Agenda and minutes

Special, Planning Sub Committee
Wednesday, 16th December, 2015 7.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8LE. View directions

Contact: Maria Fletcher  1512


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·         That the Chair’s announcement regarding the filming of the meeting for live or subsequent broadcast be noted.




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Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Beacham for whom Cllr Hare substituted.


Declarations of interest

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(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.


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Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct

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The Chair outlined that the Legal Officer to the Committee had circulated an advisory note in advance of the meeting to members of the Committee and officers providing guidance on the making of declarations of interest including disclosable pecuniary and prejudicial interests in line with the Council’s Constitution. Members and officers were also advised for this application, in the interests of openness and transparency, to declare any personal interests.


The following declarations were made:

David Merson, Planning & Regeneration Specialist Lawyer: attended site visit with members on Saturday 5 December concluding at Lilywhite House. Lunch was provided and paid for by the Council. Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) provided tea and coffee and, other than one member of the catering staff, no representative of THFC was present or addressed those members and officers present.    


Emma Williamson, Head Development Management and Planning Enforcement: attended site visit as above and the NFL Wembley site visit facilitated by THFC. The cost of the tickets for that event were to be borne by the Council and THFC had invoiced the Council in that respect.


Neil McClellan, Majors Team Leader: West Ham season ticket holder, attended site visit and NFL game as detailed above.


Bob McIver, Head of Building Control: attended NFL game as detailed above.


Cllr Hare: attended site visit as detailed above


Cllr Ryan: supporter of Norwich City Football Club.


Cllr Carter: attended site visit as previously detailed.


Cllr Doron: supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club but declared that it would not impact on his determination of the application.


Cllr Bevan: attended site visit and NFL Wembley site visit as previously detailed.


Cllr Basu: attended site visit as previously detailed


Cllr Patterson: attended site visit as previously detailed


Cllr Mallett: attended site visit as previously detailed


Cllr Weston: attended site visit as previously detailed


Cllr Carroll: attended site visit and NFL Wembley site visit as previously detailed.


Stephen Kelly, Assistant Director Planning: attended site visit and NFL Wembley site visit as previously detailed and a casual supporter of Arsenal Football Club.


Cllr Ahmet (Chair): attended site visit and NFL Wembley site visit as previously detailed and a casual supporter of Arsenal Football Club. Her live in partner is a Tottenham Hotspur member.



Urgent Business

It being a special meeting of the Committee, under Part 4, Section B,

paragraph 17 of the Council’s Constitution, no other business shall be

considered at the meeting.

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Prior to the start of the officer presentation of the report to the Committee, the Chair advised that a late tabled representation had been received from Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC). This was in the form of a letter proposing a change to the affordable housing review mechanism set out within the officer Committee report. In light of the late receipt of this representation, submitted to officers just prior to the start of the meeting, the Chair adjourned the meeting for a half hour period to allow the Committee to convene in private session to consider the details of the proposal.


[19.10-19.40 – meeting adjourned]



Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 748 High Road N17 0AP (HGY/2015/3000), Warmington House, 744 High Road, N17 0AP (HGY/2015/3001), 44 White Hart Lane, N17 8DP (HGY/2015/3002) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Planning Application HGY/2015/3000 (Northumberland Development Project)

Hybrid application seeking full permission for some parts of the scheme and outline permission for others.


RECOMMENDATION: grant permission, taking account of the information set out in the Environmental Impact Assessment, subject to conditions and informatives, subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to referral to the Mayor for London.


Listed Building Application HGY/2015/3001 (Warmington House).

Listed building consent for internal and external works to No.744 High Road, all in connection with the use of the building for ancillary museum uses associated with a separate planning application for the Northumberland Development Project.


RECOMMENDATION: grant Listed Building Consent subject to conditions and informatives.


Planning application HGY/2015/3002 (44 White Hart Lane).

Separate application for temporary planning permission for the use as a construction compound for the stadium development for a period of 3 years.


RECOMMENDATION: grant permission subject to the conditions and informatives and subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement.

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[19.40 – meeting reconvened]

The Assistant Director Planning and Head of Development Management and Planning Enforcement both gave presentations in introduction to the report. An overview was provided of the three separate planning applications to be determined; Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Warmington House and 44 White Hart Lane. The report set out details of the proposal, the site and surroundings, planning history, relevant planning policy, consultation and responses, analysis, equalities and human rights implications and recommended for the Northumberland Development project (stadium application) to grant permission subject to conditions and informative, subject to a s106 Legal Agreement and subject to referral to the Mayor for London; for the Warmington House application to grant Listed Building consent subject to conditions and informatives, and for 44 White Hart Lane to grant permission subject to conditions and informatives and subject to a s106 Legal Agreement [Note: this was corrected later in the meeting to read subject to a s106 s278 Legal Agreement].


The attention of the Committee was drawn to the addendum report circulated to Committee members on 15 December and which contained additional consultation responses received, a summary of the Development Management Forum held, a revised schedule of conditions and itinerary for the Committee member’s site visit. It was also updated that additional representations had been received since the publication of the agenda from a further supporter and objector, a letter of support from Bruce Grove Museum plus clarification was provided on the objection submitted by David Cracknell.


A copy of the advice note produced by the Council’s viability advisors KPMG LLP in respect of the stadium development had been circulated to the Committee on 15 December.


Officers outlined to the Committee the approach proposed to be taken by the Council regarding affordable housing provision for the scheme. The principle had been accepted of the residential development providing a meaningful enabling role to the delivery of the funding package for the stadium. To this end, it was proposed that after a cross subsidy of £48.4m, equating to 20% of the residential gross development value, index linked, any further increases in residential values would be split 50:50 with the Council up to an agreed cap equivalent to 50% affordable housing or the policy target at the time. Officers thereby deemed the scheme policy compliant in this regards subject to the imposition of a review mechanism. An amendment was advised to  the  affordable housing review mechanism proposed by officers as set out on page 47 of the agenda pack. Following further consideration, officers were now proposing to amend the trigger point for the review of the affordable housing contribution to be at practical completion of the stadium as opposed to full stadium occupation or submission of reserved matters, whichever was later, as set out within the report.

Officers outlined that the letter tabled by THFC at the meeting also related to the affordable housing review mechanism. The Club were in acceptance of the proposed £48.4m cross subsidy arrangement but were requesting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.


Date of next meeting

11 January 2016.

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11 January 2016.