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 this meeting from Councillors Olu Babatola, Denise Hyland, Clive Mardner and Ray Walker.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

It was noted that Addendum Reports had been produced for both items on the Agenda and were provided 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

Land adjacent to and to the south west of The 02 (Known as Plot N0201), Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10. (15/3552/F) pdf icon PDF 525 KB

Planning Board is requested to grant full planning permission for the construction of a 36 storey tower (120 metres AOD) comprising of 262 residential units, 2,213 sq.m (GEA) of retail floorspace (Use Classes A1 to A5) and 189 sq.m flexible floorspace (Use classes A1 to A5, ancillary C3, or D2 for a commercial gym) and associated landscaping, plant, servicing and parking, subject to the condition outlined in the report and Appendinx 2.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted full planning permission for the construction of a 36 storey tower (120 metres AOD) comprising of 262 residential units, 2,213 sqm (GEA) of retail floorspace (Use Classes A1 to A5) and 189 sqm flexible floorspace (Use classes A1 to A5, ancillary C3, or D2 for a commercial gym) and associated landscaping, plant, servicing and parking.

 

Subject to:

(i)     Referral of the application to the Mayor of London as required under the terms of The Town and Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008;

(ii)    The satisfactory completion of a Section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement (obligations set out in Section 25);

(iii)   Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and addendum; and

(iv)   The Late stage review be conducted following the sale of 65% of units, not 75%.

Minutes:

The Planning Board received an illustrative presentation on the proposal from the Principal Planning Officer who also drew Members attention to the addendum report. The Principal Planning Officer also gave a verbal update reporting that further comments had been received from the GLA in relation to viability. The independent viability advisor had reviewed the GLA’s comments but remained of the view that the viability assessment was sound. It was explained that the GLA would have the opportunity to examine the viability of the scheme in more detail as part of the Stage II referral. It was also noted that the S106 contributions in respect of local education and healthcare were likely to be directed to specific projects in the local area.

 

In response to questions from the Board the Principal Planning Officer advised that an application review would be conducted at 75% of completed sales in line with the London Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) recommendations.  The height and scale of the development was in line with Peninsula Masterplan.  The applicant had indicated that the internal alterations in order to provide more social rented units were not viable; the review mechanism was to be included in the S106 agreement.  She confirmed that this was a GLA referable scheme and they could further scrutinise the viability.    The Assistant Director, Planning & Building Control, confirmed that the Viability Assessors engaged by Greenwich were independent of the authority.

 

The Principal Planning Officer confirmed that the Environmental Health Department would consider the details on noise reduction materials to be provided to Officers, prior to commencement of works.  TfL had been, and would be kept, appraised of the construction logistics and pedestrian flow, both in respect of the residents and visitors to the O2. This was being kept under review, as a number of changes were proposed to the area as a whole.

 

The Planning Board was addressed by a representative of the Greenwich Conservation Group who spoke in objection to the application as it was felt the proposal was a gross overdevelopment.  The Group did not object to the originally proposed 8 storey building, but the proposed 36 stories, housing 262 residential units would be over the density recommendation of the London Plan’s habitable rooms per hectare. Further, it was felt that in was not possible to consider this application in comparison with further development proposals which had yet to be submitted.  As only 9% of the development would be family homes, below 20% of the original Masterplan, there was a failure to meet the requirement for a mixed and balanced community.

 

The Planning Board was addressed by the applicants’ representative who advised that they were confident that the proposal offered a balance of high quality design and viability.  The building was in keeping with the Masterplan and suitable for the site.  The noise insulation included both double and triple glazing.  Construction traffic would access the site via existing routs to the rear of the site adjacent to the O2.  There would be one common residents  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Unit 2, Victoria Deep Water Terminal, Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich, London. SE10 0QE (16/3478/F) pdf icon PDF 442 KB

Planning Board is requested to grant planning approval for the redevelopment of the Victoria Deep Water Terminal (VDWT) site to include Concrete tunnel segment manufacturing facility and open storage; Two enclosed concrete batching plants; Enclosed aggregate storage; Cement importation terminal and parking areas. (Amended description) (Re-consultation - Additional Environmental Statement); subject to the conditions set out in the report and Appendix 2.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planning approval for the redevelopment of the Victoria Deep Water Terminal (VDWT) site to include Concrete tunnel segment manufacturing facility and open storage; Two enclosed concrete batching plants; Enclosed aggregate storage; Cement importation terminal and parking areas. (Amended description) (Re-consultation - Additional Environmental Statement).

 

subject to:

·       Referral of the application to the Mayor of London as required under the terms of The Town and Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008;

·       Conditions and Informatives set out in Appendix 2 of the main report

·       The addition of a Condition requiring a Safety Audit be submitted, as report by the officer.

·       The addition Environment Agency Conditions as set out on the addendum

·       The satisfactory completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations set out in section 17;

·       Members confirming in their decision that account has been taken of environmental information, as required by Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011; and

·       A statement being placed on the statutory Register confirming the main reasons and consideration of which the Planning Board decision was based were those set out in the report of the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills as required by Regulations 24 (I) (c.) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.

Minutes:

The Planning Board received an illustrative presentation on the proposal from the Senior Principal Planning Officer who also drew Members attention to the addendum report with the Environment Agency requested additional conditions.  He advised that a correction was required to the main report, in that the reference to the EIA regulations 2011, should read 2017.  Further, a safety audit would be required and conditioned, this had not been submitted as part of the addendum but, if the matter were agreed, would form part of the conditions.

 

In response to questions from the Board Members the Senior Principal Planning Officer confirmed that the site was zoned for industrial development and identified within the Masterplan as a strategic industrial area.

 

The Planning Board was addressed by the applicants’ representative who confirmed that there would be a reduction in the number of HGV’s accessing the site; the HGVs, primarily travel within the M25.   The site operates unrestricted 24/7 but operations times were also guided by tides, which included evenings and night works.

 

The Board moved to the vote with 9 Members in favour of granting the application; 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved unanimously -

 

That planning approval be granted for the redevelopment of the Victoria Deep Water Terminal (VDWT) site to include Concrete tunnel segment manufacturing facility and open storage; Two enclosed concrete batching plants; Enclosed aggregate storage; Cement importation terminal and parking areas. (Amended description) (Re-consultation - Additional Environmental Statement).

 

This this be subject to:

·       Referral of the application to the Mayor of London as required under the terms of The Town and Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008;

·       Conditions and Informatives set out in Appendix 2 of the main report

·       The addition of a Condition requiring a Safety Audit be submitted, as report by the officer.

·       The addition Environment Agency Conditions as set out on the addendum

·       The satisfactory completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations set out in section 17;

·       Members confirming in their decision that account has been taken of environmental information, as required by Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011; and

·       A statement being placed on the statutory Register confirming the main reasons and consideration of which the Planning Board decision was based were those set out in the report of the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills as required by Regulations 24 (I) (c.) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.