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Items
No. Item

285.

Introductions

Minutes:

Councillor Donovan Hart welcomed everyone to the meeting. Members of the Committee and officers introduced themselves.

286.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Khan, Picknell and Gantly.

287.

Declarations of Substitute Members

Minutes:

There were no declarations of substitute members.

288.

Declarations of Interest

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

§  if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

§  you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.

 

If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.

 

*(a)     Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b) Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c) Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d) Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e) Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f) Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

 (g) Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital. 

 

This applies to all members present at the meeting.

 

Minutes:

The Chair informed the meeting that due to issues around predetermination Councillor Klute, the Vice Chair would be chairing the meeting while Item 5 & 6 – The Old Sessions House was being considered.The meeting was informed that the Chair would be chairing all the other items on the agenda.

289.

Order of Business pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes:

The Chair informed the meeting that Item 2, 469 Hornsey Road, Islington London, N19 3QL had been withdrawn by Officers as responses from a statutory consultee had not been received.

The Chair informed the meeting that based on the level of public interest, the items on the agenda will be taken in the following order, B5& B6, B3, B4 and B1.

290.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2017 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

291.

APPOINTMENT OF PLANNING SUB-COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the report proposing the memberships and Chairs of the Planning Sub-Committees.

 

RESOLVED:

a)    That the Sub-Committees be confirmed as five member Sub-Committees and the Terms of Reference be noted.

b)    That it be noted that the allocation of seats was determined in accordance with the advice in the report.

c)    That Councillors Klute, Nicholls, Picknell, Gantly and Ward be appointed as members of Planning Sub-Committee A for the current municipal year or until their successors are appointed.

d)    That Councillors Donovan-Hart, Khan, Court, Kay and Fletcher be appointed as members of Planning Sub-Committee B for the current municipal year or until their successors are appointed.

e)    That it be noted that Councillor Klute had been appointed Chair of Planning Sub-Committee A and Councillor Donovan-Hart had been appointed Chair of Planning Sub-Committee B for the current municipal year or until their successors are appointed.

 

292.

1-9 WHITE LION STREET,LONDON, N1 9PD pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Minutes:

The construction of a single storey roof addition at 9 White Lion Street to create additional B1 office floorspace and associated alterations including rooftop plant/enclosures; Demolition of existing building to the rear of 9 White Lion Street and construction of a new building to create basement, ground plus six upper floors  comprising flexible A1 retail/A3 restaurant and cafe (ground floor), B1 office (basement, and first to third floors), and six residential units (fourth to sixth floors); together with landscaping and associated works.

(Planning application number: P2016/4721/FUL)

 

In the discussion the following point was made:

·         In response to a question on the preference for off -site financial contributions rather than the provision of affordable homes on site, the Planning Officer advised that this was only applicable where the proposal was for the provision of over 10 dwellings.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions and informatives set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report and subject to the prior completion of a Deed of Planning Obligation made under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing the heads of terms as set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report.

 

293.

469 HORNSEY ROAD, ISLINGTON LONDON, N19 3QL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Minutes:

The Chair informed the meeting that the item was being deferred on advice of Planning Officers as an objection  from Network Rail (a statutory consultee) regarding the application was still in place. It was hoped that the objection could be overcome through clarification prior to the Sub-Committee meeting however no responses to attempts to contact Network Rail had been received.

 

294.

ISLINGTON ARTS FACTORY, 2 PARKHURST ROAD & 2A PARKHURST ROAD, LONDON, N7 0SF pdf icon PDF 203 KB

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Minutes:

P2015/0330/FUL:

Redevelopment of the site consisting of demolition of the existing garage structure, refurbishment of the Grade II listed former Verger's Cottage and former Sunday School building to provide 413 square metres (GIA) of office floorspace (Use Class B1), refurbishment and conversion of the Church building to provide 7 private residential units (2 x 1-bed, 4 x 2-bed and 1 x 3-bed) and construction of a new 5-storey building with basement below to provide 792 square metres (GIA) of community floorspace (Use Class D1) and ancillary cafe,132 square metres of office floorspace (Use Class B1) and 18 affordable residential units (7 x 1 bed, 9 x 2 bed and 2 x 3 bed), resulting in a total of 25 residential units (9 x 1-bed, 13 x 2-bed and 3 x 3-bed), along with associated landscaping, access, parking and public realm works.

 

P2016/5054/LBC:

Refurbishment and conversion of Grade II listed former Verger's Cottage and refurbishment of former Sunday School building to provide 413 square metres (GIA) of office floorspace (Use Class B1), including repairs to and reinstatement of window glazing and frame, along with demolition of link extension to the rear.

 

(Planning application number: P2015/0330/FUL & P2016/5054/LBC)


In the discussion the following points were made:

 

·         On 27 April 2017, Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions in the Officer’s report along with an additional condition regarding the continued use of the work space by the Arts Centre.

·         The Planning Officer informed Members that due to an administrative error, Exan a car repair company which occupied the site had not been invited to present their verbal objections to the Committee.

·         There had been no changes to the scheme since it was considered at the meeting on 27 April 2017 and the objections raised by Exan were considered in the planning officer’s Committee report.

·         The objector on behalf of Exan stated that as the site is in a designated Employment Growth Area (EGA), the proposal is contrary to Council Policy as the EGA aims to protect all existing employment uses. Exan would not be able to operate effectively as it uses the site for the storage of its cars.

·         The objector requested consideration of the application should be deferred until City of London was able to provide a suitable site which met Exan’s requirements.

·         The agent representing City of London informed Committee (despite this issue not being a material planning consideration) that Exan’s lease had expired and had on a number of occasions met with Exan’s representative to resolve the issue and offered a number of alternative sites in the locality which Exan had not taken up.

·         The planning officer outlined that the Council’s policies for sites within Employment Growth Areas safeguard existing business floorspace and proposals for redevelopment must incorporate the maximum amount of business floorspace reasonably possible on the site. The planning officer outlined that the existing business floorspace of 790 square metres was being replaced by 546 square metres of business floorspace. The officer explained that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 294.

295.

LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, 166-220 HOLLOWAY ROAD, ISLINGTON, LONDON, N7 8DB pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Minutes:

The erection of a 2 storey extension to J-Block which would increase the height of the building to a total of 4 storeys.  Alterations to the retained ground and first floors, including replacement windows (with aluminium perforated shading panels) and doors; partial brick infill to windows and openings on north east and south west elevations; ventilation panels and 3 new external doors on south west elevation(s); and new entrance with brick surround on South East elevation.  Demolition of first floor walkway bridges from J-Block to F-Block and Tower Level 1; external plant (including first floor plant screen); and associated works.

 

(Planning application number: P2017/1383/FUL)

In the discussion the following points were made:

·         Planning Officer informed Members that the proposal would not result in a change of use but rearranges the type and layout of the university accommodation.

·         In response to questions about sunlight and daylight loss in some of the rooms, the Planning Officer advised Members that the rooms affected by loss of sunlight would still receive similar levels of daylight to current levels and that no neighbouring rooms would experience unacceptable losses of both sunlight and daylight.

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions and informatives set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report and subject to the prior completion of a Deed of Planning Obligation made under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing the heads of terms as set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report.

 

296.

THE OLD SESSIONS HOUSE,22 CLERKENWELL GREEN, LONDON, EC1R 0NA pdf icon PDF 1016 KB

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Minutes:

Variation of Condition 10 (Access to External Areas) and Condition 18 (Hours of Operation) of Planning Permission P2016/1613/S73 dated 20/09/2016 for 'Change of use from Masonic Lodge to a mixed use scheme comprising retail, restaurant/bar, office and Private Member's Club (Sui Generis), erection of roof extension and alterations to roof to create two roof terraces (including a roof top pool) and insertion of rooflights, installation of roof top plant, replacement of windows, erection of ground floor boundary railings to rear and flank elevations and internal alterations/restoration works (including excavation of sub-basement below yard).'

 

The amendments consist of the proposed use of the external areas of the site for non-licensable activities after 10:30pm and a change to the hours of operation of the top floor bar (A4 use) and the lower ground floor retail/restaurant (A1/A3) uses including later terminal hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

(Planning application number: P2016/4841/S73)

The Chair informed the meeting that both Items B5 and B6 would be considered as one item.

 

In the discussion the following points were made:

·         Planning Officer advised that assessment of the Noise report by the Council’s Public Protection Officer concluded that the use of the outdoor areas after 22:30 for non-licensable areas would not result in unacceptable levels of disturbance to neighbouring occupiers.

·         Planning Officer advised that the applicant had submitted a Management Plan for Premises Licence document and a Smoking Policy which would manage any potential disturbance and had provided assurances of being able to mitigate any potential disturbance from the use of the external areas and operation of the premises.

·         The applicant would be required to apply for a Premises License for the hours being proposed irrespective of planning considerations.

·          In response to a question regarding the levels of noise, the Acoustic Officer advised that the methodology employed was a more appropriate method for people noise, the nature and duration of people shouting, laughing etc and that comparing data obtained when measuring noise levels from similar type of establishments for non-licensable activities demonstrate that the use of these external areas would not result in unacceptable levels of disturbance to neighbouring properties.

·         In response to questions on how details in the Management Plan would be monitored especially if the plan is amended by the operator, the Planning Officer advised that any changes would require submission in writing to the Local Planning Authority and as part of that further assessment various internal consultees would be consulted, including noise officers.

·         Members were concerned with the applicants request to vary opening and closing times which had been granted at a previous meeting of the Committee as there was no evidence of any changes in circumstances and importantly lack of information regarding the future operator of uses on both the ground floor and the top floor and the nature of these businesses to justify the hours of operation that the applicant is seeking.

·         Members agreed the difficulty of assessing the impact of noise on neighbouring amenities especially as presently there was no business  ...  view the full minutes text for item 296.

297.

THE OLD SESSIONS HOUSE ,22 CLERKENWELL GREEN, LONDON, EC1R 0NA pdf icon PDF 1020 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Variation of Condition 10 (Access to External Areas) and Condition 18 (Hours of Operation) of Planning Permission P2016/1614/S73 dated 20/09/2016 for 'Change of use from Masonic Lodge to a mixed use scheme comprising retail, restaurant/bar and office (Sui Generis use), erection of roof extension and alterations to roof to create two roof terraces (including a roof top pool) and insertion of rooflights, installation of roof top plant, replacement of windows, erection of boundary railings to rear and flank elevations and internal alterations/restoration works (including excavation of sub-basement below yard).' The amendments consist of the proposed use of the external areas of the site for non-licensable activities after 10:30pm and a change to the hours of operation of the top floor bar (A4 use) and the lower ground floor retail/restaurant (A1/A3) uses including later terminal hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

(Planning application number: P2016/4842/S73)

In the discussion the following points were made:

·         Planning Officer advised that assessment of the Noise report by the Council’s Public Protection Officer concluded that the use of the outdoor areas after 22:30 for non-licensable areas would not result in unacceptable levels of disturbance to neighbouring occupiers.

·         Planning Officer advised that the applicant had submitted a Management Plan for Premises Licence document and a Smoking Policy which would manage any potential disturbance and had provided assurances of being able to mitigate any potential disturbance from the use of the external areas and operation of the premises.

·         The applicant would be required to apply for a Premises License for the hours being proposed irrespective of planning considerations.

·          In response to a question regarding the levels of noise, the Acoustic Officer advised that the methodology employed was a more appropriate method for people noise, the nature and duration of people shouting, laughing etc and that comparing data obtained when measuring noise levels from similar type of establishments for non-licensable activities demonstrate that the use of these external areas would not result in unacceptable levels of disturbance to neighbouring properties.

·         In response to questions on how details in the Management Plan would be monitored especially if the plan is amended by the operator, the Planning Officer advised that any changes would require submission in writing to the Local Planning Authority and as part of that further assessment various internal consultees would be consulted, including noise officers.

·         Members were concerned with the applicants request to vary opening and closing times which had been granted at a previous meeting of the Committee as there was no evidence of any changes in circumstances and importantly lack of information regarding the future operator of uses on both the ground floor and the top floor and the nature of these businesses to justify the hours of operation that the applicant is seeking.

·         Members agreed the difficulty of assessing the impact of noise on neighbouring amenities especially as presently there was no business activity in operation in the building.

·         Residents were concerned about the management plans, as it does not mirror plans of other  ...  view the full minutes text for item 297.