Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ

Contact: J. Natynczyk 020 8359 5129 Email: jan.natynczyk@barnet.gov.uk and Sheri Odoffin 020 8359 3104 Email: sheri.odoffin@barnet.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

Chairman's Introduction

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting, explained the arrangements for speaking, pointed out that the meeting was being filmed and changed the running order, as reflected in these minutes.

1.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 61 KB

2.

Absence of Members

3.

Declarations of Members' disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests

    Minutes:

    Councillor

    Item

    Interest

    Melvin Cohen

    Hasmonean

    Non-pecuniary interest as former pupil of the school

    Mark Shooter

    Hasmonean

    Non-pecuniary interest as former pupil of the school and brother a Governor at the school

    Eva Greenspan

    Hasmonean

    Non-pecuniary interest as former Governor of the school – 20 years ago

    Claire Farrier

    12-18 High Street

    Non-pecuniary interest as speakers are known to her

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

5.

Addendum (if applicable) pdf icon PDF 173 KB

6.

Hasmonean pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report and addendum and noted that there had been one further letter of objection, post addendum.

     

    Representations were heard from John Gillett, Anushka Levey, Councillor Duschinsky  and the Applicant’s agent.

     

    A vote was taken on the Officer’s recommendation to REFUSE the application for the reasons detailed in the report:

     

    For (refusal)

    5

    Against (refusal)

    6

    Abstained

    0

     

    It was moved by Councillor Cohen and seconded by Councillor Greenspan that the application be APPROVED for the following reasons:

     

    RECOMMENDATION 1: The application being one of strategic importance to London and also due to its location within the Metropolitan Green Belt must be referred to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State.  As such any resolution by the committee will be subject to no direction to call in the application being received from the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State.

     

    Recommendation 2: Prior to submission to the mayor and Secretary of State the conditions, S106 Heads of Terms and any informative attached to the planning permission be agreed by the Head of Strategic Planning in consultation with the chairman.

     

    Recommendation 3: That subject to Recommendations 1 and 2, the Head of Strategic Planning approve the final planning application reference 16/6662/FUL under delegated powers.

     

    Reasons for Approval

    1. Members are of the view that if the playing fields did not actually form part of the application site the impact on loss of publicly accessible open space would be lessened.  This could be covered by an informative.

     

    1. Members are of the view that contrary to officer opinion there are indeed very special circumstances here to warrant exception to green belt policy.

     

    (a)  Operationally there is a need for the two schools to be conjoined the application is for one school.

     

    (b)  The applicants have made significant efforts to find other sites to accommodate both schools together over some 20 years without success.

     

    1. The London Plan allows in Policy 7.18 that applicants can be required to improve the quality of a nearby area of open space at its own expense. Given the special circumstance of this proposal. LBB can require a significant monetary contribution to improve the quality of existing nearby open space.

     

    1. London Plan allows in Policy 7.19 that applicants make appropriate compensation for the loss of biodiversity elsewhere in the Borough.

     

    1. In relation to the trees taken out currently protected by a TPO members are of the view that the applicant can provide additional tree planting of suitably mature species on the application site.

     

    For (approval)

    7

    Against (approval)

    3

    Abstained

    1

     

    RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED for the reasons detailed above.

     

There was a 5 minute comfort break at 8.25pm, with the meeting reconvening at 8.30pm

7.

National Institute for Medical Research pdf icon PDF 6 MB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report and the addendum to the report.

     

    Representations were heard from Gavin Waxkirsh, Karen Hatchett and Councillor John Hart.

     

    The Committee voted on the Officer’s recommendations to approve the report:

     

    For (approval)

    1

    Against (approval)

    8

    Abstained

    2

     

    It was moved by Councillor Sowerby and seconded by Councillor Braun that the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:

     

    1)      The proposed development, by reason of its appearance, specifically the modern residential design and use of flats roofs, is out of character with the Mill Hill Conservation Area and has a negative impact when viewed from the Green Belt land to the north, contrary to policies 7.8 and 7.16 of the London Plan (2016), policies CS5 and CS7 of the Local Plan Core Strategy DPD (adopted September 2012)  and policies DM01, DM06 and DM15 of the Development Management Policies DPD (adopted September 2012).

     

    2)      The proposal will result in the loss of trees of special amenity value with associated loss of nature conservation value, contrary to policies 7.19 and 7.21 of the London Plan (2016), policies CS5 and CS7 of the Local Plan Core Strategy DPD (adopted September 2012) and policies DM01 and DM16 of the Development Management Policies DPD (adopted September 2012).

    Councillor Tierney moved an amendment to Councillor Sowerby’s motion to add lack of affordable housing to the reasons for refusal:

     

    For (adding affordable housing to the list of reasons for refusal)

    5

    Against (adding affordable housing to the list of reasons for refusal)

    6

    Abstained

    0

     

    Councillor Tierney’s amendment was lost.

     

    The Committee proceeded to vote on Councillors Sowerby’s motion to refuse the application for the reasons detailed above:

     

    For (refusal)

    6

    Against (refusal)

    5

    Abstained

    0

     

    RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the reasons detailed in Councillor Sowerby’s motion.

     

8.

Referral from the Finchley and Golders Green Area Planning Committee 12-18 High Road pdf icon PDF 236 KB

9.

Phasing Committee Report 16-7489 pdf icon PDF 487 KB

10.

2.4 and 2.5 Decoupling pdf icon PDF 398 KB

11.

Tempelhof Bridge RMA pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report and received a representation from Gina Emmanuel.

     

    The Committee proceeded to vote on the application as follows:

     

    For (approval)

    6

    Against (approval)

    4

    Abstained

    1

     

    RESOLVED that the application be approved subject to the conditions and informatives detailed in the report and the changes set out in the addendum.

12.

Any item(s) that the Chairman decides are urgent