Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Virtual Meeting

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 117 KB

    Minutes:

    At 7pm the attending Governance Officer formally opened the meeting in the absence of the Chairman who had experienced connectivity issue.

     

     

    Before the Committee considered the minutes Councillor Stephen Sowerby volunteered to act as representative in the event that there in an appeal in relation to an item in the Chipping Barnet constituency.  

     

    Resolved:

    That the minutes of the meeting held on 2 September 2020, be agreed as a correct record

2.

Absence of Members

    Minutes:

    The Chairman noted that all Members were present.   He said that very sadly Councillor Brian Gordon had recently passed away.   Councillor Ryde paid tribute to Councillor Gordon on behalf of the Committee and stated that he was a valued Member of the Committee and he would be greatly missed.

     

3.

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

    Minutes:

    None.

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Addendum (if applicable) pdf icon PDF 427 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman noted that addendum to the report had been published to the councils website and circulated to members.

     

6.

Land Formerly Known As British Gas Works, Albert Road, New Barnet, Barnet, EN4 9SH - 20/1719/FUL pdf icon PDF 763 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman noted that this item had been deferred from the lads meeting in order for Officers to capture reasons for refusal in order for the Planning Committee to consider and determine.  

     

    Having considered the report the Planning Committee unanimously:

     

    Resolved:

    Agreed the reasons for refusal.

7.

Whalebones Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BZ - 19/3949/FUL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    The report and addendum were introduced and slides presented by the Planning Officer.

     

    The Committee received a verbal representation were heard from Ms Nicola Hunt who spoke in support of the item.   The Committee then heard from substitute speaker Mr Nick Saul, Ward Member Councillor Wendy Prentice and Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP who all spoke in objection.   The Applicant’s Agent then gave a representation.

     

    Members had the opportunity to question all the speakers and officers.

     

    Having considered the report, the Chairman moved to VOTE on the Officer’s recommendation for approval subject to s106:

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

    For – 5

    Against – 5

    Abstained – 1

     

    As outlined in the Council’s Constitution, Article 7, The Chairman exercised his right to use his casting vote to refuse the application.    The Chairman sought views on reasons for refusal.

     

    Having received the view of the  Legal Officer, Mr Jimmy Walsh The Chairman moved that the reasons for refusal be deferred to the next meeting of the Planning Committee, this was seconded by Councillor Cohen.    The Chairman requested that this be voted on.

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

    For – 6

    Against – 3

    Abstained – 2

     

    Resolved:

    -          That the item be refused

    -          That the reasons for refusal be reported to the next meeting.

     

    Councillor Claire Farrier requested that the item not be reprinted for Members when it is reported again in order to save paper.          

     

    The Chairman noted that the reasons for refusal would be circulated to Members in advance of the meeting.

     

8.

Prospect Square London N2 8BP - 20/1545/S73 pdf icon PDF 477 KB

    Minutes:

    The report and addendum were introduced,and slides presented by the Planning Officer.

     

    Having considered the report, the Chairman moved to VOTE on the Officer’s recommendation for approval subject to s106:

     

    Resolved:

    -          That the item be unanimously approved as outlined in the Officer’s report and the addendum to the report

     

9.

Re-designation of West Finchley Neighbourhood Plan Area and Forum pdf icon PDF 458 KB

10.

Any item(s) that the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    None.