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 Ambreen Hisbani, Olu Babatola, Denise Hyland, Mehboob Khan, Mark James and Harpinder Singh.

 

Apologies for lateness were received for Councillor Charlie Davis.

 

Apologies for leaving early were extended by Councillor Sarah Merrill.  

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

The Planning Board noted the addendum reports, provided for each item, as published on a supplementary agenda.

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 130 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2017; 7 November 2017 and 5 December 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meetings of the Planning Board held on 5 September 2017; 7 November 2017 and 5 December 2017 be agreed and signed as true and accurate record’s.

5.

40 Victoria Way, Charlton, London. SE7 7QS - 17/1795 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Board is requested to grant planning permission for the demolition of existing warehouse and redevelopment of the site to provide 330 residential units in blocks ranging from 2-10 storeys, creation of 439sqm of community floorspace (Use Class D1) in a part 1 / 2 storey block, 999sqm (Use Class B1) in a 3 storey block, 144 car parking spaces and associated cycle parking, refuse and landscaping. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planning permission for the demolition of existing warehouse and redevelopment of the site to provide 330 residential units in blocks ranging from 2-10 storeys, creation of 439sqm of community floorspace (Use Class D1) in a part 1 / 2 storey block, 999sqm (Use Class B1) in a 3 storey block, 144 car parking spaces and associated cycle parking, refuse and landscaping.

 

Subject to:

(i)     Referral of the application to the Mayor of London as required under the terms of The Town and Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008;

(ii)    The satisfactory completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement, as set out at Section 32 of the Planning Board report, and additional clauses requiring any shared ownership properties not taken up to be occupied as social rented accommodation;

 (iii) Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main and addendum reports.

Minutes:

The Planning Board Members noted the officers Addendum Report, which had been provided on a Supplementary Agenda.

 

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrated presentation advising that the site had a PTAL rating of 3 to 4, which supported parking of less than 1 space per dwelling unit.  The proposed layout of the development is on an axis from Victoria Way/Dupree Road with the development following the established building line of these streets and the development would open up access from Dupree Road for pedestrians and remove the dominating flank wall of the existing warehouse.   The height of the new buildings would step up and away from the existing properties.  The development would also offer 35% affordable housing as well as 10% of properties being suitable for disabled occupants use. 

 

In response to Members question regarding density, the Area Planning Manager (West) confirmed that the proposal before then incorporated a reduction in height of the taller blocks to the rear of the site.  He advised that as the site had a PTAL rating of between 3 and 4 the recommended density level for this urban site was between 200-700HRH.  The proposed development would have a density level of 553HRH, which sat comfortably with the recommended range.

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from the Central Charlton Residents Association (CCRA) representative who spoke in objection to the application.  She advised the Board that the CCRA were not anti-development but felt that this area needed to be treated with sensitivity and the existing residents needed to be listened to, kept involved and informed throughout the development process.  Many residents still had strongly held concerns over the revised proposals and felt disengaged by the developer.  The CCRA felt that there was a need for regular and meaningful stakeholder meetings to help achieve a balance between old and new development and residents.

 

The CCRA representative continued that the new development had to provide benefit both to the new occupants and existing residents.  There were concerns at the negative impact there would be on, already congested roads and local parking and as there was only on vehicle access point to the site requested that a second vehicle access/egress point be considered.  It was felt that the development should reflect the visual style and materials of the existing Victorian properties in the area. As such, there were issues relating to the density and height of the development.

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from Councillor Stephen Brain, as a Ward Councillor, who advised the Board that he was supported by his two other Ward Members in his comments.  Whilst welcoming development in the area he expressed concern at the density of the development and height of the taller blocks.  He believed the taller blocks were not in line with the Councils Core Strategy and expressed concern that to agree this would set a negative precedent for the area which would be escalated.  He also raised concern at the low number of parking spaces provided in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road, Woolwich, London. SE18 4QH - 17/3282/F pdf icon PDF 318 KB

The Board is requested to grant planningfor the demolition of existing structures and the construction of a 3-storey extension to the north-western corner of the main hospital building (Class C2) and the retention of a single storey medical gas bottle store with associated car parking and landscaping.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planningpermission for the demolition of existing structures and the construction of a 3-storey extension to the north-western corner of the main hospital building (Class C2) and the retention of a single storey medical gas bottle store with associated car parking and landscaping.

 

Subject to the;

 

(i)         Receipt of comments from Scotia Gas Networks Limited (SGN) raising no objection by the 15 January 2018, with any further conditions or informatives recommended by SGN.  Should any or objections, be received within this timescale this item is to be, being returned to the Committee.

(ii)    Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main and addendum reports.

Minutes:

Before giving an illustrative presentation on the application, the Planning Case Officer drew Members attention to the Addendum Report, which had been provided on a Supplementary Agenda.  Further, the Planning Case Officer advised the Board that Scotia Gas Networks had not, as yet, provided comments and proposed, that should the application be agreed, an additional recommendation that;

Receipt of comments from Scotia Gas Networks Limited (SGN) raising no objection by the 15 January 2018, with any further conditions or informatives recommended by SGN.  Should any or objections, be received within this timescale this item is to be returned to the Planning Board.

 

The Planning Case Officer responded to the Board that the car parking spaces would be moved; 64 would be on the hospital access road and 4 disabled spaces would be added to the grassed area at the front of the building. 

 

Members noted that people already parked in the existing areas designated for disabled users and although the street was marked with double yellow lines, it was consistently congested with illegally parked cars.  The car parks were full by 2pm and car parking would simply be displaced.  It was felt that the current parking situation at the hospital was a serious cause for concern.

 

The applicant’s planning agent addressed the Planning Board advising that the car parking spaces being removed were for staff not public parking and would be properly regulated with no displacement.  He added that the car parks were designated for visitors not staff parking.

 

In considering the application Members shared concerns over the issue of parking at the hospital and that the displacement of staff parking would exacerbate the situation.

 

It was also noted that, whilst the car parking was a concern it was felt to be a wider issue than relating to just this application and that Planning Officers should raise the issue of car parking with the relevant Cabinet Member to raise with the Hospital Trust.

 

The put the application to the vote and it was;

 

Resolved unanimously -

 

That planningpermission be granted for the demolition of existing structures and the construction of a 3-storey extension to the north-western corner of the main hospital building (Class C2) and the retention of a single storey medical gas bottle store with associated car parking and landscaping.

 

Subject to the;

(i)         Receipt of comments from Scotia Gas Networks Limited (SGN) raising no objection by the 15 January 2018, with any further conditions or informatives recommended by SGN.  Should any or objections, be received within this timescale this item is to be returned to the Planning Board.

(ii)    Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main and addendum report.

7.

36-38 Artillery Place, Woolwich, London. SE18 4AB - 17/2546/F pdf icon PDF 356 KB

The Board is requested to grant planning permissionfor the demolition of the existing buildings and erection of two 6-storey buildings to provide 65 residential flats (25x1-bed, 20x2-bed and 20x3-bed) with associated landscaping, amenity space, cycle parking, refuse and recycling storage, and the provision of six on street disabled car parking spaces.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted planning permission for the demolition of the existing buildings and erection of two 6-storey buildings to provide 65 residential flats (25x1-bed, 20x2-bed and 20x3-bed) with associated landscaping, amenity space, cycle parking, refuse and recycling storage, and the provision of six on street disabled car parking spaces.

 

Subject to:

(i)         The satisfactory completion of a Section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement (obligations set out in Section 21); and

(ii)        Conditions set out in Appendix 2.

 

Noted the proposal would provide 23 affordable housing units (40.6%), of which 14 units would be affordable rent and 9 units would be shared ownership (percentage split of 65/35). 6 wheelchair units would be provided including 4 at the ground floor and 2 at the lower ground floor.  6 disabled parking spaces would be provided on the street in front of the site and cycle storage facilities would be provided at the ground and basement levels.

 

Noted that the application was a resubmission of a previously approved development that was granted permission on 17 March 2015 (ref: 14/3092/F) for 52 units, which included 19 affordable housing units.  The main differences between the applications are the additional built form to the rear at the upper levels and the omission of the on-site parking in order to provide additional dwelling units and to take advantage of the area’s improving public transport.  Noted that the proposal would provide an additional 13 dwelling units, including 4 shared ownership affordable housing units, and would lighten the burden on London’s road network and air quality by only providing car parking spaces for the 6 wheelchair user dwellings.

Minutes:

The Planning Board Members noted the officers Addendum Report which had been provided on a Supplementary Agenda.

 

The Planning Case Officer gave an illustrative presentation of the application and in response to Members questions advised that disabled parking spaces would be provided on the road way.  Further, basement parking was originally proposed has been removed and this was a car free application.  In respect of the PTAL 4 to 6 rating, the majority of site was rates at PTAL 6 with the western element being PTAL 4.

 

The Planning Case confirmed that a viability assessment had been undertaken resulting in the proposed split between affordable rent and shared ownership being improved.  That the overall affordable housing percentage would be 40.6% when calculated by habitable rooms in accordance with the new Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) issued by the Mayor, which was higher than the policy requirement and therefore considered acceptable.

 

The put the application to the vote and it was;

 

Resolved unanimously -

 

That planning permission be granted for the demolition of the existing buildings and erection of two 6-storey buildings to provide 65 residential flats (25x1-bed, 20x2-bed and 20x3-bed) with associated landscaping, amenity space, cycle parking, refuse and recycling storage, and the provision of six on street disabled car parking spaces.

 

Subject to:

(i)         The satisfactory completion of a Section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement (obligations set out in Section 21); and

(ii)        Conditions set out in Appendix 2.

 

That it be noted that the proposal would provide 23 affordable housing units (40.6%), of which 14 units would be affordable rent and 9 units would be shared ownership (percentage split of 65/35). 6 wheelchair units would be provided including 4 at the ground floor and 2 at the lower ground floor.  6 disabled parking spaces would be provided on the street in front of the site and cycle storage facilities would be provided at the ground and basement levels.

 

That it be noted that the application was a resubmission of a previously approved development that was granted permission on 17 March 2015 (ref: 14/3092/F) for 52 units, which included 19 affordable housing units.  The main differences between the applications are the additional built form to the rear at the upper levels and the omission of the on-site parking in order to provide additional dwelling units and to take advantage of the area’s improving public transport.  Noted that the proposal would provide an additional 13 dwelling units, including 4 shared ownership affordable housing units, and would lighten the burden on London’s road network and air quality by only providing car parking spaces for the 6 wheelchair user dwellings.

8.

Woolwich Police Station, 29 Market Street, Woolwich, London. SE18 6QR - 17/2141/MA & 17/2705/L pdf icon PDF 238 KB

The Board is requested to grant Minor Material Amendments (Section 73 – 17/2141/MA) for amendments to the upper two floors to change layout and skylights of Planning Permission dated 12.5.16 Ref:14/3763/F for conversion of site into 22 units with associated works.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Granted Minor Material Amendments (Section 73 – 17/2141/MA) to the upper two floors to change layout and skylights of Planning Permission dated 12.5.16 Ref:14/3763/F for conversion of site into 22 units with associated works.

           

Subject to:

i)            The satisfactory completion of a Supplementary Section 106 Legal Agreement that will also include a review mechanism (refer to section 1.4 of the addendum report)

ii)          The issuing of a new planning permission in respect of application reference 14/3763/F; and

iii)         Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report

 

Granted Listed Building (Ref: 17/2705/L) consent for amendments to the upper two floors to change layout and skylights of Listed Building Consent dated 12.5.16 Ref:14/3764/L for conversion of site into 22 units with associated works.

 

Subject to:

i)            Conditions set out in Appendix 3 of the main report and addendum report.

Minutes:

The Planning Board Members noted the officers Addendum Reports, which had been provided on a Supplementary Agenda.

 

The Planning Case Officer gave an illustrative presentation of the application.

 

The Planning Board moved straight to the vote and it was;

 

Resolved unanimously -

 

That Minor Material Amendments (Section 73 – 17/2141/MA) to the upper two floors to change layout and skylights of Planning Permission dated 12.5.16 Ref:14/3763/F for conversion of site into 22 units with associated works be agreed.

           

Subject to:

i)            The satisfactory completion of a Supplementary Section 106 Legal Agreement that will also include a review mechanism (refer to section 1.4 of the addendum report)

ii)          The issuing of a new planning permission in respect of application reference 14/3763/F; and

iii)         Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report

 

That Listed Building (Ref: 17/2705/L) consent for amendments to the upper two floors to change layout and skylights of Listed Building Consent dated 12.5.16 Ref:14/3764/L for conversion of site into 22 units with associated works be granted.

 

Subject to:

i)            Conditions set out in Appendix 3 of the main report and addendum report.