Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Sub Committee
Monday, 11th January, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: TBC

Contact: Felicity Foley, Committees Manager 

Items
No. Item

485.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method.  Although we ask members of the public recording, filming or reporting on the meeting not to include the public seating areas, members of the public attending the meeting should be aware that we cannot guarantee that they will not be filmed or recorded by others attending the meeting.  Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on.  By entering the meeting room and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The Chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual, or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

Minutes:

The Chair advised that the meeting would be streamed live on the Council’s website.

486.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Adamou, Basu, Hinchcliffe and Stone.

 

Councillor Morris was in attendance for Councillor Hinchcliffe.

 

Councillor Peacock was in attendance for Councillor Stone.

487.

URGENT BUSINESS

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of urgent business. Late items will be considered under the agenda item where they appear. New items will be dealt with at item 13 below.

Minutes:

There was no such business.

488.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(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.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

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

Minutes:

None.

 

Councillor Bevan advised that he was a member of the Homes for Haringey Board, but that this would not affect his consideration of the application (Ermine Road).

489.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 306 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Sub Committee held on 7 December 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2020 be approved as a correct record.

490.

HGY/2020/2794 - LAND TO THE NORTH OF ERMINE ROAD N15 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal: Temporary planning permission for a period of 7 years to provide 38 modular residential homes for use as accommodation for people who have been street homeless, with associated cycle and refuse storage.

 

Recommendation: GRANT

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the temporary planning permission for a period of 7 years to provide 38 modular residential homes for use as accommodation for people who have been street homeless, with associated cycle and refuse storage.

 

Officers responded to questions from the Committee:

-           The units were 24m2 which was below the minimum threshold for a one bedroom flat.  This however was a specific proposal and was not designed to be the same size as a standard one bedroom flat.  It was designed to house a single person and to help people move on with their lives after a period of homelessness.

-           The stairwells were to provide access to the units and not for occupants to gather as seating areas.

-           The build time of the units was around one week, however the landscaping would take longer.

-           Condition 18 required further surveys to be carried out to ensure that if a culverted main river was found to be present under or within 4m of the site, then a condition survey and strategy was required to protect the culvert before any further development can be carried out.

-           The site would be managed by on-site staff, who could deal with any issues which may arise.

-           A condition had been added to recommend a carbon offsetting payment.

-           There had been no objections made by carbon management in relation to the installation of the air source heat pumps.

-           There was private amenity space around the blocks on the grassed areas, but no communal spaces within the units.

-           If the Committee felt that there was a specific issue with air source heat pumps and noise, then a condition could be added to ensure that the noise was at an acceptable domestic level.

-           There was a 1.8m fence at the back of the site, and a 1.5m railing at the front.

 

Laura Budka spoke in objection to the application.  There were concerns around the loss of privacy for neighbouring properties.  The units would be two storeys high which would mean that neighbouring houses and gardens would be overlooked.  Although the units did not have balconies, the access platforms were in direct eyelines of bedrooms.  Ms Budka felt that local children would be discouraged from playing outside.  No information had been provided on the residents who would be living in the units, and it was concerning to think that people with drug and alcohol issues would be housed closely to young families.  The application stated that extra CCTV would be installed to mitigate the impact of the unit, but it was unacceptable that residents would experience any negative impacts due to the development.  It was unclear how the development would make any positive impact on the area.

 

Maria Lincoln spoke in objection to the application.  The units were 35% smaller than the national space standards, with exposed stairwells and frontages, causing a detrimental effect to the visual amenity on Ermine Road.  There seemed to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 490.

491.

PPA/2020/0024 - West Indian Cultural Centre (to now be known as African Caribbean Cultural Centre) site, Clarendon Road off Hornsey Park Road, N8 0DD pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal: Demolition of the three existing buildings and construction of a part 12/14 and part 6/8/10 storey building incorporating a two storey base to provide a new cultural centre, co-workspace, gym and cafe, 85 residential units and 140 co-living units, with access, public realm improvements and landscaping and car and cycle parking.

Minutes:

The Planning Officer and Applicant Team outlined the proposal for the demolition of the three existing buildings and construction of a part 12/14 and part 6/8/10 storey building incorporating a two storey base to provide a new cultural centre, co-workspace, gym and cafe, 85 residential units and 140 co-living units, with access, public realm improvements and landscaping and car and cycle parking.

 

The Applicant Team responded to questions from the Committee:

-       The internal amenity space per person was 6.4m2.

-       The building would be set back to respect existing trees, and substantial section 278 improvements would be made.

-       There would be two entrances for the buildings, which would access properties of all tenures.

-       Units on the corners of the building would be dual aspect.  Single aspect units were all East or West facing to ensure the best sunlight.

-       The cultural centre was operated on land owned by the Council, and held a 95 year lease.  Ownership was irrelevant when considering planning permission.

492.

UPDATE ON MAJOR PROPOSALS pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To advise of major proposals in the pipeline including those awaiting the issue of the decision notice following a committee resolution and subsequent signature of the section 106 agreement; applications submitted and awaiting determination; and proposals being discussed at the pre-application stage.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair asked Members to send any queries by email to Dean Hermitage.

493.

APPLICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED POWERS pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To advise the Planning Committee of decisions on planning applications taken under delegated powers for the period 20 November – 25 December 2020.

Minutes:

The Chair asked Members to send any queries by email to Dean Hermitage.

494.

NEW ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any items admitted at item 4 above.

Minutes:

None.

495.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

8 February 2021

Minutes:

8 February 2021