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Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bevan, Cawley-Harrison, Hakata, Hinchcliffe and Williams.


Urgent business

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of urgent business. Late items will be dealt with under the agenda item where they appear. New items will be dealt with at item below.




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Minutes pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2020.

To follow


The minutes of the meeting were deferred to the next Regulatory Committee.


Draft Highgate School Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) pdf icon PDF 320 KB

This report introduces a proposed draft Highgate School Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for consultation. This draft SPD gives further guidance on Local Plan Site Allocation: 41 - Highgate School, to fulfil the Plan’s commitment to bring forward an SPD with an agreed masterplan for the School’s future development. The objectives are to take a comprehensive approach to the effective planning and delivery of new accommodation to meet the long term needs of the school and support enhanced community use and benefits. The SPD has particular regard to making open space as accessible as possible and ensuring that development preserves or enhances the appearance of the Highgate Conservation Area.

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Emma Williamson, Assistant Director for Planning, Building Standards and Sustainability, and Rob Krzyszowski, Head of Planning Policy, Transport and Infrastructure, introduced the report as set out.  The need and desirability for the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was set out in the Site Allocations Development Plan Document adopted by the Council in 2017.  Highgate School had a large estate in Highgate, and it was felt that it would be useful to create an SPD to set out the whole context of the plans for the school, rather than to provide a number of separate planning applications.  There were proposals for step free access on parts of the site; enhanced sports facilities; demolition and rebuild of buildings.  The SPD would set out the guidance and framework parameters for these plans – it would not replace planning policy.


Ms Williamson and Mr Krzyszowski responded to questions from the Committee:

-           A benefit of creating an SPD was to give context of all applications when the Planning Committee were considering individual applications.  It would also allow for public consultation on the masterplan before individual applications were submitted.

-           There would be more than one planning applications submitted, and these would likely be brought forward by the School on varying timescales but sometimes in parallel.

-           Whilst an SPD would not bind the Planning Committee into approving any applications, the document would be a material planning consideration and the Planning Committee would need to consider any applications in the normal way.

-           The parade ground would be greened, as well as roofs and walls of the buildings.


RESOLVED that the draft Highgate School SPD be referred for approval by Cabinet for public consultation in accordance with the Haringey Statement of Community Involvement.


Making Non-Immediate Article 4 Direction for Office (B1a) to Residential (C3) Changes of Use pdf icon PDF 5 MB

This report recommends the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction for growth areas and town centres in the Borough to remove permitted development rights for Office (B1a) to Residential (C3). It will reinstate the need for the Council to grant planning permission for such proposals in the areas in which the Article 4 Direction would apply, and thus reinstate the primacy of the Local Plan in shaping future development in the Borough.

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Rob Krzyszowski, Head of Planning Policy, Transport and Infrastructure, introduced the report as set out.  Existing national legislation allowed for permitted development rights for the change of use from office to residential use without a full planning application.  However, Local Authorities had the power to invoke Article 4 powers which would require full planning applications to be submitted for a change of use.  The plan was for the powers to take full effect following a one-year grace period.  It was important to note that these powers would not cover the whole borough, but key growth and defined centre areas.  


It was not envisaged that a large number of applications would be received in the intervening year although it is not possible to know for sure, and the implementation of these powers would not mean that applications would be refused in the future – applicants would just be required to submit a planning application.  The year-long grace period and consultation would begin after approval by Cabinet



i.          The regulatory requirements for the making of a new Article 4 Direction, as prescribed by The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 be noted;

ii.         Cabinet be recommended to adopt the justification herein provided to support the making of an Article 4 Direction to remove Office (B1a) to Residential (C3) Permitted Development Rights within Growth Areas, and Metropolitan and district Centres; and

iii.       Cabinet be recommended to approve the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction removing permitted development rights for Office (B1a) to Residential (c3) changes of use within Growth Areas, and Metropolitan and District Centres as identified on the Haringey adopted Policies Map as set out in Appendices A and B.


Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) - Redistribution Consultation/ Changes to CIL Governance document pdf icon PDF 442 KB

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge based on the floorspace of new buildings to help fund infrastructure needs arising from new development. Haringey’s CIL has been in effect since 2014.


The report asks the Regulatory Committee to note and provide comments to the draft changes to the CIL Governance Document as set out in Section 6 and Appendix B; and recommend to the Leader for approval the draft changes to the CIL Governance Document set out in Section 6 and Appendix B having regard to the consultation which is ongoing. and Committee’s responses to the same.  

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Rob Krzyszowski, Head of Planning Policy, Transport and Infrastructure, introduced the report as set out.  Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was a charge on developers based on new floor space, and the Council could spend the money on infrastructure and other projects.  Scrutiny had looked at governance arrangements, and following their recommendations, the 2017 CIL Governance document was adopted.  This document created neighbourhood areas where CIL money could be spent.  A consultation had been carried out in 2018 to get ideas on areas where the public would like to see the money spent.


A key issue with the current governance was the disparity of the Neighbourhood CIL (NCIL) funds between NCIL areas.  This was due to the different rates charged in different areas.  This report sought to remove the principle that NCIL had to be spent in the area where it was collected.  This would enable the Council to distribute the funds more equally, and based on where there was development and infrastructure need.


Mr Krzyszowski responded to questions from the Committee:

-           The CIL charging rates were automatically indexed for inflation over time.

-           The Committee had previously recommended an increase in the CIL rates to Cabinet.  Cabinet had approved the report to consult on an increase, and this consultation had recently concluded.  The results and a recommendation would be submitted to an independent examiner, who would provide a view.  Once these steps had completed, a report would be taken at Full Council to implement the increased rates, with implementation likely in 2021. CIL rates must be set based on the financial viability of development.

-           CIL funds had taken some years to build up, CIL was paid upon commencement of a development on site, so there was a time lag between developments being CIL liable and then paying.

-           CIL should be seen in the context of other contributions from developers such as Section 106 (S106) planning obligations and affordable housing

-           The decision to spend CIL funds would be made taking into consideration where development happened, and the need for development in particular areas.

-           NCIL boundaries would be reconsidered when the boundary changes had been completed.




i.          The draft changes to the CIL Governance Document as set out in Section 6 and Appendix B be noted;

ii.         The Leader be recommended to approve the draft changes to the CIL Governance Document as set out in Section 6 and Appendix B, having regard to the ongoing consultation.


New Haringey Local Plan pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To receive an update on the new Haringey Local Plan


Rob Krzyszowski, Head of Planning Policy, Transport and Infrastructure, introduced the report as set out.  The Haringey Local Plan was the main document used to determine planning applications.  The Haringey Local Plan was relatively up to date, however, the Council’s ambitions had changed since 2017, and it was important that the plan reflected current priorities.  The new London Plan was at its final stage, and would set some helpful parameters.  It was expected that the Haringey Local Plan would use London Plan policies where appropriate, and local policies for local issues.  The process to implement a new plan was long – there would be three public consultations and an independent examination.  It was stated that a member working group would be set up comprising the Regulatory Committee members.


RESOLVED that the report be noted.


New items of urgent business

To consider any new items of urgent business admitted under agenda item 2 above.




Dates of future meetings

To be agreed at Full Council in March 2020.


To be confirmed.