Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of personal and prejudicial interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant financial or other interest in the items on this agenda.

Minutes:

Lycee International de Londres, 54 Forty Lane, Wembley HA9 9LY (Ref. 15/4140 and 15/4141)

Councillor Choudhary declared that he had had general discussions with his constituents but confirmed that he would consider the application with an open mind.

 

Roundwood Park, Harlesden Road NW10 (Ref.15/3572)

All members received correspondence dated 04/01/2016 from Martin Webb, an objector.

 

Former Manor School, 3-7 The Avenue, London NW6 7YG (Ref. 15/3616)

Councillor Colacicco declared that as her friend worked with Hopkins (applicant’s architects) she would withdraw from the meeting room and not take part in the discussion or voting.

All members received email and hard copies of a briefing document from the applicants. 

 

 

 

 

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 December 2015 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 December 2015 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

Lycee International De Londres, 54 Forty Lane, Wembley, HA9 9LY (Ref. 15/4140) pdf icon PDF 907 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused planning permission for the first reason relating to   the design, size, siting and location of the building and associated impact on the setting and views to the Listed Building.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Erection of a part basement building fronting Forty Lane to house a five lane swimming pool and studio with a green roof and associated works to include courtyard entrance, security gates, cycle parking, demolition and reinstatement of retaining wall, landscaping and installation of PV panels on the roof of the new Annex building

 

RECOMMENDATION: Grant planning permission subject to conditions as set out in the Draft Decision Notice with  an additional condition requiring the facility to be ancillary to the school (with the exception of community access), Or, if the Planning Committee is still minded to refuse, to consider the two possible reasons set out on page 12 of the agenda report.

 

David Glover (Area Planning Manager) introduced the report.  He drew members’ attention to the two main reasons for refusal of the application (as set out in the Committee report) and added that since the last meeting Transport for London (TfL) had provided additional information which addressed one of the reasons for refusing the application. With reference to the supplementary report he clarified that as the swimming pool was considered to be ancillaryto the schooluse and would fallwithin use classD1,it wouldincura zero charge for Brent Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and exemption from Mayoral CIL.  The Area Planning Manager added that the swimming pool would be available for use bythe communityas partof the communityaccessarrangements for the schooland be chargeable to the communityat rates comparable to similar localauthorityfacilities.

 

Robert Dunwell speaking on behalf of Queensbury Area Residents’ Association (QARA Group of Associations in support of the application stated that the proposed swimming pool would not adversely impact on the visibility of the listed building.

 

Andrew Murdoch and Neil Goldsmith (applicants’ agents) addressed the Committee and answered members queries. Members heard that additional information received from TfL confirmed that the bus shelter may not be required to be moved and that if the bus cage was moved by up to 4m, there would be adequate space for six cars to be able to stand in front of the bus cage when waiting at the traffic lights. They added that as the site sloped, the obstruction  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Lycee International De Londres, 54 Forty Lane, Wembley, HA9 9LY (Ref. 15/4141) pdf icon PDF 841 KB

Decision:

Refused listed building consent for the first reason relating to the design, size, siting and location of the building and associated impact on the setting and views to the Listed Building.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Listed building consent for the erection of a part basement building fronting Forty Lane to house a five lane swimming pool and studio with a green roof and associated works to include courtyard entrance, security gates, cycle parking, demolition and reinstatement of retaining wall, landscaping and installation of PV panels on the roof of the new Annex building.

 

RECOMMENDATION: Grant listed building consent subject to conditions as set out in the Draft Decision Notice, Or, if the Planning Committee is still minded to refuse, to consider the two possible reasons set out on page 12 of the agenda report.

 

See minute 3 above.

 

DECISION: Refused listed building consent for the first reason relating to the design, size, siting and location of the building and associated impact on the setting and views to the Listed Building.

5.

Red House building, South Way, Land and Pedestrian walkway between South Way and Royal Route, Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley (Ref.15/3599) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Deferred to a subsequent  meeting as set out in the Supplementary and at   the applicants’ request to enable the issues raised by the Planning Committee and set out in the agreed minutes of the previous meeting to be reviewed and reconsidered.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

A hybrid planning application for the redevelopment of the site including;-

a) Full planning permission for the demolition of existing building and erection of a 13-storey building comprising a 312-bed hotel (Use Class C1) with ancillary and/or ground uses including a restaurant, bar, offices and gym (Use Classes A1-A4/B1 and/or D2) (referred to as Plot W11), on-site cycle parking and

b) Outline planning permission for the demolition of existing building (The Red House, South Way) and erection of a 4-storey building comprising 1610sqm of and/or A1-A4/B1/D1 and D2 uses, with all matters reserved (referred to as Plot W12) and new pedestrian boulevard (outline) with associated service yard, landscaping and infrastructure works.

 

RECOMMENDATION: Grant planning permission subject to conditions as set out in the Draft Decision Notice or, as set out in the Supplementary, if the Planning Committee is still minded to refuse, to defer the application to a subsequent meeting to allow the applicants to review the supporting information and proposal in the relation to  the issues raised previously by the Committee.

 

David Glover (Area Planning Manager) informed members that following consideration of the application at the last meeting, there had been further discussion between the Event Safety Team and theSafetyAdvisoryGroup (SAG) for WembleyNationalStadium relating to the proposaltoreducethewidth ofthe existing boulevard fora temporaryperiodto allowforconstructionto take place.  He continued that the applicant had requested a deferral to enable the SAG to re-assess the proposal and to allow the applicant to address the issues raised by the Committee. 

 

Anne Clements (applicant) highlighted the significance of the application to the area and how it would bring economic benefit to the borough and important CIUL contributions and how the proposal would relate to and improve some views of existing buildings.  She continued that working in partnership with officers and the GLA, Quintain had achieved a design that appropriately fitted into the Wembley Master Plan and the Area Action Plan.

 

Councillor McLennan (Lead Member for Housing and Development) addressed the Committee. She informed the Committee that at a recent meeting she attended with Officers of the Council, Quintain gave a detailed presentation of the Master Plan including how the boulevard would appropriately fit into the site.  Councillor McLennan also drew members’ attention to other benefits of the proposal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

ROUNDWOOD PARK, Harlesden Road, London NW10 (Ref. 15/3572) pdf icon PDF 611 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended with additional conditions requiring the initial provision and subsequent review of CCTV operation in addition to signage to advise it is in use; provision of litter bins; and the submission of a Construction Management Plan.

 

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Proposed concrete skatepark within the grounds of Roundwood Park (to the north of Roundwood Youth Centre) with associated seating areas and soft landscaping.

 

RECOMMENDATION: Grant planning permission subject to conditions as set out in the Draft Decision Notice and as amended in condition 1 as set out in the supplementary report.

 

Liz Sullivan (Principal Planner) outlined the scheme and with reference to the supplementary report responded to queries raised at the site visit. She informed members that according to consultant’s advice, the proposalwould notresult in asignificantimpact onnearbydwellings and that potential noise concerns should be mitigated both by the separation distance and as no additional lighting was proposed which could encourage people to gather later in the evenings.  She advised that additional tree planting or landscapingto screenthe area wouldimpacton passivesurveillancewhich was considered a positive partofthe proposal and that noise attenuation value of trees was limited. In order to minimise visual impact, particularlyata distance,grassbunds were proposed around the edges, drawing members’ attention to amended condition 1 as set out in the supplementary report.  Liz Sullivan informed members that maintenance and management of the skatepark would be carried out by Brent’s Parks warden serviceoperated byVeolia andon ashift basis as they coveredall open spaces. She continued that a sign wasproposed at the frontoftheskatepark which would includecontactdetails forusers to reportmaintenanceissues.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

124A - 124E INC Purves Road, London, NW10 5TB (Ref. 15/4571) pdf icon PDF 685 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended subject to amending Condition 1 to require that if the land is not used solely as ancillary resident’s parking then it should only be used for ancillary amenity space in accordance with a detailed layout including appropriate surface treatment, boundary fencing/ access controls, and waste/recycling facilities

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Variation of planning permission reference 90/0669 dated 14/06/1990 for erection of a block of five flats and formation of vehicular access and parking to secure the development as parking permit-free

 

RECOMMENDATION: Grant planning permission subject to conditions as set out in the Draft Decision Notice.

 

Stephen Weeks (Head of Planning) with reference to the supplementary report fopr a house at the rear of the existing building clarified the issues raised at the site meeting.  Members heard that the application was previously withdrawn as it was unlikely to be supported by officers but that the current application had to be considered on its merits. Any proposalto develop the space totherearofthe existing blockofflatswouldrequire separate planning permission and be subjectto localconsultation.  He continued that although some waste was evident on site, it appeared not to be of a scale to merit planning enforcement.  He however recommended condition 1 be amended to require  that the space be used for a laid out amenity space for residents if it was not used for resident’s parking.

 

Caroline Charlton in objecting to the proposal stated that key considerations of clarity or certainty of the use of the space, waste and the impact of off-street parking on residents’ safety had not been addressed.  

 

Peter North (applicant’s agent) in setting the background context, stated that there had been on-going issues about the site in regards to waste, fly tipping, cleaning and associated costs to the owner of the site.  He clarified that the application sought to improve the amenity of the residents due to the site’s current under-use brought about by good PTAL and controlled parking (CPZ) for the area. The agent continued that the proposal would also result in an improved boundary fencing and access controls with a lockable gate.  In response to questioning he confirmed, after consulting his client, that he was happy for the condition to be changed to require a layout for resident’s amenity use including refuse facilities as this reflected the intended use of the land.

 

In endorsing the recommendation for approval, members agreed an amended condition 1 to require that if the land was not used solely as ancillary resident’s parking then it should only be used for ancillary amenity space in accordance with the submission of a detailed layout plan including appropriate surface treatment, boundary fencing/ access controls, and waste/recycling facilities

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended subject  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Former Manor School, 3-7 The Avenue, London, NW6 7YG (Ref. 15/3616) pdf icon PDF 833 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended with changes to the S106 in relation to highway works as set out in the Supplementary report in addition to further amendments  to require the developer to undertake to resurface the footpath and the highway adjoining the development or affected by damage due to the development and, to record the condition and the highway prior to commencing construction work and to amendments to conditions 1 (to require a revised building layout adjoining Willow Court) and 7 (to delete the requirement for a complete resubmission on any amendment) , and amended or  additional conditions to cover the control of noise and future maintenance of the vehicle lift and the retention where possible of existing boundary walls and to the addition of an informative relating to the Party Wall Act.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Hybrid planning application for full permission for demolition of all buildings and the development of 74 residential units (Use Class C3) comprising of 33 x 1 beds, 23 x 2 beds and 18 x 3 beds in a part three / part four / part five storey building fronting The Avenue with related basement car park comprising 57 parking spaces; and a 3 storey plus basement building fronting Christchurch Avenue, new vehicular access; footways; landscaping and associated works ("Phase 1"); and Outline permission for a school (Use Class D1), with new vehicular and pedestrian access from Brondesbury Park, with details of "appearance", "scale", layout and landscaping being reserved ("Phase 2").

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Grant planning permission subject to the conditions set out in the draft decision notice attached to this report and completion of a satisfactory Section 106 or other legal agreement and delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duly authorised person to agree the exact terms thereof on advice from the Head of Legal Services.

 

Stephen Weeks (Head of Planning) with reference to the supplementary report responded to the issues raised by members and a local resident during the site visit.  Members were advised that the replacement of the trees due to be removed as a consequent of the development would be addressed in the proposed conditionrequiringthefurther detailsofhard and soft landscapingto besubmitted,approved andimplemented.  He added that it was not possible to incorporate works relating  to  the proposed cycle ways into site’s highway works as details of this had not been agreed but, the highway works requirement under the Section 106 legal agreement could ensure that future cycle route works were not compromised. The Head of Planning informed members that issues around loss of educational site and affordable housing, which was now supported with an acceptable review mechanism, had been resolved. In reiterating the recommendation for approval, the Head of Planning drew members’ attention to amendments to conditions 1 and 7 .

 

 

Robert Sanger (Chair of Tarranbrae Residents’ Association) objected to the proposed development on grounds of inadequate parking facilities and construction access issues.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Planning Code of Practice, Councillor Shaw stated that she had spoken with the applicant and the residents about the application.  Councillor Shaw welcomed the scheme in particular as the land had been vacant for over two years but expressed a preference for the scheme to incorporate a community  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

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 64.

 

Minutes:

None.

 

 

Note:  At 10.00pm, the Committee voted to disapply the guillotine procedure to enable all applications to be considered on the night.