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:

Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Linda Bird and Christine May.

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 43 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 Merrill declared a financial interest in item 5 – 341 Shooters Hills, the Equestrian Skills Centre, as a Council representative on the Woodlands Farm Trust. Councillor Merrill took no part in the vote nd withdrew from the meeting prior to the matter being determined.

 

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 74 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 November 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 -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Eltham and Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee held on 17 November 2015 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

341 Shooters Hill, The Equestrian Skills Centre, DA16 3RP pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The Committee is requested to consider a proposed amendment to condition 12 (Sustainable Drainage) of planning permission dated 4th November 2011, application reference: 11/1765/F for the formation of a new Equestrian Skills Centre.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the proposed amendment, as detailed in the Remediation of Soakaway Report (dated 28.09.14 – Revision 4), to condition 12 (Sustainable Drainage) of planning permission dated 4th November 2011, application reference: 11/1765/F for the formation of a new Equestrian Skills Centre be agreed subject to the informatives in paragraph 5.2.

Minutes:

Councillor Merrill declared a financial interest in this item as a Council representative on the Woodlands Farm Trust. Councillor Merrill took no part in the vote and withdrew from the meeting prior to the matter being determined.

 

The report was introduced by the Principal Planning Officer with the aid of a PowerPoint presentation.  The Committee was informed that Members were being requested to consider an amendment to the previously agreed scheme for the Equestrian Skills Centre and in particular the soakaway and measures to address surface flooding issues.

 

In response to a question the Principal Planning Officer clarified that the bi-annual water quality tests would be undertaken by the Council as the applicant.  It was also confirmed that the proposed run off of the surface water at 5 litres per second was an acceptable greenfield run-off rate.

 

In response to a question from the Chair, Councillor James, regarding the enforceability of the proposed Conditions, the Principal Planning Officer stated once agreed breaches of the conditions would be subject to enforcement action by the Council.

 

The Committee was addressed by a representative of Woodlands Farm Trust who circulated a plan of the proposed amendments to the originally agreed Scheme and photographs of the current soakaway and local flooding.  It was stated that the Trust was not objecting to the current proposals and had discussed them with the Council.  The Trust recognised that the new proposals were an improvement on the current arrangements but they regretted the time it had taken.

 

The Committee was informed that the Trust would monitor the impact of the new arrangements and that it was hoped that the re-profiling would not be required. The Principal Planning Officer confirmed that should any re-profiling be required this would be undertaken by the Council in consultation with the Woodlands Farm Trust.

 

The Committee was addressed by the applicant who informed Members that the current proposal was the culmination of 18 months of discussions with the Woodlands Farm Trust and that it was a significant improvement on the current soakaway.  The applicant’s drainage engineer stated that the proposals had been designed to take account of excessive rainfall and that any re-profiling, if required, would be undertaken in consultation with the Trust.

 

Members of the Committee welcomed the amended condition and recognised that it would be an improvement on the previously agreed scheme. It was also noted that the Woodlands Farm Trust, whilst having reservations, was broadly supportive.

 

The Chair, Councillor James, expressed his reservations regarding the enforceability of the proposed amended condition and whether there were adequate safeguards to protect the farm.

 

The matter was put to the vote and it was

 

Resolved –

 

That the proposed amendment to condition 12 (Sustainable Drainage) of planning permission dated 4th November 2011, application reference: 11/1765/F for the formation of a new Equestrian Skills Centre be discharged subject to the informatives in paragraph 5.2.