20/01491/FULM - Dhamecha, Imperial Way, Watford, WD24 4UA
- Meeting of Development Management Committee, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 7.00 pm (Item 63.)
- View the background to item 63.
The committee received the report of the Principal Planning Officer (HH).
The Chair then asked the committee for any comments or questions. There being none, he put the vote to the committee to approve the officer’s recommendation to approve the application that planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions and informatives listed in the report.
In accordance with Standing Committee Procedure Rules, paragraph 4.2, the Chair requested that it be recorded in the minutes how members cast their votes.
Those members voting for the motion:
Councillors Bell, Collett, Jeffree, Johnson, Mills, Pattinson, Sharpe, Smith and Watkin
Those members voting against the motion:
Those members abstaining:
That planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions and informatives listed below:
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:
DWF-PL-500 – Proposed Ground Floor Plan and Proposed Roof Plan
DWF-PL-500 – Proposed Elevations
DWF-PL-401 – Block Plan Site Plan
DWF-PL-400 – Site Location Plan
3. No development approved by this planning permission shall commence until a remediation strategy to deal with the risks associated with contamination of the site has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. This strategy will include the following components:
1) A preliminary risk assessment which has identified:
• All previous uses;
• Potential contaminants associated with those uses;
• A conceptual model of the site indicating sources, pathways and receptors; and
• Potentially unacceptable risks arising from contamination at the site.
2) A site investigation scheme, based on (1) to provide information for a detailed assessment of the risk to all receptors that may be affected, including those off site.
3) The results of the site investigation and the detailed risk assessment referred to in (2) and, based on these, an options appraisal and remediation strategy giving full details of the remediation measures required and how they are to be undertaken.
4) A verification plan providing details of the data that will be collected in order to demonstrate that the works set out in the remediation strategy in (3) are complete and identifying any requirements for longer-term monitoring of pollutant linkages, maintenance and arrangements for contingency action.
Any changes to these components require the written consent of the local planning authority. The scheme shall be implemented as approved.
4. No development shall commence until a monitoring and maintenance plan in respect of contamination, including a timetable of monitoring and submission of reports to the Local Planning Authority, has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. Reports as specified in the approved plan, including details of any necessary contingency action arising from the monitoring, shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority.
5. No development shall commence until the final design of the drainage scheme has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The surface water drainage system will be based on the approved Flood Risk Assessment & SUDS Strategy at Dhamecha Foods, Imperial Way, Watford prepared by Jomas & Associates, dated December 2020 (Version 1.0, Ref: reference P1851J1558). The scheme shall also:
1. Include detailed engineered drawings of all the proposed SuDS features including their location, size, volume, depth and any inlet and outlet features including any connecting pipe runs and all corresponding calculations/modelling to ensure the scheme caters for all rainfall events up to and including the 1 in 100 year + 40% allowance for climate change event.
2. Demonstrate an appropriate SuDS management and treatment train and inclusion of above ground features such as permeable paving etc. and ensure appropriate management and treatment of the car parking areas.
6. No development shall commence until a scheme for managing any borehole installed for the investigation of soils, groundwater or geotechnical purposes is submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority. The scheme shall provide details of how redundant boreholes are to be decommissioned and how any boreholes that need to be retained post-development, for monitoring purposes will be secured, protected and inspected. The scheme as approved shall be implemented prior to the occupation of any part of the permitted development. No boreholes should be decommissioned until it has been agreed in writing by the local planning authority that they are no longer required.
7. Before any part of the development hereby permitted is commenced, an air quality assessment / survey shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. No part of the development hereby approved shall be commenced until after a statement of method and extent in order to mitigate / minimise the effects of air pollution has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the proposed development shall not be constructed other than in accordance with the details agreed under this condition.
8. No construction works above ground level shall be carried out until details of the materials to be used for the external surfaces of the development have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
9. No piling or any other foundation designs using penetrative methods shall be carried out until a piling method statement (detailing the depth and type of piling to be undertaken and the methodology by which such piling will be carried out and the programme for the works) has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The piling method statement must incorporate measures to demonstrate that there will be no resultant unacceptable risk to groundwater. Any piling must be undertaken in accordance with the approved piling method statement.
10. If, during development, contamination not previously identified is found to be present at the site then no further development (unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority) shall be carried out until a remediation strategy detailing how this contamination will be dealt with has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The remediation strategy shall be implemented as approved.
11. No infiltration of surface water drainage into the ground at the site shall take place other than with the express written consent of the Local Planning Authority, which may be given for those parts of the site where it has been demonstrated that there is no resultant unacceptable risk to controlled waters. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.
12. Prior to any part of the permitted development being brought into use, a verification report demonstrating the completion of works set out in the approved remediation strategy and the effectiveness of the remediation shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority. The report shall include results of sampling and monitoring carried out in accordance with the approved verification plan to demonstrate that the site remediation criteria have been met.
SE24 of the Watford District Plan 2000 and Paragraph 170 of the NPPF, 2019.
13. The development permitted by this planning permission shall be carried out in accordance with the Flood Risk Assessment and SUDS Strategy at Dhamecha Foods, Imperial Way, Watford by Jomas and Associates (dated December 2020, version 1.0, reference P1851J1558) and the following mitigation measures:
1. Provide attenuation to ensure no increase in surface water run-off volumes for all rainfall events up to and including the 1 in 100 year + 40% climate change event.
2. Implement drainage strategy based on restricted surface water discharge at 2l/s and include permeable paving with sub-base and geocellular storage.
14. Upon completion of the drainage works for the site in accordance with the timing/phasing arrangements, a management and maintenance plan for the SuDs features and drainage network must be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include:
1. Provision of a complete set of as built drawings for site drainage
2. Maintenance and operational activities
3. Arrangements for adoption and any other measures to secure the operation of the scheme throughout its lifetime
15. The development hereby approved shall not be occupied until the new on-site car parking spaces and manoeuvring areas have been constructed and laid out in accordance with approved drawing no. DFW/PL/500 (or any subsequent drawing submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority). The vehicular access and on-site car parking spaces and manoeuvring areas shall be retained at all times thereafter unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
16. The development hereby approved shall not be occupied until refuse, recycling and cycle storage has been provided in accordance with the approved plans. The storage facilities shall be retained at all times thereafter.
17. The units hereby approved shall be solely used for light industrial purposes and for no other purpose (including any purpose in Class E of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020, or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification).
1. IN907 - Positive and proactive statement - GRANT
2. IN910 - Building Regulations
3. IN912 - Hours of Construction
4. IN909 - Street Name and Numbering
5. IN913 - Community Infrastructure Level Liability
6. HIGH – Storage of Materials – Highway
7. OBSHIG – Obstruction of the Highway
8. MUD – Mud on Highway
9. Advice from the Environment Agency
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