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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:

The Chair, Councillor Mark James, advised the Committee that there was no urgent business, but that Item 4, “Footscray Rugby Club, Footscray Road, Eltham, SE9” had been withdrawn from the agenda at the request of the agent for the applicant.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 38 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.

Footscray Rugby Club, Footscray Road, Eltham, SE9 pdf icon PDF 248 KB

The Committee is requested to consider granting planning permission for a community sports facility incorporating extended existing building; improved internal site access road; 3G artificial pitches; floodlights and car parking subject to the conditions detailed in the report.

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Decision:

THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA.

Minutes:

THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA.

5.

125 to 129 Eltham High Street, Eltham, SE9 1TQ pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Committee is requested to consider the details pursuant to the discharge of planning conditions 3 (Acoustic Survey), 4 (Details of Mechanical System), 5 (Waste Storage) and 7 (Delivery Arrangements) of planning permission dated 04/04/16 Ref: 15/3966/F in relation to 125 to 129 Eltham High Street.

 

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Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That submission of details be discharged in relation to conditions 3 (Acoustic Survey), 4 (Details of Mechanical System), 5 (Waste Storage) and 7 (Delivery Arrangements) planning permission that was granted on 4 April 2016 (Ref: 15/3966/F)

 

With as informative as follows:

 

·        That the development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: 02(Rev.K), C1032/HVAC/M02 (Rev. A), 9826/01, Delivery Plan, Planning Compliance Report, Combined Electrostatix with UV-C Data Sheet, System Air Description and Covering Letter.

 

And additional requirements as follows:

 

·        To amend the colour of the proposed external ducting system that is to be mounted above the roof area of 127 Eltham High Street to black

·        That waste bins should be brought out 20 minutes in advance of the agreed collection time, and removed from the front of the premises once emptied. However, this as well as the time of any waste collection is a matter to be agreed between the applicant and the Council’s Waste Services.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager gave an illustrative presentation to the report, recommending to the Committee to agree the recommendation therein.

 

The Committee noted the report.  It was recognised that the recommendation was a request to approve submission of detail to be discharged in relation to conditions 3 (Acoustic Survey), 4 (Details of Mechanical System), 5 (Waste Storage) and 7 (Delivery Arrangements) planning permission that was granted on 4 April 2016 (Ref: 15/3966/F).

 

A document relating to the application circulated on behalf of the Old Page Estate Residents Association at the meeting was considered by the Committee.

 

In considering the issues, Members noted that residents had pointed out that there would be no parking space available for waste collection, servicing and delivery once the facility, and had expressed concerns about potential traffic congestion.  It was stated that residents had expressed a view that the location of a bus stop at the front of the proposed premises, and highways improvements works underway at Eltham High Street could exacerbate the problem.  In view of the issues, Members sought clarification and received an assurance by the Area Planning Manager that conditions were in place to manage constraints on the application site.  It was further confirmed that the Council’s Transport and Highways, Waste Services and Pollution Teams were consulted, and had raised no objections to the proposal.

 

The Area Planning Manager also responded to an enquiry, clarifying to the Committee that an iron gate, the archway design, and the clock leading onto the court yard would be retained as architectural features on the application site.

 

The meeting also noted responses from the agent for the applicant to questions raised.  The Committee was advised that the alleyway at the boundary of the application site would not be used as a refuse collection area.  It was stated that refuse bins would be located at the rear of the proposed site, and wheeled through the shop floor area to the front of the premises on collection days.  The agent also confirmed to the Committee that the proposed external ducting system to be mounted above the roof area of 127 Eltham High Street would be silver in colour.

 

Commenting on a follow-up question to the agent for the applicant, the Area Planning Manager clarified to the Committee that scheduling of refuse collection times was not a planning consideration, but a matter for the Council’s Waste Collection Service officials.

 

In considering submissions made at the meeting, the Members welcomed information that refuse bins would be located at the rear of the premises, commenting that the action would address residents’ concerns about the impact of odour smells in areas along the alleyway close to the application site.  Members however pointed out that the wheeling of bins through the shop floor area would conflict with passengers at the bus stop located in front of the application site, and the movements of customers to the premises, and they suggested that arrangement should be monitored for six months after the facility becomes operations, in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

260-262 Green Lane, New Eltham, London, SE9 3JW pdf icon PDF 176 KB

The Committee is requested to consider granting planning permission for the demolition of the existing houses and redevelopment to provide a 4 storey building of 12 residential flats (5x1 bed, 4x2 bed and 3x3 bed) with associated amenity space, landscaping, refuse and recycling storage, car parking and cycle parking and adjustment of the vehicular access from Green Lane subject to the conditions detailed in the report and the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement.

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Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That planning permission be granted for the redevelopment of the site to provide a 4 storey building of 12 residential flats (5x1 bed, 4x2 bed and 3x3 bed) with associated amenity space, landscaping, refuse and recycling storage, car parking and cycle parking and adjustment of the vehicular access from Green Lane subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement, and the conditions set out in the report of the main agenda, and Addendum Report in the Supplementary Agenda.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrative presentation to the report, recommending to the Committee to agree the recommendation therein.

 

The Committee noted the report.  It was recognised that the recommendation was a request to approve planning permission for the demolition of the existing houses and redevelopment to provide a 4 storey building of 12 residential flats (5x1 bed, 4x2 bed and 3x3 bed) with associated amenity space, landscaping, refuse and recycling storage, car parking and cycle parking and adjustment of the vehicular access from Green Lane.

 

In response to questions raised, the Area Planning Manager (West) confirmed to the Committee that a revised plan had been submitted showing a new car park layout, with provision for disabled drivers.

 

In its deliberation, the Committee expressed a satisfaction that the proposed development would provide a mix of unit size, and deliver 33% affordable housing for the benefit of residents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

The Committee voted on the proposal and

 

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That planning permission be granted for the redevelopment of the site to provide a 4 storey building of 12 residential flats (5x1 bed, 4x2 bed and 3x3 bed) with associated amenity space, landscaping, refuse and recycling storage, car parking and cycle parking and adjustment of the vehicular access from Green Lane subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement, and the conditions set out in the report of the main agenda, and Addendum Report in the Supplementary Agenda.

7.

48-60 Footscray Road, Eltham, SE9 2SU pdf icon PDF 215 KB

The Committee is requested to consider granting planning permission for the redevelopment of the site to provide 38 one and two bed sheltered apartments for the elderly including communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping subject to the completion of a Section 106 legal agreement and the conditions detailed in the report.

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Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That planning permission be granted for the redevelopment of the site to provide 38 one and two bed sheltered apartments for the elderly including communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping; subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and the conditions in the main report, a Section 106 Legal Agreement, and the conditions set out in the report of the main agenda, and Addendum Report in the Supplementary Agenda.

 

An amendment to:

 

·               Conditions 3 and 4 to limit the hours when vehicles can visit the site during demolition and construction so as to avoid any conflict with pupils arriving and leaving St Thomas Moore RC School.  This should include discussions between the applicant and the school.

 

And a further condition requiring:

 

·               That a Car Park Management Plan be submitted for consideration by the Committee prior to occupation of the premises.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrative presentation to the report, recommending to the Committee to agree the recommendation therein.

 

The Committee noted the report.  It was recognised that the recommendation was a request to approve planning permission for the redevelopment of the proposed site to provide 38 one and two bed sheltered apartments for the elderly, including communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping.

 

Commenting on aspects of the drawing plans, Members expressed a concern, and were advised by the Area Planning Manager (West) that at present, there was only a single main access into the site, which resulted in drivers not being able to enter and leave the site in a forward gear.  It was stated that the proposed development would be an improvement, as it would allow a two-way access for vehicles to enter and leave in a forward gear.

 

Members also enquired about the extent of the impact of the proposed construction work in the area, particularly that St Thomas Moore RC School was situated close to the application site.  In response, the Area Planning Manager (West) advised the Committee that a notice about the application was issued to occupiers of 55 adjoining properties.  An advertisement was also placed on the grounds proposed site, and a press notice was publicised.  In addition to that, the Eltham Society and the New Eltham Society were consulted.  It was stated that no objection was raised, and that enquiries received were addressed in the report.

 

The Area Planning Manager (West) continued by confirming to the Committee that the proposal was in line with the national housing standards and car parking policy.  However, given that the application site was not within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), there would be no means of preventing motorists not living or visiting on the site from using the proposed car park.

 

The agent for the applicant also responded to questions, advising the Committee that it was impossible to provide an indication of how the car park spaces would be managed.  However, given the nature of sheltered housing, there would be a full-time manager and a part-time landscape gardener on the site once the facility becomes operational.  Therefore, it was unlikely that staff members would occupy a substantial part of the proposed car park.

 

Continuing his response, the agent for applicant advised the Committee that there was no indication as to the number of potential occupants that would own their own car.  Also, it would be difficult to predict the number of family members, friends and care workers that would visit when the proposed facility.  However, a welcome pack would be provided to occupants with information about transport and parking facilities in the area, and a buggy store and cycle storage facilities would be available on site.

 

In considering submissions made at the meeting, the Committee suggested that as part of the demolition and construction management condition, the applicant should liaise with staff at St Thomas Moore RC School that was situated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.