Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

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

903.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Councillor Aksanoglu, Chair, welcomed all attendees.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Erbil. Apologies for lateness were received from Councillor Uddin.

904.

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:

NOTED there were no declarations of interest.

905.

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE HELD ON TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER 2018 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday 18 December 2018.

Minutes:

AGREED that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 18 December 2018 were agreed as a correct record.

906.

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF PLANNING (REPORT NO.151) pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To receive the covering report of the Head of Planning.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RECEIVED the report of the Head of Planning.

907.

18/02191/FUL - LAND TO EAST OF 95 VICARS MOOR LANE, LONDON, N21 1BL pdf icon PDF 934 KB

RECOMMENDATION:  Approval subject to conditions

WARD:  Winchmore Hill

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.    The introduction by Kevin Tohill, Planning Decisions Manager, clarifying the proposal and that a Member site visit had taken place on 19 January.

2.    Site plan provided in Update Report which had been circulated prior to the meeting.

3.    The deputation of Ms Samantha Kidd, neighbouring resident.

4.    Councillor Uddin arrived at the meeting at this point but having missed part of the item would not be permitted to vote in respect of this application.

5.    The deputation of Mr Michael Jacovides, neighbouring resident.

6.    The statement of Councillor Ian Barnes, Winchmore Hill Ward Councillor.

7.    The response of Mr Kieran Rafferty, agent for the applicant.

8.    Members’ debate and questions responded to by officers, including confirmation that the site visit had been beneficial, and Members’ ongoing concerns regarding the bulk and mass of the proposed development, and the impact on neighbouring properties.

9.    The change in recommendation was noted, due to an appeal lodged against non-determination:

“Had the power to determine the planning application remained with the local planning authority, planning permission would have been granted”

10. The majority of the Committee did not support the officers’ recommendation: 3 votes for and 7 votes against.

11. The Committee discussed and agreed grounds on which they would have refused planning permission.

 

AGREED that had the power to determine the planning application remained with the local planning authority, planning permission would have been refused on the following grounds:

 

1.   The development, by reason of its bulk, scale and massing, and proximity in relation to the neighbouring properties, would result in an overdevelopment in this back-land location and result in an unacceptably harmful impact to the character and appearance of the area. As such, the development is considered contrary to policies DMD 6 (Residential Character), DMD 7 (Development on Garden Land) and DMD 37 (High quality and design led development) of the Development Management Plan, policy CP30 (Maintaining and improving the quality of the built and open environment) of the Core Strategy and policies 7.4 (Local character) and 7.6 (Architecture) of the London Plan.

2.   The development, by reason of its bulk, scale, massing and proximity in relation to the neighbouring properties, specifically the property at No.95A Vicars Moor Lane and No’s 5 and 6 Baber Close, would result in an unacceptably harmful impact to the occupiers of these properties in terms of introduction of overlooking, loss of privacy, loss of light and loss of outlook. As such, the development is considered contrary to DMD 8 (Residential Development), policy CP30 (Maintaining and improving the quality of the built and open environment) of the Core Strategy and policies 7.4 (Local character) and 7.6 (Architecture) of the London Plan.

 

 

 

 

908.

18/00782/FUL - HADLEY WOOD GOLF CLUB, BEECH HILL, EN4 0JJ pdf icon PDF 3 MB

RECOMMENDATION:  Approval subject to conditions

WARD:  Cockfosters

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.    The introduction by David Gittens, Planning Decisions Manager, clarifying the proposals and the relevant planning history.

2.    Comments from Cadent regarding gas infrastructure circulated prior to the meeting.

3.    The deputation of Mr David Clement, neighbouring resident.

4.    The response of Mr Mike Edwards, Chair, Hadley Wood Golf Club, the applicant.

5.    Members’ debate and questions responded to by officers, including discussion around Green Belt policy and very special circumstances, and the potential impact on residential amenity. Additional conditions were requested to mitigate concerns.

6.    The support of a majority of the Committee for the officers’ recommendation: 6 votes for and 5 votes against.

 

AGREED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report and additional conditions below:

 

·         No external lighting shall be installed in the car park hereby approved without express planning permission first being obtained.

 

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity from the Green Belt and residential amenity.

 

909.

18/02237/FUL - ABERDEEN PARADE, ANGEL ROAD, LONDON, N18 2EB pdf icon PDF 3 MB

RECOMMENDATION:  Approval subject to conditions

WARD:  Edmonton Green

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.    The introduction by Kevin Tohill, Planning Decisions Manager, confirming the improvements made to the scheme further to the deferral of determination of the application by Planning Committee on 20 November 2018.

2.    The description of the development had been amended in respect of provision of 7 rather than 6 self-contained flats.

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

4.    The support of the majority of the Committee for the officers’ recommendation: 10 votes for and 1 vote against.

 

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