Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 3 November 2020 7.00 pm

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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:

With regard to application 20/01347/FUL, Councillor Mohammed Seedat stated that while not a pecuniary interest, he was a member of Impact Brixton, which was one of the organisations in consultation with the applicant for the application at 20-24 Pope’s Road as a possible operator of the affordable workspace.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 25 August 2020.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of a previous meeting held on 25 August 2020 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings, subject to the addition of Councillor Windle in attendance.

 

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

 

 

3.

20-24 Pope’s Road (Coldharbour) 20/01347/FUL pdf icon PDF 5 MB

    Officer 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.
    1. Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability to:

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

    1. 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 Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability, 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 6 months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability 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. 20/01347/FUL (agenda item three, page seven 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 Friday 30 October 2020 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration and noted that the design of the building had been amended since the last meeting on 25 August 2020. The design amendments were submitted on 30 September 2020 and the re-consultation occurred between 2 to 23 October 2020. Officers highlighted that the Community Involvement Strategy had been strengthened as detailed in the second addendum. This would include additional heads of terms relating to the establishment of a Community Development Group and the subsequent convening of a Community Development Committee. There had been a 25% uplift in the affordable workspace offer, which would be secured at 50% below market rents. Officers provided an update on further consultation responses received since the publication of the addendum. This included a further email of objection attaching a link to an online petition of objection purporting to include over 7,300 signatures. Officers had requested but not been provided with an electronic full copy of the petition and were therefore unable to confirm the accuracy of the petition. Officers advised that the application is not located within a Conservation Area but does sit on the boundaries of both the Brixton Conservation Area and the Loughborough Park Conservation Area. A number of additional views including rendered and wirelines views were presented. Members were advised that the proposed development would cause harm to a number of heritage assets, which officers considered to be less than substantial harm. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) required that any harm to designated heritage assets to be weighed against the public benefits, which the Planning Officer advised was detailed within the published officer report. Members were advised that public benefits could be anything that delivered economic, social or environmental objectives as described in paragraph 8 of the National Planning Policy Framework and contributed towards the achievement of sustainable development. Amendments to the conditions were included in the second addendum to require the submission of an internal lighting scheme (condition 37) and an additional condition to remove permitted development rights relating to electronic communications equipment. The Planning Officer’s presentation highlighted the design amendments to the scheme, the lightening of the material palette and indicative images showing potential uses of the proposed public square.  There would be a publicly accessible open space within the building at ground floor level and dedicated community floorspace at first floor level had been relocated to a more accessible location. Members were presented with further details of the wind mitigation measures. The Planning Officer advised that a further Wind Microclimate Assessment would be required in advance of implementation of the development were it to be granted. This would provide the necessary safeguards to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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339 Norwood Road And 3 Thurlow Park Road (Thurlow Park) 19/03669/FUL pdf icon PDF 4 MB

    Officers 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 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 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 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 proposed that due to lack of time, the item be deferred.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    To DEFER consideration of the application.