Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 27 July 2021 7.00 pm

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

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No. Item


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.


Land Off Windsor Grove, Adjoining Railway At West Norwood (Gipsy Hill) 20/01066/EIAFUL pdf icon PDF 12 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.


    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.

    Additional documents:


    Case No. 20/01066/EIAFUL, (agenda item 2, page 15 of the agenda pack, page nine of the first addendum and page 11 of the second addendum).


    Members were advised that Neil Cameron QC was in attendance to provide legal advice to the committee if required.


    Members noted that this item was deferred from the 13 July meeting due to the guillotine being reached. All members in attendance at this meeting would have heard all the information presented on 13 July.


    The Presenting Officer gave a brief summary of the key issues that were discussed at the 13 July meeting which included:


    •The principle of development and intensification of the waste use.

    •Transport matters including

                - The survey data and modelling of additional vehicle movements, with particular attention on HGVs,

                - The impact of these movements on traffic flows in Windsor Grove, Norwood High Street, the junction of these two roads and the wider area;

                - The impact on access for the adjoining Royal Mail depot;

                - Implications from additional vehicle movements on road safety;

                - The routing strategy, booking system and monitoring;

                - Accident survey data; and

                - The length of time to process each vehicle’s waste through the proposed facility.

    •Air Quality matters, including:

                - Emissions from operations on site; and

                - Emissions from the additional vehicle movements on Windsor Grove, Norwood High Street and the wider area.

    •Noise impacts, including;

                - Noise outbreak from the operations on site; and

                - Noise emissions from the additional vehicle movements on Windsor Grove.


    The following points were made in objection to the application:

    -           A representative from Royal Mail indicated that their objection was still relevant after a meeting with the applicant. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) stated that existing businesses should not have unreasonable restrictions placed on them as a result of development permitted after they were established.

    -           The resulting noise conditions and carbon outcomes would cause a negative impact on global warming and the officer report did not mention this.

    -           The heavy goods vehicle (HGV) routing strategy was unenforceable, and this would increase carbon emissions.

    -           The development was in conflict with Lambeth’s health and air quality aims.


    The following points were made in support of the application:

    -           The site was designated for waste usage and the proposal accorded with relevant NPPF policies.

    -           The traffic generated by the development would cause a negligible impact and all conditions proposed by officers were enforceable.

    -           The methodology contained within the supporting technical documents was agreed through consultation with Lambeth officers and advisors.

    -           The development complied with London Plan Policy SI1 and the air filtration system was appropriately located away from the surrounding buildings.

    -           There would be a negligible impact on air quality which meant that this shouldn’t be a reason for refusal.

    -           There would be no harm caused to pedestrians or cyclists.


    Councillor Matthew Bennett, Councillor Pete Elliott, Gipsy Hill Ward, and Councillor Jane Pickard of Knight’s Hill Ward raised the following points: 

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