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:

Although not a pecuniary interest Councillor Ben Kind stated that at Full Council in October, he had arrived late and thought he was joining a deputation on nursery schools in the borough. He accidently appeared in a photograph for the presentation on 8 Albert Embankment. Once he had realised this, he raised it with Democratic Services, Legal and Chair and was advised to place it on record. He stated that he did not have a pre-determined view on the application.

2.

8 Albert Embankment & land to rear bounded by Lambeth High Street, Whitgift Street, The Railway Viaduct, Southbank House together with land at the corner of Black Prince Road and Newport Street (Princes) 19/01304/FUL and 19/01305/LB pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    19/01304/FUL

     

    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 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 matters identified in this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

     

    19/01305/LB

     

    1.     Resolve to grant conditional listed building consent 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:

     

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

    d)    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 6 months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transportand Development to refuse planning permission for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the matters identified in this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/01305/LB (agenda item four, page 131 of the agenda pack, page 13 of the addendum and page five 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 29 November 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the new operational Fire Station, a new Fire Brigade museum, 443 residential units (172 of which would be affordable housing totalling to 40%), a hotel comprising of up to 200 bedrooms, a rooftop restaurant, a gym, retail and commercial units, hard and soft landscaping and basement and surface parking. Members were advised of vehicle access, existing and proposed views from different directions and parking which comprised of 528 residential cycle parking spaces, 161 office cycle parking spaces and 44 Blue Badge car parking spaces at basement level. The previous appeal had been taken into consideration, and that this application would increase the jobs provided by 52%, the affordable homes by 67%, and provide a permanent home for the fire station museum. The resulting harm would be outweighed by the following public benefits of the proposal: heritage, new fire station and emergency base, museum, new homes, new and diverse employment opportunities and public realm.

     

    At this point in the meeting the members, presiding officer and design officer viewed the model of the proposed development.

     

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

    ·         The application failed to take account of height, mass and scale of the neighbouring buildings.

    ·         There were over 3000 objections with online petitions and over 280 objections on Lambeth Planning portal.

    ·         The application breached the Council’s policy on Key Industrial Business Areas (KIBAs).

    ·         The appeal decision for the Graphite Square application did not set a precedent.

    ·         This application would affect 96 windows on Black Prince Road, and not only Whitgift House.

    ·         12 children living on the ground floor of Whitgift House, three of which were disabled, would be most affected through the reduction in sunlight and daylight.

    ·         Council tenants needed to be protected and have their light maintained, as they did not have a choice where they lived.

    ·         The London Fire Brigade Museum were currently under investigation for manipulation of the consultation.

    ·         Historic England did not support the scheme as it would cause harm to conservation areas.

     

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

    ·         The applicant had experience in restoring heritage buildings and had been involved in restoring other Fire Brigade buildings.

    ·         The redevelopment of the site had been proposed in the past, and the site had been derelict for over a decade. The applicant had consulted with Council officers and community to ensure the proposals had wide support.

    ·         The applicant recognised that substantial change in an urban context was difficult and that the applicant had the responsibility to ensure it was correct. A consultation was undertaken over a period of three  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

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Territorial Army Centre, 73 Kings Avenue (Brixton Hill) 19/02719/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 the date 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. 19/02719/FUL (agenda item three, page 51 of the agenda pack, page five of the addendum and page one of the second addendum).

     

    Members agreed to proceed without an officer’s presentation due to time constraints.

     

    The Planning Consultant and the Executive Principal of the proposed Academy then provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         A shared vision existed to provide excellence in sixth form education in Lambeth and maintain more students within the borough.

    ·         The application would provide a range of A level and vocational qualifications, with a focus in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    ·         The management of the entry and exit of students to the school would be organised in blocks, avoiding mass entry.

    ·         There would be extensive canteen facilities minimising the exit of students during the day.

    ·         The principle of development was accepted by policy ED2.

    ·         The application was design sensitive, taking into consideration the location of buildings, the daylight and sunlight testing and townscaping of materials.

    ·         The scheme would be car free, apart from onsite disabled spaces with EV charging, with no parking permits to be allowed for teachers. It was anticipated that 5% of trips would be made by car and the scheme would have provisions for cycle parking provision that met draft London Plan standards. In addition to the school Travel Plan, a contribution would be made to TfL to increase capacity on bus route 355, and towards the implementation of the Healthy Routes Network.

    ·         The application would support the green scheme, with an estimated reduction of 36% of CO2.

    ·         The consultants would be working with officers to agree conditions and the S106 Agreement.

     

    Councillor Maria Kay then spoke as Ward Councillor for Brixton Hill, stating the following:

    ·         She objected the application and Councillor Adrian Garden had also submitted his objections.

    ·         There were two schools within 100 metres from the site, and queried whether there was a need for another school.

    ·         The scheme needed a more robust transport strategy.

    ·         There was a lack of recreational outdoor space for 600 students.

    ·         There had been little consultation with residents and community groups.

     

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

    ·         The minimum requirements for floor standards and external amenity space were met. Students would not be allowed to exit and enter the site during the day and lunchtime.

    ·         Lambeth’s Education department confirmed the benefits of having a further school in the vicinity.

    ·         The school would include a sports hall, gym, break out areas and facilities for the use of the public.

    ·         The requirements for outdoor space from the Department of Education for Sixth Form Colleges were not the same as primary and secondary schools.

     

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

    RESOLVED, by four votes for to two against.

    1.    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 the report.

     

    2.    Agree  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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Lansdowne Wood Close (Knights Hill) 18/03492/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.

     

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

     

    1. Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes; and
    2. 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).

     

    1. 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.

     

    1. 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:

    The Chair explained that due to time constraints, this item would be deferred to the following meeting.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    To defer consideration of the application.

     

5.

Appeal Decisions July 2019 pdf icon PDF 263 KB

    To note the Planning Appeal decisions for July 2019.

     

    Minutes:

    Members thanked officers for their work in upholding Council policies.