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To approve as an accurate record, and the Chair to sign, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 March 2018.
The minutes of the meeting of 20 March 2018 were not agreed and deferred to the next meeting.
Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Declaration of Interests
If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.
At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter. The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.
Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.
Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Audit, Pensions and Standards Committee.
Councillor Rachel Leighton declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of Fulham College Boys School as she was a School Governor at the school. She left the meeting and did not participate in the item.
Councillor Alex Karmel declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of Netherwood Place, Land to Rear of 17A Netherwood Road as his employer had conducted some preliminary consultation work on the application. He left the meeting and did not participate in the item.
Decision to re-order the agenda
In view of members of the public present for particular applications the Chair proposed that the agenda be re-ordered, with which the Committee agreed, and the minutes reflect the order of the meeting.
41 Iffley Road and 26 Tabor Road, London W6 0PB, Hammersmith Broadway 2017/02746/FUL
Please see the Addendum attached to the minutes which made minor changes to the report.
The Committee heard representations in objection to the application from two local residents. Some of the points raised included: The proposal would change the character of the conservation area and was an inappropriate site for offices. The construction phase raised concerns as this included a basement. The intended hours of use of the site would cause disruption to residents through increased traffic, deliveries and added parking stress. There was no plan for parking and insufficient provision had been made for cycle storage. The proposal would cause light and noise pollution with employees entering and leaving the building. The proposed roof lights on both sides of the building would contribute to a loss of privacy to residents. There already were a number of high rise buildings locally and there was no need for additional office space. The number of persons using the building was unclear and the proposal would create added stress to utilities including sewage/waste water.
The Committee heard a representation in support of the application from the Architect. Some of the points raised included: The proposal was consistent with the existing B1 use. An office would be the optimum use for the site and the works had been negotiated with the Authority over a 4-year period. The proposal took steps to preserve the existing heritage and new materials would match the existing fabric of the building. The proposal would incorporate a new roof and repairs would be made to joists and guttering. The proposal incorporated restricted hours of use to minimise disruption to residents and was an investment in the borough.
The Committee heard representations against the application from Councillor Patricia Quigley, Ward Councillor for Hammersmith Broadway.
During the course of discussions, the Committee explored a number of issues including the existing use of the site, the impact of the roof lights and the listed status of the building. Further topics included refuse storage, trees, the neighbourliness of the building, carparking, the design and its residential setting.
Councillor Alex Karmel proposed that condition 3 – Demolition and Construction Management Plan - be amended to preclude working on Bank Holidays. This was seconded by the Chair.
The Committee voted on application 2017/02746/FUL and whether to agree the officer recommendations set out in the report, addendum and amendment to condition 3. This was put to the vote and the result was as follows:
The Committee voted on application and the result was as follows:
Not Voting: 1
That application 2017/02746/FUL be approved as per the officer report, addendum and amendment to Condition 3.
41 Iffley Road and 26 Tabor Road, London W6 0PB, Hammersmith Broadway 2017/02747/LBC
Please see the Addendum attached to the minutes which amended the report.
The Committee voted on application 2017/02747/LBC and whether to agree the officer recommendations set out in the report and ... view the full minutes text for item 83.