Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Eltham Centre, 2 Archery Road, Eltham, SE9

Contact: Susan Crimp  Email: susan.crimp@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 6160

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Committee.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There was no items of urgent business.

3.

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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:

Resolved –

 

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

4.

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Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 14.10.2015.

 

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 -

 

Members confirmed as an accurate record the minutes of the meeting held on 14th October 2015.

 

The Chair made introductions and explained the process that would be followed at the meeting.  He stated that although items five and six were individual applications he would take the presentations for the two applications in tandem as they were for separate areas of the same building.  However each decision would be taken independently and on its own merits.

 

5.

Osborn House second floor extension pdf icon PDF 40 KB

The Committee is requested to consider granting planning permission for the construction of a second floor rear extension to provide one residential unit (2-bed), together with external alterations and landscaping to existing building and formation subiect to the conditions and informatives detailed in Section 4 of the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

That planning permission for the construction of a second floor rear extension to provide one residential unit (2-bed), together with external alterations and landscaping to existing building and formation is refused.

 

 

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave a summary of the reports with the aid of PowerPoint presentations. He explained that permission for the conversion from offices to residential had been approved under the Prior Notification Procedure.

 

In response to Members’ questions the Area Planning Manager (West) stated that the roof-top extension would have a privacy screen surrounding the amenity space. With the aid of plans included in the presentation he explained the placement of the amenity space and the privacy screen.  He confirmed that under planning guidelines the provision of amenity space was expected.

 

At the request of the Chair, the Area Planning Manager (West) clarified the prior notification scheme stating that it augmented permitted development and that the only matters that could be considered in determining such proposals were land contamination, flood risk and highways matter. 

 

The Area Planning Manager (West) clarified that the raising of the parapet had already been agreed, that there would be no increase in overlooking and that the outcome of the daylight and sunlight survey confirmed there was no practical impact on the neighbouring property.

 

He also stated that residents of the development would not be entitled to apply for parking permits.

 

The meeting was addressed by two objectors who had a petition of 20 signatories.  Their concerns included overshadowing, sense of enclosure, impact on parking space and the loss of sunlight to their garden.

They highlighted that all 11 windows at the rear of their property would be overlooked including their children’s bedrooms. They stated that the proposals constituted over-development which would cause a loss of sunlight, a sense of confinement and impact on the wellbeing of the local community. He also stated that under riparian law their ownership extended to the middle of the river and not the land boundary.  In addition there was a lack of car parking proposed.

 

In response to questions, those speaking against the applications stated that they had not had any discussions with the developer and that whilst they objected to both proposals they had particularly strong objections to the application for the second floor rear extension due to their concern that there would be loss of light to their property.

 

Members enquired whether the sunlight and daylight survey had reported no impact on the neighbouring properties or no significant impact.  In response, the Area Planning Manager (West) described the process and informed the meeting that the impact of any loss of daylight or sunlight fell short of registering an effect.

 

As there were no further questions on either of the items, the Chair invited the applicant and the architect to address the Committee.

 

The architect stated that the development provided additional accommodation of a good size and used a brownfield site.  The overall scheme would improve the site and the planned extensions were well thought out.  There would be no sense of enclosure and a tree line would soften the effect.  It was generally accepted that residential use was less intrusive than business use and that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

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Planning permission is sought for the construction of a roof level extension to accommodate three 3 bedroom residential flats, together with external alterations and landscaping to existing building and formation.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That planning permission for the construction of a roof level extension to accommodate three 3 bedroom residential flats, together with external alterations and landscaping to existing building and formation is granted subject to the conditions and informatives detailed in the Section 4 of the report attached as the appendix.

Minutes:

Members considered the presentation, the comments of the objectors, the applicant, architect and the Area Planning Manager (West) as detailed in Item 5.

 

Members unanimously

 

Resolved –

 

That planning permission for the construction of a roof level extension to accommodate three 3 bedroom residential flats, together with external alterations and landscaping to existing building and formation is granted subject to the conditions and informatives detailed in the Section 4 of the report attached as the appendix.

 

 

The meeting closed at 7.45 pm.