Agenda item

Territorial Army Centre, 73 Kings Avenue (Brixton Hill) 19/02719/FUL

Officer’s 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 the date 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. 19/02719/FUL (agenda item three, page 51 of the agenda pack, page five of the addendum and page one of the second addendum).

 

Members agreed to proceed without an officer’s presentation due to time constraints.

 

The Planning Consultant and the Executive Principal of the proposed Academy then provided the following information in support of the application:

·         A shared vision existed to provide excellence in sixth form education in Lambeth and maintain more students within the borough.

·         The application would provide a range of A level and vocational qualifications, with a focus in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

·         The management of the entry and exit of students to the school would be organised in blocks, avoiding mass entry.

·         There would be extensive canteen facilities minimising the exit of students during the day.

·         The principle of development was accepted by policy ED2.

·         The application was design sensitive, taking into consideration the location of buildings, the daylight and sunlight testing and townscaping of materials.

·         The scheme would be car free, apart from onsite disabled spaces with EV charging, with no parking permits to be allowed for teachers. It was anticipated that 5% of trips would be made by car and the scheme would have provisions for cycle parking provision that met draft London Plan standards. In addition to the school Travel Plan, a contribution would be made to TfL to increase capacity on bus route 355, and towards the implementation of the Healthy Routes Network.

·         The application would support the green scheme, with an estimated reduction of 36% of CO2.

·         The consultants would be working with officers to agree conditions and the S106 Agreement.

 

Councillor Maria Kay then spoke as Ward Councillor for Brixton Hill, stating the following:

·         She objected the application and Councillor Adrian Garden had also submitted his objections.

·         There were two schools within 100 metres from the site, and queried whether there was a need for another school.

·         The scheme needed a more robust transport strategy.

·         There was a lack of recreational outdoor space for 600 students.

·         There had been little consultation with residents and community groups.

 

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

·         The minimum requirements for floor standards and external amenity space were met. Students would not be allowed to exit and enter the site during the day and lunchtime.

·         Lambeth’s Education department confirmed the benefits of having a further school in the vicinity.

·         The school would include a sports hall, gym, break out areas and facilities for the use of the public.

·         The requirements for outdoor space from the Department of Education for Sixth Form Colleges were not the same as primary and secondary schools.

 

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

RESOLVED, by four votes for to two against.

1.    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.

 

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 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 Section 106 Agreement is not completed within six months of the date 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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