Agenda item

154-166 Clapham High Street And 162 Stonhouse Street (Clapham Town) 18/01832/FUL

Officers’ 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 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 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 6 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. 18/01832/FUL (agenda item three, page 19 of the agenda pack, page one of the first addendum and page one 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 17 January 2020 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration which noted that the current application followed on from a previously withdrawn application ref 16/05293/FUL which had subsequently undergone multiple revisions. The application proposed to provide 28 residential units, an uplift of 25 units on the site. The scheme was supported by a viability assessment which showed that 40% of new units to be delivered as the scheme would not be viable with any affordable housing contribution or provision on the site. This was largely due to the high existing land value and construction costs associated with the scheme. Officers advised that a developer profit of 17.5% had been used in the scheme within the viability assessment. Notwithstanding the fact that the scheme was showing a deficit, the applicant had offered to provide four on-site intermediate shared ownership units and a cascade mechanism to secure a payment of £345,157 in-lieu of any Registered Providers taking up the affordable housing provision on site. There would be a 44m2 children play area, a cycle parking and refuse on ground floor.

 

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

·         The anticipated increase of servicing vehicles associated with the development would not exceed the capacity of the bay on Stonhouse Street. The loading bay was existing prior to the application.

·         The loading bay on Clapham High Street was a TfL loading bay and usage was not enforceable by the Council. If servicing were to be affected by vehicles exceeding the dwell time, the applicant would need to contact TfL who would take the appropriate measures.

·         The impact of emergency vehicles on Stonhouse Street could not be considered with the application as the current scheme did not seek to narrow the width of the rear access path. This would need to be considered as part of a separate application from a different applicant that was proposed to the rear of this scheme.

·         There had been has been engagement with registered providers during the application process which informed the design of the scheme but this engagement will be excluded from the 6 month marketing period which was required post decision.

·         All the proposed affordable housing units had been amended to provide well sized accommodation with private amenity space and dual aspects.

 

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.

 

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

·          That a local amenity society had given positive feedback on the proposals was noted.

 

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

RESOLVED, five votes for, one votes 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.    Agreed 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 6 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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