Agenda item

Gascoigne Estate East, King Edwards Road, Barking - Approval of Reserved Matters (21/01913/REM)

Due to the complexity and size of the plans relating to this application, the plans are not included in the printed version of this agenda but are available to view on the Council’s website at https://modgov.lbbd.gov.uk/Internet/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=176&MId=12226&Ver=4

Minutes:

The Development Management Officer (DMO), Be First, presented a report on an application from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham for the approval of reserved matters (following outline approval 20/01251/VAR) relating to Phases 2B, 2C, 2D of a development comprising up to 546 units, commercial space, community space and a new park at Gascoigne Estate East, King Edwards Road, Barking, as follows:

·  Variation of condition 2 (approved parameter plans) in respect of permission 19/00310/FUL. To amend approved parameter plans in relation to Development Parcels I and J. Consented development Hybrid (part full/part outline) application for the phased comprehensive redevelopment of the site for a maximum of 1,575 residential dwellings (Use Class C3); 21,550 sq. m of Education (Use Class D1); 1,355 sq. m Medical facility (Use Class D1); 1,200 sq. m of Employment (Use Class B1); 1,400 sq. m of Community facilities (Use Class D1/D2); 1,850 sq. m of flexible commercial floor space (within Use Classes A1, A2, A3, and B1); 1,000 sq. m to be used as a place of worship (Use Class D1) or employment (Use Class B1); and Energy Centre (all figures given as maximum gross external area); with associated means of access, car parking, landscaping, service infrastructure and other associated works and improvements. Full planning permission sought on Phase 1A comprising 2.39 Ha. of the site for 348 residential dwellings; 1,355 sq. m floor space to be used as a medical centre (Use Class D1) or Residential (Use Class C3); 300 sq. m of flexible commercial floor space (within Use Classes A1, A2, A3, B1); Energy Centre; internal road layout and associated means of access, car parking, landscaping and other works and improvements; and Phase 1B comprising 0.38 ha of the site for 73 residential dwellings with associated means of access, car parking, landscaping and other works and improvements.  Outline planning permission sought on 13.59 Ha. of the site, with all matters reserved, for a maximum of 1,154 residential dwellings (Use Class C3); 21,550 sq. m of Education (Use Class D1); 1,200 sq. m of Employment (Use Class B1); 1,400 sq. m of Community facilities (Use Class D1/D2); 1,550 sq. m of flexible commercial floor space (within Use Classes A1, A2, A3, and B1); 1,000 sq. m to be used as a place of worship (Use Class D1) or employment (Use Class B1) (all figures given as maximum gross external area); with associated means of access.

In response to questions from the Committee, the DMO stated that:

·  At this stage, limited details had been provided as to who would occupy the proposed community centre space; however, a condition had been included that would require these details to be submitted;

·  It was possible to request that samples of the proposed main materials for the development be provided to the Committee, when the application returned to it for approval in that respect;

·  The impact on refuse and storage space as a result of proposed underground parking arrangements were considered acceptable when they were presented previously to the Committee as part of reserved matters. No further changes had been proposed since, in that regard.

The Committee RESOLVED to agree:

1.  The reasons for approval as set out in the report;

2.  To delegate authority to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Director of Inclusive Growth in consultation with the Head of Legal Services to grant approval of reserved matters, subject to the completion of a deed of variation under s106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), based on the Heads of Terms identified at Appendix 6 of this report and the Conditions listed in Appendix 5 of this report; and

3.  That if by 27 March 2022, the legal agreement has not been completed, the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham’s Director of Inclusive Growth is delegated authority to refuse approval of reserved matters or extend this timeframe to grant approval.

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