Agenda and minutes

Planning Committe
Wednesday 14 February 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Conference Hall - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Joe Kwateng, Governance Officer  020 8937 1354 ; Email: joe.kwateng@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

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.

Minutes:

7.         17/4877 Land to the South West of Olympic Way/Fulton Road Junction

            Councillor Marquis declared a sensitive interest and gave notice to withdraw from the meeting room during consideration of the application.

 

Approaches.

3.         17/2884 1-2 Drakes Courtyard, Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR

All members declared that they had received an email from Mr Bart Murphy (objector).

 

4.         17/0837 1-8 Capitol Industrial Park, Capitol Way, NW9 0EQ

            All members declared that they had received a briefing paper from the applicant’s agent.

 

 

 

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 17 January 2018 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

17/2884 1-2 Drakes Courtyard, Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR pdf icon PDF 741 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Application for alterations to the fenestration and doors at 1-2 Drakes Courtyard

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission and 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 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.

 

Damian Manhertz (Area Planning Team Leader) introduced the report, setting out the description of the site and the proposal and emphasising that the application was for alterations to the fenestration of the windows and doors.  He reminded the Committee that prior approval had been granted for change of use of the office building to residential use for 39 flats.  He referenced an email from Councillor Duffy that raised health and safety concerns of the application in particular the operation of fork lifts in an area close to the proposed entrance. In response, Mr Manhertz stated that there was an existing arrangement where a door can be used without any planning control. He continued that with the prior approval which would allow a change of use to residential, the alterations could take place without this planning application and that the existing door to the courtyard could still be used. The change of use was likely to result in a decrease in footfall to and from the building and would not result in any further harm to pedestrian safety.

 

Mr Bart Murphy (objector) raised concerns about health and safety, access and lack of highways assessment of the application.  He explained that the proposed move of the door from its current entrance would conflict with the operations of MP Moran (local builders’ merchants) which occupied the land directly opposite the application site.  The resulting access problems (as there would be no footpath) would mean that pedestrians and vehicles would share the road to the detriment of pedestrian and vehicular safety.  Mr Murphy continued that the Council’s Highways and Transportation had not been consulted on the application. In response to a members’ question, Mr Murphy stated that although there had been no accidents on site, the proposed move of the entrance to the courtyard would make it likely that accidents would occur.

 

Mr Owain Nedin (applicant’s agent) stated that the issues raised by the objector  had been addressed in the officers’ report adding that the applicant did not require planning permission to move the doorway.  He clarified that the proposed entrance would align with the change of use for which prior approval had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

17/0837 1-8 Capitol Industrial Park, Capitol Way, London, NW9 0EQ pdf icon PDF 439 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing buildings and the redevelopment of the site to provide six buildings ranging between four to nine storeys and eight three storey mews houses, and the erection of a two storey commercial building, providing a total 4,051m of flexible commercial floorspace (B1(a),(b) and (c), B8, D2 and A3) across the site and 414 residential units including a mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units with associated basement car parking, cycle storage, plant and shared external amenity space and landscaped courtyards at ground floor level, and other ancillary works.

 

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

 

That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to:

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

B. 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 subject to a Section 106 Agreement, in order to secure the planning obligations set out within the report.

 

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 report and any other conditions and informatives 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.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to refuse planning permission should the Legal Agreement not be completed within 3 months of the date of the Committee resolution.

 

David Glover (Development Management Manger) drew members’ attention to the supplementary report which set out the circumstances and reasons for altering the recommendation to deferral. He therefore recommended that the application be deferred until the following planning committee meeting to allow the conclusion of the press notice consultation period

 

DECISION: Deferred to the next meeting to allow the conclusion of the press notice consultation.

(Voting for deferral was carried as follows: Unanimous)

5.

17/4747 Land rear of 12-14 St Andrews Avenue, St Andrews Avenue, Wembley pdf icon PDF 362 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Erection of 3 two storey detached dwelling houses to rear of 12 and 14 St Andrews Avenue, with provision for 4 car parking spaces, cycle and bin storage, installation of new service road between 12 and 14 onto St Andrews Avenue and associated landscaping

 

RECOMMENDATION: To grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

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 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 (Area Planning Team Leader) introduced the application setting out the description.  With reference to the supplementary report, she addressed the issues raised at the site visit by Members.  Members heard that the access was 3.5m wide throughout and 28m in length from the boundary with the public footway to the rear boundaries of the existing houses Nos 12 and 14.  Space for bin storage would be provided to the side of the existing houses without encroaching onto the access.  As access for emergency ambulances was possible but not for fire engines the London Fire Brigade had confirmed in principle their acceptance of the use of sprinkler systems.

 

In respect of arrangements for external lighting and security, she reported that the applicant had confirmed that low level hooded lighting would be provided to BS 5489:2013 standards to limit light spillage and also to ensure safe access. She therefore recommended amendment to condition 14, as set out in the supplementary report, to require prior submission and approval of any lighting to be installed.

 

Ms McDonagh clarified the boundary treatments around the parking court and the side boundary with No 10.  She added that access for construction vehicles could be controlled through the Construction Method Statement, (required in Condition 6) and recommended an amendment to specifically refer to construction access, storage of materials, contractor parking and wheel washing as set out in the supplementary report.

 

She continued that bin storage and collection had been discussed with Waste Services and Veolia, and that the arrangement had been confirmed as acceptable.  Ms McDonagh reported that the tree officer had accepted the loss of trees, subject to replacement tree planting, details of which were specified in Condition 10.  She advised that amenity space provision was well in excess  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

17/4857 St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School, Quainton Street, London, NW10 0BG pdf icon PDF 387 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Phased demolition of existing single storey brick and timber school building and construction of new two-storey brick building to contain school hall, kitchen, classrooms and ancillary support spaces.

 

RECOMMENDATION: To grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

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 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 (Area Planning Team Leader) introduced the application and in describing the proposal explained that it was to improve the existing accommodation for the school without increasing the numbers on the roll. With reference to the supplementary report she reported on the additional information submitted by the applicant on refuse arrangements.  The updated site plan showed that the location of the proposed bins in relation to the existing bin store, and that they were proposed to be within an enclosed store and that the collections would not interfere with school activities. The bin stores which would be enclosed would alleviate concerns about amenity impact to 15 Cambridge Gardens and other neighbours. In light of the above additional information on the bin store arrangements, she recommended amendments to condition 2 and the removal of condition 11 which required the submission of details of servicing for refuse.  Members were informed that comments were yet to be received on Environmental Health Consultation and as such the decision on the application would not be formally given until the appropriate consultation had been received from Regulatory Services and the conditions updated accordingly.

 

Members queried whether any potential site contamination could be dealt with and queried the highways impact of the application.  In response, officers stated that they were not aware of any unusual levels of site contamination. Mr Fletcher (Highways) added that as the school roll would not change as a result of the application, there would be no resulting highways impact of the scheme.

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended subject to amendments to condition 2, removal of condition 11 and consultation responses from Environmental Health which may require updates to conditions 8 and 9 as set out in the supplementary report.

(Voting for approval as amended was unanimous as follows: For 8, Against 0)

7.

17/4877 Land to the South West of Olympic Way/Fulton Road Junction, Olympic Way, Wembley, HA9 pdf icon PDF 562 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Erection of a food and beverage and retail mall to provide restaurant/café, drinking establishment and shop units (use classes A1/A3/A4), an event space (use class D2), external food units (use class A5), ancillary management and storage units, associated servicing areas, provision of cycle parking and placement of signage for a temporary period of 10 years.

 

RECOMMENDATION: To grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

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 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 (Area Planning Team Leader) introduced the report and answered members’ questions.  She explained that the permission being sought was for a period of 10 years before the redevelopment of plots NW10 and NW11. She continued that as a temporary 'meantime' use, the scheme would make effective use of the land and a positive contribution to the area whilst the wider phased regeneration was being delivered. Members heard that the built form of the building would occupy almost the entirety of the development plot and therefore no soft landscaping was proposed around the edges of the site, however, new trees would be planted which would help soften the visual impact of the building on the streetscene.

 

With reference to the supplementary report Ms McDonagh informed members that following publication of the committee report, the applicant had provided a plan showing the location of staff cycle parking spaces which complied with the requirements of the Council’s Transportation team. The updated plan, as part of the approved drawings list, meant that condition 19 was no longer required.  She continued that following discussion with the applicants, amended wording of condition 24 had been proposed as set out in the supplementary report.

 

Messrs Matthew Elliot and Gavin Elliot (applicant and architect) addressed the Committee and answered members’ questions.  They gave an overview of the operations of Boxpark adding that it would deliver major regenerative benefits and bring communities together. They added that as a meanwhile use, the scheme was not required to meet BREEAM standards, although the steel frame building would be insulated, ventilated and concreted. In respect of parking and any anti-social behaviour, members heard that the scheme which would make use of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

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 64.

 

Minutes:

None.