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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.
There were none.
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 Sustainability 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 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.
4. 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.
Case No. 20/01066/EIAFUL, (agenda item 2, page 15 of the agenda pack, page 9 of the first addendum and page 9 of the second addendum).
It was noted that a site visit took place on Saturday 10 July, where five members were able to attend. A written record of the site visit had been prepared and circulated to all Members present.
During the presentation the Planning officer stated that:
- Further objections were received and included in the addenda from Croydon Council and Norwood Action Group.
- The building would include a green roof and living wall to help the structure blend in with the proposed landscaping. The walls would also have a concrete base with insulated panels to mitigate noise emissions.
- The development would aim to recycle metal instead of it becoming waste which would help the fight against climate change.
- The proposal had been reviewed by transport experts from LB Lambeth, Transport for London (TfL), and the independent consultants appointed by the Council for the transport review and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that assessed the scheme.
- An independent air quality consultant also reviewed the air quality details. The impact according to the air quality modelling of the development would be negligible.
- The proposed trip generation showed approximately 78 vehicles would use the site every day, which would result in 156 two-way movements.
- There would be changes to the public highway on Windsor Grove such as the provision of dropped kerbs, tactile paving and pedestrian crossing facilities.
Following the Planning officer’s presentation, objectors raised the following concerns:
- The location was not suitable for a metal recycling site and the impact would be significant and unacceptable.
- A Royal Mail representative stated that the HGV vehicles would prevent Royal Mail vans from using the right turn at the top of Windsor Grove and urged the Council to consider providing further protection for their organisation.
- The air pollution that would be caused by this development would have negative effects on children and could exacerbate underlying health conditions amongst local residents.
- There would be an increase in road danger due to the increase in HGVs and due to the small roads the HGVs would need to reverse on to the pavements.
- The site was being relocated from Lewisham to Lambeth and the increased traffic, noise and air pollution would pose no benefit to the area, and Members were urged to refuse the application.
The following points were raised in support of the application from the developer and planning consultants:
- The site was within a KIBA and was in line with the London Plan Policy SI8. The borough target for Council waste was 143,000 tonnes per annum.
- The site would create benefits for the borough such as reduced carbon and enhanced waste capacity. The development would facilitate carbon savings to power 46,000 homes.
- Regarding the Royal Mail depot, it was stated that there would be sufficient space for all ... view the full minutes text for item 2.