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 Committee.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received for Councillor Merrill and O’Mara.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

The Planning Committee noted and accepted the Planning Officers addendum reports, circulated in advance of the meeting, in relation to;

Item 5 - 86 Royal Hills, Greenwich, SE10 8RT.  Ref: 18/4459/F

 

Further, that public submissions had been circulated, in advance of the meeting, in relation to item 5.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 46 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.

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Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2019.

 

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 meetings of the Greenwich Area Planning Committee held on 22 January 2019 be agreed and signed as true and accurate record.

5.

86 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8RT - Ref: 18/4459/F pdf icon PDF 361 KB

The Committee is requested to grant Planning Permission for the change of use from Class A1 to Class A3 (Restaurant). Installation of associated extract ventilation flue and mechanical fan to rear, as set out in the report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant Planning Permission for the change of use from Class A1 to Class A3 (Restaurant). Installation of associated extract ventilation flue and mechanical fan to rear.

 

Subject to:

·       the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report;

·       The amendment to condition 3 set out in the addendum; and

·       Members request that the change of use be granted for a 18 month period to allow for the effects of the odour discharge associated with the operation to be monitored. This superseding condition 1 noted in Appendix 2 of the main report.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Committee noted the public submissions and Planning Officer addendum report, circulated in advance of meeting and accepted an illustrative presentation from the Area Planning Manager East.

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted two addresses from the residents of the same property above the application premises.  They raised that;

·       They were conscious to maintain good relationships with their neighbours but felt the extractor system would have a negative impact on the habitation of their home.

·       Whilst it would be located to the rear of the application site it would be directly opposite the main entrances to their and neighbours’ homes.

·       It would be under their bedroom window and directly opposite their kitchen window and would impact on the use of their living room.

·       They believed that they would experience noise and odour and this would restrict their ability to open or use of their windows.

·       It was a large extractor which would constantly produce fumes.

·       They dispute the Planning Officers assertion that the extractor would not be clearly visible from Prior Street and not impact on the view from the conservation area.

·       Over the past two weeks the smell of hot cooked food has been coming up to their property.

·       There would be a negative impact on the wider community as this was already a popular shopping area and a restaurant would increase traffic, noise and pollution. 

 

In response to Members questions the speakers reasserted that it was over the past two weeks that they had experience odour from the applicant’s premises.

 

They keep their kitchen window open most of the time for ventilation and, as they have an open plan kitchen/living room, the smells would travel into their living room.

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted an address from the applicant who stated that;

·       There had been no change in the used of the kitchen.

·       He was not sure how they had been smelling cooking odours from their premises as they did not cook food on site. 

·       They had always warmed food on site and this had not just started in the past two weeks.

 

In response to Members questions the applicant advised that a new kitchen had not been fitted yet and they only had the facility to warm food, not cook.

 

The Area Planning Manager East confirmed to Members that there was no extractor or filtration system currently on site.  Traditional extractors required 1 meter of flue above the eves.  However, the extractor system to be used was a new venting system that did not require a flu.  It would be mounted along the back edge of rear elevation of wall and there would be 6.3 metres between the flue and the entrances to the residential properties.   The flue opening would be 1.3 metres below the residential properties windows.

 

He continued that alternative systems have been considered but it was considered that this was the best system for this situation.  Further, the Councils Environmental Health Officer was satisfied with it facing away from residential units that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

7A Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 0RA - Ref: 18/4289/F pdf icon PDF 208 KB

The Committee is requested to grant planning permission for the change of use from Residential (Class C3) to Houses of Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4), as set out in the report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant planning permission for the change of use from Residential (Class C3) to Houses of Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4).

 

Subject to:

·       The Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report; and

·       The additional condition that it be a car free development.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Committee accepted an illustrative presentation from the Area Planning Manager East who advised that previous consent for the development had been granted on the basis of the supply of residential units.  The applicant was seeking a change of use only to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO).   

 

A Member questioned the accuracy of the information provided that the premises was not already in use as a HMO, due to personal experience.  The Area Planning Manager East responded that it was not possible to comment on the management or how it premises was used 3 years ago. 

 

In response to Members questions the Area Planning Manager East advised that there was no proposal that it be a car free development. The premises were in a high PTAL (Public Transport Accessibility Levels) area with limited available street parking.

 

Councillor A. Smith proposed that it be Condition that this was a car free development.  Councillor Lloyd seconded the proposal.

 

The Chair put Officers proposal to grant consent for HMO with the additional Condition that it be a Car Free development to the vote, with 6 Members in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved -

 

To grant planning permission for the change of use from Residential (Class C3) to Houses of Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4).

 

Subject to:

·       The Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report; and

·       The additional condition that it be a car free development.

7.

131 Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 0RJ - Ref: 18/3641/MA pdf icon PDF 281 KB

The Committee is requested to grant Planning Permission for a minor material amendment for the Change of use of ground floor from A1 (Retail) to A4 (Micropub) including the construction of a single storey side infill extension as set out in the report.

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Decision:

Resolved to grant Planning Permission for a minor material amendment in connection with planning permission 16/2029/F, dated 03/02/2017 for the Change of use of ground floor from A1 (Retail) to A4 (Micropub) including the construction of a single storey side infill extension to allow the removal of Condition 2 (temporary period).

 

Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Committee accepted an illustrative presentation from the Planning Officerwho advised that as the 12 month temp consent had been conducted without issue a request to removal of conditions which were felt to be no longer required or enforceable be removed in order to allow the premises to be used as a micropub.

 

The Chair moved straight to the vote that the officer recommendations to agree the minor amendments, as proposed with 6 Members for, 0 against, 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved –

 

To grant Planning Permission for a minor material amendment in connection with planning permission 16/2029/F, dated 03/02/2017 for the Change of use of ground floor from A1 (Retail) to A4 (Micropub) including the construction of a single storey side infill extension to allow the removal of Condition 2 (temporary period).

 

Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.