46-52 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9HF
Change of use to flexible Class B1(a) (offices) and Class D1 (University) floorspace. Inclusion of incubator start up space at ground floor level and retention of B1 (office space at ground floor plus the erection of cycle storage stands.
(Planning application number: P2017/3100/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
The Planning Officer highlighted a number of changes that will be reflected in the Head of Terms, that the applicant had agreed to offer start-up spaces at 50% below comparable market prices for the duration of the lease and any extension / alteration to that lease; that the personal permission (Condition 4) related to Yannick Naud and that annual reporting would be undertaken (s106) regarding the incubator / start up use would be submitted.
The Planning Officer advised that the loss of 1200sq metres floor
space especially in an Employment Growth Area was contrary to
Islington Policies, however the siting of the university would
provide employment opportunities as it is to be occupied by 28
members of staff and 150 students and the third floor was proposed
to offer office space to serve as the administrative area for the
In response to a question regarding the loss of business floor
space the Planning Officer advised that the flexibility of the
scheme (in seeking to advance a mix of complimentary uses) would
involve a scheme which complies with other relevant planning
considerations, in particular relating to the use being an
employment use and supported by other policies within the London
Plan that supports higher education due to the wider support it
provides to the local and London economy.
Members were advised that there will be no external alterations to
the building except in the case of cycle stands and landscaping
which would be conditioned. In addition the Planning Officer
acknowledged that the change of use was unlikely to have any
adverse impact in terms of deliveries and servicing over and above
that of the existing office use.
In response to a question about community engagement, Members were
advised that the applicant had committed to continue working with
existing programmes, provide scholarships and offer maths, French
and mentoring tuition classes. Members reinforced the importance
for the required Engagement strategy to be submitted by the
applicant to increase the hours of tuition provided by the
university over time (as set out in the Heads of Terms).
With respect to the offer of incubator spaces by the applicant,
Members requested that an obligation to set out mechanisms to
promote and support local businesses taking up space and services
offered within the incubator / start up spaces.
That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 and an additional condition regarding the incubator spaces for local business and subject to the prior completion of a Deed of Planning Obligation made under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing the heads of terms as set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report.
- Pentonville Road final, item 80. PDF 4 MB
- Map P2017-3100-FUL 46 - 52 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9HF, item 80. PDF 97 KB