Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes.

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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 from Councillors Chris Lloyd and Maureen O’Mara.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

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 78 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2018 and 18 December 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 meetings of the Greenwich Area Planning Committee held on 20 November and 18 December be agreed and signed as true and accurate records.

5.

15A Ulundi Road, Blackheath, London. SE3 7UQ - Ref: 18/1541/F pdf icon PDF 59 KB

The Committee is requested to refuse Planning Permission as outlined in the addendum and Appendix 2 of the main report.

 

 

 

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Decision:

Resolved that planning permission is granted for the demolition of existing outbuildings, partial demolition and construction of replacement 2 storey side extension, partial demolition and construction of replacement single storey rear/side extension, restoration of window surrounds to original stone, and addition of window to side elevation.

 

In resolving to overturn Officers recommendation to refuse planning permission this was on the basis that standards conditions be attached in respect of the time period to implement the consent, approved plans and materials. 

 

With regards to the privacy screen the following conditions are to be attached -

·        full details of the privacy screen to be submitted to and approved by the planning authority

·        evidence that the privacy screen has been erected

·        that the privacy screen be retained permanently

 

Reason: To protect the design and appearance of the development and the amenity of the neighbouring property in accordance with London Plan Policies 7.4 and 7.8 and Core Strategy Policies DH1, DH3, DH(b) and DH(h)     

 

 

Minutes:

A submission from the applicant was circulated to all Members.

 

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrated introduction to the report. He explained that there was an error on the plan in that the incorrect property was displayed as No.17. He drew Members’ attention to the Supplementary Planning Document ‘Residential Extensions, Basements and Conversions’. He advised Members on the reasons why Officers were proposing that the application be refused.

 

In response to questions from the Committee with regard to the submission from the applicant, the Area Planning Manager (West) said that the proposed privacy screen had never been formally submitted and Officers had no details to make a judgement as to whether it would be suitable.

 

The applicant and his agent addressed the Committee. Members’ attention was drawn to the submission, and its proposals. It was refuted the side extension would cause overlooking, and it was felt the proposed privacy screen would address concerns regarding impact to the neighbour. It was noted that the Conservation Officer was satisfied that there would be no impact at the front.

 

In response to questions from the Committee, the applicant and his agent clarified the angle, size and position of the proposed window to the side elevation.

 

In response to questions from the Committee, the Area Planning Manager (West) stated that Officers believed that there would be overlooking from the proposed window to the side elevation

 

Members discussed the matter.

 

Members considered whether the proposal would cause overlooking. It was felt that the site visit had been helpful in clarifying the matter. It was noted that there had been no objection from the neighbour.

 

Members felt there was no detrimental impact on the conversation area and it was noted that there had been no objections from amenity groups on the matter.

 

Members considered the application could be acceptable if there was a privacy screen.

 

The Assistant Director Planning and Building Control (Regeneration Enterprise and Skills) advised that if the application was granted with a condition regarding a privacy screen the neighbours would then be consulted about that.

 

The Chair put the Officers’ recommendation to the vote and with 1 vote in favour and 5 votes against it was not accepted.

 

The Chair proposed that planning permission be granted, with standards conditions and a condition regarding the privacy screen. The proposal was put to the vote and it was unanimously

 

Resolved –

 

That planning permission is granted for the demolition of existing outbuildings, partial demolition and construction of replacement 2 storey side extension, partial demolition and construction of replacement single storey rear/side extension, restoration of window surrounds to original stone, and addition of window to side elevation.

 

In resolving to overturn Officers recommendation to refuse planning permission this was on the basis that standards conditions be attached in respect of the time period to implement the consent, approved plans and materials. 

 

With regards to the privacy screen the following conditions are to be attached -

·        full details of the privacy screen to be submitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

52 Beaconsfield Road, London,SE3 7LG - Ref: 18/4032/TC pdf icon PDF 160 KB

The Planning Board is requested to allow the removal of the Malus (dead), Oak, Sycamore and Robinia and the reduction/pruning of the other trees as per application and not serve a Tree Preservation Order in this instance on those trees being removed.

 

 

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Decision:

Resolved -

 

1.            That the report be noted

 

2.       That the matter had fallen outside of time for determination be noted.

 

3.       That the Committee would not have allowed the removal of the Malus (dead), Oak, Sycamore and Robinia and the reduction/pruning of the other trees as per application be noted.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrated introduction to the report.

 

In response to a question from the Committee, the Area Planning Manager (West) replied that with regard to the missing tree which had a  Tree Preservation Order it was not known who removed it or when, but the Council could consider taking action to require a suitable replacement.

 

The Committee was addressed by the representative of the Westcombe Society. Disappointment was expressed that the matter had fallen out of time. They asked if tests could be conducted on the oak tree in the garden to ascertain whether it might be safe. If it was felled they asked if the trunk and branches could be allowed to rot naturally.

 

In response to questions from the Committee, the Tree Officer replied that the oak had been looked at. It had brown rot which would lead to limb failure. It could not be predicted when it would collapse. It was not possible for the authority to order that the wood remain to rot in the garden. With regard to moving the wood to rot elsewhere that would have to be agreed with the owner and there would be a substantial amount of it.  The Tree Officer advised on the replacement trees.

 

The Committee indicated that if it had been in time then the removals would not have been granted.

 

Resolved –

 

1.       That the report be noted.

 

2.       That the matter had fallen outside of time for determination be noted.

 

3.       That the Committee would not have allowed the removal of the Malus (dead), Oak, Sycamore and Robinia and the reduction / pruning of the other trees as per application be noted.

7.

The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich,London. SE10 0PH - 18/3504/MA pdf icon PDF 448 KB

The committee is requested 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 18/0595/MA, dated 16/04/2018, as set out in the report.

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Decision:

Resolved that planning permission be granted 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 18/0595/MA, dated 16/04/2018, for the external extension of food and drink units together with landscaping enhancement works to the Intercontinental Hotel link to allow the variation of condition 7 (Operating hours) to be extended in the weekdays, Saturdays and on Sundays and Public Holidays, until 02:30 for the internal areas only.

 

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

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That planning permission be granted 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 18/0595/MA, dated 16/04/2018, for the external extension of food and drink units together with landscaping enhancement works to the Intercontinental Hotel link to allow the variation of condition 7 (Operating hours) to be extended in the weekdays, Saturdays and on Sundays and Public Holidays, until 02:30 for the internal areas only.

 

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

8.

The Lord Hood, 300 Creek Road, Deptford, London. SE10 9SW - Ref: 18/2147/MA pdf icon PDF 294 KB

The Committee is requested to grant Planning Permission for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission 15/2009/F, dated 02/11/2017, as set out in the report.

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Decision:

Resolved that planning permission be granted for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission 15/2009/F, dated 02/11/2017 for the demolition of existing building and construction of a part 4/part 5-storey building plus basement accommodating a replacement public house (A4) on the ground floor/basement and 8 dwellings above (2x1-bed, 6x2-bed). to allow the:

·        Removal of Conditions 26, 27 & 28 (BREEAM)

·        Alteration to wording of condition 20 (Public House Management Strategy)

·        Various internal and external alterations to all floor plans and elevations as set out within the applicant's "Schedule of Proposed Changes" and revised plans.

 

Subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and the satisfactory completion of a revised Legal Agreement (Section 106).

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrated introduction to the report.

 

The matter was put to the vote and with 5 votes in favour and 1 abstention it was

 

Resolved –

 

That planning permission be granted for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission 15/2009/F, dated 02/11/2017 for the demolition of existing building and construction of a part 4/part 5-storey building plus basement accommodating a replacement public house (A4) on the ground floor/basement and 8 dwellings above (2x1-bed, 6x2-bed). to allow the:

·        Removal of Conditions 26, 27 & 28 (BREEAM)

·        Alteration to wording of condition 20 (Public House Management Strategy)

·        Various internal and external alterations to all floor plans and elevations as set out within the applicant's "Schedule of Proposed Changes" and revised plans.

 

Subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and the satisfactory completion of a revised Legal Agreement (Section 106).