Agenda and draft minutes

Strategic Planning Committee - Thursday, 9th January, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Taiwo Adeoye - 01708 433079  Email: taiwo.adeoye@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

42.

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:

No interest was disclosed at the meeting.

43.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 282 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 December 2019 and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 December 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

44.

PE/00492/18 - WATERLOO ESTATE & QUEEN STREET, ROMFORD, RM7 pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Report attached

Minutes:

The Committee received a developer presentation from was Paul Zara from Conran + Partners (Architect).

 

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

 

·         The applicant was invited to consider the housing mix and the level of 3 bedroom provision being made.

·         Whether there is an opportunity to recess the upper floors of the blocks

·         A wish to see a strong and lengthy marketing process for the units, with a Havering resident first emphasis

·         A keenness to ensure that a crossing across Waterloo Road was provided to ensure that residents of the scheme can safely walk to the Town Centre.

·         The applicant was invited to provide more details of their refuse strategy, with a keenness to see a ‘top quality solution’

·         A wish to understand the sustainability credentials of the development, with an emphasis on low carbon.

 

45.

PE/00977/2018 - ROM VALLEY WAY RETAIL PARK AND SEEDBED CENTRE, DAVISON WAY, ROMFORD pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Report attached

Minutes:

The Committee received a developer presentation from Tom Vernon of Quod and Matthew McTurk of Patel Taylor Architects

 

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

 

·         The applicant was invited to consider the housing mix and the level of 3 bedroom provision being made.

·         A wish to see how the proposal relates with the emerging Romford masterplan.

·         A wish to understand how many jobs would be provided in which sector.

·         On the healthcare facility, the Committee welcomed its inclusion. The applicant was encouraged to talk to the Trust about the provision to ensure that it does not duplicate or overprovide with that consented on the Former Ice Rink scheme or proposed elsewhere (e.g. Bridge Close).

·         A keenness to ensure that vehicle flows could be managed on the network.

·         The opening up of the River Rom was welcomed.

·         Whether there was an opportunity to recess the upper floors of the blocks.

·         The applicant was invited to demonstrate fully the impact the loss of retail floorspace will have upon the retail offer in Romford.

·         A keenness to ensure a good quality living environment for future residents.

·         The need to ensure the appropriate provision of social infrastructure to support the development.