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Declarations of Interest
Councillor John Whelan declared that he had been a member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority from 2002-08 but that during that period the proposals contained in item 3 (Knights Hill House, 210 Knights Hill, SE27) had not been discussed.
To agree the minutes of the meetings of 12 October and 14 December as an accurate record of these meetings.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the previous meetings held on 12 October 2010 and 14 December 2010 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings subject to the following amendments:
14 December 2010
Item 3 – Norfolk Mansions, 108 Streatham High Road, SW16
Paragraph 14 line 2 – delete the word ‘unit’ after ‘unviable’.
Item 6 – The London Eye, Queens Walk, SE1
Paragraph 1 – 6th bullet point to read ‘Data on user numbers’
Item 7 – Jubilee Gardens, SE1
End paragraph in brackets – add a full stop after ‘weathering’
Item 8 – 68-70 Clapham High Street, SW4
Paragraph 2, line 3 delete the word ‘office’ and insert ‘officer’.
Case ref: 10/02504/FUL
Recommendation: Grant conditional permission
(Case No. 10/02504/FUL) (Page 71 of the Agenda)
Responding to a question regarding discussions at pre–application stage, officers confirmed that the plans presented at that stage had been similar to the final application but that there had been a considerable amount of additional information submitted, including an external noise impact assessment.
The meeting was addressed by 3 residents who made the following points:
In addition photographs of Fire Brigade Vehicles and operations at another fire station were submitted to members of the Committee.
Councillor Jane Pickard, Ward Councillor for Knight’s Hill Ward, addressed the meeting. She raised the question of why the present station needed to be vacated. It was stated that a conversion was not possible because the existing building was listed. She considered this reason to be unconvincing as in March 2010 new guidance had been issued regarding listed Fire Stations which gave the Fire Authority more leeway. She felt that the new guidance had not been taken on board. In addition it was likely that the present premises would remain derelict until they fell down from disuse.
It had been agreed that the Fire Station would have a residents meeting room but this had subsequently been ruled out and she questioned why this was.
If the application was agreed she asked that there be stricter conditions on noise, particularly at weekends as it was possible that training would take place on Saturdays and Sundays.
Andy Hickmott, Assistant Commissioner London Fire Brigade, addressed the meeting. He stated that the current station had been built in 1914 and was now listed and in the highest ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
Case ref: 10/03257/FUL
Officer recommendation: Refuse planning permission
(Case No. 10/03257/FUL) (Page 53 of the Agenda)
In introducing the report officers referred to the fact that the applicant had appealed to the Planning Inspectorate against the Council’s failure to determine the application within the prescribed 8 weeks time limit and therefore the officer recommendation was that the word ‘minded’ be added.
The meeting was addressed by a local resident who also represented the Stanthorpe Triangle Residents’ Association who stated that there was a concentration of bedsits in the area and a decrease in the number of family houses. This was bad for the community, creating a transient population and was against current council policy. It was pointed out that the property opposite comprised 5x2 bed flats. This had been agreed following a successful appeal. The increasing density of population was resulting in rising traffic congestion. The proposed development was intrusive and not in keeping with the area. There was also concern in that the Certificate of Lawful Development had been granted shortly before the present application had been made.
David Gandhi, applicant, addressed the meeting. The property was 190 metres square and there should be no restriction on the conversion. There was a mix of unit sizes (3x2 bed flats and 1x1 bed flat) and that should be acceptable. The scale of the proposed extensions were modest. As regards the house opposite the original building had been demolished whereas this proposal would retain the original building and provide 4 good quality units. The extensions were only to the side and rear; it was a very large plot and would accommodate 4 families. He had submitted previous similar applications that had been refused and subsequently upheld on appeal and this property had more land space than other sites. He also stated that all the proposed rooms were above the minimum standards.
Councillor Alexander Davies, Ward Councillor for Streatham Wells addressed the meeting and stated that he supported the residents and that there were clear planning grounds on which to refuse the application.
MOVED by Councillor Diana Morris and SECONDED by Councillor Brian Palmer and unanimously
RESOLVED: That the Committee be minded to refuse planning permission for the reasons set out in the report.
Case ref: 10/03287/FUL/DSM/17941
Recommendation: Approve subject to a satisfactory Deed of Variation of Section 106 Agreement
(Case No. 10/03287/FUL/DSM/17941) (Page 21 of the Agenda)
In introducing the report officers explained that they were recommending that in the wording for condition 14 the phrase “the relevant works” be substituted by the words “above ground works”. They also drew attention to the addendum circulated at the meeting which stated that as regards paragraph 7.5.5 of the report the applications referred to had not been determined. In addition in paragraph 9.0 the date in recommendation ii) should read 2011 not 2010.
The Chair expressed concern regarding some of the proposed conditions in that she considered that the phrase “the relevant works” should be substituted by the words “above ground works”. Matthew Gibbs, on behalf of the applicant, agreed to the proposal.
MOVED by Councillor Diana Morris, SECONDED by Councillor Brian Palmer and unanimously
i) That the permission be re-issued inclusive of the conditions as set out in the report and the amendments below, but subject to the satisfactory completion of a Deed of Variation of the s.106 agreement (inclusive of an amendment to Schedule 7 to allow for the submission of a scheme for public art prior to works above ground as opposed to prior to implementation); or
ii) In the event that the Deed of Variation is not completed by 24th January 2011, then the Head of Development Control is authorised to refuse planning permission for the following reason:
“In the absence of a completed Deed of Variation transferring the obligations of the s.106 agreement pertaining to application 07/04264/FUL onto this new consent, the Local Planning Authority can not be guaranteed that the obligations conferred upon the developer that were considered necessary to make the proposed development acceptable in planning terms would be delivered”.
7, 8, 11, 14, 16 and 30 - where the phrase “the relevant works” is to be substituted by the words “above ground works”.