Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 31 August 2021 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Farah Hussain, Democratic Services,  020 7926 4201, Email: fhussain1@lambeth.gov.uk

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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:

There were none. The Vice-Chair chaired the meeting due to the Chair being absent.

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To agree minutes of the meetings held on 29 June and 13 July 2021.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: The minutes of the 29 June and 13 July meetings were agreed as the correct records of proceedings.

 

The Chair noted that the meeting was quorate.

 

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

 

3.

13 Bondway (Oval) 20/03484/RG3 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Officer 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 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 six months of committee, delegated authority is given to theDirector 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. 20/03484/RG3, (agenda item three, page 29 of the agenda pack and page nine of the first addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer stated that following publication of the agenda, there were three objections received on behalf of neighbouring occupiers of the site. Officers also advised that the item be deferred as an updated noise assessment report that Officers had used to inform their assessment had not been made publicly available and as such were recommending the deferral of the case to allow for the publication of the noise assessment report.

     

    The Chair proposed that the item be deferred to a future meeting.

     

    20/03484/RG3:

    It was MOVED by Councillor O’Hara, SECONDED by Councillor Clark, and

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    To defer consideration of the application.

4.

Geoffrey Close Estate, Geoffrey Close (Herne Hill) 20/03257/FUL pdf icon PDF 4 MB

    Officer 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 and any direction as may be received following further referral to the Mayor of London.

     

    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  six 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. 20/03257/FUL, (agenda item 4, page 69 of the agenda pack, page 16 of the first addendum and page 11 of the second addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer gave a presentation and explained that:

    -       The proposal was to demolish the existing buildings to facilitate the comprehensive redevelopment of the Geoffrey Close Estate.

    -       There would be six residential buildings ranging in height from 5 to 13 storeys, which would provide 441 residential dwellings and associated community facilities including community centre and gym as well as associated landscaping, public realm, car and cycle parking and infrastructure.

    -       There would be a headline affordable housing provision of 50.5%, with 70% of these units being socially rented units and 30% being intermediate (both London Living Rent and shared ownership).

    -       The existing ball court would be removed and replaced by an improved children’s play area and a contribution of £25,000 for off-site play improvements. There would be a gym and community centre provided on the site, which would be available for residents of the estate.

    -       Officers gave details of options to address existing housing quality issues including refurbishment and infill development, as well as the proposed regeneration, with the latter being the most appropriate option. Officers explained how the proposal would be in line with the Mayor’s practice for estate regeneration including obtaining support from existing residents via a ballot.

    -       A housing survey undertaken on the existing site indicated that 40% of properties were overcrowded and many units were undersized when compared to current space standards. The existing tenants, who would be moving into bigger units with comparable bedspaces, would not see their rent increased.

    -       If granted, the applicant’s decant strategy would minimise disruption to residents with a single move, with the applicant to cover the moving costs for existing tenants and also provide a one-off payment to help residents settle into their new homes. Noting the overall provision of habitable rooms, there would be a significant uplift in affordable housing

    -       The height and massing of the proposal would be visible from Ruskin Park, a Grade II listed park located 800 metres south of the site. Officers confirmed there would not be a detrimental impact on the setting of the park or other views.

    -       The daylight consultant summarised internal daylight performance and noted that 86% of all rooms would satisfy the BRE recommendations for daylight and 56% would for sunlight. One of the four amenity spaces in the surrounding area of the site would meet the BRE guidelines for daylight and sunlight, the other three would not.

    -       The daylight and sunlight impact on the neighbouring properties were explained in detail, with 50% and 75% of neighbours meeting the vertical sky component (VSC) and no skyline contour (NSC) recommendations respectively. 84% of neighbours would achieve the sunlight requirements.

    -       An explanation on the daylight impacts on the neighbouring properties was given including those classified as major adverse, which included consideration of use of rooms, the number of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.