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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:

None.

 

Approaches.

97 Woodcock Hill

Councillor Maurice declared that he had had received interactions with residents but not contacts.

 

90 Anson Road

Councillor Dar declared that he was approached by a resident but had no discussion with the residents.

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 14 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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Decision:

Approved the minutes of the previous meeting held on 14th October 2020 as an accurate record of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 14th October 2020 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

3.

20/0967 Wembley Park Station Car Park and Train Crew Centre, Brook Avenue, Wembley, HA pdf icon PDF 626 KB

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Decision:

Granted consent, subject to the Section 106 heads of terms as amended in the supplementary report, conditions and informatives as set out in the committee report and subject to the Stage 2 referral of the application to the Mayor of London.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment of the site comprising the phased demolition of the existing buildings and structures on site and the phased development comprising site preparation works, provision of five new buildings containing residential uses, replacement train crew accommodation and flexible retail floorspace, basement, private and communal amenity space, associated car parking (including the part re-provision of station car parking), cycle parking,

refuse storage, plant and other associated works.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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 set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to negotiate the legal agreement indicated above and to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted 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 be granted delegated

authority to refuse planning permission.

 

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.

 

Mr Toby Huntingford (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report, setting out the key issues and answered Members’ questions.  He referenced the supplementary report that informed of additional objections and added that they did not raise new issues.  He drew Members’ attention to the amendment to the Heads of terms of the Section 106 legal agreement.

 

Ms Nicoleta Benga objected to the grant of planning permission for reasons including the following:

·         The proposed development would add to overcrowding of the nearby public park in an area that was already “deficient” of open space as outlined in the objectors’ section of the main report.

·         The proposal would cause parking and traffic congestion particularly on Brook Avenue despite being a car free development and the anticipated consultation for the introduction of CPZ.

·         The proposed tall blocks would cause overshadowing and loss of light to existing homes, including nearby Matthews Close.

 

Mr Phillip Grant (objector) raised several issues including the following:

The application site would be inappropriate for tall buildings in breach of policy SPD1.  He continued that the proposed 454 homes constituted an over-intensive use of the site within a residential area site and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

20/2473 6 and 6A Coombe Road, London, NW10 0EB pdf icon PDF 408 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended subject to an amended condition 2 as set out within the supplementary report.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Demolition of the existing buildings and redevelopment of the site comprising the erection of a part three, four, six and seven storey building providing flexible employment workspace on ground and part of first floor, and self-contained flats with associated car and cycle parking spaces, refuse and recycling stores, amenity space, landscaping and associated development.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

GRANT planning permission subject to the prior completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to negotiate the legal agreement indicated above.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted 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 application "expiry date" the legal agreement has not been completed, the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to refuse planning permission.

 

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.

 

Ms June Taylor (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report setting out the key issues, outlining the differences between the current application and the extant consent and answered Members’ questions. She referenced the supplementary report that clarified the scheme provided affordable housing at London Affordable Rent levels, amended plans to show the removal of short-term cycle parking stands from the public footway (amendment to condition 2) and to provide more information on the relationship with neighbouring properties, and confirmed Environmental Health officers have no objection subject to conditions.

 

Ms Mary Duffy objected to the proposed development for several reasons including the following:

·         The proposed height of the flats (now seven storeys), being several times the height of the existing structure and those of the nearby street of Braemar Avenue and that of nearby Roger Stone Court would be imposing.

·         The excessive height would crowd and overlook and possibly block light to existing residential properties to an unacceptable degree, resulting in overlooking and being detrimental to Braemar Avenue, a residential street, with houses of no more than two storeys

·         The proposal would not be appropriate in an area that mixes many low-rise residential houses, few flats and very few commercial properties.

·         The application would be detrimental to the environmental and residential amenities.

 

Mr Luke Cadman (agent) addressed the Committee and answered members’ questions.  He submitted several  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

18/2006 97 Woodcock Hill, Harrow, HA3 0JJ pdf icon PDF 359 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended within the Committee report.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Demolition of existing sheltered housing (Use Class C2) and erection of a three storey building to provide 9 residential flats with associated landscaping, car parking and amenity space.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

GRANT planning permission and that the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted 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.

 

Mr Toby Huntingford (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered Members’ questions.

 

Councillor Kansagra (ward member) stated that he had not been approached in connection with the application.  Councillor Kansagra whilst welcoming the application stated that its height would exceed the height of surrounding houses

and by not being in line with top of the roofs of 93, 95 and 99 Woodcock Hill would be out of character and set a precedent for similar developments in the area.

 

Mr Adrian Campbell objected to the application raising several issues including the following:

·           The application would breach a covenant attached to the property deeds that that requires that any alterations to the original property size should not exceed the original size or location.

·           The development (as with the current building) would be out of character with the surrounding properties on the road.

·           Inadequate provision of only 9 on site car parking spaces which was likely to result in parking overspill to the neighbouring streets with potential increases in safety risk and vehicular accidents.

 

Mr Reginald Lake (objector) echoed similar sentiments.

 

Mr Bryan Staff and Mr Joao Goncalves (project planner and architect respectively) addressed the Committee and answered Members’ questions. The following points were noted:

·         The use of the property for sheltered housing was no longer required (as confirmed by Council’s adult social care services) and as such the loss of the facilities would not have a negative impact on Brent’s ability to appropriately meet the needs of residents in the borough.

·         The existing building is an anomaly in the street scene and contributed very little to the character, appearance and visual amenities of the locality.

·         The development of 9 flats, predominantly comprising family sized accommodation would be of a high quality and a sustainable design, making efficient and effective use of a brownfield site which national,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

18/4777 All Units at 4-9 INC, and Garages rear of 4-9 Gladstone Parade, Edgware Road, Cricklewood, London pdf icon PDF 424 KB

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Decision:

Application withdrawn from the Planning Committee meeting as the Affordable Housing offer was reverted to reflect the proposal previously considered Planning Committee.

Minutes:

Application withdrawn from the Planning Committee meeting as the Affordable Housing offer was reverted to reflect the proposal previously considered Planning Committee.

7.

20/0174 90 Anson Road, London, NW2 6AG pdf icon PDF 612 KB

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Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended subject to an amended landscaping condition (8) to require details of the access to and allocation of the rear garden to ensure that upper floor flats have access to an appropriate area of outside garden space.

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

Conversion of dwellinghouse into 3 self-contained flats and works to include a gable end roof extension, rear dormer window and 2 front rooflights to convert loft, a single storey side and rear extensions, demolition of outbuilding to rear and creation of parking space with new vehicular access, associated landscaping, new boundary wall, provision for refuse and bicycle storage and removal of existing vehicular access.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

GRANT planning permission and that the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

The Head of Planning be granted 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.

 

Mr Damian Manhertz (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report setting out the key issues and answered Members questions. He referenced the supplementary report and drew Members’ attention to the outcome of discussions with the applicant’s agent over the provision of garden space for the upper floors and the consequent amendment to condition 8 as set out within the supplementary report.

 

Mr Gavin Selerie objected to the application for several reasons including the following:

·         The planning permission for conversion of the property into three flats would change the character and aesthetic of the house, to the detriment of the area and unlikely to comply with STD2 corner property guidance.

·         There were no outdoor amenities for the occupants specified in the plan.

·         The parking situation in the area which was already a difficult issue, would be exacerbated by the proposed development.

·         The proposal would set a precedent for similar developments in the Anson Road area.

 

Mr Kane Johnson-Bennett (objector) echoed similar sentiments and adding that the loss of garden space would aggravate flash flooding in the area.  He also highlighted inadequate infrastructure (lack of school places) to support the application.

 

Councillor Colacicco (ward member) also expressed similar views as above.

 

In response to the issues raised, officers stated that the Council’s drainage officer had assessed the flood risk and concluded that the additional amount of modest hard surfacing would not be an issue for flash flooding.  Members heard that the application complied with the parameters of the design guide and parking standards. Officers also highlighted the amendment to condition 8 as set out within the supplementary report to require details of the access to and allocation of the rear garden to ensure that upper floor flats have access to an appropriate area of outside garden space.

 

With no further issues raised and having established that all members had followed the discussions, the Chair thanked all speakers  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

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.