Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Rooms 4 & 5, Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW

Contact: Jean Riddler  Email: jean.riddler@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 5857

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received for Councillors Adams, Clare, Hisbani, Morrissey, Offord and Thorpe.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

It was noted that an Addendum Report, in relation to Item 6 – 16 Sandpit Place, had been issued on a Supplementary Agenda.

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.

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Minutes:

Resolved –

 

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

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting’s held on 5 April and 23 May 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.

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Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meetings of the Planning Board held on 5 April 2017 and 23 May 2017 be agreed and signed as true and accurate record’s.

5.

Charlton Park, Charlton Park Road, Charlton, SE7 (17/1288/F) pdf icon PDF 215 KB

The Board is requested to grant reserved matters approval for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to Condition 2 of Outline Planning Permission (ref: 16/0058/O) granted by the Planning Board on 14th September 2016 fora proposed new skate park within Charlton Park adjacent to the existing 2012 Olympic Facility.

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Decision:

Granted reserved matters approvalas outlined below:

·       For access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to Condition 2 of Outline Planning Permission (ref: 16/0058/O) granted by the Planning Board on 14th September 2016 fora proposed new skate park within Charlton Park adjacent to the existing 2012 Olympic Facility.

 

Minutes:

The Chair reminded the Board and attendees that this Item was to consider reserved matters only; not the principle of the application which had already been dealt with.

 

The Chair advised the Board Members that he had received a complaint from a member, of who had submitted representations on this item, that the email notification of this meeting was not prominent and that they understood that it had always been the practice of the Council to issue written notifications.  The Chair advised the Members that he had spoken to officers who had confirmed that the current procedure was to send email notification, where an email address was held and letter where only a postal address was supplied. 

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from Ms Leeke, member of the public who had also raised concern regarding notification of the meeting in that, whilst she had emailed comments on the applications to Planning officers she had not received any form of notification of the meeting and it was by chance she had become aware of it. 

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from Mr Tidy, who advised that he had made the complaint as he had completely missed the email communication, having checked numerous ways that the notification could have been submitted to him.  He felt that it had not been made sufficiently obvious that the email notification was from the Royal Borough or relating to a planning matter.  He continued that in the several years he had made comment on planning applications and despite submitting those comments by email, he had always received written notification of the meetings. 

 

The Area Planning Manager (East) confirmed to the Board Members that Miss Leeke’s representation had been received and her comments were taken into account within the report.  Further, whilst she had not been notified of the meeting she was in attendance at the meeting and therefore, was able to make representations to the Planning Board Members.  He assured the Planning Board that Planning Officers had checked their records and no other comments or objections had been received were the person has not been notified of the meeting. 

 

The Area Planning Manager (East) advised the Board Members that an email had been sent to Mr Tidy and whilst the name of the sender would have been the Committee Officer, the email title was clearly indicated as relating to this Planning Board meeting and was considered sufficient notification of this meeting. 

 

The Planning Board accepted a further address from Mr Tidy who commented that given the relatively low number public attendees, in relation to this item, this was an indication of a failure of the Council to communicate with the community and public and that it was not possible for Member to know the number of people who had not received notification of the meeting.  He felt that it would be sensible to postpone consideration of this item and ensure all parties were notified of the next meeting.  He advised the Board that he  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

16 Sandpit Place, Charlton, London, SE7 8HE (17/0453/F) pdf icon PDF 577 KB

The Planninge Board is requested to grant planning permission for the

demolition of existing building and construction of 2 x 1-bed and 30 x 2-bed houses with associated hard/soft landscaping and parking; subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the reprot.

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Decision:

Granted planning permission for the demolition of existing building and construction of 2 x 1-bed and 30 x 2-bed houses with associated hard/soft landscaping and parking.

 

Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and amendments set out in the Addendum report.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager (East) gave an illustrated presentation summarising the application and drew the Boards attention to the addendum report and advised that the matter was presented as Members agreement of the S106 agreement was required.

 

In response to Members questions the Area Planning Manager (East) advised that the 65% blended rate and 5-year market rent period would be a perpetual rolling period Members were concerned that the S106 was not clear on this point. Members asked that it was clearly recorded in the minutes that the principle of Meridian Homes Start is to enable families to save towards their own home whilst in accommodation at a social rent charge.  Five year tenancies were considered a good period to allow for families to save and for every £1 they saved Meridian Home Start would match it for £1, up to £10,000.  There is no indication that if a family has not managed to make adequate savings to purchase their own home the end of the 5 years that they would be evicted as they are rolling 5 year tenancies and the 65% blended rent is also in perpetuity. 

 

A Member raised a number of questions as to how the zero carbon target, required since October 2016, as to what is the carbon off set payment and why photovoltaic solar panels were being used instead of the more economic Solar Thermal Energy technology.

 

The Area Planning Manager (East) advised that the Conditions sought the development to achieve zero carbon with a minimum of 35%; the carbon offset payment would be the difference between that which the applicant achieves and zero carbon. 

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from the applicant who advised that, whilst it was accepted that Solar Thermal technology could offer greater savings the requirement for zero carbon came in after the building was design, over a year ago.  Photovoltaic Solar Panels were chosen as they comply with building regulations and were designed for simplicity of use. 

 

In determining the application before them Members felt that this was an excellent application and a positive scheme offering 100% affordable homes.

 

The matter was put to eh vote with 7 Members voting in favour of the application, 0 Members against and 0 Members abstaining.


Resolved unanimously–

 

That planning permission be granted for the demolition of existing building and construction of 2 x 1-bed and 30 x 2-bed houses with associated hard/soft landscaping and parking.

 

Subject to;

(i)         The satisfactory completion of a Section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement (obligations set out in section 3 of this report); and

(ii)        Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and the addendum.