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Agenda item

469 Hornsey Road, Islington, London, N19 3QL


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 subject to the conditions (as amended) and informatives set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report 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

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