Agenda, decisions and minutes

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1.

Apologies for Absence and clarification of alternative members

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Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Dixon and Kennelly.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Dixon and Kennelly.

2.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting

 

APPROACHES:

 

Agenda Item 4: 21/3059-6a and 7-8 Elmwood Crescent, Kingsbury, NW9

 

·             All members of the Committee present at the meeting declared that they had received an approach from Councillor Crane as local ward councillor.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Wednesday 8 September 2021 as a correct record.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 8 September be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on Wednesday 8 September 2021 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

4.

21/3059 - 6a and 7-8 Elmwood Crescent, Kingsbury, NW9 0NL pdf icon PDF 353 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission subject to the conditions (as amended below) and informatives set out in the report and supplementary agenda:

 

Condition 4 – to be updated to read as follows: That no more than 9 persons shall reside within the premises at any one time.

 

Condition 7 – to be updated to read as follows: The development shall be designed and constructed so as to limit the internal consumption of water to 105 litres or less per head per day, in line with part G, regulation 36 of the Building Regulations.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

 

Demolition of existing bungalow and detached garage at No.6A Elmwood Crescent and erection of two-storey detached building to be used as accommodation for mental-health rehabilitation (Use Class C2), comprising of 9x self-contained units with associated landscaping, erection of single storey rear outbuilding, cycle & refuse storage and car-parking for use in conjunction with the residential institution at No.7-8 Elmwood Crescent.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

(a)  That the Committee resolve to grant planning permission subject to the conditions and informatives as set in the report and supplementary report.

 

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

 

(c)    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.

 

(d)    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.

 

Victoria McDonagh, Planning Team Leader North, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions.  In introducing the report members were advised that the application proposed the demolition of the bungalow and garage at No 6a Elmwood Crescent and construction of a two-storey building, comprising nine self-contained studio flats for the provision of supported living for adults to be run in conjunction with the existing facility at No 7 & 8. The boundary wall and railings separating the two properties would be demolished to create a shared forecourt providing bin and cycle storage, soft landscaping and three parking spaces, with the existing access to No 7 & 8 used for access to both buildings. An office with ensuite bathroom would be provided in the proposed building for the use of staff, and a communal room for residents. An outbuilding would be constructed in the rear garden of No 7 & 8 to provide additional storage space for both buildings and space for occasional meetings.

 

In reference to the supplementary report circulated in advance of the meeting, the Planning Team Leader North drew members’ attention to the following points:

 

·             The receipt of a petition (containing 33 signatures) objecting to the scheme from residents of Elmwood Crescent and Stag Lane who felt their objections had not been adequately addressed in the report and were therefore requesting deferral of any decision to allow further discussions with officers.  These concerns had been supported by a local ward councillor.  The Committee advised they were not minded to support deferral on the basis that it was not felt appropriate to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

20/1335 - Oman Court, Oman Avenue, London, NW2 6AY pdf icon PDF 709 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission subject to the prior completion of a legal agreement, the conditions (as amended below) and informatives as set out in the report:

 

Condition 10 – to be amended to include the proposed parking spaces in order ensure they are provided and made available prior to occupation. The condition to also require that the proposed spaces for the new dwelling remain ancillary to the development.

 

The inclusion of an additional Condition to require the submission and approval of revised bin storage details relating to collection distance

 

In addition it was RESOLVED:

 

·             that in advance of the planning permission being issued a unilateral undertaking should be obtained relating to parking cost.

 

·             An informative be included relating to the wider sites previous permission(s), the informative would advise the applicant to vary all condition/plans which would be amended as a result of this application.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

 

Redevelopment of part of rear parking to Oman Court to build 2 x two-bed residential duplexes with gardens

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

(a)    That the Committee resolve to grant planning permission subject to conditions and informatives as set out in the report, as well as securing a unilateral undertaking from the applicant.

 

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

 

(c)    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, Planning Officer South Team, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions.  In introducing the report members were advised that the application proposed two new dwellings to be located on the northern side of the existing car park to the rear of Oman Court. The dwellings would be part single, part two storey and would incorporate a front garden and parking space for each new dwelling. The proposal also includes the laying of block paving across a larger proportion of the car park.

 

Whilst no written supplementary update report had been provided the Committee were advised of the following clarifications and amendments to the original committee report:

 

·             Within the summary of key issues section, reference had been made to the loss of seven parking spaces as a result of the development.  However, as assessed within the main body of the report, clarification was provided that the proposed development would result in the loss of ten existing parking spaces.

·             Reference had been made in Paragraph 47 of the Committee Report, that the agent had given the residents the opportunity to apply for parking permits and that this would attract a cost. The agent had subsequently clarified that the detailed terms and cost were not given to residents but rather residents were advised they could apply to the freeholder for a space.

·             A change to condition 10, with it now recommended that the proposed parking spaces be included within the condition to ensure they were provided and made available prior to occupation. It was also recommended that the condition require the proposed spaces for the new dwelling to remain ancillary to the development.

 

David Connolly (objector) was then invited to address the Committee (as an online participant) in relation to the application who raised a number of concerns including:

 

·             Local residents felt the application had been based on a serious breach of planning control relating to proximity to gardens and buildings.

·             In terms of the original breach (relating  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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 her representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.

 

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Minutes:

None

 

The Committee noted that, following consultation with the Chair, the date for the December meeting had been brought forward from Wednesday 22 to Wednesday 15 December 2021 with a 6pm start time.