Agenda and 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 115 KB

To agree minutes of the meetings held on 03 September and 24 September 2019.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meetings held on 03 September and 24 September 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.

South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall (Bishops) 19/02867/FUL, 19/02869/LB and 19/02868/ADV pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

    19/02867/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 the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

     

    19/02869/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 the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

    19/02868/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. 19/02867/FUL, 19/02869/LB and 19/02868/ADV (agenda item four, page 145 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:

    ·         No issues relating to pedestrian flow on Queen’s Walk had been reported in previous years, and the decision to reduce the number of units was commercial.

    ·         There would be a similar number of stalls providing food, sweet treats, alcohol and craft items as the previous year.

    ·         A Waste Management Plan would be required as part of the application.

     

    19/02867/FUL:

    It was MOVED by Councillor Kind, SECONDED by Councillor Simpson, 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.

     

    19/02869/LB:

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

     

    RESOLVED, by six votes for to one against

     

    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, and/or PAC minutes.

     

    19/02868/ADV:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT 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.

Elizabeth House, 39 York Road (Bishops) 19/01477/EIAFUL pdf icon PDF 4 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 (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 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 obligations identified in this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/01477/EIAFUL (agenda item three, page 17 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 11 October 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 buildings and footbridge, the construction of a new building from 12 to 31 storeys to provide office and flexible commercial floorspace, the provision of public realm improvements including new pedestrian routes, landscaping, waste and cycle storage, and associated servicing works.  The site was in the Central Activities Zone (CAZ) and the Waterloo Opportunity Area, which prioritised commercial development.  There was a consented scheme which included an element of residential use.  While this had technically been implemented, no housing had yet been provided and the application would therefore not result in a loss of housing. 

     

    The public benefits of the application included low-cost office space, including subsidised office space, the provision of 11,000 jobs, the creation of step-free routes out of Waterloo station and the contribution towards a lift shaft to provide step-free access to the Northern Line. Members were shown images of the sites and its context, proposed floorplans and elevations, and views of the existing building, the consented scheme and the application.

     

    Members then viewed the proposed materials and models with the Planning Officer and the Head of Conservation and Design.

     

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

    ·         The application had not sufficiently considered the local importance of the footbridge.  77 people had signed a petition objecting to the demolition of the bridge.

    ·         No figures for usage of the bridge were included in the report.

    ·         No statutory notice of the application was fixed to the bridge.

    ·         A previous application for a neighbouring site had required the developer to refurbish the bridge and provide lift access, which was now in place.

     

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

    ·         Multiple proposals for the development of this site had not been implemented.

    ·         This application would provide a new, more sustainable building, with increased workspace, including a bespoke affordable workspace package.

    ·         Usage of Waterloo station was increasing, resulting in bottlenecks, particularly near Victory Arch which would worsen.  This application would provide new routes to the station as part of the public realm improvements.

    ·         The application would deliver 11,000 new jobs and provide public benefits of more than £100 million.

    ·         Garden space would be provided on roof levels, and four new public spaces would be provided as part of the application.

    ·         The provision of retail units on the ground floor would help to establish Waterloo as a shopping destination.

    ·         The South Bank Partnership and South Bank BID were supportive of the application and its public benefits.

    ·         The application would provide sustainable growth in line with the Council’s ambitions, and would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.