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 Councillors Leo Fletcher, Mehboob Khan and Aidan Smith.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

It was noted that an Officers Addendum Report had been produced in respect of Items 7, 8 and 11, which had been provided on a published Supplementary Agenda.

 

Members also noted that public submissions had been received in respect of Item 6 - 24 King George Street.

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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting of the joint meeting of the Greenwich Area Planning Committee & Woolwich & Thamesmead Area Planning Committee held on 22 February 2018.

 

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meetings of 22 February 2018 and 13 March 2018.

 

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.

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Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Greenwich Area Planning Committee and Woolwich & Thamesmead Area Planning Committee held on 22 February 2018 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

 

That the minutes of the meetings of the Greenwich Area Planning Committee held on 22 February 2018 and 13 March 2018 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

201 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9EQ - 17/2223/F & 17/2649/A pdf icon PDF 47 KB

 

The Committee is requested to grant planning permission and advertisement consent for the relocation of shop entrance door and installation of new roller shutters to shop front and the installation of internally illuminated fascia signs and two internally illuminated projecting signs.

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Decision:

Resolved to grant planning permission and advertisement consent for the relocation of shop entrance door, installation of new roller shutters to shop front and installation of internally illuminated fascia signs and two internally illuminated projecting signs.

 

Subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 2 the main report.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Committee received an illustrated presentation on the application from the Area Planning Manager (West) who advised that the proposal was considered acceptable and recommended approval.

 

In response to questions from Committee Members the Area Planning Manager (West) advised that initial planning consent was granted without any conditions relating to the storage or location of the bins. 

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted an address from Councillor Scott-Mcdonald speaking as Ward Councillor in objection to the application advising she called the application in as a resident had not received notification, therefore residents had not been properly consulted. She stated that local residents had a tense relationship with Dominos who had not been respecting their concerns. She further read out a representation from a resident which highlighted that staff had been disrespectful to residents.

 

A Committee Member noted that they were aware that the issues raised had been brought forward to a Licensing Sub-Committee, but did not believe them relevant to planning.     

 

In response to Committee Members questions a local resident joined Councillor Scott-Mcdonald and stated he did not believe that moving of the entrance would make much difference to residents. He expressed his concerns were in relation to the location of the bins and associated problems. He further stated that Dominos had generally been operating within their licensing hours but residents had recorded breaches. No formal complaints had been lodged by residentsas they did not believe the breaches were of a serious enough nature at this time to warrant further action i.e. leaving lights on. He clarified that enforcement officers had not been to see him. He stated that Councillor Scott-Mcdonald had raised all relevant points in her address.

 

Councillor Scott-McDonald added that the resident whose representation she read out, would have more information regarding local resident’s interactions with enforcement officers.

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted an address from the applicant’s agents who stated that the refuse bins were stored inside the premises and pictures depicting them outside were taken on refuse collection day. He stated that if Dominos had been causing or responsible for littering the Council would have taken immediate action. He stated that the current entrance had three steps, the proposed shop entrance move would provide disabled access and address safety concerns primarily with regards to, elderly, disabled and young children. The move and addition of open mesh shutters would enable access to the premises, provide window protection in line with the neighboring shops and reduce nuisance, caused by patrons, to residents in Colomb Street. He stated that the proposal to reduce signage from 2 signs to one would reduce light pollution and that their hours of operation were recorded and could be viewed on their website.

 

In response to Committee Members questions the applicant’s agents stated that they had not attended the previous Planning Board meeting, which the application was initially listed to be heard at, as they had not been informed of the hearing. He further explained that they  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

24 King George Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 8QJ - 17/3166/HD and 17/3167/L pdf icon PDF 257 KB

The Committee is requested to grant planning permissionfor the construction of a single storey rear extension at basement level, with over roof access from existing rear door allowing access to the existing garden level, reformation of the front entrance stair and replacement of front windows (Resubmission).

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Decision:

Resolved to undertake a site visit.

 

Minutes:

The Chair commented that she had considered the reports and public submissions and proposed that Committee Members may benefit from a site visit, in respect of the application. 

 

The Chair put the proposal for a site visit to the vote with 4 Members for approval, 0 Members for refusal and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved Unanimously -

 

That it be agreed to undertake a site visit.

 

 

7.

258-260 Creek Road, Deptford, London SE10 9SW - 18/0112/MA pdf icon PDF 294 KB

The Committee is requested to grant Planning Permission for the  application submitted under Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission 16/3328/F, dated 22/06/2017 for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a part 4/part 5 storey building including basement comprising flexible A1/A2/B1 at ground and lower ground floor level and 9 self-contained flats (4x1-bed, 3x2-bed, and 2x3-bed) as set out in the report.

 

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Decision:

Resolved to grant Planning Permission for an application submitted under Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission 16/3328/F, dated 22/06/2017 for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a part 4/part 5 storey building including basement comprising flexible A1/A2/B1 at ground and lower ground floor level and 9 self-contained flats (4x1-bed, 3x2-bed, and 2x3-bed) above to allow:

 

-              Alteration of residential mix to be 1x1-bed, 6x2-bed, 1x3-bed and 1x4-bed.

-              Alteration of ground and first floor to provide 2x2 storey maisonettes with private entrances within new residential mix.

-              Alteration to commercial unit floor space, service entrance and refuse.

-              Alteration to ground floor residential entrance.

-              Alteration to residential refuse area.

-              Omission of balcony from central area of third floor on Bardsley Lane.

-              Alteration to layout of unit 8.

-              Alteration to the alignment of fourth floor level on eastern elevation to suit new core design.

 

Subject to the satisfactory completion of a Deed of Variation to the Section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement signed on 22 June 2017 (obligations set out in Section 21); and conditions as set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

Minutes:

The Planning Committee received an illustrated presentation on the application from the Area Planning Manager (West) who advised that overall, the scheme provided a high quality living environment and the proposed amendments improve the schemes mix of units. He also drew Members attention to the addendum report stating the application was not subject to referral to the Mayor of London and Condition 15 of 16/3328/F had been discharged as (application 17/2205/SD) satisfied Historic England (Archaeology). He recommended approval.

 

A Committee Member read out a representation they had received from one of their constituents which raised a number of concerns regarding works being carried out on the development. It pointed out that demolition works were being carried out on a Sunday, and there was nuisance caused by noise and dust from the site. Residents were also experiencing problems associated with the parking of developer’s vehicles.  

 

The Committee accepted an address from the applicant’s architects, who stated that this was the first they had heard of the issues raised and would be brought to the attention of the client for better control measures to be implemented on site. He stated he understood that there was a Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) in place and if it was not being adhered to this should be a matter for parking enforcement to address. He stated that in relation to concerns of overshadowing this application was of the same scale and mass as the previously approved application and there would be no change or greater impact.

 

In response to Committee Members questions the Area Planning Manager (West) clarified that there could be a potential breach of planning conditions in relation to condition 5 – which stated that the demolition, earth removal, pilling work and any mechanical building operations required to implement this development shall only be carried out between the hours of:

-    Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm

-    Saturday 8.00 am - 1.00 pm

-    and not at all on Sunday and public and bank holidays.

 

Before moving to the vote the Committee stated that comments were going to be passed to planning enforcement for investigation.

 

The Chair put the application to the vote with 4 Members for approval, 0 Members for refusal and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved Unanimously –

 

That Planning Permission be granted for the application submitted under Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission 16/3328/F, dated 22/06/2017 for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a part 4/part 5 storey building including basement comprising flexible A1/A2/B1 at ground and lower ground floor level and 9 self-contained flats (4x1-bed, 3x2-bed, and 2x3-bed) above to allow:

 

-    Alteration of residential mix to be 1x1-bed, 6x2-bed, 1x3-bed and 1x4 bed.

-    Alteration of ground and first floor to provide 2x2 storey maisonettes with private entrances within new residential mix.

-    Alteration to commercial unit floor space, service entrance and refuse.

-    Alteration to ground floor residential entrance.

-  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Telephone Kiosk, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 - 17/2508/F and 17/2509/L pdf icon PDF 390 KB

The Committee is requested to approve planning permission and Listed Building Consent for the change of use from Telephone Kiosk to Retail (A1).

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant planning permission and Listed Building Consent for change of use from Telephone Kiosk to Retail (A1).

 

Subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 2 of the report and additional condition identified in the addendum.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Committee received an illustrated presentation on the application from the Area Planning Manager (West) who advised that there would be positive benefit to the listed building and would not harm the special character of the listed building itself or adjacent heritage assets therefore the proposal was considered acceptable and recommended for approval.

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted an address from the applicant who stated that bringing the kiosk back in to public use would be beneficial to the local community, tourists and city commuters. She stated she would be offering coffee, cold drinks, snacks and pastries. That having the kiosk in public use would promote tourism, photoshoots, and stop vandalism and ruin of a London icon. She advised that there were 2000 phone boxes in London, 100 of which have had the change of purpose granted.

 

In response to Committee Members questions the applicant stated that she would deal with any waste by taking it with her in the van and intends to arrive early and make use of nearby car park.

 

The Chair put the application to the vote with 4 Members for approval, 0 Members for refusal and 0 abstentions. 

 

Resolved Unanimously –

 

That Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent be agreed for change of use from Telephone Kiosk to Retail (A1). Subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 2 of the report and additional condition identified in the addendum.

 

Councillor Brighty left the meeting at the conclusion of item 8.

 

9.

Land Between Creek Road and Bardsley Lane, Greenwich, London, SE10 - 17/3652/F pdf icon PDF 366 KB

The Committee is requested to approve the installation of an ATM

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant approval for the installation of an ATM.

 

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

Minutes:

The Area Planning Committee received an illustrated presentation on the application from the Area Planning Manager (West).

 

The Committee accepted addresses from two members of the public, (both of whom spoke in objection) to the application raising the following issues; no evidence of local support for the application and if granted there would be an increase in beggars loitering near the ATM. One of the speakers stated they had 11 signatures from local residents who also object tothe application as there were already problems relating to noise and anti-social behaviour from patrons of the nearby Wetherspoon & The Comedy Club.

 

One of the speakers proposed that if the application was to be granted it should be on condition that use of the ATM be restricted to the operating hours of Tesco. It was pointed out that there were inconsistencies on the location of the ATM, there was a difference on the image published online and the one shown during the Area Planning Manager (West)’s presentation.

 

In response to Committee Members questions the Area Planning Manager (West) confirmed that the ATM location had been moved from the initial proposed site, due to it potentially restricting access to a Transport for London(TfL) electric box.

 

The Chair put the application to the vote with 3 Members for approval, 0 Members for refusal and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved Unanimously –

 

That approval for the installation of an ATM be granted. Subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

10.

Land Between Creek Road and Bardsley Lane, Greenwich, London, SE10 - 18/0658/F pdf icon PDF 374 KB

The Committee is requested to approve the installation of plant equipment at roof level

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant approval for the installation of plant equipment at roof level.

 

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

Minutes:

The Planning Committee received an illustrated presentation on the application from the Area Planning Manager (West) who recommended approval.

 

The Committee accepted addresses from two members of the public, (both of whom spoke) in objection to the application raising the following issues, the Noise Impact Assessment did not address if noise from the plant would emanate through the building and neither was it clear who would enforce the operating hours. A local resident advised that he had informed his Ward Councillors and Planning Officers that Enforcement Officers were not available during weekends to enforce planning matters and a year on, he had not received a response to complaints on the issue.

 

The Chair stated that she did not concur with the comments and asked for further clarification with regards to who he had contacted.

 

The local resident withdrew the statement in regards to enforcement and stated he will take follow up action with Enforcement Officers.  

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted an address from the applicant’s agent who reassured residents and the Committee that noise impact would be minimal.

 

The Chair put the application to the vote with 3 Members for approval, 0 Members for refusal and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved Unanimously –

 

That approval be granted for the installation of plant equipment at roof level. Subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

11.

Land Between Creek Road and Bardsley Lane, Greenwich, London, SE10 - 18/0659/MA pdf icon PDF 372 KB

The Committee is requested to approve the minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission dated 07/06/2017 (Reference: 15/2186/V) to vary condition 45 (Commercial Floor Space) to read: no less than 20% of the commercial floor space hereby permitted shall be used for A1 purposes at any time unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant approval for the minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission dated 07/06/2017 (Reference: 15/2186/V) to vary condition 45 (Commercial Floor Space) to read: no less than 20% of the commercial floor space hereby permitted shall be used for A1 purposes at any time unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 2 of the report,in the addendum and the satisfactory completion of a Supplementary Deed of Variation.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Committeee received an illustrated presentation on the application from the Area Planning Manager (West) who advised that the application was considered acceptable and recommended approval.

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted an address from a local resident, who stated he was not speaking in objection but seeking clarification of why the material amendment was being sought and the rationale behind the proposed reduction.

 

The Area Planning Committee accepted an address from the applicant’s agent who stated Tesco had taken a lease on the whole of the available commercial floor space, but would only occupy 20% for A1retail use, with the intention to sublet the remainder to an estate agent who had shown interest. He expressed concerns that condition 19, which related to obscured glazing was not part of the original application and further sought clarification as to whether this could only be applied to the A2 element as there was no proposed change to the A1 floor space.

 

The Area Planning Manager (West) responded that he believed that all conditions presented to the Committee were part of the initial application.

 

The Chair put the application to the vote with 3 Members for approval, 0 Members for refusal and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved Unanimously –

 

That approval be granted for the minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission dated 07/06/2017 (Reference: 15/2186/V) to vary condition 45 (Commercial Floor Space) to read: no less than 20% of the commercial floor space hereby permitted shall be used for A1 purposes at any time unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.Subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 2 of the report,in the addendum and the satisfactory completion of a Supplementary Deed of Variation.