Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 25th June, 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

82.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Councillor Aksanoglu, Chair, welcomed all attendees.

 

Apologies for absence were noted from Councillor Chris Bond.

Apologies for lateness were received from Councillor Hasan.

83.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

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

 

1. Councillor Yusuf declared a non-pecuniary interest in two of the applications as he was the Ward Councillor for both.

84.

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE HELD ON TUESDAY 21 MAY 2019 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

(TO FOLLOW)

 

Minutes:

AGREED that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday 21 May 2019 were agreed as a correct record.

 

Councillor Michael Rye enquired if the e-mail response below had been actioned.

 

NOTED that Councillor Bond would receive an email response from Andy Higham regarding 18/02170/FUL – Russett House School, 11 Autumn Close, EN1 4JA.

85.

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF PLANNING (REPORT NO.37) pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To receive the covering report of the Head of Planning.

 

Minutes:

RECEIVED the report of the Head of Planning.

86.

ORDER OF THE AGENDA

Minutes:

AGREED to vary the order of the agenda. The minutes follow the order of the meeting.

 

87.

19/01204/RE4 - BLISS HOUSE , 1 HOLBROOK CLOSE, ENFIELD, EN1 4UL pdf icon PDF 8 MB

RECOMMENDATION: That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions

WARD: Chase

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.    The introduction by Gideon Whittingham, Principal Planning Officer, highlighting the key issues and clarifying the proposals.

2.    Both items 5 and 7 were presented and considered together.

3.     Following investigations by the Council in 2018, it was identified that the cladding system on Bliss House, Purcell House and Walbrook House was not appropriate for buildings of their height and type in respect of fire safety.

4.     Following investigations by the Council in 2018, it was identified that the cladding system on Bliss House, Purcell House and Walbrook House was not appropriate for buildings of their height and type in respect of fire safety.

The Council immediately committed to removing the existing cladding system and install a new long-term replacement external wall insulation system for the exterior of the blocks.

These applications are submitted as a result of this decision.

5.    Officers’ responses to points raised.

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

7.    The support of the majority of the Committee for the officers’ recommendation: 8 votes for and 1 abstention.

 

AGREED that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

88.

19/01205/RE4 - PURCELL HOUSE, 2 HOLBROOK CLOSE, ENFIELD, EN1 4UQ pdf icon PDF 7 MB

RECOMMENDATION: That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

WARD: Chase

 

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.    The introduction by Gideon Whittingham, Principal Planning Officer, highlighting the key issues and clarifying the proposals.

2.    Both items 5 and 7 were presented and considered together.

3.     Following investigations by the Council in 2018, it was identified that the cladding system on Bliss House, Purcell House and Walbrook House was not appropriate for buildings of their height and type in respect of fire safety.

4.     Following investigations by the Council in 2018, it was identified that the cladding system on Bliss House, Purcell House and Walbrook House was not appropriate for buildings of their height and type in respect of fire safety.

The Council immediately committed to removing the existing cladding system and install a new long-term replacement external wall insulation system for the exterior of the blocks.

These applications are submitted as a result of this decision.

5.    Officers’ responses to points raised.

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

7.    The support of the majority of the Committee for the officers’ recommendation: 8 votes for and 1 abstention.

 

AGREED that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

 

89.

18/03659/FUL - HONEYSUCKLE HOUSE, 1A OAKTHORPE ROAD, LONDON, N13 5HY pdf icon PDF 8 MB

RECOMMENDATION: That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and completion of Section 106 Agreement.

WARD: Palmers Green

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.    The introduction by Claire Williams, Planning Decisions Manager, clarifying the key issues.

2.    This application had been brought to Planning Committee because the proposal is a major scheme.

3.    An update was provided on safeguarding a route for future connection to a Decentralised Energy Network (DEN). It was confirmed that it had been explained to the agent that a future route to a DEN will need to be safeguarded through a Section 106 legal agreement.

4.    Officers’ responses to points raised.

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

6.    The unanimous support of the Committee for the officers’ recommendation.

 

AGREED that planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 agreement.

90.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Minutes:

NOTED

 

1.    The next meeting of Planning Committee will be on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

2.    Planning Panel: Southgate Village Office

 

The Planning Decisions Manager formally sought an agreement in principle from the Committee to hold a Planning Panel in respect of the Southgate Office Village proposals together with an indication of Member availability to serve on the Panel in mid to late July.

 

Members were reminded that Planning Panels are normally only held in connection with the larger development proposals that have generated significant local interest, and that the purpose of a Planning Panel is not to determine the application but to provide an opportunity for interested parties to discuss the relevant planning issues associated with the proposal.

 

The Panel will comprise between three to five members of the Planning Committee, including representatives from both majority and minority groups (subject to availability) and will be chaired by one of these Members.

 

The meeting will also be attended by ward councillors, council officers, members of the public/neighbouring residents, interest groups and statutory consultees.

 

It is an opportunity for residents to ask questions and seek clarification from the developers about the proposed development. When the application is presented to the subsequent Planning Committee for determination the notes of the meeting will be attached to the agenda.

 

Members supported the principle of the Planning Panel.

 

However, whilst a number of members were concerned about the short notice in respect of the expressed preferred time to hold the Panel (mid to late July 2019), a number of Members confirmed to the Chair, their availability for the date of 23 July 2019.

 

Post Meeting Note: Since the Committee meeting, there has been agreement between officers and members that a Planning Panel be sought for Thursday 5 September 2019, subject to availability for a suitable venue.