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 personal and prejudicial interests and discloseable pecuniary interests in any matter to be considered at this meeting.

Minutes:

None.

 

Members however declared that they had received emails from Julie Harrington and James McDougall of the Football Association (FA) about application references 15/55550 and 15/6515.

2.

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:

Agreed as recommended and a further condition that the width of boulevard to be 10 metres during construction.

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 (as amended).

 

To delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duty authorised person to grant planning permission, subject to the Stage 2 referral to the Mayor of London, and subject to the conditions set out in the Draft Decision Notice..

 

David Glover (Area Team Manager) introduced the application, set out the historical background including the reasons for the previous refusal and clarified the key changes since made by the applicant. Members heard that the mix of metal cladding and brick proposed by the applicant offered good visual appearance and that within the context of the Masterplan, the relationship between buildings was considered acceptable.  He continued that the applicant had submitted further assessment of pedestrian crowd flow  to demonstrate that the width of the interim boulevard would be adequate for those going to Wembley Stadium.  In reference to the supplementary report, David Glover reported on the findings that arose from the discussion by officers with the Event Safety Team and the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) for Wembley National Stadium  and advised that if planning permission was to be granted, the interim width of the boulevard during construction could be subject to the submission of details to be approved in writing by the Council prior to the commencement of any works to prevent any narrowing.

 

Ann Clements and Julian Tollis (applicant’s agents) addressed the Committee. Ann Clements drew members' attention to the presentation by the applicant to members on the boulevard and other elements of the application.  She confirmed that space for a GP practice was intended to be provided within Plot W12, part of the outline element to this application. She continued that the applicant had provided updated views from the boulevard, and plans to show the proposal in its wider context, including the proposed development on the MG House site and wider development proposed and envisaged in the Wembley Regeneration Area. Julian Tollis clarified the design aspects of the proposal including its relationship with MG House and measures to preserve the Royal Route Dome.

 

In the ensuing debate, members asked questions as to whether any provision had been made for the South Way enclosure, the adequacy of the width of the boulevard and whether the applicant had engaged with Wembley National Stadium (WNS) about the impact of the proposal on the operation of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Olympic Way and land between Fulton Road and South Way including Green Car Park, Wembley Retail Park, 1-11 Rutherford Way, 20-28 Fulton Road, Land south of Fulton Road opposite Stadium Retail Park, land opposite Wembley Hilton, land opposite London Design Outlet (Ref. 15/5550) pdf icon PDF 967 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed as recommended subject to revised S106 heads of terms requiring the submission of a revised Travel Plan which included increased targets for cycling and revisions to condition 40 (air quality) so that it refers to the consideration of particulate matter..

Minutes:

The Committee agreed to receive officer introduction and representations by objectors, ward members, applicants and their agents for this application and application references 15/5615 and 16/1024 together but decide each application individually.

 

PROPOSAL:

Hybrid planning application, accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment, for the redevelopment of the site including;-

Full planning permission for erection of a 10-storey car park to the east of the Stadium comprising 1,816 car parking spaces of which 1,642 are for non-residential purposes, up to 82 coach parking spaces and associated infrastructure, landscaping and vehicular access.

And

Outline application for the demolition of existing buildings on site and the provision of up to 420,000 sqm (gross external area) of new floorspace within a series of buildings comprising:

Retail/financial and professional services/food and drink (Use Class A1 to A4) up to 21,000 sqm;

Commercial (Use Class B1) up to 82,000 sqm;

Hotel (Use Class C1): up to 25,000 sqm;

Residential (Use Class C3): up to 350,000 sqm (up to 4,000 homes) plus up to 20,000 sqm of floorspace for internal plant, refuse, cycle stores, residential

lobbies, circulation and other residential ancillary space;

 Education, healthcare and community facilities (Use Class D1): up to15,000

sqm;

Assembly and leisure (Use Class D2): 23,000 sqm;

Student accommodation (Sui Generis): Up to 90,000 sqm.

And associated open space (including a new public park) and landscaping; car and coach parking (including up to 55,000 sqm of residential parking and 80,000 sqm non-residential parking) and cycle storage; pedestrian, cycle and vehicular accesses; associated highway works; and associated infrastructure including water attenuation tanks, an energy centre and the diversion of any utilities and services to accommodate the development

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duly authorised person to grant permission, subject to the Stage 2 referral to the Mayor of London and subject to the completion of a satisfactory Section 106 or other legal agreement and to delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duly authorised person to agree the exact terms thereof on advice from the Chief Legal Officer, and subject to the conditions set out in the Draft Decision Notice, an additional condition regarding design standards and amendments to conditions 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 19, 22, 26, 29 and 36 as discussed above.

 

David Glover (Area Planning Manager) introduced the application and with reference to the supplementary report informed members that Section 106 contributions were requested by Network Rail and Chiltern Railways for station improvements to address the resulting significant increase in demand at the station.  He continued that Officers considered that the Section 106 contributions sought by Chiltern Railways and Network Rail were not required to make the development acceptable in planning terms and therefore would fail the tests set out within paragraph 204 of the National Planning Policy Framework and Paragraph 122 of the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010, as amended. He also drew members’ attention to the fact that a condition was attached to the extant consent relating to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Former VDC and Careys site, South Way, Wembley, HA9 OHX (Ref. 15/5615) pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed as recommended, subject to a condition requiring the approval of details relating to the air quality impacts of the coach parking.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Erection of building, associated hard and soft landscaping and other associated works and access to provide a dual level coach and car parking facility with a capacity of up to 290 coaches.

 

RECOMMENDATION: Delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duty authorised person to grant planning permission, subject to the Stage 2 referral to the Mayor of London and subject to the completion of a satisfactory Section 106 or other legal agreement and to delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duly authorised person to agree the exact terms thereof on advice from the Chief Legal Officer, and subject to the conditions set out in the Draft Decision Notice, with an additional condition regarding extract systems or fans, and amendments to conditions 3, 5, 9 and 13 as set out within this supplementary report.

 

See application reference 15/5550 for preamble.

 

DECISION: Agreed as recommended, subject to a condition requiring the approval of details relating to the air quality impacts of the coach parking.

(Voting: For 4, Against 1, Abstention1).

5.

The Junction Wembley Retail Park, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0EG (Ref. 16/1024) pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed as recommended.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Use of the land for the provision of car and/or coach/mini bus parking for up to 1,312 cars; or 472 cars and 220 coaches and/or minibuses, or combination thereof, and associated hard and soft landscaping and infrastructure including lamp posts

 

RECOMMENDATION: To delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duty authorised person to grant planning permission, subject to the Stage 2 referral to the Mayor of London, and subject to the conditions set out in the Draft Decision Notice, with amendments to conditions 5 and 7 as set out within the supplementary report.

 

See application reference 15/5550 for preamble.

 

DECISION: Agreed as recommended.

(Voting; For 4, Against 1 and Abstention 1).

6.

Land Surrounding Wembley Stadium Station, South Way, Wembley (Ref. 14/4931) pdf icon PDF 653 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed as recommended.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

A hybrid planning application, for the redevelopment of the site to provide seven mixed use buildings up to 19 storeys in height accommodating:

·         outline planning permission for up to a total of 75,000sqm to 85,000sqm mixed floor space including up to 67,000sqm of C3 residential accommodation (approximately 725 units); 8,000sqm to 14,000sqm for additional C3 residential accommodation, C1 hotel and/or sui generis student accommodation (an additional approximate 125 residential units; or 200-250 bed hotel; or approximate 500 student units; or approximate 35 residential units and 200 bed hotel); 1,500sqm to 3,000sqm for Classes B1/A1/A2/A3/A4/D1/D2; together with associated open space and landscaping; car parking, cycle storage, pedestrian, cycle and vehicle access; associated highway works; improvements to rear access to Neeld Parade; and associated infrastructure

·         full planning permission for a basement beneath Plots SW03 - SW05 to

accommodate 158 car parking spaces and 9 motor cycle spaces; Building 3A within Plot SW03 to accommodate 188 residential units and 150 cycle spaces; and associated infrastructure, landscaping, open space, vehicular access and servicing

 

RECOMMENDATION: To delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duly authorised person to grant permission, subject to the Stage 2 referral to the Mayor of London and subject to the completion of a satisfactory Section 106 or other legal agreement and to delegate authority to the Head of Planning or other duly authorised person to agree the exact terms thereof on advice from the Chief Legal Officer, and subject to the conditions set out in the Draft Decision Notice, and amendments to conditions 5, 7, 8, 9, 14, 16 and 30 as set out in the supplementary report.

 

See application reference 15/5550 for preamble.

 

DECISION: Agreed as recommended.

(Voting: For 4;  Against  1, Abstention 0).

7.

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 9:55pm the meeting was adjourned for 5 minutes.

At 10:00pm, Members voted to disapply the guillotine procedure to enable all applications to be considered on the night.

At 10:05pm Councillor Colacicco left the meeting room and did not return.