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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Committee.


Apologies for absence were received for Councillors Mehboob Khan, Chris Lloyd and Maureen O’Mara.


Urgent Business

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


There were no items of urgent business for consideration.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 46 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.


Thames Tideway Tunnel Development, Greenwich, SE10 - Ref: 18/3473/G; 18/3486/G & 18/3493/G pdf icon PDF 497 KB


In order to facilitate and manage construction traffic during the shaft excavation period of the Thames Tideway Tunnel at Greenwich Pumping Station the Committee is requested to discharge the requirements as outlined in the report.

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Resolved to agree to defer the decision to discharge the requirements for applications 18/3473/G; 18/3486/G; 18/3493/G


The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrative presentation advising the Committee that the details before then related to three linked applications.  He advised the Committee on the background to the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project and that the current applications related to alterations to the approved vehicle access route and the creation of a Vehicle Holding Area (VHA) during the construction of the tunnel shaft. He advised that during the construction of the tunnel shaft 80 vehicles a day would visit the site.  He advised that, as part of the wider Thames Tideway project, several other Vehicle Holding Areas (VHA) had been approved, which were on street.  The consent being sought was for three months and approval was recommended.


The Greenwich Area Planning Committee accepted an address from a representative for the Ashburnham Triangle Association (ATA) who stated that;

·       The ATA supported the Thames Tideway Project but had concerns about the proposal, which were set out at paragraph 6.4 of the report.

·       The ATA accepted it would not be practicable to impose a 20mph restriction on lorries travelling along Greenwich South Street, Greenwich High Road, and Norman Road.

·       The monitoring or noise and pollution should be conditioned.

·       The revised route would pass eight vulnerable groups and communities and Thames Tideway Tunnel should be required to inform them, in advance, of what would be happening and how they would be affected.

·       This application was for a three month trial period as part of Phase 1 and would see around 80 lorries per day use the revised road route and VHA.

·       Phase 2 was proposed from September and would see around 120 lorries per day use the revised route and VHA.

·       Given that this was for a trial period, a wide-ranging assessment of the impact of the proposals should be undertaken before the Phase 2 application was submitted.

·       Consultation on the effect of the trial period should include the public and the eight identified vulnerable groups and residents associations.  That this be used to assess the suitability of continuation to Phase 2.

·       The regular transport strategy reports should be made publicly accessible in a timely manner and as fully as possible.


The Ashburnham Triangle Association (ATA) representative responded to Members question’s that the ATA realised that there was an advantage to having a VHA but that wherever it was located it would require sensitive monitoring to give a baseline, particularly giving the concerns around air pollution and the potential impact of an additional 120 vehicles per day, during phase 2.   Whilst drivers would need to shut their engines off, when at the VHA, the vehicles would be stopping and starting within 10 to 15 metres of residents windows; noise monitoring would give an indication of any impact of this.


The Ashburnham Triangle Association (ATA) representative continued that it was their understanding that the excavation of the tunnel shaft, to prepare for the tunnelling machine, would take three months.  There would be a 3 month break before removal of the spoil, from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.