Venue: Committee Room (B6) - Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, London, SW2 1RW
Contact: Rajneesh Toolsie, Democratic Services, 020 7926 3923, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Information on how to access the meeting is set out on the agenda. However, if you just want to watch the live broadcast you can copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://bit.ly/3P8RbBs The video will remain available to view for 180 days.
Election of Chair for the meeting
It was proposed by Councillor Bailey, Seconded by Councillor Spencer, and
That in the absence of the Chair and Vice-Chair, Councillor Malcolm Clark was elected as the Chair for the meeting.
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. 20/03832/FUL, (agenda item 2, page 15 of the agenda pack, page 11 of the first addendum)
The Planning Officer started the presentation and highlighted the amendments made in the first addendum, which included a new condition. Since the first addendum there were changes to the proposed development plans which resulted in part of the ground floor boundary wall with neighbours being demolished. The officer stated the following:
- The maximum height of the proposal would be six storeys, with each storey reducing in height towards the western side of the site. It would provide a part 3 and part 4 storey gate house style feature that would form the main entrance to the site.
- The proposal would provide 6,311sqm of office floorspace, with 157 sqm of this offered as affordable workspace, which represents 10% of the uplift in office floorspace. The affordable workspace would be secured for a minimum of 15 years.
- The applicant has agreed to secure an employment and skills plan through a s106 agreement that would secure 25 per cent of jobs for local residents.
- The surrounding area consisted of three storey terrace houses, residential apartment blocks, a petrol station and commercial shops.
- The building height had been reduced by two storeys and revisions had been made regarding the parking elements to be in line with policy requirements.
- The green walls on the western elevation had been implemented to improve outlook and the omission of windows on this elevation will protect the privacy of the neighbouring properties.
- The applicant conducted a sequential test to ensure that there were no other sites in more preferable locations which would be suitable for the development and an impact assessment was not required in this instance. The layout, bulk, scale and massing satisfied the site.
- Due to the proposed development, some neighbouring properties would experience minor adverse effects in respect of daylight with some transgressions from the BRE guidelines, though there would not be unacceptable impacts
- In relation to the BRE two-hour sunlight test, the Dolland House properties had a reduction of 1 per cent and the neighbouring properties would either have no change or gain sunlight due to the development.
- The development would be car free with the exception of 1 blue badge space on street and will therefore result in a reduction in the number of vehicle trips generated by the site, which would created an improvement to the local road network. There would be 94 long stay cycle spaces and 10 short stay cycle spaces.
- There would be a £96,634 carbon offset payment through the s106 agreement to ensure the development reached net zero carbon.
- The urban greening factor for the site would be 0.35.
The Committee then heard the following points raised in support of the application:
- The concerns raised by neighbours had been acknowledged and the applicant had updated and reviewed the proposal in light of the concerns.
- Further information would ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
Case No. 22/01800/RG3, (agenda item 3, page 99 of the agenda pack, page 11 of the second addendum)
The Planning Officer highlighted the amendments from the second addendum, which included an additional condition which would secure 25 cycle parking spaces for the duration of the event. The officer stated the following:
- The event is due to take place in September 2022 and was called ‘Colourscape’. It was highlighted that Members were to consider this event and not events that had already occurred.
- The event was a small community event with less than 1,000 people. The tent it would be taking place in would be able to hold 90 people in it at any given time. The event would be closed by 5pm for the duration.
- The event would include a series of workshops which are open to local schools with emphasis on SEND children
- Temporary closure of less than 10 per cent of Clapham Common was not considered to be significant and the event would preserve the openness of the Common.
- The site was located within the Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) and had a long history of events.
- It was confirmed that there would be no unacceptable noise from the event and due to the scale and size of the event being small there was no objection to the proposal in respect of traffic, transport and crowd management impacts.
- the application included an Ecology Impact Assessment, Ecology Management Plan, Biodiversity Action Plan and Landscape Management Plan and any potential adverse impacts could be mitigated.
Officers the provided the following information in response to Members’ questions:
- Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (CCMAC) or the Friends of Clapham Common community groups were not on the list of consultees. This was due to ward boundary changes on 6th May, where groups had been invited to re-register their interest in being consulted about applications in the new wards and an updated consultation list had been complied where groups had confirmed their interest. Officers confirmed that Friends of Clapham Common had not responded to the request to confirm their interest in being added to any amenity group list. Officers would write again to the community groups to invite them to confirm their interest and will add them to the consultee list if requested.
- Officers could not speculate on the impact of future events on the grounds of the Common, and possible impacts for such events that may be approved in the future are not a material planning consideration for this application.
It was MOVED by Councillor Clark, SECONDED by Councillor Spencer
1. To grant conditional planning permission.
2. Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.
The meeting ended at 20:57