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15/09/2017 - LGRP, HR SOLUTIONS FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR FRAMEWORK TENDER ref: 2786    For Determination

To approve the award of the LGRP, HR Solutions for the Public Sector Framework for an initial period of 2 years with the option to extend for two consecutive periods of 12 months.    

Decision Maker: Executive Decision

Made at meeting: 15/09/2017 - Executive Decision

Decision published: 15/09/2017

Effective from: 15/09/2017

Decision:

The Strategic Director of Corporate Development, in consultation with the Deputy Leady, awarded the LGRP, HR Solutions for the Public-Sector Framework to the providers set out in Appendix 1 of the accompanying report to this decision, for an initial period of 2 years with effect from 1st October 2017 with the option to extend for two consecutive periods of 12 months on each extension

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Plant


12/09/2017 - WALTHAMSTOW WETLANDS, 2 FOREST ROAD, LONDON, N17 9NH ref: 2785    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 12/09/2017 - Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Decision published: 15/09/2017

Effective from: 12/09/2017

Decision:

At 1:30pm on Tuesday, 12 September, the Council’s Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (“the Sub-Committee”) considered an application (in accordance with section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003), for a new premises licence in respect of Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, Tottenham N17 9NH.

 

The application was seeking to permit the:

 

The sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises

Daily, from 10:00 – 00:00

 

The provision of recorded/live music, films, plays, performance of dance and anything of similar description

Daily, from 10:00 – 00:00 (inside the premises)

Daily, from 10.00-22:00 (outside the premises)

 

Late Night Refreshment

Daily, from 23:00 – 00:00

 

Hours it is proposed the premises will be open to the public

Daily, from 10.00 -00.00

 

The Committee noted that following changes to the Licensing Act 2003, this premise no longer requires a licence to provide regulated entertainment (live music, recorded music, plays or performance of dance, etc) between 8:00 and 23:00 hours on any day.

 

The Hearing

The Sub-Committee elected Councillor Chris Robbins as its Chair.  At the Chair’s request all the parties present introduced themselves. The Chair then outlined the procedure to be followed at the meeting.

 

Following presentation of the report by the Licensing Officer each party presented its case and an opportunity was given for questions to be asked by Members of the Sub-Committee, the Applicant and the Other Parties. Each party was allowed to sum up their case.

 

Oral representations were made by the following persons:

Veronica Chrisp LBWF – Culture & Heritage Services

Wayne Haywood LBWF – Culture & Heritage Services

Charlie Morrison LBWF – Culture & Heritage Services

Councillor Ashan Khan

David King – Licensing & Trading Standards Manager

Teresa Elwes

Ellis Jones

 

Lisa Lisker was also in attendance but did not make an oral representation and was given the opportunity to ask questions.

 

Having considered the full agenda pack and the additional late dispatches and having heard representations from the Applicant and the interested parties and having had the opportunity to ask questions, the Sub-Committee then retired to consider its decision.

 

Decision

The Sub-Committee, having considered the papers before it, listened to the presentations, and received answers to its questions, decided to GRANT THE LICENCE IN FULL with the conditions incorporated in the application as detailed on pages 34-38 of the agenda pack to permit the following:

 

The sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises

Daily, from 10:00 – 00:00

 

The provision of recorded music/live music, films, plays, performance of dance and anything of similar description  

Daily, from 10:00 – 00:00 (inside the premises)

Daily, from 10:00 – 22:00 (outside the premises)

 

Late Night Refreshment

Daily, from 23:00 – 00:00

 

Hours it is proposed the premises will be open to the public

Daily, from 10.00 - 00.00

 

Reasoning for Decision

In reaching its decision, the Sub-Committee gave due consideration to:

·      The promotion of the four licensing objectives as set out in the Licensing Act 2003;

·      The Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy;

·      The Home Office Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003;

·      The full Licensing Sub-Committee Agenda pack; and

·      The oral representations made during the hearing.

 

In making its decision the Sub-Committee noted and considered the 68 representations opposing the grant of the licence. The representations relate to the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and prevention of public nuisance objectives.  The Sub-Committee further considered the representations made by the residents at the Sub-Committee.

The main concerns raised in the representations relate to:

·      Inebriated patrons putting themselves at risk by swimming in reservoirs

·      Performance of music and associated lighting potentially causing interference with protected species of wildlife in breach of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

·      Performance of music causing a public nuisance to nearby residents

·      Increased vulnerability to nearby homes 

 

The Sub-Committee also acknowledged the concerns of the residents who live near the site, that also gave evidence at the hearing detailing their concerns which included noise/sound amplifying over water, increase noise pollution, disturbance to their quality for life, public safety issues, their human rights being breached, harm to roosting bats and also inebriated patrons

The Licensing Sub-Committee noted that there has been no representations from any responsible authorities and the applicant reassured the Sub-Committee that they would uphold all of the licensing objectives.

 

The applicant has 3 other licences and no issues have been reported with these licences. The applicant gave evidence that the Wetlands will foremost be a nature reserve. However, the applicant requires the flexibility to have events too.

 

The applicant stated that the London Wildlife Trust are a delivery partner and are still involved in managing activity plans and nature conservation. The Sub-Committee also noted that the London Wildlife Trust had stated in their letter dated 5th September 2017 (2nd Dispatch) as follows:

“The reserve is being designed and managed to ensure the needs of wildlife are respected and where possible further strengthened. The Trust would not be involved with this project if this was not the case…. The consumption of any alcohol  and/ or associated music, will be restricted to the Engine House and its immediate surroundings within controlled hours. This area is situated away from the more sensitive areas of the nature reserve and its outside of the SSI and SPA, although it does fall within the SSI Impact Zone- hence the needs for events to be tightly controlled and monitored, to restrict any disturbance to wildlife and our neighbours… as conservation delivery partner, we are comfortable and confident with this situation, and through our monitoring we will ensure that events are controlled, and if necessary stopped, if we identify any negative impact on the SSI.”

 

The applicant gave evidence that they will continually embark on programmes to monitor events and the effect on wildlife. The applicant stated that they will also continue to work with and report to Natural England. The applicant gave evidence that Natural England had informed them that with the correct management the licence should not impact the site.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that BSG Ecology were instructed by the  applicant to carry out a (1) Report to inform a habitats regulations assessment for the Lee Valley Special Protection Area (SPA) (2) an assessment of potential effects on the Walthamstow Reservoirs Site of SSI (3) Marine Engine House bat survey (4) Wetlands bat report.

 

The applicant stated that the assessment provided evidence that the project will not lead to an adverse effect on the site. The applicant gave evidence that BSG Ecology will monitor the wild life and the birds and that BSG Ecology will also visit the site twice a year and will continue to do so for the next 3 years.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that prior to the application being submitted a meeting was held at the premises between the applicant, police, licensing and the council’s noise team. Conditions suggested by the responsible authorities were incorporated in the application by the applicant and it was agreed that if the licence were to be granted these conditions would be attached to the premises licence.

 

The applicant gave further evidence that the resident’s homes were approximately 1km away from where the events are being held. The Sub-Committee acknowledged that the Noise Team had conducted a noise survey, there are conditions incorporated in the application in respect of the prevention of public nuisance, a sound policy agreement, a noise management plan and also that staff will be monitoring the noise levels. Therefore, the Sub-Committee is of the view that the staff will be able to manage and monitor the noise levels at the site effectively and mitigate any potential noise nuisance.

 

The applicant gave evidence that the Tower building will be used for viewing and will not be used for events. The Tower was built for roosting bats. The applicant stated that there were no roosting of bats in the Marine Engine House, however, if there was any disturbance to the bats, they would take this matter seriously and take appropriate action. 

 

The applicant gave evidence that the Marine Engine House has fences and gates around it and is therefore secure. The Sub-Committee also noted that there would be rangers monitoring the site and SIA security and a duty manager when there were any events.

 

The Sub-Committee were satisfied that by granting the licence with the detailed conditions proposed that the licensing objectives would not be undermined.

 

The Sub-Committee therefore considered this decision to be appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives.

 


05/09/2017 - HISTORIC BUILDINGS GRANT APPLICATION - HAYWARD HOUSE, ORFORD ROAD E17 ref: 2780    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Agreed that a Historic Buildings Grant of £1,344 is made towards the cost of four replacement timber dormer windows at Hayward House, Orford Road E17.


05/09/2017 - CORONATION GARDENS, BUCKINGHAM ROAD, LEYTON, E10 5NG (172513) ref: 2781    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning permission granted for application 172513 subject to conditions.

Wards affected: Leyton;


05/09/2017 - 27 FALMOUTH AVENUE, HIGHAMS PARK, E4 9QN (172166) ref: 2782    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions and informatives.

Wards affected: Hatch Lane;


05/09/2017 - LAND OPPOSITE 1 VICTORIA ROAD, LEYTONSTONE, E10 4QD (164174) ref: 2783    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions and informatives.

Wards affected: Leytonstone;


05/09/2017 - 10-16 TENNYSON ROAD, LEYTON, E10 5JS (160830) ref: 2784    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions and informatives.

Wards affected: Leyton;


05/09/2017 - 41 KINGS ROAD, CHINGFORD, E4 7HP (171850) ref: 2778    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning permission granted subject to conditions and informatives.

Wards affected: Chingford Green;


05/09/2017 - 10 FYFIELD ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, E17 3RG (170275) ref: 2777    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Item deferred.

Wards affected: Wood Street;


05/09/2017 - HEATHCOTE SCHOOL AND SCIENCE COLLEGE, 96 NORMANTON PARK, CHINGFORD E4 6ES (171467) ref: 2776    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning Permission GRANTED subject to conditions and informatives.

Wards affected: Hatch Lane;


05/09/2017 - IVE FARM (172637) ref: 2775    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning permission GRANTED under reference 172637 subject to conditions and informatives.


05/09/2017 - TENBY COURT, TENBY ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, E17 7AT (171111) ref: 2774    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning permission GRANTED under reference 171111 subject to conditions and completion of a s106 Agreement.

Wards affected: High Street;


05/09/2017 - BLACKHORSE SERVICE STATION, 57 BLACKHORSE ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON, E17 7AS (170752) ref: 2773    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 05/09/2017

Decision:

Planning permission GRANTED under reference 170752 subject to conditions, informatives and a Deed of Variation (DoV) to the existing s106 Agreement under reference 153512.

Wards affected: High Street;