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 Committee.

Minutes:

Apology for absence was received on behalf of the Chair, Councillor Mark James.  It was noted that the Vice Chair, Councillor Mehboob Khan, would chair the meeting.

An apology for lateness was received on behalf of Councillor Denise Scott-McDonald.

 

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 33 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 85 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2017 and 15 August 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 meeting of the Greenwich Area Planning Committee held on 11 July 2017 & 15 August 2017 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

1 Hyde Vale, Greenwich, London SE10 8QG pdf icon PDF 341 KB

The Committee is requested to grant planning permission and Listed Building consent for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a 4 storey (including basement) development comprising 4 x 3 bedroom houses; 1 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom units; 4 x domestic outbuildings and associated works.  (Resubmission)

 

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Decision:

Refused to grant planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a 4 storey (including basement) development comprising 4 x 3 bedroom houses; 1 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom units; 4 x domestic outbuildings and associated works. 

 

Refused to grant Listed Building consent for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a 4 storey (including basement) development comprising 4 x 3 bedroom houses; 1 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom units; 4 x domestic outbuildings and associated works. 

 

Minutes:

 

The Planning Committee received an illustrative in depth presentation on the application from the Area Planning Manager(West) who noted that the planning and Listed Building applications had been previously considered and refused at the Greenwich Area Planning Committee 20 June 2017 for the reasons stated in paragraphs 4.4 & 4.5 of the report. Members were advised that if they were minded to grant Listed Building Consent, then further discussion would be required regarding the conditions to be attached to the Listed Building application.  Members were advised that the previous applications had been refused on planning grounds regarding the impact of the development on the amenities on the residents of 31, 33, 35 King George St and its impact on the West Greenwich Conservation Area.  Members were asked to consider whether the changes being proposed had overcome the previous grounds for refusal.

 

The Committee was addressed by a representative of the Greenwich Conservation Group speaking in objection to the application. He commented that the application failed to adequately address the reasons for previous refusal and stated that whilst there had been changes made to the rear of the building, the overall front and back were still bigger than the surrounding buildings and enclosed on other properties. He added that the density of the development was too high as there were still 7 units being proposed which was not in line with the London Planning Guidance.

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted addresses from 5 residents including direct neighbours to the development site, speaking in objection to the application. They raised concerns that the proposed demolition had not been discussed with the conservation officer and added that the current building provided links between the residents on the road. They referenced architectural Historians who held the view that the original building should remain as the building held value and was nearly 200 years old. They disputed the applications assertion that the alterations to the building over the years was severe and referred to the Archaeology South East assessment of the Historic Wall Fabric of 1 Hyde Place; stating that the lower half of the SE elevation and around one third of the SW elevation retained their original fabric. They mentioned other neighbouring properties that had been rebuilt completely using the same Georgian bricks and expressed concerns that the proposed building was deeper than the current one which would cause severe reduction, and in one case total loss, of natural light to gardens and living spaces of the adjacent properties in King George Street.

 

The Area Planning Committee was addressed by the applicant’s agent who stated that the new proposal had respected and addressed the committee’s views on the design, appearance and impact on the amenities on the residents of King George St instead of appealing the original decision. She also confirmed that they had engaged further with officers and undertaken additional site investigations including visits to neighbouring properties. She stated the principal of demolition was no longer a concern as the issue was resolved. She  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Unit C1, C2 & (Part C3), Dreadnought Walk, New Capital Quay, SE10 pdf icon PDF 491 KB

 

The Committee is requested to grant planning permission to change the use of Units C1, C2 and part C3 New Capital Quay from D1, A1 and B1 to Class D1 (museum) and associated building modifications comprising insertion of mezzanine floors.

 

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Decision:

Granted planning permission to change the use of Units C1, C2 and part C3 New Capital Quay from D1, A1 and B1 to Class D1 (museum) and associated building modifications comprising insertion of mezzanine floors.

 

Minutes:

The Senior Principal Planning Officer gave a detailed PowerPoint assisted presentation of the application and confirmed that a prospective museum user was interested in the site but needed a larger area than was currently offered in unit C1. She added that the current S106 agreement restricts the museum use on the site to that of C1 and that if the proposal was to be agreed the S106 agreement would also need to be amended to reflect the changes. She also confirmed that other units in the development have had changes of use approved and mezzanine floors inserted.

 

In response to Committee Member questions the Senior Principal Planning Officer stated that the prospective user of the site would be the Palestine Exploration Fund and will display collections of pre-historic and ancient artefacts as well as more recent objects and documents from the region. She also confirmed that the site had been vacant since its completion in 2014.

 

The panel was addressed by the agent of the applicant who confirmed that the site had received no viable interest despite marketing by the owner and added this is this is the first applicant who wants to take up the space.                                                                                        

         

The matter was put to the vote with 5 Members for granting the application, 0 against & 0 abstention.

 

Resolved unanimously -

 

To grant Planning permission to change the use of Units C1, C2 and part C3 New Capital Quay from D1, A1 and B1 to Class D1 (museum) and associated building modifications comprising insertion of mezzanine floors.

 Subject to conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report and a Deed of Variation to the Section 106 agreement dated 09.01.2008.