Agenda and minutes

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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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18/4199          Alperton house, Bridgewater Road, HA0 1EH

Councillors Denselow, Hylton, Johnson, Maurice and Sangani declared that they received an e-mail from the applicant (Peabody Estates.)

 

18/4903          51-63 and Upper Floor Flats, High Road NW10 5TB

Councillors Chappell and Colacicco declared that they had been approached by the residents.           

 

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Minutes of the previous meeting - 12 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 March 2019 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

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18/4199 Alperton House, Bridgewater Road, Wembley, HA0 1EH pdf icon PDF 510 KB

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PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing buildings and construction of 4 buildings ranging in height from 14 to 23 storeys, comprising 474 residential units at 1st to 23rd floors (140 x 1-bed, 263 x 2-bed and 71 x 3-bed), mixed commercial use at ground and part 1st floor including a new public house (Use Class A4) retail floorspace (Use Classes A1, A2, and/or A3), workspace (B1b/c), and an office (B1a), together with associated public realm improvements; soft/hard landscaping; creation of a canal side walkway, new access arrangements, car and cycle parking; servicing, refuse and recycling facilities

 

RECOMMENDATION: to GRANT planning permission subject to:

A. Referral to the Mayor of London (stage 2 referral)

B. 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 (Area Team Manager) introduced the application which proposed the demolition of all buildings on site and construction of a mixed use development included retail, public house and workspace uses and 474 residential units arranged within four buildings. In addition to the provision of improved residential amenity, the development would incorporate landscaped public realm adjoining the canal side and external seating for the public house. She continued that the principle of development with mixed uses was considered acceptable as it responded to the Site Allocation.

 

Members heard that the proposal would deliver 147 affordable housing units out of a total of 474 units, representing 35% affordable housing by habitable room (89 units at London Affordable Rent levels and 58 units for shared ownership). Officers considered this to be the maximum reasonable amount of affordable housing that can be provided, subject to any additional surplus being captured through early stage and late stage review mechanisms.  Ms McDonagh added that the design, scale and appearance of the four buildings would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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18/4903 51-63 INC and Upper Floor Flats at 51-63 INC, High Road, London, NW10 2SU pdf icon PDF 724 KB

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PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing pitched roofs, removal of existing chimneys, demolition of existing pitched gable end to outrigger and erection of replacement dutch gable; construction of a third floor level to provide 6 self-contained flats (6 x 1-bed) with private external terraces, installation of replacement windows to all flats facing High Road, installation of communal satellite dishes and terrestrial aerials to each property, reduction of side brick work panel to No. 63 High Road and removal of brick pilaster to side elevation of No. 63 High Road and associated secure cycle storage.

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions (and informatives) to secure the f 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.

 

Ms Victoria McDonagh (Area Team Leader) introduced the report and answered members’ questions.  Members heard that the application was a re-submission of planning application 12/3233 which was allowed on appeal. The application was therefore a re-submission of the scheme identical to that previously allowed on appeal as the 3-year time limit had now lapsed and due to changes in policies.  All of the units would experience good levels of privacy, due to the provision of obscure and fixed glazing to the side facing windows which would prevent overlooking between units.  The external amenity provisions were also considered acceptable.

 

Mr Julian Scott-Reid (objector) addressed the Committee and raised the following issues; loss of privacy, loss of light and outlook and lack of affordable housing.

 

Mr Vas Manga (agent) addressed the Committee and answered members’ questions. He added that due to set back and separation distances, the proposed development would not give rise to loss of privacy and outlook.  Members heard that although there would be no affordable housing, the proposal would deliver CIL payments.

 

During Members’ question time, Ms Paige Ireland (Planning Officer) responded that the separation distances for the application which had been approved on appeal to the Planning Inspectorate, was consistent with the High Road and would not give rise to loss of privacy and outlook. She undertook to refer concerns about the parking situation in Ellis Close to Highways Unit.

 

In welcoming the recommendations of the report, Members added an informative that any damage to the pavement during construction should be restored.

 

DECISION:  Granted planning permission as recommended with an additional informative that pavement damaged during construction be restored.

(Voting on the recommendation for approval was unanimous).

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18/3603 124 Purves Road, London, NW10 5TB pdf icon PDF 821 KB

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PROPOSAL: Proposed two-storey, two bedroom dwellinghouse with a lower ground floor at the rear of 124 Purves Road with associated amenity space, allocation of private amenity space for existing flats of 124 Purves Road with raised ground level and provision of refuse & recycling storage.

 

RECOMMENDATION: 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.

 

Ms Victoria McDonagh (Area Team Leader) introduced the report and answered members’ questions. She referenced the supplementary report which responded to Members’ query regarding basement SPD and added that the basement was considered acceptable for the reasons set out within the report.

 

DECISION:  Granted planning permission as recommended.

(Voting on the recommendation for approval was unanimous).

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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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