Agenda and minutes

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

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

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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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Councillor S Butt declared that he resided in Tokyngton ward.

Councillors Denselow and Maurice declared that they lived in the Wembley Event Day zone area. 

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 December 2018 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

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Wembley National Stadium, Olympic Way, Wembley, HA9 0WS (Ref. 18/4307) pdf icon PDF 342 KB

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PROPOSAL: Proposed variation of Condition 1 (event cap) and 2 (temporary traffic measures) of planning permission reference 17/0368 (dated 18/08/2017), to allow for 8 (3 events at 90,000 capacity, 5 at a 62,000 capacity) additional major sporting Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) events between 15 January 2019 and 12 May 2019.

 

RECOMMENDATION: To grant planning permission, subject to the completion of a satisfactory deed of variation to the existing Section 106 legal agreement.

 

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 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) 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 Colin Leadbeatter (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions. Members were informed that the application, originally submitted seeking permission to lift the major event cap to allow 17 additional events (10 capped at 62,000, 7 up to full capacity), had been reduced following significant amenity concerns raised by officers having considered the comments received from local residents, businesses and other consultees. The applicant had amended their proposal to only seek full capacity matches (up to 90,000 people) for 3 UEFA Champions League matches between February and April 2019, and 5 events at a maximum capacity of 62,000, comprising three potential FA cup matches and two Premier League matches.  

 

He continued that the proposed 90,000 capacity matches would be limited to only the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Home leg, the Quarter Final Home Leg and the Semi Final Home Leg relating to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and for no other club/event/reason. Similarly, the five events proposed to have a maximum capacity of 62,000 relate to specific FA Cup and Premier League matches.  The remainder of the games played by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley during that period would either fall within the existing cap or would have a capacity of less than 51,000 and therefore would not be restricted by the “event cap”.  He then drew Members’ attention to the following minor changes that are proposed; removal of the wording relating to seating of the top tier of the stadium and traffic management measures on North Circular Road to reflect the reduced number of events being sought.

 

Mr Leadbeatter referenced the supplementary report which removed the start date of the application (15 January 2019), amplified the level of local support for the application and informed Members about an addendum Planning Statement and Environmental Statement which reflected the reduction in the number of events being sought over the original submission.  He drew  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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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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