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Items
No. Item

298.

Introductions

Minutes:

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

299.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence, however apologies for lateness was received from Councillor Kay.

300.

Declarations of Substitute Members

Minutes:

There were no declarations of substitute members.

301.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

302.

Order of Business pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Minutes:

The order of business would be as per the agenda.

303.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

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.

304.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRS OF PLANNING SUB COMMITTEE'S A & B

Minutes:

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.


RESOLVED

 

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


305.

457-463 HOLLOWAY ROAD ISLINGTON LONDON N7 6LJ pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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 made:

·         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.

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of the application be deferred for the reasons outlined above.

 

306.

9-12 GREAT SUTTON STREET LONDON EC1V 0BX pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Minutes:

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 made:

·         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 Distribution(DD).

·         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 the applicant.

·         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 DRP.

·         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:


a)    Advice from the Design Review Panel would be welcomed by the Committee given the mixed views on the quality of the design.

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.

307.

YORK HOUSE, 207-221 PENTOVILLE ROAD, LONDON, N1 9UZ pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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Minutes:

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 associated works.

(Planning application number: P2017/1790/FUL)

 

In the discussion the following point was made:

·         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.

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

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.