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The order of business would be B2 and B1.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2019 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.
Addition of 2 mezzanine floors in units 1B and 1C at 423 Caledonian Road to provide 651 sqm (GIA) of additional B1 (business) space and change of use of unit 1A from A1 (retail) to B1 business; Change of use of units 8A and 9A at 435 Caledonian Road from B1 (business) to D2 (gym).
(Planning application number: P2019/1424/FULL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
The Planning Officer highlighted corrections to the
committee report. Paragraph 6.2 of the
report on page 13 which refers to B1(a) office floorspace should be
amended to read B1 Business floorspace. Paragraph 6.5 on page 14
regarding B1 floor space should be amended to read 464 sqm and not
454sqm. Finally, page 19 of the report, paragraph 11.3 should be
corrected to read 651sqm and not 65sqm.
The Planning Officer informed members that an
additional condition is recommended
to secure the delivery of the mezzanine floor space prior to the
occupation of the gym. Furthermore, an
additional Head of Term is recommended to be incorporated into the
deed of variation to the Section 106 agreement. The Head of Term would update a separate
requirement under the original Section 106 agreement for the
developer to implement a scheme to mitigate the impacts of the
residential development on the Haywards Adventure
Playground. The updated obligation
would secure a minimum payment of £315,000 for the Council to
implement a scheme of mitigation. Details of the wording to be
delegated to officers.
The planning officer advised the meeting that
planning permission was granted in August 2016 for a mixed use
redevelopment on the site which is located within the Vale
Royal/Brewery Road Locally Significant Industrial Site
Members were advised that the introduction of gym
use within the LSIS would conflict with policy DM5.3(d) and
accordingly would represent a departure from the Development
Plan. However, in this case it should
be noted that the site has been the subject of a mixed use
redevelopment which represented a departure from the Development
Plan and which included a substantial quantum of non-business
floorspace including 252 residential units. The site is also distinguished from the remainder
of the LSIS on the basis that the flexible B1 use floorspace is
suitable for office (B1a) and research and development (B1b), uses
as well as the B1(c) use which policy DM5.3 seeks to
protect. It was acknowledged that the
planning service is now taking a more stringent approach in
relation to sites coming forward for redevelopment in the
LSIS. However, in this case regard
should be had to the fallback position (2016 planning permission
for residential led mixed use development) which offers the
potential for unfettered office floorspace within the B1
units. Members were advised that the
proposed gym use was considered acceptable having regard to the
location and characteristics of the site, including its mix of
uses, which now represents a clear distinction from the remainder
of the LSIS.
· The Planning Officer advised committee that if members were minded to grant planning ... view the full minutes text for item 145.
Two storey roof extension to
the existing building to create additional office space(B1a Use
Class) along with associated refurbishment and external
alterations. (Planning application number: P2018/3191/FUL)
The Chair reminded members that at the last meeting
in November 2019 item was deferred to enable both council officers
and TFL representatives consider a revised delivery and servicing
arrangements, however this had not been possible as TFL had not
changed their view, insisting that no loading will be allowed from
The Planning Officer informed the meeting that since
agenda was published a further 4
representations were received from objectors. In addition, the
Planning Officer informed members that although conditions 2 and 5
with regards to the approved plans and
cycle storage as published in the report needs to be amended to
read 1649 instead of 1648, however noting that the correct details
were published on the council website.
The Planning Officer
informed the meeting that following the site visit by LBI Planning
officers, LBI Highways officer and LBI Public Realm Engineer to
observe existing operations and discuss potential alternative
options for deliveries and servicing, the proposed arrangements
will now be by creating a loading bay on street on Fairbridge Road
with deliveries being directed through the Holloway Road
entrance. Refuse and Recycling collections will continue to be from the
The Planning Officer
advised that the proposed arrangement is to be secured through
planning obligations within a section 106 legal agreement and that
the existing single parking bay on Fairbridge Road, close to the
junction with Holloway Road, will be re-designated into a dedicated
loading bay whilst parking bays will be created replacing the
double yellow line area on Fairbridge Road directly in front of the
Members were advised that limiting the deliveries
through the Holloway Road entrance and restricting refuse and
recycling to one day a week will be
secured through a final Delivery and Servicing Plan in condition
Objectors acknowledged the efforts of the committee
in addressing their concerns with the servicing and delivery
arrangements. Objectors raised some issues with condition 9,
requesting that construction activities should be from Holloway
Road. There was also concern about the size of articulated vehicles
involved in the construction works and its impact on the amenity of
residents. However in general the
objectors were now more supportive of the proposed dedicated
loading bay closer to Holloway Road and that deliveries would be
directed through Holloway Road entrance of the building.
In response to objector’s preference for all
construction works to be from Holloway Road instead of Fairbridge
Road, the applicant indicated that this was not possible as TFL had
objected to any works being carried out
on Holloway Road, however on completion of the works, servicing and
deliveries will commence via Holloway Road.
· On the resident’s concerns about vehicle idling especially during the construction period and its impact on the air quality within the neighbourhood, the meeting was informed that this would ... view the full minutes text for item 146.