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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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2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10th June 2020 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

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19/1241 Car Park next to Sudbury Town Station, Station Approach, Wembley, HA0 2LA pdf icon PDF 503 KB

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PROPOSAL: Re-development of existing car park for the erection of two blocks of residential dwellings, with associated residential amenity space, refuse storage, cycle parking, landscaping and other ancillary works, together with re-provision of disabled car parking bays nearest to Station Approach to serve Sudbury Town Underground Station (DEPARTURE FROM POLICY CP21 OF BRENT'S LOCAL PLAN).

 

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

A. Any direction by the Secretary of State pursuant to the Consultation Direction

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 and 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 application "expiry date" the legal agreement has not been completed, the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to refuse planning permission.

 

The decision on this application was deferred from the last meeting when Members were minded to refuse it because of its failure to provide an appropriate level of Affordable Rented housing to meet an identified local need contrary to policies.  The Chair reminded Members to focus on the reasons for being minded to refuse the application and any new information that might have arisen since the last meeting.

 

Neil Quinn (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions, focussing on additional information since the last meeting and referenced the supplementary report.  He highlighted the applicant’s proposal to resolve the concerns expressed by members regarding the housing mix by increasing the financial contribution for off-site delivery of affordable rented homes to £600,000 to enable the provision of six 3-bedroom family homes.  The applicant had also included an additional Blue Badge space on the site, closest to the main entrance and next to Building A without affecting the layout of the proposed buildings.  Highways officers had reviewed this and considered it acceptable in terms of its size and position.  He added that officers would encourage an early review of the CPZ.

 

 

 

Mr Paul Lorber (in remote attendance) spoke on behalf of Sudbury Town Residents’ Association (STRA), answered Members’ questions and reiterated objections to the scheme for several reasons including the following;

·         Loss of parking facility which would deny disabled persons step free access to Sudbury Town Station.

·         Loss of parking which would result in displacement parking in a heavily parked  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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19/3092 Ujima House, 388 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AR pdf icon PDF 474 KB

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PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing building and erection of a new building up to a maximum height of 39.6m comprising up to 5,000sqm residential floorspace (Use Class C3), up to 600sqm of flexible workspace (Use Class B1A, B and C), with ancillary cafe (Use Class A3) up to 600sqm ancillary floorspace, associated hard and soft landscaping, wheelchair car and cycle parking.

 

RECOMMENDATION: To resolve to grant outline planning permission, subject to the Stage 2 referral to the Mayor of London and the conditions and informatives recommended in this report.

That the Committee resolve to GRANT outline planning permission subject to:

1. Any direction by the London Mayor pursuant to the Mayor of London Order

2. Any direction by the Secretary of State pursuant to the Consultation Direction

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions 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.

 

This application was deferred from the last meeting of the Committee held on 6 May 2020 to allow officers to consider a late letter of objection  sent on behalf of the owners of the adjoining building (Lanmor House, 370 High Road) objecting to the proposal.

 

June Taylor (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.  She informed the Committee that since the deferral, a further letter of objection had been received on behalf of the owners of the adjoining building (Lanmor House) and part owner of No. 26 to 29 Ecclestone Place, setting out in more detail the grounds of the objection. Members heard that officers had addressed the matters raised by the objectors within the main report and further amplified within the supplementary report to which she referenced.  She highlighted that officers would assess the scope for overlooking and other issues raised, at the reserved matters stage of the application.

 

Mr Thomas Darwall-Smith (in remote attendance) read out a statement on behalf of Jaine Lunn, a resident and co-freeholder of 26-29 Ecclestone Place Golftemp Ltd, the owners of Lanmor House.  She requested deferral of the application raising the following concerns: 

·         The original application which residents were asked to consult on was 8 storeys not the 11 currently proposed.

·         Daylight/ Sunlight Assessment’s accuracy with respect to 26-29 Ecclestone Place

·         Noise  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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19/2804 Chancel House, Neasden Lane, London, NW10 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing buildings and construction of a secondary school with sixth-form arranged in a 5 storey building incorporating a multi-use games area (MUGA) at roof level and incidental works to include landscaping, play-areas, means of enclosure, access and car and cycle parking (Departure from Local Plan, however site allocated for education use in emerging Brent Local Plan 2019 BSSA19).

 

RECOMMENDATION: Grant planning permission subject to the completion of a satisfactory Section 106 or other legal agreement and delegate authority to the Head of Area Planning or other duly authorised person to agree the exact terms thereof on advice from the Director of Legal Services and Procurement.

 

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 and Development Services 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.

 

Mr Damian Manhertz (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report and answered Members questions.  He drew Members’ attention to amendments to conditions 2 and 4 as set out within the supplementary report and highlighted that the Council had identified the site as suitable to accommodate a school.

 

Mr Rory McManus (agent in remote attendance) summarised the engagement with the Council including the pre-application process in identifying a suitable site for a secondary school to meet the growing demand for school places within the Borough. He referenced the good transport facilities for the site.

 

Ms Gil Bal (CEO/Executive Headteacher of Wembley Multi-Academy in remote attendance) addressed the Committee and answered Members’ questions. She informed the Committee that Brent place planning strategy identified that by 2022/23 an additional 18.8 secondary forms of entry would be required in Brent, equivalent to 2 or 3 new secondary schools. This application for a new secondary school - North Brent School is one of those schools required.  She highlighted the academic achievements of Wembley MAT highlighting the importance to have a school building that would allow Wembley MAT to fulfil the ambitions for our students.  Members heard that the interplay of flexible staggered times, good public transport accessibility, bicycle facilities and engagement with TfL on Coach Management Plan would ensure that the school will not give rise to transport problems in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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19/4434 Pharamond Garages, rear of 258-262 Willesden Lane, Willesden, London pdf icon PDF 354 KB

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PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing garages and redevelopment to provide a four storey building comprising 10 self-contained flats with associated car parking, cycle and refuse storage, amenity space and landscaping.

 

RECOMMENDATION: Resolve to grant planning permission subject to conditions as 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 following matters 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.

 

Damian Manhertz (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.  He referenced the supplementary report highlighting amendments to address the issues regarding the proximity of balconies to the adjoining gardens and amendments to the first floor layout.  He added that to address the privacy issues, the plans had relocated and re-sized balconies. 

 

Rebecca Woolf (in remote attendance) objected to the proposed development for several reasons including the following;

·         Loss of privacy to Chatsworth Road residents.

·         Loss of outlook

·         Loss of residential amenities in terms of usable shared outdoor and communal space. This would be necessary with the restrictions arising from Covid-19 pandemic.

·         Potential problems with boundaries and lack of Party Wall Act notice.

·         Inadequate provision of parking spaces and electric charging points.

·         Detrimental impact on residents and access for emergency vehicles during construction. 

 

Councillor Gbajumo (in remote attendance) speaking in a similar vein echoed the above.  She added that whilst she was in favour of affordable homes, the application had not addressed residents’ concerns.

 

Kerry Csuka (agent, in remote attendance) addressed the Committee and answered members’ questions. She informed Members that the application for 10 genuinely affordable including larger family-sized homes at London Affordable Rent was the result on extensive consultation and feedback from residents.   She added the following points;

·         The proposed 4-storey building would be lower in height than the adjacent 6-storey Pharamond building and its height and massing further minimised through a flat roof and recessed top floor.  

·         The design would protect the privacy and amenity of neighbouring properties and would be maintain an 18-metre separation distance.

·         The submitted daylight and sunlight report confirmed that neighbouring properties would retain acceptable levels of daylight, sunlight and outlook.

·         Re-provision of spaces, 1 on-site garage, 1 wheelchair space and 11 electric vehicle charging points, compliant with Brent’s maximum parking  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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19/4484 365 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA pdf icon PDF 232 KB

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PROPOSAL: Construction of a rooftop structure to provide an amenity space to hotel (Use Class C1).

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission and to grant delegated authority to the Head of Planning to issue the planning permission and impose conditions as set out within the Committee report and informatives as considered necessary.

 

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.

 

Victoria McDonagh (Development Management Team Leader) in remote attendance introduced the report setting out the key issues of the application and answered members’ questions.

 

Mr Simon Fowler (agent, in remote attendance) addressed the Committee and answered Members’ questions.  He added that the application would provide an outdoor amenity space with an enclosure to the existing terraced areas, accessible from within the existing building.  Members heard that to ensure there would be no adverse daylight and sunlight impacts as well as issues resulting from noise and disturbance, the applicant had agreed to a management plan via a planning condition.

 

Councillor Mitchell-Murray (ward member) in remote attendance declared that she had been approached by the applicant.  Speaking in support of the application, Councillor Mitchell-Murray added that the applicant had addressed all of the concerns she had about the application. 

 

With no further issues raised and the Chair, having established that all members had followed the discussions, asked members to vote on the recommendation.

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended in the main report.

(Voting on the recommendation for approval was as follows: For 7; Against 0).

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19/1099 192A Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4QD pdf icon PDF 295 KB

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PROPOSAL: First floor rear extension and loft conversion to incorporate 4 new flats, three side dormer windows, proposed rooflights, first floor rear terrace area, provision of internal cycle storage, creation of refuse storage to ground floor with installation of new side ground floor door, increase in height to single storey rear projection and alterations to fenestration.

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission and to grant delegated authority to Head of Planning to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee report.

 

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.

 

Victoria McDonagh (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.  Members mostly welcomed the application except for Councillor Sangani who dissented on the grounds that the proposal could result in anti-social behaviour and fly tipping.

 

With no further issues raised and the Chair, having established that all members had followed the discussions, asked members to vote on the recommendation.

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended in the main report.

(Voting was recorded as follows: For 6, Abstention 1)

9.

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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