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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 129 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 20th December 2016.




RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 20 December 2016 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.




Planning Appeal and Enforcement Decisions September 2016 pdf icon PDF 258 KB

    To note the Planning Appeal and Enforcement Decisions for September 2016.

    Additional documents:


    Members noted the results and thanked officers for their work in defending Council policies.



Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Road (Herne Hill) 16/06270/FUL & 16/06271/LB pdf icon PDF 591 KB

    Officer’s 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 of the planning obligations listed in this report.


    2.    Agree to delegate authority of the Director of Planning and Development to:


                      i.        Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report; and

                     ii.        Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in this report pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


    3.    In the event that the committee resolves to refuse planning permission and there is a subsequent appeal, delegated authority is given to officers, having regard to the heads of terms set out in the report, to negotiate and complete a document containing obligations pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in order to meet the requirement of the Planning Inspector




    Grant Conditional Listed Building Consent


    Case nos. 16/06270/FUL and 16/06271/LB (page nine of the agenda pack, page one of the addendum and page one of the second addendum).


    The Planning Officer gave a presentation which included a summary of the report and subsequent addenda that had been published on Friday 3 February and on the day of the meeting.  Members had attended a site visit on Saturday 4 February. The officer confirmed that the merits of the proposal were not discussed at the site visit.  There were two applications for consideration: a full planning application and a listed building consent.  Members were advised of the material planning considerations which included the principle of the proposed land uses, neighbour amenity, landscaping/trees, transport and highways impacts and design and heritage matters relating to both external and internal works.  The Planning Officer stated that there was a typographical error on page four of the second addendum and should read ‘shall meet’ instead of ‘shall not meet’.  The first addendum included a summary of the objections received and an officer’s response to them.  The second addendum contained details of further objections and amended conditions as recommended by the Conservation Officer and the Environmental Health Officer.


    The building was Grade II listed and was listed as an Asset of Community Value.  It was owned by the London Borough of Lambeth and had last been in use as a library (Class D1) until March 2016.  The Planning Officer advised that there were four residential units on the site which did not form part of the application submission. The proposal would result in a loss of 654m2 of D1 use and introduce D2 use in the form of a gym at basement level.  The amount of useable floor space in the basement would increase through excavation works.  The lawful Class D1 use at ground floor, including the retention of a library function, would be protected through planning conditions were the proposal to be agreed.  Currently the use could change between the full range of D1 uses without planning permission being required.


    The proposed plans showed that there would be a mixed neighbourhood library and flexible community space, with the possibility of a community café on the ground floor.  The rear garden would be reduced in size to accommodate the new plant enclosures.  Access to the basement would be through a new entrance from Ferndene Road, which would be accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users.  A new disabled toilet would be provided.  The new single storey extension to house the new entrance was designed to be subordinate to the existing building, with materials to be secured by conditions.


    The Committee had to pay special regard to the desirability of preserving the listed building or its setting or any features of special architectural or historic interest which it possesses.


    An independent noise report had been undertaken and had been independently assessed by the Council’s Environmental Health Officer.  As a result a number of conditions had been added in the addendum.  Three ash trees  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.