Greenwich Council

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received on behalf of Councillor Peter Brooks.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There was no urgent business. 

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 48 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:

Councillor Offord declared a personal interested in relation to Item 9, advising that he agreed the disposal of Holt Court when he was the Cabinet Member for Housing.  Councillor Officer left the room, and he did not take part in the discussion or vote on the proposal.

 

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 82 KB

Members are requested to confirm as accurate records minutes of meetings held on 17th November 2014 and 15th December 2014.

 

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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meetings of the Planning Board held on 17th November 2014 and 15th December 2014, be agreed and signed as true and accurate records.

5.

Phase 6, Kidbrooke Village, Kidbrooke Park Road, Kidbrooke, SE3 (Ref: 14/2554/O) pdf icon PDF 939 KB

Members to consider detailed Planning Permission for the demolition of remaining buildings on the site and construction of 713 residential units (Use Class C3), new publicly accessible open space and associated access, servicing, parking, landscaping and works;

and

Outline Planning Permission, with all Reserved Matters reserved apart from access, layout and scale for 133 Extra Care units (Use Class C3), 2,971m², Community floor space (Use Class D1), a 3,200m², replacement Primary School (Use Class D1), 250m² Retail floor space (Use Class A1) and associated access, servicing, parking, landscaping and works.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Detailed Planning Permission for the demolition of remaining buildings on the site and construction of 713 residential units (Use Class C3), new publicly accessible open space and associated access, servicing, parking, landscaping and works, be granted

 

Together with

 

Outline Planning Permission, with all Reserved Matters reserved apart from access, layout and scale for 133 Extra Care units (Use Class C3), 2,971m², Community floor space (Use Class D1), a 3,200m², replacement Primary School (Use Class D1), 250m² Retail floor space (Use Class A1) and associated access, servicing, parking, landscaping and works. (Hybrid Application, Ref: 14/2554/O)

 

Subject to

        

(i)           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;

(ii)         The satisfactory completion of a supplementary planning legal agreement associated with Outline Planning Permission reference 08/2782/O (obligation set out in Section 28 of the report);

(iii)        Conditions set out in Section 3.2 of the main report;

(iv)        Members confirming in their decision that account has been taken of environmental information, as required by Regulation 3(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulation 2011; and

(v)         A statement being placed on the Statutory Register confirming the main reasons and considerations on which the Planning Board decision was based were those set out in the report of the Director of Regeneration Enterprise and Skills as required by Regulation 21 (I) (c.) of The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011. 

 

And

 

(vi)        Amendments to Section 28 of the main report outlined in the Second Addendum Report as follows:

 

a.      In respect of Housing, to add the following obligation

·              All additional Intermediate Units to be marketed to the Council’s identified income bands

 

b.     In respect of Transport. to add the following obligations

·              All transport sums within the 2009 Legal Agreement to be firm commitments towards the new bus link to North Greenwich (north south link through Kidbrooke, via Kidbrooke Park Road) and the extension of the existing 178 bus route.

·              All transport sums within the existing Supplemental Agreements to the 2009 Agreement to be carried over to the new Supplemental Agreement.

·              Financial contribution towards the extension of cycle routes and improving cycling facilities in the area.

·              Financial contribution towards the cost of parking surveys in the surrounding areas throughout the lifetime of the development

·              Pay the costs of the implementation of any CPZ(s) and Traffic Order(s) required as a result of overspill parking from the development identified in the relevant parking survey

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer (Major Development) gave an illustrative presentation of the report, and an update to it in the published Supplementary Agenda, recommending to the Board to approve the proposal.   The Officer drew the Board’s attention to amendments in a second addendum report circulated at the meeting.  Various correspondences of objections to the proposal were also circulated at the meeting.

 

The Board noted the reports, and the tabled documents.  It was recognised that the amendments circulated at the meeting related to Section 28 of the main report, and included additional obligations in regards to intermediate units, financial contribution towards public transport, and information about cycling routes and facilities. 

 

On behalf of the Board, the Chair, Councillor Walker, invited members of the public who had registered to speak to address the meeting.

 

In addressing the meeting, Clive Efford MP stated that at a public meeting held on 2 December 2014 to discuss the latest planning applications for the Kidbrooke Village regeneration, residents informed him that responses to questions raised during and after a series of public consultation meetings on the proposals were unsatisfactory.  In particular, the proposed developments were contrary to the approved Kidbrooke Masterplan because they constituted an overdevelopment. 

 

Clive Efford MP advised the Board that residents had indicated that the increase in density, mass and height of several existing blocks, and the construction of a 25-storey block and a 15-storey block on the site was inappropriate and excessive.  The dominance of the buildings would impact adversely on the environment, and on quality of life, creating overshadowing onto existing properties, and blocking sun rays from residential gardens, open spaces, and the surrounding roads.  Clive Efford MP stated that residents were also of view that the height and the closeness of the proposed buildings would create passage tunnels in open spaces of uncomfortable wind speeds, and obstruct views towards iconic sites within the Royal Borough, and across parts of London.

 

The Board was also asked to note by Clive Efford MP that residents had expressed a disappointment about the lack of corresponding increase in the number of affordable housing against what had been proposed.  It was stated that residents were also concerned that there were no plans to increase community open space on the proposed site, in spite of additional housing units to be constructed.  Furthermore, residents believed that the closure of ‘OneSpace’, with no replacement proposed, would deprive local community groups and youth service provision in the area.  The Board’s attention was also drawn to concerns expressed about lack of plans for the future maintenance of the proposed developments, inadequate car park provision, and insufficient capacity of existing road and rail network systems to support travelling activities of existing and potential residents in the area.

 

Clive Efford MP concluded by advising the Board that residents required the delivery of a mixed tenure scheme, and that social housing should not be consigned to designated blocks on the proposed site.  He commented that the needs of the local community  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Phase 5, Kidbrooke Masterplan, Kidbrooke Park Road, Kidbrooke (Ref. 14/2611/F) pdf icon PDF 708 KB

Membrs to consider application for Full Planning Permission for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of 1,144 residential units (an increase of 258 residential units over and above the 2013 consent figure of 886 dwellings), publicly accessible open space and associated access, car parking, cycle parking and landscaping.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Full Planning Permission for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of 1,144 residential units (an increase of 258 residential units over and above the 2013 consent figure of 886 dwellings), publicly accessible open space and associated access, car parking, cycle parking and landscaping, be granted

 

Subject to:

 

(i)      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.

(ii)     The satisfactory completion of a supplemental planning legal agreement associated with outline planning permission Ref: 08/2782/O.

(iii)     Conditions and informatives set out in section 3.2 and 3.3 of the main report.

(iv)     Members confirming in their decision that account has been taken of environmental information, as required by Regulation 3(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulation 2011.

(v)     A statement being placed on the Statutory Register confirming the main reasons and considerations on which the Planning Board decision was based were those set out in the report of the Director of Regeneration Enterprise and Skills as required by regulation 21 (1) (c.) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.

 

And

 

(i)           amendments to Section 32 of the main report as outlined in the Second Addendum Report as follows:

a.          In respect of Housing, to add the following obligation

·               All additional Intermediate Units to be marketed to the Council’s identified income bands

 

b.        In respect of Transport, to add the follow obligations

·               All transport sums within the 2009 Legal Agreement to be firm commitments towards the new bus link to North Greenwich (north south link through Kidbrooke, via Kidbrooke Park Road) and the extension of the existing 178 bus route.

·               All transport sums within the existing Supplemental Agreements to the 2009 Agreement to be carried over to the new Supplemental Agreement.

·               Financial contribution towards the extension of cycle routes and improving cycling facilities in the area.

·               Full details of the layout and design of the roads in Phases 3 and 5 must be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with TfL prior to the implementation of the development in these phases to ensure the extension of the 178 bus route can be accommodated within the development.

·               Full details of the timing of the works to raise the level of the relevant land in Phases 3 and 5 to be level/at grade with Kidbrooke Park Road must be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with TfL prior to the implementation of the development in these phases to ensure the extension of the 178 bus route can be accommodated within the development.

·               Financial contribution towards the cost of parking surveys in the surrounding areas throughout the lifetime of the development

·               Pay the costs of the implementation of any CPZ(s) and Traffic Order(s) required as a result of overspill parking from the development  identified in the relevant parking survey

Minutes:

The Assistant Area Planning Manager (Major Development) gave an illustrative presentation of the report and an update to it in the published Supplementary Agenda, recommending to the Board to approve the proposal.  

 

The Board noted the reports.  A second addendum report circulated at the meeting comprised of amendments to Section 32 of the main report, together with additional obligations in regards to intermediate units, financial contribution towards public transport, and information about cycling routes and facilities.  Various correspondences of objections to the proposal were also circulated at the meeting, together with a third addendum report containing further updates on public transport provision.  It was recognised that the application was for a for a Full Planning Permission to demolish existing buildings and construct 1,144 residential units on the application site, together with public open spaces and associated access, servicing area, a car park, a cycle park, and landscaping.

 

In discussing the proposal, Members noted that concerns, suggestions, views and responses advised earlier at the meeting by elected Members, representatives of local community groups, residents, officers and the agents for the applicants were similar. 

 

A representative added that, particularly to the proposal under consideration, the Old Page Estate Residents Association and the South Greenwich Forum were supportive of comments in the main report by CABE Design.  Thus, steps should be taken to reduce the height of the proposed development in order to minimise the overbearing tunnel effect for a friendlier and safer pedestrian experience.

 

The Board voted with a result of 4 against and 7 in favour of the proposals.  It was

 

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That Full Planning Permission for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of 1,144 residential units (an increase of 258 residential units over and above the 2013 consent figure of 886 dwellings), publicly accessible open space and associated access, car parking, cycle parking and landscaping, be granted

 

Subject to:

 

(i)      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.

(ii)     The satisfactory completion of a supplemental planning legal agreement associated with outline planning permission Ref: 08/2782/O.

(iii)     Conditions and informatives set out in section 3.2 and 3.3 of the main report.

(iv)     Members confirming in their decision that account has been taken of environmental information, as required by Regulation 3(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulation 2011.

(v)     A statement being placed on the Statutory Register confirming the main reasons and considerations on which the Planning Board decision was based were those set out in the report of the Director of Regeneration Enterprise and Skills as required by regulation 21 (1) (c.) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.

 

And

 

(i)           amendments to Section 32 of the main report as outlined in the Second Addendum Report as follows:

a.          In respect of Housing, to add the following obligation

·               All additional Intermediate Units to be marketed to the Council’s identified income bands  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Phase 3, Kidbrooke Masterplan, Kidbrooke Park Road, Kidbrooke, SE3 pdf icon PDF 918 KB

Members to consider application for Full Planning Permission for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of 1,238 residential units (an increase of 255 residential units over and above the 2013 consent figure of 983 dwellings) (Use Class C3) together with 1,957m2 retail / commercial (Use Class A1), 1,305m2 of retail / commercial (Use Class A2-A5), 345m2 restaurant (Use Class A3), 5,713m2 of community (Use Class D1), a 2,696m2 supermarket (Use Class A1), a public square, publicly accessible open space and associated access, servicing, car parking, cycle parking and landscaping.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Planning Permission for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of 1,238 residential units (an increase of 255 residential units over and above the 2013 consent figure of 983 dwellings) (Use Class C3) together with 1,957m2 retail / commercial (Use Class A1), 1,305m2 of retail / commercial (Use Class A2-A5), 345m2 restaurant (Use Class A3), 5,713m2 of community (Use Class D1), a 2,696m2 supermarket (Use Class A1), a public square, publicly accessible open space and associated access, servicing, car parking, cycle parking and landscaping be granted

 

Subject to:

        

(i)           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;

 

(ii)           The satisfactory completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligation set out in Section 38 of the report;

 

(iii)          Conditions and Informatives set out in sections 3.2 and 3.3 of the main report;

 

(iv)          Members confirming in their decision 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

 

(v)           A statement being placed on the statutory Register confirming the main reasons and consideration of which the Planning Board decision 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 and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.

 

 

And

 

(i)            amendments to Section 38 of the main report as outlined in the Second Addendum Report as follows:

a.         In respect of Housing to add the following obligation

·                   All additional Intermediate Units to be marketed to the Council’s identified income bands

 

b.        In respect of Transport, to add the follow obligations

·                   All transport sums within the 2009 Legal Agreement to be firm commitments towards the new bus link to North Greenwich (north south link through Kidbrooke, via Kidbrooke Park Road) and the extension of the existing 178 bus route.

·                   All transport sums within the existing Supplemental Agreements to the 2009 Agreement to be carried over to the new Supplemental Agreement.

·                   Financial contribution towards the extension of cycle routes and improving cycling facilities in the area.Full details of the layout and design of the roads in Phases 3 and 5 must be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with TfL prior to the implementation of the development in these phases to ensure the extension of the 178 bus route can be accommodated within the development.

·                   Full details of the timing of the works to raise the level of the relevant land in Phases 3 and 5 to be level/at grade with Kidbrooke Park Road must be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with TfL prior to the implementation of the development in these phases to ensure the extension of the 178 bus route can be accommodated within the development.

·                   Financial contribution towards the cost of parking surveys  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.

Minutes:

The Assistant Area Planning Manager (Major Developments) gave an illustrative presentation of the report and issues outlined in the published Supplementary Agenda in relation to the application, recommending to the Board to approve the proposal. 

 

The Board noted the reports.  A second addendum report circulated at the meeting comprised of amendments to Section 38 of the main report, together with additional obligations in regards to intermediate units, financial contribution towards public transport, and information about cycling routes and facilities.  Various correspondences of objections to the proposal were also circulated at the meeting, together with a third addendum report containing further updates on public transport provision.  It was recognised that the application was for the demolition of existing buildings on the site, and the construction of 1,238 residential units, together with public open spaces and associated access, servicing area, a car park, a cycle park, and landscaping.

 

In discussing the proposal, Members noted that concerns, suggestions, views and responses advised earlier at the meeting by elected Members, representatives of local community groups, residents, officers and the agents for the applicants were similar. 

 

A representative added that, particularly to the proposal under consideration, the Old Page Estate Residents Association and the South Greenwich Forum were supportive of comments in the main report by CABE Design.  Thus, steps should be taken to reduce the height of the proposed development in order to minimise the overbearing tunnel effect for a friendlier and safer pedestrian experience.

 

The Board voted with a result of 4 against and 7 in favour of the proposals.  It was

 

Resolved –

 

That Planning Permission for the demolition of existing buildings and construction of 1,238 residential units (an increase of 255 residential units over and above the 2013 consent figure of 983 dwellings) (Use Class C3) together with 1,957m2 retail / commercial (Use Class A1), 1,305m2 of retail / commercial (Use Class A2-A5), 345m2 restaurant (Use Class A3), 5,713m2 of community (Use Class D1), a 2,696m2 supermarket (Use Class A1), a public square, publicly accessible open space and associated access, servicing, car parking, cycle parking and landscaping be granted

 

Subject to:

        

(i)           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;

 

(ii)           The satisfactory completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligation set out in Section 38 of the report;

 

(iii)          Conditions and Informatives set out in sections 3.2 and 3.3 of the main report;

 

(iv)          Members confirming in their decision 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

 

(v)           A statement being placed on the statutory Register confirming the main reasons and consideration of which the Planning Board decision 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 and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Woolwich Central Phase 4, Grand Depot Road, Woolwich, SE18 (Ref: 14/2000/O) pdf icon PDF 657 KB

Members to consider Outline Planning Application for up to 550 residential units (Class C3), (an increase of 38 residential units over and above the 2007 permission figure of 960 dwellings across the whole Woolwich Central site) up to 1,250 sqm. of commercial floorspace in up to five units (Class A1 retail / A2 Financial and Professional Services / A3 Food and Drink / D1 Non-residential Institutions (Community) / D2 Assembly and Leisure (Gym) or management suite and associated accesses, servicing, car and cycle parking, landscaping and works.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of application for Outline Planning Permission for up to 550 residential units (Class C3), (an increase of 38 residential units over and above the 2007 permission figure of 960 dwellings across the whole Woolwich Central site) up to 1,250 sqm. of commercial floorspace in up to five units (Class A1 retail / A2 Financial and Professional Services / A3 Food and Drink / D1 Non-residential Institutions (Community) / D2 Assembly and Leisure (Gym) or management suite and associated accesses, servicing, car and cycle parking, landscaping and works be deferred.

Minutes:

The Board voted and

 

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of application for Outline Planning Permission for up to 550 residential units (Class C3), (an increase of 38 residential units over and above the 2007 permission figure of 960 dwellings across the whole Woolwich Central site) up to 1,250 sqm. of commercial floorspace in up to five units (Class A1 retail / A2 Financial and Professional Services / A3 Food and Drink / D1 Non-residential Institutions (Community) / D2 Assembly and Leisure (Gym) or management suite and associated accesses, servicing, car and cycle parking, landscaping and works be deferred, as thre was not sufficient time to consider the proposal.

 

9.

Holt Court, 26 Horseferry Place, Greenwich, SE10 pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Members to consider Planning Permission for the demolition of the existing building and the redevelopment of the site to provide a part 6/part 10 storey building comprising of 197m2 of non-residential floor space (Class A1/A2/A3/D1) and 41 self-contained residential units.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of Planning Application for the demolition of the existing building and the redevelopment of the site to provide a part 6/part 10 storey building comprising of 197m2 of non-residential floor space (Class A1/A2/A3/D1) and 41 self-contained residential units (Ref: 14/1775/F), be deferred for a site visit.

Minutes:

Councillor Offord declared a personal interested in relation to Item 9, advising that he agreed the disposal of Holt Court when he was the Cabinet Member for Housing.  Councillor Officer left the room, and he did not take part in the discussion or vote on the proposal.

 

The Board voted and

 

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of Planning Application for the demolition of the existing building and the redevelopment of the site to provide a part 6/part 10 storey building comprising of 197m2 of non-residential floor space (Class A1/A2/A3/D1) and 41 self-contained residential units (Ref: 14/1775/F), be deferred for a site visit, in order to in order to enable Members gain a better understanding of the context within which the development sits.

 

10.

Land off Millennium Way, Plot M0401, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 (ref: 14/3143/MA) pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Members to consider application for Minor Material Amendments and Variation of Condition 1 (Approved Plans) of Planning Permission dated 30.06.2014 (ref: 13/1372/F).

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of application for Minor Material Amendments and Variation of Condition 1 (Approved Plans) of Planning Permission dated 30.06.2014 (ref: 13/1372/F) be deferred, as there was not sufficient time to consider the proposal.

Minutes:

The Board voted and

 

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of application for Minor Material Amendments and Variation of Condition 1 (Approved Plans) of Planning Permission dated 30.06.2014 (ref: 13/1372/F) be deferred, as there was not sufficient time to consider the proposal.