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09/10/2018 - DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT ref: 3057    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 18/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018


16/10/2018 - LEA BRIDGE COFFEE SHOP LTD, 801 LEA BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON E17 9DS, GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE ref: 3058    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 16/10/2018 - Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Decision published: 16/10/2018

Effective from: 16/10/2018

Decision:

LBWF LICENSING ACT 2003 COMMITTEE

TUESDAY 16/10/2018

DECISIONS

 

This is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Licensing Committee on Tuesday 16/10/2018. The wording does not necessarily reflect the wording that will appear in the minutes. If you have queries, check https://democracy.walthamforest.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=365&MId=4725&Ver=4which is where details of the hearing are published.  If that does not help, contact

democraticservices@walthamforest.gov.uk, 020 8496 4102.

 

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003

LEA BRIDGE COFFEE SHOP, 801 LEA BRIDGE ROAD E17 9DS

 

Application

 

On 16/10/2018, the Council’s Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (“the Committee”) considered an application, submitted in accordance with section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, to grant a premises licence for Lea Bridge Coffee Shop, 801 Lea Bridge Road E17 9DS.

 

The application sought a premises licence to permit the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises daily from 07:00 – 23:00, and late night refreshment daily from 23:00 -23:30.

It was proposed that the premises would be open to the public daily from 06:00 – 00:00.

 

Hearing

 

The Committee considered the full agenda pack and late documents. The Chair Councillor Chris Robbins CBE outlined the procedure to be followed. The Licensing Officer Sherman Xavier then introduced the report. They informed the Committee that the meeting had been convened in accordance with Section 18 of the Licensing Act 2003 as the local authority had received five representations opposing the grant of licence because of concerns relating to public safety, the protection of children from harm, and public nuisance.

Oral presentations were made by:

 

Sherman Xavier – Licensing Officer

Susan Ferguson - Responsible Authority, Licensing Team

The Applicant - Fabien Simms, FSL Business Consultants (Agent/representative)

Two residents - Other Persons

Cllr Richard Sweden - Other Persons and ward Councillor on behalf of his ward residents.

 

After each presentation the Committee asked questions.  Having heard the presentations, the Committee retired to consider its decision in closed session.

 

Decision

 

The Committee gave careful consideration to:

 

(i) The Licensing Officer’s report and its appendices in the agenda pack, the two late supplement reports, plus the CCTV, video, photographic and audio evidence.

(ii) The Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.

(iii) The Revised Home Office Guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003.

(iv) The oral representations during the hearing.

 

The Committee decided to REFUSE the application.

 

 

 

Reasons

 

1.      Cllr Sweden and the two residents (neighbours to the café) gave evidence that the premises was causing public nuisance. The residents said they can hear the noise coming from the premises and they also see the light emanating from the outdoor rear extension plastic roof.  This was causing a nuisance to their family. The residents also stated that the premises are only ten meters from their daughter’s bedroom, and the noise was stopping their children from going to sleep.  This was causing their family a lot of stress. The Committee were concerned about the nuisance caused by the premises and the close proximity to the neighbouring residential properties.

 

2.      The representative for the applicant showed CCTV footage and gave evidence that the CCTV footage showed that the premises was closed on the dates stated in the complaints, and the noise was not emanating from the premises.  However the Committee gave weight to Cllr Sweden’s and the two residents’ evidence, were of the view that the noise nuisance would have a detrimental effect on the residents and their children.

 

3.      Susan Ferguson (Responsible Authority - Licensing Enforcement Officer) gave evidence that the outside rear roof structure was not suitable or safe and is causing noise and light pollution. Tom Branwell (Planning Enforcement Officer) gave evidence that the structure was unacceptable and will also cause noise disturbance.

 

The Committee recommended that the applicant arranges a meeting urgently with the Planning Department to resolve the issues with the rear roof structure, in order to alleviate the impact on the residents.

 

The Committee considers this decision to be appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives.

 

Appeal

In accordance with the provisions contained within Schedule 5 to the Licensing Act 2003, the Chair outlined the right of appeal against the decision to Thames Magistrates Court, 58 Bow Road, London E3 4DJ, such an appeal to be made within twenty one days of notification of this decision.

End

 

Wards affected: Wood Street;


11/10/2018 - CORONATION SQUARE- AWARD OF DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND DELIVERY BUDGET ref: 3048    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 11/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)          approved an increase of affordable housing to be delivered from 25% to 50% on a baseline of 30% social  rent, 70% intermediate on the revised terms as further detailed in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

(2)          approved the revised capital receipt of £42,108,671 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

(3)          approved a delivery budget of £5,874,000 to cover the nine year delivery programme to deliver the Coronation Square scheme as further detailed in Appendix 2 of the report;

 

(4)          delegated approval to the Director of Property & Asset Management in consultation with the Director of Regeneration and Growth and Strategic Director of Finance and Governance to enter into the final Development Agreement and all associated legal agreements;

 

(5)          delegated approval of any further Section 123 (2A) Local Government Act 1972 assessment (if required) to Director of Property & Asset Management in consultation with Strategic Director of Finance and Governance as detailed in paragraph 7.2.4 of the report.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Officers, working with GL Hearn, the Council’s specialist advisor, explored a range of scenarios based on different overall levels and typology of affordable housing. This analysis concluded the optimum mix to be 50% affordable, with the affordable element consisting 30% rented homes and 70% intermediate homes on the basis that it was a GLA policy complaint position and delivered the required level of residual land receipt to the Council.

 

Given the new GLA affordable housing requirement for schemes on public land, the option of delivering less than 50% affordable homes was discounted on the basis that the scheme would be unlikely to achieve planning approval.

 

The summary of the scenarios is included in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

Alternative revisions have been considered and the recommendation achieves the best mix of benefits and capital receipt.

 


11/10/2018 - MANIFESTO IMPLEMENTATION ref: 3041    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 11/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)          noted the delivery milestones set out in Appendix 1 of the report for implementing the pledges made in the manifesto;

(2)          agreed the measures outlined in Appendix 1 of the report to monitor the action taken to implement manifesto pledges; and

(3)          agreed that Cabinet receive a further report in October 2019 to provide a progress update on the implementation of these recommendations.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

None.

 

 

 


11/10/2018 - CHANGES TO TIMED WASTE COLLECTION ref: 3046    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 11/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet approved the implementation of additional timed waste collections for businesses and residents on town centre roads (as set out in paragraph 3.4 of the report) between 9 and 11pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

A number of options for the new collection times were considered:

·         Days – Different days were considered however it was decided that the current collection days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) will be retained in order to ensure minimum confusion among residents.

·         Times – Different times were considered, for example afternoon, early evening, or after midnight, however the period between 11pm and 1am was chosen as it allows business who operate late in the evening to put out their rubbish for collection.

 


11/10/2018 - LOCAL LIST OF VALIDATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS ref: 3045    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 11/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet adopted the Local Validation Requirements List for use in the validation of planning applications together with the individual checklists for common application types.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

The alternative option would be not to have Local Validation Requirements and allow planning applications to be submitted using only the National Validation Requirements. However, as there is little detail in national requirements and the NPPF sets out that Local Planning Authorities should publish a list of their information requirements for applications the combined use of the National and Local Validation Requirements provides both the authority and applicant with more certainty over the type of information required from the start of the process.

 

 


11/10/2018 - CAPITAL LETTERS MEMBERSHIP ref: 3044    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 11/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)          agreed to join Capital Letters Ltd as an “A” member;

 

(2)          noted that £39M over three years will be potentially made available by MHCLG to support this scheme for London boroughs;

 

(3)          appointed the Divisional Director, Housing Solutions ex officio as the Council’s initial representative who will have the right on behalf of the council to attend the meetings of the company, vote and exercise all rights of membership on behalf of the Council and to refer the appointment to full Council for ratification; and

 

(4)          delegated to the Director of Housing, in consultation with the Portfolio Lead Member for Housing and the Director of Governance and Law, authority to agree and enter into the necessary documents for the Council’s membership of Capital Letters Limited.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

There is the option not to join the company at all.  This would result in a lost opportunity to access MHCLG grant funding, and reduce the cost of providing temporary accommodation.

 

The Council could alternatively join the company as a B member. This would still enable the Council to receive services from Capital Letters but would mean that the Council has less influence over the strategic direction of the company. It also means that we would not have access to MHCLG subsidy for newly procured properties.

 


11/10/2018 - LIFE CHANCES COMMISSION - COMMISSION'S REPORT AND COUNCIL RESPONSE ref: 3043    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 11/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)          noted and approved the findings and recommendations in the Life Chances Commission’s Report;

 

(2)          noted and approved the approach set out in ‘Creating Futures for Young People’, the council’s response to the Commission; and

 

(3)          noted a budget allocation of £362,600 to fund the requirements of this programme over the next 3 years and £66,500 to fund a project manager for an 18 month period.  These costs will be funded from the Budget Strategy Reserve.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

The council could choose not to implement any or all of the Commission’s recommendations. However, enabling young people in the borough to succeed in their life chances, including get a good education which leads to a rewarding career is, and should remain, a key priority for the Council.

 

 


11/10/2018 - LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE 2019: UPDATE ref: 3042    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 11/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)          noted the progress with developments since the July 2018 Borough of Culture Cabinet paper, including:

 

(b)       the steps taken to realise the council’s plans to deliver an      ambitious creative programme for London Borough of Culture 2019;

 

(c)       the plans to reveal key elements of the programme at the end of October 2018;

 

(c)          the plans for the opening event Welcome to the Forest – on the 11-13 of January 2019; and

 

(2)          noted that further updates on the London Borough of Culture 2019 programme will be presented to Cabinet on a quarterly basis, with the next update scheduled for January 2019.

 

OPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Our status as the first London Borough of Culture provides the borough with an unprecedented opportunity to shine a spotlight on Waltham Forest. As officers and stakeholders refine our programme for 2019, full consideration will be given to the options and alternatives for delivering each event, maximising local involvement at every opportunity. Moreover, we will draw on our outcomes and outputs framework to evaluate the impact of our programme from the earliest stages of delivery and adjust our plans in light of any learning.

 


11/10/2018 - FINANCIAL MONITORING: MONTH 5 (AUGUST) ref: 3047    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/10/2018

Effective from: 11/10/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)           noted the projected revenue expenditure position of a spend to budget as at month 5;

 

(2)           agreed that where services are forecasting to overspend (including non-achievement of savings), that in line with the groundrules for financial control, appropriate mitigating action must be put in place by those services;

 

(3)           noted the progress on savings proposals detailed in Appendix 1 of the report;

 

(4)           noted a budget allocation of £55,000 to fund a Project Officer within the Leader’s office, to be funded from contingency;

 

(5)           noted a budget allocation of £50,000 to fund the one-off costs to acquire a GIS system and £142,000 to fund the revenue costs for year 1 only, subsequent years will be funded from current base budgets.  The one-off costs would be funded from the Investment fund and the year 1 revenue costs from the Budget Strategy Reserve (BSR); and

 

(6)           noted a budget allocation of £330,000 to fund the Self Service Portal (i.e. Hornbill) until 31 March 2020 and this will be funded from the BSR.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Much of this report is concerned with provision of information, for which alternative options is not a relevant consideration.

 

 


09/10/2018 - APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS ref: 3056    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Alistair Strathern.  There were no substitute members.


09/10/2018 - Appeals Performance Q1 and Q2 - 2018/19 (01/04/2018 - 31/08/18) ref: 3051    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

Noted.


09/10/2018 - Local List of Validation Requirements for Planning Applications ref: 3052    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

Noted.


09/10/2018 - Naseberry Court, 2 Merriam Close, Larkshall Road, Chingford, E4 9JQ ref: 3050    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

Planning application number 182249.  Planning permission granted for demolition of existing buildings and construction of four buildings ranging from 3 to 5 storeys in height comprising 119 residential units with associated parking and landscaping, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives detailed in the report, and update report, and a Section 106 Legal Agreement with the Heads of Terms detailed in the officers’ report, and the addressing of highway safety issues within a Section 278 Notice.

 


09/10/2018 - Lena Kennedy Close, Chingford, E4 9XD ref: 3055    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

Planning application number 182029.  Planning permission granted for construction of a 4-6 storey building comprising 45 flats (22x1-bed, 18x2-bed, 5x3-bed), together with associated hard and soft landscaping, car parking and alterations to existing public parking arrangements, a cycle stores and a detached refuse store, subject to the conditions, reasons and informatives detailed in the report, and update report and a Section 106 Legal Agreement with the Heads of Terms detailed in the officers’ report and to include additional aspects relating to the proposed multi-use games area.


09/10/2018 - 14 Rolls Park Road, Chingford, E4 9BJ ref: 3053    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

Planning application number 182193.  Planning permission granted for Lawful Development Certificate (Proposed) - Construction of dormer roof extension to main rear roof, together with installation of three roof lights to front roof.


09/10/2018 - MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING ref: 3054    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 4 September 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


09/10/2018 - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ref: 3049    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 10/10/2018

Effective from: 09/10/2018

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.