Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 14 December 2021 7.00 pm

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

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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.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2021.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes from the 2 November meeting were agreed as the correct record of proceedings.

 

Guillotine arrangements

 

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

 

 

3.

124-126 The Cut (Bishops) 21/01864/FUL pdf icon PDF 6 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 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. 21/01864/FUL, (agenda item 3, page 21 of the agenda pack, page 11 of the first addendum and page 7 of the second addendum).

     

    Planning Officers confirmed that this item was deferred from the 19 October 2021 meeting due to the statutory requirement to consult Historic England. After consulting Historic England, the application was appropriate to be brought back to the Committee. Officers indicated that Historic England advised that they did not wish to make any comments on the application. Officers stated that:

     

    -       The proposal was a commercial unit on the ground floor with nine residential units on the upper floors. There would also be cycle and commercial storage in the basement and a roof garden accessible to residents.

    -       Residential units would be of high quality and would exceed the London plan space guidelines.

    -       Permission had been granted on site for the commercial use on the ground floor, which would have pedestrian access on both adjacent roads.

    -       The application site was not located in a conservation area but there were four conservation areas in the wider context of the site.

    -       The site was located in the Central Activity Zone (CAZ) and was within the Waterloo Opportunity Area.

    -       Officers utilised four important views which had been identified by the Old Vic in their previous submissions and added one additional view they deemed important. This was considered to be the setting of the heritage asset. Officers confirmed that for one of the important views, the site would be visible and not dominant. It was confirmed by Officers that the site would not result in any harm to the significance or setting of the grade II* listed Old Vic.

    -       The development would comply with the council’s requirements on private external amenity space.

    -       The overshadowing of the Emma Cons Gardens public amenity space and the majority of gardens to the rear of the adjoining three storey terrace on The Cut would pass BRE guidelines for sunlight and daylight. There would be two gardens that would not pass the BRE guidelines but officers provided a comparison of the impacts of the extant permission and the proposal, concluding that there would only be a minor increased impact.

    -       Biodiversity and sustainability improvements on the site would include a green wall, bird boxes on the top floor and an overall carbon reduction of 49.3% throughout the site over Building Regulations 2013 Part L.

    -       The commercial unit would achieve BREEAM excellent and there would be solar panels on the east elevation and air source heat pumps in the development.

    -       There would be no unacceptable transport or amenity impacts to the surrounding area.

     

    The Committee heard the following points in objection to the application:

    -       The proposal would harm the public realm and neighbouring landowners, businesses, residents and theatres which were opposed to the development.

    -       The design of the building did not maintain the architectural integrity of the Waterloo area.

    -       It was not clear how the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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Lambeth Hospital (Larkhall) 20/04194/EIAFUL pdf icon PDF 22 MB

    Officer Recommendations [Assuming approval of a GLA referable scheme]:

     

    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. 20/04194/EIAFUL, (agenda item 4, page 105 of the agenda pack, page 15 of the first addendum and page 11 of the second addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer highlighted that a site visit for PAC Members took place on the 4 December 2021 at 10:30am and the notes of the site visit were recorded and distributed among all PAC Members. There had been three additional representations which were reported in the addendum. The following points were highlighted by the Officer:

     

    -       The site was located to the south of Landor Road, 500m northwest of Brixton Town Centre and was not located within a conservation area.

    -       The proposal would result in the loss of the South London and Maudley Hospital from the site, with the existing services to be relocated to elsewhere and the site redeveloped with f 550 new homes that would contribute to meeting Lambeth Housing need and two units for community use.

    -       The proposal would provide 50% affordable housing (by total habitable rooms). Of the affordable housing, 67.19% would be low cost rented affordable homes (in the form of London affordable rents and social rented 3 & 4 bed dwellings) and the rest would be London’s shared ownership (intermediate). The housing would be provided in nine residential blocks arranged around courtyards of open space and along either side of an avenue that will give access.

    -       The lowest scale blocks would be located around the site perimeter, with taller blocks being more central.

    -       Block 7, comprising of 18-storeys, was defined as a tall building and although the site was not identified in the Local Plan as appropriate for tall buildings, LLP Policy Q26, stated that where tall buildings were proposed outside appropriate areas, a robust justification be provided by the applicant. This was provided and reviewed through analysis by officers and was considered to be acceptable in this instance. It was also stated that the tall building would mark the end of the avenue and thus providing a strong townscape role.

    -       Brick would be the predominant material used in elevations.

    -       Officers considered that the Porters Lodge and Landor House had sufficient heritage significance to warrant their consideration as non-designated heritage assets and had been assessed. The proposed development would provide benefits that would outweigh the low degree of heritage harm to these buildings.

    -       There would be designated cycle stores and waste stores located within the building. Some standalone cycle stores would be provided along the western boundary.

    -       The proposal would provide play spaces for all ages on site, and it would not be segregated by tenure.

    -       The proposal was not considered to result in an unacceptable loss of privacy or outlook.

    -       There would be no unacceptable impacts on the surrounding transport services, and appropriate mitigation would be secured where necessary through conditions and planning obligations.

    -       There would be enhancements to public realm, realm and creation of active frontages along Landor Road.

    -       A financial contribution of just over £365,000  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.