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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Board.


Apologies for absence were received for Councillors Peter Brooks and, Nigel Fletcher.


Urgent Business

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


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

Item 5 - 87 Blackwall Lane, SE10 0AP – Ref: 19/0512/F


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.

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Resolved –


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


Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 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.


Resolved -


That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Board held on 4 June 2019 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.


87 Blackwall Lane, Greenwich, SE10 0AP - Ref: 19/0512/F pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Board is request to consider agreement to the demolition of the existing structure and construction of part 3, part 5 and part 6 story building, as set out in the report.

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Resolved to Grant Planning Permission for the demolition of the existing structures and construction of part 3/part 5 and part 6 storey building comprising 27 residential units and 182sqm of commercial floor space (flexible A1/A3/B1/D1) including landscaping, provision of amenity areas, cycle storage, refuse storage, plant equipment and highway alterations.


Subject to:

(i)         The satisfactory completion of a Section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement  (obligations set out in Section 27.0);

(ii)       Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

(iii)     The addition Conditions 41 and 42, as set out in the Officers addendum report.

(iv)     An additional Condition (as set out by the Planning Manager at the start of the presentation) seeking the following:


Accessible and Adaptable Dwellings

a. Prior to the commencement of the  development, drawings illustrating that units [AS1] D.01, 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04, 3.05, 4.01, 4.02, 4.03, 4.04, 4.05, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03 & 5.04 in the development hereby permitted comply with Building Regulation requirement M4(2) ’accessible and adaptable dwellings’, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with the Council’s Housing Occupational Therapist.

b.Prior to the commencement of the development, drawings illustrating that the duplex apartment (D.02) in the development hereby permitted comply with Building Regulation requirement M4(1) ’accessible and adaptable dwellings’ , have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with the Council’s Housing Occupational Therapist.

c. The development shall be carried out and retained for the lifetime of the development in accordance the approved details.


Reason: To accord with Policy 3.8 of the London Plan (2016) as amended and Policy H5 of the Royal Greenwich Core Strategy and Detailed Policies 2014.


(v)       That, Condition 3 be amended to require the use of red brick for the external aspect of the building and that Officers be authorised to approve the brick used. Condition 3 would be reworded to state the following:

Details of Materials – Notwithstanding the approved drawings noted in Condition 02, prior to commencement of the superstructure works, full details including samples of all facing materials (including a red brick) and fenestration to be used on the buildings (including a 1:1 scale composite sample panel to be provided on site) and details of all other finishing materials including paving and all means of enclosure, shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority and the scheme shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with the approval.


Reason: To ensure the Local Planning Authority is satisfied with the external appearance of the buildings and to ensure compliance with Policy 3.5 of the London Plan (2016) and Policy DH1The Royal Borough of Greenwich Local Plan: Core Strategy with Detailed Policies (July 2014).


The following informative will also be imposed given the changes to condition 3:


For the avoidance of doubt this approval does not grant consent for a grey brick as identified in the submitted plans  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.


The Planning Board accepted and noted the Planning Office’s addendum report, circulated on a Supplementary Agenda and accepted an illustrative address from the Planning Manager (Major Developments). 


At the start of the presentation the Planning Manager advised that, if the application were agreed, an additional Condition regarding Accessible and Adaptable Dwellings in order to comply with Building Regulations requirement M4(1) and M4(2).   This would also require the provision of 3 disability parking bays.


The Planning Manager also informed the Planning Board that the Conservation Officer had suggested that the building be of a grey brick in order to contrast with the Grade 1 Listed Building, Rothbury Hall.


In response to Members’ questions the Planning Manager confirmed that the application included 37% affordable housing, which was greater than the 35% affordable housing that Greenwich policy requirement. This would be split 60% affordable rent (6 units) and 40% Shared Ownership (4 units). One 2-bed and one 3-bed unit formed part of the London Affordable Rent offer.


In respect of the Grade 1 listed Rothbury Hall, the Planning Manager confirmed that the proposed development was approximately 9 metres away and the Heritage adviser had considered the potential impact of construction vibration but felt that there was little risk of harm to Rothbury Hall.  Further, Condition 4 covers vibration and monitor procedures.


In respect of the units to be provided the Planning Manager responded to Members that the duplex unit was 2 bed – 4 persons unit, the 3 bed units were on upper floors.  10%, which equated to 3 units, over the entire scheme would be wheelchair adaptable, all of which were in the London Affordable Rent offer. 


The Planning Manager confirmed that the amount of green roof provided may be decreased in order to house more Photovoltaic solar panels to secure carbon reduction requirements.   The Landscaping scheme would ensure an appropriate level of landscaping across the scheme.


The Planning Manager confirmed that, with the exception of the 3 disability parking bays, it would be a car free development.  All residents, new and future, would be prohibited from purchase a permit for the local CPZ, which would be secured by the s106 order and traffic order amendments.  A car club point and reduced membership for residents would also be secured by way of the s106 order.


The Planning Board accepted an address from a resident, who stated that they lived in close proximity to the development stating which had previously been for industrial used and had become a focus for drug dealing and use.  The developer had conducted good consulted well with the local residents but many residents felt that their comments had not been used to inform the proposal and design.  Many residents had questioned why the development was being built up to the boundary instead of setting it back in order to provide a green boundary space between the flats and main road.  This would be both ecstatically and environmentally positive.


She continued that the applicant had misidentified a number of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.