Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Email:  mainplanning.committee@barnet.gov.uk  Please note that this will be held as a virtual meeting. An audio and video live stream of the meeting can be accessed on the link below:

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 255 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 2 March 2020, be agreed as a correct record.

2.

Absence of Members

    Minutes:

    None.

3.

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

    Minutes:

    The Chairman declared a non-pecuniary interest on behalf of all Members of the committee in relation to Agenda item 8 in that former councillor Brian Salinger, who is known to Members, would be speaking on the application.

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

     

5.

Addendum (if applicable) pdf icon PDF 574 KB

    Minutes:

    Items contained within the addendum were referred to during the Officer’s introduction under individual agenda items.

     

6.

Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration Area pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration Area

     

    The report was introduced and slides presented by the Brent Cross Planning and Transport Manager, who highlighted the addendum to the report.

     

    Verbal representations were heard from Gill Close, Chair of the Dollis Hill Resident’s Association, who had electronically circulated a map to Members of the Committee before the meeting. Members then had an opportunity to question the speaker and officers and discussed the application which was recommended for approval.

     

    Having considered the report, the Chairman moved to VOTE on the Officer’s recommendations. The vote was recorded as follows:  

     

    For

    12

    Against

    0

    Abstention

    0

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED to;

     

    Approve application 19/6256/rma subject to the recommended conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the report and addendum.

     

    And the Committee grants delegated authority to the Service Director – Planning and Building Control or Head of Strategic Planning to make any minor alterations, additions or deletions to the recommended conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report and any addendum provided this authority shall be exercised after consultation with the Chairman (or in his absence the Vice-Chairman) of the Committee (who may request that such alterations, additions or deletions be first approved by the Committee).

     

     

7.

Pupil Referral Unit School, Pavilion Study Centre pdf icon PDF 747 KB

    Minutes:

    Agenda Items 7 and 8 were introduced together and slides were presented by the Planning Manager, who highlighted the addendum to the report. Agenda Item 7 refers to the application for a permanent school building and Agenda Item 8 refers to the application for a temporary building and enabling works.

     

    Verbal representations were heard from Joanne Kelly in support of the application and John O’Neill in objection to the application, who asked Members to look at the plan he had circulated to the Committee electronically before the meeting. The Planning Committee also heard a representation from Ward Member Councillor Sachin Rajput and the Applicant’s Agent who spoke on both applications.

     

    Members then had an opportunity to question the speakers and officers and discussed the application which was recommended for approval, including the fact that those Members who had tried to visit the site had been unable to due to the fact that the access road was inaccessible.

     

    Councillor Sowerby MOVED to DEFER the application for the permanent school building in order to allow Members to undertake a site visit when the site is accessible. This was seconded by Cllr Eva Greenspan. The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    For

    12

    Against

    0

    Abstention

    0

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED that the application 20/1304/FUL be DEFERRED to allow Members to undertake a site visit. The Chairman confirmed this would be undertaken as soon as reasonably possible considering the current restrictions in place concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

     

8.

Pupil Referral Unit School Advanced Infrastructure, Pavilion Study Centre pdf icon PDF 629 KB

    Minutes:

    Agenda Items 7 and 8 were introduced together and slides were presented by the Planning Manager, who highlighted the addendum to the report. Agenda Item 7 refers to the application for a permanent school building and Agenda Item 8 refers to the application for a temporary building and enabling works.

     

    Verbal representations were heard from Brian Salinger in support of the application and Gurminder Dhillon in objection to the application. The Planning Committee also heard a representation from Ward Member Councillor Sachin Rajput and the applicant’s agent who spoke on both applications, as highlighted above.

     

    Members then had an opportunity to question the speakers and officers and discussed the application which was recommended for approval.

     

    Having considered the report, the Chairman moved to VOTE on the Officer’s recommendations. The vote was recorded as follows:  

     

    For

    12

    Against

    0

    Abstention

    0

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED to;

     

    Approve the application 19/5427/FUL subject to conditions and;

     

     

    1)    That this resolution is subject to no representation in objection being received from the owner of Springdene Nursing Home at 55 Oakleigh Park North within 21 days of this Committee Resolution.

     

    2)    The application, being currently subject to a holding objection from Sport England, a statutory consultee which means, in the event that the holding objection is not subsequently withdrawn, the application must be referred to the Secretary of State. As such, any resolution by the committee will potentially be subject to any direction being received from the Secretary of State.

     

    3)    In the event that resolutions 1 & 2 are satisfied, that the authority is granted to the Service Director Planning & Building Control to approve the planning application reference 20/1304/FUL under delegated powers, subject to the following conditions.

     

    The Committee also grants delegated authority to the Service Director Planning & Building Control to make any minor alterations, additions or deletions to the recommended conditions/obligations or reasons for refusal as set out in this report and addendum provided this authority shall be exercised after consultation with the Chairman (or in his absence the Vice-Chairman) of the Committee (who may request that such alterations, additions or deletions be first approved by the Committee).

9.

Any item(s) that the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    The Vice-Chairman congratulated the Chairman for conducting the Council’s first virtual Planning Committee meeting, and the Chairman and Members echoed their thanks to Officers for their support.