

    Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment & New Homes, Councillor Matthew Bennett

    Sue Foster: Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Growth

     

    Contact for enquiries:

    Simon Phillips, Transport and Public Realm Strategy Manager, Planning, Transport and Development, 0207 926 4067, sphillips2@lambeth.gov.uk

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Cabinet Member for Environment and Clean Air, Councillor Claire Holland, introduced the report which presented a long-term vision for mobility and connection across the borough. She explained that the guiding principles of the Draft Transport Strategy had been developed following consultation with key stakeholders and that they would help to deliver the three priorities identified in Borough Plan 2016-2021. The Transport Strategy presented an opportunity to extend Lambeth’s reputation as a walking, cycling and public transport borough. It placed public health at the centre of transport planning and tackled poor air quality, focusing on people rather than traffic.

     

    Councillor Becca Thackray (Green Party) addressed Cabinet and welcomed the Draft Transport Strategy, noting that Lambeth had a high potential for increased numbers of cyclists. She asked whether the possibility of a Mini-Holland had been investigated before requesting further information on an additional Overground station, accessibility at Loughborough Junction Station and potential SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique) schemes.

     

    The Transport and Public Realm Strategy Manager, Simon Phillips, responded that TfL now operated a Liveable Neighbourhoods programme which gave boroughs the opportunity to bid for funding for long-term schemes, however not to the same levels as Mini-Holland. Potential Overground stations had been investigated at Brixton and Brixton East and officers were now looking at Loughborough Junction, the latter of which would receive improvements to accessibility in the event of a viable scheme being agreed and confirmed. Officers would also explore whether SCOOT could be used as a tool to encourage compliance with the speed limit in the borough.

     

    The Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Councillor Ed Davie, welcomed the emphasis on sustainable forms of transport and cited the public health emergency resulting from the air quality in London. Lambeth Council needed to be ambitious in its action to improve air quality and tackle climate change. Simon Phillips added that lots of small changes on a local level would produce positive results.

     

    Councillor Lib Peck said that cabinet members work with officers to investigate the successes of the Mini-Holland scheme in Waltham Forest and engage with their colleagues across London. A site visit would be beneficial.

     

    Councillor Holland concluded that the council was working with local communities on these issues and would also engage with the Mayor of London to deliver a more sustainable environment for residents. It would also put pressure on Government and train providers to address air quality and improve local transportation.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    1.         To agree public consultation on the Draft Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan (Appendices 1 and 2 of the report) to take place over eight weeks between October and December 2018.

    2.         To approve the Draft Local Implementation Plan for submission to TfL.

    3.         To delegate authority to Cabinet Member for Environment and Clean Air to approve any revisions to the Local Implementation Plan required by TfL.

     

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Report to Authorise the First Round Public Consultation on a Preliminary Draft CIL Charging Schedule pdf icon PDF 351 KB