RECOMMENDATION: That planning permission be Granted subject to conditions.
1. The introduction by David Gittens, Planning Decisions Manager, clarifying the proposals.
2. The site is located on the eastern side of Old Park Ridings, opposite the junction with Ridings Avenue. The site was previously occupied by a two-storey detached dwelling with front forecourt parking area and carriage accessway, and a large rear garden; however, the dwelling has been demolished and two buildings granted planning permission under 16/05960/FUL are substantially complete.
3. This was for the redevelopment of the site including subdivision and erection of a new building containing a 1 x 4 bed house and a new building containing 1 x 2 bed flat and 2 x 3 bed flats with mansard roof and balconies and terraces at rear which was granted in April 2017.
4. Whilst the development has been under construction it has come to the attention of the Council that both of the buildings have been constructed in the form of three flats, making six flats in total, contrary to the planning permission granted. This application seeks to regularise the situation.
5. The application seeks part retrospective planning permission for the redevelopment of site by the erection of 2x 2-storey blocks of 6 self-contained flats with accommodation in roof space. This follows a recent grant of planning permission for the redevelopment of the site including subdivision and erection of a new building containing a 1 x 4 bed dwelling and a new building containing 1 x 2 bed flat and 2 x 3 bed flats with mansard roof and balconies at rear.
6. The new buildings already substantially build with two storey rear projections measure approximately 9 metres in height and a depth of 14 - 18.3 metres and a maximum width of 12 metres. The buildings have been largely built in accordance with the approved plans save for some minor variations. The buildings are separated from the common boundary by 1 metre and set in from the common boundary with Nos.122b and 126 Old Park Ridings by 2 metres. Dormer windows are proposed within the front and rear roof slopes and rooflights within the side roof slopes. 8 car parking spaces and bin stores would be sited within the front garden. Cycle stores are proposed along the side boundaries. Rear gardens are proposed that would measure 355sqm per each block.
7. Unlike the approved application which sought to accommodate flats in one of the buildings and a house in the other, this application proposes the use of both buildings as flats. The internal arrangement of both buildings will be the same with the three bed flats sited on the ground floor and first floors whilst the two-bedroom flats would be in the loft space. All upper floor flats would have access to rear amenity space and terraces. The ground floor flats would have access directly to the rear gardens.
8. Whilst the originally approved application is policy compliant, the unauthorised alternative that is under construction is also policy compliant.
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RECOMMENDATION: That in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992, the Head of Development Management / the Planning Decisions Manager be authorised to Grant planning permission subject to conditions.
Ward: Upper Edmonton
1. Councillor Alexandrou re-joined the meeting.
2. The introduction by Claire Williams, Planning Decisions Manager, clarifying the proposals.
3. Planning permission is sought for the conversion of the vacant doctors surgery (D1 use class) into 1 self contained flat, with wheelchair access, involving the replacement of the existing doors and windows, together with associated landscaping.
4. An application of this scale and nature would normally be determined under delegated authority, however the application is being reported to the Planning Committee because the application site, including the whole of Dover House, is Council owned.
5. The application site consists of a vacant GP surgery on the ground floor of a 14 storey block of flats, located on the northern side of Bolton Road.
6. The surgery has been vacant since October 2018. The surgery closed because it merged with the Angel Surgery on Fore Street, which is located approximately 0.4 miles from the site. A suitable replacement facility was found to cater for the local community that maintains the same level of public provision and accessibly which is in accordance with policy requirements.
7. The proposal would provide an additional 3 bed family wheelchair accessible unit. The residential unit will form part of Enfield Council’s social housing provision and will be allocated to an applicant on the Council’s register with particular accessibility needs.
8. The proposals would not have any detrimental impact on visual and residential amenity, or the highway network.
9. The unanimous support of the Committee for the officers’ recommendation.
AGREED that in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992, the Head of Development Management / the Planning Decisions Manager be authorised to grant planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in the report.