Greenwich Council

Decisions.

Decisions published

09/07/2019 - Interim Steps: Royal Tavern, 185 Court Road, London, SE9 4UG ref: 7132    Implemented

Decision Maker: Licensing Review Sub-Committee

Decision published: 12/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Royal Tavern, 185 Court Road, London, SE9 4UG

When determining the application for the Summary Review, the Sub-Committee considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, Regulations made thereunder and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its statutory function the Sub-Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives generally and in particular the prevention of crime and disorder.

 

The Sub-Committee gave full and proper regard to the Certificate from the Superintendent of Police that the premises are associated with serious crime.

 

The Sub-Committee considered that the use of the premises to cultivate cannabis, and use of the premises for the distribution of class A drugs is a very serious breach of the licensing objectives, and in particular the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and prevention of public nuisance.

 

The Sub-Committee were very concerned that it is the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) who has been committing serious criminal offences and is therefore not a fit and proper person to be a DPS of licensed premises. The description of the items found upon the premises clearly demonstrate that the premises are very likely associated with the supply of unlawful drugs to patrons and drug dealing.           

 

The Sub-Committee determines that the Interim Steps of the Suspension of the Premises Licence and the immediate removal of removal of the Designated Premises Supervisor from the Premises Licence are appropriate measures to promote the licensing objectives and to prevent further unlawful activity being conducted from the premises.

 

The Interim Steps shall take effect from Mid-day on 9th July 2019   

 

The Premises Licence holder may make representations against the Interim Steps. Upon receipt of any representation against the Interim Steps the Licensing Authority shall convene a hearing within 48 hours.

 

 

Wards affected: Coldharbour and New Eltham;


12/07/2019 - Appointment of a contractor to support the building new council homes programme ref: 7143    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills

Decision published: 12/07/2019

Effective from: 19/07/2019

Decision:

Agreed to the appointment of A & E Elkins Limited as the most economically advantageous tender for the procurement of the Term Contract to support delivery of the Local Authority New Build (LANB) Programme as a building contractor on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

Noted that the indicative contract sum for phase 1 works of 791 properties used for tender evaluation purposes of £171,659,178.12 is not a fixed contract price but is approved for budget purposes for phase 1 such that if this sum is exceeded then further approval will be sought to expend a higher figure.

 

Noted that the initial contract term is 5 years with incremental extensions available up to a maximum of 10 years should the Royal Borough of Greenwich wish to extend the contract and the contractors performance warrant such extension.

 

Agreed to treat the information presented at the Confidential Appendices as exempt under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A on the basis of “Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)”.

 

Agreed that the exempt information, presented in the Confidential Appendices is not subsequently released to the press or public.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Barbara Ringer


10/07/2019 - Expenditure of Right to Buy Receipts ref: 7136    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Approved a Right to Buy (RTB) investment programme, up to a gross value of £64.28m, that will support the delivery of new affordable housing in the borough, make a positive impact on the Council’s homelessness pressure and minimise the risk of unspent RTB monies being repaid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Specifically, Cabinet is requested to:

 

Agreed to a property acquisition programme to provide temporary accommodation, up to a maximum gross value of £64.28m, funded from RTB receipts (£19.28m) and General Fund borrowing (£45.0m).

 

Agreed to delegate to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills authority to acquire properties under this programme.

 

Agreed to a budget of £2,550,000 to undertake any associated repair and renewal costs following a property acquisition to bring the property up to a lettable standard in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation and led by the Director of Housing and Safer Communities.


 

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Nick Simons


10/07/2019 - Third Sector Commissioning Framework 2019/2023 – review of initial outcomes ref: 7140    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Noted the outcomes of a survey reviewing the initial feedback from third sector organisations following the completion of the first phase of the Third Sector Commissioning Framework 2019-2023 and agreed the subsequent recommendations.

 

Noted the distribution of funding award by size of applicant organisation and considered any recommendations to be incorporated into future funding rounds.

 

Noted the outcome of a further review of Equalities information (Appendix 1) collected as a result of the application process which complements the third stage Equalities Impact Assessment provided at Appendix 5 of the January 2019 Cabinet report.

 

Noted that now the Service Delivery Plan phase has now been completed the Council is able to publish a list of successful grant awardees at Appendix 2.

 

Noted that the grant management software was well received by applicants and that further work is needed to deliver the internal audit report recommendation of drawing together other grant application processes into one database.


 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Takki Sulaiman


10/07/2019 - Treasury Management Outturn 2018/19 ref: 7139    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Noted the Treasury Management Outturn Report for 2018/19 and referred to Council on the 17 July 2019.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julian Gocool


10/07/2019 - Woolwich Estates Instruction to Demolish Morris Walk Estate ref: 7137    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Agreed that the Council instructs Lovell to commence demolition of Morris Walk North and South, ahead of obtaining full planning permission and the other project conditions being met, as prescribed within section 16.1 of the Development Agreement (DA).

 

Noted that agreement to instruct Lovell will require the Council to underwrite demolition costs at an anticipated value of £14,345,733.54.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Woolwich Riverside;

Lead officer: Deborah Dack


10/07/2019 - Extension of the Housing Temporary Accommodation programme ref: 7135    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Agreed the proposal in 4.10 for a one year pilot scheme to purchase properties out of the borough for the provision of Temporary Accommodation.

 

Delegated to the Director of Housing and Safer Communities and Director of Regeneration Enterprise and Skills, the decision to select geographical locations for individual purchases to take place within 30 minutes travel time of Royal Borough of Greenwich (as defined in 4.11)

 

Noted that the Director of Housing and Safer Communities will progress the recommended actions in 4.2 – 4.9 of this report

 

Noted a future report to Cabinet will review the Housing Allocation Policy to ensure it is compliant with the Homelessness Reduction Act and that this future report will be accompanied by a full Equalities Impact Assessment on any changes to the Allocation Policy

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Parkin


10/07/2019 - The Woolwich Estates Enhanced Leaseholder Offer and Reaffirmation of Application of Compulsory Purchase Order ref: 7138    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

Re-confirmed the decision to make the Compulsory Purchase Order (now referred to as CPO) for the acquisition of land and interests within the areas edged red, being the Morris Walk and Maryon Grove / Road Estates (Appendix 1).

 

Approved the enhanced Leaseholder Offer, as set out in the body of the report and appendix 6.

 

Agreed to delegate to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills authority to negotiate, agree terms and enter into agreements with interested parties affected by the CPO.

 

Agreed to treat the information in Appendix 2, 3, and 5 as exempt under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A, paragraph 3, “information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)”.

 

Agreed that the exempt information, presented in this report is not subsequently released to the press or public.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Woolwich Riverside;


09/07/2019 - Invicta Primary School, Benbow Street, Deptford SE8 3HD - Ref: 19/1148/F ref: 7134    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greenwich Area Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Greenwich Area Planning Committee

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Resolved to grant planning permission for the Replacement of linking corridors between buildings, replacement of glazed roof to DT classroom, installation of entrance ramp in north-west corner, replacement of windows and doors across the site, creation of secure scooter and cycle parking areas, creation of new entrance gate and alterations to fence in north-west corner and replacement of existing canopies and installation of new canopy.

 

Subject to the conditions set out in the committee report and an additional condition to secure:

 

1.    Details of the soft landscaping area and its management in order maximise its contribution to bio diversity.

 


02/07/2019 - 87 Blackwall Lane, Greenwich, SE10 0AP - Ref: 19/0512/F ref: 7129    Recommendations Approved

19/0512/F

Decision Maker: Planning Board

Made at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Planning Board

Decision published: 08/07/2019

Effective from: 02/07/2019

Decision:

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 and those listed in condition 2. Condition 3 requires as well as all other facing materials, for a red facing brick to be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority prior to commencement of the superstructure works.


 [AS1]Jonathan to add unit numbers

Wards affected: Peninsula;


08/07/2019 - Ward Budget - Rachel McMillan Nursery School & Children's Centre - Redecoration of communal facilities ref: 7131    For Determination

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 08/07/2019

Effective from: 13/07/2019

Decision:

Agreed the allocation of a one-off payment of £5,000 to facilitate the redecoration of key communal and learning facilities within Rachel McMillan Nursery School & Children’s Centre.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Greenwich West;

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


03/07/2019 - HIP 2698 – Flamsteed Estate Repairs, Refurbishment & Improvement Works ref: 7130    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing and Safer Communities

Decision published: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Approved the award of scheme 2698, under contract standing order 23.2, to United Living (South) Ltd to carry out External Works (Repointing & fascia etc.), External Wall Insulation (EWI), Rising & Lateral Mains, Emergency Lighting, Windows and Central Heating Replacement within the Royal Borough of Greenwich at a contract value of £4,539,650.09.

 

Approved the additional funding of £473,927.05 over and above the original approved budget of £4,065,723.04 (See item 3.2). This additional funding request can be met from existing resources within the capital programme budget.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Peninsula;

Lead officer: Babatunde Olugbode