Agenda, decisions and minutes

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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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APPROACHES:

 

18/4767 - Access Storage, First Way, Wembley, HA9 0JD

 

  • All members declared that they had received an approach from the Football Association (FA).

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 260 KB

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RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meetings held on 29 March 2021 and 7 April 2021 be approved as accurate record of the meetings.

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20/3914 - 330 Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4LL pdf icon PDF 483 KB

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PROPOSAL:

Demolition of the existing buildings and structures, the erection of a building

ranging in height up to 28 storeys, incorporating residential units and industrial,

community and commercial uses, together with associated landscaping, access

arrangements, car and cycle parking, servicing and refuse and recycling.


RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to referral to the Mayor of London (stage II referral) and the prior completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations as set out in the report.

 

That the Head of Planning is delegated authority to negotiate the 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 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.

 

That, if by the “expiry date” of this application (subject to any amendments/extensions to the expiry date agreed by both parties) the legal agreement has not been completed, the Head of Planning is delegated authority to refuse planning permission.

 

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.

 

June Taylor, Principal Planning Officer, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions. The Principal Planning Officer advised that a total of 461 residential units would be provided in three blocks. The blocks would be linked at ground and first floor by a single storey building with industrial floorspace in addition to a unit for community use, a café and cycle and bin storage. Vehicle access and residential parking would also be provided within the site.

 

Chirag Gir, objector, then raised several concerns including:

 

·         The development would be out-of-scale and out of character with existing developments within the vicinity.

·         The development would burden neighbouring properties and local infrastructure due to its size and scale.

·         The development would adversely affect highway safety, and the convenience of road users, as there were no plans to mitigate the increased number of cars.

 

In response to questions from members, Chirag Gir made the following points:

 

·         The development should ensure that adequate parking be provided for new residents, as existing residents feared that new residents would park on residential side streets. Concerns were also raised about the cost of Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) to residents.

·         The height of the blocks was deemed excessive and would change the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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18/4767 - Access Storage, First Way, Wembley, HA9 0JD pdf icon PDF 474 KB

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PROPOSAL:

 

Demolition of the existing building and erection of five buildings comprising self-storage space (Use Class B8), office space (Use Class B1) and retail/commercial space (A1/A3), with residential units (Use Class C3) on the upper levels, new landscaping and public realm, ancillary servicing and plant, car and cycle parking, and associated works.

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to any direction by the London Mayor pursuant to the Mayor of London Order, any direction by the Secretary of State pursuant to the Consultation Direction and the prior completion of a legal agreement to secure the 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.

 

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.

 

Neil Quinn, Principal Planning Officer, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions. The Principal Planning Officer advised that a number of revisions to the scheme had been received since its submission in 2018. These included the addition of two storeys on all blocks except on the tallest element of Block a1, resulting in additional office space and the addition of three-bedroom family units and the Southern building line along South Way being set back by between 1-2m from edge of site to enable highways improvements to incorporate two-way working along South Way.

 

In reference to the supplementary report, Neil Quinn drew members’ attention to the following point:

 

·         Additional representations had been received from the GLA and FA since the publication of the main report. The representations were addressed in the supplementary report.

 

Faaizia Lalji, the applicant, then addressed the Committee on several matters including:

 

·         Access Self Storage was a family owned multi-generational firm which sought to hold its assets long-term. It held assets across hospitality, industrial, office and retail sectors and was working to deliver build to rent accommodation on land it already owned.

·         Access Self Storage was committed to excellence in design and believed the development was an attractive addition to the Wembley Park area, as well as being policy compliant.

·         As proposed, the development would be a loss-making venture in the short term. The development would use a longer-term investment return timeframe to ensure the delivery  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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19/3396 - Land next to 1 Gaytor Terrace, Mulgrave Road, London pdf icon PDF 728 KB

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PROPOSAL:

 

Erection of 2x two-storey, semi-detached dwellinghouses (2x 3 bed) with converted loft space, erection of fencing, provision of cycle parking, waste storage and amenity space with associated landscaping and front boundary walls/gates.

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to conditions 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.

 

Sarah Dilley, Principal Planning Officer, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions. The Principal Planning Officer advised that two previous applications on the site had been refused, the latter of which was for the construction of five two-storey three-bedroom terraced houses and the former for the construction of four two-storey three-bedroom terraced houses.

 

In reference to the supplementary report, Sarah Dilley drew members’ attention to the following point:

 

·         A further representation had been received from a local resident since the publishing of the main report. The representation was addressed in the supplementary report.

 

In the ensuing discussion, members raised an issue regarding the character and appearance of the development. Officers clarified that the proposal was considered to be of good quality design that had regard to the character of its surroundings and would have an appropriate relationship with the surrounding buildings and streetscene.

 

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. 

 

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

 

(Voting on the recommendation was as follows: For 7, Against 0)

6.

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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