Agenda, decisions 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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Minutes:

Queens Park Community School, Aylestone Avenue (19/1477)

 

Councillor Kabir declared that she was a former member of the Avenue School Trust (applicant).  She therefore left the meeting room when the application was being considered and took no part in the discussion or voting in the application.

 

Approaches

Argenta House, Argenta Way NW10 (18/4847)

All Members received a brochure from the applicant.

 

Queens Park Community School, Aylestone Avenue (19/1477)

All Members received a correspondence from the applicant.

 

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 11 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11 September 2019 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

381A-D INC, 381-397 INC and 13-20 Park Parade Mansion, Edgware Road, Kingsbury, London, NW9 (Ref. 17/2284) pdf icon PDF 784 KB

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Decision:

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site to provide a replacement part 4 part 5 and part 18 storey building comprising 563m2 of retail uses (Class A1, A2 A3), and 110 residential units (56 x 1bed, 30 x 2bed and 24 x 3bed) with associated car parking, cycle storage, plant and shared external amenity space at first and fifth floor level with other ancillary works.

 

RECOMMENDATION: 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

C. 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 application "expiry date" 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 (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions. Members heard that the re-development of the site accorded with its designation within the Colindale/Burnt Oak Opportunity Area, and although no affordable workspace would be provided, the re-provision of commercial floorspace at ground floor level would provide active frontage to both Edgware Road and Grove Park.  She added that the scheme would deliver affordable housing of 8 intermediate (shared ownership) units, which although would be below both Brent and London Plan policy targets, had been demonstrated by a financial viability appraisal to be beyond the maximum amount of affordable housing which can viably be provided on site. The design, layout and height was considered to be in keeping with the heights of buildings in the surrounding area, with reduced height and scale nearest to the Beis Yaakov School to the south-east, which was locally listed. Ms McDonagh continued that the quality of the resulting residential accommodation proposed would be of sufficiently high quality, meeting the particular needs and requirements of future occupiers.  Clarification was provided on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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Argenta House, Argenta Way, London, NW10 0AZ (Ref. 18/4847) pdf icon PDF 638 KB

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Decision:

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended with reference in the parking permit restriction clause to remove the rights for occupants within the development to not be entitled to parking permits within the existing Wembley Stadium Event Day CPZ and any future all year CPZ.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing two storey building (Use class B1) and redevelopment to provide a 24-storey building comprising 130 residential dwellings (37 x 1bed, 75 x 2bed and 18 x 3bed) with associated car and cycle parking, provision for bin stores, landscaping and ancillary works (revised description)

 

RECOMMENDATION: To GRANT planning permission subject to:

Referral to the Mayor of London (stage 2 referral)

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 this application (subject to any amendments/extensions to the expiry date agreed by both parties) the legal agreement has not been completed, the Head of Planning be granted delegated

authority to refuse planning permission.

 

Ms Victoria McDonagh (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions. She informed Members that the proposal which would replace a poor quality commercial plot with a modern high density development would complement the scale of the neighbouring Wembley Point building.  With acceptable layout, height, design, massing and protected views the proposal would deliver 27% affordable housing with early and late stage viability reviews which would be secured by S106 legal agreement. Clarification was provided regarding the amount of external amenity space which would be below policy levels, but a good standard of accommodation was considered to be provided.  The access arrangements to the brook side garden were also discussed.

 

Mr Anthony Sturgess an objector enquired as to whether the proposal was up to date the new regulations regarding cladding and fire.  He added that as parking in the area was mainly drop off and pick up, there was no need to introduce controlled parking restrictions.

 

Messrs Nick Francis, David Roach and David Bennett (architect, planning agent and applicant) addressed the Committee and answered Members’ questions.  Members heard that the proposal would deliver landmark homes and provide a transformative change to the area.  Mr Francis outlined the key benefits of the scheme including environmental benefits, delivery of new homes which complied with GLA requirements including play space and shared amenities and 27% affordable housing with early and late stage reviews.  He added that key agencies including Environment Agency  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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Empire House, Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0EW (Ref. 19/1973) pdf icon PDF 667 KB

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Decision:

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended and a further condition in relation to sound insulation between the office floors and the proposed residential floors.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Erection of two additional storeys to create 9 residential flats (1 x 1-bed, 6 x 2-bed, 2 x 3-bed) including roof garden, conversion of parking undercroft for refuse, bicycle storage and 1 disabled car parking bay and external refurbishment of the existing building (revised description).

 

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 (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.  Having set out the description of the site and the proposal, she informed Members that the since the publication of the Committee report, the total number of objectors had dropped to 7 and under the constitution, the application could have been decided under delegated authority by the Head of Planning.  She referenced the supplementary report and drew Members’ attention to an additional condition recommended by Environmental Health in relation to sound insulation between the office and residential floors.

 

Ms Ashley Whyte in objection, stated that the proposal would result in result in unprecedented density, overshadowing, loss of privacy to the neighbouring residents and out of character with the suburban context of the area. Cumulatively, the scheme would contravene the objectives of the Wembley Action Plan (WAP).  She referred to an illegal structure on the site and problems with right of way to the to the shared servicing areas and rear of the site and other properties using this access.  Mr Kevin Leahy, speaking in a similar vein, added that issues regarding right of way and the resulting obstruction to delivery vehicles to the site would be made worse by the proposed development.  

 

Mr Tom Horne (agent) stated that the proposed development had been revised and carefully designed to minimise impact and deliver 9 quality homes in an accessible site.  He disagreed with the objectors’ allegation that the scheme would result in overlooking and loss of privacy.

 

In responding to issues raised, Ms McDonagh informed Members that the proposed extension at third and fourth floor levels would maintain a distance of over 18m to the rear habitable room windows in 120 to 126 Wembley Park Drive.  She continued that the separation distance of the roof terrace to the third and fourth floor flats that face out onto Wembley Park Drive would maintain a distance in part of 8.5m and whilst this was marginally short  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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39A-B, 41, 43-47 Dudden Hill Lane & car park Villiers Road R/O 43-47, London, NW10 (Ref. 19/1095) pdf icon PDF 449 KB

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Decision:

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a part 4 storey, part 5 storey building with Learie Constantine community centre (Use Class D1) on ground floor and 26 self-contained flats above (12 x 1 Bed, 7 x 2 Bed and 7 x 3 bed), provision for balcony amenity, 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 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 Sarah Dilley (Planning Officer) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.  Members heard that the community had been engaged in the design of the proposed development. She clarified that the 25 of the 26 homes provided would be provided for social rent and that the ground floor home would not be affordable.  She added that interim measures would be put in place for current users during construction.

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended.

(Voting on the recommendation was unanimous: For 7 Against 0).

 

7.

Queens Park Community School, Aylestone Avenue, London, NW6 7BQ (Ref. 19/1477) pdf icon PDF 847 KB

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Decision:

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended subject to the addition of a condition restricting the use and operational hours of the development approved.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Erection of a temporary single storey classroom building to provide additional teaching facilities, addition of associated single storey staff

room/admin office, storage container and canopy over playing area to include mesh fence enclosure, new tarmac footpath and associated cycle storage (DEPARTURE FROM POLICY CP18 OF BRENT'S LOCAL PLAN).

 

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.

 

Mr Damian Manhertz (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.  He drew Members’ attention to the objections raised by the residents to the proposal, highlighting the objections submitted by MRPP on behalf of some local residents and officers’ responses to them as set out in the report. He then referenced the supplementary report which provided a further clarification of staffing numbers and added that the additional of 3-part time members of staff was not considered material as to impact on the residential amenities of nearby residents beyond the existing use.

 

Mr Manhertz also referenced the revised planning statement and added that the alterations within the statement were rather minor.  He clarified that the Planning Statement had amendments to confirm that the building would not be hired out to other users outside of the hours of use stated in the planning statement, clarifying that one part of the committee report incorrectly specified that it would not be hired out at all..  He explained that the proposal had been tested with the requirements of NPPF and Brent Policy CP18.  He set out that there was some impact on openness, but that when balancing the impacts and benefits of the scheme, officers considered that the need for SEN places and associated provision within this scheme far outweighed the potential harm to the open space.  He also highlighted that the school appears to be located within a sensible location within the playing field, and the response from Sport England highlights the usability of this space and lower impact.  .  He continued that the Council’s Environmental Health officers had considered the proposal and had advised that they did not consider that a noise impact assessment was required as the proposal was not expected to give rise to undue levels of noise impact.   He referenced the operational hours as submitted by the school (pupils attending from 8:50 am to 3:20 pm, with the school buildings open  ...  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 60.

 

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Minutes:

None.