Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Note: Pre-meeting at 5.00pm in Boardroomn 1 

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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:

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Approaches.

Keelers Service Centre, Harrow Road, Wembley HA0 2LL

All members received correspondence from the applicant’s agent.

Most members had been customers of Keelers garage in the past.

 

290B Ealing Road, Wembley HA0 4LL

All members received correspondence from the objector’s agent.

 

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 16 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 October 2019 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting subject to the addition of Councillor Ahmed as being present (substitute for Councillor Johnson).

3.

Keelers Service Centre, Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2LL (Ref. 18/3069) pdf icon PDF 745 KB

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Decision:

Minded to grant planning consent as recommended subject to the Secretary of State’s decision not to call in the application, and amended to Heads of Terms within the Section 106 Agreement to include:

·          3-year Car Club membership,

·         Mitigate the shortfall in external amenity space to include an off-site contribution of £10,000 towards improvements to Barham Park and may include enhanced accessibility to or within the park and other open space/play improvement.

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PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing M.O.T testing centre and erection of a part 5 and part 6 storey mixed use building comprising office (Use class B1) at ground floor and 22 residential units on the 1st to 5th floors (6 x 3 bed; 8 x 2 bed and 8 x 1 bed); plant room in basement; PV panels at roof level, cycle parking and waste storage (revised description).

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to 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 the planning application 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.

 

Ms Victoria McDonagh (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.  In reference to the supplementary report, she informed the Committee that officers had addressed the additional objection raised that the proposal would be of detriment to local parking stress and the character of the area in the main report.

 

Ms Kamil Kaul spoke in objection on behalf of Sudbury Town Residents Association (STRA) and added that STRA had sent a request late this afternoon, to the Secretary of State for the Environment to call in the application for the following reasons:

The proposed development is in conflict with the policies of the 2015 Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan; the development raises significant architectural and urban design issues which, if granted, would set a significant precedent for further high-rise development in the area; inadequate period within which residents could respond appropriately to the officer’s report. She therefore requested the Committee to defer consideration of the application pending the Secretary of State’s decision on the request.

 

David Glover (Development Management Manager) recommended that the application be considered by the Committee and that if a resolution is passed, that resolution is subject to the consideration of the call-in request by the Secretary of State.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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290B Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4LL Ref. 19/1761) pdf icon PDF 719 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended subject to a condition to ensure the proposed obscured glazing is maintained.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing warehouse building (Use class B8) and erection of part-one, part-three storey residential development providing nine self-contained dwellings (8 x 2-bed and 1 x 1-bed) with associated cycle storage, bin stores, landscaping and amenity space.

 

RECOMMENDATION: To GRANT planning permission subject to 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 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 the planning application 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.

 

Mr Liam McFadden (Planning Officer) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.

 

Mrs Carla Quail objected to the proposed development because it would be overbearing, giving rise to loss of light and loss of privacy and also raised concerns regarding changes that had been made to the scheme.

 

Mr Andrew Boothby (objector’s agent) submitted that neighbours and surrounding occupiers had not had an opportunity to review and comment on the amendments to the scheme. He also objected to the proposal because of its height, which would result in overlooking, potential for overlooking, loss of privacy and harm to residential amenities

 

Mr Simon Owen (applicant’s agent) highlighted key aspects of the scheme and referenced the changes to it including design and waste management, following consultation with Alperton Community School. He added that privacy and outlook were addressed within the design of the scheme and were no longer an issue.

 

In response to Members’ questions, officers discussed and clarified issues raised by members on recycling, overlooking, traffic impact including access for emergency vehicles and servicing arrangements.  Members heard that as a permit free development, the scheme would not give rise to significant parking issues.  Officers highlighted the relevance of the Inspector’s appeal decision adding that the Planning Inspector had considered some of the concerns that Members were raising.

 

At the Chair’s invitation, Members who wished to vote against the application stated their reasons as follows; obstruction to parking, access for emergency vehicles, outlook and overlooking. With a split vote, the Chair exercised his casting vote in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

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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