Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

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:

There were none.

2.

Arches 228 - 232 Waterloo Station Approach (Bishops) 19/01657/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    RECOMMENDATION

     

    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 Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development 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 Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development, 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 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 this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/01657/FUL (agenda item 03, page 31 of the agenda pack, page 2 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 05 July 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the permanent retention of the existing sui-generis use as a skate park, performance venue, gallery, museum, cafe/bar, screening and workshop space, including waste management and cycle parking. Officers displayed images of the site, the existing and proposed floorplans and existing and proposed frontages.  Cycle parking facilities comprising of 9 staff cycle spaces and 42 visitor cycle parking spaces would be provided to comply with London plan requirements. Current waste storage facilities and management arrangements provided as a requirement of the previous temporary consent would be retained. The proposal would create employment opportunities and secure a financial contribution toward local training needs.  Members were advised that although the application contravened Policy ED2, officers were recommending approval due to the significant community and cultural benefits that arise from the scheme which included free access to the public at least 200 days per year, all events held at the venue are free, providing ongoing employment opportunities, hosting local exhibitions/graduation ceremonies for local universities. The addendum included an additional condition relating to the submission of a Management, Community and Cultural Use Plan.

     

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

    ·         The Venue Management Plan included measures for crowd management of large music events, with queuing arrangements along Leake Street and avoiding Station Road. 

    ·         An informative could be added to the decision notice to request the inclusion of measures to encourage patrons to exit towards York Road rather than Lower Marsh when departing the premises.

    ·         The venue had operated for over 5 years with the Sui Generis use specified and no noise disturbances/breaches had been recorded by the Council during this period.

    ·         An application to vary the permission would have to be sought in the event of a proposed material change of use, if deviating from their current plans/current operations, and would be further assessed at that time.

    ·         Although the premises license permitted opening until 04.00am, the proposed hours of use would be until 03.00am on Fridays/Saturdays as this is what the applicant had applied for.

    ·         Information provided by the applicant detailed that the majority of large music events ended by 23.00.

    ·         In respect of proposed condition 8 as set out in the first addendum officers proposed to the meeting that the wording of the proposed condition be further revised to delete the words “and shall be subject to a 12 month on-going review from the date of the approved document” from the last sentence.

     

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

    ·         There should be an informative added  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

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Vauxhall Park, South Lambeth Road (Oval) 19/01716/RG3 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    RECOMMENDATION:

     

    1. Resolve to grant conditional planning permission.

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/01716/RG3 (agenda item 02, page 1 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 05 July 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the replacement of boundary treatment around the park, Multi Use Games Area and tennis courts.  Members were shown images showing the existing and proposed gates and fencing, including replacement fencing for the sports facilities. Officers advised that the replacement fencing would improve the appearance of the park and create significant improvements including a reduction in noise from impacting balls within sports facilities and the minimisation of errant balls leaving the MUGA and tennis courts due to the proposed cranked panel design and increases in height. This fencing had been used elsewhere in the borough at Brockwell Park and Archbishops Park. The brick boundary wall of the Multi Use Games Area would be retained and as a result there would be less disruption during the construction phase as there would be no digging required.  The amenity of neighbouring residents would be protected as proposed fence would be largely open mesh and the increase in the boundary fence height would not intercept a 25° angle from the centre point of ground floor windows. Planning conditions secured tree protection documents and were required to be discharged prior to the works taking place.

     

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

    • The final choice of colour for the fencing would be delegated to officers although green had been favoured.

     

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

    • The application would be beneficial to the public.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

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