Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 1 September 2015 7.00 pm

Venue: Room 8, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, SW2 1RW

Contact: Henry Langford Tel: 020 7926 1065 Email: 

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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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 04 August 2015.




RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 04 August 2015 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.


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




80 Telford Avenue (Streatham Hill) 15/02792/FUL pdf icon PDF 569 KB

    Officer’s recommendation:


    Grant conditional planning permission


    Case No. 15/02792/FUL (agenda item five, page 337 of the agenda pack).


    The Chair noted that the application had been reported to PAC because the applicant was related to a Member of the Council. One Member of the Committee commented that Section Six of the PAC’s Terms of Reference, which required such applications to be referred, needed re-examination.


    It was MOVED by Councillor Morris, SECONDED by Councillor Simpson and


    RESOLVED, six votes to none (with one abstention)


    To grant Planning Permission in accordance with the conditions as set out in the officer’s report.


240-246 & 248-250 Ferndale Road (Ferndale) 15/03127/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s recommendation:


    Grant conditional permission subject to Section 106 agreement.



    Case No. 15/03127/FUL (agenda item four, page 305 of the agenda pack, page 10 of the addendum and page one of the second addendum).


    The Chair noted that there was a history of planning applications at the site and commented that, in her view, Officers had adequately dealt with all previous matters of concern. It was also noted that the Post Office currently located at No. 248-250 Ferndale Road would be relocated to a new building along Ferndale Road. The current application was considered to be an improvement on previous applications received for the site.


    It was MOVED by Councillor Morris, and SECONDED by Councillor Prentice and


    RESOLVED, unanimously


    To grant Planning Permission subject to a Section 106 agreement and in accordance with conditions, as outlined in the report and published addenda.


New Town Hall & Olive Morris House (Brixton Hill) 15/02276/FUL, 15/02263/LB & 15/02264/FUL pdf icon PDF 5 MB

    Officer’s recommendation:


    To grant conditional planning permission subject to any direction that may be received following referral to the Mayor of London.

    Additional documents:


    Case No. 15/02276/FUL, 15/02263/LB and 15/02264/FUL (agenda item three, page 13 of the agenda pack, page one of the addendum and page one of the second addendum).


    As the three applications were connected, and a single Environmental Statement had been submitted, there was one Officer presentation covering both application sites (Site no.1 (The Triangle Site (including the Town Hall)) and Site no.2 (Olive Morris House Site).  Supporters and objectors of the proposals were advised at the outset of the meeting that Members would hear from supporters/objectors in relation to Site no.1 and from supporters/objectors in relation to Site no.2.


    Before consideration of the applications commenced, a Member of the Committee asked for the Legal Officer to provide advice on whether Members of the Labour Party who sat on the Committee had a potential conflict of interest given that the redevelopment of the Lambeth Town Hall was a policy of the governing administration of the Council. The Council’s Senior Planning Lawyer stated that the Council was not the applicant and that all elected Members could sit on the Committee provided they approached the consideration of the applications with an open mind. The difference between predisposition and predetermination as provided for in the Localism Act 2011 was explained.


    The Planning Officer gave a detailed presentation which included a summary of the report and two subsequent addenda that had been published on Friday 28August and Tuesday 01 September 2015. A visual presentation was shown to Members and other attendees, which included OS maps, contextual imagery and photos and a selection of drawings, 3-D visuals and other supporting information submitted with the planning applications.


    Members were advised that the proposed development was made up of two planning applications, together with accompanying Listed Building Consent application, which sought the comprehensive redevelopment of a number of sites located in Brixton Hill Ward involving land where the Council has an interest.  It was advised that No1 Town Hall Parade has a bar/nightclub at ground level and one residential unit to upper floor level. The remainder of the Town Hall Parade was last in office use.  The rest of the sites were in office use; The Town Hall in sui generis use.  The planning application for Site no.1 (‘The Triangle Site’) consisted of the redevelopment of Hambrook House and 1-7 Town Hall Parade together with the change of use and/or refurbishment of Ivor House, The Press Building and The Town Hall along with the public realm areas linking each of these sites. The other planning application for Site no.2 (‘Olive Morris House Site’) related to the demolition and replacement of Olive Morris House.


    The Planning Officer advised the Committee on a number of key issues. These included:


    • One of the key objectives of the proposed development was the consolidation of sites where Lambeth Council had an interest. The intention was to rationalise the Council’s profile from 14 to two buildings. The two buildings to be occupied by the Council for civic purposes would lie within  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Planning Appeal Decisions - June 2015 pdf icon PDF 242 KB


    The Committee noted the planning appeal decisions received in June 2015 and thanked Officers for their work in defending council policies on appeal.