Agenda, decisions and minutes

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

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and clarification of alternative members

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Decision:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Kelcher with Councillor Johnson chairing the meeting (as Vice-Chair).

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Kelcher.

 

Councillor Johnson chaired the meeting (as Vice-Chair) in the absence of Councillor Kelcher.

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.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Wednesday 20 October 2021 as a correct record.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 20 October be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on Wednesday 20th October 2021 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

4.

21/2989 - Euro House, Fulton Road, Wembley, HA9 0TF pdf icon PDF 634 KB

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Decision:

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

 

(1)    any direction by the London Mayor pursuant to the Mayor of London Order;

 

(2)    any direction by the Secretary of State pursuant to the Consultation Direction;

 

(3)    the prior completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations as detailed within the report

 

Condition 33 – landscaping strategy to include an additional requirement securing the provision of access from the Brook side edge to the podium gardens for all residents.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Demolition and redevelopment of the site to provide erection of five buildings ranging from ground plus 14 to 23 storeys; comprising up to 759 residential units, retail floor space and workspace/ storage floor space, private and communal amenity space, car parking, cycle parking, ancillary space, mechanical plant, landscaping and other associated works.

 

Application subject to an Environmental Statement.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

(1)    That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to:

(a)    Any direction by the London Mayor pursuant to the Mayor of London Order.

(b)    Any direction by the Secretary of State pursuant to the Consultation Direction.

(c)    The prior completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations as detailed in the report.

 

(2)    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 within the report

 

(3)    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.

 

(4)    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.

 

Toby Huntingford, Principal Planning Officer introduced the report set out the key issues and answered members questions.  In introducing the report members were advised the application proposed the mixed use redevelopment of the site, including demolishing the existing two storey industrial building and replacing it with five new blocks (A-E) ranging from 12 to 24 storeys in height.  The five blocks would be physically connected by a podium level which would create a continuous frontage around the edges of the site.  Two of the blocks (C&D) would be connected at upper floor levels and would appear as a single building on the skyline.  The development would provide a total of 759 residential flats with a proposed mix of 134 studio, 242 x 1 –bed, 305 x 2-bed and 78 x 3-bed units. 218 affordable homes would be made available within the scheme, with 80 of these being at London Affordable rent (all located within Block E).  A further 62 units would be provided at Affordable rents and the remaining 76 units would be provided as Shared Ownership homes located across Blocks D & E.  All dwellings had been assessed as meeting internal space standards as set out in Policy D6 of the London Plan and would have access to both private and communal amenity space.  Replacement light industrial floor space would be provided across two large units at the base  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

20/2096 - 5 Blackbird Hill, London, NW9 8RR pdf icon PDF 499 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission subject to the conditions, informatives and completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations as set out within the report and supplementary agenda.

Minutes:

Construction of a single building up to 6 storeys to provide 45 residential units (Use Class C3), and flexible commercial/community use floor space (within Use Class E), car and cycle parking, associated landscaping, highways and infrastructure works, and provision of pedestrian and vehicular access.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

(1)    That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations, as set out within the report:

 

(2)    That the Head of Planning is delegated authority to negotiate the legal agreement and issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters as set out within the report.

 

(3)    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.

 

(4)    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.

 

Denis Toomey, Principal Planning Officer introduced the report, set out key issues and answered members questions.  In introducing the application members were advised that the scheme was seeking to re-develop the site by introducing a new mixed use development comprising of 45 residential housing units with flexible commercial/community use occupying the ground floor.  The main portion of the new build would comprise six storeys which would drop to three at the rear.  Communal amenity space along with a car park would be provided to the rear of the site along with a lay-by to the front of the site on Blackbird Hill for servicing purposes.   A number of amendments had been made to the proposals during the course of the application to reduce the overall scale which included reducing the original amount of residential units from 57 to 45, the introduction of additional separation distances with boundaries, a reduction in car parking spaces from 36 to 29 along with a larger communal garden and removal of a communal terrace.

 

In reference to the supplementary report circulated in advance of the meeting, the Principal Planning Officer drew members’ attention to further correspondence from a local resident who had objected to the proposal raising concerns that those who had signed a petition also in objection to the scheme had not been notified of the Planning Committee.  Confirmation was also provided that the applicant had now provided a Fire Safety report with members advised that as a result Condition 16 could be removed from the list included within the report.  This had also resulted in minor changes to the  ...  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.