Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Jane Creer Email: (jane.creer@enfield.gov.uk 020 8379 4093) / Metin Halil Email: (metin.halil@enfield.gov.uk 020 8379 4091) 

Items
No. Item

236.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

In the absence of the Chair, Councillor Levy (Vice Chair) welcomed all attendees.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Simon and McGowan.

237.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Members of the Planning Committee are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relevant to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

238.

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE HELD ON TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2017 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday 12 September 2017.

Minutes:

AGREED the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 12 September 2017 as a correct record.

239.

REPORT OF THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, REGENERATION AND PLANNING (REPORT NO.77) pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To receive the covering report of the Assistant Director, Regeneration & Planning.

Minutes:

RECEIVED the report of the Assistant Director, Regeneration and Planning.

 

NOTED

1.    Councillor Dines re-iterated comments raised at the previous meeting regarding the high number of refused applications for the period.

2.    The Head of Development Management had the agreement of the Chair to submit a report on annual performance at the next Planning Committee meeting. A breakdown of information on refusals of planning permission and the types of applications affected would be included in the report. Item 8 on the agenda for this meeting was therefore deferred.

ACTION: Andy Higham – Head of Development Management.

240.

ORDER OF AGENDA

Minutes:

AGREED to amend the order of the agenda to better accommodate those attending. The minutes follow the order of the meeting.

241.

16/03643/FUL - 1 BODIAM CLOSE AND 1-3 PEVENSEY AVENUE, ENFIELD EN1 3HZ pdf icon PDF 177 KB

RECOMMENDATION:  Approval subject to the proposed condition list

WARD:  Town

Minutes:

NOTED

1.    The introduction by the Vice Chair, clarifying that following the decision of Planning Committee on 27 June 2017, the only issue for the committee’s consideration was the proposed conditions list.

2.    Following publishing of the agenda, the agent and the planning officer agreed amendment to the wording of Condition 2 to include reference to the ancillary day care centre at ground floor.

3.    Two additional letters of objection were not originally recorded as there appeared to have been an issue with email receipt. These objections were received from nos. 2 and 3 Bodiam Close and raised concerns which were covered in the original committee report regarding noise and disturbance, parking impacts and overlooking. Officers did recall that this was comprehensively debated at the June committee and while the objections not being picked up originally was regrettable, it was considered that these issues were fully raised in the committee report.

4.    The statement of Councillor Joanne Laban, Town Ward Councillor, highlighting the concerns of neighbouring residents.

5.    Officers’ response and following Councillor Laban’s deputation, it was agreed to review the need for any mini bus parking and impose a condition if this was not addressed as part of the main application

6.    The unanimous support of the committee for the officers’ recommendation with one abstention.

 

AGREED that the proposed conditions list set out in the report, including the amendment to Condition 2 above, would be appropriate to approve this application.

242.

16/05119/FUL - 8 LANCASTER AVENUE, HADLEY WOOD, BARNET EN4 0EX pdf icon PDF 2 MB

RECOMMENDATION:  Approval subject to conditions

WARD:  Cockfosters

Minutes:

NOTED

1.    The introduction by the Head of Development Management, clarifying the proposal and the planning history.

2.    Written representations from two neighbouring residents had been distributed to members by email.

3.    Members’ debate and questions responded to by officers.

4.    The unanimous support of the committee for the officers’ recommendation.

 

AGREED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report.

243.

17/02962/RE4 - DOVER HOUSE, 28 BOLTON ROAD, LONDON N18 1HR pdf icon PDF 981 KB

RECOMMENDATION:  Approval subject to conditions

WARD:  Upper Edmonton

Minutes:

NOTED

1.    The introduction by Kevin Tohill, Planning Decisions Manager, clarifying the proposal.

2.    The unanimous support of the committee for the officers’ recommendation.

 

AGREED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report.

244.

ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT

To receive the report of the Head of Development Management.

INF.

(TO FOLLOW)

Minutes:

NOTED that a report was deferred to the next meeting of Planning Committee.

245.

SCHEME OF DELEGATION FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND PLANNING ENFORCEMENT pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

NOTED

1.    With the agreement of the Chair, an urgent report from the Assistant Director – Regeneration and Planning had been distributed to members of Planning Committee today to update LB Enfield’s Scheme of Delegation to deal with planning applications and planning enforcement. The report is also amended to the minute for information.

2.    The introduction by the Head of Development Management, advising that it had been noted that the current Scheme of Delegation did not quite reflect officer titles following the restructuring of Development Management and Regeneration Services Divisions and it should be ensured that delegations were correctly referenced.

3.    The delegations as set out in Appendix 1 of the report would remain as previously with the exception of para 8.

4.    There was a clarification of powers to serve a Tree Preservation Order.

5.    Section 106 authorisations were also considered, to clarify how the process worked.

6.    In response to Members’ queries it was confirmed that applications for the erection of 10 or more residential units was the threshold of ‘major’ and ‘minor’ applications. However, there was provision for applications for fewer than 10 residential units to be determined by Planning Committee where there was significant local interest or a Member asked to be considered by the committee.

7.    Officers also took instruction from Members’ comments. In the case of applications for betting offices they were also guided by Licensing policy.

8.    If there was a need to amend the Council’s Constitution to reflect the updated Scheme of Delegation that may require approval by Council.

9.    The unanimous support of the committee for the officers’ recommendation.

 

AGREED that the Planning Committee agreed to the revised scheme of delegation.

246.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Minutes:

NOTED that two Planning Committee meetings were scheduled take place next month: on Tuesday 7 and Tuesday 21 November 2017. Post Meeting Note: the 7 November committee was subsequently cancelled, with the agreement of the Chair.