Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Email: finchleyandgoldersgreen@barnet.gov.uk Tel 020 8359 2761 

Note: Please note that the below agenda may not reflect the order in which items will be heard at the meeting. Two paper copies of the agenda only will be available at the meeting for members of the public. If needed, attendees are requested to print any specific agenda report(s). 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on the 3rd September 2019 be approved as a correct record.

     

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Councillor Melvin Cohen who was being substituted by Councillor Reuben Thompstone.

3.

Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)

    Minutes:

    Councillor

    Agenda Item

    Interest Declared

    Shimon Ryde

    6 - 19/1427/FUL

    20 West Heath Road

    Non-pecuniary interest in that the Councillor Ryde knows one of the objectors Mr Alan Jacob through his involvement as a board member on the housing association

    Eva Greenspan

    13 - 8 Heathfield Gardens London NW11 9HX  

    Non-pecuniary as the applicant’s agent has previously provided planning advice in a personal capacity.

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

     

5.

Addendum (if applicable) pdf icon PDF 49 KB

    Minutes:

    Items contained within the addendum would be dealt with under individual agenda items.

     

6.

27 East End Road London N3 2TA [19/2540/RCU] pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Minutes:

    The planning officer introduced the report.

     

    A Representation was heard from Thomas Tinel on behalf of the applicant.

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendation to approve the application subject to the following amendment to condition 2:

     

    “The use of the property as 2 self-contained flats shall cease and the property reinstated as a single family dwellinghouse as shown on drawing 1905/TP/01r1 within three months of the date of failure to meet any one of the requirements) below:

     

           i.          within two months of the date of this decision details of the following shall have been submitted for the written approval of the local planning authority:

    ·       cycle parking spaces and cycle storage facilities

    ·       sub-division of the rear amenity spaces and associated fencing

    ·       copies of Pre-Completion Sound Insulation Test Certificates

     

          ii.          within two months of the date of approval of the details, the cycle storage facilities and rear amenity space sub-division shall have been implemented in accordance with the approved details 

     

        iii.          the cycle storage and sub-division of the rear amenity spaces shall be permanently retained as such thereafter

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR

    3

    AGAINST

    2

    ABSTAINED

    2*

     

    *Councillor Rich was not able to vote on this item as has was not present for the presentation of the item.

    *Councillor Thompstone was not able to vote on this as it was deferred from the previous meeting and as such would not have heard the representation made in objection.

     

    RESOLVED that the application be approved, subject to (i) the above amendment and the conditions detailed in the report AND (ii) 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/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)

     

7.

20 West Heath Avenue London NW11 7QL [19/1427/FUL] pdf icon PDF 203 KB

    Minutes:

    The planning officer introduced the report.

     

    Representations were heard from James Levy and Alan Jacobs objecting to the application and Tom Lambshead on behalf of the applicant

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendation to approve the application;

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR

    3

    AGAINST

    4

    ABSTAINED

    0

     

    It was moved by Councillor Ryde and seconded by Councillor Marshall, that the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:

     

    The proposed development, by reason of the size, siting, forward projection, height and design of the proposed houses, would be unduly obtrusive, out of character and detrimental to the character and appearance of this prominent corner site, the streetscene and wider area, contrary to policies NPPF, CS1 and CS5 of the Adopted Core Strategy 2012, policy DM01 of the Adopted Barnet Development Management Policies DPD 2012 and the Adopted Residential Design Guidance 2016.

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR (refusal)

    4

    AGAINST (refusal)

    3

    ABSTAINED

    0

     

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

     

8.

14 The Grove London NW11 9SH [19/2118/FUL] pdf icon PDF 516 KB

    Minutes:

    The planning officer introduced the report and addendum.

     

    Following discussion of the item Councillor Ryde, duly seconded by Councillor Marshall moved the motion to defer the application to allow for the submission of an updated Parking Survey Report.

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR (deferral)

    7

    AGAINST (deferral)

    0

    ABSTAINED

    0

     

     

    RESOLVED that this item be DEFERRED for submission of an updated Parking Survey Report.

     

9.

13 Wycombe Gardens London NW11 8AN [19/3817/HSE] pdf icon PDF 314 KB

    Minutes:

    The planning officer introduced the report and addendum.

     

    Representations were heard from Anthony Woolich and Sarah Woolich objecting to the application and Robert Dye on behalf of the applicant

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendation to approve the application subject to the following amendment to conditions 10 and 11:

     

    1.     Condition 10:

    Before the building hereby permitted is first occupied the proposed window(s) and rooflight(s) in the flank elevations facing 11 and 15 Wycombe Gardens shall be glazed with obscure glass only and shall be permanently retained as such thereafter and shall be permanently fixed shut with only a fanlight opening.

     

    2.     Condition 11:

    Prior to the commencement of the development or any works associated with this consent starting on site full details (including details of the existing ground conditions and ground water levels) of the measures that the development would include to prevent the development resulting in unacceptable impacts on drainage and ground and surface water conditions in the area shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development hereby consented shall be implemented in full accordance with the details approved under this condition prior to its being occupied or brought into use.

     

    Reason: To ensure that the development provides appropriate drainage infrastructure and to comply with Policy CS13 of the Local Plan Core Strategy (adopted September 2012), the Sustainable Design and Construction SPD (adopted April 2016) and Policies 5.13 and 5.14 of the London Plan 2016.”

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR

    6

    AGAINST

    1

    ABSTAINED

    0

     

    RESOLVED that the application be approved, subject to the above amendments, the conditions detailed in the report 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/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)

     

10.

64 The Vale London NW11 8SJ [19/3601/RCU] pdf icon PDF 108 KB

    Minutes:

    The planning officer introduced the report and the addendum.

     

    Representations were received from the applicant.

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendation to refuse the application as per the report and the deletion of the second reason for refusal as set out in the addendum.

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR

    5

    AGAINST

    0

    ABSTAINED

    2

     

    RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED (i) as per the report and the deletion of the second reason for refusal as set out in the addendum AND (ii) 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/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)

     

11.

64 The Vale London NW11 8SJ [19/3602/RCU] pdf icon PDF 107 KB

    Minutes:

    The planning officer introduced the report and the addendum.

     

    Representations were received from the applicant.

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendation to refuse the application as per the report and the additional reason for refusal as set out in the addendum:

    “The alterations carried out at first floor level and at roof level, including the hip to gable and rear dormer window, by reason of their scale, massing, siting, design and relationship with the neighbouring properties, would appear prominent and will be visible from neighbouring gardens, creating an alien feature that would be overbearing and a visually intrusive element, which is detrimental to the visual amenities of neighbouring occupiers when viewed from neighbouring gardens and the street (The Vale and Granville Road).  This is contrary to policy CS5 of the Local Plan Core Strategy (Adopted September 2012), policy DM01 of the Local Plan Development Management Policies DPD (2012) and the Residential Design Guide SPD (Adopted April 2016).”

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR

    5

    AGAINST

    0

    ABSTAINED

    2

     

    RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for:

    (i) as per the report and the following additional reason for refusal as set out in the addendum:

    The alterations carried out at first floor level and at roof level, including the hip to gable and rear dormer window, by reason of their scale, massing, siting, design and relationship with the neighbouring properties, would appear prominent and will be visible from neighbouring gardens, creating an alien feature that would be overbearing and a visually intrusive element, which is detrimental to the visual amenities of neighbouring occupiers when viewed from neighbouring gardens and the street (The Vale and Granville Road).  This is contrary to policy CS5 of the Local Plan Core Strategy (Adopted September 2012), policy DM01 of the Local Plan Development Management Policies DPD (2012) and the Residential Design Guide SPD (Adopted April 2016). AND

     

    (ii) 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/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)

     

12.

50 Norrice Lea London N2 0RL [19/4258/HSE] pdf icon PDF 144 KB

    Minutes:

    The planning officer introduced the report.

     

    Representations were heard from Anthony Spencer the applicant.

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendation to refuse the application subject to conditions.

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR

    0

    AGAINST

    7

    ABSTAINED

    0

     

    It was moved by Councillor Marshall and seconded by Councillor Rich, that the application be APPROVED for the following reasons:

     

    1.               The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

    Site Location Plan

    PP201 - Existing front boundary

    PP202 - Proposed driveway gates

    PP203 - Proposed gates

    hgh - Planning Statement

    Robin Walker Architects - Design and Access Statement

     

    Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning and so as to ensure that the development is carried out fully in accordance with the plans as assessed in accordance with Policies CS NPPF and CS1 of the Local Plan Core Strategy DPD (adopted September 2012) and Policy DM01 of the Local Plan Development Management Policies DPD (adopted September 2012).

     

    2.               This development must be begun within three years from the date of this permission.

     

    Reason: To comply with Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

     

    3.               Within 2 months of the date when the premises cease to be occupied by Mr and Mrs Anthony L. Spencer and their family, the gates hereby permitted shall be removed and the land restored to its former condition.

     

    Reason: To ensure the character and appearance of the house and the Hampstead Garden Suburb Conservation Area are protected in accordance with policy DM06 of the Development Management Policies DPD (adopted September 2012).

     

    4.               The materials to be used shall be as specified in the application documents.

     

    Reason: To safeguard the visual amenities of the building and surrounding area in accordance with Policy DM01 of the Development Management Policies DPD (adopted September 2012) and Policies CS NPPF and CS1 of the Local Plan Core Strategy (adopted September 2012).

     

    Reason for decision: Although Members recognised that gates are not in keeping with this part of the conservation area, in the particular circumstances of this case, a personal permission is appropriate in the interests of the security of the applicants and their family. Members considered the design of the gates was sympathetic to the conservation area.

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    FOR (approval)

    7

    AGAINST (approval)

    0

    ABSTAINED

    0

     

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

     

     

     

13.

8 Heathfield Gardens London NW11 9HX [19/3286/RCU] pdf icon PDF 126 KB

    Minutes:

    The planning officer introduced the report and addendum

     

    A Representation was heard from Joe Henry on behalf of the applicant.

     

    Following discussion of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendation to approve the application as per the application, addendum and s the following amendments:

     

    1.               Amended condition 1:

    The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

    201906/8HG/02 Pre-existing elevations

    201908/8HG/S1 Location and block plans

    201910/8HG/0B/01 Pre-existing, Existing and Proposed Plans dated Oct 2019, received with annotation 08/10/2019

    201910/8HG/0B/02 Proposed rear and side elevations dated Oct 2019”

     

    2.               Additional condition 5:

    The railings fixed to the first-floor window shall be non-openable and retained as such hereafter.

     

    Reason: To ensure that the amenities of the occupiers of adjoining properties are not prejudiced by overlooking in accordance with policy DM01 of the Development Management Policies DPD (adopted September 2012).

     

    The votes were recorded as follows:

     

    FOR

    4

    AGAINST

    0

    ABSTAINED

    3

     

    RESOLVED that the application be approved, subject to the (i) the above and the conditions detailed in the report AND (ii) 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/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)

     

14.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    None.