Greenwich Council

Agenda item.

15A Ulundi Road, Blackheath, London. SE3 7UQ - Ref: 18/1541/F

The Committee is requested to refuse Planning Permission as outlined in the addendum and Appendix 2 of the main report.

 

 

 

Decision:

Resolved that planning permission is granted for the demolition of existing outbuildings, partial demolition and construction of replacement 2 storey side extension, partial demolition and construction of replacement single storey rear/side extension, restoration of window surrounds to original stone, and addition of window to side elevation.

 

In resolving to overturn Officers recommendation to refuse planning permission this was on the basis that standards conditions be attached in respect of the time period to implement the consent, approved plans and materials. 

 

With regards to the privacy screen the following conditions are to be attached -

·        full details of the privacy screen to be submitted to and approved by the planning authority

·        evidence that the privacy screen has been erected

·        that the privacy screen be retained permanently

 

Reason: To protect the design and appearance of the development and the amenity of the neighbouring property in accordance with London Plan Policies 7.4 and 7.8 and Core Strategy Policies DH1, DH3, DH(b) and DH(h)     

 

 

Minutes:

A submission from the applicant was circulated to all Members.

 

The Area Planning Manager (West) gave an illustrated introduction to the report. He explained that there was an error on the plan in that the incorrect property was displayed as No.17. He drew Members’ attention to the Supplementary Planning Document ‘Residential Extensions, Basements and Conversions’. He advised Members on the reasons why Officers were proposing that the application be refused.

 

In response to questions from the Committee with regard to the submission from the applicant, the Area Planning Manager (West) said that the proposed privacy screen had never been formally submitted and Officers had no details to make a judgement as to whether it would be suitable.

 

The applicant and his agent addressed the Committee. Members’ attention was drawn to the submission, and its proposals. It was refuted the side extension would cause overlooking, and it was felt the proposed privacy screen would address concerns regarding impact to the neighbour. It was noted that the Conservation Officer was satisfied that there would be no impact at the front.

 

In response to questions from the Committee, the applicant and his agent clarified the angle, size and position of the proposed window to the side elevation.

 

In response to questions from the Committee, the Area Planning Manager (West) stated that Officers believed that there would be overlooking from the proposed window to the side elevation

 

Members discussed the matter.

 

Members considered whether the proposal would cause overlooking. It was felt that the site visit had been helpful in clarifying the matter. It was noted that there had been no objection from the neighbour.

 

Members felt there was no detrimental impact on the conversation area and it was noted that there had been no objections from amenity groups on the matter.

 

Members considered the application could be acceptable if there was a privacy screen.

 

The Assistant Director Planning and Building Control (Regeneration Enterprise and Skills) advised that if the application was granted with a condition regarding a privacy screen the neighbours would then be consulted about that.

 

The Chair put the Officers’ recommendation to the vote and with 1 vote in favour and 5 votes against it was not accepted.

 

The Chair proposed that planning permission be granted, with standards conditions and a condition regarding the privacy screen. The proposal was put to the vote and it was unanimously

 

Resolved –

 

That planning permission is granted for the demolition of existing outbuildings, partial demolition and construction of replacement 2 storey side extension, partial demolition and construction of replacement single storey rear/side extension, restoration of window surrounds to original stone, and addition of window to side elevation.

 

In resolving to overturn Officers recommendation to refuse planning permission this was on the basis that standards conditions be attached in respect of the time period to implement the consent, approved plans and materials. 

 

With regards to the privacy screen the following conditions are to be attached -

·        full details of the privacy screen to be submitted to and approved by the planning authority

·        evidence that the privacy screen has been erected

·        that the privacy screen be retained permanently

 

Reason: To protect the design and appearance of the development and the amenity of the neighbouring property in accordance with London Plan Policies 7.4 and 7.8 and Core Strategy Policies DH1, DH3, DH(b) and DH(h)     

Supporting documents: