Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 5 November 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room (B6) - Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, London, SW2 1RW. View directions

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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2019.

 

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15 October 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.

3 - 27 Wilcox Road (Oval) 18/05230/FUL pdf icon PDF 3 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.

     

    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. 18/05230/FUL (agenda item four, page 75 of the agenda pack, page 11 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 01 November 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 buildings and erection of two blocks of up to seven storeys, and the provision of a nursery, café/restaurant and retail units on the ground and first floors with residential units on upper floors with associated landscaping and waste management.  Impact on daylight and sunlight to neighbouring properties was limited and officers did not consider this to warrant refusal of the application.  The provision of affordable housing met the Mayor of London’s threshold for the ‘fast track’ approach, with six units to be provided at London Affordable Rent and two to be intermediate housing.  The development would be car-free and improvements to the highway would be secured through the Section 106 Agreement.  Members were shown images of the site, its context, proposed elevations and floorplans, and viewed samples of the proposed bricks.

     

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

    ·         The application would replace an outdated parade of shops with a new, mixed use development with shops, cafés, a nursery and 22 homes, eight of which would be affordable.

    ·         The design respected the prevailing height and character of the local area.

    ·         The site was ideal for development due to its location, excellent PTAL rating and existing use.

    ·         A large proportion of objections related to the impact on parking in the Wyvil Estate, which would be unaffected by the application.  The applicant was committed to delivering a car-free development.

     

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

    ·         Planting would be located close to the barrier of the rooftop amenity space in order to prevent overlooking with details of plants to be secured by condition.

    ·          Two of the market-level units would be single aspect due to the proposal’s configuration.  All units would have south-facing balconies and would receive acceptable levels of daylight.

    ·         Condition 16 detailed mitigations relating to the retail elements of the application, and Condition 19 focussed specifically on mitigations relating to noise and vibration.

    ·         All residents would have access to the communal amenity space on the rooftop, and Condition 45 related to the management of the rooftop amenity space.  Playspace would be integrated with the rest of the rooftop due to the small size of the amenity area, and details of the play equipment were secured by condition.  Officers did not anticipate large numbers of people to use the space at any given time due to the small number of residents.

    ·         The land at the front of the site was upgraded by the Council in 2012, and there were no further works required there.  The applicant had agreed to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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West Norwood Lawn Tennis Club, 128 Knights Hill (Knights Hill) 18/04902/REM pdf icon PDF 7 MB

    Officer’s recommendation:

    1. Resolve to approve the reserved matters application.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/04902/REM (agenda item three, page 7 of the agenda pack and page 1 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 01 November 2019. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the reserved matters for the outline application that had been approved in 2017 relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.  Since the outline application there had been an increase in building height of 50cm at four storeys and 20cm at five storeys, the design had been revised to modernise the appearance, rationalise window placement, break up the appearance of the building and reflect the local context, the number of single aspect units had been reduced from ten to seven and some windows on the west elevation had been obscure glazed to reduce overlooking.  Details of materials would be secured by condition. The application complied with policy requirements on space, wheelchair accessible units and affordable housing.

     

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

    ·         The outline application had been for all elevations to be in brick, but the metal element had now been added. 

    ·         The metal element was unattractive, with no local precedent.  A mansard roof would fit more closely with the context of West Norwood and Knights Hill.

    ·         There should be some variety of brick colours as had been used at Cheviot Gardens.

     

    Councillor Jane Pickard then spoke as Ward Councillor for Knights Hill, stating the following:

    ·         The balconies on the north-facing wall could potentially overlook Cheviot Gardens.

    ·         Waste would be required to be moved from the waste storage area on the north side of the building to the collection point, and it was not clear whether this would continue into the future.

    ·         The materials should be selected to match Cheviot Gardens where possible.

     

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

    ·         The original application was considered to have too many materials, resulting in a haphazard design.  Proposed materials were covered by condition 6 and were not for consideration as part of the reserved matters application.

    ·         As a result of changes since the outline application, two further cores had had to be added, resulting in the overruns, but these would be barely visible. 

    ·         The metal element of the roof would not be visible from Knights Hill due to the site being set back from the road.

     

    It was then MOVED by Councillor Windle, SECONDED by Councillor Kind, and

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    To GRANT the reserved matters application.