Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes.

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received for Councillor Peter Brooks.

 

Councillor Clive Mardner extended apologies for having to leave the meeting early.

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 reports, circulated in advance of the meeting, in relation to;

Item 4 - The Bowring Group Sports Centre – Ref: 18/4193/F

Item 5 -   GMV Phase 3, 4 and 5 Peartree Way – Ref: 19/1545/MA

 

Further, that public and applicants submissions had been circulated, in advance of the meeting, in relation to items 4 and 5.

 

Given the large number of speakers requesting to address the Board in relation to Item 4, the Chair instructed that they retired from the meeting to agree a smaller number, to represent the respective group in favour and objection.  The Chair moved to consider Item 5 as the first item of business.

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:

In regard to Item 4 Councillor Cornforth and Khaireh declared that they were each the Councils appointed representatives on the Greenwich Leisure Limited Board, as set out in Item 3 and had not been party to representation submitted by Greenwich Leisure Limited to the local planning authority, in respect of the planning application.

 

Resolved –

 

That the list of Councillors’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.

4.

The Bowring Group Sports Centre, Eltham Road, Eltham, SE12 8ES - Ref: 18/4193/F pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the application for the demolition of existing clubhouse and construction of a part two/part three storey building providing a five form entry Secondary School and Sixth Form as set out in the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to refuse planning permission for the demolition of existing clubhouse and construction of a part two/part three storey building including basement providing a five form entry Secondary School and Sixth Form including associated landscaping works, car parking, boundary treatment and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).

 

Minutes:

The Chair noted that 8 requests had been received from pupils and parents wishing to address the Planning Board in favour of the application; 7 requests from amenity groups and 11 requests from residents wishing to speak in objection to the application.  Given the large number of speakers, the Chair requested that all parties wishing to speak withdrew from the meeting to determine a smaller number in order to represent the groups in favour and objection, respectively.  The Chair moved to accept the Planning Officer’s presentation and to consider Item 4 upon the return of the speakers and amenities groups to the meeting.

 

Councillor Mardner was not in attendance of the meeting for the entirety of this item.

 

The Planning Board noted Councillor’s Cornforth and Khaireh’s declaration that they were each the Councils appointed representatives on the Greenwich Leisure Limited Board, but had not been party to the representations submitted by Greenwich Leisure Limited to the local planning authority in respect of the planning application.

 

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

 

The Planning Board received an illustrative presentation on the proposal the Senior Principal Planning Officer who advised that the entire site was Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) and formed part of the Green Chain. 

 

The site formed part of the Weigall Road Storage Area (a category A reservoir) and a Site of Nature Conservation Importance was located to the north. The Senior Principal Planning Officer drew the Board’s attention to the Officer’s addendum report, circulated in advance of the meeting. 

 

In response to questions from the Planning Board Members the Senior Principal Planning Officer confirmed that the River Quaggy was located to the north of the site, a significant distance from the proposed school building.   That there would be limited car parking on site but the parking survey concluded there were sufficient parking spaces in the local streets.  The applicant had reached an arrangement with Sainsbury’s to use their car park for drop off and pick up, the school also had staggered start and finish times.  The applicant’s Transport Assessment had been reviewed by the Council’s Highway Engineer and the on-street parking provision was considered satisfactory.

 

The Children’s Services Assistant Director Strategy, Performance & Commissioning, responded to Members that school roll projections were calculated in line with Greater London Authority (GLA) school roll projections; moderated to reflect local knowledge, including expected patterns of demand for school places based on admissions applications,   and submitted to the Department for Education (DfE) on an annual basis, via the School capacity Survey (SCAP). 

 

The 2018 Cabinet School Place Planning and Capital Programme report projected a surplus of 5 forms of entry, due to the number of new academies planned to open within the Borough. The 2019 projections show that there would be sufficient school places in the event of the International Academy of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

GMV Phase 3, 4 & 5 Peartree Way, London, SE10 0HZ - Ref: 19/1545/MA pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the application submitted under Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission 14/1633/MA (dated 23/12/2014) for mixed use development, as set out in the report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved to approve the application submitted under Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for a minor material amendment in connection with planning permission 14/1633/MA (dated 23/12/2014) for mixed use development comprising: up to a total of 1,746 Class C3 residential units; up to a total of 1,190 sq.m (GEA) Flexible Class A1 (shops) and/or A2 (financial and professional services) and/or A3 (restaurants and cafes) and/or A4 (drinking establishments); up to a total of 4,462 sq.m (GEA) business space for B1(a) (offices) and/or B1(b) (research and development) and/or B1(c) (light industry); up to 500 sq.m (GEA) Class D1 for a children's nursery; up to a total of 750 sq.m (GEA) Class D2 for community space and a management facility; up to a total of 992 sq.m (GEA) for two energy centres; associated open space, hard and soft landscaping, car parking and servicing, highways and transport works and ancillary works; with all matters reserved for future approval except for access (Outline Application). In addition to the matters set out above, full details (access, appearance, landscaping, layout, scale) in relation to the first sub-phase, being Parcel 1, located to the north and east of the site for: 459 residential units; a 365 sq.m energy centre; associated open space, hard and soft landscaping, car parking and servicing, highways and transport works and ancillary works.

 

To allow:

    Amendment to density requirement

    Redistribution of non-residential floor space 

    Reduction in Car Parking Provision

    Revision to Phasing

    Increase in height by one metre at Plots 202, 203, 301, 401-405, 501-503

 

Subject to:

(i)  The satisfactory completion of a Deed of Variation to the Section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement dated 23rd December 2014; and

(ii)Conditions set out in Appendix 3 of the main report and the Planning Officers addendum.

 

Minutes:

The Chair confirmed the names of members of the public who had registered to speak this item and clarified that only those members of the public included on the register would be called to address the Planning Board.

 

Before inviting the Planning Officer to present the application the Chair clarified that any decision the Planning Board made in respect of the application before them in no way effected the previous decision reached in relation to Plot 201.

 

The Assistant Area Planning Manager Development Officer gave an illustrative presentation, drawing Members attention to the addendum report. 

 

Members raised a query around the PTAL rating and Assistant Area Planning Manager Development Officer responded that the PTAL range of 2 to 4 was due to the size of the site.  In respect as to whether the unit mix was being varied as part of the application, she confirmed that the total family mix was retained at 31% as per the previous although the exact mix of 3 or 4 beds was slightly amended; advising that this was not secured under the previous consent and therefore the mix was indicative however the condition on unit mix is to be updated as part of the S73 to secure the exact breakdown.  

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from the representative of the GMV residents who were concerned at the reduction of parking spaces.  That parking was already an issue, particularly for disabled residents and their careers, who could not park near their properties.  It had been noted that the proposal did not affect the decision on Plot 201 but many residents were concerned at the shading that would be cast on public areas by the book end buildings in the proposal.

 

She continued that, other than the parking issue, residents were broadly in agreement with the proposals but were concerned at the consultation process as up to 90 residents had expressed that they had been consulted or were unable to add comment.

 

In response to Members questions, The GMV resident’s representative advised that disabled parking spaces are often allocated some distance from the person’s residence or building. 

 

The Planning Board accepted an address from the representative of the Greenwich Society, which had held a large meeting with Matthew Pennycook MP and a Face Book virtual meeting with over 90 people, which informed her presentation tonight.

 

She advised that the proportion of the extension of the swale would create damage and overshadowing of public spaces, including the well-used Southern Park, noting that this was not the ecology park.  Whilst the building heights may not have changed the proposals would create a wall and the taller building should be to the rear of the sight as the town & country house would be at serious risk of overshadowing and of becoming surrounded and isolated. That the increase in massing would have a significant impact on the Village and there was a lack of commercial spaces which, all located to one side in the centre of the Village, was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.