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 Committee.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received on behalf of Councillor Rajinder Sehmar. 

 

The meeting also noted an apology for lateness on behalf of Councillor Olu Babatola.  An apology for leaving early was advised by Councillor Miranda Williams.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.  Councillor Miranda Williams proposed that Item 5, “51 Charlton Church Lane, Charlton, London, SE7 7AB” should be deferred for a site visit.  Councillor Williams stated that the concealed nature of the site had created difficulties to assess the rear of the property where the proposed works would be carried out.  The proposal was seconded by Councillor David Gardner and, the Committee

 

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of the application for full planning permission for the demolition of the rear hall that includes the rear bar and billiard hall and refurbishment and conversion of the former clubhouse to provide one x 2-bed flat, and one x 3-bed maisonette, which included a proposal for the erection of a new block of three 2-bed flats and construction of a terrace of 4 x 2-bed houses on land to the rear of the proposed site, be deferred for a site visit, in order to enable Members of the Committee to gain a better understanding of the context within which the development sits.

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:

Resolved –

 

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

4.

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Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20th July 2015.

 

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:

Councillor David Gardner enquired about the response to an appeal relating to 60 Plumstead Common Road, SE18 on Page 4 of the Minutes.  In response, the Area Planning Manager (East) stated it was circulated to Members prior to the start of the meeting in view, and would be attached to the approved Minutes.

 

Resolved -

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting of the Woolwich and Thamesmead Area Planning Committee held on 20th July 2015, be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record, subject to the attachment of response to an appeal relating to 60 Plumstead Common Road, SE18.

5.

51 Charlton Church Lane, Charlton, London, SE7 7AB. pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Members to consider application for full planning permission for the demolition of the rear hall that includes the rear bar and billiard hall and refurbishment and conversion of the former clubhouse to provide one x 2-bed flat, and one x 3-bed maisonette. The development also proposes the erection of a new block of three 2-bed flats and construction of a terrace of 4 x 2-bed houses on land to the rear.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of application for full planning permission for the demolition of the rear hall that includes the rear bar and billiard hall and refurbishment and conversion of the former clubhouse to provide one x 2-bed flat, and one x 3-bed maisonette, which included a proposal for the erection of a new block of three 2-bed flats and construction of a terrace of 4 x 2-bed houses on land to the rear of the proposed site, be deferred for a site visit, in order to enable Members of the Committee to gain a better understanding of the context within which the development sits.

Minutes:

The meeting noted that this Item was dealt with under “Urgent Business”, where it was agreed that consideration of the application should be deferred for a site visit.

 

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That consideration of the application for full planning permission for the demolition of the rear hall that includes the rear bar and billiard hall and refurbishment and conversion of the former clubhouse to provide one x 2-bed flat, and one x 3-bed maisonette, which included a proposal for the erection of a new block of three 2-bed flats and construction of a terrace of 4 x 2-bed houses on land to the rear of the proposed site, be deferred for a site visit, in order to enable Members of the Committee to gain a better understanding of the context within which the development sits.

6.

111-113 Victoria Way, Charlton, SE7 7 NX pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Members to consider planning application for the erection of a single storey rear and infill extension at basement level including internal alterations.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

Unanimously

 

That planning permission for the erection of a single storey rear and infill extension at basement level including internal alterations, be granted,

Subject to:

 

(i)           The wording to Condition 4 be revised by adding the following text:

 

“If any bat/bats are found on site during construction works, all works within the immediate vicinity of that area shall cease immediately, and the developer shall engage the services of a suitably qualified expert to determine how to most appropriately relocate the bat/bats.

 

Thereafter, the works shall not re-commence until details of the proposals for relocation of the bat/bats are submitted to, and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, and implemented in accordance with the approved details.”

 

And adding the following informatives:

 

·             That the service providers engage with residents living in neighbouring and nearby properties to the site, in order to provide an assurance of compliance with planning conditions and building regulations during the construction phase of the development

 

·             That the service providers formulate a strategy for on-going  engagement with residents living in neighbouring and nearby properties to the site, with regard to the operation of the site.

 

·             That the service providers provide a 24-hour emergency telephone service for local residents to call.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager (East) gave an illustrative presentation to the report, recommending to the Committee to approve the proposal therein.

 

The Committee noted the report, and that the application was for planning permission to erect a single storey at the rear, and infill extension at basement level, including internal alterations on the proposed site.

 

A representative of the Charlton Central Residents’ Association (CCRA) addressed the meeting.  She advised the Committee that the CCRA was opposed to the proposal because of concerns it had received from residents who were living in the areas surrounding the application site.  It was stated that there the report had omitted to state whether the wall that bordered the proposed property by Wellington Gardens would remain, together with existing trees and shrubs on the grounds of site.  Furthermore, the CCRA felt that the classification of the proposed property in the report as “Class C” was misleading.  Thus, it was suggesting that the application should be submitted under licensing rules as ‘Housing in Multiple Occupation” (HMO).

 

The Committee was further advised by the representative that the CCRA was suggesting that plans to install electric kettle points in each room on the proposed premises should be reviewed or abandoned, because unauthorised use could create a fire hazard.  It was stated that the proposed kitchen space would be inadequate.  Thus, the CCRA was suggesting revisions to the drawing plans, with a view to widen the kitchen space, to include a food storage area.  The representative stated that the CCRA was also of the view that the bat survey undertaken to support the application failed to acknowledge the value of the trees and soft landscaping on the site,

 

In closing, the representative stated that based on previous experience with construction work in the area, the CCRA was sceptical as to whether planning conditions in relation to proposed works would be complied with.  Thus, it was suggesting that an enforcement clause should be impose, to include a requirement for an out-of-hours contact telephone number which could be accessed by residents in the event of a concern of breach in relation to planning rules, or during an emergency during operation of the facility. In addition to that, the CCRA asked that that the Committee should note that that there was no guarantee in the report to suggest that the sound-proof materials to be used during the proposed construction work would be adequate to minimise noise to neighbouring properties.

 

Three residents also addressed the meeting.  She residents spoke individually, and echoed similar concerns and suggestions to those expressed by the representative of the CCRA.

 

The architect acting for the applicant also addressed the meeting.  He outlined the technical aspects of the proposed works within the remit of the drawing plans.  In response a question, he advised the Committee that the side of the wall of the proposed single storey rear extension would be set in from its flank wall by 6.1 metres.  The Committee was also asked noted that the total number  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.