Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee - Tuesday 28 July 2020 7.00 pm

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Contact: Lara Edwards, 020 7926 6816, Email: ledwards@lambeth.gov.uk 

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the second addendum was only made public on Wednesday 29 July 2020. It was circulated to Members prior to the meeting and a thorough summary was made at the beginning of the officer presentation. 

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:

Councillor Liz Atkins stated that while not a pecuniary interest, application 20/00430/RG4 was in her ward, but she had not received any information and had no predetermined view.

Councillor Scarlett O’Hara was a ward Member of Coldharbour ward for application 20/01313/FUL but had no pecuniary interest or predetermined view to declare.

 

Due to technical difficulties, the second addendum was only made public on Wednesday 29 July 2020. It was circulated to Members prior to the meeting and a thorough summary was made at the beginning of the officer presentation.

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To agree minutes of the meeting held on 9 June 2020.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 June 2020 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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219-223 Coldharbour Lane (Coldharbour) 20/01313/FUL pdf icon PDF 3 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 this report.

     

    2.    Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability 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 Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability 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 (6) months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability 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. 20/01313/FUL (agenda item three, page one 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 addendum that had been published on Friday 24 July 2020. Due to technical difficulties, the second addendum was published on Wednesday 29 July 2020 but was circulated to Members before the meeting.

     

    The second addendum outlined that Helen Hayes MP submitted a written representation on behalf of a constituent, whose objection had been reported in the published committee report. Further correspondence from Helen Hayes was submitted following circulation of the second addendum, which requested the deferral of the application because the daylight/sunlight report had been published after the committee report was published and as such interested parties might not have had sufficient time to review and make further representations on this matter. The published report contained a section on Daylight and Sunlight which was informed by the Council’s consultant’s independent review.

     

    Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration and noted that the scheme was a resubmission of a previously refused application. The scheme would provide eight residential units, the retention of shop area to be used as a flexible A1/A3 space, new business floorspace, the provision of 30 cycle parking spaces, separate refuse for offices and residents, a car free scheme with a three year car club membership and contributions to employment and skills plan and carbon offsetting. The affordable housing viability assessment demonstrated that the scheme would not be financially viable, but the applicant agreed to contribute £10,000 towards off-site affordable housing and the development would be subject to a late stage viability review. The brickwork of the proposal would closely match the existing brick on site. There was a locally listed building adjacent to the site (the Green Man public house) and two conservation areas nearby (Loughborough Park Conservation Area and the Brixton Road Conservation Area), but it was not considered that the scheme would cause harm to these heritage assets. Members were shown images of the site, its context, proposed materials and design, and existing and proposed views. The external daylight/sunlight consultant explained that the kitchens of the neighbouring property (215-217 Coldharbour Lane) were designed to be artificially lit. The Vertical Sky Component (VSC) assessment results were shown, and due to site constraints, the BRE Guidance alternative theoretical assessment of removing the balconies resulted in negligible impact on daylight/sunlight. The footprint of the existing building would be retained.

     

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

    ·         The report omitted to refer to an application for a nearby development of 29 storeys  which would have a further detrimental effect on residents’ daylight (application 19/04280/FUL). This application has not yet been determined.

    ·         Avison Young and Lambeth had not independently checked the technical analysis provided by Point2.

    ·         An independent daylight and sunlight analysis was required and the application should not be considered until this was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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247-251 Sternhold Avenue (Streatham Hill) 20/00430/RG4 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 this report.

     

    2)    Agree to delegate authority to the Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability 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 Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability, 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 3 months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability 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. 20/00430/RG4 (agenda item four, page 95 of the agenda pack, page five 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 24 July 2020. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the redevelopment of the site to provide four residential dwelling houses and a replacement Class D1 building in a residential area neighbouring Tooting Bec Common. The existing class D1 use buildings on site were currently vacant, but had previously been used by a charity. The proposed development was required by policy to re-provide a D1 use to at least that of the existing Gross Internal Area (GIA). Members were shown images of the site, its context, proposed materials and design, and existing and proposed views. Historically the site had contained four houses which were demolished in 1948. Nine trees were proposed to be removed and the applicant would contribute £273,515 towards affordable housing.

     

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

    ·         The scheme would make better use of the brownfield site than the existing vacant and derelict buildings.

    ·         The proposal would provide for high quality family homes, a new community facility and new job opportunities.

    ·         There would be an affordable housing contribution of over £273,000.

     

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

    ·         The chimneys were designed to mirror other properties.

    ·         Gates were not proposed to the front of the community centre, but instead there were timber doors which would have a minor set back, and were therefore unlikely to attract graffiti.

    ·         Condition 14 (management plan) detailed the specific of opening hours and noise mitigation of the D1 use.

    ·         Following a new Government announcement regarding changes to the use class order, a new E class use would be introduced in September 2020 to encompass most of the existing separate commercial use classes; this would include most of the uses contained within the existing D1 use class. It was therefore suggested that the Committee could add a condition so that the proposed community use building could only be used for uses specified by Committee i.e. uses within the existing D1 use class. This led to a discussion on the impacts of the different D1 use classes.

    ·         The D1 use had been vacant after the charity moved to another location. The use management plan would ensure that future occupants would not have an adverse impact on residents. Discussion took place on the impact a place of worship would have on the transport and parking of local area. Condition 14 (management plan) required that a management plan needed to be submitted. Members could elaborate on condition 14 to include details of servicing and for Ward Councillors to be consulted when discharging the condition.

    ·         The proposed GIA was the same as the previous demolished buildings.

    ·         The additional entrance from Tooting Bec Common to the Community Centre would be screened by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.