Greenwich Council

Agenda item.

Lovell's, Granite, Badcocks and Pipers Wharves, Pelton Road, Banning Street and Christchurch Way, Greenwich, SE10 - 16/2552/MA

The Planning Board is requested to grant planning permission for a minor material amendment under Section 73 to vary Condition 1 (Approved Plans) of planning permission (LPA Ref: 14/0460/F) involving alterations to the elevations of Blocks 4, 10 and 11 and alterations to the residential and commercial floorspace, amendments to residential unit mix and increase in the number of residential units from 439 to 455 (uplift of 16 units), and alterations to the basement including reduction in basement depth and alterations to parking layout, and the realignment of the river path, in line with the report.

Decision:

1.  Resolved to grant planning permission for a minor material amendment under Section 73 to vary Condition 1 (Approved Plans) of planning permission (LPA Ref: 14/0460/F) involving alterations to the elevations of Blocks 4, 10 and 11 and alterations to the residential and commercial floorspace, amendments to residential unit mix and increase in the number of residential units from 439 to 455 (uplift of 16 units), and alterations to the basement including reduction in basement depth and alterations to parking layout, and the realignment of the river path, subject to:

        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;

        Conditions and Informative set out in Appendix 2 of this report;

        The satisfactory completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations set out in section 22;

        Members confirming in their resolution that account has been taken of environmental information, as required by Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011; and

        A statement being placed on the Statutory Register confirming the main reasons and consideration of which the Planning Board resolution was based were those set out in the report of the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills as required by Regulations 24 (I) (c.) of the Town Item No: 11 and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.

 

2.  Resolved to agree that, if within 1 month of the date of this Planning Board meeting the legal agreement had not been completed, the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills is delegated power to refuse planning consent on the grounds set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

Minutes:

Members noted an officers addendum report in relation to this item had been circulated on a supplementary agenda.

 

With the consent of the Board the Development Control Manager (Major Projects) gave one illustrated presentation in relation to both Items 9 and 10 they both related to the same minor material amendments, in regards of seeking S106 agreement.  That agreement would give officers the authority to refuse planning permission if agreement on the S106 was not reached.  It was noted that, whilst the Committee accepted one presentation they would need to vote separately on each item.

 

In response to a Member’s question the Development Control Manager (Major Projects) confirmed that there would be an uplift of 16 habitable units.  That the development included 26 social rented units but these could not be secured until the S106 agreement had been reached.

 

A Member noted that a number of promised public realm improvement, promised in relation to previous elements of the scheme, had not been delivered and appeared to be tied into the S106 agreement and felt strongly this situation needed to be sorted out.

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from a resident who commented that when the development was originally agreed, in 2007, there was extensive public realm elements including public parks, playground, an ecology park and riverfront beach, none of which had been delivered.  She noted that the only public realm provision derived was a very small play area for under 5’s only which was gated and closed at 5pm.  She felt that this was not adequate given the promised public realm  and the disturbance residents had experienced during construction work.  She felt that this was the last opportunity for the residents to seek the public realm improvements Bellway Homes promised to deliver, were delivered before they were lost in the mist of time.

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from a representative for the applicant, Bellway Homes, who advised that when they took over the development from London and Regional they accepted the public realm elements to be delivered and they were chasing a number of invoices relating to, in respect of delivering on the S106, which were of a substantial figure.  Further, that it was Bellway Homes aim to deliver on all the promised public realm provisions.

 

Members noted that Bellway Homes were the developer and had sought approval for the development with acceptance of the public realm delivery.  That the current play provision was not good enough and there was a need for the developer to rectify this. 

 

The Developer’s representative advised that they worked with the residents work group and that the developer would  be happy to discuss Members specific concerns further, directly.  He continued that it was embarrassing that it had taken so long for them to resolve this matter with London and Regional and hoped to release the funds in the next couple of days. 

 

The Development Control Manager (Major Projects) put the decisions, which had been revised under legal guidance, on display for both Members and attendees to clearly see. 

 

In moving to the vote on this matter the Chair advised that Councillor Hyland was unable to vote on the matter as she was not in attendance for the presentation. 

 

In considering both part 1 and 2 of the decisions sought; 11 Members voted in favour of the revised decisions; 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved -

 

1.  That planning permission for a minor material amendment under Section 73 to vary Condition 1 (Approved Plans) of planning permission (LPA Ref: 14/0460/F) involving alterations to the elevations of Blocks 4, 10 and 11 and alterations to the residential and commercial floorspace, amendments to residential unit mix and increase in the number of residential units from 439 to 455 (uplift of 16 units), and alterations to the basement including reduction in basement depth and alterations to parking layout, and the realignment of the river path be agreed subject to:

   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;

   Conditions and Informative set out in Appendix 2 of this report;

   The satisfactory completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations set out in section 22;

   Members confirming in their resolution that account has been taken of

environmental information, as required by Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011;

and

   A statement being placed on the Statutory Register confirming the main reasons and consideration of which the Planning Board resolution was based were those set out in the report of the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills as required by Regulations 24 (I) (c.) of the Town Item No: 11 and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.

 

2. That it be agreed that, if within 1 month of the date of this Planning

Board meeting the legal agreement had not been completed, the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills is delegated power to refuse planning consent on the grounds set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

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