Decision details

Whalebones Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BZ

Decision status: Refused

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Chairman advised the Committee that the application had been fully considered at the previous meeting.  He advised the Committee the only discussion that would take place would be on the proposed reasons for refusal as set out in the agenda. 

 

The Committee noted that Councillor Bokaei would not be able to vote on this item as she had not been present for the discussion on this item at the previous meeting.

 

The Chairman proposed an amendment to the proposed reason for refusal as set out below (additions highlighted in bold):

 

“1. The proposed development by virtue of its siting and layout would result in the loss of open green land which forms an important part of this part of the Wood Street Conservation Area. This loss is considered to be adversely harmful and does not preserve or enhance the special character or appearance of the designated heritage asset and is harmful to the visual amenity of the neighbouring residents, contrary to the NPPF, London Plan Policy 7.8, Policies CS5, CS7, Policies DM01, DM06 and DM15 of Barnet Local Plan Core Strategy (2012); Development Management Policies (2012) and the Wood Street Conservation Area Character Appraisal Statement (2007).”

 

The Chairman moved to VOTE on the proposed reasons for refusal as set out in the report and as amended above.  The vote was recorded as follows:

 

For

5

Against

5

Abstention

1

Not Voting

1

 

The Chairman exercised his right to use his casting vote in favour of the proposed reasons for refusal. 

 

RESOLVED that the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.     The proposed development by virtue of its siting and layout would result in the loss of open green land which forms an important part of this part of the Wood Street Conservation Area. This loss is considered to be adversely harmful and does not preserve or enhance the special character or appearance of the designated heritage asset and is harmful to the visual amenity of the neighbouring residents, contrary to the NPPF, London Plan Policy 7.8, Policies CS5, CS7, Policies DM01, DM06 and DM15 of Barnet Local Plan Core Strategy (2012); Development Management Policies (2012) and the Wood Street Conservation Area Character Appraisal Statement (2007).

 

2.     In the absence of a Section 106 Agreement, the application does not include a formal undertaking to secure the planning obligations which are necessary to make the application acceptable. The application is therefore contrary to the NPPF; London Plan Policies 3.12, 3.13, 5.2, 6.3, 8.2, Policies DM04, DM10, DM15 and DM17, Policies CS4, CS7,CS9, CS13, CS15 of Barnet Local Plan Development Management (2012) and Core Strategy (2012); the Barnet Planning Obligations (adopted April 2013); Affordable Housing (adopted February 2007 and August 2010) Supplementary Planning Document; the Barnet Supplementary Planning Document on Delivering Skills, Employment and Enterprise Training (SEET) (adopted October 2014); and the Mayor’s Supplementary Planning Guidance on Affordable Housing and Viability (2017).

 

Publication date: 12/11/2020

Date of decision: 02/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 02/11/2020 - Strategic Planning Committee

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