Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Town Hall

Contact: Ian Smith  Email: democraticservices@watford.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

54.

Apologies for absence

    Minutes:

    Apologies had been received from Councillor Mills. 

     

55.

Disclosure of interests

    Minutes:

    There were no disclosures of interest.

56.

Minutes

    The minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2020 to be submitted and signed.

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2020 were submitted and signed.

     

57.

19/01365/FUL - South Lodge, Hempstead Road pdf icon PDF 546 KB

    Construction of new four-bedroom dwelling with associated car parking and landscaping, alterations and extension to existing South Lodge dwelling and creation of a new shared vehicular access point from Hempstead Road.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The committee received the report of the Head of Development Management, including the relevant planning history of the site.  It was agreed that both South Lodge applications would be determined together.  In the interests of clarity, the minutes would keep the two matters separate. 

     

    The Principal Planning Officer (AC) explained that the proposal was for the construction of a new four-bedroom dwelling with associated car parking and landscaping, alterations and an extension to the existing South Lodge dwelling and the creation of a new shared vehicular access point from Hempstead Road.

     

    The Chair invited Mr Alun Evans of ROK Planning to address the committee. 

    Mr Evans described the development as reviving an old and loved local building.  This plan was an improvement on the relatively rudimentary one that had been approved a few years ago.  He commented that this was not just doing the minimum to restore the building, but should leave a lasting legacy for the future. 

    Mr Evans added that the plan to restore and sympathetically improve a local heritage building, plus a new and contemporary 21st century build alongside, would provide a beneficial contrast, for many years.

     

    He concluded by stating that Highways had also supported the application, as it improved the safety of the vehicular entry and egress from the site. 

     

    The Chair summed up the application, stating that the improvements to the old building were similar to what had historically been approved.  He added that he felt the contrast between the old building and the proposed new one was good. 

     

    Comment was made that although there was general support for the application, this one new building did not mean there would be further ones built on the strip of greenery.

     

    A question was asked if the pavement that is currently dropped to facilitate vehicular access, would be raised up to be the same as the rest of the pavement. 

     

    There followed a short discussion about the feasibility of imposing such a condition on the highway.  The Head of Development Management advised that highway works to reinstate the pavement could be secured through a planning condition and a s278 agreement. 

     

    There was a short discussion around how best the construction traffic should be routed in to the site.

     

    The Chair moved that the application be approved, subject to the conditions contained in Section 8 of the officer’s report and the additional condition to reinstate the pavement.

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions listed below:

     

    Conditions

     

    1.                      The development to which this permission relates shall be begun within a period of three years commencing on the date of this permission.

     

    2.                      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings and documents:

     

    1627_LP

    1627_SP Rev: A

    S_00

    S_01

    1627_P_EX_00

    1627_RP_EX_00

    1627_P_00 Rev: C

    1627_RP_00 Rev: A

    1627_P_01 Rev: A

    1627_RP_01 Rev: A

    1627_EXT_00 Rev: A

    1627_E_00

    1627_E_01

    1627_E_02

    1627_E_03 Rev: A

    1627_E_04

    1627_E_05

    1627_E_06 Rev: A

    1627_E_07

    1627_E_08

    1627_E_EX_00

    1627_E_EX_01

    1627_E_EX_02

    1627_E_EX_03

    1627_E_EXT_0 Rev: A  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

58.

19/01402/LBC - South Lodge, Hempstead Road pdf icon PDF 520 KB

    Listed Building Consent for alterations and extension to existing South Lodge dwelling.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The committee received the report of the Head of Development Management, including the relevant planning history of the site.

     

    The Principal Planning Officer introduced the report explaining that the application was for alterations and an extension to the existing South Lodge dwelling.

     

    The discussion in item 57 also applies to this application. 

     

    The Chair moved the officer’s recommendation.

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    That listed building consent be granted subject to the following conditions:

               

    1.        The development to which this permission relates shall be begun within a period of three years commencing on the date of this permission.

     

    2.        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings and documents:

    1627_LP

    1627_SP Rev: A

    S_00

    S_01

    1627_P_EX_00

    1627_RP_EX_00

    1627_P_00 Rev: C

    1627_RP_00 Rev: A

    1627_P_01 Rev: A

    1627_RP_01 Rev: A

    1627_EXT_00 Rev: A

    1627_E_00

    1627_E_01

    1627_E_02

    1627_E_03 Rev: A

    1627_E_04

    1627_E_05

    1627_E_06 Rev: A

    1627_E_07

    1627_E_08

    1627_E_EX_00

    1627_E_EX_01

    1627_E_EX_02

    1627_E_EX_03

    1627_E_EXT_0 Rev: A

     

    3.        No development shall take place above the level of the foundation hereby permitted until samples of the external materials for the listed lodge, to include, bricks, rendering, roof tiles, external door and window frames and rainwater goods have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

59.

19/01450/FULM - 26-28 Station Road pdf icon PDF 668 KB

    Demolition of the existing building and construction of a mixed use seven storey block comprising 1040 sq.m of commercial space and 9 residential units.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The committee received the report of the Head of Development Management, including the relevant planning history of the site.

     

    The Head of Development Management introduced the report explaining that the application proposed the demolition of the existing building and construction of a mixed use seven storey block comprising 1040 sq.m of commercial space and 9 residential units.

     

    The Chair summed up the application and stated that he approved of the application.  There followed general agreement and recommendation of the application. 

     

    A question was asked about what would happen if there was a subsequent application to increase the number of residential properties to 10 or more.  The Head of Development Management assured the committee that if that happened, the Council’s affordable housing policies would be applied. 

     

    The Chair moved the officer’s recommendation to approve, subject to conditions and a S106 Heads of Terms as set out in section 8 of this report.

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    That, pursuant to a planning obligation under s.106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 having been completed to secure the following Heads of Terms, planning permission be granted subject to the conditions listed below:

     

    Section 106 Heads of Terms

     

    i)       A financial payment to the Council of £2,000 towards the variation of the Borough of Watford (Watford Central Area and West Watford Area) (Controlled Parking Zones) (Consolidation) Order 2010 to exclude the site from the controlled parking zone, thereby preventing residents’ parking permits being issued to this development.

     

     

    Conditions

     

    1.      The development to which this permission relates shall be begun within a period of three years commencing on the date of this permission.

             

    2.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings:-

        

    STR/19/PL/2/LP01 – Location Plan

    STR/19/PL/2/L01 – Site Plan

    STR/19/PL/2/L 10 Rev A – Proposed ground floor

    STR/19/PL/2/L11 – First and second floor plan

    STR/19/PL/2/L12 – Third and Fourth floor plan

    STR/19/PL/2/L13 – Fifth and sixth floor plan

    STR/19/PL/2/L14 – Roof plan

    STR/19/PL/2/L20 – Front elevation

    STR/19/PL/2/L21 – Side 1 elevation

    STR/19/PL/2/L22 – Rear and Side 2 elevation

    STR/19/PL/2/L23 – Rear and Side 2 elevation

    STR/19/PL/2/L30 – Visuals

     

    3.      The development permitted by this planning permission shall be carried

    out in accordance with the approved surface water drainage

    assessment carried out by jnpgroup, reference S10681 R002 Rev B,

    dated June 2019.the following mitigation measures detailed within the

    FRA:

    1. Limiting the surface water run-off generated by the critical storm events so that it will not exceed the surface water run-off rate of 2.5 l/s during the 1 in 100 year event plus 40% of climate change event.

    2. Providing storage to ensure no increase in surface water run-off

    volumes for all rainfall events up to and including the 1 in 100 year + climate change event providing a minimum of 26.7 m3 (or such storage volume agreed with the LLFA) of total storage volume in permeable paved area.

    3. Discharge of surface water from the private drain into the Thames

    Water sewer network.

    The mitigation measures shall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.

60.

19/01375/FUL - 2 Green Lane pdf icon PDF 525 KB

    Retrospective application for the erection of a building containing 3 x flats

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The committee received the report of the Head of Development Management, including the relevant planning history of the site.

     

    The Development Management Team Leader introduced the report advising that this was a retrospective application for the erection of a building containing 3 x flats.

     

    Attention was drawn to the update sheet which noted the removal of Condition 1 shown in the officer’s report.  This was not required as the application is for retrospective permission.  Comment was made that developers should follow the correct procedure if they wished to build something other than agreed by planning permission. 

     

    The Chair moved the officer’s recommendation.

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions listed below:

     

    1.      Within 3 months of this decision, details for all hard and soft landscaping shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details shall include a smaller front driveway area for the parking of no more than 3 cars and soft landscaping to the front and rear of the site. The approved hard landscaping shall be carried out within 3 months of the approval of the details and shall be retained at all times.  The soft landscaping shall be carried out not later than the first available planting and seeding season following approval of the details. Any trees or plants whether new or existing which within a period of five years die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced

    in the next planting season with others of similar size and species, or in accordance with details approved by the Local Planning Authority.

     

    2.      Within 3 months of the date of this decision details of the size, type, siting and finish of refuse and recycling storage enclosures for the flats shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The stores approved under this condition shall be installed and made available for use within 3 months of the approval of the details and shall be retained at all times for refuse/recycling only and shall not be used for any other purpose.

     

    3.      Within 3 months of the date of this decision details of the size, type, siting and finish of a cycle storage enclosure for the proposed flats shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The storage approved under this condition shall be installed and made available for use within 3 months of the approval of the details and shall be retained at all times for cycle storage only and shall not be used for any other purpose.

     

    4. Notwithstanding the drawing hereby approved the proposed windows on the side    elevations facing south shall be obscured and non-opening unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the finished floor level.

     

     

     

 

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