290B Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4LL Ref. 19/1761)
Granted planning permission as recommended subject to a condition to ensure the proposed obscured glazing is maintained.
PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing warehouse building (Use class B8) and erection of part-one, part-three storey residential development providing nine self-contained dwellings (8 x 2-bed and 1 x 1-bed) with associated cycle storage, bin stores, landscaping and amenity space.
RECOMMENDATION: To GRANT planning permission subject to 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 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 the planning application 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.
Mr Liam McFadden (Planning Officer) introduced the report and answered Members’ questions.
Mrs Carla Quail objected to the proposed development because it would be overbearing, giving rise to loss of light and loss of privacy and also raised concerns regarding changes that had been made to the scheme.
Mr Andrew Boothby (objector’s agent) submitted that neighbours and surrounding occupiers had not had an opportunity to review and comment on the amendments to the scheme. He also objected to the proposal because of its height, which would result in overlooking, potential for overlooking, loss of privacy and harm to residential amenities
Mr Simon Owen (applicant’s agent) highlighted key aspects of the scheme and referenced the changes to it including design and waste management, following consultation with Alperton Community School. He added that privacy and outlook were addressed within the design of the scheme and were no longer an issue.
In response to Members’ questions, officers discussed and clarified issues raised by members on recycling, overlooking, traffic impact including access for emergency vehicles and servicing arrangements. Members heard that as a permit free development, the scheme would not give rise to significant parking issues. Officers highlighted the relevance of the Inspector’s appeal decision adding that the Planning Inspector had considered some of the concerns that Members were raising.
At the Chair’s invitation, Members who wished to vote against the application stated their reasons as follows; obstruction to parking, access for emergency vehicles, outlook and overlooking. With a split vote, the Chair exercised his casting vote in favour of the recommendation to grant permission.
DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended subject to a condition to ensure the proposed obscured glazing was maintained.
(Voting was recorded as follows: For 4, Against 3, Abstention 1)