Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room B6, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill SW2 1RW

Contact: Maria Burton Tel: 020 7926 8703 Email:  MBurton2@lambeth.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

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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 application 18/03997/FUL (575 Wandsworth Road), Councillor Wilcox stated that, while not a pecuniary interest, she was a member of the National Trust, which owned the building.

 

 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2018.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 04 December 2018 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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Oval House, Kennington Oval (Oval) 18/04183/FUL and 18/04184/LB pdf icon PDF 5 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 (as amended) containing the planning obligations listed in the report.

     

    2.     Resolve to grant conditional Listed Building Consent

     

    3.     Agree to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to:

     

    a.     Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes; and

    b.    Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

     

    4.     In the event that the committee resolves to refuse planning permission and there is a subsequent appeal, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development, having regard to the heads of terms set out in the 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.

     

    5.     In the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within six months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to refuse planning permission for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the mitigating contributions identified in the report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/04183/FUL and 18/04184/LB (agenda item three, page 11 of the agenda pack, page 1 of the addendum and page 1 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 18 January 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the demolition of the existing theatre and the provision of a 5/6 storey, 95-bedroom hotel, the refurbishment and change of use of the Grade II listed White House to B1a office space and temporary accommodation associated with the cricket club, the impact on neighbouring amenity to residents of Hanover Gardens, and the connections between this site, the Oval cricket ground and the Somerleyton Road site which would accommodate the new theatre.  Four trees were to be removed, one of which was subject to a Tree Preservation Order.  There was an extant permission at the Oval for a hotel use whose further implementation would be restricted should the application be approved.  Members were shown images of the site, aerial views, proposed views, proposed materials, comparative heights and proposed floorplans for both the hotel and the White House.

     

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

    ·         The majority of the proposed hotel would be six storeys and was taller than neighbouring buildings.

    ·         The location did not warrant such a development.

    ·         Details of materials had not been given, and objectors were unclear what materials would be used on the south and west elevations.

    ·         Details of planting had not been submitted.

    ·         The disabled parking by the boundary wall could have a negative impact on residents of Hanover Gardens, and tree planting along the boundary should be considered.

     

    The representatives of Surrey Cricket Club and Ovalhouse Theatre then provided the following information in support of the application:

    ·         The application would support Surrey Cricket Club’s plans for development.  Many other international cricket grounds had hotels on-site.

    ·         The applicant had amended plans following consultation with neighbours and partners.

    ·         The office space in the White House would accommodate cricket charities that were currently based in the Oval.  The short term accommodation would be for academy players, as finding affordable accommodate in central London was difficult.

    ·         Ovalhouse Theatre had been on the site for over 50 years, but would not be able to continue operating unless it moved to the new site in Brixton.  The theatre would use a room in the Oval on a temporary basis.

     

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

    ·         Replacement trees were secured by condition including planting on the boundary. The tree subject to a TPO was a category C tree that had deteriorated since its designation.  No indicative plan had been provided. A tree could be located on the boundary wall subject to car parking and the electrical charging point. There was not normally consultation with the public on conditions and there was no statutory requirement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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260 Knight's Hill (Knight's Hill) 17/03837/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 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 (as amended) containing the planning obligations listed in the report and any direction as may be received following further referral to the Mayor of London.

     

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

     

    a.     Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes; and

    b.    Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in the 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 Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development, having regard to the heads of terms set out in the 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 three months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to refuse planning permission for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the mitigating contributions identified in the report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 17/03837/FUL (agenda item four, page 121 of the agenda pack and page 9 of the addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer gave a presentation which included a summary of the report and subsequent addenda that had been published on Friday 18 January 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the redevelopment of the vacant lot to provide six four-bedroom houses, commercial space and associated uses and the provision of £277,000 to off-site affordable housing.  One car parking space per home would be provided, in line with London Plan standards, and two cycle parking spaces would be provided for each unit.  Each car parking space would have an electric vehicle charging point.  Access to the site would be controlled.  Members were shown images of aerial views of the site, existing access, the context of the site, proposed site plans, floorplans and landscaping.

     

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

    ·         The development would bring into use an underused backland site and would provide six family homes.

    ·         The site had extant permission for nine flats and 270m2 of office space.

    ·         The design of the development, with two terraces, would reduce the massing and the design would contribute to the appearance of the area.

    ·         Access to the site would be controlled in order to prevent non-residents from parking on-site.

     

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

    ·         There was currently a perimeter wall around the site which was to be retained.

    ·         The maximum possible commercial floorspace had to be provided in order to comply with policy.  Should the office space not be viable, an application would have to be made for a change of use, with marketing evidence.  If there was a change of use from commercial to residential, the application would be subject to a contribution to off-site affordable housing.

    ·         There was space for more cycle parking for the employment space if there was sufficient demand.

    ·         Officers advised that Members add a condition restricting permitted development rights for change of use from B1 to C3 uses.

    ·         There would be no car parking for the office unit.

    ·         Transport officers and TfL had attended the site and an independent road safety audit had been carried out.  The bus stop would remain in its current location.  The application would generate 140 fewer trips per day than the extant permission.  Tactile paving would be added at the access road to improve safety.

    ·         The site would be unable to accommodate a Council refuse vehicle so the applicant would source private waste disposal.

    ·         The £277,346 contribution to off-site affordable housing had been reached through an independent viability assessment.  There was no policy requirement for small schemes such as this to provide on-site affordable housing.

     

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

    ·         The application would provide generously sized family homes, with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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575 Wandsworth Road (Clapham Town) 18/03997/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.     Resolve to grant conditional planning permission.

     

    2.     Agree to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/03997/FUL (agenda item five, page 183 of the agenda pack, page 11 of the addendum and page 3 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 18 January 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the change of use from a dwellinghouse to a museum.  Members were shown images of the site, floorplans and images of the building’s interior.  The loss of a dwellinghouse was considered acceptable in order to preserve the building and open it to the public. 

     

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

    ·         The application was a clear departure from policy but the heritage and public benefits outweighed the potential harm.

    ·         The application was unusual in that the heritage value of the interior was relevant.

    ·         The cultural importance of the site, particularly in a borough as diverse as Lambeth, was significant.

     

    The Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development advised that Condition 3 be amended to specify that the condition be implemented within three months of the approval of details.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    1.    To GRANT planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report and published addenda and the following:

    i.      Amendment to Condition 3 to require that the cycle parking is implemented within three months of approval of details.

     

    2.    To delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the report, addendums and/or PAC minutes.

     

     

     

     

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Appeal and Enforcement Decisions August 2018 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

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Appeal and Enforcement Decisions September 2018 pdf icon PDF 302 KB