Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Rooms 4 & 5, Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW

Contact: Jean Riddler  Email: jean.riddler@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 5857

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received for Councillors Mark James, Olu Babatola, Mehboob Khan, Steve Offord and Danny Thorpe.

 

Apologies for lateness were received for Councillor Charlie Davis.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There were no additional items of urgent business.

 

However, an officer addendum report, in relation to Item 5 – Royal Greenwich Trust School had been published on a Supplementary Agenda.

 

Further, the Greenwich Conservation Group had submitted a document in relation to Item 5 which had been emailed and was tabled before the Board Members.

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:

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 61 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 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.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Board held on 11 September 2017 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Royal Greenwich Trust School, 765 Woolwich Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8LJ - 17/2594/F pdf icon PDF 461 KB

The Planning Board is requested to grant planningpermission for alterations and additions to expand the Royal Greenwich Trust School from 600 to 950 students including construction of new buildings (3,613 sqm Gross Internal Area) to provide a 4 Court Sports Hall, a Lecture Theatre/Hall, classrooms, education facilities, parking, cycle parking, substation, landscaping and associated works.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planningpermission for alterations and additions to expand the Royal Greenwich Trust School from 600 to 950 students including construction of new buildings (3,613 sqm Gross Internal Area) to provide a 4 Court Sports Hall, a Lecture Theatre/Hall, classrooms, education facilities, parking, cycle parking, substation, landscaping and associated works.

 

Subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and the Addendum report.

 

Minutes:

Members noted that the Greenwich Conservation Group had submitted a document in relation to Item 5 which had been emailed and was tabled before the Board Members.

 

The Principal Planner - Major Projects Team drew the Board Members attention to the addendum report which had been published on a Supplementary Agenda, which responded to the comments submitted by the Greenwich Conservation Group and highlighted a number of amendments to the main report and additional and amended conditions sought.  The Principal Planner gave an illustrated presentation and summarised the report recommending to the committee to agree the proposals therein.

 

In response to Board Members questions the Principal Planner confirmed the sports hall and lecture hall extensions were proposed to be on stilts, which would accommodate parking under the sports hall and the lecture hall would offer outdoor shelter and allowed the existing running track to be unhindered by the extension.

 

In respect of the Air Quality requirements the Principal Planner responded that following the Environmental Health officers review of the air quality assessment it was felt that further information was required with a detailed assessment which modelled pollution levels at the site and updated air quality neutral assessment to include both transport and building emissions.  She explained that officers were not seeking to secure an air quality abatement contribution as there was currently no mechanism in place by which to secure this.

 

The Principal Planner confirmed to Members that a transport plan had been assessed by the Transport Officer, who felt that the extra movement, by students, teachers and parents, could be accommodated.  Further, that the school’s Travel Plan encouraged a wide range of transport methods, other than car use.

 

The agent for the applicant addressed the Planning Board stating that the school would provide an additional 350 new secondary school places, which would be phased in over the next few years. The improved sports hall and lecture room would be available for use by Windrush Primary School and the local community. 

 

She advised that additional cycle parking was being provided to support the green transport plan and the new buildings would have solar roof panels and be environmentally sustainable.  Further, further investigations were being undertaken on meeting air quality neutral requirements and these details would be submitted to Planning Officers for assessment.

 

In response to Board Members question the agent for the applicant advised that the staff levels would increase from the current 41 to 130 full time and 20 part time staff.

 

The Board Members moved directly to the vote with 5 Members in favour of the application; 1 Member opposed and 0 abstention.

 

Councillors Davies and Merrill did not take part in the vote as they were not present for the entirety of the presentation and debate on this item.

 

Resolved -

 

That planningpermission be granted for alterations and additions to expand the Royal Greenwich Trust School from 600 to 950 students including construction of new buildings (3,613 sqm Gross Internal Area) to provide a 4  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Plot 11, Land North of Edmund Halley Way, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10 - 17/2261/R pdf icon PDF 323 KB

The Planning Board is requested to grant Reserved Matters Consentfor the submission of Reserved Matters Application (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) pursuant to condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission 15/0716/O dated 8 December 2015 for the Design District (Plot 11) comprising of 311sqm of A1, 1,055sqm of A3/A4, 13,181 sqm of B1, and 6,411 sqm of D1/D2 class uses within 16 buildings including access, landscaping and associated equipment and infrastructure works. Additional conditions addressed in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specifications), 5 (Maximum Floorspace), 6 (Quantum of Development Per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplans), 44 (Cycling Design Standards), 54 (Loading Zones), 81 (Sustainability Measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy) and 113 (London City Airport OLS).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted Reserved Matters Consent- (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) pursuant to condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission 15/0716/O dated 8 December 2015 for the Design District (Plot 11) comprising of 311sqm of A1, 1,055sqm of A3/A4, 13,181 sqm of B1, and 6,411 sqm of D1/D2 class uses within 16 buildings including access, landscaping and associated equipment and infrastructure works. Additional conditions addressed in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specifications), 5 (Maximum Floorspace), 6 (Quantum of Development Per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplans), 44 (Cycling Design Standards), 54 (Loading Zones), 81 (Sustainability Measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy) and 113 (London City Airport OLS).

 

Subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

Minutes:

The Planning Board received an illustrative presentation on the proposal from the Senior Principal Planner who also drew Members attention to a correction to paragraph 11.11 which should read that the buildings would range between 2 and 5 storeys in height.

 

In response to Board Members the Senior Principal Planner confirmed that there was only one disabled parking space on site with further parking available in the surrounding area.  Further, that all deliveries and services would be made via a designated route and planned hours outside of peak times.

 

The applicants were in attendance to respond to any questions from the Board Members.

 

The Board Members moved directly to the vote with 8 Members in favour of the application; 0 Members opposed and 0 abstention.

 

Resolved unanimously –

 

That Reserved Matters Consent be granted for Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale pursuant to condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission 15/0716/O dated 8 December 2015 for the Design District (Plot 11) comprising of 311sqm of A1, 1,055sqm of A3/A4, 13,181 sqm of B1, and 6,411 sqm of D1/D2 class uses within 16 buildings including access, landscaping and associated equipment and infrastructure works. Additional conditions addressed in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specifications), 5 (Maximum Floorspace), 6 (Quantum of Development Per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplans), 44 (Cycling Design Standards), 54 (Loading Zones), 81 (Sustainability Measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy) and 113 (London City Airport OLS).

 

Subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

7.

Plots 204-205, Parcel 2, Greenwich Millennium Village Phases, 3-5 Peartree Way, Greenwich, SE10 - 17/1631/R pdf icon PDF 465 KB

The Board is requested to grant Reserved Matters approval in relation to; Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 23/21/2014 (Reference: 14/1633/MA) for the construction of 112 residential units with associated landscaping, infrastructure and parking.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted Reserved Matters consent, as outlined below:

Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 23/21/2014 (Reference: 14/1633/MA) for the construction of 112 residential units with associated landscaping, infrastructure and parking.

 

Subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

 

Minutes:

The Planning Officer gave an illustrated presentation and summarised the report recommending to the Committee to agree the proposals therein.

 

In response to a Board Members question the Planning Officer confirmed that a viability assessment had been undertaken with the recommendation of 20% affordable housing but, if this were to include houses would have to be reduced.  She added that this would be further considered for future reserved matters applications to assess if any increased level of affordable homes could be offered.

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from the Agent for the applicant who confirmed that the affordable housing offer would be kept under review, as the scheme progressed.

 

In considering the application, a Member felt that the offer of flats only, rather than a tenure mix, at affordable levels was not good enough and hoped that the situation may change in future parts of the development.

 

The Board Members moved to the vote with 7 Members in favour of the application; 0 Members opposed and 1 abstention.

 

Resolved –

 

That Reserved Matters consent, be granted for Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 23/21/2014 (Reference: 14/1633/MA) for the construction of 112 residential units with associated landscaping, infrastructure and parking.

 

Subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

 

8.

Bardhill Sports Club, 245 Footscray Road, Eltham, SE9 - 17/1897/V pdf icon PDF 310 KB

The Planning Board is requested to agree to the removal of condition 19 (BREEAM) of planning permission 14/3552/F

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed to the removal of condition 19 (BREEAM) of planning permission 14/3552/F subject to:

 

(i)              The conditions as outlined in appendix 2 of the report; and

(ii)             The satisfactory completion of a deed of variation to the original S106 Legal Agreement that accompanied application 14/3552/F.

Minutes:

The Development Control Manager - Major Projects gave an illustrated presentation of the report highlighting that Condition 19 (BREEAM) was being proposed for removal as it was not recommended for a development of this size. 

 

In response to a question from the Planning Board the Development Control Manager confirmed that the development was liable for the Mayoral CIL but below the level for the Council CIL.

 

The Board Members moved directly to the vote with 8 Members in favour of the application; 0 Members opposed and 0 abstention.

 

Resolved unanimously -

 

That it be agreed to remove condition 19 (BREEAM) of planning permission 14/3552/F subject to:

 

(i)              The conditions as outlined in appendix 2 of the report; and

(ii)             The satisfactory completion of a deed of variation to the original S106 Legal Agreement that accompanied application 14/3552/F.