Decision details

47-53 Woolwich Road, London, SE10 0RA - Ref 22/0993/F

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

22/0993/F

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Planning permission is refused for the demolition of the existing building and construction of a 5-storey building comprising of a commercial use at ground floor (Use Class E) and a range of flexible residential uses on first, second, third and fourth floors, either Use Class C3 (Residential), Use Class C4 (small HMO), Use Class Sui generis (7 Person HMO) or Use Class Sui Generis (8 Person HMO) and associated external works and alterations (Re-consultation - revised description, Revised Drawings and Documents), for the reasons set out in Appendix 2 of the report (as below) and to be detailed in the notice of determination.

 

Reasons for Refusal - Application Reference 22/0993/F:

 

1.       The proposed development, due to the cumulative impact its height, scale,  mass and poor design, would appear as an incongruous and overbearing development as seen from the surrounding streetscape to the detriment of the character and appearance of the surrounding area. As a result, the proposed development would be contrary to the NPPF, Policy D3 of the London Plan (2021), Policies DH1 and H5 of the Royal Greenwich Local Plan: Core Strategy with Detailed Policies (2014) and the Royal Greenwich Urban Design Guide SPD (2023)

 

2.       The proposed development due to the excessive size of Units 8 and 9 would result in a development which does not make efficient use of the land and therefore optimise the housing potential of the site, including the provision of affordable housing.  As such the proposed development would be contrary to the NPPF, Policies GG4, H1, H2, H4 and H10 of the London Plan (2021) and Policy H2 and H3 of the Royal Greenwich Local Plan: Core Strategy with Detailed Policies (2014).

 

Informative(s) for Application Reference 22/0993/F:

 

1.   Positive and Proactive Statement: The Council engages with all applicants in a positive and proactive way through specific pre-application enquiries and the detailed advice available on the Council’s website. On this particular application, preapplication advice was sought and advice was given regarding the proposal being unacceptable. Discussion took place in trying to find a solution, but no solution was possible.

 

The Assistant Director of Planning & Building Control is authorised to make any minor changes to the detailed wording of the recommended reasons for refusal, as set out in Appendix 2 of the report where the Assistant Director of Planning & Building Control considers it appropriate, before issuing the decision notice

Publication date: 13/05/2024

Date of decision: 09/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 09/05/2024 - Greenwich Area Planning Committee

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