Greenwich Council

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Peter Brooks, Denise Hyland, Sarah Merrill, Harry Singh, Danny Thorpe and 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.  However, the Boards attention was drawn to the addendum reports, issued as supplementary agendas, in relation to Items 6, 7, 8 and 9

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 34 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:

Councillor Adams made a declaration an interest in relation to Item 5 as the objectors had indicated they would be consulting Ellison More Contractors, for whom he had, some previous years ago, been a Loss Adjuster for, but confirmed he had had no recently business dealings with.

 

Councillor M. James declared a personal interest as employee of Transport for London (TfL) in relation to the items of the agenda. 

 

Resolved –

 

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

 

2.     That the personal declarations made by Councillors Adams and M. James be noted.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 November and 6 December 2016; 16 January and 30 January 2017.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was noted that the Minutes of the Meeting of 6 December did not reflect Councillor Elliott’s attendance and it was agreed that they be amended accordingly.

 

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Board held on 1 November 2016, 16 January 2017 and 30 January 2017 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.


That the amended minutes of the Planning Board held on 6 December 2016 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Police Car Park, Rear of 18-26 Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10. pdf icon PDF 382 KB

The Board is requested to grant full planning permissionfor the construction of 2x3-bed semi-detached houses, 1x3-bed house, 1x1-bed flat and associated car parking subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed that the matter be deferred for a site visit.

Minutes:

Before moving to take the presentation on this item the Chair proposed that the item be deferred for a site visit and not to hear the officer’s presentations, representations and the applicant until it is brought back to committee following the site visit.

 

He continued that his proposal was on the basis of having read the committee papers and supplementary papers, including the number of requests for a site visit from the public.

 

Resolved –

 

That it be agreed to defer the matter for a site visit.

6.

Block 3, Greenwich Square (Formerly called Heart of East Greenwich), Former Greenwich District Hospital site, Woolwich Road, Greenwich, SE10. pdf icon PDF 500 KB

The Board is requested to grant the Section 73 Minor Material amendment application in respect of planning permission 08/0688/F to undertake amendments to Block 3 of the development as detailed in the report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed that the matter be deferred to the next meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Mark James declared a personal interest as an employee of Transport for London (TfL), who were consulted in relation to this item.

 

Before moving to take the presentation on this item the Chair advised the Board that a member of the public who submitted a letter of representation to the Council as part of the planning public consultation exercise for this item was not notified of the Planning Board Meeting. 

 

He added that, in this regard the Council had failed to carry out its normal Planning Board processes and procedures, in terms of notifying those that made representations in the correct and timely manner, and accordingly, he moved that that this application be deferred to another date.

 

Resolved –

 

That the matter be deferred to a future meeting of the Planning Board

7.

Plot 19.04 Land to the East of East Parkside and to the North of River Way, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 pdf icon PDF 777 KB

The Board is requested to grant Reserve Matters approval as detailed in the report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted Reserve Matters approval for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale, pursuant to Condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission, dated 08.12.2016 (Ref: 15/0716/O) for 400 residential units with associated landscaping, amenity space, parking, access works and associated infrastructure. Additional conditions to be complied with in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specification), 5 (Maximum Floorspace), 6 (Quantum of Development per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplan), 15 (Affordable Housing), 16 (Housing Mix), 17 (Density), 51 (Parking), 52 (Disabled Parking), 54 (Loading Areas), 69 (Environmental Noise), 81 (Sustainability measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy), 102 (Air Quality Monitoring), 103 (Air Quality Assessment and Mitigation), 107 (Residential Design Standards), 108 (Play Areas) and 113 (London City Airport OLS).

 

In line with the conditions and informatives as set out in the main report and the supplementary amendment.

Minutes:

Councillor Mark James declared a personal interest as an employee of Transport for London (TfL), who were consulted in relation to this item.

 

The Chair, Councillor Mark James, drew the Board’s attention to the addendum report, which had been published as tabled at the meeting.

 

The Assistant Area Planning Manager Development gave an illustrated presentation to the main and addendum report, recommending that the Board granted Reserved Matters approval in line with the conditions in the main report and revised Condition 3, and Sections 2.1 and 26.2, as set out in the addendum report.

 

In response to Members questions the Assistant Area Planning Manager Development advised that not all of the specific facia material of the surrounding buildings was known, at this time, however the materials on those buildings which had so far received detailed approval would be of a light colour.

 

She confirmed that the external look and the entrance areas to all the four blocks would be of a similar appearance though there would be no concierge facility in the affordable blocks.

 

With regards to density, the Assistant Area Planning Manager Development, responded that an overall density level was applied to each neighbourhood, within the overall Masterplan.  She confirmed that the application, being considered together with the adjacent approved scheme for Plot 19.05, was within the overall density level for the neighbourhood in which it would be sited.

 

She confirmed to Members that the applicant had provided a daylight and sunlight impact assessment, which the Council had had independently assessed and received assurance that it was considered that there would be no significant daylight impact or overshadowing to the surrounding developments.

 

She confirmed that, whilst the specifics, in relation to the play area, had not been supplied it was unlikely that it would consist of specific play equipment.

 

The Board accepted an address from the applicant’s representatives who advised the Board that the play area would be based on the podium area, meeting the minimum size and standards required.  Further, that the specific plans would be prepared and submitted as a separate, detailed plan.

 

They confirmed that all residents would have access to the central court area and they were seeking to provide all four blocks with living roofs whilst balancing this against providing as much living space as could be, within the material requirements.

 

In considering the application Members raised concern as to the density of the blocks, but it was accepted that density had to be considered in the context of the density for the neighbourhood.

 

The matter was put to the vote and it was;

 

Resolved unanimously –

 

1.     That it be agreed to grant Reserved Matters approval for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale, pursuant to Condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission, dated 08.12.2016 (Ref: 15/0716/O) for 400 residential units with associated landscaping, amenity space, parking, access works and associated infrastructure. Additional conditions to be complied with in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specification), 5 (Maximum Floorspace), 6 (Quantum of Development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Land North of Woolwich road opposite 71-101 Barney Close, Charlton SE7 pdf icon PDF 262 KB

The Board is requested to grant approval the construction of a 5-storey building for purposes of B1 Business ((a)(Offices) (b) Research and Development and (c) (Light Industrial) to provide 14 new workspaces for light industrial activities as detailed in the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted approvalfor the construction of a 5-storey building for purposes of b1 business ((a)(offices) (b) research and development and (c)(light industrial) to provide 14 new workspaces for light industrial activities.

 

Subject to:

·       The satisfactory completion of a section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement (obligations set out in section 19 of the main report); and

·       Conditions set out in the supplementary addendum.

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Mark James, drew the Board’s attention to the addendum report, as tabled at the meeting.

 

The Planning Area Manager (East) gave an illustrated presentation apologising for the late tabling of an addendum.  He confirmed that the application would have no impact on the area Masterplan and that the matter was brought before the Planning Board as the size of the applications meant that it was subject to a S106 agreement.

 

Members were concerned, given that the application was in a flood area, at lack of water permeable surfacing or green landscaping and, overall, did not appear very sustainable.  In response the Planning Area Manager (East) accepted that there was a lot of hard landscaping but assured the Board that landscaping was Conditioned.

 

The Planning Area Manager (East) confirmed to the Board that the design and appurtenance of the building had been considered by the Design Review Board.

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from Applicant and Architect.  The Applicant advised the Board that there was a need for small business units to meet the demand as more industrial areas are converted to residential use.  That small business brought diversity and employment to an area as well as vocational training.  He continued that, with the increase in land value there was a need to build on smaller sites and build taller.  That the proposal was designed to work effectively whilst maintaining as high a design standard as would be applied to a residential development.

 

The applicant’s architect noted the Members concern at the appearance of the building based upon the graphics and advised that the building was an industrial building with the windows overlapping, so as to avoid overheating. Further, that the external appearance would be of steel, polycarbon and aluminium, to the southern elevation. He continued that the building would be of a sustainable manufacture with the main construction of the building being sustainable timber and the windows a mix of glass and polycarbon.  He confirmed that mature trees would be planted, wherever possible and aspects of landscaping could be further discussed with planning officers. 

 

The applicant’s architect confirmed to the Board that modelling had been undertaken, to look at the effects of sun onto the building at different times of the year to ensure that there would be no issues from glare from the windows.  He added that the windows would be mainly constructed of polycarbon, rather than glass, which was less reflective.

 

The Board noted that, other than the external aspect of the building, that the construction of the building would not be of steel, but would be of cross laminated sustainable timber.  Officers confirmed that the report would be amended accordingly.

 

In considering the application some Members liked the appearance of the building whilst others felt it was a brutalist design, but it was accepted that this was a matter of taste and noted that the building had been considered by the Design Review Board.  Members also noted that the question of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Plot 18.02 Land to the West of West Parkside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 pdf icon PDF 595 KB

The Board is requested to grant Reserved Matters approvalas detailed in the report

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted Reserved Matters approval; Submission of Reserved Matters (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) pursuant to Condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission 15/0716/O dated 8 December 2015 for 242 residential units with associated landscaping, amenity space, parking, access works and associated infrastructure. Additional conditions to be complied with in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specification), 5 (Maximum Floorspace), 6 (Quantum of Development per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplan), 15 (Affordable Housing), 16 (Housing Mix), 17 (Density), 51 (Parking), 52 (Disabled Parking), 54 (Loading Areas), 69 (Environmental Noise), 81 (Sustainability measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy), 102 (Air Quality Monitoring), 103 (Air Quality Assessment and Mitigation), 107 (Residential Design Standards), 108 (Play Areas) and 113 (London City Airport OLS).

 

In line with the conditions and informatives as set out in the main report and the supplementary amendment.

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Mark James, drew the Board’s attention to the addendum report’s, as circulated tabled at the meeting.

 

The Principal Planner gave an illustrated presentation, drawing the Board’s attention to the corrections and changes to the Conditions set out in the addendum reports.   She advised the Board of a correction to paragraph 11.11, of the main report, which should have read ‘…the remaining 88% meet Building Regulations..’ not 8%. She continued that the development would provide 242 residential units and the design for the entrance to each block would be of the same appearance.

 

The applicant’s representatives were in attendance and responded to Members’ questions that there were detailed conditions on the materials to be used and samples will be presented to Planning Officers.

 

In considering the application Members expressed concern at possible overshadowing.  The Principle Planner advised the Board that it was assessed that there would be some overshadowing on Plot 17.02 but this could be addressed in the design of the blocks for Plot 17.02. 

 

The Board voted on the proposal and it was;


Resolved unanimously –

 

1.     That it be agreed to grant Reserved Matters approval for (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) pursuant to Condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission 15/0716/O dated 8 December 2015 for 242 residential units with associated landscaping, amenity space, parking, access works and associated infrastructure. Additional conditions to be complied with in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specification), 5 (Maximum Floorspace), 6 (Quantum of Development per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplan), 15 (Affordable Housing), 16 (Housing Mix), 17 (Density), 51 (Parking), 52 (Disabled Parking), 54 (Loading Areas), 69 (Environmental Noise), 81 (Sustainability measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy), 102 (Air Quality Monitoring), 103 (Air Quality Assessment and Mitigation), 107 (Residential Design Standards), 108 (Play Areas) and 113 (London City Airport OLS).

 

1.     That approval be subject to and in line with the conditions and informatives as set out in the main report and the supplementary amendment’s.