Pentavia Retail Park public hearing

In their role of making strategic planning decisions, the Mayor may occasionally take over an application, therefore becoming the local planning authority. They must then hold a public hearing before deciding whether or not to grant planning permission. 

In this instance, the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, took over the application for the redevelopment of Pentavia Retail Park. 

Background to the public hearing

On 24 October 2018 Barnet advised the Mayor that it was minded to refuse permission for the redevelopment proposals for Pentavia Retail Park.  

On 5 November 2018, having considered a report on the case, the Mayor notified Barnet that he would act as the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the planning applications (under article 7 of the Mayor of London Order and the powers conferred by Section 2A of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act). 

The local authority for this case is 17/8102/FUL. The GLA reference is 3756a.

GLA documents

The Mayor's initial stage 1 and 2 reports and decision letters can be downloaded here

Public consultation 31 May - 3 July

The applicant Meadow Residential has submitted the revised drawings which include:

  • alterations to the internal layout of residential units and communal core accesses; and
  • amendments to the provision and configuration of private amenity spaces in the form of balconies, winter gardens and landscaped terraces.

The revised plans and drawings submitted do not alter the number of residential units, bedrooms or habitable rooms proposed or the type or tenure of homes, both across the site and on an individual block basis. No changes are proposed in relation to the footprint, height and massing of the proposed buildings or parking.

The revised plans are supported by the following addendum documents:

  • Statement of Architectural Changes
  • Transport Assessment Addendum
  • Accommodation Schedule Update
  • Housing Delivery Statement Addendum
  • Internal Daylighting Assessment Update
  • Phasing Plan
  • Overheating Assessment Update
  • Tenure Plan

 

The Transport Addendum includes an Active Travel Zone Assessment report and technical notes on parking and cycle and bus access in response to issues raised during public consultation.

You can view the documents here

 

How to comment
 

If you intend to make representations of objection or support in respect of the revisions to the Application and/or the other information relating to the Environmental Statement these should be sent in writing or by email to the following address by 3 July 2019:

  • [email protected]
  • Pentavia Retail Park Public Hearing, The Planning Team, Greater London Authority, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA

Consultation period

The consultation period runs until Wednesday 3 July 2019. The application will not be decided before this consultation period ends. Comments received after the date referred to above, but before a decision is made, may still be taken into account but failure to meet this deadline could result in your comments not being considered.  

Public consultation 27 March - 6 May

Subsequent to the Mayor’s direction, on 22 March 2019 the applicant submitted revisions to the Application including:

  • an increase in the number of residential units from 724 to 844 to provide 120 additional residential units;
  • changes to the type of market homes proposed to introduce private sale units, alongside Build to Rent;
  • the provision of 41% affordable housing (increased from 35%);
  • changes to the tenure of affordable units to provide: 131 Discount Market Rent units; 57 Discount Market rent units at London Living Rent levels; 94 London Affordable Rent units; and 63 London Shared Ownership units;
  • a reduction in the amount of ancillary residential facilities from 949 sq.m. to 885 sq.m. (-64 sq.m.);
  • an increase in the amount of non-residential floorspace (Use Class A1, A3-A4 and D1) from 987 sq.m. to 1,028 sq.m. (+41 sq.m.);
  • changes in the height of Blocks B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q and R and amendments to the elevational treatment;
  • a reduction in car parking from 545 spaces to 397 spaces (-148 spaces);
  • revised pedestrian and cycle access and the relocation of bus stops on Bunns Lane and the A1 (northbound); and
  • an increase in cycle parking spaces from 1,182 spaces to 1,603 spaces (+421 spaces).

The applicant’s submission included further environmental information under Regulation 25 of the EIA Regulations in relation to the Environmental Statement which had already been provided.

How to comment

If you intend to make representations of objection or support in respect of the revisions to the Application and/or the other information relating to the Environmental Statement these should be sent in writing or by email to the following address by 6 May 2019:

  • [email protected]
  • Pentavia Retail Park Public Hearing, The Planning Team, Greater London Authority, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA

Consultation period

The consultation period runs until 6 May 2019. The application will not be decided before this consultation period ends. Comments received after the date referred to above, but before a decision is made, may still be taken into account but failure to meet this deadline could result in your comments not being considered. Any representations you have previously made on this application to London Borough of Barnet will still be taken into account.
 

How will the application be decided? 

he Mayor of London will consider the planning applications at a public representation hearing to be held at City Hall. A date for this will be advertised in due course and all respondents will be notified. 

How to comment on the application

If you wish to make any further representations on this application you can email [email protected]. You can make representations up until the hearing. 

Original planning documents

If you wish to view the original planning documents, you can view them on the councils website

Representation hearing

A public Representation Hearing is due to be held in The Chamber at City Hall on 25 July 2019, starting at 10:00, for the Mayor Sadiq Khan to consider this application in detail and to determine whether or not planning permission should be granted.

 

The hearing is open to the public and you are welcome to attend if you wish. The Chamber has a capacity of 250 people and the space is fully accessible. Details of how to get to City Hall can be found here: http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/how-find-city-hall and more detailed disabled access information is available here:

https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/access-for-disabled-people

 

The agenda will be made available on the GLA website seven clear days in advance of the Representation Hearing, along with the officer’s report on the application and the recommendation to the Mayor