Agenda and minutes

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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:

There were none.

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Minutes

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9-15 Electric Avenue (Coldharbour) 18/05438/FUL pdf icon PDF 3 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 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 this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 18/05438 /FUL (agenda item 05, page 123 of the agenda pack, page 17 of the addendum and page 09 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 26 July 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the demolition of existing two storey buildings, and redevelopment of the site. The proposal involved the erection of a ground plus five storey building with a basement level to provide a mix of office (Use Class B1a) and retail (Use Class A1) floor space together with the provision of a cycle store. Members were shown images of the site and its context, designations and the existing buildings on the site. The application site had sensitive heritage contexts with a number of surrounding heritage assets, with 728sqm of floor space. The application would support local businesses and the market team looked into how this would impact traders. A health and safety assessment had been completed, the impact of construction would be classed as minor, and the traders could stay in situ during redevelopment.

     

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

               The scale of the proposed building would not be suitable in comparison with the surrounding buildings.

               A three storey building would detract from the neighbouring heritage assets particularly in relation to Reliance Arcade.

               The dormer windows would be out of scale and a three storey attic building would set back years of conservation. 

     

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

     

               The approval of the application would create between 300 and 328 jobs, and it would support collaborative working with market traders. The building would retain active retail frontage and add additional activity to Electric Lane.

     

    Councillor Scarlett O’Hara then spoke as Ward Councillor for Coldharbour, stating the following:

     

               Residents expressed concern about a flawed consultation process

               There would be no harm to heritage or listed buildings.

               Residents had concerns regarding noise from building work.

               Residents had concerns regarding a reduction in daylight which measured 50% for numbers 6 – 16 Electric Lane.

     

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

     

               Officers principal concern was the bulk of the roof which they had unsuccessfully sought to reduce. It would be virtually invisible from a nearby view but the mass would reveal itself at a middle range view.

               There would be no impact on Reliance Arcade.

               There would be less than substantial harm to heritage assets and the public benefits outweighed such harms.

               There would be a vertical articulated staircase which had received no objections.

               The café on the corner would be in A1 use. The public art work (Foxes and Cherries) could be relocated and a possible site was on the top of Iceland. However no discussions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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International House, Canterbury Crescent, London SW9 7QE (Coldharbour) 19/01559/FUL pdf icon PDF 3 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.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/01559/FUL (agenda item 06, page 223 of the agenda pack, page 29 of the addendum and page 21 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 26 July 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the change of use of the 10th and 11th floors for a temporary period of four years, from office use (Class B1a) to a mixed-use scheme comprising work, education, conferencing, exhibition, dining and bar space (sui-generis use) together with the installation of a flue extract and erection of a rooftop glazed structure on the 11th floor. The proposed change of use is a departure of Policy ED12, it is Officer’s opinion that the proposed land use would be acceptable. The benefits of the proposal would justify if approved of an application that is a departure from the development plan. Images were displayed of the floor’s social space and the roof extension would not result in harm to the surrounding Grade II listed buildings. There would also be no excessive noise louder than what would be expected from the surrounding local area.

     

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

     

    ·         The area would not benefit from another entertainment venue, which would cause noise nuisance to local residents.

    ·         The approval would result in the public vomiting, urinating and loitering in the area.

     

    The applicant, then provided the following information in support of the application:

     

    ·         This proposal if approved would create 36 full time equivalent jobs.

    ·         The venue would not operate like a night club, but a place that encouraged networking and facilitated people that work remotely.

    ·         There would be multiple kitchens that promoted living a vegan lifestyle.

    ·         The only objections found on the Planning Portal had been based around litter. The applicant explained they had experience with managing food and drink venues elsewhere and they felt confident that the potential impacts could be managed.

     

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

     

    ·         There would be separate access passes for different users of the building.

    ·         The Fire Brigade and Building Control had been consulted as part of the applicant’s licencing application and the premises license had been granted, although this was not a material planning consideration.

    ·         The internal courtyard at the application site would be used for deliveries and vehicles would enter from Canterbury Crescent.

    ·         There would be a maximum of 300 people in the venue including staff.

    ·         The Council’s Public Protection Officer raised no objections to the submitted Noise Impact Basement (carried by the applicant) and agreed with the recommendations within the document.

    ·         There would be marshals in place to ensure that customers leave the venue in an orderly fashion.

    ·         There would be sufficient bins at the location provided by Veolia.

    ·         The hours proposed by the applicant had received no objections from The Council’s Public Protection Officer. Objections  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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382A To 384 Norwood Road, London, SE27 9AA, (Knight's Hill) 18/04742/FUL pdf icon PDF 3 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. 18/04742/FUL (agenda item 03, page 09 of the agenda pack, page 01 of the addendum and page 01 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 26 July 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 funeral directors/beauty salon (Use Class A1) and erection of a part-two to four-storey building with basement to provide 2 commercial units (Use Class A1) at basement and ground floor and 12 residential units, together with provision of disabled parking, refuse and cycle stores and boundary and landscaping treatment. Images were shown of the site elevation from Norwood Road and there would be a 33sqm reduction which met the London Plans standards regarding energy efficiency.

     

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

               This was the last funeral directors left dating back since 1837 which was of local importance and part of the community.

               The building was a unique part of Lambeth which was associated with the stone masons and if demolished would result in jobs being lost.

               This building was situated just outside of the conservation area.

     

    The applicant and architect then provided the following information in support of the application:

               There had been positive engagement with the Planning department.

               This applications scheme would produce 12 new homes 2 of which would be fully affordable housing.

               The houses would include front gardens and play space.

               Each home would exceed the criteria set in the London Plan. 

     

    Councillor Jane Pickard then spoke as Ward Councillor for Knight’s Hill, stating that:

               It should be ensured that the design would not change or be amended in future to maintain design quality in the area.

               The loss of light would be a concern regarding safety within the kitchen area in the Bloom Grove flats.

     

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

               There had been active engagement with Homes for Lambeth.

               The 6 month period to seek a registered provider to transfer the affordable housing to it would take effect from the date of completion.

               TfL could be contacted to make amendments to the traffic lights if necessary.

               There had already been loading restrictions in situ, this would resolve any parking / loading issues and protect public safety near the café at the junction of Bloom Grove.

     

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

               An Informative had been proposed by Councillor Pickard, which was to notify her of any future alterations to the approved drawings, details, (materials / non materials) or any applications to discharge conditions 9 and 10.

     

    The Assistant Director, Planning Transport and Development and Legal Advisor advised Members that:

               Installing hoarding would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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409-417 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LH (Coldharbour) 18/03364/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. 18/003364/FUL (agenda item 02, page 65 of the agenda pack, page 11 of the addendum and page 05 of the second addendum).

     

    Members agreed to hear the item without an officer presentation.

     

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

               The development would be an improvement and the aim would be to regularise the use of the building.

               The applicant had worked closely with the Planning and Housing departments in developing the proposals.

               The proposal would be to make improvements to the front and side elevation which would improve the conservation area.

     

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

               Conditions and obligations could be tightened regarding regularisation.

               There would be no option other than to have the location as HMO use which would be in the legal agreement.

               The application would be a parking free development. Car club membership for each room would be secured and a contribution to a blue badge car parking space would be secured.

               A financial contribution to employment and training would be provided through the s106 Agreement.

               There could be a restriction on the occupancy to 40 people which would be in line with the HMO License. 

               Cycle parking would be available and secured via condition.

               There would be 35 rooms and they would be required to remove all  cooking and food heating facilities; the communal kitchens would be a maximum of one floor level away from the respective bedroom. It is unlikely that all of the occupants of any floor would use any of the kitchens at the same time.

               The existing HMO license would be need to be reviewed.

     

    The Assistant Director, Planning Transport and Development and Legal Advisor advised Members that:

               The Housing Act required a HMO to be the main place of dwelling which would prevent it from being used for short-term lets. An additional clause within the Section 106 agreement would cross reference this requirement.

     

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

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

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

    i.   An additional clause within the Section 106 agreement to cross reference the requirement in the Housing Act for an HMO to be an occupant’s primary residence.

    2.         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 Section 106 Agreement is not completed within six months of committee, to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to refuse planning permission  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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Appeal and Enforcement Decisions February 2019 pdf icon PDF 215 KB

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Appeal and Enforcement Decisions March 2019 pdf icon PDF 277 KB