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


Apologies for Absence

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 Apologies were received from Councillor Klute


Declarations of Substitute Members

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There were no declarations of substitute members


Declarations of Interest

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There were no declarations of interest.


Order of Business pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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The order of business would be B2 & B1.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 245 KB

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That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 March 2023 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


Membership, Terms of Reference and Dates of Meetings pdf icon PDF 189 KB

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a)    That the Sub-Committees be confirmed as five member Sub-Committees and that the terms of reference be noted.


b)    That the allocation of seats was determined in accordance with the advice in the report.


c)    That Councillors North, Clarke, Convery, Clarke, McHugh and Hamdache be appointed as members of Planning Sub-Committee A for the current municipal year or until their successors are appointed.


d)    That Councillors Poyser, Hayes, Jackson, Klute and Ogunro be appointed as members of Planning Sub-Committee B for the current municipal year or until their successors are appointed.


e)    That it be noted that Councillor North had been appointed Chair of Planning Sub-Committee A and Councillor Poyser had been appointed Chair of Planning Sub-Committee B for the municipal year or until their successors are appointed.


f)     That it be noted that any member who was a member or substitute member of the Planning Committee could substitute at any meetings of either Sub-Committee if they had not been appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee.



45 Hornsey Road & 252 Holloway Road ( and land in between) Islington N7 London pdf icon PDF 6 MB

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Demolition of the existing temporary buildings and structures and erection of a 12-storey building to provide flexible Class E floorspace at ground floor level and 281 student bedrooms and internal and external resident amenity spaces on upper levels, together with refurbishment of the railway arches and the existing 3-storey building fronting onto Holloway Road to provide Class E(g)(iii)/E(a)&(b) and flexible Class E floorspace, a new pedestrian route, landscaping and public realm improvements, disabled car parking, cycle parking and other associated works

(Planning application number: P2022/1943/FUL)


In the discussion the following points were made:

·       Meeting was advised of a number of updates, that at paragraph 6.11 on page 22 of the report, the floorspace of No.252 Holloway Road should state 57sqm; also at paragraph 10.15 on page 42, the total proposed Class E floorspace equates to 1,675sqm.

·       Other updates include an additional planning obligation in paragraph 10.264 of the report and Appendix 1) requiring “the pedestrian route to be kept open at all times unless otherwise agreed with the Local Planning Authority in consultation with statutory undertakers or security services” has been included.  Also planning obligation at paragraph 10.264, the wheelchair accessible parking contribution is £62k rather than £64k; that with regards to condition 14 (Appendix 1 – Recommendation B): the 5No. Railway arches reserved for retail / restaurant use is expanded to include Use Class E(c) as well as Class E(a) and (b) and finally condition 44 in the report (Appendix 1 – Recommendation B) should refer to a UGF on site of 0.35, rather than 0.3.

·       In addition to the above, meeting was advised that officers are of the view that in line with other student accommodation within the vicinity, a condition be proposed to ensure that it is restricted for that purpose only.

·       Meeting was advised that the assessment of proposed development includes its acceptability in land use terms; its design and heritage impacts; its impact on neighbouring amenity; highways and transportation impacts, including delivery and servicing arrangements and energy and sustainability of the scheme.

·       The Planning Officer advised that in land use terms, the scheme is acceptable, that  site is allocated for student accommodation (NH10); that the provision of Class E floorspace, including light industrial floorspace is in accordance with Site Allocation NH10 and the NPPF was acceptable; that the new town centre uses in the railway arches to provide active uses along the new pedestrian route is supported; that a total of 5No. railway arches governed by a Lettings & Management Strategy will ensure increased social value; that an enhanced public realm and a new route through the site is in accordance with Site Allocation NH10.

·       On the issue of design and heritage impacts , the Planning Officer noted that the proposed design has been commended by the Design Review Panel and is supported by the Council’s Design & Conservation Team; that it is of high quality design and the materials used will be secured through conditions 3 (materials), conditions 5 (external pipework), condition 23 (obscured  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.


Lindsey Mews Playground, Lindsey Mews, London N1 3EG pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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The construction of 13 new dwelling units comprising 2 x 1B2P units, 3 x 2B3P units, 2 x 2B4P units, 3 x 3B4P units, 2 x 3B5P units and 1 x 3B6P units with associated amenity space, provided in three new residential blocks ranging from 1 to 4 storeys in height, along with provision of bicycle storage and refuse and recycling facilities, improvements to access, landscape, and public realm, and the demolition of external storage facilities.

(Planning application number: P2022/4295/FU )


In the discussion the following points were made:

·       Planning Officer advised that one representation was received since agenda was published however no further issues had been raised that the report had not covered.

·       Site comprises of two adjacent plots, the larger plot located within the grounds of the Lindsey Mews Estate and the smaller plot sits between 142 and 128 Elmore Street. The Estate comprises 18 parking spaces and shared amenity spaces consisting of a grassed area and paved open spaces, alongside storage facilities.

·       Site has no listed buildings, not within a conservation area although site is bound by the East Canonbury Conservation Area.

·       Meeting was advised that proposal is a council owned application by the New Build Team, that issues taken into consideration include land use, its design & Conservation; landscaping, the quality of accommodation, impact on neighbouring amenity; transport and highways and energy & sustainability

·       With regards to land use policy meeting was advised that the scheme will result in a 62% provision of affordable housing, that the housing size mix is broadly in line with the priorities set out in local policy

·       Members were advised that the scheme will result in loss of estate open spaces, that there will be a decrease in hardscaping and an increase in soft landscaping and an increase in building footprint

·       In terms of landscaping of the scheme, the Planning Officer stated that there will be a provision of 96sqm playable features and a play space of 27sqm, a total of 123sqm play provision which is to be welcomed. It was also noted that 2 Category C trees and 1 Category U tree is to be removed, however 10 new trees are to be planted.

·       In terms of inclusive design, meeting was advised that two units in Building C do not meet M(2) accessibility requirements, however this is considered acceptable on balance when weighed against benefits of providing two additional family sized units.

·       With regards to the impact of the scheme on neighbouring amenity ,the planning officer advised that the scheme is sufficiently set away from neighbouring residential properties so no overlooking and privacy concerns and that subject to conditions requiring overlooking mitigation on key elevations.

·       Noise mitigation measures have been considered acceptable subject to conditions, that in terms of daylight VSC,10 windows see reductions beyond BRE and NSL, 11 rooms see reductions beyond BRE.

·       Meeting was advised that adequate provision for cycle parking has been provided on site for occupiers.

·       In terms of energy and sustainability, the proposal will result in a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.