Agenda and minutes
Planning Committee
Wednesday 3 May 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

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Apologies for Absence


1.1  Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Sarah Marquis, for whom Cllr Cllr Ketan Sheth attended as substitute.



Declarations of Interest


2.1  Councillor Wesley Harcourt declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 5 on the agenda as the Chair of Wormwood Scrubs Charitable Trust.


2.2   There were no other declarations of interest.



Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 193 KB


3.1  Members received the draft minutes and reviewed them for accuracy.




  The Committee RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 5 April 2017 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.



Matters Arising


4.1  There were no matters arising.



OPDC Draft Local Plan Regulation 19 Consultation pdf icon PDF 203 KB

For consultation prior to consideration by the OPDC Board.


Note: the appendices for this item have been circulated separately and are available to view online on this page.


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5.1  The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), as a local planning authority, is responsible for the preparation of planning policy for the area, including a Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy. The Local Plan, once adopted, will be the OPDC’s key planning policy document for the area, setting a blueprint for how the OPDC will guide regeneration over the next 20 years.


5.2  There are a number of steps in the production and adoption of the Local Plan. The Committee considered the draft Local Plan ahead of the second stage of public consultation, referred to as Regulation 19. Subject to the consultation, to be approved by the OPDC Board, the Regulation 19 version of the Local Plan, along with any representations received during public consultation, would be submitted to the Secretary of State for consideration under Regulation 22. Should the Local Plan be found to be sound following public examination by a planning inspector, the OPDC Board would be able to formally adopt it as planning policy for the area.


5.3  The Committee considered the report, draft documents and a detailed presentation from officers on the contents of the draft Local Plan. This included an addendum report  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Revised Draft Validation Checklist for Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 68 KB

For noting.

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6.1  The Validation Checklist for Planning Applications indicates the national and local validation requirements for full, outline, reserved matters and variation of condition applications. The OPDC’s first Validation Checklist was approved by the Planning Committee in November 2015 and is reviewed every two years. The revised draft Validation Checklist is proposed to be consulted on alongside the Regulation 19 Local Plan for a period of six weeks before being reported back to the Committee for final approval.


6.3  Members considered the updated checklist. In response to a question on the implications of a government decision to introduce restrictions on the ability of planning authorities to require pre-commencement conditions, it was noted that such a direction would have to be complied with.


6.4  Officers agreed that the validation list would be amended prior to consultation to make clear that ‘large-scale’ major developments would also be required to undertake the required validation requirements for ‘major’ developments.




  The Committee RESOLVED that, subject to the minor amendment clarifying the validation requirements for ‘large-scale’ major developments as above, the revised draft Validation Checklist be approved for consultation (to take place alongside the public consultation on the Local Plan, subject to its approval by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Development Management Update pdf icon PDF 62 KB

For noting

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7.1  The Committee considered the list of all planning applications received by OPDC from 18 March to 13 April 2017. Members also noted the updates provided on strategic schemes that were in the pipeline, either as live planning applications or in advanced pre-application discussions.




7.2  The Committee RESOLVED that:


(a)  The list of planning applications received since 18 March 2017 be noted;

(b)  The update on strategic planning applications currently under consideration be noted; and

(c)  The update on pre-application schemes be noted.



Any Urgent Business


8.1   There was no urgent business.



Date of the Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 6pm in City Hall.


9.1   The next meeting was scheduled to be held on 14 June 2017.


9.2  It was noted that the next meeting might not need to take place depending on the timing of applications received. This would be confirmed with Members as soon as possible and the public meeting notices updated as necessary.