Agenda and draft minutes

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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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2019.

 

 

Town & Country Planning Act (1990), The Planning & Compensations Act

(1991), The Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisement)

Regulations (1992), The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation

Areas) Act (1990), The Town & Country Planning General Regulations

(1990), The Rush Common Act 1806 and related legislation: Applications

 

For information on documents used in the preparation of the reports

contact the Planning Advice Desk, Tel: 020 7926 1180.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 30 July 2019 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.

 

 

3.

St Thomas' Hospital, 249 Westminster Bridge Road (Bishops) 19/01397/FUL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    1.         Resolve to grant conditional planning permission subject to the completion of an unilateral undertaking under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) 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 (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 unilateral undertaking 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 provide a section 106 unilateral undertaking for the mitigating contributions identified in this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/01397/FUL (agenda item 3, page 13 of the agenda pack, page 1 of the addendum and page 1of 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 August and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the demolition of the existing single storey building and replacement with a six storey building for the children’s hospital, and staff and student accommodation, with the retention of the link between neighbouring buildings.  Members were shown images of the site, its context and proposed floorplans, and advised of the ‘less than substantial harm’ to nearby heritage assets.  There would not be any daylight/sunlight impacts on residential properties, although there would be some impact on inpatient wards.

     

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

    ·         Planning policy only referred to daylight/sunlight impact to residential units. This application would not have permanent harm to residential amenity as wards were inhabited on a short-term basis. 

    ·         There were no set requirements for lighting levels in hospital wards, although there was an aspiration for light spaces.  This level would be maintained in the affected wards.

    ·         The hospital had a comprehensive, centralised servicing arrangement, and had established a freight consolidation scheme to reduce the number of deliveries.  There would not be a significant increase in servicing as a result of this application.

     

    The Committee considered information provided by officers and the applicant’s representatives in conjunction with the report before making the following observations:

    ·         Members agreed with officers’ assessment that there would be ‘less than substantial’ harm to heritage assets, including the Grade II listed South Wing.

    ·         While Members expressed disappointment at the impact on daylight and sunlight to wards, they considered it acceptable given the highly constrained nature of the site and its urban context.

    ·         The design responded to the mixed character of neighbouring buildings in a contemporary and positive manner.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT planning permission subject to a Section 106 Agreement, any direction as may be received following further referral to the Mayor of London and the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report and published addenda.

     

    2.    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 (as amended).

     

    3.    In the event that the Section 106 unilateral undertaking is not completed within three months of committee, to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to refuse planning permission for failure to provide a section 106 unilateral undertaking for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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101 Streatham High Road (St Leonard's) 18/04474/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    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:

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

    ·         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 3 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. 18/04474/FUL (agenda item 4, page 59 of the agenda pack, page 5 of the addendum and page 2 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 August and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the change of use of the former police station to a residential-led mixed use scheme, with 290m2 of office space and 41 residential units across the existing building, a replacement building and two new buildings, with associated amenity space, waste and cycle storage.  34% of homes would be affordable, 64% of which would be social housing, which when considered with the payment in lieu, officers considered acceptable.  Members were shown images of the site, its context, proposed site plans, separation distances from existing buildings, elevations and views of the site from Shrubbery Road.  The application was considered to be a departure from Policy ED6 (town centres) as active frontages would not be provided. However, officers considered this acceptable due to the constraints of the building and the benefits of the proposal.  The Council was due to start consultation on the introduction of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) and if a CPZ was implemented, residents of the development would not be eligible to apply for parking permits.

     

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

    ·         Residents of neighbouring properties opposed the high density of the application, with the four-storey Block D adjacent to the boundary wall of Nicholls Mews.  The scale and prominence of Block D was inappropriate.

    ·         There would be an increased demand for on-street parking as a result of additional residents.

    ·         Residents of Block D would be able to look into homes on Nicholls Mews from their balconies.  Homes on Nicholls Mews were single aspect which would exacerbate the effects of overlooking and reductions in daylight and sunlight.

    ·         It was not clear how damage to neighbouring buildings would be avoided during construction.

    ·         The parking impact had not been sufficiently considered and the parking stress survey had been conducted in the middle of the night.

     

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

    ·         The relationship between Block D and adjacent buildings had been considered during the development of the application.  The separation distance between buildings was considered appropriate given the urban context.

    ·         The development would be car free.  A previous application which included an underground car park was withdrawn on officer advice.

     

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

    ·         All statutory requirements regarding notifying neighbours and other interested parties of the application had been followed.

    ·         In order to comply with Policy ED6, the frontage on Streatham High Road and Shrubbery Road should have active frontages.  Departure from policy was considered acceptable in this case due to the positive contribution that the existing buildings made to the conservation area, noting they did  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.