Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received on behalf of Councillor Steve Offord.  The meeting also noted an apology for leaving early from Councillor Ray Walker.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Mark James declared a personal interest as an employee of Transport for London (TfL), advising that the organisation had made comments on aspects of the application. 

 

Resolved –

 

That the list of Councillors’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.

4.

Hervey Road Playing Field, Hervey Road, Kidbrooke, Se3 pdf icon PDF 357 KB

The Board is requested to consider granting planning permission for the construction of a modular sports pavilion to include new bin store, refurbishment of car parking areas and vehicle entrance, new multi-use games area (MUGA) to include floodlighting, new accessible children's playground area and associated hard landscaping.

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Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

(i)           That Condition 20 (Noise Reduction Measures), be deleted from the list of conditions outlined in Appendix 2 of the report, as it a licensing matter.

 

(ii)         To revise Condition 4 (Landscaping), so that the hard landscaping utilises permeable material.

 

(iii)        To revise Condition 11 (Hours of Demolition and Construction), by addition the following wordings:

“No construction shall take place on Saturday mornings.”

 

(iv)        To revise Condition 12 (Hours of Deliveries and Maintenance), as follows:

“Commercial Deliveries and Maintenance of the site (including building, pitches, lighting and roads) shall be restricted to the following days and hours:

Monday to Saturday only 8.00am – 6.00pm”.

 

(v)         To add an informative in respect of Condition 9 (Travel Plan) so that the Travel Plan includes a review period after 1 year.

Minutes:

Councillors Ray Walker, Denise Hyland and Danny Thorpe left the meeting at 8:35pm, and therefore were not present to consider the application, or vote on the proposal relating to this Item.

 

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrative presentation to the report, recommending that the Board should agree the proposal and grant planning permission for the construction of a modular single storey pavilion to provide sports and leisure facilities.

 

The Board noted the report, and that the proposed facility would facilitate the re-introduction of formal sports in an area of open land to the south of Hervey Road in Kidbrooke.  A Supplementary Agenda with amendments to the main report, and a written submission from a resident were circulated at the meeting.

 

Thirteen residents and a representative who spoke on behalf of Kidbrooke North Residents’ Association addressed the meeting individually with similar concerns and views, advising that they were opposed to the application, and that the Board should reject the proposal. 

 

The objectors expressed a disappointment that a recommendation was made to approve the application, in spite of concerns expressed by residents during the consultation meetings.  The Board was advised that there was no evidence in the report that Sport England was consulted, nor was there an indication that a noise assessment was carried out to gauge the impact of the proposed development in the environment.  Furthermore, the leasing of the application site to an independent operator was not in the interest of the community because the bulk, height and mass of the proposed pavilion would be excessive.  It was stated that the over-development would impact adversely on residents’ living condition because of loss of views and privacy, and there was a likelihood that property prices in the area could fall.

 

Commenting on operations to be undertaken on the proposed site, the objectors expressed a concern about the influx of people in the residential neighbourhood during formal sporting events.  It was stated that the implications could be an inconvenience, which would include increased litter droppings, alcohol drinking and noise nuisance at bus stops, and pollution from floodlight rays and traffic congestion. Concerns about ecology and bio-diversity management during and after the proposed construction work were also noted by the Board.

 

The objectors were also of a view that to stipulate that the proposed facility would have restricted time of access, and that dog-walking would be prohibited would lead to increased dog fouling in the residential area.  Furthermore, the Council’s commitment to address ways to reduce obesity in the community could be undermined because a substantial part of the proposed site currently used as a community open space for family outdoor recreation, walking, and informal play by children would be lost. 

 

Councillor Drury also addressed the meeting, commenting that the change of use of the proposed site would be substantial.  Councillor Drury suggested to the Board to be mindful of residents’ concerns, in particular that the situation remained that the proposed site should be used as a community open space.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Plot 19.05 Land to the East of East Parkside and the North of Pilot Walk, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 pdf icon PDF 377 KB

The Board is requested to consider granting Reserve Matters approval in relation to the Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale, pursuant to Condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission, dated 08.12.2016 (Ref: 15/0716/O) for 281 residential units with associated landscaping, amenity space, parking, access works and associated infrastructure. Additional conditions to be complied with in this application include Conditions: 13 (Reserved Matters Application), 4 (Compliance with Development Specifications), 5 (Control Parameters), 6 (Control Parameters), 8 (Control Parameters), 9 (Compliance with the EIA Mitigation Measures), 14 (Reserved Matters Applications), 15 (Provision of Affordable Housing), 16 (Housing Mix), 17 (Density), 51 (Parking), 52 (Disabled Parking), 54 (Loading and Unloading), 69 (Environmental Noise), 81 (Sustainability Measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (On-site Renewable Energy Technologies), 102 (Air Quality Monitoring), 103 (Air Quality Assessment and Mitigation), 107 (Residential Design Standards), 108 (Children’s Play Areas), 113 (London City Airport’s OLS).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

Unanimously

 

That Reserved Matters be approved  for Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale, pursuant to Condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission, dated 08.12.2016 (Ref: 15/0716/O) for 281 residential units with associated landscaping, amenity space, parking, access works and associated infrastructure. Additional conditions to be complied with in this application include Conditions: 13 (Reserved Matters Application), 4 (Compliance with Development Specifications), 5 (Control Parameters), 6 (Control Parameters), 8 (Control Parameters), 9 (Compliance with the EIA Mitigation Measures), 14 (Reserved Matters Applications), 15 (Provision of Affordable Housing), 16 (Housing Mix), 17 (Density), 51 (Parking), 52 (Disabled Parking), 54 (Loading and Unloading), 69 (Environmental Noise), 81 (Sustainability Measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (On-site Renewable Energy Technologies), 102 (Air Quality Monitoring), 103 (Air Quality Assessment and Mitigation), 107 (Residential Design Standards), 108 (Children’s Play Areas), 113 (London City Airport’s OLS).

Minutes:

Councillor Walker advised an apology for leaving early and left the meeting at 8.35pm, prior to consideration of this Item.  Councillors Denise Hyland and Danny Thorpe were also not present at the meeting when the application relating to this Item was considered.

 

The Area Planning Manager (Major Developments) gave an illustrative presentation to the report, recommending to the Board to approve the application for Reserve Matters in relation to the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale, pursuant to Condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission date 8 December 2016 (Ref 15/0716/O).

 

The Board noted the report, together with amendments in an Addendum Report circulated at the meeting.

 

A representative who advised that he was speaking on behalf of the Greenwich Conservatory Group and the Greenwich Society addressed the meeting.  It was stated that the Groups wanted attention to be drawn to the fact that the proposed density in Plot 19.05 would be excessive when set against that of Plot 19.04.  Thus, the Groups were not opposed to the application, but were suggesting that steps should be taken to ensure a balanced community in line with the Masterplan. 

 

In view of the submissions, the Members commented that the proposal was a reserve matter, with sufficient safeguards to ensure the delivery of the approved Masterplan.  Members welcomed stipulations for a review of the viability of the proposed development after implementation.

 

The Board voted and

 

Unanimously

 

Resolved

 

Unanimously

 

That Reserved Matters be approved  for Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale, pursuant to Condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission, dated 08.12.2016 (Ref: 15/0716/O) for 281 residential units with associated landscaping, amenity space, parking, access works and associated infrastructure. Additional conditions to be complied with in this application include Conditions: 13 (Reserved Matters Application), 4 (Compliance with Development Specifications), 5 (Control Parameters), 6 (Control Parameters), 8 (Control Parameters), 9 (Compliance with the EIA Mitigation Measures), 14 (Reserved Matters Applications), 15 (Provision of Affordable Housing), 16 (Housing Mix), 17 (Density), 51 (Parking), 52 (Disabled Parking), 54 (Loading and Unloading), 69 (Environmental Noise), 81 (Sustainability Measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (On-site Renewable Energy Technologies), 102 (Air Quality Monitoring), 103 (Air Quality Assessment and Mitigation), 107 (Residential Design Standards), 108 (Children’s Play Areas), 113 (London City Airport’s OLS).