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:

Apologies for absence were accepted for Councillors Babatola, Mardner and Morrissey.

 

Apologies for lateness were accepted for Councillor Offord, who was in attendance for part of Item 7.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.  However, the Chair drew Members’ attention to additional documentation submitted by a member’s of the public and Applicant in relation to Item 5 – 10 Orangery Lane and an Officers addendum report, published as a Supplementary agenda, in relation to Item 6 - Plot 504, Parcel 5, Greenwich Millennium Village. These had been emailed to Members and were available at the meeting.

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.

Minutes:

Councillor Hyland made a declaration in relation to Item 5 – 10 Orangery Lane, as, in her position at Leader of the Council, she had been involved in early discussions with the development company over the future of the site.  As such she advised she would abstain from participation in the debate or decision on this item.

 

The Chair, Councillor Mark James declared a personal interest as an employee of Transport for London (TfL) in relation to the items on the agenda. 

 

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 97 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 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.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Board held on 7 March 2017 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

10 Orangery Lane, Eltham, London, SE9 1HN (16/3176/F) pdf icon PDF 584 KB

The Board is requested to grant full planning permission for the demolition of existing building and construction of a part 5 / part 9 storey mixed use development comprising a flexible B1 (Business) / D1(Non Residential Institution) use at ground floor level and 46 self-contained flats above.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed that the matter be deferred for a site visit.

Minutes:

Councillor Hyland made a declaration in relation to this item, as in her position at Leader of the Council she had been involved in early discussions with the development company over the future of the site.  As such she would abstained from participation in the debate or decision on this item.

 

Councillor Mark James made a personal declaration as an employee of Transport for London (TfL). 

 

The Chair drew the Boards attention to the additional documents and comments from the applicant and objectors, which had been emailed to the Board Members and were tabled.

 

Prior to the presentation by the Planning Officer Councillor Thorpe proposed that, having read the report, a site visit might be appropriate.

 

The proposal was seconded by Councillor Walker, as there was a level of ambiguity as to where the proposal fell within the Masterplan and given the variation in land heights members would benefit from seeing the site in context to its surroundings.

 

The Chair put the proposal to the vote with nine Members in favour of a site visit and one abstention.

 

Resolved –

 

That the matter be deferred in order to allow the Planning Board to conduct a site visit.

6.

Plot 504, Parcel 5, Greenwich Millennium Village Phases, 3-5 Peartree Way, Greenwich, SE10 (17/0576/R) pdf icon PDF 492 KB

The Board is requested to grant Reserved Matters approval in relation to the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 23/21/2014 (Reference: 14/1633/MA) for the erection of an energy centre (EC2) and associated infrastructure, landscape and parking.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted approval as outlined below:

Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 23/21/2014 (Reference: 14/1633/MA) for the erection of an energy centre (EC2) and associated infrastructure, landscape and parking.

 

subject to:

(i)         receipt of no objections from Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) by 23 June 2017; if objections are received the matter is to be re-submitted to the Planning Committee.

(ii)    Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report, as amended by   the addendum report and the officer’s verbal update.

Minutes:

Councillor Mark James made a personal declaration as an employee of Transport for London (TfL). 

 

The Chair drew Members’ attention to the Officers addendum report which had been published as a Supplementary agenda and was tabled.

 

Before moving to the illustrative presentation the Principal Planning Officer advised that the recommendation at 1.1 (i) should be removed as the HSE had raised no objections.  A replacement recommendation 1.1 (1) would be required to grant planning permission if no objections were received from Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) by 23 June 2017 if objections were received the matter was to be re-submitted to the Planning Committee.  She advised that there were further amendments to the Conditions, and minor amendments to drawing numbers set out in the addendum report. She also advised that in addition to the changes set out in the addendum Condition 3 in relation to air quality should be deleted. She then gave an illustrative presentation in respect of the application.

 

The Board questioned why it was felt that this application was not liable for either the Mayor or London or Royal Borough of Greenwich CIL.   Further, if the applicant was working with GLLaB.

 

The Principal Planning Officer responded that in line with the standards for CIL charging this development was not considered as liable.  The employment initiatives were covered under the S 106 agreement.

 

The Applicant was in attendance to respond to questions; the Board had no questions to put.

 

The Chair clarified that the Board was voting on the original report with the proposed change to decision 1.1 (i) and conditions set out in the addendum report, as amended by the officer’s verbal update.

 

The matter was put to the vote with ten Members in favour of the application and officer’s amendments.

 

Resolved unanimously -

 

That outline approval be given for the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 23/21/2014 (Reference: 14/1633/MA) for the erection of an energy centre (EC2) and associated infrastructure, landscape and parking, subject to:

(i)         receipt of no objections from Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) by 23 June 2017; if objections are received the matter is to be re-submitted to the Planning Committee.

(ii)    Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report, as amended by the addendum report and the officer’s verbal update.

7.

Garage Sites Adjacent to 63 and 73 Woodlands Park Road, Greenwich, SE10 9AY (16/1629/F) pdf icon PDF 248 KB

The Board is requested to grant planning permissionfor the demolition of existing buildings (garages) and redevelopment of sites to provide 15 new flats (7x1bed and 8x2bed) and two dayrooms.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planning permissionfor the demolition of existing buildings (garages) and redevelopment of sites to provide 15 new flats (7x1bed and 8x2bed) and two dayrooms, subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report.

Minutes:

Councillor Mark James made a personal declaration as an employee of Transport for London (TfL). 

 

Councillor Offord was in attendance for this matter, but as he was not in attendance for the officers’ presentation abstained from the vote.

 

The Area Planning Manager West gave an illustrative presentation of the report advising that, the development was acceptable in terms of land use, the mix and quality of the residential accommodation proposed, the contemporary design and its impact on residential amenity.  Whilst the application fell within a CPZ it was, on this occasion it was felt that is was not appropriate to restrict residents from applying for parking passes in view of the intended client group and that there was capacity within the CPZ.

 

The Chair advised that he had received a presentation from a resident, who was unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances and read the comments out;

 

The resident stated that the development would obscure their view of the trees, wildlife and the train station. Questioned the necessity for more buildings to the area.  Her child had autism and loved to look out of his bedroom window at the trains, which was one of the reasons they had moved there.  She requested that the view of this wonderful scenery not be removed.

 

The Applicants Agent addressed the Board advising that they had been commissioned to look at brown field sites in Greenwich Borough which could be used for affordable housing.  He advised that the two proposed blocks would provide 100% affordable social rented housing for over 60’s. He re-iterated the internal layout and design concept of the properties and that the development would fit in with the surrounding properties.

 

The Board questioned if or where Mobility Scooters would be stored, particularly given the concerns that some may be prone to battery explosion.

 

The Applicants Agent advised that this was an issue which would need to be considered and addressed appropriately.

 

The Area Planning Manager West added that as less than 25 units were being provided within the scheme the development did not meet the requirement to provide 10% of the units to be built to wheelchair standards. 

 

The Board moved straight to the vote with eleven Members for the application and one abstention.

 

Resolved –

 

That planning permission be granted for the demolition of existing buildings (garages) and redevelopment of sites to provide 15 new flats (7x1bed and 8x2bed) and two dayrooms, subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report.