Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Conference Hall - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ

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

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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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2.

Minutes of the previous meetings pdf icon PDF 246 KB

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RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meetings held on 28 April 2021 and 24May 2021 be approved as accurate record of the meetings.

3.

20/3965 - Building & land rear of 1 The Tudors pdf icon PDF 637 KB

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PROPOSAL:

 

Variation of condition 3 and 4 (development built in accordance with approved

plans) and 9 and 10 (widening of driveway), to allow minor material amendments as follows:

 

·         the building to be narrowed by 300mm on the west-north-west to east-south-east plane;

·         change of pedestrian access into house from ramped access at front, at lower ground floor level, to stepped access to ground floor at garden side of building;

·         amendment to driveway width and refuse collection arrangements

·         to planning permission 19/1545, granted 3rd July 2019, for Demolition of existing shed and construction of a two bedroom, two storey dwelling house consisting of a part-basement ground floor and first floor, with associated landscaping, parking, and refuse/cycle storage.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Resolve to grant the Minor Material Amendment.

 

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 and Development, or other duly authorised person, 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 they are 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.

 

Damien Manhertz, Planning Team Leader South, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions.

 

The Planning Team Leader South advised that, since the publication of the agenda, an email had been received outlining a number of concerns in relation to the application regarding disabled access, amenity space, landscaping, bin storage and refuse collection, all of which had been addressed in the report. He then advised that a further email had been received from Councillor Chan, ward member for Kensall Green, advising that he objected to the application in its current form and supported the objections made by local residents.

 

Charlie Hill, objector, then raised several concerns including:

 

·         The removal of the ramp would mean that the house would fail to meet accessibility standards for disabled occupants.

·         The driveway, with the bins located as proposed, would not be wide enough to allow all but narrow cars to pass.

·         There would be a further loss of landscaping, including a loss of trees.

 

In response to questions from members, Charlie Hill made the following points:

 

·         The original permission was not acceptable. The driveway, with the bins located as originally proposed, would not be wide enough to allow cars to pass safely and there would be a loss of trees and a loss of privacy for neighbouring properties.

·         The proposal would have an adverse impact on the privacy and security of neighbouring properties due to the increased access to Doyle Gardens. 

 

Paul Lyu then raised several concerns including:

 

·         The use of theoretical data to imply that vehicular access  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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20/2788 - St Catherine's Church Hall & St Catherine's Church, Neasden Lane, London pdf icon PDF 401 KB

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PROPOSAL:

 

Demolition of fire damaged community centre and erection of a new two storey community centre and church hall building with roof terrace attached to St Catherine's church, creation of new vehicular access, bin store enclosure, alteration to boundary 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 and Development or other duly authorised persons is delegated authority to agree the exact terms thereof in line with the Heads of Terms as set out in the report.

 

That the Head of Planning and Development or other duly authorised person is delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives as set out in the report.

 

That the Head of Planning and Development, or other duly authorised person, 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 they are 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.

 

Damien Manhertz, Planning Team Leader South, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions. The Planning Team Leader South clarified that an Arboriculture Method Statement would be required by condition to ensure trees were either retained or compensated for through replacement tree planting or financial contribution to tree planting off site. A detailed landscaping plan would also be required by condition to ensure the proposed landscaping was maximised and of high quality. The Planning Team Leader South also confirmed that twelve cycle spaces would be provided which was welcomed in light of the survey carried out amongst regular users of the hall which found 20% of visitors travel by bicycle.

 

Rob Harrison, the applicant, then addressed the Committee on several matters including:

 

·         The old Church Hall was often fully booked and the Community Café space within the church was approaching full usage by the time of the Church Hall fire in 2018.

·         In early 2019 a community consultation day was held, during which it was made apparent that users wanted a facility with a range of different spaces available. These included a grand hall, meeting rooms, a café and a garden area.

·         Those that were involved in the community consultation day were invited back to give their thoughts on the basic plans for the community centre. They felt their voice had been heard and the proposal was what they were looking for.

·         The proposed business model was to take on a balance of income generating bookings that would cover the running costs of the building so that other facilities could be made available to the local community at low or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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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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