Report of the Head of Development Management attached.
(This item contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3
(information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular
person – including the authority holding that information) of Schedule 12A to
the Local Government Act 1972, as amended).
The Chair made the following Statement:
“The next item on the agenda concerns Southgate Office Village and more particularly the appeal brought by the applicant which is to be heard at a Public Inquiry taking in place in September. You will recall the item was determined at Planning Committee in July 2020. The Council has placed as much information as it is able to disclose in a public report but it is considered tonight’s discussion around the Council’s defence of Committee’s decision to refuse planning permission is confidential and, subject to Members a resolution, should be held in private.”
Resolution: “It is therefore proposed that due to the confidential nature of the discussions which are pertinent to the Council’s case in the appeal lodge by the applicant, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 members of the public and press are excluded from this part of the meeting”
AGREED in respect of the appeal by Viewpoint Estates in relation to land at Southgate Office Village, 286 Chase Road, London N14 6HF (PINS Ref: APP/Q5300/W/21/3270885) the Planning Committee resolves to:
1. Note the Local Planning Authority’s Statement of Case submitted to the Planning
Inspectorate on 18 May 2021;
2. Clarify the Development Plan policies cited in Reasons for Refusal Nos. 1
(Design), 3 (Heritage) and 4 (Residential Amenity) in accordance with paragraph 6.6 of this report;
3. Agree that the Local Planning Authority defend the Appeal based on three refusal reasons, not four – and not to defend Reason for Refusal No. 2 (Affordable Housing)'
4 Agree that the Head of Planning / Head of Development Management be
authorised to write to the Planning Inspectorate and the Appellant explaining that the Council will defend the appeal relying upon on its first, third and fourth reasons for refusal only.