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The order of business would be as per the agenda.
a) That the Sub-Committees be confirmed as five member Sub-Committees and the Terms of Reference be noted.
b) That it be noted that the allocation of seats was determined in accordance with the advice in the report.
c) That Councillors Picknell, Poyser, Convery, Clarke and Ismail be appointed as members of Planning Sub-Committee A for the current municipal year or until their successors are appointed.
d) That Councillors Kay, Khondoker, Woolf, Klute and Chowdhury 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 Picknell had been appointed Chair of Planning Sub-Committee A and Councillor Kay had been appointed Chair of Planning Sub-Committee B for the current municipal year or until their successors are appointed.
f) That Councillor Poyser be appointed as Vice-Chair of Planning Sub-Committee A and Councillor Khondoker be appointed as Vice-Chair of Planning Sub-Committee B for the current municipal year or until their successors are appointed.
g) 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.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 July be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.
Demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of a part 3 to part 5 storey building plus double basement to provide for a total of 8,268sqm (GIA) of self-storage floorspace (Use Class B8) and 687sqm (GIA) of flexible office floorspace (Use Class B1a) along with associated access arrangements, car and cycle parking, servicing and plant area, refuse storage and ancillary works.
(Planning application number: P2019/3410/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
Application site is a corner plot located to the
east side of York Way and the north side of Vale Royal which has a variety of buildings with
different occupiers. The site is designated within the Vale Royal
and Brewery Road Industrial site (LSIS) and is not within or
adjacent to conservation area or heritage assets.
Members were advised that
during the course of the application the scheme had been revised by
reducing the height, bulk, scale and massing of the building to
address concerns raised by representations about the design and
impact on neighbouring amenity.
The proposal has been
assessed taking into consideration its planning history,
land use, design and the impact of neighbouring amenity, transport
An application for both the site and neighbouring 22
-23 Tileyard was refused and dismissed
at appeal where two reasons for refusal were
upheld. The first on grounds of its height, scale and design
as the building was considered to be
overbearing and its failure to respect and positively
respond to the neighbouring existing buildings and the street
scape. The second reason for refusal was the impact of the scheme
on neighbouring amenity as it was
considered to have an undue negative impact in terms of its
reduction of daylight.
In land use terms, the proposed industrial led B8
(self-storage) development is supported given the site’s
location within the Vale Royal/Brewery Road Locally Significant
Industrial Site (‘LSIS’).
The proposed B1(a) (office) floorspace would total only 7.7% of the
development’s GIA, ensuring that the site is predominantly in
industrial use, in accordance with all the pertinent land use
policies with the London Plan and Islington Development
· The Planning Officer noted that although there is some adverse impact in terms of reduction of daylight to neighbouring properties this was at the lower end of the scale and that the provision of additional industrial floor space within the LSIS, improvement to the public realm and improved energy sustainability measures and planning obligations secured though s106 legal agreement outweigh concerns about the scheme.
Since the scheme has been
revised, Members were informed that no further concerns had
been raised about the neighbouring amenity in terms of overlooking
or loss of outlook, nor has the scheme any significant impact on
traffic and parking. In addition members
were advised that delivery and servicing will be able to take place
safely within a dedicated on-site service yard and the level of
cycle storage is considered by officers as sufficient for this type
of B8 use.
· In response to a question ... view the full minutes text for item 202.