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95.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Marie Pye and Cllr Steve Terry was present as a substitute.

96.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are required to declare any pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests they or their spouse/partner may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting. Interests are defined on the inside cover of this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

97.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To NOTE the Chair has agreed to the submission of the Update Report of the Head of Development Management and Building Control at the meeting in accordance with the urgency provisions of Section 100 B (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to ensure that Members have before them all  ...  view the full agenda text for item 97.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for planning permission received by the Head of Development Management and Building Control under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and took into account the oral representations made by members of the public and applicants and their agents.

 

The update report of the Head of Development Management and Building Control was noted in accordance with the urgency provisions of Section 100 B (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to ensure that Members had before them all the relevant facts and information about the planning applications set out in the agenda.

 

The Committee resolved that, in the event of recommendations being amended at the meeting in light of debate, or other representations made by members of the public, applicants or their agents, the task of formalising the wording of conditions and/or reasons for refusal is to be delegated to the Head of Development Management and Building Control.

 

98.

150A THAMES WATER DEPOT, LEA BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON E5 9RJ (171408) pdf icon PDF 592 KB

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Decision:

That Planning Permission for application 171408 is REFUSED for the reasons set out in the report.

Minutes:

That Planning Permission be REFUSED for the reasons detailed in the committee report and update report (and as set out below), for application 171408 for redevelopment of the site for the construction of a new two-storey primary school building including a nursery, and the construction of a new three-storey secondary school building, together with associated external play areas, sports grounds, ball courts, multi-use games areas, vehicle access, parking, pick-up and drop-off areas, cycle parking, and landscaping (Departure from the Waltham Forest Local Plan) and for the provision of temporary school accommodation in the form of one- and two-storey temporary school buildings for the following reasons:

1.    The proposed development would, by reason of its use represent inappropriate development in Metropolitan Open Land and by reason of its siting, height, excessive foot print, scale, bulk, massing and location, would not protect and enhance the existing green infrastructure, access to the open space complement and improve the quality of the open space, thereby causing substantial harm to its openness. In addition, the applicant has failed to demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’ to justify inappropriate development in Metropolitan Open Land. As such, the proposal would be contrary to the NPPF (2019), Policies 2.18 and 7.17 of the London Plan (2016), Policies GG2 ‘Making the best use of land’ and G3 ‘Metropolitan Open Land’ of the Draft New London Plan (Minor Suggested Changes 2018), Policy CS5 of the Waltham Forest Local Plan Core Strategy (2012) and Policy DM12 of the Waltham Forest Local Plan Development Management Policies (2013).

2.    The proposed development would detract from the character and appearance of the street scene and surrounding area by reason of its design, scale, massing, siting and lack of appropriate soft landscaping, tree and screening planting and its detrimental visual impact on the amenity and character of the surrounding area and to the openness of the MOL. The buildings would constitute dominant forms of development that would be at odds with the character of the surrounding area and would undermine the existing openness of the site, resulting in discordant forms of development when seen in its context. As such, the proposed development would be contrary to Policies 7.4, 7.6 and 7.17 of the London Plan (2016), Policies CS5 and CS15 of the Waltham Forest Local Plan Core Strategy (2012) and Policies DM12 and DM29 of the Waltham Forest Local Plan Development Management Policies (2013).

3.    The proposal would, as a consequence of a gated development, fail to provide links to and from Lee Valley Regional Park that would enhance green infrastructure and pedestrian access at all times, which would be contrary to Policy 2.18 of the London Plan (2016), Policy CS5 of the Waltham Forest Local Plan Core Strategy (2012) and Policy DM12 of the Waltham Forest Local Plan Development Management Policies (2013).

4.    The proposal would, in the absence of an acceptable Sustainability Strategy and Ventilation / Extraction Strategy, fail to meet the sustainability objectives set in the Development Plan. As such, the proposal is considered  ...  view the full minutes text for item 98.