Agenda item

3 - 27 Wilcox Road (Oval) 18/05230/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 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. 18/05230/FUL (agenda item four, page 75 of the agenda pack, page 11 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 01 November and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which included the demolition of the existing single-storey buildings and erection of two blocks of up to seven storeys, and the provision of a nursery, café/restaurant and retail units on the ground and first floors with residential units on upper floors with associated landscaping and waste management.  Impact on daylight and sunlight to neighbouring properties was limited and officers did not consider this to warrant refusal of the application.  The provision of affordable housing met the Mayor of London’s threshold for the ‘fast track’ approach, with six units to be provided at London Affordable Rent and two to be intermediate housing.  The development would be car-free and improvements to the highway would be secured through the Section 106 Agreement.  Members were shown images of the site, its context, proposed elevations and floorplans, and viewed samples of the proposed bricks.

 

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

·         The application would replace an outdated parade of shops with a new, mixed use development with shops, cafés, a nursery and 22 homes, eight of which would be affordable.

·         The design respected the prevailing height and character of the local area.

·         The site was ideal for development due to its location, excellent PTAL rating and existing use.

·         A large proportion of objections related to the impact on parking in the Wyvil Estate, which would be unaffected by the application.  The applicant was committed to delivering a car-free development.

 

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

·         Planting would be located close to the barrier of the rooftop amenity space in order to prevent overlooking with details of plants to be secured by condition.

·          Two of the market-level units would be single aspect due to the proposal’s configuration.  All units would have south-facing balconies and would receive acceptable levels of daylight.

·         Condition 16 detailed mitigations relating to the retail elements of the application, and Condition 19 focussed specifically on mitigations relating to noise and vibration.

·         All residents would have access to the communal amenity space on the rooftop, and Condition 45 related to the management of the rooftop amenity space.  Playspace would be integrated with the rest of the rooftop due to the small size of the amenity area, and details of the play equipment were secured by condition.  Officers did not anticipate large numbers of people to use the space at any given time due to the small number of residents.

·         The land at the front of the site was upgraded by the Council in 2012, and there were no further works required there.  The applicant had agreed to replace any trees on that land that had died since planting in 2012.  The land behind the application site was part of the Wyvil Estate and was private land.  Improvements to private land were not commonly required.

·         The lamp post between the existing buildings was a council asset and would be retained.

·         There had been no further response from Registered Providers of affordable housing.  It was recognised across London that it was more difficult to find an RP for developments with a small number of affordable units, and policy required the applicant to market the development for a further six months.

 

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

·         Members agreed with the officers’ assessment on the impact of daylight and sunlight reductions on neighbouring properties.

·         It was disappointing that there would be two single aspect units.

·         The provision of playspace on a site of this size was positive.

 

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

 

RESOLVED, unanimously

 

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

 

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, 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.

 

 

 

 

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