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That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2017 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.
APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRS OF PLANNING SUB COMMITTEE'S A & B
The Chair asked for nominations for the position of Vice Chair’s of Planning Sub-Committee A and B
It was Moved and Seconded that Councillors
Picknell and Fletcher be appointed as Vice Chairs of Planning
Sub-Committees A and B.
That Councillor Picknell be appointed as
Vice-Chair of Planning Sub-Committee A and Councillor Fletcher be
appointed as Vice-Chair of Planning Sub-Committee B for the current
municipal year or until successors are appointed
Change of use of Nos. 457-463
Holloway Road from office (Use Class B1) to residential (Use Class
C3) to provide 14 residential units, part excavation of basement
and light wells, demolition of the single storey rear extension,
erection of a mews comprising 2 residential units (Use Class C3)
and associated cycle and refuse storage and landscaping.
(Planning application number: P2016/3157/FUL)
In the discussion the following point was
· The Planning Officer advised Committee that a request for more detailed information from the applicant regarding the carbon off set contributions had not been received and the applicant had requested for a deferral.
Councillor Khan proposed a motion to defer the item. This was seconded by Councillor Klute and carried.
That consideration of the application be deferred for the reasons outlined above.
Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment to provide a 6-storey (plus basement) building accommodating 1,307sqm (NIA) office floorspace at basement and first to fifth floors, and a 243sqm (NIA) retail (A1 use) unit at ground level, together with associated cycle parking and refuse and recycling storage.
(Planning application number: P2016/3353/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were
In response to concerns with the results of the Average Daylight
Factor (ADF), the Planning Officer advised that little weight could
be attached to the applicant’s ADF tests results as it relied
on a range of inputs including assumptions regarding internal
reflectivity and assumptions made regarding room sizes at some of
the properties. Additionally, ADF is not one of the two primary
tests to be used to assess impacts on adjoining daylight receipt,
the primary tests are Vertical Sky Component (VSC) and Daylight
With regards to concerns raised by the London Fire and Emergency
Planning, the Legal adviser informed Members that although issues
of fire safety were building control matters, the potential impacts
on a scheme to accommodate such building regulations solutions
provided by the applicants could have material impacts on the
scheme –for consideration by Planning Committee.
The Planning Officer informed Members that the applicants daylight
and sunlight consultants had not visited any of the neighbouring
properties and acknowledged that the results from the measurements
he had undertaken when he visited the neighbouring flats were
different from those provided by the applicant’s daylight
consultants. He acknowledged that he did share the information with
Members were concerned that considering the scale of the scheme and
sensitive location that the scheme had not been presented to the
Islington Design Review Panel (DRP) for their comments. It was determined that there were concerns over
the appropriateness of the response to the character of the
immediate vicinity and that therefore it must be presented to the
Objections raised by neighbouring residents included the size and
scale of the building; impact on neighbouring amenity; loss of
privacy and the inaccurate information provided by the
applicant’s daylight and sunlight consultants etc.
The Applicant’s agent highlighted the benefits of the scheme
and addressed concerns raised by the objectors. He indicated that
following consultation with neighbouring occupants the scheme was
amended to address the issue of massing; the deletion of terraces
from along boundary with 13-14 Great Sutton street and the
provision of privacy screens to the front and rear terraces at
fifth floor level.
The agent acknowledged that the methodology employed for measuring
the sunlight and daylight loss included a number of assumptions,
however he indicated that considering the location of the site, any
loss was within a tolerable level.
Councillor Khan proposed a motion to defer
consideration on three grounds:
Advice from the Design Review Panel would be welcomed by the
Committee given the mixed views on the quality of the
b) More detailed information regarding the sunlight and daylight loss measurements to be provided especially as results from the ... view the full minutes text for item 306.
The addition of a single storey
to the existing building (including lift overrun and 1.35m increase
to parapet height) with plant enclosure above; a five storey front
entrance extension; and a part 1, part 2 storey rear extension at
upper and lower ground floor levels including the infilling of the
rear undercroft area, to provide
1,005sqm (GIA) of additional office space (Use Class B1). Internal
and external refurbishment works to provide ancillary gym and cafe
areas; new fenestration; articulation to the south elevation;
construction of a new front elevation light well; erection of new
cycle and bin stores in refurbished service yard; hard and soft
landscaping (including replacement of trees); roof level plant; and
(Planning application number: P2017/1790/FUL)
In the discussion the following point was
· In response to a question on whether the financial contribution received from the scheme would be used solely for social housing, the Planning Officer advised that funds would be pooled in the housing budget and decisions as to how that is spent on forthcoming Housing New Build programme would be taken by the Council.
Councillor Ward proposed a motion to grant. This was seconded by Councillor Nicholls and carried.
That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions and informatives set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report and conditional on 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.