Agenda

Strategic Planning Committee
Thursday, 28th March, 2019 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

1.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman will announce details of the arrangements in case of fire or other events that might require the meeting room or building’s evacuation.

 

These are the arrangements in case of fire or other events that might require the meeting room or building’s evacuation. (Double doors at the entrance to the Council Chamber and door on the right hand corner (marked as an exit).

 

Proceed down main staircase, out the main entrance, turn left along front of building to side car park, turn left and proceed to the “Fire Assembly Point” at the corner of the rear car park.  Await further instructions.

 

I would like to remind members of the public that Councillors have to make decisions on planning applications strictly in accordance with planning principles.

 

I would also like to remind members of the public that the decisions may not always be popular, but they should respect the need for Councillors to take decisions that will stand up to external scrutiny or accountability.

 

Would members of the public also note that they are not allowed to communicate with or pass messages to Councillors during the meeting.

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS

(if any) - receive.

 

3.

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.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 28 February 2019 and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

 

5.

DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS

Development Presentations

Introduction

1.         This part of the agenda is for the committee to receive presentations on proposed developments, particularly when they are at the pre-application stage.

2.         Although the reports are set out in order on the agenda, the Chair may reorder the agenda on the night. Therefore, if you wish to be present for a specific application, you need to be at the meeting from the beginning.

3.         The following information and advice only applies to reports in this part of the agenda.

Advice to Members

4.         These proposed developments are being reported to committee to enable Members of the committee to view them at an early stage and to comment upon them. They do not constitute applications for planning permission at this stage (unless otherwise stated in the individual report) and any comments made are provisional and subject to full consideration of any subsequent application and the comments received following consultation, publicity and notification.

5.         Members of the committee will need to pay careful attention to the probity rules around predisposition, predetermination and bias (set out in the Council’s Constitution). Failure to do so may mean that the Member will not be able to participate in the meeting when any subsequent application is considered.

Public speaking and running order

6.         The Council’s Constitution only provides for public speaking rights for those applications being reported to Committee in the “Applications for Decision” parts of the agenda. Therefore, reports on this part of the agenda do not attract public speaking rights, save for Ward Members.

7.         The items on this part of the agenda will run as follows:

a.     Officer introduction of the main issues

b.     Developer presentation (15 minutes)

c.      Ward Councillor speaking slot (5 minutes)

d.     Committee questions

e.     Officer roundup

 

 

Late information

8.         Any relevant material received since the publication of this part of the agenda, concerning items on it, will be reported to the Committee in the Update Report.

Recommendation

9.         The Committee is not required to make any decisions with respect to the reports on this part of the agenda. The reports are presented as background information.

 

6.

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7.

APPLICATIONS FOR DECISION

Applications for Decision

Introduction

1.         In this part of the agenda are reports on strategic planning applications for determination by the committee.

2.         Although the reports are set out in order on the agenda, the Chair may reorder the agenda on the night. Therefore, if you wish to be present for a specific application, you need to be at the meeting from the beginning.

3.         The following information and advice only applies to reports in this part of the agenda.

Advice to Members

Material planning considerations

4.         The Committee is required to consider planning applications against the development plan and other material planning considerations.

5.         The development plan for Havering comprises the following documents:

·           London Plan March 2016

·           Core Strategy and Development Control Policies (2008)

·           Site Allocations (2008)

·           Romford Area Action Plan (2008)

·           Joint Waste Development Plan (2012)

6.         Decisions must be taken in accordance with section 70(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. Section 70(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 requires the Committee to have regard to the provisions of the Development Plan, so far as material to the application; any local finance considerations, so far as material to the application; and any other material considerations. Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the Committee to make its determination in accordance with the Development Plan unless material planning considerations support a different decision being taken.

7.         Under Section 66 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, in considering whether to grant planning permission for development which affects listed buildings or their settings, the local planning authority must have special regard to the desirability of preserving the building or its setting or any features of architectural or historic interest it possesses.

8.         Under Section 72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, in considering whether to grant planning permission for development which affects a conservation area, the local planning authority must pay special attention to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of the conservation area.

9.         Under Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, in considering whether to grant planning permission for any development, the local planning authority must ensure, whenever it is appropriate, that adequate provision is made, by the imposition of conditions, for the preservation or planting of trees.

10.      In accordance with Article 35 of the Development Management Procedure Order 2015, Members are invited to agree the recommendations set out in the reports, which have been made based on the analysis of the scheme set out in each report. This analysis has been undertaken on the balance of the policies and any other material considerations set out in the individual reports.

Non-material considerations

11.      Members are reminded that other areas of legislation cover many aspects of the development process and therefore do not need to be considered as part of determining a planning application.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

8.

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9.

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10.

OTHER PLANNING MATTERS

Other Planning Matters

Introduction

1.         In this part of the agenda are reports on planning matters, other than development presentations and planning applications for decision by the Committee.

2.         Although the reports are set out in order on the agenda, the Chair may reorder the agenda on the night. Therefore, if you wish to be present for a specific application, you need to be at the meeting from the beginning.

3.         The following information and advice only applies to reports in this part of the agenda.

Public speaking and running order

4.         The Council’s Constitution only provides for public speaking rights for those applications being reported to Committee in the “Applications for Decision” parts of the agenda. Therefore, reports on this part of the agenda do not attract public speaking rights.

5.         The items on this part of the agenda will run as follows:

a.     Where requested by the Chairman, officer presentation of the main issues

b.     Committee questions and debate

c.      Committee decision

Late information

6.         Any relevant material received since the publication of this part of the agenda, concerning items on it, will be reported to the Committee in the Update Report.

Recommendation

7.         The Committee to take any decisions recommended in the attached report(s).

 

11.

ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

Items for Information

Introduction

1.         This part of the agenda is for the committee to receive reports and other items for information purposes only.

2.         The items on this part of the agenda will not normally be debated and any questions of clarification need to be agreed with the chair.

3.         The following information and advice only applies to reports in this part of the agenda.

Public speaking

4.         The Council’s Constitution only provides for public speaking rights for those applications being reported to Committee in the “Applications for Decision” parts of the agenda. Therefore, reports on this part of the agenda do not attract public speaking rights.

Late information

5.         Any relevant material received since the publication of this part of the agenda, concerning items on it, will be reported to the Committee in the Update Report.

Recommendation

6.         The Committee is not required to make any decisions with respect to the reports on this part of the agenda. The reports are presented for information only.

 

12.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any other item in respect of which the Chairman is of the opinion, by reason of special circumstances which will be specified in the minutes, that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency