Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Sub Committee
Monday, 7th December, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Felicity Foley, Committees Manager 

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Items
No. Item

473.

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 informed all present that the meeting would be streamed live on the Council’s website.

474.

PLANNING PROTOCOL

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.

Minutes:

The Chair drew attention to item 2 of the agenda.

475.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Basu, Cawley-Harrison and Stone.

 

Councillors Morris and Peacock were in attendance as substitutes.

476.

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 urgent business.

477.

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.

478.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Sub Committee held on 9 November 2020.

 

To follow

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 9 November 2020 be approved.

479.

HGY/2020/1724 - 7 CROSS LANE N8 7SA pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Proposal: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of two buildings of six storey (Block B) and five storey (Block A) comprising flexible commercial floorspace (Use Class A1, A2, B1(a-c), B8, D1 and D2) at ground floor level of Block A and housing including associated hard and soft landscaping, refuse and recycling storage and car parking and cycle storage (Amended Description)

 

Recommendation: GRANT

 

Minutes:

The Planning Officer introduced the application for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of two buildings of six storey (Block B) and five storey (Block A) comprising flexible commercial floorspace (Use Class A1, A2, B1(a-c), B8, D1 and D2) at ground floor level of Block A and housing including associated hard and soft landscaping, refuse and recycling storage and car parking and cycle storage (Amended Description).

 

There were no speakers in relation to the application.  Officers responded to questions from the Committee:

-           The parking spaces were considered to be tight in respect of vehicles reversing out of spaces.  However, the size of the spaces met the space requirements for parking spaces.  Each space had a buffer space between to allow for movement between vehicles.

-           There was one main bin store and residents would be required to empty their own bins into the main bins in the store.  The site management team would be responsible for moving the bins on collection days.

-           Rent levels would be set at London Affordable rent.  This approach would generate more units than if rent levels were set at Social rent.

-           Discussions around viability had taken place for some time and a number of factors were taken into account when negotiating an appropriate profit margin.  The agreed profit level was set out in the 2nd letter.

-           The scheme provided 13 affordable units, plus a contribution of £65,000.  This contribution would be added to the general housing programme fund to provide affordable units elsewhere in the Borough.

-           The proposed space would potentially create 19 job, and a range of uses had been recommended in the report.

-           The child play space was set apart from the parking spaces.

-           The area currently had sufficient capacity for car club users.  The capacity would be monitored and if demand were to increase then additional spaces for car club vehicles could be provided on local roads.

-           There was a distance of 18m between buildings, which was considered a good window to window distance.  Where there was a smaller distance of 9.6m, this was facing onto a secondary window in a room.

 

Richard Quelch, Planning Agent, responded to questions from the Committee:

-           The blocks had not yet been named, but suggestions could be provided to the applicant.

-           The Registered Housing Provider had been consulted on the layout of the units and was happy with the open plan kitchen / living areas.

 

Dean Hermitage, Head of Development Management, advised that the recommendation in the report was to grant the application, subject to the inclusion of conditions, informatives and Section 106 Heads of Terms as set out in the report and addendum.

 

The Chair moved that the application be granted and following a vote with 8 in favour and 1 abstention it was

 

RESOLVED that

 

i.          Planning permission be granted and the Head of Development Management or Assistant Director for Planning, Building Standards and Sustainability be authorised to issue the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 479.

480.

PRE/2019/0179 - WAT TYLER HOUSE, BOYTON ROAD, N8 7AU pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal:Construction of a part 4, part 5 and part 7 storey building that would adjoin the southernmost elevation of Wat Tyler House to provide 15 self-contained residential units with associated cycle, refuse storage and landscaping.

Minutes:

The Planning Officer and Applicant Team outlined the proposal for the construction of a part 4, part 5 and part 7 storey building that would adjoin the southernmost elevation of Wat Tyler House to provide 15 self-contained residential units with associated cycle, refuse storage and landscaping.

 

The Applicant Team responded to questions from the Committee:

-           Discussions were taking place with the Police in relation to managing the alleyways and the potential for Anti-Social Behaviour.

-           There would be the same number of storeys as currently in Wat Tyler House, however ceiling heights had increased in the ceiling height standards, so the overall height of the building would be increased.

-           Officers were exploring parking demand and the impact of removing the car park.  The scheme would seek to provide as much parking as possible within the estate.

-           Homes for Haringey would be consulted with on the maintenance of landscaping.

-           The bin store would be at the front of the building.  Due to space constraints there was no other appropriate area to situate it.

-           The scheme was out for public consultation and engagement.

 

481.

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 requested that any questions be sent directly to Dean Hermitage, Head of Development Management.

482.

APPLICATIONS DETERMINED UNDER DELEGATED POWERS pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To advise the Planning Committee of decisions on planning applications taken under delegated powers for the period 25.10.2020-19.11.2020

Minutes:

The Chair requested that any questions be sent directly to Dean Hermitage, Head of Development Management.

483.

NEW ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any items admitted at item 4 above.

Minutes:

None.

484.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

11 January 2021

Minutes:

11 January 2021.