Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Craig Player, Governance Officer  Email: craig.player@brent.gov.uk; 020 8937 2082

Note: Virtual Pre-Meeting at 12.00pm 

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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:

Councillor Kelcher, S Butt, Maurice and Kennelly declared personal (non-pecuniary) interests in relation to item 3 as they all lived in the Wembley Stadium event day zone.

 

Councillors Kabir, S Butt and Kennelly also declared personal (non-pecuniary) interests in relation to item 3 as they had attended a briefing by the FA regarding the upcoming test event pilots at Wembley Stadium.

 

APPROACHES:

 

20/3149 - Willesden Green Garage, St Pauls Avenue, London, NW2 5TG

 

·       Councillors Chappell and S Butt declared that they had been emailed by the agent of the application.

 

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting

None.

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Minutes:

None.

3.

20/4197 - Wembley National Stadium, Olympic Way, Wembley, HA9 0WS pdf icon PDF 482 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission subject to the completion of a satisfactory deed of variation to the existing Section 106 legal agreement, particularly in relation to the Wembley Stadium Employment and Skills Plan and a consecutive event cap (maximum of 4 non sporting events), and conditions and informatives as set out in the report.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Proposed variation of Condition 1 (event cap) of planning permission reference 18/4307 (varied permission for the construction of the stadium, dated 07/03/2019), to allow up to 9 additional major non-sporting events per event calendar year.

Planning permission 99/2400 was for the demolition of the original Wembley

Stadium and clearance of the site to provide a 90,000-seat sports and entertainment stadium (Use Class D2), office accommodation (Use Class B1), banqueting/conference facilities (Use Class D2), ancillary facilities including catering, restaurant (Use Class A3), retail, kiosks (Use Class A1), toilets and servicing space; re-grading of existing levels within the application site and removal of trees, alteration of existing and provision of new access points (pedestrian and vehicular), and parking for up to 458 coaches, 43 mini-buses and

1,200 cars or 2,900 cars (or combination thereof).

 

Application reference 17/0368 granted permission to vary condition 3 (event cap) of consent 99/2400 to allow 22 additional major Tottenham Hotspur Football Club events in between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018.

 

Application reference 18/4307 granted permission to vary conditions 1 (event cap) and 2 (temporary traffic measures) of planning permission reference 17/0368 to allow 8 additional Major Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) events to May 2019.

 

The current application includes the submission of an Environmental Statement.


RECOMMENDATION:

 

Resolve to grant planning permission, subject to the completion of a satisfactory deed of variation to the existing Section 106 legal agreement as set out in the report.

 

That the Head of Planning is delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives as set out in in the 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) 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.

 

Hilary Seaton, Principal Planning Officer introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions. The Principal Planning Officer clarified that the proposed designated pick up and drop off area could be within an area other than the green car park if deemed suitable by the local authority and relevant stakeholders. She also highlighted the significant infrastructure works that had been carried out since the original stadium consent including two-way working in the area to the east of the stadium and the opening of a link between the western end of North End Road and Bridge Road to provide an east-west route past the stadium. She advised that an additional representation had been received since the publication of the main report which related to issues already addressed in the report.

 

Chris Bryant, the applicant, then addressed the Committee on several matters including:

 

·       The current event cap on full capacity events made  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

20/3149 - Willesden Green Garage, St Pauls Avenue, London, NW2 5TG pdf icon PDF 447 KB

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Decision:

Refused planning permission contrary to officers’ recommendation for the following reasons; insufficient provision of external amenity space, lack of London Affordable Rented homes and insufficient provision of family sized homes.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

 

Demolition of MOT garage and erection of a part eight storey and part four storey building with basement level to provide 86 self-contained flats with ground, third and fourth floor amenity space, provision of basement car parking, cycle and refuse storage, alterations to vehicular accesses and associated landscaping.

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Resolve to grant planning permission subject to prior completion of a legal agreement to secure planning obligations as set out in the report.

 

That the Head of Planning is delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives as set out in the 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.

 

Paige Ireland, Principal Planning Officer introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions. The Career Grade Planning Officer advised members that the extant scheme had been refused by the Committee but later allowed on appeal.

 

In reference to the supplementary report, the Principal Planning Officer drew members’ attention to the following points:

 

·       The applicant had provided an Urban Greening Factor calculation which was in excess of the London Plan target. The score has been achieved through the inclusion of green roofs, flower rich planting, hedging, ground cover planting, permeable paving and new tree planting.

·       Revisions to the conditions and informatives and an additional s106 obligation had been proposed.

·       An additional representation had been received since the publication of the main report but related to issues already addressed in the main report.

 

Peter Hale, objector, then addressed the Committee on several matters including:

 

·       The height of the proposed block which was higher than the extant scheme. The top floor was clearly visible from the east and the west and the upper floors of Kingsley Court.

·       While no longer a part of adopted policy, the housing density figure of 374 was excessive and a 23% increase on the extant scheme.

·       The insufficient provision of family sized units.

·       The positioning of the blocks and the height of the walls of the frontage of the ground floor units, which would have a negative impact on the street scene.

·       The insufficient provision of external amenity space and lack of green infrastructure and biodiversity measures.

·       The continued loss of light for the occupiers of the adjoining building, 75 St. Pauls Avenue.

 

Councillor Donnelly-Jackson, ward member and objector, then addressed the Committee on several matters including:

 

·       The lack of London Affordable Rented homes and insufficient provision of family sized homes.

·       The height of the proposed block, which would dominate and overshadow the adjacent Grade  ...  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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Minutes:

None.