Committee details

Planning Applications Committee

Purpose of committee

Terms of reference

 

Definitions used in these terms of reference

2.1 The term ‘Ward Member’ means a councillor representing the electoral ward in which the site in issue is located.

 

2.2 The term ‘Neighbouring Ward Member’ means a councillor representing an electoral ward which shares a boundary with the electoral ward in which the site in issue is located.

 

2.3 The term ‘Other Town and Country Planning Application’ refers to an application relating to any of the following: reserved matters approval; works involving a statutory listed building; advertisement consent; prior approval where a grant thereof is required.

 

Remit

2.4 To hear pre-application presentations by applicants and for Members of the Committee to ask questions and highlight issues that may require further consideration by the developer. No voting will take place in relation to such presentations and there will be no provision for people to register to speak in relation to such presentations.

 

2.5 To determine the following:

 

2.5.1 Applications for planning permission, other than applications made under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, which are recommended for approval where the application includes any of the following:

a. the provision of dwelling houses where:

i. the number of dwelling houses to be provided is 10 or more; or,

ii. the development is to be carried out on a site having an area of 0.5 hectare or more; or,

b. the construction or alteration of a building or buildings where the floorspace (measured by gross internal area) to be provided is 1,000 square metres or more, or a change of use of land and/or a building/buildings amounting to 1,000 square metres or more; or

c. development to be carried out on a site having an area of one hectare or more.

 

2.5.2 Applications for planning permission made under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, which are recommended for approval where the application includes any of the following:

a. the provision of dwelling houses where:

i. the number of dwelling houses to be provided is 10 or more; or,

ii. the development is to be carried out on a site having an area of 0.5 hectare or more; or,

b. the construction or alteration of a building or buildings where the floorspace (measured by gross internal area) to be provided is 1,000 square metres or more, or a change of use of land and/or a building/buildings amounting to 1,000 square metres or more; or

c. development to be carried out on a site having an area of one hectare or more;

but only if a written request is made by a Member of the Committee or Ward Member for the Committee to determine the application and such request is agreed to by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with the Director - Planning, Transport and Sustainability.

 

2.5.3 Applications for planning permission which are recommended for approval where an objection to the application has been received which is based on material planning grounds, save for applications which in the opinion of the Director - Planning, Transport and Sustainability, clearly comply with relevant planning policies and/or can be overcome by scheme amendment and/or by the use of condition(s) and/or planning obligation(s), in which case the application may be determined by officers.

 

2.5.4 Applications, or any proposal for the revocation of a consent or certificate previously granted or for the taking of enforcement action, which the Director - Planning, Transport and Sustainability wishes to refer to the Committee.

 

2.5.5 Applications where a written request is made by any Ward Member or Neighbouring Ward Member for the matter to be determined by the Committee, where such request is agreed to by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with the Director - Planning, Transport and Sustainability.

 

2.5.6 Applications for planning permission or Other Town and Country Planning Applications, which are recommended for approval, where the application is made by the Council, or by a third party, in relation to land in the Council’s ownership and in respect of which the Council intends to grant to a third party any form of right or interest over that land.

 

2.5.7 Applications for planning permission or Other Town and Country Planning Applications, which are recommended for approval, which have been submitted by or on behalf of a Member of the Council (or by anyone listed in Part 6, Chapter C, Section a, Paragraph 2.3 and 2.4 (Officers’ Code of Conduct)) or by a member of the Council’s staff (or by anyone listed in Paragraph 2.3 and 2.4 under the Officers’ Code of Conduct).

 

2.5.8 Applications for planning permission or Other Town and Country Planning Applications, which are recommended for approval, which in the opinion of the Director - Planning Transport and Sustainability involve the total or substantial demolition of a statutory listed building.

 

2.5.9 Applications for planning permission which are recommended for approval for the use of land as a hot food takeaway (that is, for the sale of hot food where consumption of that food is mostly undertaken off the premises).

 

2.5.10 Applications for planning permission recommended for approval which, in the opinion of the Director - Planning, Transport and Sustainability, constitute a departure from the development plan when read as a whole.

 

2.5.11 Authorisation of entry into, release from or modification of an obligation with a planning purpose (including obligations under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and related powers) where that obligation, in the opinion of the Director - Planning, Transport and Sustainability, relates to a type of proposed or existing development that falls within any of the descriptions at paragraphs 2.2.1(a), (b) or (c) of these Terms of Reference, but only if a written request is made by a Member of the Committee or Ward Member for the Committee to determine the matter and such request is agreed to by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with the Director - Planning, Transport and Sustainability.

 

2.5.12 Any matter which the Committee in the determination of an application resolves to reserve to itself.

 

Constitution

Seven councillors

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Farah Hussain, Democratic Services,. 020 7926 4201, Email: fhussain1@lambeth.gov.uk

Postal address:
London Borough of Lambeth
Lambeth Town Hall
Brixton Hill
London
SW2 1RW

Phone: 020 7926 4201

Email: fhussain1@lambeth.gov.uk