Agenda, decisions and minutes

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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.

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Minutes:

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Approaches.

I Morland Gardens

All members declared that they had received an email from Mr Grant, an objector.

Councillor Hylton declared that she knew Mr Macklen, an objector.

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 22 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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Decision:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 22nd July 2020 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 22nd July 2020 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

20/0345 1 Morland Gardens, London, NW10 8DY pdf icon PDF 540 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended subject to an additional condition and amended condition 42 as set out within the supplementary report.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new mixed use building ranging in height from two to nine storeys, to provide new homes (Use Class C3), affordable workspace (Use Class B1), new further education college (Use Class D1), with associated amenity areas, public realm improvements, car and cycle parking and refuse/recycling stores.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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 is granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the main and supplementary report.

 

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 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.

 

Mr Neil Quinn (Development Management Deputy Team Leader) introduced the report, setting out the key issues and answered Members’ questions.  He referenced the supplementary report and drew Members’ attention to additional representations received and officers’ responses to them. He advised Members that at the request of the Heritage Officer, officers had amended condition 42.  Mr Quinn also drew attention to an additional condition requested by Thames Water in order to protect underground strategic water main and utility infrastructure as set out within the supplementary report.

 

Mr Roger Macklen (in remote attendance) raised objections to the scheme for several reasons including the following and answered Members’ questions;

·         1 Morland Gardens, or Altamira was a beautiful landmark building since 1876 and an impressive part of the streetscene by the main junction that continued to make a substantial contribution to the borough’s local character and distinctiveness including Stonebridge’s townscape.

·         The building was a unique and irreplaceable resource that justified protection, conservation and enhancement but once demolished itcannot be replaced and its historic value would be lost forever to the community and future generations.

·         The demolition of 1 Morland Gardens would be a terrible loss, not only to the local environment, but also to the architectural heritage of Victorian Britain.

 

Mr Phillip Grant (in remote attendance) raised objections to the scheme for several reasons including the following and answered Members’ questions;

 

·         The proposal would cause harm and fail to show an understanding of the architectural or historic significance of the heritage building contrary  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

16/5244 St Nicholas Preparatory School, 22 Salmon Street, London, NW9 8PN pdf icon PDF 663 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Proposed part single storey and part double storey side and rear extensions to the existing preparatory school.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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 report.

 

That the Head of Planning is granted delegated authority to negotiate the legal agreement indicated above.

 

That the Head of Planning is 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 is 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.

 

Mr Toby Huntingford (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report setting out the key issues and answered Members’ questions.

 

Mr M Donaldson (applicant in remote attendance) addressed the Committee highlighting the following points and answered Members’ questions:

 

·         The proposed development would allow the school to meet the growing demand for school places and offer excellent academic provision.

·         The development would not have a detrimental effect on the aesthetic to the neighbouring properties along Salmon Street and the adjacent Queens Walk.

·         The school had implemented adequate measures to address traffic and parking issues and remained committed to continuing to work with the Highways Team for on-going improvements to reduce traffic flow to the school site.

·         The application complied with the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

In response to Members’ questions, officers clarified that the impact of the development on adjoining neighbouring properties would be minimal and that the character and design were in acceptable relationship.  Officers explained the differences between the current and previous scheme for an outbuilding and added that they were not related. Members heard that with suitable transport mitigation measures including Travel Plan and robust monitoring, there would be no significant traffic impact.

 

With no further issues raised and having established that all members had followed the discussions, the Chair thanked the speaker for his contribution and asked members to vote on the recommendation.  Members voted by a majority decision to approve the application subject to the amendments set out within the supplementary report.

 

DECISION:

Granted planning permission as recommended.

(Voting on the recommendation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

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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