Greenwich Council

Decisions

Decisions published

05/12/2018 - Building 10, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18 6GD - Ref: 18/3114/F and associated Ref: 18/3115/L ref: 6893    Recommendations Approved

18/3115/L

Decision Maker: Planning Board

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Planning Board

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

Resolved to deferred a decision until further information received from the applicant.

Wards affected: Woolwich Riverside;


05/12/2018 - Parcel Depot between Horn Lane and Horn Lane Link, Greenwich, SE10 0DP - Ref: 18/3964/I106 ref: 6894    Recommendations Approved

18/3964/I106

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Planning Board

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Planning Board

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

Resolved to agree to enter into a Deed of Discharge and modification relating to planning obligations associate with Planning Permission ref: 99/0077/R for the construction of a sorting office; subject to the satisfactory completion of a deed of discharge modification of a Section 106 Agreement as set out in Section 9 of the officers report.

Wards affected: Peninsula;


29/11/2018 - Enderby House, Enderby Wharf, Christchurch Way, Greenwich SE10 ref: 6895    For Determination

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee A

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Licensing Sub-Committee A

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Application for a new Premises Licence for Enderby House, Enderby Wharf, Christchurch Way, London, SE10 0AG

 

In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made there under and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions the Sub Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

Upon consideration of all the written representations, submissions and evidence put before it the Sub-Committee decided to grant a Premises Licence as follows:

 

The Supply of Alcohol, for consumption on and off the premises:

Monday – Wednesday from 8am to 11.30pm

Thursday to Saturday from 8am to midnight

Sunday from 8am to 11pm

 

The Provision of Late Night Refreshment:

Monday to Wednesday from 8am to 11.30pm

Thursday to Saturday from 8am to Midnight

 

Premises shall be open for licensable activities:

Monday – Wednesday from 8am to midnight

Thursday to Saturday, from 8am to 12.30am the next day

Sunday from 8am to 11.30pm

 

The premises licence shall be subject to the conditions offered and agreed by the applicant as amended by the Sub-Committee as follows:

 

1.    The ground floor external area will not be used by customers eating and drinking after 10:30pm on Sunday to Wednesday and 11pm on Thursdays to Saturdays.

 

2.    The first floor terrace will not be used by customers after 10pm on Sundays and 10:30pm on Mondays to Saturdays.

 

3.    All CCTV recordings shall be maintained for a minimum of thirty-one (31) days with date & time-stamping.  Cameras shall be installed so as to cover both internal and external areas of the premises.  At least one camera shall cover ingress/egress points and at least one other camera shall cover the alcohol display area;

 

4.    Staff shall be fully trained in the operation of the CCTV system and there shall be at least one member of staff on duty during trading hours who is able to provide copies of CCTV recording to the Police and authorised offices of the Local Authority with the minimum of delay;

 

5.    The Challenge 21/”Think 21 or Challenge 25/Think 25” proof of age scheme will be incorporated at the premises.  All customers who appear under the age of 21 or 25 as appropriate shall be challenged to prove that they are over 18 when attempting to purchase alcohol.  Acceptable forms of ID include a photo driving licence, passport, or home office approved identity card baring the holographic ‘PASS’ mark.  If the persons seeking alcohol is unable to produce an acceptable form of identification, no sale or supply of alcohol shall be made to or for that person;

 

6.    A Duty Manager’s log shall be kept at the premises, and made available on request to any Police Officer, Police Community Safety Officer, or authorised Local Authority Officer.  This log shall record the following:-

o   All crimes reported to the venue;

o   All ejections of patrons;

o   Any complaints received;

o   Any incidents of disorder;

o   All seizures of drugs or offensive weapons;

o   Any faults in the CCTV systems;

o   Any refusal of the sale of alcohol;

o   Any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service

 

7.    On the first floor roof terrace customers will not be able to purchase alcohol directly from a bar servery and a waiter/waitress service will be available whenever it is open to the public;

 

8.    A direct line contact telephone number for the premises will be made available on site for use by local residents, and a telephone number shall also be available on the pub website if it has one or on the Young’s website, and any complaints received shall be recorded in writing.

 

9.    Notices shall be prominently displayed at all exits requesting the public to respect the needs of local residents and to leave the premises and the area quietly, and to also state “Please be aware you are close to family homes.”

 

10.Management should make regular checks outside the premises to ensure that noise from the premises or patrons is not affecting neighbouring residential properties.

 

The Sub-Committee imposed additional conditions as follows:

 

11.Alcohol shall only be served and consumed ancillary to a table meal on the first floor terrace after 9pm

 

12.Smoking shall only be permitted within a designated area on the external ground floor terrace furthest away from residential dwellings and nearest to the river.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the Police, Environmental Health and Public Health had reached agreement with the applicant and their representations were withdrawn subject to conditions being agreed with the applicant. 

 

The Sub-Committee noted the large numbers of representations in support of the application and also the large number of objections against the proposal. The Sub-Committee noted that those who objected to the application did not, largely, object in principle to the grant of the premises licence but to the opening hours on the grounds of noise and public nuisance. The Sub-Committee noted that the applicant had in response to the representations, has submitted reduced hours for licensable activities given the proximity of the premises to residential dwellings, some of which were just a few metres away.

 

Submission were received from James Andersen solicitor for the applicant company and David Way, operations manager. It was conveyed to the Sub-Committee that there has been a missed response to the application and in response the application had been amended, the applicant wanted to work with the residents and wanted to address concerns regarding disturbance. The first floor external area was to be seating and dining area and most rooms will be for dining. Soft furnishings will be used to absorb as much noise as possible and the external area has a glass balustrade. It was accepted there would be increase in noise in the summer at first floor level, however, it will be managed, and the first floor terrace has limited capacity. It was emphasised that there is no bar on the first floor terrace and customers would be served by waiter service only. The premises was not a stand alone pub but a dining offer was being provided. The applicant offered a condition that smoking will only be permitted in a designated area on the ground floor.

 

The Sub-Committee heard submissions from Mr Walkinshaw, Mr Tang, Mr Prest, Mr Gavriloff, Mr Hardwick and Mr Chattopadhyay. The concerns expressed to the Sub-Committee included noise, lateness of the hours for opening of the premises, masses of people standing outside during the summer, safety of children playing outside, smoke pollution from patrons smoking outside, that none of the people supporting the application were present for the hearing,  that problems would arise from the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises and use of the public areas on the waterfront by those individuals, noise from extraction units of the premises. There was submission that the external closing hours should mirror other premises nearby, including the Cutty Sark Tavern.

 

The Sub-Committee considered that the conditions offered and agreed by the applicant and those amended and imposed by the Sub-Committee, properly promoted the licencing objectives. 

 

No decision made by the Council will have effect during the time period within which an appeal may be brought and until such time that any appeal has been determined or abandoned.

 

The applicant or any other person who made relevant representations may appeal against the Council’s decision to the Magistrates Court.  Such an appeal must be submitted to the Magistrates Court within 21 days of the date from service of the written decision notice.

 

 

 

Wards affected: Peninsula;


03/12/2018 - Request to agree proposed amendments to the Royal Greenwich Local Heritage List in the form of 45 new additions ref: 6890    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Growth and Strategic Development

Decision published: 03/12/2018

Effective from: 08/12/2018

Decision:

Noted the comments received in response to the public consultation and the Royal Borough’s responses, set out in Appendix 1. 

 

Agreed to add 45 buildings and structures to the Royal Borough’s Local Heritage List, listed at Appendix 2.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kirstin Clow


03/12/2018 - Renewal of the Communal Heating, Hot Water and Cold Water Services at 3 – 51A Corelli Road. ref: 6891    Recommendations Approved

To approve the award of a contract to Invicta Building Services for the renewal of the communal heating, hot water and cold water services at 3 – 51A Corelli Road at a cost of £797,754.

 

To note Officers consider the offer to be realistic and that the contractor will be able to provide the required level of works at their tendered price.

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Director of Housing and Safer Communities

Decision published: 03/12/2018

Effective from: 08/12/2018

Decision:

Agreed to approve the award of a contract to Invicta Building Services for the renewal of the communal heating, hot water and cold water services at 3 – 51A Corelli Road at a cost of £797,754.

 

Noted that Officers consider the offer to be realistic and that the contractor will be able to provide the required level of works at their tendered price.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Kidbrooke with Hornfair;

Lead officer: Barry England


03/12/2018 - Repairs & Investment: Contract for Barnfield Estate - Communal Improvement Works: Scheme 2691 ref: 6892    Recommendations Approved

1.   To approve and award package 2691 for works consisting of Communal Refurbishment, Repairs & Associated Works at Barnfield Estate, SE18 3TX, to, City Height (London) Ltd who have provided the second most economically advantageous tender and demonstrated value for money in the sum of £1,181,852.19.

 

2.    To note that Tenderer A submitted the most economically advantageous tender; however, Tenderer A is in Administration. Documentary evidence has been received from Tenderer A’s representative and has been validated by the Royal Borough of Greenwich (RBG) Legal officers. RBG Legal Officers suggested that the offer to Tenderer A be withdrawn and awarded to the runner up (City Height (London) Ltd). 

 

3.    To note that the Council Officers (Housing Capital Programmes Officers of the Repairs & Investment Services) consider the offer from City Height (London) Ltd to be realistic and that the Contractor will be able to carry out the required level of Works at their tendered price.

 

4.    To note that The Evaluation Panel recommends the tender from City Height (London) Ltd is accepted. 

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Director of Housing and Safer Communities

Decision published: 03/12/2018

Effective from: 08/12/2018

Decision:

1.   Agreed to approve and award package 2691 for works consisting of Communal Refurbishment, Repairs & Associated Works at Barnfield Estate, SE18 3TX, to, City Height (London) Ltd who have provided the second most economically advantageous tender and demonstrated value for money in the sum of £1,181,852.19.

 

2.    Noted that Tenderer A submitted the most economically advantageous tender; however, Tenderer A is in Administration. Documentary evidence has been received from Tenderer A’s representative and has been validated by the Royal Borough of Greenwich (RBG) Legal officers. RBG Legal Officers suggested that the offer to Tenderer A be withdrawn and awarded to the runner up (City Height (London) Ltd). 

 

3.    Noted that the Council Officers (Housing Capital Programmes Officers of the Repairs & Investment Services) consider the offer from City Height (London) Ltd to be realistic and that the Contractor will be able to carry out the required level of Works at their tendered price.

 

4.    Noted that The Evaluation Panel recommends the tender from City Height (London) Ltd is accepted. 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Woolwich Common;

Lead officer: Anslem Mabatah


30/11/2018 - Euro Food and Wine, 12 Plumstead Road, Woolwich, SE18 7BZ ref: 6889    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Review Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 30/11/2018 - Licensing Review Sub-Committee

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 30/11/2018

Decision:

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

Licensing Sub-Committee

 

Representations Against Interim Steps

 

30th November 2018

 

Euro Food and Wine,

12 Plumstead Road,

Woolwich, SE18 7BZ

 

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee heard representations on behalf of the licence holders against the Interim Step imposed on 28th November 2018 to suspend the premises licence upon considering an application for a Summary Review.

 

The Sub-Committee resolved that the interim step to suspend the premises licence shall continue until the full review hearing.

 

In reaching its decision the Sub Committee had due regard to the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made there under and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions the Sub-Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

The Sub-Committee heard submissions from Mr Graham, solicitor for the licence holder, and who attended accompanied by Mr Manoharan, the manager of the licensed premises. Mr Graham accepted on behalf of the joint licence holders that alcohol was being sold from the premises, in breach of the premises licence, and there was violence outside the premises. Mr Graham submitted there was no causal link between the individuals wielding baseball bats and the premises. It was further submitted that alcohol was being supplied because of a misunderstanding in that no written decision had been received following the earlier review hearing on 3rd October 2018. Mr Thavaseelen, the joint licence holder and designated premises supervisor, had been present at the review hearing on 3rd October 2018 but was unrepresented and did not understand the decision of 3rd October 2018. Moreover, it was submitted that the written decision of 3rd October 2018 had not been received and the first occasion staff became aware was when police officers attended at the premises on 11th November 2018.

 

Mr Graham confirmed that Mr Thavaseelen was not in attendance for this hearing as he was away in Sri Lanka.  

 

Mr Graham submitted that an Undertaking was being offered to ensure that the premises did not open beyond 11pm at night and that there were no problems during the day time.

 

Sergeant Henderson on behalf of the police, submitted that that Mr Thavaseelen had minimal involvement with the management of the premises, he was also away before the review hearing on 3rd October 2018, and the premises was being managed poorly and he had no trust in the running of the premises even during day time.

 

The Sub-Committee considered that Mr Thavaseelen should have, as a responsible business operator who was present at that 3rd October meeting and has a number of years experience, taken steps to seek advice or make enquiries regarding the decision of the Sub-Committee which reduced the hours for licensable activities and modified the condition of the premises licence. The Sub-Committee also noted that the joint licence holder, Mrs Thavaseelen was also not present for either of the hearings.

 

In reaching its decision the Sub-Committee had serious concerns for the safety of the public, and crime and disorder associated with the premises. There had been a complete disregard of the licensing objectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Woolwich Riverside;


27/11/2018 - 40 Meadowcourt Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 9DY - Ref: 18/2856/F ref: 6886    Recommendations Approved

18/2856/F

Decision Maker: Eltham & Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 27/11/2018 - Eltham & Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 27/11/2018

Decision:

It was agreed to defer a decision on this matter to the next meeting of the Area Planning Committee.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Middle Park and Sutcliffe;


27/11/2018 - Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, Plumstead, SE18 3RZ - Ref: 18/2039/F ref: 6883    Recommendations Approved

18/2039/F

Decision Maker: Eltham & Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 27/11/2018 - Eltham & Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 27/11/2018

Decision:

Resolved to grant full planning permission for the installation of three small modular garden buildings, including two new Music Therapy Pods (each 30m2), the relocation of an existing Audiology Booth pod (27m2), provision of a new wheelchair access ramp and path leading to these pods from the hospital building and removal of trees subject to conditions set out in Appendix 2.

Wards affected: Shooters Hill;


27/11/2018 - 13 Glenesk Road, Eltham, London, SE9 1AG - Ref: 18/1376/F ref: 6884    Recommendations Approved

18/1376/F

Decision Maker: Eltham & Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 27/11/2018 - Eltham & Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 27/11/2018

Decision:

Resolved to authorise officers to recommend that planning permission would have been recommended as a refusal, if not appealed against non-determination.

Wards affected: Eltham North;


30/11/2018 - Extension of Homeless Reviews Contract ref: 6888    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 07/12/2018

Decision:

Agreed to exercise the option Under Contract Standing order 28, to extend the Homeless Reviews contract (dated 07/12/16) between the Council and London Borough of Southwark for an additional 2 years from 1/12/2018 to 30/11/2020.  The cost of this extension is £50,156 and will bring the total cost for this contract inclusive of all extensions to £100,312.

 

Noted the new duties required by the Homeless (Review Procedure etc.) Regulations 2018.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lydia Lewinson


28/11/2018 - Support for Blackheath Fireworks ref: 6887    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Apprenticeships

Decision published: 28/11/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

Agreed to make a grant of £15,909 from the Business Engagement Team’s Town Centre Budget in Employment and Skills to Lewisham Council to support business engagement and new requirements for keeping the A2 open during their annual Fireworks event.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Blackheath Westcombe;

Lead officer: Kingsley Otubushin


28/11/2018 - Interim Steps Decision Notice - Euro Food and Wine, 12 Plumstead Road, Woolwich, SE18 7BZ ref: 6885    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Review Sub-Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2018

Effective from: 28/11/2018

Decision:

The Licensing Sub-Committee considered an application from

 

Superintendent Andy Carter, Metropolitan Police

 

for a Summary Review under Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003 as amended, for

 

Euro Food and Wine, 12 Plumstead Road, Woolwich, SE18 7BZ

 

The Sub-Committee agreed that the following interim step be imposed from Midday, 28th November 2018

 

·        The Premises Licence is suspended

 

In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made there under and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions the Sub-Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee having considered the police application for a summary review and upon receiving further clarification from the police of the crime and disorder being associated with the Euro Food and Wine premises and being satisfied that alcohol was being supplied to those involved in the violence on the public highway outside the premises, the Sub-Committee resolved to suspend the Premises Licence, for the protection and safety of the public and the prevention of crime and disorder.

 

Note: The Premises Licence holder may make representations against the interim step.

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Jane Dyer


27/11/2018 - Ward Budget - GLY001 - Glyndon Beach ref: 6882    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 27/11/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Decision:

Agreed the allocation of a one-off payment of £2,000 to support the next phase of work for the Glyndon Beach project.

 

 

 

Wards affected: Glyndon;

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


26/11/2018 - The Framework Agreement for the Provision of Printing Services ref: 6881    Item Called In

1.    To agree that the Council can enter into a framework agreement let by the London Borough of Hackney for the purchase of print services.

 

2.    To note that the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a named party to the framework agreement as recorded within the OJEU notice.

 

3.    To note that the Framework Agreement has appointed a single supplier – Reach PLC (formerly Trinity Mirror).

 

4.    To appoint Reach PLC (formerly Trinity Mirror) for a period of up to four years in the sum of £421,960 over the period of the contract.

 

5.    To agree that the Council accepts the pricing schedule.

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 26/11/2018

Effective from: 01/12/2018

Decision:

1.    Agreed that the Council can enter into a framework agreement let by the London Borough of Hackney for the purchase of print services.

 

2.    Noted that the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a named party to the framework agreement as recorded within the OJEU notice.

 

3.    Noted that the Framework Agreement has appointed a single supplier – Reach PLC (formerly Trinity Mirror).

 

4.    Agreed to appoint Reach PLC (formerly Trinity Mirror) for a period of up to four years in the sum of £421,960 over the period of the contract.

 

5.    Agreed that the Council accepts the pricing schedule.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stuart Godfrey


26/11/2018 - Award of Publication Distribution Services Framework ref: 6880    Item Called In

1.    To approve the use of the distribution framework agreement procured by the London Borough of Hackney for the purchase of publication distribution services.

 

2.    To note that the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a named party to the framework agreement as recorded within the OJEU notice.

 

3.    To note that this is a single supplier framework and all services are provided by London Letterbox Marketing.

 

4.    To appoint London Letterbox Marketing for a period of up to four years in the sum of £873,600 over the period of the contract.

 

5.    To agree that the Council accepts the pricing schedule which ensures the successful contractor pays its staff London Living Wage, in line with our commitment as an accredited London Living Wage employer. To note that this will result in a significant increase in costs compared to the previous Framework agreement.

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 26/11/2018

Effective from: 01/12/2018

Decision:

1.    Approved the use of the distribution framework agreement procured by the London Borough of Hackney for the purchase of publication distribution services.

 

2.    Noted that the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a named party to the framework agreement as recorded within the OJEU notice.

 

3.    Noted that this is a single supplier framework and all services are provided by London Letterbox Marketing.

 

4.    Appointed London Letterbox Marketing for a period of up to four years in the sum of £873,600 over the period of the contract.

 

5.    Agreed that the Council accepts the pricing schedule which ensures the successful contractor pays its staff London Living Wage, in line with our commitment as an accredited London Living Wage employer. To note that this will result in a significant increase in costs compared to the previous Framework agreement.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stuart Godfrey