Please see the Addendum attached to the minutes which amended the report.
The Committee heard several representations from residents in objection to the application. A number of points were raised and included: the design and massing of the proposal was out of keeping with the existing pattern of development. The proposal would cause irreversible damage to heritage assets, including the listed terrace and pub facing New Kings Road and adjoining conservation area. Peterborough Mews was a residential street, rather than a commercial district and the proposal would have a negative impact on neighbours, including increased traffic, parking stress and no proposed parking.
Further points included, that the technical reports for the proposal were 2 or 3 years old which was unusual. The daylight and sunlight assessments were inadequate and an addendum on this topic had only just been submitted. Insufficient consideration had been given to the impact on neighbours in relation to
overshadowing and loss of outlook due to the overbearing design (especially 1 Broomhouse which incorporated a residential annex within the garden).
The Committee heard a representation from the Applicant. A number of points were raised which included: a new sunlight and daylight assessment had been submitted. A progressive number of setbacks had been used within the design to improve and mitigate the outlook aspects of the design. Obscure glazing would be used to address privacy concerns of local residents. There would no adverse impacts to the highway from the proposal. The proposal would make a valuable contribution to the local economy and also incorporate some affordable rent space. It was noted that the current building would not be demolished and the design incorporated using the existing concrete frame.
The Committee heard a representation in objection to the application from Councillor Mark Loveday, Ward Councillor for Parsons Green and Walham.
During the course of discussions, the Committee explored a number of issues including, the impact on heritage assets, the level of the Section 106 contributions and the possible impacts on the residential annex at 1 Broom house. Further issues included, the reasons why the technical reports were 2 to 3 years old, as well as further clarification about the distances some dwellings were situated from the boundary of the proposal.
The Committee also examined the current policies regarding B1 usage, the employment opportunities and the overall height of the proposal.
The Committee voted on application 2018/03985/FUL and whether to agree the officer recommendations of approval and changes set out in the addendum. This was put to the vote and the result was as follows:
Officer Recommendation 1:
Officer Recommendation 2:
Planning Application 2018/03985/FUL be approved, subject to:
1. To resolve that the Strategic Director, The Economy be authorised to determine the application and grant permission up on the completion of a satisfactory legal agreement and subject to the condition(s) listed below.
2. To authorise the Strategic Director, The Economy, after consultation with the Director of Law and the Chair of the Planning and Development Control Committee to make any minor changes to the proposed conditions or heads of terms of the legal agreement, any such changes shall be within their discretion.