Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes.

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Contact: Nassir Ali  Email: nassir.ali@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 6160

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence recevied for this meeting.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 49 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Resolved -

 

That the list of Councillors’ Membership, as Council appointed representatives, on outside bodies, joint committees and School Governing bodies be noted.

 

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To agree, as a true and accurate record, the Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 17 April 2019.

 

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.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 17 April 2019 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Physical activity and Sport Strategy and Action Plan pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To approve the adoption of the Physical Activity and Sport Strategy, known as Greenwich Get Active, which has been developed jointly by the directorates of Communities and Environment with Health and Adult Services. To note that an action plan sets out the key short, medium and longer term actions that will be delivered by the Greenwich Get Active Partnership to achieve the aims of the strategy.

 

 

 

 

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Decision:

Approved the adoption of the Physical Activity and Sport Strategy, known as Greenwich Get Active, which has been developed jointly by the directorates of Communities and Environment with Health and Adult Services.

 

Noted that an action plan sets out the key short, medium and longer term actions that will be delivered by the Greenwich Get Active Partnership to achieve the aims of the strategy.

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The report was presented by the Director of Communities and Environment.

 

In addressing the meeting, the Cabinet Member for

Approved the adoption of the Physical Activity and Sport Strategy, known as Greenwich Get Active, which has been developed jointly by the directorates of Communities and Environment with Health and Adult Services.

 

Noted that an action plan sets out the key short, medium and longer term actions that will be delivered by the Greenwich Get Active Partnership to achieve the aims of the strategy.

 

 

 

 

6.

Designation of the Woolwich Conservation Area and approval of additions to the Local Heritage List pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To Note the comments received in response to the public consultation and the Royal Borough’s responses and  the views of the Woolwich and Thamesmead Planning Committee. To note the results of the final assessment of the area proposed for conservation area designation and the buildings proposed for local heritage listing. To agree to designate a new conservation area in Woolwich Town Centre, to be known as the “Woolwich Conservation Area” and add 51 buildings in Woolwich Town Centre to the Royal Borough’s Local Heritage List.        

 

 

 

 

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Decision:

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

 

Noted the views of the Woolwich and Thamesmead Planning Committee, set out in paragraph 6.9 and Appendix 2.

 

Noted the results of the final assessment of the area proposed for conservation area designation and the buildings proposed for local heritage listing, provided at Appendix 3.

 

Agreed to designate a new conservation area in Woolwich Town Centre, to be known as the “Woolwich Conservation Area”, whose finalised boundary is shown in the map at Appendix 4.

 

Agreed to add 51 buildings in Woolwich Town Centre to the Royal Borough’s Local Heritage List, listed within the assessment at Appendix 3 and shown in the map at Appendix 5.      

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The report was presented by the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills.

 

In addressing the meeting, Jack Godall, an agent for the owners of 17-19 Wellington Street requested that they be removed from the Local Heritage List and continued to read out a statement from the owner, Mr Andrew Lakka. He highlighted the objections previously submitted as part of the consultation and contained in pages 80-81 of the agenda document. He stated that it was the responsibility of the owner to repair the buildings and that they had found them to be out of date with no historical or architectural interest. He continued that buildings 20-24 Wellington Street were of a similar nature and had been demolished.

 

In addressing the meeting, Gaye Rose, a representative for Speak Out Woolwich stated that they supported the Woolwich Conservation Area however felt the assessments of the Plumstead Road buildings were harsh and could have been included. They also questioned why the Angelsea Road shops had been removed from the Greenwich Local Heritage List.

 

In addressing the meeting, Councillor Denise Hyland the Cabinet Member for Economy, Enterprise and Skills confirmed that an email had been received from Councillor John Fahy which shared similar concerns to those of Speak Out Woolwich in reference to Plumstead Road, Angelsea Road and the green space in front of Tesco.

 

In response to the concerns raised, the Assistant Director Planning and Building Control confirmed that buildings 17-19 met the selection criteria to qualify for local listing. She stated that the Plumstead Road to Burrage Road buildings had no architectural or historical interest that would warrant them being included in the conservation area adding that the Woolwich covered market was now a listed building.

 

The Assistant Director Planning and Building Control stated that the Anglesea Road buildings were looked at against selection criteria and it was found that they lacked coherence.

 

In terms of the green space in front of Tesco, the Assistant Director Planning and Building Control stated that as there was no building and there was nothing of architectural or historical nature on the land itself and therefore did not meet the criteria. Councillor Danny Thorpe, the Leader of the Council added that for planning decision making purposes the land had some protection as it was adjoined to a conservation area.

 

In addressing the meeting, Councillor David Gardner the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s and Schools stated that he supported the conservation area however he felt it was limited when compared to others. He also questioned the reasoning behind the removal of the Angelsea Road buildings when they had been included in the draft proposals.

 

Cabinet

 

Resolved –

 

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

 

That the views of the Woolwich and Thamesmead Planning Committee, set out in paragraph 6.9 and Appendix 2 be noted.

 

That the results of the final assessment of the area proposed for conservation area designation and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.