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

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.

South Bank Centre (Bishops) 19/00313/FUL, 19/00315/LB, 19/00314/ADV  pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer Recommendation: 19/00313/FUL

     

    1. Resolve to grant conditional planning permission.

     

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

    and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this

    report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

    Officer Recommendation: 19/00314/ADV

     

    1. Resolve to grant conditional express advertisement consent.

     

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

    and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this

    report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

    Officer Recommendation: 19/00315/LB

     

    1. Resolve to grant listed building consent.

     

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

    and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this

    report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case Nos. 19/00313/FUL, 19/00315/LB and 19/00314/ADV (agenda item 4, page 189 of the agenda pack and page 11 of the second addendum).

     

    Members agreed that the officer’s presentation was not required.

     

    19/00313/FUL:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report and published addendum.

    2.    To delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendum and/or PAC minutes.

     

    19/00315/LB:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT listed building consent

    2.    To delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendum and/or PAC minutes.

     

    19/00314/ADV:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT conditional express advertisement consent.

    2.    To delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendum and/or PAC minutes.

     

3.

Hungerford Coach Park At South Bank (Bishops) 19/00118/FUL, 19/00240/ADV pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Officer Recommendation: 19/00118/FUL

     

    1. Resolve to grant conditional planning permission.

     

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

    and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this

    report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

    Officer Recommendation: 19/00240/ADV

     

    1. Resolve to grant conditional express advertisement consent.

     

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

    and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this

    report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

    Minutes:

    Case Nos. 19/00118/FUL and 19/00240/ADV (agenda item 5, page 231 of the agenda pack).

     

    Members agreed that an officer’s presentation was not required.

     

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

    ·         The permission period had been amended because of the committee date.  The applicant was currently making use of permitted development rights.

     

    19/00118/FUL:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report.

    2.    To delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report and/or PAC minutes.

     

    19/00240/ADV:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT conditional express advertisement consent.

    2.    To delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report and/or PAC minutes.

     

4.

6 Lansdowne Hill (Knights Hill) 18/00580/FUL  pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s recommendation

     

    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 (as amended) containing the planning obligations listed in this report.

     

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

     

    a.    Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this 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 (as amended).

     

    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 this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes, to negotiate and complete a document containing obligations pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) in order to meet the requirement of the Planning Inspector.

     

    4.    In the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within six 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 this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/00580/FUL (agenda item 3, page 93 of the agenda pack and page 5 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 22 March 2019 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 and the erection of a 6/7 storey residential development, including 16 affordable units, a 4 storey office building and the creation of pedestrian routes through the site linking York Hill Estate with Norwood High Street.  The application site covered approximately one sixth of Site 18, an area designated by the Council for regeneration in Local Plan Policy PN7.  Members were advised of the development potential of the area surrounding the application site and efforts made to accommodate that potential, such as the removal of some windows on the office building.  No applications had been received for the remainder of Site 18.  Members were shown images of the site, its context, proposed views of the site and proposed floorplans and elevations.

     

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

    ·         The proposed land use was not compliant with Policy PN7.  The development would not create a focal point for West Norwood and would not create a new destination and a new heart. Policy PN7 had been overridden by Policy ED2.

    ·         The application was a lost opportunity to redevelop the site.

    ·         No end user of the office space had been secured, it would be a white elephant.

    ·         The quantum of housing should be maximised.  The provision of office space reduced the amount of housing including affordable that could be delivered.

    ·         The removal of some windows of the office block would enable future developments, but no applications for adjacent sites had been received.  The design of this application was diminished to facilitate something that would not necessarily happen.

    ·         Paragraph 6.2 of the report stated that the Council’s preference was for comprehensive redevelopment of Site 18.  The Council had acquired Site 18 in January 2019, so an application for the redevelopment of the whole site would now be possible.

     

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

    ·         It was hoped that this application would encourage development across the rest of Site 18.  Development of Site 18 had been a key strategic aim of the Council for a number of years, but previous efforts had not been viable.

    ·         This application would not prejudice redevelopment of the remainder of Site 18.

    ·         Space, design and daylight/sunlight standards were met in the application.  The application met the affordable housing requirements for the Mayor of London’s fast track scheme and the office space would be suitable for SMEs and creative and digital enterprises.

    ·         The application would allow the creation of two new pedestrian routes linking Norwood High Street to York Hill Estate.

    ·         The application was of a high quality and would provide  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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237 Brixton Hill (Brixton Hill) 18/00441/FUL  pdf icon PDF 6 MB

    Officer’s recommendation  

    Grant Planning permission subject to the conditions contained in the Draft Decision Notice contained within Appendix 1 of this item.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/00441/FUL (agenda item 2, page 1 of the agenda pack, page 1 of the addendum and page 1 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 22 March 2019 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 and erection of a five-storey, mixed use building, providing 13 residential units and commercial space.  The site was within the Rush Common Conservation Area and a small section of the site was Rush Common land.  An application for the site had been refused in 2017 for reasons relating to a large basement with limited natural light and residential and office space that would be accessed from the same core.  This application had overcome these reasons for refusal.  The ground floor residential unit had been removed, the upper floors were set back from the rear of the building to reduce impact to neighbouring residents, and windows would be angled to prevent overlooking.  Members were shown proposed materials, images of the site and its context, proposed views, proposed floorplans, and a diagram showing the location of the Rush Common land.

     

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

    ·         The development would face residential properties, with associated impacts on privacy, daylight and sunlight, and would create a sense of enclosure.  The application therefore did not meet policy Q2 of the Local Plan.

    ·         Some rooms in Rush Common Mews that faced the site were primary living spaces.

    ·         The site was adjacent to a bus garage that was primarily used late at night and in the early hours of the morning.  Prospective residents viewing homes in the daytime and evening would not be aware of the noise at night. 

    ·         The noise from the bus garage would not be noticeable at night if residents kept their windows closed at night.  The Section 106 Agreement should be amended to require prospective residents to be made aware of this.

     

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

    ·         This application as the result of over a year of discussions with officers following the 2017 refusal.  It was a high quality, mixed use development that would improve the appearance of the site.

    ·         A payment in lieu of affordable housing would be made.

    ·         Employment space on the site would still be provided as part of the application.

    ·         Although the site was in the conservation area, there was a mixture of buildings in the local area, such as the bus garage and Christchurch House.

    ·         The closest neighbouring residential building in Rush Common Mews was 16.5 metres from the proposed building line, slightly less than the recommended 18 metre separation distance.  There was however no impact on daylight and sunlight.

     

    At 22:00 the Committee elected to proceed with the meeting for a maximum of a further 45 minutes in order to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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22 Wyvil Road (Oval) 17/02874/FUL   pdf icon PDF 987 KB

    Officer Recommendation:

     

    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 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, Transport and Development to:

     

    a.    Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this 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 this 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 requirements of the Planning Inspector.

     

    4.    In the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within six (6) 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 this report and the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 17/02874/FUL (agenda item 6, page 271 of the agenda pack, page 19 of the addendum and page 11 of the second addendum).

     

    Members agreed that the officer’s presentation was not required.

     

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

    ·         Members were shown images of balconies and the proposed materials.

    ·         The neighbouring 12-20 Wyvil Road had access to the rear of the site.  The boundary treatment and final design was controlled via condition.

    ·         There would be a mix of hard and soft landscaping.

    ·         Environmental Health had not raised any issues relating to this application.  The basement would be mechanically ventilated to prevent smells and residential and commercial waste would be separated.

    ·         The eighth floor had two private terraces and the ninth floor had communal amenity space, which would be accessible to all residents.  There would be no lift access to the ninth floor, but any residents with mobility issues would be able to use the ground floor amenity space.

    ·         The Construction Management Plan was secured via condition.  Construction traffic would be required to access and exit the site using Wandsworth Road.

    ·         10% of residential units would be fully wheelchair accessible.

    ·         Lift access could be extended to the top floor, but would increase the building’s height above 30 metres and would therefore need to refer the application to the Greater London Authority (GLA).  A stairlift could be provided between the eighth and ninth floors, which would allow disabled access to the ninth floor terrace without needing to refer the application to the GLA.

     

    The Committee considered information provided by officers in conjunction with the report before making the following observations:

    ·         It was concerning that the application had only reached levels of affordable housing that were compliant with policy after negotiations with the Council.

    ·         The design of the building provided a transition between buildings either side of the site.

     

    The Assistant Director, Planning, Transport and Development advised Members to amend the S106 Agreement to include a clause ensuring access for all residents to communal areas in perpetuity.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.      To GRANT planning permission subject to a Section 106 Agreement and the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report and published addenda and the following:

    ii.             An amendment to the S106 Agreement to ensure that access to communal areas be provided in perpetuity for all residents, regardless of tenure.

    iii.            An additional condition requiring that wheelchair access to the communal roof terrace be provided.

    iv.           An informative requesting that the level of soft landscaping be maximised.

     

    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.

     

    3.      In the event that the Section 106 Agreement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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Appeal and Enforcement Decisions pdf icon PDF 435 KB

    Minutes:

    Officers informed Members that the Government had proposed restricting permitted development rights on kiosks, and legislation was expected in the near future.  The Council had policies to avoid clutter on streets.

     

    Members thanked officers for their work in defending Council policies.