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1-02: Jubilee House - P/1320/16

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:

 

Demolition of existing office building and two pairs of (four) semi-detached houses and comprehensive redevelopment of the site to provide a mixed use development of 102 residential assisted/independent living units (Class C2) within a building of five to eight storeys and 70 residential units (Class C3) within a building of three to six storeys; with associated landscaping, basement and surface level parking; new vehicle access from Merrion Avenue

 

Following questions from Members, officers advised that:

 

·                     officers would discuss further the issue of Event Day parking with colleagues in Highways.  The development would not add to the current on-street parking levels as it was located within a high PTAL (Public Transport Accessibility Level), within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) and residents would not be eligible for parking permits;

 

·                     officers would work with the developers to encourage modal shift among residents and their visitors, particularly during event days at Wembley;

 

·                     blue badge holders were permitted to park in CPZs for up to three hours;

 

·                     in the revised application, the height of the C2 block had been reduced, however, the height of the C3 block, which would overlook the southern side of Merrion Avenue, would remain the same.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

‘The proposed application is an overdevelopment, with excessive height, scale, bulk and insufficient parking. It would therefore cause harm to local character and amenity, including the nearby Kerry Avenue Conservation Area, contrary to policies DM1, DM7 and DM42 of the Local Plan, CS1 and CS7 of the Core Strategy, and 7.4, 7.6 and 7.8 of the London Plan.’

 

The motion was seconded, put to the vote and lost.

 

A Member proposed a motion that the reference to Tottenham Hotspur in conditions be removed and replaced with ‘in line with Brent Council’s Event Day Policy’.

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Mr Pereira, Mr Morris, a representative of the applicant and Councillors Marilyn Ashton and Ameet Jogia.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED

 

1.            reference to Tottenham Hotspur in conditions be removed and replaced with ‘in line with Brent Council’s Event Day Policy;

 

2.            refer the application to the Mayor of London (the GLA) as a Stage 2 referral; and

 

3.            subject to the Mayor of London (or delegated authorised officer) advising that he is content to allow the Council to determine the application and does not wish to direct refusal, or to issue a direction under Article 7 that he does not wish to direct refusal, or to issue a direction under Article 7 that he is to act as the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the application, delegate authority to the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services for the continued negotiation and completion of the Section 106 legal agreement and other enabling legislation and issue of the planning permission and subject to minor amendments to the conditions (set out in Appendix 1 of this report) or the legal agreement, and as amended by the Addendum.

 

The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a majority of votes.

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Keith Ferry, Barry Kendler and Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Pritesh Patel voted against the application.

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