A supplementary report has been published on the eve of Thursday's Planning Committee. LINK
It contains more information on mitigation. The Officers maintain their support for the planning application.
completion of the committee report, a further 24 letters of representation have
been received. Where additional issues have been raised they are noted below,
otherwise they are considered to have been dealt with in the main report.
One letter of support
issues raised are considered to have been addressed within the main report.
23 letters of objection
from one representation citing insufficient notice of the committee, and a
request for an additional 3 weeks instead. Also, confusion over when the
committee is due to take place. Concern that the additional number of events
would result in the roads deteriorating.
notice period given is considered reasonable and in accordance with the
Council’s procedures. There was an error on the earlier communication which
stated that the Committee would begin at 7pm and this was corrected last week.
The proposal would result in additional journeys, but the mitigation in place
is intended to reduce the number of cars as far as possible.
Request for clarification on the need for a section 106 legal agreement,
and whether parking permits within the event day management zone would remain
A section 106 legal agreement is absolutely necessary to the
acceptability of the proposal.
The current charge for a parking permit is £10. The proposal would not
Concern about the noise from helicopters, which would be increased with
a greater number of events.
can be associated with large events as part of the police operation. The height
at which they fly or hover will inevitably vary, and hence so will the noise
they generate. However, this is considered to be infrequent and for short
periods of time. It is not considered that this alone would increase the level
of noise to the point that it is considered unacceptable.
issues raised are considered to have been addressed within the main report.
committee report identified a number of mitigation measures which would be
secured within the section 106 legal agreement. Further detail is provided on a
number of the additional measures which are proposed over and above those
secured through the original agreement dated 23 August 2002. A number of them
were detailed within the main report and so are not detailed further. These
additional measures to cover individual events are proposed to apply only to
the 22 additional major events. They are not proposed to apply to 37 high
capacity (51,000-90,000 capacity ) events that can take place under the
event mitigation measures, for the additional 22 events proposed
Regulation of Public Safety – The Council’s reasonable costs
would be met as part of the application on an event-by-event basis, which would
be on a similar basis to what is currently done for street cleaning and the
regulation of traffic management. This involves a requirement to attend
pre-match meetings and monitoring safety documentation for each event.
Inspections would take place (in addition to those which take place during
existing major events) to monitor the measures and seek to refine the process.
Alcohol licensing inspections – This would also be related to the
Council’s reasonable costs, similar to the regulation of public safety. This
involves inspecting licensed premises prior to an event and follow up visits
afterwards if there have been complaints.
Illegal street trader – This was highlighted in the list
within the main committee report. This is proposed to be removed from the
Section 106 legal agreement, but only because there has already been a
mechanism established for the previous 4 Tottenham Hotspur events that have
taken place at Wembley, which is proposed to continue.
Anti ticket tout initiative – This would also be related to the
Council’s reasonable costs, similar to the regulation of public safety. Ticket
touts are a feature of many sporting events, and can lead to people being
denied the opportunity to view sporting events at a reasonable cost. Touts can
obstruct public areas and introduce an element of intimidation.
contribution mitigation measures:
Pirate parking initiative – More than £47,000 has been secured
to ensure that the existing scheme can
continue. The intention is to ensure
that parking on land which does not have planning permission for that purpose
is addressed, so reducing the number of persons using cars and increasing the
number of persons using public transport.
Additional CCTV camera – This was detailed in the main
report. The cost for this would be £22,779.
In addition, further measures are
proposed to those detailed within the main committee report.
Litter bins – In response to a number of objections there
would be a contribution of £20,000 for litter bins
in and around the stadium and
Wembley Town Centre.
Radio system and protective clothing – This would ensure that the current
equipment (which is
leading to some problems with communication) is
replaced by more advanced equipment. This would improve the event day
operations, by improving communication when setting up road closures and
managing traffic. Ultimately, this would assist in the safe and efficient
arrival and departure from events at the stadium. This would be £50,000.
Event day signage – Following an audit of the existing signage a
contribution of £60,000 is proposed to improvements, to be secured before the
2017/18 season. This would include a more detailed audit to identify broken
signage and identify where more signage is required. There would be maintenance
of existing Variable-Message Signs (VMS) and event day flap signs. Additional
signage would be provided in areas with insufficient signage.
been had to the tests of whether a section 106 obligation is considered
justifiable. As required by Regulation 122 of the Community Infrastructure
Regulations 2010 (as amended) a planning obligation may only constitute a
reason for granting planning permission if it is:
(a) necessary to make the
development acceptable in planning terms; (b) directly related to the
(c) fairly and reasonably related in scale and kind to the
The obligations above, and those which are listed and detailed in the
main report, are considered to pass
these tests. They are proposed to
maintain the existing levels of mitigation for the existing major events (as
secured in the original section 106 legal agreement), and to go further for the
additional major events proposed by this application.
Update on Tottenham
committee report was finalised there have been additional games played. As of
22 March 2017 there are 10 games remaining for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier
League. They remain well placed to be in European competition next year
(specifically the group stage of the Champions League). They remain in the FA
Cup, which has reached the semi-final stage. This is not considered to change
the assumptions on the numbers of games they are likely to play next season.
additional comments received raise some additional points, which are not considered
to change the recommendation. Many of the issues have been raised previously,
and are considered to have been addressed in the main report.
supplementary report provides additional detail on some of the mitigation
measures proposed, and some additional measures which go beyond what is
contained within the main committee report. They are welcomed and would assist
to mitigate the impacts of the greater number of major events which this
Recommendation: Remains approval as set out
within the committee report