Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Sub Committee
Monday, 8th March, 2021 7.00 pm

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hinchcliffe.  Councillor Morris was present as a substitute.



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.





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Councillor Bevan advised that he was a member of the Homes for Haringey Board but that this would not prejudice his decision-making.


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To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Sub Committee held on 8 February 2021 (to follow).


RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 8 February 2021 be approved.



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 33 modular units for use as accommodation for people who have been street homeless, with associated cycle and refuse storage.


Recommendation: GRANT

Additional documents:


Clerks note:  The Chair advised that she had taken the decision to hand over the Chair for this item to the Vice-Chair and not take part in the discussion or decision of the application.


Councillor Gina Adamou in the Chair


The Committee considered an application for temporary planning permission for a period of 7 years to provide 33 modular units for use as accommodation for people who have been street homeless, with associated cycle and refuse storage.


Officers responded to questions from the Committee:


Laura Budka spoke in objection to the application.  All local residents were opposed to the scheme, not because of the people who would be housed in the units, but because the development was not right for the site or the local community.  Haringey had not provided a track record of providing the level of support required for the scheme, and residents felt that the residents of the scheme would not be safeguarded properly.  Ms Budka added that residents also felt that the consultation was a ‘tick box exercise’ and any comments made had not been taken on board by the applicants.


Councillor Barbara Blake spoke in objection to the application.  She referred to the previous deferments by the Committee where the removal of Block A was requested and expressed her confusion that the application was still submitted with part of Block A on the plans.  The development was not appropriate for the site and the local area.  Councillor Blake urged the Committee to refuse the application on a point of principle in that the recommendations of the Committee at the meetings in January and February had been ignored by the developer.


Ms Budka and Councillor Blake responded to questions from the Committee:

-           A large amount of Temporary Accommodation was situated in the East of the borough.  To include another scheme with complex requirements was unfair to residents in the area.

-           The Safer Neighbourhood Team had worked with ward Councillors to attempt to tackle street drinking in the area due to the high volume of complaints on a regular basis, and the issue remained difficult to resolve in the area.

-           The development in Cambridge was successful because it was away from busy, high crime areas so residents in the scheme could have time away from negative influences.

-           The first consultation with residents was on 24 November 2020.  This was abandoned part way through because residents had not been given enough time to speak and ask questions.  The second consultation was on 2 December 2020 and the Cabinet Member only attended for 20 minutes and therefore did answer many of the resident’s questions.


The Applicant Team – Mark Sleigh (Planning Agent), Emma Fletcher (Applicant – Hill), Charlotte Pomery (LBH) and Robbie Erbmann (LBH) – addressed the Committee.  The site was a vacant brownfield site, which represented an under-utilised pocket of land in the borough.  The site was highly accessible and in line with London and Local Plan policies in relation to temporary accommodation for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 512.



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:


Councillor Sarah Williams in the Chair




399-401 High Road, N17 (Formerly known as Chances) – Officers had met with a Jewish school in Stamford hill in relation to changing the use to a school for girls, but had not received any further communication from them.


Land at Pinkham Way (PRE/2021/0046) – an approach has been made to use the site for open storage.  No details had been provided on the plans as yet, but it was expected that there would be a meeting with the applicants towards the end of March.


Ashley House (Levenes) – this scheme was a pre-application proposal at very early stages.  It was unknown at the current time if the pub would be included in the new scheme.


Lockkeepers Cottage, Ferry Lane (HGY/2020/0847) – final points of the Section 106 agreement had been settled on 8 March, and the land issue was now resolved.

(Councillor Ross advised that he was a lock-keeper for the Canal and Rivers Trust).


RESOLVED that the report be noted.



To advise the Planning Committee of decisions on planning applications taken under delegated powers for the period 24.01.21-19.02.21.


RESOLVED that the report be noted.



To consider any items admitted at item 4 above.





19 April 2021


19 April 2021