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Councillor Klute welcomed everyone to the meeting. Members of the Committee and

officers introduced themselves.


Apologies for Absence

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Declarations of Substitute Members

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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.


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(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.

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

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This applies to all members present at the meeting.


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Order of Business pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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The order of business would be as per the agenda.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 260 KB

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That the minutes of the previous meeting on 8 November 2022 be agreed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Barnsbury Estate, London, N1 pdf icon PDF 12 MB

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Hybrid planning application seeking detailed permission for Phase 1a, 1b and 3a and outline planning permission for all future phases 1c, 2a, 2b and 3b comprising:


In full, demolition of existing buildings and undertaking of groundworks and the erection of 401 residential units (Use Class C3) within seven buildings of 3, 7, 9, and 11 storeys comprising 144 x 1 bed, 192 x 2 bed, 46 x 3 bed, 14 x 4 bed and 5 x 5 bed over 42802sq.m (GIA) floorspace in phases 1a, 1b and 3a; hard and soft landscaping works including public open space and new public realm, access and highway formation and alterations, car and cycle provision with associated ancillary works.


Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) for the demolition of all remaining

buildings, undertaking of ground works and the construction of a phased redevelopment of new buildings of up to 9 storeys and incorporating up to 69773sq.m (GIA) to include up to 513 residential units (Use Class C3), up to 1500sq.m of replacement retail and town centre floorspace (Use Class E), and 1275sq.m of replacement community use floorspace including community centre and nursery (Use Class F2), within phases 1c, 2a, 2b and 3b, hard and soft landscaping, new public open space, access and highway formation and alterations, new pedestrian means of access, car and cycle parking provision and ancillary works.

(Planning application number: P2022/1898/FUL)


In the discussion the following main points were made:


·        The planning officer reported two updates to the report: (i) an alteration to condition 31 expressing that an updated fire statement would be required for the detailed application phase; and (ii) to note that additional representations of support had been received since the publication of the report.

·        A member queried the quality of communal spaces proposed to be provided on the development. In response, it was advised that the development would feature communal courtyards and two public parks. These would be tenure blind spaces of equal quality and would be maintained through a landscape maintenance plan. It was confirmed that the multi-use games area (MUGA) would be wheelchair accessible.

·        A member queried the financial viability of the scheme, noting that the applicant expected a significant deficit, and sought assurance that the applicant could see the development through to completion. In response, it was advised that the applicant, the GLA and the council had undertaken viability assessments; the council’s assessment identified a deficit of £19m which the applicant indicated would be achievable to overcome. The proposed S106 agreement secured a number of viability review mechanisms which would allow viability to be monitored through a transparent “open-book” basis.

·        Following a question, it was clarified that, if development stopped for a period of 12 months, then this would trigger a further review of viability. Officers assured the committee that this could not decrease the amount of affordable housing provided, and could only result in an uplift.

·        A member noted that on-site parking would only be provided for residents currently living on the development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.