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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Minutes of the previous meeting - 13 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 13 February 2019 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

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18/3111 Land, garages, alleyway rear of 416-444, High Road, Wembley, HA9 pdf icon PDF 863 KB

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PROPOSAL: Erection of 2 residential blocks (17 and 19 storeys) connected at ground floor level comprising 256 self-contained apartments, lower ground floor, 166sqm of flexible workspace (Use Class B1) on upper ground floor and roof top amenity, provision for car and cycle parking, refuse and associated communal spaces and hard and soft landscaping. This application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement.

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Committee resolve 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 is 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 reports.

 

That the Head of Planning is 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 is 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 report and answered Members’ questions. She stated that the proposed mixed development for 2 blocks of 256 homes and about 50 affordable units, situated within the Wembley Growth Area, would support the vitality of Wembley Town Centre. Of the affordable units, 34 would be capped at London Living Rent (LLR) and 16 at discount (80%) market rent.  In addition to the associated amenity spaces, there would be 12 disabled persons parking spaces. She continued that financial contributions had been secured in the Heads of Terms for off-site play space in accordance with the Mayor of London’s SPG and adopted policy.  With reference to the supplementary report, Ms McDonagh clarified that although there was no policy basis for requiring 100% nomination rights at either Brent or London levels, there was a need for a Lettings and Marketing Plan to allow the Council to approve the eligibility criteria for the affordable homes within the Heads of Terms.  She added that negotiations with TfL regarding the level of financial contribution towards bus services were ongoing.  She then drew Members’ attention to minor corrections as set out in the supplementary and the amendments received following the initial submission which did not materially change the scheme.  In  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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19/0002 709 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2LL pdf icon PDF 553 KB

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PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing rear extension and erection of a replacement single storey rear extension for the commercial premises (as amended by revised plans).

 

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 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 Planning Manager) introduced the report and answered members’ questions. With reference to the supplementary report, she drew attention to an additional objection received from No. 16 District Road (the organiser of the petition) on the need for re-consultation and reference to permitted development rights.  She advised on the extent of consultation and clarified that there was no statutory requirement for the LPA to re-consult on the revised plans which were not material. She continued that the application was a full planning application and that no reference had been made within the committee report to permitted development.

 

Mrs Kamil Kaul (objector) informed the Committee that officers had not consulted some residents of Central and Road District Road nor assessed the impact of the development on residents of Station Approach, District Road and Central Road.  She added that due to ambiguity about the address of the property (according to Land Registry records), Members may be giving planning permission to a different property address.  In response to members’ queries, Mrs Kaul stated that despite the potential problem of some properties to be overlooked, those residents had not been consulted and with that in view, asked that the consultation should be re-opened. 

 

In accordance with the Planning Code of Practice, Councillor Daly (ward member) stated that she had been approached by the local residents.   Councillor Daly went on to say that she was pleased with the changes made to the proposed development, however, she was concerned there was no wider consultation to include occupiers who would be impacted upon by the development.

 

In accordance with the Planning Code of Practice, Councillor Stephens (ward member) stated that she had been approached by the local residents.   Councillor Stephens echoed the sentiments expressed by Councillor Daly including the scope of consultation, a request for re-consultation.  He also expressed concerns about traffic in terms of access for emergency vehicles, servicing facilities for loading and unloading.

 

In response to the consultation issues raised,  Councillor Denselow (Committee Chair) asked that in view of the petition received and the consultation carried out, whether the Councillors thought  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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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: To defer to the next meeting.

 

Members were informed that due to an administrative error, letters to the residents had an incorrect date for the meeting.  As this would have caused confusion to the residents who would have wanted to attend the meeting, it was decided to defer consideration of the application to the next meeting in April.

 

DECISION: Deferred to the next meeting.

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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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