Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room B6, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill SW2 1RW

Contact: Maria Burton Tel: 020 7926 8703 Email:  MBurton2@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 149 KB

To agree minutes of the meetings held on 30 October and 13 November

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 30 October and 13 November 2018 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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Tesco Stores, 275 Kennington Lane and 145-149 Vauxhall Street (Oval) 18/02597/EIAFUL pdf icon PDF 2 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 containing the planning obligations listed in the report and any direction as may be received following further referral to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State.

     

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

     

    a.     Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes; and

    b.    Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes 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, Transport and Development, having regard to the heads of terms set out in the report and PAC minutes, 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 three months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to refuse planning permission for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the mitigating contributions identified in the report and the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/02597/EIAFUL (agenda item four, page 53 of the agenda pack, page 8 of the addendum and page 3 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 30 November 2018 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the provision of 571 dwellings, 35% affordable housing with an acceptable tenure split, a replacement Tesco store, flexible A1/A2/A3/B1 space, parking spaces for the Tesco store, 24 disabled parking spaces for residents, the new public realm and the less than substantial harm to heritage assets.  The reduced size of the proposed replacement Tesco store reflected changing shopping habits and greater efficiencies, but would still be suitable for doing a weekly shop.  As the application met the Mayor of London’s affordable housing threshold, it went through the fast track scheme and was not subject to a viability assessment.  Members were shown images of the site, its relationship with the Kennington and Vauxhall Conservation Areas, the proposed floorplans, the proposals for the public realm, servicing arrangements, views of the site and links to the Oval Gasholder development.

     

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

    ·         The proposed landscaping was poorly thought out and could not be achieved due to low levels of daylight.

    ·         Playspace should be located in sunny areas.

    ·         The park in Cutlers Way would be windy and would receive minimal sunlight.  The noise of children’s voices in the courtyard playspace may disturb residents.

    ·         Residents had raised concerns over the cumulative height when considered with the Gasholder site.  This development was not sympathetic to the surrounding area.

    ·         The density of the site and consequent overshadowing would create an environment that would struggle to support plants and trees.

    ·         The public realm was also designated a main service route, and objectors questioned how the space could perform both functions.

     

    The applicant, agent and architect then provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         This application was part of the OAKDA masterplan and was the result of a number of years’ work with officers to secure new homes, public realm and employment space.  It had been designed in tandem with the Gasholder site, and pedestrian and cycle routes would link the sites.

    ·         The development would provide training and employment opportunities.

    ·         Tesco had been on Kennington Lane for 20 years and would continue to work with the community in the future.

    ·         There would be a 70% reduction in car parking spaces for Tesco customers.  There would be parking for cargo bikes and electric vehicle charging points would be provided.

    ·         A large temporary store and car park were proposed during construction, which was application 18/02598/FUL, to be considered at this meeting.

    ·         The development was formed of three plots.  There was a stepping down in height from the rear of the site to Kennington Lane.

    ·         It would a mixed-use development, with active frontages on Kennington  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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Tesco Stores, 275 Kennington Lane and 145-149 Vauxhall Street (Oval) 18/02598/FUL pdf icon PDF 759 KB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.     Resolve to grant conditional planning permission.

     

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

     

    a.     Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes; and

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

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/02598/FUL (agenda item five, page 155 of the agenda pack and page 43 of the addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer gave a presentation which included a summary of the report and subsequent addendum that had been published on Friday 30 November 2018. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the provision of a temporary Tesco store during the construction of application 18/02597/EIAFUL and the reconfiguration of the existing car park.  Members were shown images the site, proposed floorplans and elevations, and examples of other temporary Tesco stores.

     

    The representative from Tesco then provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         The provision of the temporary store would secure continuity for customers and staff.

    ·         The temporary store would be more intensively stocked, with higher shelves to maximise stock levels.

     

    At 22:00 the Committee elected to proceed with the meeting for a maximum of a further 45 minutes in order to conclude the remaining matters of business.

     

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

    ·         The temporary store would be built in a modular method while the existing store was still in operation.  The existing store would then be demolished, and Plot A of application 18/02597/EIAFUL would be built.  When the replacement store was open, the temporary store would close.

    ·         The staff cycle parking would be in secure spaces at the entrance to the car park.

    ·         63 car parking spaces were proposed for the temporary store, similar to the number to be provided with the new store.  The review mechanism was in place for the new store due to the anticipated reduction in car usage in the future, but this was not considered appropriate for this application due to the temporary nature of the application.  A similar review condition could be added if Members felt it necessary.

    ·         It was anticipated that the same number of customers would use the temporary store as the existing store.

    ·         Use of cargo bikes for deliveries could be explored.

    ·         Servicing would be done from Vauxhall Street.  The applicant’s assessment had shown that there would be no difference in the number of deliveries compared to current arrangements.

    ·         A clothing recycling point could be accommodated on the site.

    ·         There would need to be careful management of vehicle movements on site, as construction and delivery vehicles would use the same road.

     

    It was MOVED by Councillor Windle, SECONDED by Councillor Haselden, and

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    To GRANT planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report and published addenda and the following:

    i)      An additional informative regarding condition 18 requesting that space be provided for cargo and Christiania bike parking.

    ii)     An additional informative with regard to the waste management strategy asking the applicant to consider installing a clothing and possibly other recycling points.

     

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

    a) Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendum and/or PAC minutes; and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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Gasholder Station, Kennington Oval (Oval) 18/04063/DET pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.     Resolve to grant approval of details pursuant to Conditions 15, part (f) of Condition 52 and part (v) of Condition 53 of Planning Permission ref: 17/05772/EIAFUL.

     

    2.       Agree to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to determine Condition 52 parts (a) to (c) and Condition 53 parts (i) to (iv) and (vi) to (x) of Planning Permission ref: 17/05772/EIAFUL.

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/04063/DET (agenda item six, page 191 of the agenda pack, page 48 of the addendum and page 8 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 30 November 2018 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the Construction Logistics Plan that Members had requested return to Committee for approval, the aim to minimise the amount of time that construction vehicles spend on Vauxhall Street, the access routes to and from the Gasholder and Tesco sites and the amendments to the cycle lane on Vauxhall Street.

     

    The applicant then provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         Berkeley Homes took Health and Safety concerns seriously and had responded to comments made previously by the Committee.

    ·         The proposed use of Vauxhall Street had been significantly reduced, and there would be improved safety measures for pedestrians and cyclists.

    ·         Deliveries would be managed online and reviewed daily.

    ·         Traffic marshals would be fully trained.

    ·         The project team would be contactable 24 hours a day and would work with community groups.

     

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

    ·         2% of vehicles would exit via Vauxhall Street, and would then turn left onto Kennington Oval.  Vehicles would use the strategic road network, rather than local streets.  The precise route from Vauxhall Street to the strategic road network could be specified.

    ·         There were proposals to temporarily suspend parking bays in order to allow large vehicles not to encroach on the footpath when exiting via Vauxhall Street and Kennington Oval.  These suspensions would be for a matter of hours, so reprovision of the space was not planned.  Any reprovision would require surveys of nearby roads to assess capacity.

    ·         Any penalties if vehicles parked in suspended bays would be a matter for Highways Enforcement.

    ·         Four parking spaces on Montford Place would have to be permanently suspended where the new Phoenix Road would join Montford Place, and three parking spaces would be temporarily suspended.  It would be desirable to reprovide the permanently suspended parking bays, but a parking survey would be required.

    ·         Any changes to the highway would be under a Section 278 Agreement, and the Council would be in control of the process.

    ·         The staff welfare facilities would include offices, showers, toilets and a canteen.  There would be no staff car parking.

    ·         The existing contraflow cycle lane on Vauxhall Street would be converted to a two-way cycle lane, and would be widened in order to allow this.  There would be a separation to the main highway, but the type of barrier had not yet been determined.  The barrier would need to be relatively robust, with a minimum kerb height to prevent vehicles, particularly HGVs, overrunning into the cycle lane.  This would form part of the Section 278 Agreement. 

    ·         Any changes to the highway would be consulted on.

     

    The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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Zennor Road Industrial Estate, Zennor Road (Thornton) 18/03142/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.     Resolve to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.

     

    2.     Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Director of Planning, Transport and Development considers reasonably necessary.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/03142/FUL (agenda item three, page 21 of the agenda pack, page 1 of the addendum and page 1 of the second addendum).

     

    Members agreed to hear the item without an officer’s presentation.

     

    Members noted that the opportunity to upgrade windows had been removed in the addendum.

     

    It was MOVED by Councillor Leigh, SECONDED by Councillor Kind, and

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT planning permission, subject to conditions.

     

    2.     To delegate authority to the Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Director of Planning, Transport and Development considers reasonably necessary.

     

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Appeal Decisions April 2018 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

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Appeal Decisions May 2018 pdf icon PDF 280 KB