Agenda and minutes

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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.

 

 

Minutes:

With regard to applications 16/06169/FUL (Rising Sun House) and 17/03034/FUL (7 Lollard Street), Councillor Simpson stated that the applications were in her ward, but that she had no involvement with them.

 

Regarding application 16/05949/FUL (516-522 Streatham High Road), Councillor Wilcox stated that the application was in her ward and that she would stand down from the Committee for the item.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2017.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 18 July 2017 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.

 

 

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452 - 456 Brixton Road (Ferndale) 16/06053/FUL pdf icon PDF 5 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.  Resolve to grant conditional planning permission subject to completion of an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the planning obligations listed in this report.

     

     

    2.  Agree to delegate authority of the Director of Planning and Development  to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report; and 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 requirements of the Planning Inspector.

     

    4.  Delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to refuse planning permission in the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within 4 months of Committee (or an alternative timeframe agreed with the LPA) for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the mitigating obligations identified in the report and to defend any subsequent appeal.  

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 16/06053/FUL (agenda item six, page 137 of the agenda pack, page three of the addendum and page 11 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 15 September and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the demolition and redevelopment of the existing building for mixed hotel, retail and public house use, the creation of an additional basement level and the provision of loading bays on Stockwell Road and Nursery Road.  Members were shown images of the existing and proposed street views, elevations, section plans, floorplans and materials.

     

    The agent then provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         The application process had started in 2015 and consultation had continued throughout this time.

    ·         Most of the building was currently in a state of disrepair.  Superdrug had signed a lease for the redeveloped premises.

    ·         Following objections around the pub use, the pub would be self-contained and independent of the hotel use with independent access.

     

    Councillor Paul McGlone, the Ward Councillor for Ferndale, then made the following comments objecting to the application:

    ·         There had been insufficient consultation, with councillors having been sent one email two years ago.  Officers had attempted to address his concerns.

    ·         The expected footfall from the hotel and the coach parking were concerning.

    ·         Neighbouring roads, such as Nursery Road, were used as cut-throughs and lorries using Nursery Road for loading could stop traffic flow.

    ·         Members should place an informative giving preference for the pub use to SW9 bar as it had been on site for many years.

     

    Officers and the agent then provided the following information in response to questions from Members:

    ·         Neighbouring properties had been posted letters of consultation, an advert had been posted in a local newspaper, and notices had been posted near the site. This exceeded statutory requirements. The applicant had posted over 1,000 leaflets to nearby properties and had undertaken a public consultation in October 2015.  The applicant had met with the Brixton Society and the consultation had been picked up by local and online media.

    ·         It was anticipated that there would be 380 traffic movements per day, with the majority by public transport.  There would be approximately 10 deliveries per day for all uses, including those to Superdrug.

    ·         Officers had taken the decision on balance to waive the policy requirement to market the site for 12 months due to the policy requirements to maximise use.  The upper floors of the unit were included in the lease to Superdrug but had been vacant for 40 years.

    ·         The upper floors had a poor layout for retail use, and any tenant would need to invest heavily to bring the floors into use.

    ·         The target for hotel rooms was not a limit and while there was permission for a number of hotels, they had not yet been implemented.  The application would provide visitor accommodation in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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Rising Sun House, 133 Vauxhall Street (Princes) 16/06169/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    Resolve to grant conditional planning permission.

     

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

     

    1. Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Director of Planning and Development considers reasonably necessary;

     

    2. Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations pursuant to section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, including refining, adding to, amending and/or deleting the obligations detailed in the heads of terms as the Director of Planning and Development considers reasonably necessary; and

     

    3. Complete the planning obligations referred to above. 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 Section 106 agreement in order to meet the requirements of the Planning Inspector.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 16/06169/FUL (agenda item eight, page 291 of the agenda pack and page 11 of the addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer gave a presentation which included a summary of the report and subsequent addendum that had been published on Friday 15 September 2017. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the demolition of the existing building, the erection of a six storey residential block with associated amenity space, waste storage and cycle parking, the impact on neighbouring properties, national standards on space and light, the financial contributions to be made by the applicant and the proposed materials.  Members were shown images of the existing site and proposed elevations and floorplans.  The applicant had provided examples of proposed materials, which Members viewed with the Design Officer.

     

    Officers then provided the following information in response to questions from Members:

    ·         Although there would be no affordable housing provided, the two-stage review mechanism would ensure that in the event of sufficient increase in value, there would be provision of affordable homes.

    ·         The viability model used was well-accepted throughout the industry and had been accepted on other similar schemes.  The Council’s emerging SPD requested that this model be used.

    ·         The current value of the existing units was higher than the residual land value.  The review mechanism would ensure that any uplift in value was used to calculate affordable housing provision.

    ·         The child yield calculator was within the Mayor of London’s guidance and based on datasets collated by the GLA.  The evidence suggested that there would be one child living in the development, so it would be difficult to justify a requirement to provide more playspace.  There was public playspace nearby at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.  A financial contribution would only be requested if requirements could not be met on site.

    ·         All of the units met space requirements and all but one of the rooms met natural light standards.  Officers were satisfied with the size of the units.

    ·         Officers had not explored the possibility of installing a bike hangar as it would have to be located outside of the site, removing car parking spaces for the neighbouring estate.  Expanding the lift shaft to accommodate bicycles was not possible.  A Santander Cycles docking station was located opposite the site.

    ·         No funding had been secured for an electric vehicle charging point as, due to the high PTAL score, officers did not want to encourage car use.

     

    The Committee consideredinformation provided by officers in conjunction with the report before making the following observations:

    ·         The lack of affordable housing was regrettable, but was within policy.  The review mechanism was welcome.

    ·         The rear of the proposal would be a blank façade.  An informative should be added requesting more visually interesting detailing.

    ·         Officers should investigate the possibility of providing cycle parking in the ground floor flats.

    ·         It was disappointing that the proposal met, rather than exceeded, several standards such as space and light.

     

    It was MOVED by Councillor Seedat, SECONDED by Councillor Haselden,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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516 - 522 Streatham High Road (Streatham South) 16/05949/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

    1.      Resolve to grant conditional planning permission subject to the satisfactory completion of an agreement pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as set out in this report.

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

     

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

    b.      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.      Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning and Development to refuse planning permission in the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 31 October 2017 (or an alternative timeframe agreed with the LPA) on the grounds that the development would have an unacceptable impact on – affordable housing; transport and highways; sustainability and local labour in construction.  

    4.      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 Section 106 Agreement in order to meet the requirements of the Planning Inspector.

    Minutes:

    Case No. 16/05949/FUL (agenda item seven, page 235 of the agenda pack, page 8 of the addendum and page 13 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 15 September and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the redevelopment of the site for a mixed scheme of 63 residential units, a self-storage facility and office space, the increase in on-site car parking spaces, the reduction in employment floorspace, the provision of build to rent housing, the excavation of a three storey basement, the implications on local transport and the impact on residential amenity.  Members were shown images of the existing site, plans of the previously consented scheme, and proposed layouts, floorplans and elevations.

     

    Following the officer’s presentation, the objectors raised the following concerns:

    ·         There was widespread local opposition to the application.  Building B would overlook gardens and the excavation of the basement could damage existing homes.  The applicant needed to monitor damage throughout construction and fund any repairs.

    ·         Strict restrictions were needed to prevent a change of use within the B8 class to a distribution centre.

    ·         60% of the building would be below ground level.  Excavating basements was more intrusive than building above ground.  A large number of HGVs would access the site each day during construction, with considerable impact on neighbours.

    ·         Building A would dominate the area and was out of keeping.  The application was considerably taller than the previously approved application.

    ·         Nearby properties had been damaged during the demolition and neighbours needed assurance that their homes would be protected during construction.

     

    The agent then provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         The application was the product of two years’ work with officers and extensive consultation.  This had resulted in significant changes, such as reconfiguring the flats to prevent overlooking, restricting the size of vehicles, an increase in residential parking spaces and the provision of 13 genuinely affordable homes.

    ·         The basement was one storey deeper than the approved scheme.

    ·         Homes and jobs would be created as a result of this application.

     

    Councillor John Kazantzis, the Ward Councillor for Streatham South, then made the following comments objecting to the application:

    ·         There was local support for developing the site as it had been derelict for a number of years.

    ·         The consultation was insufficient as residents had not been notified and the later stages of the application had felt rushed.  Genuine concerns around the size, height and basement had not been addressed.

    ·         Basement excavations had caused damage and flooding in the Streatham Lodge area.

    ·         There was considerable parking stress in the area.

     

    Officers then provided the following information in response to questions from Members:

    ·         The Council had erected site notices and notified adjoining neighbours, as required in law and in accordance with the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement.  Although it was not required, the applicant had engaged in consultation at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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Allen Edwards Primary School (Stockwell) 17/01473/FUL pdf icon PDF 980 KB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

          i.                Resolve to grant conditional planning permission subject to completion of an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the obligations listed in this report.

         ii.                Agree to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions and section 106 legal agreement as set out in this report.

        iii.                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.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 17/01473/FUL (agenda item three, page nine of the agenda pack, page one of the addendum and page one of the second addendum).

     

    Members agreed to forego the officer’s presentation to maximise the time available for questions.

     

    Officers then provided the following information in response to questions from Members:

    ·         The existing car park was currently well-used so the retention of a car park was justified.  There would be no increase in car parking provision as the school was not increasing in size.

    ·         As part of the green travel plan, there would be the intention to increase a modal shift towards cycling.

    ·         While there would not be any specific measures to direct cyclists to a particular route, it was likely that cyclists would use the designated Quietway on Larkhall Road.

     

    It was then MOVED by Councillor Seedat, SECONDED by Councillor Clark, and

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To APPROVE planning permission subject to a Section 106 Agreement and the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report and published addenda.

     

    2.    To delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and

    Development to finalise the recommended conditions and section 106 legal agreement as set out in this report.

     

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Winter Festival, South Bank Centre (Bishops) 17/03469/FUL, 17/03612/LB and 17/03566/ADV pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    17/03469/FUL Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.    Resolve to grant conditional planning permission.

     

    2.    Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report.

     

    17/03612/LB Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.    Resolve to grant conditional listed building consent.

     

    2.    Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report.

     

    17/03566/ADV Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.    Resolve to grant conditional express advertisement consent.

     

    2.    Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report.

     

    Minutes:

    Case Nos. 17/03469/FUL, 17/03612/LB and 17/03566/ADV (agenda item four, page 55 of the agenda pack, page three of the addendum and page ten of the second addendum).

     

    Members agreed to forego the officer’s presentation as the applications were similar to previous years’, noting the differences from previous applications.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    17/03469/FUL:

    1.    To APPROVE planning permission.

     

    2.    To delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report.

     

    17/03612/LB:

    1.    To APPROVE conditional listed building consent.

     

    2.    To delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report.

     

    17/03566/ADV:

    1.    To APRROVE conditional express advertisement consent.

     

    2.    To delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report.

     

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7 Lollard Street (Princes) 17/03034/FUL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    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 to secure the planning obligations listed in this report.

     

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

     

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

    -       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.

     

     

    4. Delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to refuse planning permission in the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within 4 months of Committee (or an alternative timeframe agreed with the LPA) for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the mitigating obligations identified in the report and to defend any subsequent appeal. 

    Minutes:

    Case No. 17/03034/FUL (agenda item five, page 93 of the agenda pack).

     

    Members agreed to forego the officer’s presentation to maximise the time available for questions.

     

    Officers then provided the following information in response to questions from Members:

    ·         The site bordered two conservation areas, and there were two locally listed buildings to the north of the site.  Although the proposal was on a larger scale than neighbouring properties, the simple design would prevent it impacting the setting of the conservation areas or harming the heritage assets.

    ·         40 trees, the majority of which were on Kennington Road, would be removed and replaced by 35 new trees along Kennington Road and Fitzalan Street.  The new trees would not be of the same species or maturity.

    ·         The applicant had undertaken a comprehensive air quality assessment, which had been reviewed by officers.

    ·         Spaces for drop-off and pick-up of pupils would be located on Lollard Street.  There would be 15 spaces for minibuses and taxis on site.  Two disabled parking spaces were located on Lollard Street.  Due to the needs of future pupils, there would be a reliance on taxis and minibuses for transport.  The application included a management plan to manage traffic movements and prevent congestion.

    ·         Teachers would marshal traffic in and out of the school.  This was an ongoing commitment.

    ·         The local context had been considered in designing the scheme, with the proposal responding to the local area by using a similar palette of grey stock brick and concrete.  The addition of colour in the window reveals and cladding would add texture and visual interest.

    ·         The School would be mechanically ventilated.

     

    The Committee considered information provided by officers in conjunction with the report before making the following observations:

    ·         When considering planting and landscaping, consideration should be given to mitigating air pollution.

    ·         The design was welcome, particularly the window settings.

    ·         Members hoped that future school applications would be more ambitious in improving air quality.

    ·         There needed to be careful consideration of colour needed to prevent the cladding from appearing dated.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.   To APPROVE planning permission subject to a Section 106 Agreement and the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report and the following:

               i.   An informative requesting that when considering the tree species, officers and the applicant consider the species’ ability to mitigate air quality issues.

     

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

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

    - 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.  To delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Development to refuse planning permission in the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within 4 months of Committee (or an alternative timeframe agreed with the LPA) for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the mitigating obligations identified in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.