Greenwich Council

Agenda item

Land at Greenwich Peninsula, South of the O2, Greenwich, SE10 (16/4183/R)

The Board is requested to grant Reserved Matters approvalfor the Reserved Matters (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) pursuant to condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission 15/0716/O dated 8 December 2015 for the P5K running track (first phase) comprising 5 islands connected by an elevated walkway with two A1-A5 uses within Islands 1 and 5, access, landscaping and associated equipment and infrastructure works. Additional conditions addressed in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specification), 5 (Maximum Floorspace), 6 (Quantum of Development per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplan), 54 (Loading Areas), 81 (Sustainability measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy), 110 (P5K Running Track), and 113 (London City Airport OLS).  Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2.

Decision:

Granted Reserved Matters approval:

·       Reserved Matters (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) pursuant to condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission 15/0716/O dated 8 December 2015 for the P5K running track (first phase) comprising 5 islands connected by an elevated walkway with two A1-A5 uses within Islands 1 and 5, access, landscaping and associated equipment and infrastructure works. Additional conditions addressed in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specification), 5 (Maximum Floor space), 6 (Quantum of Development per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplan), 54 (Loading Areas), 81 (Sustainability measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy), 110 (P5K Running Track), and 113 (London City Airport OLS). 

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

 

Minutes:

Councillor M. James declared a personal interest as an employee of Transport for London (TfL) in relation to this item. 

 

The Panel noted the officers’ further addendum report circulated on the supplementary agenda.

 

The Principal Planner gave an illustrated presentation and summarised the report and advising of a correction to Paragraph 2.1 which stated there were no existing or proposed car parking, which should be corrected to 6 existing car parking spaces and 5 proposed car parking spaces. 

 

A Planning Board Member expressed concern that similar elevated walkways were popular in the 1960’s and 70’s but fell into disuse and became areas of antisocial behaviour.  Clarification was sought as to what actions and safeguards were to be put in place to ensure a similar situation did not occur with this development, if agreed.

 

The Principal Planner advised that Condition 10 - Secured by Design, covered this issue and that applicant must ensure that accreditation for the development is obtained in consultation with the Metropolitan Police.

 

The Committee accepted addresses by the applicant, Neil Smith from Knight Dragon Developments Ltd, who advised that the elevated walkways would meet the requirements of Secured by Design.  They would form part of the estate and a percentage of the estate management charge would be used to maintain their upkeep and employment of Antisocial Behaviour Officer, in perpetuity of the lifetime of the development. 

 

Mr Smith, Knight Dragon Developments Ltd, responded to a number of questions from the Planning Board Members;

Whilst the walkways were originally proposed as a running track and consideration was still being given to developing plans to use the walkways for a limited and controlled number of running events,

the elevated walkways were for enhanced public use by residents and non-residents.  However, cyclists would not be permitted to use the elevated walkways. 

 

The ownership of the elevated walkways was mixed with part of it being adopted highways, the riverfront element (Olympic Way) being a publicly adopted highways and other parts falling under the public highway.  However, agreement had been reached in order to allow 24hour a day, 7 days a week access all year round.  Further, that all areas, except for the riverfront, as it had not been adopted by the scheme, would be covered by CCTV and security patrols.

 

The proposed application was put to the vote with twelve Members in favour of the application and it was, therefore;

 

Resolved unanimously -

 

That Reserved Matters approval be granted for;

·       Reserved Matters (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) pursuant to condition 13 of Outline Planning Permission 15/0716/O dated 8 December 2015 for the P5K running track (first phase) comprising 5 islands connected by an elevated walkway with two A1-A5 uses within Islands 1 and 5, access, landscaping and associated equipment and infrastructure works. Additional conditions addressed in this application include 3 (Parameter Plans), 4 (Development Specification), 5 (Maximum Floor space), 6 (Quantum of Development per Zone), 8 (Design Guidelines), 9 (EIA Mitigation), 14 (Development Zone Masterplan), 54 (Loading Areas), 81 (Sustainability measures), 92 (Carbon Emissions Reduction), 94 (Renewable Energy), 110 (P5K Running Track), and 113 (London City Airport OLS). 

 

Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and the amendments set out in the Addendum report circulated by supplementary agenda.

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