Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and minutes

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72.

Declarations of interest under the Town Planning Code of Practice or any other communications from Members

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

All Members had received communications in connection with items five and seven on the agenda.

73.

Lionel Road South, Brentford pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved.

Minutes:

See report by Natalie Lynch and Gemma Bassett, Planning Officers (agenda item 3) and the Addendum Report

 

The Chair had given apologies for lateness, so Councillor Hughes, the Vice-Chair, chaired the meeting for this item.

 

Simon Taylor from Prime Place and Peter Vaughan, the architect, spoke in support of the application. They presented a series of slides showing the development and advised that the application was for the detailed design of the residential buildings around the stadium. Three of the sites were included in the application and the fourth site, the Duffy site, would be subject to a further application. Outline consent had previously been agreed.

 

(Councillor Whatley joined the meeting at this point).

 

There was a comprehensive set of design code documents, including the design palette. A two-storey mock-up had been built to show the design materials. 

 

In response to questions from Members, they advised that a consultant ensured that they met requirements for facades regarding the acoustics. They had carried out testing of the wind environment around the building. There were pressure points, which they had mitigated with screening and they felt that they had been able to address the issue.

 

There was a reduction in the total amenity space because they had installed ground level entrances rather than ramps to walk up. They had met the London Plan requirements for play space and there was more usable garden space for residents. There would be dedicated space on the Duffy site and there would be play space for older children in Gunnersbury Park.

 

The number of smaller units had increased and there was a higher proportion was private rented rather than private sale. There was no increase in the number of flats and the Duffy site would bring the balance up to the approved number.

 

In terms of the colour and design, the palette colours had been chosen from the design code, which they felt were pertinent to the site. Two mock ups had been built, showing the façade in shade and sunlight. They felt that it was appropriate to the scale of buildings and had worked with officers in developing it. They had tried out different colours and decided against the brighter ones.

There had been a reduction in parking spaces, which had gone down from the number indicated on the outline planning permission. There would need to be a reduction in parking over a period of time, as it was a requirement in the travel plan.

 

They had designed the flats for the private rented market and 44% would be one-bedroom. The site was linked to the Griffin Park scheme, which was entirely family housing. No affordable housing was being proposed. The viability appraisal would be on the Duffy site and if affordable housing could be provided, it would be on that site. Affordable housing was part of the S.106 agreement and they would have to submit a viability assessment under that agreement. They had to sell some of the units to determine viability.

 

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74.

Kingsley Academy/Hounslow Manor School, 102 Prince Regent Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

a)    Approved.

b)    It was noted that the Travel Plan and Community Use Agreement would be agreed by a condition and that references to a S.106 agreement (as discussed in the Addendum Report) are to be omitted, although land along Prince Regent Road would be given to the Local Authority to undertake pavement improvement works with this subject to an agreement under S.38 and/or S.278 of the Highways Act (as per paragraph 7.30 of the officer’s report).

Minutes:

See report by Tom Bradfield, Planning Officer (agenda item 4) and the Addendum Report

 

Councillor Whatley resumed the chair, having given apologies for being late.

 

Shane Baker presented the report. He drew Members’ attention to the Addendum Report and advised that they were no longer asking for a S.106 agreement and would deal with the Travel Plan by condition instead.

 

In response to questions from Members, Mr Baker advised that the existing buildings would not be demolished until construction was underway and the school would continue to function. The proposal would need to be DDA compliant and he advised that he would find out about the lifts. He confirmed that they would not be using the roof space.

 

Mr Baker advised that the new building would be on the playing field area. The developer would have to demonstrate that they would meet the standards to maintain operations during construction. There was a legislative requirement to undertake health & safety procedures during demolition and construction and there would be a construction management plan.

 

There was a condition in relation to access and the emergency access would be in Myrtle Road.

 

Councillor Collins moved approval, which was seconded by Councillor Rajawat.

 

Members voted unanimously in favour of the officer’s recommendation for approval.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That planning permission for planning application 00616/B/P2 for the demolition of all buildings on the site, followed by the construction of one five-storey building with a flat roof to provide a school hall, classrooms and associated facilities and a part single, part two-storey building with a flat roof to provide a sports hall and associated facilities, as well as a multi-use game area (MUGA), football pitch and associated landscaping at land at Hounslow Manor School/Kingsley Academy, 102 Prince Regent Road, Hounslow be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and the addendum report.

 

b)    It was noted that the Travel Plan and Community Use Agreement would be agreed by a condition and that references to a S.106 agreement (as discussed in the Addendum Report) are to be omitted, although land along Prince Regent Road would be given to the Local Authority to undertake pavement improvement works with this subject to an agreement under S.38 and/or S.278 of the Highways Act (as per paragraph 7.30 of the officer’s report).

75.

Chiswick Business Park, Chiswick High Road, Chiswick pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to final negotiations between the applicant and TfL in relation to the terms of the S.106, to be agreed by officers in consultation with the Chair.

Minutes:

See report by Shane Baker, Area Planning Manager (agenda item 5) and the Addendum Report

 

Shane Baker referred to the Addendum Report and advised that Transport for London were happy with the interim measures being proposed.

 

The Committee agreed that officers be delegated authority to secure the necessary agreements, in consultation with the Chair.

 

Councillor Todd declared an interest as a member of the Gunnersbury Society and moved approval, which was seconded by Councillor Atwal Hear.

 

Members voted unanimously in favour of the officer’s recommendation for approval.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That planning permission for planning application 00616/B/P2 for the erection of a pedestrian bridge to link the northern end of Chiswick Business Park to Bollo Lane/Colonial Drive in order to provide alternative access to nearby public transport (Chiswick Underground Station) at Chiswick Business Park, Chiswick High Road, Chiswick be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and the addendum report.

 

b)    Approval is subject to final negotiations between the applicant and Transport for London in relation to the terms of the S.106, to be agreed by officers in consultation with the Chair.

 

c)     i) That the existing S.106 deed dated 6 September relating to the provision of the footbridge at Chiswick Business Park be varied to permit occupation of Building 7, subject to appropriate mitigation being agreed with Transport for London as planning obligations, with this mitigation to be secured by prior completion of a satisfactory legal agreement under S.106 of the Town and country Planning Act 1990 and under Highways Act 1980 and/or other legislation, the exact terms of which shall be negotiated by appropriate officers in the Department of Regeneration, Economic Development & Environment on the Head of Governance’s advice.

 

ii) The satisfactory agreements outlined above shall be completed by 1 March 2016 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by appropriate officers within the Department of Regeneration, Economic Development & Environment or Head of Governance’s Office.

76.

250 Gunnersbury Avenue, Chiswick pdf icon PDF 561 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to the completion of a legal agreement.

Minutes:

See report by Gavin Chinniah, Planning Officer (agenda item 6)

 

Members welcomed the proposals. Councillor Todd moved the officer’s recommendation for approval, which was seconded by Councillor Rajawat and Members voted unanimously in favour of the proposals.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00535/250/P12 for the demolition of the existing office building and redevelopment of site to provide a new seven-storey office building with flexible B1 (a) and A1 floor space with basement car parking and provision of refuse and cycle stores, plant and roof level PV panels at 250 Gunnersbury Avenue, Chiswick be approved,  subject to the conditions set out in the report and the prior completion of a satisfactory S.106 agreement  as set out in section 11.0 of the report, including heads of terms as set out in section 7.50 of the report.

77.

409 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Decision:

Refused for the reasons in the report.

Minutes:

See report by Eamon Cassidy, Planning Officer (agenda item 7) and the Addendum Report

 

Shane Baker highlighted the main points in the report and advised that the report was recommending refusal. It had been called into Chiswick Area Forum to discuss and the Forum had resolved to send it to the Planning Committee for decision.

 

Councillor Todd advised that the Chiswick Area Forum had wanted to test the evidence. The applicant had considered building into the roof but there was not enough height to do so. Councillor Todd advised that the Council had offered the applicant an ‘open hand’ to come back and he was not convinced that alternative options had yet been explored. He also advised that he was not sure what to recommend to be able to challenge the officer’s report.

 

Councillor Hughes noted that the application was in a conservation area and moved refusal. She suggested that the applicant work with officers towards a solution. Councillor Collins seconded the motion and Members voted in favour of the officer’s recommendation for refusal, as follows:

 

For -             Councillors Atwalhear, Collins, Hughes, Khan, Malik and Todd

Against -      Councillors Mehrban and Rajawat

Abstain -      None

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00248/409/P5 for the erection of a roof extension to create a third floor to the existing house at 409 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick be refused for the reasons set out in the report.

78.

Addendum Report pdf icon PDF 138 KB

An Addendum Report is likely to be produced closer to the meeting date, with any additional information.

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

The report was noted.

79.

Any other business, which the Chair considers urgent

Decision:

There was no such business.

Minutes:

There was no such urgent business.

80.

The date of the next meeting is 14 January 2016

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted.