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19.

Apologies

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Apologies were received from Cllr Basu for whom Cllr Browne substituted.

20.

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To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Sub Committee held on 9 December 2013 and the special Planning Sub Committee held on 19 December 2013.

 

TO FOLLOW

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RESOLVED

 

·        That the minutes of the Planning Committee on 9 December and Special Planning Committee on 19 December be approved and signed by the Chair.

21.

Planning Applications

In accordance with the Sub Committee’s protocol for hearing representations; when the recommendation is to grant planning permission, two objectors may be given up to 6 minutes (divided between them) to make representations. Where the recommendation is to refuse planning permission, the applicant and supporters will be allowed to address the Committee. For items considered previously by the Committee and deferred, where the recommendation is to grant permission, one objector may be given up to 3 minutes to make representations.

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22.

ST LUKES WOODSIDE HOSPITAL, WOODSIDE AVENUE, N10 3JA pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Demolition of the buildings on site excluding the Grade II listed Administration building and locally listed buildings (Roseneath and Norton Lees); refurbishment of listed buildings including extension of Roseneath and Norton Lees and construction of 8 apartment blocks to provide a total of 135 units and including a basement car park with 100 spaces; construction of 21 houses (17 terraced and 4 semi-detached) and 5 apartment units; and comprehensive landscaping of the site.

 

Listed building consent for demolition of the buildings on site excluding the Grade II listed Administration building and locally listed buildings (Roseneath and Norton Lees); refurbishment of listed buildings including extension of Roseneath and Norton Lees and construction of 8 apartment blocks to provide a total of 135 units and including a basement car park with 100 spaces; construction of 21 houses (17 terraced and 4 semi-detached) and 5 apartment units; and comprehensive landscaping of the site.

 

Recommendation: Grant permission subject to conditions and subject to a Section 106 Legal Agreement for application HGY/2013/2379 and grant listed building consent for application HGY/2013/2380.

 

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The Committee considered a report on the application to grant planning permission and listed building consent for the demolition of buildings on the site excluding Grade II and locally listed buildings, the refurbishment of listed buildings and construction of 8 apartment blocks, 21 houses and 5 apartment units and comprehensive landscaping of the site. 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 to grant planning permission subject to conditions and signing of a s106 legal agreement and to grant listed building consent.

 

The planning officer gave a short presentation highlighting the key aspects of the report. The Committee’s attention was drawn to a tabled addendum setting out a number of minor amendments to the report including to two of the drawings, a wording change to one of the s106 Heads of Terms and details of 3 further representations submitted and which broadly reflected key points raised in the other consultation responses received.  

 

Officers advised the Committee that the affordable housing offer for the scheme as set out within the report had been revised following the refusal of a previous application by the Committee in July 2013. This application had been refused on the grounds that a mutually agreed position with regards to the viability of provision of general needs affordable housing on site had not been reached between the Council and the developer and which had subsequently precluded the development of a s106 agreement. The current scheme responded to the reasons for refusal of the previous application in providing an increase to 48 affordable housing units, split between 12 general needs units and 36 units allocated for over 55s in line with the applicants remit as a provider of retirement housing. Council appointed consultants had reviewed the new viability assessment for the revised application and confirmed that the scheme was viable. The design of the scheme remained unchanged from the previous application.

 

The Committee raised the following points in their discussion of the report:

·        Members queried how adherence could be assured going forward to the occupation clause for the dwellings designated specifically for the over 55s. Officers agreed to add an additional condition to secure this through requiring the applicant to ensure households occupying these units contained at least one person over the age of 55.

·        In response to a question, confirmation was provided that the scheme would provide improved public access to the site through the central walkway and front garden.

·        Concerns were expressed regarding the potential for the greater provision of retirement housing in the scheme to place pressure on local medical services. Officers confirmed that this had not been identified as a significant issue during the formal consultation.

 

A local resident addressed the Committee in objection to the application and raised the following points:

·        The potential for the new residential units to the northern boundary bordering properties on Grand Avenue to be overbearing and cause overlooking, particularly  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.

23.

Date of next meeting

20 January 2014, 7pm (special)

10 February 2014, 7pm

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A Special Planning Committee was scheduled for 20 January.