Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Barking
Contact: John Dawe, Senior Governance Officer
Declaration of Members' Interests
In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, Members are asked to declare any interest they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting.
There were no declarations of interest.
The minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2022 were confirmed as correct.
The Deputy Chief Planner (DCP), Be First Development Management Team, introduced a report on an application from the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham at Gascoigne Estate East Phase 3A, King Edwards Road, Barking, for the variation of Condition 1 (Approved Drawings) attached to planning consent 20/01250/REM dated 26 January 2021 to allow minor material amendments to the facades and landscaping of Building I on plot 5 of the overall development. The purpose of the variation was to improve construction efficiency, the quality of the design and landscaping and the building’s overall sustainability credentials. This application was linked to the approved outline permission 20/01251/VAR.
In addition to internal and external consultations, a total of 632 notification letters were sent to neighbouring properties together with the requisite statutory site & press notices. No objections were received.
The officer stated that the proposed variation would result in changes to the extant consent 20/01250/REM through a reduction in height of the northernmost and southernmost stair cores, replacement of brick balustrades and columns with metal railings, relocation of the substation and other non-material amendments.
The proposal would continue to provide the consented number of residential units at the consented mix and tenure and would contribute towards the local housing need and deliver sustainable development. All the conditions imposed on the planning application 20/01250/REM would be brought forward and amended as necessary.
The scope of the current application was not considered to generate a requirement for any new conditions. The proposed amendments had been assessed and were considered to fall within the scope of the proposed S73 application and was in keeping with the development policies. It was also confirmed that the amendments would not affect the viability of the scheme including the delivering of the original amount of affordable housing as previously approved.
Consequently, the Committee RESOLVED to:
1. Agree the reasons for approval set out in the report, and
2. Delegated authority to the Director of Inclusive Growth to grant planning permission based on the Conditions & Informative listed in Appendix 6 of the report.