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Blocks C,D,E, N and P, Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5DY


Hybrid planning application for: 1. Outline application (detailed design reserved) for the demolition of the existing Block P and replacement building, new servicing core between Blocks C and D and single storey extension to the existing energy centre. 2. Full planning application for replacement single storey extension at Block E, single storey extensions to main entrance at Block N and new three storey infill extension adjacent to Block C and D to provide upgraded clinical services along with associated landscape improvements and infrastructure.


(Planning application number: P2022/2614/FUL)


In the discussion the following points were made:

·       A member asked whether the use of air source heat pumps had been conditioned. The planning officer advised that there was no specific condition but they were included in the Energy Strategy.

·       The number of parking spaces included in the scheme and whether they were all necessary was discussed. The planning officer advised that discussions had taken place with the applicant and the scheme would reduce the number of spaces in place currently. Accessible spaces were required and there would be eight of these. In addition, there would be three midwife bays and two dedicated patient bays as well as an £8,000 accessible transport contribution.

·       In response to a member’s question about the provision of electric charging bays, the planning officer advised that this was a constrained site but there were already electric charging bays on the north side of the maternity ward.

·       In response to a member’s question about cycle bays, the planning officer advised that the approximate 45 existing cycle bays would be removed and re-provided and in addition there would be 10 short term cycle spaces.

·       A member raised concern that a masterplan for the whole site had not been provided and piecemeal applications were being submitted. The planning officer stated that there was a long-term plan for possible future developments to the north east of the site but this could not form part of this application. The hospital had to compete for funding so had to submit smaller schemes. Planning officers were satisfied that the applicant had provided as much detail as possible. The applicant confirmed that smaller schemes had to be submitted as and when funding was received.

·       In response to a request from a member that the installation of rain gardens be considered, the applicant stated that they would consider this as part of the landscaping being undertaken.

·       A member commented that the proposed extensions were sympathetic in design.


Councillor Klute proposed a motion to amend Condition 4 to require solid bricks to be used. This was seconded by Councillor Clarke and carried.




That following consideration of the case officer’s report (the assessment and recommendations therein), the presentation to Committee, and submitted representations, planning permission be granted subject to the conditions and informatives set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report with the amendment to Condition 4 as outlined above 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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