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Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

176.

Introductions

Minutes:

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

177.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Mackmurdie.

178.

Declarations of Substitute Members

Minutes:

There were no declarations of substitute members.

179.

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.

180.

Order of Business pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

The order of business would be B2, B3 and B1.

181.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2020 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

182.

10-18 Regents Wharf All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL pdf icon PDF 18 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Redevelopment of the site at 10 - 18 All Saints Street including the refurbishment and extension of 10-12 All Saints Street (including part roof extension and installation of rooftop plant and enclosure) to provide additional Class B1 business floor space with ancillary flexible Class A1/A3 (retail/restaurant) and flexible Class A1/B1/D1 (retail/office/non-residential institutions); demolition of 14, 16 and 18 All Saints Street and erection of a part 5 (ground plus 4) and part 6 (ground plus 5) storey building with basement and rooftop plant and enclosures providing Class B1 office floor space and flexible Class A1/A3/B1/D1/D2 (retail/restaurant & cafe/business/non-residential institutions/assembly & leisure) floor space at ground floor; and associated hard and soft landscaping.

(Planning application number: P2019/3481/FUL)

 

In the discussion the following points were made:

·         The Planning Officer advised Members that the revised application seeks to address issues raised when it was previously refused (Ref. P2016/4805/FUL) by members and the subsequent appeal which was dismissed (Ref. APP/V5570/W/18/3203871) following a Public Inquiry that was held on 4-7 and 18-19 June 2019.

·         Meeting was advised that the previous proposal was refused, in summary, on the grounds of its impact on residential amenity with the notable loss of day and sunlight on neighbouring properties and the impact of the scheme on the heritage assets and townscape.

 

·         Members were informed that the subsequent appeal was not refused on grounds of its impact on living conditions due to a reduction of daylight to windows, rather the appeal was dismissed due to impact on the heritage assets/townscape and in particular impacts to the conservation area concerns especially to the Regents Canal West Conservation.  The officers highlighted that it was very complicated and all aspects of the appeal scheme have been taken into account including impact to locally listed buildings and that the current scheme differs to the appeal scheme (and that there are material changes that improve upon the appeal scheme and others that differentiate it from the appeal scheme).

·         Members were reminded that the site has a PTAL rating of 6b (the highest rating), primarily due to its proximity to Kings Cross Saint Pancras railway and underground station and is designated within an Employment Growth Area (General).

 

·         With regards to the current scheme, the planning officer acknowledged that efforts had been made across the scheme in general to reduce the height and bulk of the proposals, especially with the applicants having improved the bulk and mass appearing behind the locally listed buildings along the canal. Impacts to sunlight daylight have been significantly approved compared to the appeal scheme (noting that impacts were considered acceptable by the Inspector).

·         The Planning Officer highlighted some key changes to the locally listed buildings, for example with Nos 10 – 12 Regents Wharf: Silo Buildings (10c), The Mill (10b) and the Packing House (10a), listed in paragraph 4.5 of the report some of which are -


-The removal of the large rectilinear dormer windows proposed to are no longer proposed;

-The removal of previously proposed brick “upward” extension to
  Building 12, and replacement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 182.

183.

Block G and Block S Whittington Hospital Campus, Dartmouth Park Hill, London, Archway, N19 5HH pdf icon PDF 19 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing buildings and erection of a new 78no. bedroom mental health inpatient facility with associated landscaping and cycle parking.

(Planning application number: P2020/0687/FUL ).

The Chair informed the meeting that both items B2 and B3 will be considered together however recommendations of the different applications will be voted on separately.

 

In the discussion the following points were made:

·         The Planning Officer informed the meeting that the site is located within the existing Whittington Hospital campus and bound by Dartmouth Park Hill to the west, Holbrook Close to the north and the wider Whittington Hospital campus to the south and east. Highgate Conservation Area was located to the west and the listed Jenner Building was located immediately to the south.

·         Members were provided with two updates since the agenda was published. With regards to Appendix 2 of Item B3 (Page 306), that the existing plans and demolition plans should be added into Condition 2. Also meeting was informed that paragraph 9.99 should be amended to read 5No wheelchair accessible parking bays. 

·         With regard to land use consideration, Members were advised that the application proposes a social infrastructure use in the form of a 78 bed mental health inpatient facility which was consistent with London Plan and Islington’s Local Plan policies.

 

·         The Planning Officer acknowledged the demolition of the Whittington Education Centre which is curtilage listed, being within the curtilage of the listed Jenner Building and that this had been taken into consideration during the assessment of the proposal.

 

·         The Planning Officer informed members that the proposed height, bulk and massing are considered appropriate for the site and that the scheme successfully addresses the significant change of levels across the site.

·         The Planning Officer explained that the building covered a large footprint but had been set in from the sides to protect the existing green edge to the north and to leave sufficient space for a new landscaping along the street frontage. The application was also accompanied by a well-developed landscape strategy improving the public realm, routes through the site, semi-public areas & creating small gardens and terraces for staff & residents.

·         The Council’s Design & Conservation Officer commended the scheme’s design and explained how the proposed building had been designed to be sympathetic to the surroundings and sensitive to surrounding heritage assets. Members were advised that the design of the scheme was conscious and respectful of its sensitive heritage setting which has been ably addressed in the height and massing arrangement on the site, the building’s configuration including the echo of the Jenner’s E shaped footprint and form, and the use and selection of appropriately traditional materials.

 

·         Members were advised that although the loss of the WEC building would have some impact on the setting of the Jenner building, given the extent of the many alterations and extensions, the legibility of the historic relationship between the WEC and the Jenner building has been substantially compromised and thus its loss was not considered to result in a significant harm to the setting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 183.

184.

Block G and Block S Whittington Hospital Campus, Dartmouth Park Hill, London, Archway, N19 5HH pdf icon PDF 18 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing buildings and erection of a new 78no. bedroom mental health inpatient facility with associated landscaping and cycle parking

(Planning application number: P2020/0761/LBC)

The Chair informed the meeting that both items B2 and B3 will be considered together however recommendations of the different applications will be voted on separately.

 

In the discussion the following points were made:

·         The Planning Officer informed the meeting that the site is located within the existing Whittington Hospital campus and bound by Dartmouth Park Hill to the west, Holbrook Close to the north and the wider Whittington Hospital campus to the south and east. Highgate Conservation Area was located to the west and the listed Jenner Building was located immediately to the south.

·         Members were provided with two updates since the agenda was published. With regards to Appendix 2 of Item B3 (Page 306), that the existing plans and demolition plans should be added into Condition 2. Also meeting was informed that paragraph 9.99 should be amended to read 5No wheelchair accessible parking bays. 

·         With regard to land use consideration, Members were advised that the application proposes a social infrastructure use in the form of a 78 bed mental health inpatient facility which was consistent with London Plan and Islington’s Local Plan policies.

 

·         The Planning Officer acknowledged the demolition of the Whittington Education Centre which is curtilage listed, being within the curtilage of the listed Jenner Building and that this had been taken into consideration during the assessment of the proposal.

 

·         The Planning Officer informed members that the proposed height, bulk and massing are considered appropriate for the site and that the scheme successfully addresses the significant change of levels across the site.

·         The Planning Officer explained that the building covered a large footprint but had been set in from the sides to protect the existing green edge to the north and to leave sufficient space for a new landscaping along the street frontage. The application was also accompanied by a well-developed landscape strategy improving the public realm, routes through the site, semi-public areas & creating small gardens and terraces for staff & residents.

·         The Council’s Design & Conservation Officer commended the scheme’s design and explained how the proposed building had been designed to be sympathetic to the surroundings and sensitive to surrounding heritage assets. Members were advised that the design of the scheme was conscious and respectful of its sensitive heritage setting which has been ably addressed in the height and massing arrangement on the site, the building’s configuration including the echo of the Jenner’s E shaped footprint and form, and the use and selection of appropriately traditional materials.

 

·         Members were advised that although the loss of the WEC building would have some impact on the setting of the Jenner building, given the extent of the many alterations and extensions, the legibility of the historic relationship between the WEC and the Jenner building has been substantially compromised and thus its loss was not considered to result in a significant harm to the setting of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 184.