Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Joe Kwateng, Governance Officer  Email: joe.kwateng@brent.gov.uk; 020 8937 1354

Note: Virtual Pre-meeting at 5.00pm 

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Items
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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:

None.

 

Approaches.

20/3502  167 Preston Hill, Harrow HA3 9UY

All Members declared that they had been approached by the applicant and objectors.

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 10 February 2021 pdf icon PDF 443 KB

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Decision:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 10th February 2021 were approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10th February 2021 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

20/2844 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 opp Stadium Retail Park, land opp Wembley Hilton, land opp London Design Outlet pdf icon PDF 672 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission subject to conditions and informatives as set out in the report.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Variation of conditions application (under Section 73 of the Town and Country

Planning Act 1990) to vary parameter plans 04-13 and the listing of these replacement plans under revised conditions 4, 5, 15, 16 and 25 of hybrid planning permission reference 18/2214 (dated 17 August 2018) which varied parameter plans 04-12 and conditions 4, 5, 15, 16 and 25 to hybrid planning permission reference 17/0328 (dated 26 May 2017) which varied parameter plans 04-13 and conditions 4, 5, 15, 16 and 25 to hybrid planning permission reference 15/5550 (dated 23 December 2016) which comprises the demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site to provide up to 420,000 sqm (gross external area) of mixed use floorspace. (See previous application record for full description of development). This application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the planning committee resolve to grant permission for the proposed amendments through a variation of conditions 4, 5, 15, 16 and 25 of Hybrid Planning Consent reference 18/2214 (dated 17th August 2018) pursuant to Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended.

 

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 in the previous consent have been replicated and the Section 106 legal agreement associated with the previous consent would also be applicable.

 

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.

 

That this permission, would also be bound by the Section 106 legal agreement associated with the Hybrid Consent.

 

Ms Hilary Seaton (Principal Planning Officer) with slide presentation introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered Members’ questions. She highlighted that the application proposed amendments to the parameter plans in relation to Plots NE01, NE02, NE03, NE04 and NE05 and the Northern Park, all of which were located in the North Eastern Lands character area. No changes were proposed to any of the other plots covered by the previous planning permission (18/2214), nor any change proposed to the approved Development Specification, to the description of development, to the overall quantum of development or to any other planning condition, other than those listed above. 

 

She continued that whilst the proposed changes to the consented development were material, they did not amount  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

20/1163 1 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 5LD pdf icon PDF 648 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission, subject to the legal agreement and amended conditions and informatives set out within the Committee’s main and supplementary reports.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Partial demolition, restoration and extension of former bingo hall (Use Class D2) to create a part-7, part-8 storey building to provide co-working space and

purpose-built shared living units (Use Class Sui Generis), café (Use Class A3)

with ancillary facilities and associated shared amenity space, landscaping, cycle and disabled parking.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to:

A. Any direction by the Secretary of State pursuant to the Consultation Direction

B. The prior completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations set out within the reports.

 

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 reports.

 

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 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.

 

As application reference numbers 20/1163 and 20/1164 related to the same site, the Committee decided to consider together the introductions, representations and deliberations but to decide on each application separately.

 

Mr Neil Quinn (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the reports, set out the key issues and answered Members’ questions. He highlighted that the schemes

would not provide any contribution in lieu of affordable housing, as required by policy H16 of the draft London Plan. However, the robust financial viability appraisal had demonstrated that this could not viably be provided at this stage, and subject to a section 106 agreement securing both early and late stage review mechanisms, both schemes were considered acceptable. He referenced the supplementary reports that set out amendments to parts of the main report and recommended additional conditions 24 and 25 as detailed within the supplementary report, following a review of the committee report.

 

Councillor Kabir (ward member) spoke in support of the applications and answered Members’ questions.  Councillor Kabir pointed out that the designation of the Burnt Oak area with a Town Centre Officer to work with businesses and residents would be enhanced by the applications. The grant of planning and conservation permissions would address the issue of dilapidation of the Former Mecca Bingo Hall building, illegal dumping around the external perimeter, graffiti, anti-social behaviour around such an iconic building.  She noted with interest, the retention of the iconic façade and central hall to add to the living and working space built around them along with a café, gym, library, leisure areas and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

20/1164 1 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 5LD pdf icon PDF 345 KB

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Decision:

Granted listed building consent subject to the conditions and informatives set out within the Committee’s main report and amended condition 5 set out within the supplementary report.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Listed building consent for partial demolition, restoration and extension of Grade II listed bingo hall (Use Class D2) to create a part-7, part-8 storey building to provide co-working space and purpose-built shared living units (Use Class Sui Generis), café (Use Class A3) with ancillary facilities and associated shared amenity space, landscaping, cycle and disabled parking.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Committee resolve to GRANT listed building consent subject to the conditions set out within the Committee report.

 

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 granted delegated authority to make changes to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives 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 and obligations, for the preservation or planting of trees as required by Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

For the preamble, see item 4; application reference 20/1163

 

With no further issues raised and having established that all members had followed the discussions, the Chair thanked all speakers for their contributions and asked members to vote on the recommendation.  Members voted by a majority decision to approve the application.

 

DECISION: Granted listed building consent subject to the conditions and informatives set out within the Committee’s main report and amended condition 5 set out within the supplementary report.

(Voting on the amended recommendation was as follows: For 6; Against 1; Abstention 1).

 

6.

20/3502 167 Preston Hill, Harrow HA3 9UY pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended within the reports.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of dwellinghouse and erection of a three storey building comprising 6 self-contained flats, hard and soft landscaping to front creating two off-road parking spaces, extended crossover, refuse and cycle storage to front and subdivision of rear garden.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to the conditions set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning is 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 is delegated authority to make changes to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives 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 and obligations, for the preservation or planting of trees as required by Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

Ms June Taylor (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered Members’ questions. She referenced the supplementary report that set out neighbour objections and officers’ responses.

 

Mr Mike Frinton (objector) raised several issues of concern about the proposed development including the following;

Bulky, overbearing and out of character with the properties I the area.

Overdevelopment of the site.

Overlooking from 6 flats and thus loss of privacy by residents in adjoining properties.

Inadequate parking provisions.

Detrimental impact on residential amenities of Kinch Grove, Bellamy and John Perrin Houses

 

Mr Ashok Patel (objector) spoke in a similar vein added the following issues and answered Members’ questions:

Ø  There had been material changes to the plans since the end of the consultation period.

Ø  Inadequate parking provisions including disabled persons parking places.

Ø  Inappropriate communal gardens likely to result in loss of amenity space and noise nuisance.

Ø  Due to its overbearing design, the development would result in loss of light.

 

Mr Dave Carroll (agent) addressed the Committee and answered Members’ questions.  He brought the following to members’ attention:

Ø   Working with officers, he had made minor amendments to ensure that the proposed scheme would overcome the previous reasons for refusal and comply with Council’s policies.

Ø   The proposal would fit well in the streeetscene, adding balance to surrounding buildings.

Ø   With adequate separation distances, the scheme would not significantly result in adverse impact on residential amenities, loss of light, sunlight, loss of privacy and overlooking.

Ø   The night time parking survey confirmed that there would be adequate on-street parking capacity.  

 

In the ensuing discussions, Members sought clarifications on the parking issues raised by the objectors and the reasons why the current application differed from the refused  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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 60.

 

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Retirement.

 

The Chair informed the Committee that Mr Joe Kwateng (Governance Services Officer) would be retiring from the Council after 38 years of service mostly spent on the work of the Committee. Members were unanimous in wishing Mr Kwateng a long and happy retirement.  Mr Kwateng reciprocated the sentiments and thanked officers and members for all the help he had received throughout the years.