Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Committee
Thursday, 6th December, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Main Road, Romford RM1 3BD

Contact: Taiwo Adeoye 01708 433079, Richard Cursons 01708 432430 or Victoria Freeman 01708 433862  Email: taiwo.adeoye@onesource.co.uk Email: richard.cursons@onesource.co.uk Email: victoria.freeman@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

32.

DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to disclose any interest in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting.

 

Members may still disclose any interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interest.

33.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 November 2018 and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 November 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

34.

PE/00508/2018 - SUNRISE, SERENA HOUSE pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a developer presentation from Kate Ives of Wates Residential and Rebecca Taylor (JTP Architects).

 

The proposal was to demolish the existing buildings and structures on the site and construct a residential development to provide for the specific needs of residents over the age of 55 currently proposed to comprise the following:

 

  • 5  blocks of varying heights (between 3/4/5/6/8/10 storeys)
  • 178 new homes proposed providing 26% affordable housing and 69% private housing
  • 88 car parking space, including dedicated cycle/scooter storage
  • Dedicated laybys for drop off and emergency vehicles
  • All units would be oversized i.e. they will meet the larger minimum standards required for wheelchair units and will consist of 1 and 2 bed dwellings – designed to attract elderly ‘downsizers’
  • Biodiversity enhancements through new planting

·         Community space to facilitate interaction among residents

 

The main issues raised by members for further consideration prior to submission of a planning application were:

 

·         Security of the site and whether it would become a gated community

·         Important that residents feel safe

·         Where does the CCTV feed go to, who monitors it?

·         Quantum and ratio of car parking provision for residents and visitors

·         Final car parking numbers should take into account limited frequency of bus routes

·         Could a bus route be diverted to the site?

·         The use of Dial-a-Ride

·         Management of car parking within and beyond the site (next to the existing towers)

·         Potential to remodel/widen the junction to improve access for road users

·         Potential to factor in bus bays near to the junction

·         Details of tenure and allocation policy. Priority should be given to Havering residents

·         Manoeuvrability of individual units welcomed, make sure this is carried across to lifts and communal areas

·         Suggested minimum age means that residents could still be working.  How do you ensure that equity from property sale isn’t ‘banked’ rather than being invested in a property within the development?

·         Retirement age is 67.  More detail is invited on the target client group and how the ‘retirement community’ concept works in practice

·         Post meeting request: ensure that digital connectivity is built into the development

 

 

35.

PE/00507/2018 - NEW PLYMOUTH AND NAPIER HOUSE, NEW ROAD, RAINHAM pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a developer presentation from Kate Ives of Wates Residential and Rebecca Taylor (JTP Architects).

 

The proposal was to demolish the existing buildings and structures on the site and construct a residential development currently proposed to comprise the following:

 

·         Three distinct blocks of varying heights (between 3/4/5/7/9/11 storeys)

·         202 homes proposed providing 64% affordable and 36% market housing.

·         86 car parking spaces below a podium level

·         381 cycle parking spaces

·         Significant amenity provision including three courtyard gardens

·         New open space with cycle link.

·         New opportunities for play space within all planned green spaces

·         Enhanced for sustainability and biodiversity.

 

The main issues raised by Members for further consideration prior to submission of a planning application were:

 

·         Include design measures to prevent inappropriate use of the pathways as a short cut by vehicles wishing to access New Road

·         The height of the buildings

·         Demonstrate why the heights proposed are acceptable

·         Quantum and ratio of car parking provision for residents and visitors, especially as existing on street provision is already stretched and bus routes are limited

·         Futureproofing the car parking to enable Electric Vehicle Charging points to be incorporated

·         Review level of cycle parking provision.  Could car/cycle parking space be used flexibly subject to levels of demand

·         The proposed unit mix and how that compares to the existing unit mix within the blocks to be demolished

·         Increased family housing

·         Look at where the smaller units were located in the height stack, put the smaller units higher up and the family units lower down to enable easier access

·         Consider the material choice.  Make sure that the buildings are attractive, especially given the nature of the blocks coming down

·         Air quality: what consideration has been given to that?

·         Is there an ability to open up the green roofs for access?

·         Daylight and sunlight: detail invited on how that works

·         Post meeting request: ensure that digital connectivity is built into the development

 

36.

PE/00213/2017 - JOINT VENTURE SCHEME (BRIDGE CLOSE, ROMFORD) pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Minutes:

At the commencement of the meeting officers advised that the item had been withdrawn.

37.

P1152.18 - LAND AT CROW LANE, SANDGATE CLOSE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report and RESOLVED to agree the recommendation to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION and that the Head of Planning is delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure those matters as set out in the report.