Agenda item

260 Knight's Hill (Knight's Hill) 17/03837/FUL

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 efforts to protect residential amenity.

·         The Site Management Plan should set clear controls on where waste and recycling would be stored on the site.

 

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

 

RESOLVED, unanimously

 

1.    To GRANT planning permission subject to a Section 106 Agreement, any direction following referral to the Mayor of London and the conditions as outlined in the officer’s report and published addenda and the following:

i.      An informative to the Site Management Plan requesting that waste and recycling is kept within the main curtilage of the site.

ii.     An additional condition restricting permitted development rights from B1 to C3.

 

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, addendum 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 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

 

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