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 received from Councillors Ray Walker, Geoffrey Brighty, Mark Elliott, Denise Hyland and Sarah Merrill.

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 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 Mark James declared a personal interest in relation to the items on the agenda as he was an employee of Transport for London.

 

Councillor Steve Offord stated in relation to Items 4 and 5 that he had been the Cabinet Member for Housing when the general redevelopment had been originally considered, but that it did not constitute an interest.

 

Resolved –

 

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

4.

Connaught Estate Phases 2 & 3, Land to the south of Sandy Hill Road and west of Brookhill Road, Woolwich, SE18. (17/0897/R) pdf icon PDF 742 KB

The Board is asked to consider the submission of Reserved Matters (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) pursuant to condition 2 of outline planning permission dated 02/04/2015 (Ref: 14/0086/O) for the redevelopment of the Connaught Estate, comprising of the construction of up to 684 residential units, of which 332 are subject to detailed application (Phase 1), with associated access, parking and private and public open space.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted the reserved matters planning application as outlined below:

 

·        Submission of Reserved Matters (Layout and siting of the buildings, design of buildings including floor areas, height, massing and internal planning, external appearance, landscaping and open spaces and car parking), pursuant to condition 2 of Outline Planning Permission (Ref: 14/0086/O) dated 02.04.15 for 352 residential units within Blocks A1-A8 and B1-B9 (Phases 2 and 3).

 

Subject to:

(i)    The issuing of a new Planning Permission for the site known as former Connaught Estate pursuant to planning application Ref. 17/1516/V for a variation to Planning Permission ref. 14/0086/O dated 02/04/2015 pursuant to S73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

(ii)   Conditions set out in Appendix 2, with Condition 1 amended as follows

 

“01. Approved Drawings

 

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

7766/PL(00) 010, 011, 100, 101, 120 Rev A, 7766/PL(00) 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 021, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 120, 201, 202, 302, 301, 303, 304, 305, L0V18884 10 C1, L0V18884-17 D1

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.”


Minutes:

Additional correspondence regarding the item was circulated.

 

The Senior Principal Planning Officer (Major Developments) gave an illustrated introduction to the report. She explained that the additional correspondence which had been circulated had been received by Officers at an earlier date and was dealt with at paragraph 6.5 of the report. She drew the Board’s attention to the tenure distribution.

 

In response to questions from the Board the Senior Principal Planning Officer (Major Developments) stated that there was no provision for shared ownership properties to revert to social rent; in the event that the properties were not taken up then they could be marketed to a wider area. The S106 agreement dealt with the income bands for the shared ownership properties; developers were usually requested to equally target households within three different income bands. The unit mix was to be considered in relation to all three sites; as this site was close to the town centre and a busy road it was considered more acceptable to have less family size units on this site.  She confirmed that all units were required to meet Lifetime Homes standards. 10% would be wheelchair adapted from the start, with another 10% easily adaptable if needed. She stated that no S38 (Highways Act 1980) agreement had been signed with regard to adopting roads within the application site.

 

The Chair queried whether it was possible for the Board to stipulate a condition to consider the materials for the roads. The Assistant Director Planning and Building Control (Regeneration Enterprise and Skills) advised that while the Board could impose a condition if reasonable, they would have to say what materials and the Highways department could subsequently object; the Assistant Director advised the Board that it was best to leave the matter to a S38 (Highways Act 1980) agreement.

 

The Board was addressed by Ward Councillor David Gardner. Councillor Gardner welcomed the redevelopment.

 

Councillor Gardner questioned the level of affordable housing.  He noted that Royal Greenwich Local Plan Core Strategy policy H3 indicated that 35% affordable housing was a minimum and there was flexibility on the matter. He noted that the Mayor of London’s Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance 2017 in preparation for his new London Plan in 2019 set out 50%, across London. Councillor Gardner felt there was insufficient provision of affordable housing for the development, and requested that the viability statement be considered in detail.

 

Councillor Gardner questioned the car parking provision. He drew the Board’s attention to the high PTAL rating for the site and referred to Royal Greenwich Local Plan Core Strategy policies IM4 and IM(c) that developments with such a high level of public transport accessibility “should be car free”. He suggested a reduction in car parking spaces could then be used for more green space or larger units perhaps.

 

Councillor Gardner expressed disappointment that the roads were set out according to traditional street planning, which could lead to rat running, and queried why only tarmac was considered for use. He felt there  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Former Connaught Estate, Land to the South of Sandy Hill Lane & West of Brookhill Road, Woolwich, SE18. (17/1516/V) pdf icon PDF 495 KB

The Board is asked to consider the application to variation of condition 1 (Approved Drawings) and condition 41 (Brown Roofs) of Outline Planning Permission dated 02/04/15 (Ref: 14/0086/O).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted the application as outlined below:

 

·          Section 73 Variation Application in respect of Outline Planning Permission dated 02/04/15 (Ref: 14/0086/O) for

 

·          The amendment sought is to vary of Condition 1 (Approved Drawings) and Condition 41 (Brown Roofs) of Outline Planning Permission dated 02/04/15 (Ref: 14/0086/O), to provide for changes in the approved scheme.

 

Subject to:

 

(i)    The satisfactory completion of a revised consolidated Legal Planning Agreement; and

(ii)   Conditions set out in Appendix 2, with Condition 1 amended as follows

 

“01. Approved Drawings

 

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

7766/PL(00)004, 005, 006, 007, 008, Rev A, 7766/PL (00)007 Rev B, 365_A_PL(00)003, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 100 Rev. A, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 Rev. A, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 201, 202, 301 Rev. A, 302, 303, 304 Rev. A, 305, 306, 29200/C/100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, LOV 18884-12 Sheet 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, LOV 1884 11, LOV 1884 01A, LOV1884-03,

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning, to ensure that the development is implemented in accordance with the approved plans and to ensure compliance with the London Plan (2016); policies H1, H2, H5, H(a), H(e), DH1, DH2, DH(h), DH(i), DH(m), OS1, OS(c), OS(f), E1, E(a), E(c), E(e), CH1, IMI, IM3, IM4, IM(a), IM(b) and IM(c) of the Royal Greenwich Local Plan: Core Strategy with Detailed Policies (2014).”

 

Minutes:

The Senior Principal Planning Officer (Major Developments) gave an illustrated introduction to the report. She drew Members’ attention to the Addendum report and confirmed that there would be no net loss of trees and that the amended Condition 1 has been agreed with the Highways Officer.

 

In response to questions from the Board the Senior Principal Planning Officer (Major Developments) clarified the change in height and that the block with the increased height was the furthest away from Brookhill Road so that there would be no significant impact there. She clarified that the changes to the amenity spaces were to provide access for everyone, and clarified that there was no change to the general access to the buildings but changes to the access to the internal podium levels. She confirmed that there was a tenure plan setting out where the affordable housing was.

 

The Board was addressed by the agent for the applicant. He explained that the Section 73 changes were to deal with the changes in ground level. He confirmed that there was no change proposed to the tenure.

 

The matter was put to the vote and it was unanimously

 

Resolved –

 

That an amendment be granted for the Section 73 Variation Application in respect of Outline Planning Permission dated 02/04/15 (Ref: 14/0086/O) for the amendment to vary Condition 1 (Approved Drawings) and Condition 41 (Brown Roofs) of Outline Planning Permission dated 02/04/15 (Ref: 14/0086/O), to provide for changes in the approved scheme.

 

Subject to:

 

(i)    The satisfactory completion of a revised consolidated Legal Planning Agreement; and

(ii)   Conditions set out in Appendix 2, with Condition 1 amended as follows

 

“01. Approved Drawings

 

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

7766/PL(00)004, 005, 006, 007, 008, Rev A, 7766/PL (00)007 Rev B, 365_A_PL(00)003, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 100 Rev. A, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 Rev. A, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 201, 202, 301 Rev. A, 302, 303, 304 Rev. A, 305, 306, 29200/C/100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, LOV 18884-12 Sheet 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, LOV 1884 11, LOV 1884 01A, LOV1884-03,

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning, to ensure that the development is implemented in accordance with the approved plans and to ensure compliance with the London Plan (2016); policies H1, H2, H5, H(a), H(e), DH1, DH2, DH(h), DH(i), DH(m), OS1, OS(c), OS(f), E1, E(a), E(c), E(e), CH1, IMI, IM3, IM4, IM(a), IM(b) and IM(c) of the Royal Greenwich Local Plan: Core Strategy with Detailed Policies (2014).”

 

6.

Fred Styles House and Adjacent Garages, 20 Fletching Road, Charlton, SE7. (17/1460/F) pdf icon PDF 477 KB

The Board is asked to consider the application for the demolition of existing block and garages and construction of 37 residential units comprising 3 x 1-bed, 5 x 2-bed flats and 16 x 1-bed, 7 x 2-bed, 6 x 3-bed houses with associated landscaping, parking and refuse.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The item was deferred to the next meeting, in order to carry out further consultation.

 

Agreed that there be a site visit.

Minutes:

Additional correspondence regarding the item was circulated.

 

The Chair advised the Board that he had been informed by Planning Officers that not all consultees had been notified of the meeting and he suggested that the item be deferred. The Board agreed to defer the item, and also to undertake a site visit.

 

A resident requested that a consultation meeting be set up before the next Board meeting; it was noted the last consultation meeting had been

in August. The Chair asked Planning Officers to consider the request.

Action: DRES

 

Resolved –

 

1        That the item be deferred to the next meeting, in order to carry out further consultation.

 

2        That there be a site visit.

Date of Site Visit

Members requested different options, for example a morning, an evening and a Saturday date, be considered.

Action: DCE/DRES