Agenda and minutes
Planning Committee
Tuesday 11 December 2012 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Camelia Thomas, Committee Officer; Telephone: 020 7983 4795; E-mail:  camelia.thomas@london.gov.uk; Minicom: 020 7983 4458. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies were received from Tony Arbour AM, Steve O’Connell AM and Gareth Bacon AM. Roger Evans AM attended as a substitute.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 69 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note as disclosable pecuniary interests the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2;

 

(b)   Declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and take any necessary action regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)   Note any further declarations of relevant interests (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2), with the relevant Member(s) taking any necessary action regarding withdrawal from the meeting for related items of business following any such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the list of memberships of functional bodies and London borough councils, as set out in the table at Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests; and

 

(b)  That gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out in the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register, be noted; and

 

(c)  That the following Members’ interests and membership of functional bodies, in relation to the discussion at Item 5, Proposal for a Review of the Future of London’s Town Centre, be noted:

 

·  Roger Evans AM, Member of theLondon Borough of Havering and Chair, and Board Member, Thames Gateway Development Corporation, as a disclosable pecuniary interest, and

 

·  Andrew Boff AM, Member, Broadway Market Traders and Residents Association, as a non-pecuniary interest.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 17 October 2012 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 17 October 2012 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Camelia Thomas; camelia.thomas@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4795

 

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and outstanding action arising from the previous meeting of the Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding action arising from the previous meeting of the Committee be noted.

5.

Proposal for a Review of the Future of London's Town Centres pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Paul Watling; paul.watling@london.gov.uk; 0207 983 4393 and Alexandra Beer, alexander.beer@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 4947.

 

The Committee is recommended to agree to carry out a review of the future of London’s town centres with terms of reference as set out in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That it be Committee agreed to carry out a review of the future of London’s town centres with terms of reference as set out in the report.

 

5.3  In accordance with Standing Order 2.2D the Chair announced that she would take Items 6 and 9 in a different order from that set out in the agenda.

6.

Response to the Former Planning and Housing Committee's Report: Review of Mayoral Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Camelia Thomas; camelia.thomas@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4795

 

The Committee is recommended to note the response from the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Policy to the report, Review of Mayoral Planning Decisions, by the University of Westminster commissioned by the former Planning and Housing Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the response from the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Policy to the report, Review of Mayoral Planning Decisions, by the University of Westminster commissioned by the former Planning and Housing Committee be noted.

7.

Planning Committee Work Programme 2012/13 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Paul Watling; paul.watling@london.gov.uk; 0207 983 4393 and Alexandra Beer, alexander.beer@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 4947.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report that updates Members on the status of various items on the Committee’s work programme and the main items for the Assembly Year 2012/13.

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

7.1  Resolved:

 

That the report updating Members on the status of various items on the Committee’s work programme and the main items for the Assembly Year 2012/13 be noted.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 15 January 2013 at 3.30pm in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

Minutes:

8.1  The next meeting was scheduled to be held on 15 January 2012 at 3.30pm in Committee Room 5, City Hall.

9.

The Future of London's Town Centres pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Alexandra Beer, alexander.beer@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 4947.

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)    note the report as background to exploring with invited experts the future role of town centres in London by discussing current challenges and potential changes to the forms and functions of town centres.

 

(b)  note that the next Committee meeting on 15 January 2013 will focus on potential ways of implementing different approaches to supporting London’s town centres in the future, through planning policy, investment and other means.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

9.2  The Chair welcomed students from the following university planning departments: University College London, Reading, London School of Economics, Kingston, Reading and South Bank, who were in attendance to listen to the Committee’s discussion with experts on the future of London’s town centres.

 

9.3  The following guests attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions:

 

·  Sir Terry Farrell – Founder, Terry Farrell and Partners;

·  William McKee - Chair, Outer London Commission;

·  Julian Dobson – Director, Urban Pollinators;

·  ZionaStrelitz – Founding Director, ZZA Responsive User Environments;

·  John Burton – Development Director, Westfield;

·  James Miller - Lead Consultant, Experian;

·  Henrietta Green – Food writer and consultant; and

·  Simon Willis - Co-Founder & Managing Director, Purpose Europe 

 

9.4  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.

 

9.5  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report be noted as background to the discussion; and

 

(b)  That the next Committee meeting on 15 January 2013 would focus on potential ways of implementing different approaches to supporting London’s town centres in the future, through planning policy, investment and other means.

10.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

10.1  There was no business the Chair considered urgent.

11.

End of Meeting

Minutes:

11.1  The meeting ended at12.31pm.

 

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