Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes.

Venue: Rooms 4 & 5, Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW

Contact: Jean Riddler  Email: jean.riddler@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or tel: 020 8921 5857

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received for Councillors Adams and Babatola.

 

Apologies for leaving early received from Councillor Brighty.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

The Planning Board noted and accepted the Planning Officers’ addendum report’s, circulated in advance of the meeting, in relation to;

Item 5 - Kidbrooke Station Square Development.  Ref: 18/4187/F

Item 6 -   Land East of Kellaway Road and South of 188-202 (evens) Holburne Road.  Ref: 18/4041/F

 

Further, that submissions had been received from the public, amenity groups and applicant, which were circulated to Members in advance of the meeting, in relation to item 5.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 39 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’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 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 Planning Board held on 18 June 2019 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Kidbrooke Station Square Development, Kidbrooke, SE3 9PL - Ref: 18/4187/F pdf icon PDF 797 KB

The Planning Board is requested to grant Planning Permissionfor a comprehensive development comprising 619 residential dwellings, retail use, business use, a nursery, new bus station interchange and residential squares and other public realm, hard and soft landscaping, highways works including bus stop provision, parking, access and servicing arrangements, plant and associated works, as set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to refuse Planning Permissionfor a comprehensive development comprising 619 residential dwellings (Class C3 use), retail use (Class A1/A3 uses), business use (Class B1 use), a nursery (Class D1 use), new bus station interchange and residential squares and other public realm, hard and soft landscaping, highways works including bus stop provision, parking, access and servicing arrangements, plant and associated works.

Minutes:

The Planning Board’s attention was drawn to a number of additional documents’ submitted by the applicant and objectors, which had been provided to them in advance of the meeting. 

 

The Planning Officer made an in depth illustrated presentation of the application, drawing the Planning Board’s attention to the addendum report, which was circulated in advance of the meeting, which was noted.  As part of the presentation the Planning Officer advised that the development would provide 50% affordable housing (390 units) which would be split at 49% (152 units) at London Affordable Rent Level and 51% (157) intermediate and shared ownership.

 

In response to Member’s questions on the Transport mode split the Planning Officer advised that the details presented in the report were taken from the applicant’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which had been assessed both independently and by the Council’s Transport Officer.  

 

Given the number of inhabitants and restricted car parking spaces Members expressed doubts as to the accuracy of the calculation that the development would only result in an additional 192 people travelling to London by train, weekdays between 7am to 9am.

 

The Property and Strategy Manager (Transportation) advised that the minibus and coach category related to standard buses.  A number of factors were taken into account, such as car use, working from home and people travelling off peak and using buses to calculate the predicted increase in passenger numbers.  He confirmed that whilst the figures, provided by the applicant, may appear low it was deemed to be a reasonable assessment arrived at in lines with approved sensitivity tests.

 

A Member noted that the report acknowledged the development was not in line with the Council priority to provide more family units and did not meet the needs of Greenwich.

 

The Planning Officer confirmed that, on balance against requirements, the unit mix was considered to be acceptable due to the specifics of the location.

 

Members were concerned that the image of the development site from Blackheath Common, as shown in the Planning Officer’s illustrative presentation, did not accurately reflect the view as the Kidbrooke Village was prominent on the sky line, as Members had noted on the recent site visit and that English Heritage were objecting on the basis of the harm being caused to the skyline of the Blackheath Conservation Area by tall buildings.  As the GLA considered that the harm would be less than substantial members sought clarification on this position taking into account the two differing expert views and their own experience of the existing impact on the sky line.

 

The Planning Officer advised that all consultation responses were considered when evaluating an application and it was acknowledged that there would be a level of impact on the sky line, however, it was considered to cause less than substantial harm and would not affect the entire Conservation Area.   Further, it was considered that the public benefits the scheme would bring forward outweighed the limited harm.  The Planning Officer noted that there was an existing impact on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Land East of Kellaway Road and South of 188-202 (evens) Holburne Road, Kidbrooke, SE3 - Ref: 18/4041/F pdf icon PDF 667 KB

The Board is requested to grant full planning permission for the construction of a 2 form entry primary school, as set out in the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant full planning permission for the construction of a 2 form entry primary school. Works include construction of new part 1/part 2 storey building to provide classrooms, nursery, special educational needs facility, internal sports hall, and administration offices. External spaces including play areas, community use Multi-Use Games Area including floodlights and changing facilities, associated access and landscaping, 69 cycle parking spaces and 16 car parking spaces including disabled parking.

 

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; and

·       Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and Officers addendum report.

Minutes:

Members noted the Officer’s addendum report circulated in advance of the meeting and indicated that they were aware of the application and site the Assistant Area Planning Manager Development gave a brief illustrative presentation. 

 

She responded to Planning Board Members’ that there would be 16 parking spaces, which included 2 disability parking spaces and visitor parking spaces, these spaces would be available for community use for out of hour’s community events on site.   A residents’ consultation showed that there was no desire for the introduction of a CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone) which, by coincidence, would be re-assessed later this year.

 

The Applicant’s agent and School Head Teacher were in attendance and advised Members that the parking survey showed that there was sufficient to excessive residential parking available.  It was anticipated that there would be no conflict with other local schools, in terms of pupil drop off and pick up, due to different start times, staggered starts and after school clubs.

 

They confirmed that the school would be built in such a manner as to be able to accommodate an additional floor to create 3 forms of entry, were this required at a future time.

 

The Chair advised that Councillor Grice, Ward Councillor, had had to leave the meeting but requested that it be noted that she supported the application.

 

The Chair put the Planning Officer’s recommendation to grant planning permission as outlined in the report to the vote with 10 Members’ in favour 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved unanimously –

 

That full planning permission be granted for the construction of a 2 form entry primary school. Works include construction of new part 1/part 2 storey building to provide classrooms, nursery, special educational needs facility, internal sports hall, and administration offices. External spaces including play areas, community use Multi-Use Games Area including floodlights and changing facilities, associated access and landscaping, 69 cycle parking spaces and 16 car parking spaces including disabled parking.

 

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; and

·       Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and Officers addendum report.

7.

Leigh Academy, (Former Blackheath Bluecoats School), Old Dover Road, Blackheath, SE3 8SY - Ref: 19/2038/MA pdf icon PDF 440 KB

The Board is requested to grant Minor Material Amendment as set out in the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant Minor Material Amendment (section 73) for an application submitted under Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission dated 08/11/2018 (Reference: 18/2448/F) for the erection of temporary classrooms for a period of up to 18 months, whilst wider redevelopment of the site for education purposes is completed to allow:

- Variation of Condition 1 (Approved Drawing Numbers) to:

·       Increase in size of proposed building from 1320m2 to 1435m2 (an uplift of 115m2)

·       Increase in height of proposed building to 6.93m;

·       Alteration to external finish from light grey metal wall panels and dark grey fascia’s to white metal wall panels and fascia’s; and

·       Relocation of proposed building

 

Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report.

Minutes:

Planning Board Membsr’s considered that they were aware of the site, having undertaken previous site visits and had sufficient information within the report to make an informed decision on this application without receiving a presentation.

 

The Chair put the Planning Officer’s recommendation to grant consent for the Minor Material Amendment as outlined in the main report to the vote with 10 Members’ in favour 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved unanimously –

 

That consent be granted for the Minor Material Amendment (section 73) application submitted under Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission dated 08/11/2018 (Reference: 18/2448/F) for the erection of temporary classrooms for a period of up to 18 months, whilst wider redevelopment of the site for education purposes is completed to allow:

- Variation of Condition 1 (Approved Drawing Numbers) to:

·       Increase in size of proposed building from 1320m2 to 1435m2 (an uplift of 115m2)

·       Increase in height of proposed building to 6.93m;

·       Alteration to external finish from light grey metal wall panels and dark grey fascia’s to white metal wall panels and fascia’s; and

·       Relocation of proposed building

 

Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report.

8.

Leigh Academy, (Former Blackheath Bluecoats School), Old Dover Road, Blackheath, SE3 8SY - Ref: 19/1596/F pdf icon PDF 440 KB

The Board is requested to grant planning permission for the construction of a kitchen unit for a temporary period (December 2020) in conjunction with temporary school, as set out in the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to grant planning permission for the construction of a kitchen unit for a temporary period (December 2020) in conjunction with temporary school.

 

Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report.

Minutes:

The Planning Board Members’ considered that they were aware of the site, having undertaken previous site visits and had sufficient information within the report to make an informed decision on this application without receiving a presentation.

 

The Chair put the Planning Officer’s recommendation to grant planning permission as outlined in the main report to the vote with 10 Members’ in favour 0 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved unanimously –

 

That planning permission be granted for the construction of a kitchen unit for a temporary period (December 2020) in conjunction with temporary school.

 

Subject to the Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report.