Agenda and draft minutes

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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:

With regard to application 19/02889/FUL (92-98 Vauxhall Walk), Councillor Joanne Simpson stated that while not a pecuniary interest, in her role as Ward Councillor she had had involvement during pre-application discussions. She confirmed that she did not have a pre-determined view.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 11 February and 3 March 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meetings held on 11 February and 3 March 2020 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.

 

Guillotine arrangements

 

The Chair announced a provisional timetable for the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 9.9.1.

 

 

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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road (Bishops) 20/00356/FUL, 20/00357/LB and 20/00358/ADV pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officers’ recommendations:

     

    1.       Resolve to grant conditional planningpermission.

     

    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 No’s. 20/00356/FUL, 20/00357/LB and 20/00358/ADV (agenda item three, page one of the agenda pack, page one of the addendum and page one 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 Thursday 7 May 2020 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration and noted that the application remained broadly similar to the previous events in 2018 and 2019. Measures would be taken to ensure Government guidelines on Coronavirus would be followed. Members were shown images of the site, its context, proposed materials and design, and previous events. The submitted scheme was in line with previous events and was unlikely to result in any significant harmful impacts.

     

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

    ·         A condition was added to ensure that the visitor management plan followed Government guidelines pertaining to Covid-19, to ensure public health and safety.

    ·         Impact on trees would be secured through conditions, ensuring that no hard measures would damage the trees.

    ·         Noise impact from the microphones in the trees would not affect birds, as it would be less than the stage noise, which would be within guideline limits. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds were consulted and stated that they do not have any objection to this installation.

     

    20/00356/FUL:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT conditional planning permission.

     

    2.    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.

     

    20/00357/LB:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT conditional 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, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

    20/00358/ADV:

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT conditional express advertisement consent.

     

    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.

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Clapham Common (Clapham Common/Clapham Town) 20/00056/RG3 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    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 finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

    Minutes:

    Case No. 20/00056/RG3 (agenda item four, page 43 of the agenda pack, page five of the addendum and page two 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 Thursday 7 May 2020 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration and noted that the application included cross borough events, where the western side of the Common was part of Wandsworth Council, and the eastern side was part of Lambeth Council. There had been a decrease in the quantity of events and event days since temporary consent was first granted four years ago. The major and large music events would be held in the northern section of the Common on the hardstanding and amenity grass areas to protect nature and biodiversity. The other large events would be held in the southern section. Due to Covid-19, three events had already been cancelled, but would still form part of the application. Festival Republic was a new event which had replaced SW4 and Lets Rock, and would emulate the previous events infrastructure. All events would comply with noise levels as set out in the Events Strategy, which would be monitored through licensing. The Transport and Highways would continue as per previous years, with lessons learnt from cycle parking, taxi and way finding. Coronavirus legislation was outside the scope of the Planning system, but it would impact on whether the event would take place. If an event could take place, condition 18 would secure details of impacts associated with Covid-19 legislation and guidance measures.

     

    Following the officer’s presentation, a Planning Officer read aloud a written representation from the applicant, which provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         The EventLambeth team were still going through the approval process and were working within the Government and PHE Guidance.

    ·         This was the fourth Planning application submitted, and lessons learnt had been applied to the application.

    ·         All events went through a detailed process before they were given permission, which varied depending on the scale and assessed risk.

    ·         Events that would have over 499 people onsite at any one time required a premises licence advertised in the local newspaper, via public notices and the Council website.

    ·         EventLambeth revised its event strategy following the consultation in 2019.

     

    A Planning Officer read aloud a written representation submitted by Councillor Joanna Reynolds, Ward Councillor for Clapham Common. It was noted:

    ·      Concerns about Festival Republic’s event dates and the lack of detailed information in the planning application. She objected to the event as residents would need the Common for their leisure time due to the current pandemic situation.

    ·         The hard surfaced site on Clapham Common should be used as much as possible.

     

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

    ·         The scheme would follow the requirements of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and ensure public safety within the event as well as transport  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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58 Princes Wharf Upper Ground (Bishops) 20/00075/FUL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.    Resolve to grant planning permission subject to conditions and 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. 20/00075/FUL (agenda item five, page 111 of the agenda pack, page 10 of the addendum and page four 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 Thursday 7 May 2020 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the temporary change of use for a five year period as a visitor attraction (limited by a condition) and proposed minor alterations to the fabric of the building, including the removal of a dwarf wall and railings. The application site fell within the South Bank Conservation Area, the Mayor of London’s Strategic Culture Area and Waterloo Opportunity Area. The proposed North elevation would have minor alterations to the window and doorways to the building. The queueing area would be entirely accommodated in the visitor reception on the ground floor. The first floor would have a variety of exhibition areas and a visitor café.

     

    Following the officer’s presentation, a Planning Officer read aloud written representations from the applicant and agent, which provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         Contact was made with various stakeholders, including Ward Councillors, and no objections had been received.

    ·         Discussions with the Council and local neighbours would be incorporated into the Draft Visitor Management Plans and Delivery and Servicing Plans.

    ·         The scheme would result in the re-use of an existing building, enhance the cultural offer along the South Bank and offer a potential 30 new employment opportunities.

    ·         The applicant agreed to an annual visitor management contribution of £40,000 per annum during its operation, a payment of £27,500 towards highway improvements and a financial contribution of £50,000 towards co-funding TfL’s new cycle hire docking stations on the South Bank.

    ·         Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it would be unlikely that the venue could admit visitors in 2020. Measures were being determined to enable the venue to function safely if it could be operational. This included health questionnaires, reduction in the number of hourly admissions, safe distancing grid markings, infrared body temperature checks and mandatory visitor and staff hand sanitation prior to entry.

     

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

    ·         A condition had been proposed to restrict corporate events to a maximum of 15 per year and timings within 5:30 to 10pm Monday to Sundays. The access would be through Queen’s Walk only.

     

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

    ·         Members welcomed the use of the building, albeit temporary.

    ·         Members requested that Officers ensure that Lambeth’s Elevate Programme specifically be considered during drafting of the Employment and Skills Plan that would be secured via the section 106 agreement.

    ·         A Member indicated that the question posed in item three of the agenda regarding Covid-19 would also have been raised in relation to this item, but the point had already been covered.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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92-98 Vauxhall Walk (Princes) 19/02889/FUL 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 (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 contributions identified in this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/02889/FUL (agenda item six, page 149 of the agenda pack, page 14 of the first addenda and page seven of the second addenda).

     

    The Planning Officer gave a presentation which included a summary of the report and subsequent addenda that had been published on Thursday 7 May 2020 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration and noted that the scheme was located in the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea Opportunity Area, Albert Embankment Conservation Area and the Central Activities Zone. The existing site had an office space of 695sqm, and the immediate vicinity consisted of residential buildings in Kennedy House, 79 Vauxhall Walk, a student housing development, a hotel and office buildings. The proposal would demolish the existing building and would erect a ten-storey building of 3,485 sqm, with a flexible mixed used retail, food, drink and office unit at part ground, and office uses on part ground and upper floors. It would also comprise 73sqm of affordable workspace (2.7% of net office floorspace). There would be a connection on the first and second floor with the adjacent building, 16 Tinworth Street, as the applicant was the neighbouring occupier who would like to expand their head office operations. There would be 58 cycle spaces and an electric vehicle installed as part of the scheme. The existing loading bay and the three blue badge spaces were considered sufficient for the area. The Parking Management Plan would enable an additional two on-street Blue Badge parking spaces should the need arise. The proposal was permit free and would not harm the surrounding heritage assets.

     

    Following the officer’s presentation, a planning officer then read aloud 2 representations from the applicant and planning agent which provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         The applicant had established a strong record of delivering high-quality development in Lambeth.

    ·         The applicant’s headquarters would be located adjacent to the scheme, where part of the scheme would form an extension and the remainder to be let to a wide variety of different businesses.

    ·         The development would make effective use of the site by replacing the existing inefficient and outdated units with high quality office space that would benefit the high-density location. It would result in a significant uplift of approximately five times the existing office floorspace, which would make an effective contribution to the supply of office floorspace in the area.

    ·         Units would be targeted at charitable and not for profit organisations to enable them to minimise their start-up costs and become more easily established.

     

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

    ·         Although the inputs of the viability were not an agreed position, the viability of the provisional 5.4% of affordable workspace was assessed by the Council’s independent consultant, who applied various scenarios and concluded that the provision of affordable workspace resulted in the scheme being in deficit. The level of affordable workspace proposed therefore represented the maximum reasonable in this instance.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.