RECOMMENDATION: Approval subject to conditions
WARD: Southgate Green
1. The introduction by David Gittens, Planning Decisions Manager.
2. Officers reported the additional Archaeological condition.
3. Members’ debate, and questions responded to by officers.
4. Members noted the opposition of Historic England, CAG and The London Park and Garden Trust.
5. Andy Higham (Head of Development Management) explained the legislative context and the relationship to any identified public benefits
6. Officers set out the heritage context for the proposal in terms of the harm to the settings and identified the public benefits to offset this. Discussion on this point
7. Officers explained management would be for the relevant Service within the Council to arrange but could be covered by a condition if minded.
8. The majority of the committee did not support the officers’ recommendation with 7 against and 3 abstentions.
9. A motion to defer was not agreed – 2 for / 8 against.
10. The proposal that planning permission be refused was supported by the majority of the committee: 8 for refusal / 2 against
AGREED that planning permission be refused for the following reason:
The proposed wetlands area, given the absence of information to identify sufficient public benefit to offset the potential harm, the proposal, due to its size, skiting and form are considered to result in harm to the special character and appearance of the designated heritage assets of the Grade II listed Broomfield House and registered Broomfield Park. This would be contrary to the objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy 7.8 of the London Plan, Policy CP1 of the Local Plan Core Strategy and Policy DMD 44 of the Development Management Document.