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That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2015 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.
Installation of proposed plant equipment (2 no. air conditioning units) above existing flat roof at second floor level (first floor roof) including associated screening and other works
(Planning application number: P2018/1799/FUL)
The Chair informed the meeting that item had been formally withdrawn by the applicants.
Demolition of existing two storey building and
erection of 4 storey building plus set back roof addition and part
basement to provide office 226sqm (B1 use) at ground and part
basement floor and 7 self-contained resident units (6 x 2 beds
& 1 x 3 bed) over second to fourth floor levels plus cycle
parking and associated refuse, removal of existing cross over and
on street servicing and associated alterations.
(Planning application number: P2016/4928/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
The Planning Officer advised that since the last
meeting on 30 October, there are no additional updates. Meeting was
informed that item was deferred as neither the applicant or agent
were in attendance to address the objector’s concern or
questions from members.
The Planning Officer highlighted a number of
typographical errors in the report, that drawing 005 Rev C in
condition 10 to be amended to read 005 Rev F. With regards to
condition 11, drawing 008 Rev Q be amended to read 008 Rev N and
Condition 12, Rev 000 M should be amended to read 000 Rev N and
drawing no 0001 Rev 0 should read 0001 Rev Q. In addition meeting
was advised that condition 11 will need to be amended so as to be
more clear and specify opaque glass
In response to a question on whether any assurance
had been received from British rail on the impact of the frequency
of freight trains on the resident’s amenity, the planning
officer advised that conditions 15 and 16 have been included to
mitigate the noise pollution.
Objector informed the meeting that although he had
concerns about the overdevelopment of the site and loss of privacy
remains, if the Committee was minded to grant planning permission,
the privacy screen should be conditioned.
In response to privacy concerns, the agent informed
the meeting that he had discussed with the objector the option of
erecting a planter screen running adjacent to the objector’s
flat which could be conditioned.
On the noise pollution concerns as a result of the
train frequency, the meeting was informed that condition 15 which
will limit travel times between 11.00pm and 7.00am has been
recommended to address this issue.
Members were advised that no objections had been
received from the design and conservation officer and that the
legal agreement had been finalised with the applicant.
Members noted that the amendments proposed to the
scheme, the amenity of the resident’s will be sufficiently
protected and agreed that the wording of condition 11 relating to
the specific details of the screening be delegated to the Planning
Officers in agreement with the Chair.
· Councillor Graham proposed a motion to grant planning permission subject to amending condition, which relates to the screening to protect the privacy of the neighbouring resident. This was seconded by Councillor Nathan and carried.
That following consideration of the case officer’s report (the assessment and recommendations therein), the presentation to Committee, submitted representations and objections provided verbally at this meeting, planning permission be granted ... view the full minutes text for item 44.
Demolition of single-storey workshop. Construction of 5 storey plus basement building with B1 accommodation (253 sq metres) at basement and ground floor level and residential use above (5 x 2-bed flats, 1 x 3-bed flat, 1 x 1-bed flat) and associated bin and bicycle storage and associated alterations
(Planning application number: P2017/4485/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
The Planning Officer reminded members that at the last meeting on
30th October, the application was refused planning
permission as Committee had concerns about the overall excessive
detailed design, height, prominent staircase feature and the
adverse impact on the adjoining Grade II listed building, the
single aspect nature of 3 flats within the 1st,
2nd and 3rd floors of the proposed
development and concerns over the accessibility credential and
concern of the proposal achieving category 3 accessible housing
The Planning Officer informed Members that item is before Committee
for clarification on the material fallback position for the existing redevelopment of
the site and to highlight similarities and differences between the
material fallback scheme and the
current scheme. The Planning Officer recommended that the only sole
reason for refusal especially in light of Member’s concerns
is the overall excessive design, scale, massing, height and
unsympathetic materials of the proposal and its adverse visual
impact on the adjoining Grade II Listed buildings.
Members agreed that the reason as stated in paragraph 8 of the
report be noted as the reason for refusal and should read -
The proposed development, by reason of its excessive
detailed design, scale,bulk, height and massing and
use of unsympathetic materials, would form a dominant and
discordant feature in the streetscene
and causing visual harm to the setting of the adjacent Grade II
building. The proposed development is therefore considered to be
contrary to CS policies 8 & 9, DM policies 2.1, 2.3,
Islington’s Urban Design Guidance 2017, London Plan Policies
3.5, 7.4 & 7.6 and the Updated NPPF 2018.
· Councillor Convery proposed a motion to refuse planning permission and agree the reason stated above. This was seconded by Councillor Graham and carried.
That following consideration of the case officer’s report (the assessment and recommendations therein), the presentation to Committee, submitted representations and objections provided verbally at this meeting, that planning permission be refused for the reason set out above.