Agenda item

Tesco Stores, 275 Kennington Lane and 145-149 Vauxhall Street (Oval) 18/02598/FUL

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:

 

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.

 

Minutes:

Case No. 18/02598/FUL (agenda item five, page 155 of the agenda pack and page 43 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 30 November 2018. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the provision of a temporary Tesco store during the construction of application 18/02597/EIAFUL and the reconfiguration of the existing car park.  Members were shown images the site, proposed floorplans and elevations, and examples of other temporary Tesco stores.

 

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

·         The provision of the temporary store would secure continuity for customers and staff.

·         The temporary store would be more intensively stocked, with higher shelves to maximise stock levels.

 

At 22:00 the Committee elected to proceed with the meeting for a maximum of a further 45 minutes in order to conclude the remaining matters of business.

 

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

·         The temporary store would be built in a modular method while the existing store was still in operation.  The existing store would then be demolished, and Plot A of application 18/02597/EIAFUL would be built.  When the replacement store was open, the temporary store would close.

·         The staff cycle parking would be in secure spaces at the entrance to the car park.

·         63 car parking spaces were proposed for the temporary store, similar to the number to be provided with the new store.  The review mechanism was in place for the new store due to the anticipated reduction in car usage in the future, but this was not considered appropriate for this application due to the temporary nature of the application.  A similar review condition could be added if Members felt it necessary.

·         It was anticipated that the same number of customers would use the temporary store as the existing store.

·         Use of cargo bikes for deliveries could be explored.

·         Servicing would be done from Vauxhall Street.  The applicant’s assessment had shown that there would be no difference in the number of deliveries compared to current arrangements.

·         A clothing recycling point could be accommodated on the site.

·         There would need to be careful management of vehicle movements on site, as construction and delivery vehicles would use the same road.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Windle, SECONDED by Councillor Haselden, and

 

RESOLVED, unanimously

 

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

i)      An additional informative regarding condition 18 requesting that space be provided for cargo and Christiania bike parking.

ii)     An additional informative with regard to the waste management strategy asking the applicant to consider installing a clothing and possibly other recycling points.

 

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, addendum and/or PAC minutes; and

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

 

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