Greenwich Council

Agenda, decisions and minutes.

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Committee.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Norman Adams, and Maureen O’Mara.

2.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.  The Committee however noted and accepted an addendum report that was published in advance of the meeting in relation to Item 5, “The Pickwick, 246 Woolwich Road, Greenwich, SE7 7QU”.

3.

Declarations of Interest

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.

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 97 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting’s held on 19 February, 19 March and 28 March 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the Minutes of meetings of the Greenwich Area Planning Committee held on 19 February 2019, 19 March 2019, and 28 March 2019, be agreed and signed as true and accurate records.

5.

The Pickwick, 246 Woolwich Road, Greenwich , London , SE7 7QU pdf icon PDF 702 KB

The Committee is requested to consider the application and grant planning permission for the demolition of existing ground floor rear extension of public house and redevelopment of land to the rear involving erection of  terrace of 6 dwellings (5 x 3-bed and 1 x 4-bed), plus cycle and car parking and amenity space, subject to conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

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Decision:

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That Full planning application be grated to demolish existing ground floor rear extension of public house and redevelopment of land to the rear involving erection of  terrace of 6 dwellings (5 x 3-bed and 1 x 4-bed), plus cycle and car parking and amenity space.  Subject to:

 

i.      the conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report,

ii.     the amendments to condition 1 as set out in addendum report ;

iii.    the omission of condition 25, which is duplicated by condition 11 as set out in the addendum report;

iv.    the inclusion of an additional condition in respect of future connection to a district heating network as set out in the addendum report; and

v.     an addition to Condition 18 of the main report as follows[VG1] :

(c)    Substantial enhanced planting on the boundary between the development site and No. 10 Victoria Way, in order to provide screening, with a view to minimising overlooking.

 


 [VG1]Neil – does this include the additional cond future proof connection to district heat network

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrative presentation to the report, with a recommendation to the Committee to grant full planning permission to demolish the existing ground floor rear extension of the public house at 246 Woolwich Road, London SE7 7QU, and erect 6 terrace houses, cycle and car parking areas, and an amenity space.

 

Members recognised that a previous application for outline planning permission (18/2976/O) had been refused under Officers delegated powers.

 

In response to an enquiry, the Area Planning Manager (West) highlighted which properties did not have front windows at first floor level, but instead relied on angled windows to address concerns over overlooking.

 

The Committee also noted clarification from the Area Planning Manager (West) that the tree that was felled on the proposed site was not protected by a Tree Preservation Order, nor was it protected as the site was not within a Conservation Area.  As such, the felling of the tree had not required the Council’s approval, and that the applicant had confirmed that a replacement tree would be planted on the site.

 

Members welcomed plans for a replacement, but commented on their dissatisfaction because the developer had informed that no trees would be cut down.  Thus, should the recommendation in the report be approved, the applicant should take steps not to deviate from the approved scheme during the proposed demolition and construction work.

 

A resident addressed the meeting, advising that she was not opposed to the regeneration of the proposed site.  However, the illustrative drawings pointed to the fact that the balconies and windows of the proposed development would face towards her conservatory and back garden at No. 10 Victoria Way.  The resident stated that she was concerned that her privacy would be severely compromised.

 

The resident also commented on the consultation undertake, advising the Committee that residents were not aware of the application being considered by Members because the consultation letter for the outline application had been received at the same time and that the previous submission was refused

 

The agent for the applicant also addressed the meeting, reiterating support for the recommendation in the report.  It was stated that the scale and bulk had been reduced in the revised resubmission, in order to set the proposed development backwards.  Thus, it was unlikely that there would be excessive over-looking into existing dwellings.

 

In considering submissions made at the meeting, Members commented that while it was normal for properties to be close to each other in an urban setting, the applicant should establish regular liaisons with the resident at No. 10 Victoria Way, with a view to identify ways to minimise overlooking onto her property.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved –

 

Unanimously

 

That Full planning application be grated to demolish existing ground floor rear extension of public house and redevelopment of land to the rear involving erection of  terrace of 6 dwellings (5 x 3-bed and 1 x 4-bed), plus cycle and car parking and amenity space.  Subject to:

 

i.      the conditions set out in Appendix  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.