Agenda and minutes
Thursday, 22 December 2011 7:00 pm
Venue: Salon, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham
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To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Palmer who was substituted by Councillor Mathias.
In accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct and the Planning Protocol, Members are requested to declare any interests orally at the start of the meeting and again immediately before consideration of the matter. Members are reminded to specify the agenda item number to which it refers and whether the interest is of a personal or prejudicial nature.
Members are also asked to declare whether they have been subject to lobbying from interested parties, if they have carried out any site visits and whether they have predetermined their view on any item to be considered.
Members are also reminded of the requirements of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 that they should declare and not vote on specified matters if they are two months or more in arrears with their Council Tax payments.
11/0229/FUL, 11/0230CAC and 11/0231LBC – Olympic Studios, 117 Church Rd, Barnes.
Councillors Chappell and Linnette declared that they had received e-mails relating to these applications but had forwarded them to officers without reading or forming a view on the matter.
To consider the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 1st December 2011 (to follow)
The minutes of the meeting held on 1st December 2011 were agreed as a correct record and the Chairman authorised to sign them.
APPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION; LISTED BUILDING CONSENT; AND ENFORCEMENT OF PLANNING CONTROL
Reports of the Development Control Manager attached – see list below.
The recommendations contained in the attached reports are those of the officers and are not binding upon the Committee.
The Chairman will confirm the order in which the attached reports are to be heard at the start of the meeting. Members are asked to note that there may be an adjournment of the meeting for a period of approximately 10 minutes starting at a convenient time from 8.30pm.
To decide whether or not to confirm the Tree Preservation Order following the receipt of an objection.
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’ Arboricultural officer was in attendance for the consideration of this item.
The Committee heard representations from Father T Scannell and Mr D Chalice, appointed arboricultuaralist to the Church, in objection to the recommendation that the TPO be confirmed.
The Committee considered the information in the report and that received from the speakers and arboricultural officer. During these considerations the following salient points were made and themes explored:
(i) That the Church would replace the tree with a smaller variety if it were removed.
(ii) That the council could be liable for damages to the Church should the tree cause damage that was foreseeable.
(iii) That if a decision to plant a new tree in such a location were taken that this type of tree would not be recommended but that the tree now present was an amenity that was valued highly by residents
(iv) That the tree had not reached full maturity
(v) That the tree was of exceptional quality
It was RESOLVED:
That the Tree preservation order be CONFIRMED.
To consider a change of use for the Olympic Recording Studio to a 2 screen cinema with associated support facilities including A3 restaurant and members bar; retention of recording studio(s); erection of a new third floor for provision of small office suites, and other ancillary spaces, together with rear extensions at second and third floor levels. External alterations to front facade including re-instatement of shop fronts and provision of external seating; provision of platform lift to building and re-instatement of original cupola; works to the public realm including provision of cycle parking and associated public realm improvements. Demolition of existing support buildings and asphalt tennis court on land to the west of the former Olympic Recording Studio and the erection of a single family dwelling house, orchard and landscaped gardens; including alterations to the existing rear access gate from Byfeld Gardens and creation of a new pedestrian gate in eastern wall from forecourt of the former Olympic Studio.
11/0229/FUL – PERMISSION subject to s.106
11/0230/CAC – GRANT CONSENT
11/0231/LBC – GRANT CONSENT
The Development Control Officer introduced the item and described to the Committee the issues at hand and the nature of the three applications before the Committee.
She drew the attention of the Committee to the addendum, which contained the following late representations, corrections, deletions or amendments to the report since publication:
REASON: In the interests of promoting sustainable forms of developments and to meet the terms of the application.
In addition the Officer clarified for the committee that condition NS24 referred to a maximum of 4 screenings per day per screen which was not explicitly stated within the condition. This would be ... view the full minutes text for item 47b
To consider the demolition of existing timber outbuildings and covered parking space and the erection of single storey pitched roof extension. New air condition units to rear. Enlarge existing vehicular access widened.
OFFICER RECOMMENDATION: PERMISSION
The Development Control Officer introduced the item and described to the Committee the issues for consideration in relation to the application before them.
There had been no late representations or amendments to the report since publication.
The Committee heard a representation in favour of the application from Mr Hamblett, the applicant.
The Committee considered the information in the report and that received from the officer and speaker; during these considerations the following salient points were made and themes explored:
(i) That there had been issues in the past between the applicant and the residents regarding parking problems in the vicinity but that the application before the committee would neither aid nor exacerbate these issues as neither new staff nor new parking were suggested.
(ii) That the noise emitted from the new use would be no higher than a domestic vacuum cleaner and owing to the location of the site on a busy road it would not impact on local residents.
(iii) That the new building would match those already in situ.
(iv) That residents concerns regarding parking and deliveries should be addressed where possible, a working group between residents and FT Technologies would be welcomed by the Committee.
It was RESOLVED
That the application be APPROVED subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the officer reportwith the following additional informative:
Church Lane is a narrow cul de sac used by both commercial interests and residents and it is in everyone’s interest if there can be liaison between the respective parties and suppliers delivering goods. In granting this permission the applicants are asked to contact residents and their suppliers with a view to co operating with each other to seek ways to minimise conflict of use and congestion in Church Lane.