Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Note: Pre-meeting at 5.00pm in Boardroomn 7-8 

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Items
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1.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

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Minutes:

None.

 

Approaches.

All members received approaches on the Preston Library application.

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 16 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 July 2019 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

Preston Library, Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, HA9 8PL (19/1305) pdf icon PDF 468 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission subject to conditions and informatives as recommended and an additional condition for Parking Permit restriction for event day permits, and residents permits should a CPZ be introduced in the area.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Redevelopment of Preston library including erection of a part 2 to part 4 storey building comprising a library on ground floor and 12 self-contained flats (6 x 1 bed, 2 x 2 bed and 4 x 3 bed), provision for private amenity space, parking, cycle and refuse storage, new access and associated landscaping.

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to make changes to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives, planning obligations or reasons for the decision) prior to the decision being actioned, provided that the Head of Planning is satisfied that any such changes could not reasonably be regarded as deviating from the overall principle of the decision reached by the committee nor that such change(s) could reasonably have led to a different decision having been reached by the Committee.

 

That the Committee confirms that adequate provision has been made, by the imposition of conditions, for the preservation or planting of trees as required by Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

At the outset, Cllr Denselow (Chair), informed the meeting that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government had requested that the Council should not issue a final decision on the application until such time that it had been able to consider a request for call-in. Cllr Denselow advised the Committee that they were able to consider the application as normal, however if the Committee were minded to give delegated authority to The Head of Planning to determine this application, the Head of Planning would await further communication from the Secretary of State before doing so.

Mr Colin Leadbeatter (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions. He referenced the supplementary report which set out a summary of additional comments by South Kenton Park Residents Association and other residents and the officers’ responses to them.

 

Mr Michael Rushe Chair of South Kenton, Preston Park Residents’ Association) addressed the Committee and answered Members’ questions.  Mr Rushe alleged that the application was unlawful as it was a departure from local policies.  He added that the proposal was inappropriate and in addition to inadequate community facilities, would result in overlooking to neighbouring properties due to its height. Mr Rushe also alleged that the residents had not been engaged in discussions on alternatives to the scheme.

 

Ms Grace Brown (objector) stated that the proposal would be out of character with surrounding residential properties.  She alleged that the scheme had not been properly assessed against relevant planning policies, resulting in procedural inaccuracies and misleading statements. Ms Brown also raised concerns about the advice received from Highways on the application.

 

In accordance with the Planning Code of Practice, Councillor Maurice declared that he had been approached by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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The Willows, 136 Honeypot Lane, London, NW9 9QA (19/1350) pdf icon PDF 400 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission subject to conditions and informatives as recommended.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing care home building (Class C2) and re-development of site comprising the erection of a six-storey building to provide 61 one-bedroom self-contained flats with an element of extra care (Class C3(b)), and associated shared facilities at ground floor level. Provision of associated private amenity space, external landscaped communal courtyard, refuse and cycle and mobility scooter storage. Retention of five car parking spaces to north of site, and re-location of sub-station internally to the north elevation.

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to the following conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to make changes to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives, planning obligations or reasons for the decision) prior to the decision being actioned, provided that the Head of Planning is satisfied that any such changes could not reasonably be regarded as deviating from the overall principle of the decision reached by the committee nor that such change(s) could reasonably have led to a different decision having been reached by the Committee.

 

That the Committee confirms that adequate provision has been made, by the imposition of conditions, for the preservation or planting of trees as required by Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

Mr Colin Leadbeatter (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.  Members heard that the proposed scheme which would deliver 61 NAIL (New Accommodation for Independent Living) flats should be judged against the extant planning permission for commercial residents flats with an extra storey.

 

Ms Krishma Shah (agent) speaking in support stated that the scheme for 61 NAIL flats would provide a high quality development within the context of the surrounding area.  In response to Members’ questions, Ms Shah stated that the scheme would provide 10% for wheelchair users.

 

Officers clarified that 5 car parking spaces and a further space for ambulance parking with wider bays would be adequate and that the kerb side loading for refuse vehicles was considered acceptable.  Members heard that although the 10 trees that would be lost had no preservation orders (TPOs) they would be mitigated by new trees to be planted.

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission subject to conditions and informatives as recommended.

(Voting for the recommendation was unanimous: For 8, Against 0).

 

5.

Argenta House, Argenta Way, London, NW10 0AZ (18/4847) pdf icon PDF 636 KB

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Decision:

Deferred to a future meeting to enable further analysis of the scheme to be carried out.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing two storey building (Use class B1) and redevelopment to provide a 24-storey building comprising 130 residential dwellings (37 x 1bed, 75 x 2bed and 18 x 3bed) with associated car and cycle parking, provision for bin stores, landscaping and ancillary works (revised description)

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to referral to the Mayor of London (stage 2 referral) and the prior completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to negotiate the legal agreement indicated above.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to make changes to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives, planning obligations or reasons for the decision) prior

to the decision being actioned, provided that the Head of Planning is satisfied that any such changes could not reasonably be regarded as deviating from the overall principle of the decision reached by the Committee nor that such change(s) could reasonably have led to a different decision having been reached by the Committee.

 

That, if by the expiry date of this application (subject to any amendments/extensions to the expiry date agreed by both parties) the legal agreement has not been completed, the Head of Planning be granted delegated

authority to refuse planning permission.

 

That the Committee confirms that adequate provision has been made, by the imposition of conditions, for the preservation or planting of trees as required by Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

 

DECISION: Deferred to a future meeting to enable further analysis to be carried out.

6.

Any Other Urgent Business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.

 

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Minutes:

None.