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 were received from Councillor Adel Khaireh.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

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

Item 5 - Buildings 17, 18 & 19 Duke of Wellington Avenue.

 

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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 June 2018 and 9 July 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 Planning Board held on 5 June 2018 and 9 July be agreed and signed as true and accurate record’s.

5.

Buildings 17, 18 and 19, Duke of Wellington Avenue, Woolwich, London, SE18 6FR pdf icon PDF 906 KB

The Board is requested to grant Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent  for the change of use of buildings 17, 18 and 19 of the Woolwich Creative District to a sui generis performance and creative arts space, building repairs, shell and core upgrades, installation parameters and associated works, as detailed in the report.

 

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Decision:

Resolved to grant full planning permission and Listed Building Consent for the change of use of buildings 17, 18 and 19 of the Woolwich Creative District to a sui generis performance and creative arts space, building repairs, shell and core upgrades, installation parameters and associated works.

 

Subject to;

·       The Conditions set out in Appendix 2 and Appendix 3 of the main report and addendum report.

·       The addition of a condition that ‘The existing gantry crane of Building 19 must be kept in situ.’

Minutes:

The Planning Board noted that two public submissions had been circulated, in advance of the meeting, in respect of this item.

 

The Principal Planning Officer gave an illustrative presentation drawing Members attention to the Addendum report; advising that Buildings 17, 18 and 19 were all Grade 2 Listed Buildings and outlined the proposed works to each. 

 

Members noted that most of the repairs mainly related to the external features of the Grade 2 Listed Building 19 clarification was sought as to whether the internal gantry crane would be retained also the elevated roof lantern lights to the external elevation. 

 

The Development Control Manager - Major Projects confirmed that the lantern lights were being retained and no work was to be undertaken to the gantry crane.  

 

A Member sought clarification as to how cycle security and external areas would be secured by design and given the facility of Crossrail, DLR, and Rail links would the large area of cycle parking facility be for the use of residents; facility users or general use.  Further, if it was not used at the level anticipated would it be returned to public realm.

 

The Principal Planning Officer responded that full details and evidence of how the development were to be secured by design would come forward as part of final design.  As the location was on the Thames path it was anticipated that it would be well used, however, if it were not used it may not be suitable for use as public realm, due to its location.

 

The Development Control Manager - Major Projects added that an event management strategy, which would address crowd control and security, was also required for submission, prior to commencement of the works.

 

A Member sought clarification of the context of how the entirety of the development would be phased as it appeared the Planning Board may be asked to agree the applications for the Woolwich Creative District in a piecemeal manner and when would Buildings 40 and 41 be brought forward.  The Development Control Manager - Major Projects advised that the applicant would be better placed to respond to this.

 

The Development Control Manager - Major Projects responded to Members that Building 18 was currently being used for storage and distribution and the planning application was sought to allow general performance under a sui generis use.

 

The Planning Board accepted addresses from 3 residents; 2 of whom expressed extreme concern at the futures of the Borough Archive.  They noted that there was no mention of the Borough Archive’s relocation in the report or how it would be re-integrated back into the area.  Further, Building 18, which was where it was believed the archive would be re-located back to, was smaller than the current history museum and there would be no space for the archive.  Concern was also raised that, whilst the Borough Archive was being stored at Charlton House for five years, it was not clear how long it would be before the Borough Archive would be accessible  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.