Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Sub Committee
Monday, 15th January, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: George Meehan House, 294 High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8JZ

Contact: Kodi Sprott, Principal Committee Coordinator  5343, Email:

No. Item



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.


The Chair referred to the notice of filming at meetings and this information was noted.



The Planning Committee abides by the Council’s Planning Protocol 2017.  A factsheet covering some of the key points within the protocol as well as some of the context for Haringey’s planning process is provided alongside the agenda pack available to the public at each meeting as well as on the Haringey Planning Committee webpage.


The planning system manages the use and development of land and buildings.  The overall aim of the system is to ensure a balance between enabling development to take place and conserving and protecting the environment and local amenities.  Planning can also help tackle climate change and overall seeks to create better public places for people to live, work and play.  It is important that the public understand that the committee makes planning decisions in this context.  These decisions are rarely simple and often involve balancing competing priorities.  Councillors and officers have a duty to ensure that the public are consulted, involved and where possible, understand the decisions being made.


Neither the number of objectors or supporters nor the extent of their opposition or support are of themselves material planning considerations.


The Planning Committee is held as a meeting in public and not a public meeting.  The right to speak from the floor is agreed beforehand in consultation with officers and the Chair.  Any interruptions from the public may mean that the Chamber needs to be cleared.


The Chair referred to the planning protocol and this information was noted.



To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillor Emery and Councillor Worrell. Councillor Connor would be his substitute. This was in accordance with Committee standing orders 53 to 56.




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 11 below.


There were no items of urgent business.



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


Cllr Ibrahim stated a declaration of interest regarding item 8, she was a councillor for the Noel Park Ward. She would be viewing the item with an open mind.



MINUTES pdf icon PDF 843 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Sub Committee held on 11th December as a correct record.




To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Sub Committee held on 11th December as a correct record.



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.


The Chair referred to the note on planning applications and this information was noted.


HGY/2023/2357 Land at Haringey Heartlands, between Hornsey Park Road, Mayes Road, Coburg Road, Western Road and the Kings Cross / East Coast Mainline, Clarendon Gas Works, Olympia Trading Estate, and 57-89 Western Road N8 & N22 pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Proposal: Application for approval of reserved matters relating to appearance, landscaping, layout, scale, access, pertaining to Buildings H1, H2 and H3, forming Phase 4, including the construction of residential units (Use Class C3), commercial floorspace, basement, and new landscaped public space pursuant to planning permission HGY/2017/3117 dated 19th April 2018.


Additional documents:


Planning Officer, Valerie Okeiyi introduced the report for approval of reserved matters relating to appearance, landscaping, layout, scale, access, pertaining to Buildings H1, H2 and H3, forming Phase 4, including the construction of residential units (Use Class C3), commercial floorspace, basement, and new landscaped public space pursuant to planning permission HGY/2017/3117 dated 19th April 2018. Robbie McNaugher noted to members that a further late objection was received from Park Malvern Residents Association. This objection was based on lack of engagement and the thresholds of the parameters being exceeded; the residence group believe they should have been notified on this. Officer’s response to this was addressed in the addendum, there had been a public consultation and letters were sent out directly to residents. There were also meetings with the resident’s association in October. In terms of the parameter plans being exceeded, that was noted to be amended through a non-material amendment.


The following was noted in response to questions from the committee:


  • The wall on the 14th floor terrace is 1.5m, which is higher than building regulations standard of 1.1m. Officers were confident that this wall wasn’t climbable. There would be an enclosure feel, the terrace would also provide wind protection whilst still providing potential for views further out. It was noted that there would be an amendment to condition 2 to include words on safety measures.
  • There was a 21-day consultation period given to reserved matters applications, the consultation for this application ended in October. There were regular liaisons with resident groups and pre/post application engagement events – this went beyond what is often seen. The scope of this was limited due to the application being an appliciation for reserved matters. The exhibition detailed proposals for phase 4, residents could feed back on the proposal and put forward names of businesses for the new public square space.
  • There had been ongoing wind mitigation disputes about inputs, should an agreement not be reached, this could be controlled by conditions and further mitigations of landscaping. There would be scope to change this within the landscaping conditions. There was a meeting on Friday with council officers but there were delays in setting this up. Officers were approached in October regarding this, but it took a while to received  a response back and then there was the Christmas break. The applicant had still presented the scheme to residents at their October meeting.
  • There is a slight change to the number of car parking spaces provided. This development would be car free/car capped. The applicant could provide parking, but residents would not be able apply for on-street parking.  Most of the spaces available would be for wheelchair accessible units, which complies with the London plan. Residents who moved in would not be able to apply for parking permits on the local roads.
  • There is communal amenity space on the 10th floor of H1 which is  a standalone building. There would be communal amenity space for blocks h2/h3 and a communal podium  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.



The following items are pre-application presentations to the Planning Sub-Committee and discussion of proposals.


Notwithstanding that this is a formal meeting of the Sub-Committee, no decision will be taken on the following items and any subsequent applications will be the subject of a report to a future meeting of the Sub-Committee in accordance with standard procedures.


The provisions of the Localism Act 2011 specifically provide that a Councillor should not be regarded as having a closed mind simply because they previously did or said something that, directly or indirectly, indicated what view they might take in relation to any particular matter.  Pre-application briefings provide the opportunity for Members to raise queries and identify any concerns about proposals.


The Members’ Code of Conduct and the Planning Protocol 2016 continue to apply for pre-application meeting proposals even though Members will not be exercising the statutory function of determining an application.  Members should nevertheless ensure that they are not seen to pre-determine or close their mind to any such proposal otherwise they will be precluded from participating in determining the application or leave any decision in which they have subsequently participated open to challenge.


The Chair referred to the note on pre-application briefings and this information was noted.


PPA/2024/0002 157-159 Hornsey Park Road, N8 0JX pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal: Redevelopment of the site to provide 32 residential units and commercial floorspace with associated disabled parking, landscaping and access


Planning Officer, Valerie Okeiyi proposed the report for redevelopment of the site to provide 32 residential units andcommercial floorspace with associated disabled parking, landscaping and access.


The following was noted in response to questions from the committee:


·         In terms of the commercial space, it would sit within the site allocation for mixed use and there was a quantum of commercial space to be provided across the whole area. At the QRP they felt that it would be preferable as a residential led scheme. There were merits in that as it was a small site which sat behind other residential units. However, there was a desire for a link through the scheme and the planners felt that there was an ability to tie in commercial activities. The size of the commercial unit being 1.1 square meters would be suitable for a smaller business.

·         The 2017 site allocation document had largely come to fruition in terms of planning permissions. The demand for workspace was high and there was not anything in terms of material planning considerations that would necessarily steer officers away from that.

·         Site access would only be from Hornsey Park Rd, but there would be a construction management plan that would be put forward with the application to detail how the works would be managed. The applicant had dealt with sites with tighter access than this. It would equally come down to the sizes of the vehicles and also the method of construction used; those things could be mitigated. Surveys could also be carried out for residents.

·         All of the flats would have kitchens. There would only be dual aspects within the scheme. The applicant had worked to mediate between houses on Hornsey Park Road therefore did not believe these homes would look out of place. The shared ownership would be roughly 55% of private sale value. A 2-bedroom flat would estimate around £300,000.

·         The applicant had not looked at opening the Moselle and turning it into an open river. This would create issues with adjoining properties if opened and then closed. This could create a weak spot; the boundary of the site ran down the middle of the Moselle therefore this would have to be in conjunction with the other adjoining landowners.

·         Initially, affordable housing was going to be situated within block B. Currently, the scheme was showing 6%-14% affordable offering. It had proven difficult to put social housing in with private housing as housing associations preferred not to mix due to their own costs. The applicant was in the early viability stage and was reviewing with the external consultant; this would be an opportunity to look at the committed sum. The team hadn’t yet discussed the community space but were predominantly looking at class E use.

·         The site would be adjacent to the Clarendon site but also next to the other houses, the applicant was looking to create a transition between the two. There had been extensive discussions with the QRP and chairs review and following on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.



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:


The following was noted in response to questions from the committee:


  • Cllr Bevan noted the planning application for Shell Petrol Station at the end of Park Lane and requested an update, this would be taken away and looked into.
  • It was explained that the Civic Centre application was at a legal letter stage which would set out provisions.
  • Grove Lawn Tennis club has had a number of extensions to the deadline while issues were being worked through.





To note the report.



To advise the Planning Committee of decisions on planning applications taken under delegated powers for the period 27/11/2023 – 29/12/2023.


There were no queries on the report. The Chair noted that any queries could be directed to the Head of Development Management.




To note the report.




There were no new items of urgent business.



To note the date of the next meeting as 5th February.


It was noted that the date of the next meeting was 5th February.