Greenwich Council

Decisions.

Decisions published

11/06/2019 - 62 Thames Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BX - Ref: 19/0469/MA ref: 7109    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greenwich Area Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Greenwich Area Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

Resolved to refuse the Minor Material Amendment to Planning permission 14/1636/F to allow the removal of condition 25 (Retention of Existing Arches and Surrounds).

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Greenwich West;


14/06/2019 - Ward Budget – Dinsdale Road Resident Planting Project ref: 7112    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 14/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

Agreed the allocation of a one-off payment of £100 to support the improvement of a small area of open space on the corner of Vanbrugh Hill and Dinsdale Road.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Blackheath Westcombe;

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


14/06/2019 - Ward Budget - Abbey Wood Party in The Park ref: 7111    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 14/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

Agreed the allocation of a one-off payment of £341.00 to support the running of the annual Abbey Wood Party in the Park event.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Abbey Wood;

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


14/06/2019 - DWP Flexible Support Community Budget "Spectrum Pathways" project ref: 7110    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 14/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

Approved the disbursal of DWP funds to the named partners in the continuation funding of the DWP Flexible Support Community Budget ‘Spectrum Pathways’ contract.  The named partners, Volunteer Centre Greenwich (£18,151) and The Camden Society (£26,347), will support young residents with learning disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum on their journey towards employment.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Hedderman


12/06/2019 - Contract Standing Orders - Summary of Exemptions and Variations ref: 7106    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

Decision:

Noted the summary of Exemptions to Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019, detailed in Appendix 1.

 

Noted the summary of Variations under Contract Standing Orders reported for the period 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019, detailed in Appendix II.

 

Noted the requirement to refer the report to Overview and Scrutiny as per paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 below.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: William Jabang


12/06/2019 - Cabinet Performance Report - High Level Objectives ref: 7107    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

Decision:

Noted the Appendices to the report which provided an overview of the Council’s performance across its high-level objectives

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


12/06/2019 - The John Roan School Conversion to Academy Status ref: 7102    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

Decision:

Noted the receipt of the Academy Order in respect of The John Roan School (TJR) dated 12 June 2018 and the selection of United Learning (ULT) as the academy sponsor by the Secretary of State for Education (SoS).  Notwithstanding the clear policy of Full Council agreed on 31 October 2018 to resist further academisation, the Council is required, by law, to take reasonable steps to facilitate the academy conversion process.

 

Delegated to the Director of Children’s Services working in liaison with the Cabinet member for Children’s Services and Schools the overall management and timing of the conversion process working with all relevant parties.

 

Delegated to the Director of Finance, the authority to complete the formal agreements for the transfer of staff under TUPE arrangements as detailed in section 5.4 of this report.

 

Delegated to the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services and the Director of Legal Services, the authority to negotiate and agree the terms of the Commercial Transfer Agreement (CTA) and any other legal documentation required to protect the Council’s investment in the Building Schools for the Future programme (BSF) following the conversion as set out in sections 4.7 and 5.6 of this report, respectively.

 

Agreed to grant the lease of the TJR Westcombe Park site (edged in red on the plan in Appendix A) to ULT for a term of 125 years at peppercorn rent, in accordance with the relevant standard documentation produced by the Department for Education (DFE), together with any other property documentation which the Council would need to enter into to facilitate the academy conversion process, and delegate to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills (DRES) in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services, the authority to negotiate the detailed terms of the lease and any other property documentation.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Blackheath Westcombe;

Lead officer: Louise Mackender de Cari


12/06/2019 - Draft Statement of Accounts 2018/19 ref: 7104    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

Decision:

Considered and comment upon the authority’s draft Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 as submitted to Grant Thornton for audit on 24 May 2019 (Appendix A).

 

Noted that the Pension Fund accounts will be specifically considered by the Pension Fund Investment and Administration Panel on 17 June 2019.

 

Noted that the whole accounts will also be considered by the Audit and Risk Management Panel on 19 June 2019.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Huber


12/06/2019 - Outturn 2018/19 ref: 7105    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

Decision:

Noted the Council’s outturn position.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Huber


05/06/2019 - Mint, Building 20, Unit 2 River Gardens, SE10 ref: 7100    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee B

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee B

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 05/06/2019

Decision:

Mint (River Gardens Café) Unit 2, 20 River Gardens Walk, London SE10 0FZ

 

In reaching its decision the Sub Committee considered the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made thereunder and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions, the Sub-Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

Having considered all the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee resolved to grant a Premises Licence.

 

The hours for licensable activities shall be:

 

Sale & Supply of alcohol, on the premises only,

 

Monday to Sunday

11:00 to 21:00

 

The Premises Licence is granted subject to the mandatory conditions for sale of alcohol as set out in the Licensing Act 2003 as amended by the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2010 and Order 2014.

 

The Premises Licence is granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    A CCTV system shall be installed that is capable of recording evidential standard images of the points of sale of alcohol and of persons purchasing alcohol.

2.    All CCTV recordings shall be maintained for a minimum of thirty-one (31) days with date/time stamping and in a format that can be readily viewed without the need for specialist software.

3.    The CCTV shall continuously record whilst the premises are open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the premises.

4.    No alcohol shall be sold at any time that the CCTV system is inoperative for any reason.

5.    Notices shall be displayed advising that CCTV is in operation.

6.    An Incident/Accident Book shall be maintained at the premises and all records within the Book shall be retained for a period of three years. The Book shall be made available for inspection by Police and authorised officers of the Local Authority upon demand.

7.    The sale and supply of alcohol shall only be ancillary to the provision of a substantial table meal.

8.    The use of the front patio area of the premises shall cease and the area be cleared of all patrons at 7 pm.

9.    The external licensable patio area to the front of the premises shall be suitably barriered off during licensable hours.

10.Any outside seating shall be made unusable at all times when the premises are closed.

11.Notices shall be displayed to remind persons leaving the premises to do so in a quiet and orderly manner in order to minimise disturbance to neighbouring residential properties.

12.The Challenge 25/Think 25 proof of age scheme shall be operated at the premises.  All customers who appear under the age of 25 of age shall be challenged to prove that they are over 18 years of when attempting to purchase alcohol.  Acceptable forms of ID include a photo driving licence, passport, or Home Office approved identity card baring the holographic ‘PASS’ mark.  If the person seeking alcohol is unable to produce an acceptable form of identification, no sale or supply of alcohol shall be made to or for that person.

13.Where a customer aged 18 years or over indicates that they are purchasing alcohol for a 16 or 17 year old to drink with their meal, the 16 or 17 year old shall also be required to produce a valid proof of age.

14.All staff shall be trained in the law about the sale of alcohol and training records will be kept and made available for inspection by a Police Officer or authorised Local Authority Officer on demand.

 

Basis of Decision:

 

The representations made by Applicant and his wife to the Licensing Sub-Committee by explaining the following:

·        the premises will be a family run café/bistro; 

·        They were aware of the residents’ concerns and so they wrote to the management of the building and residents to reassure them;

·        They contacted the Licensing Section and had a positive response from the Licensing Officer;

·        They have reduced the closing time to 9:00 pm;

·        Some residents withdrew their objections;

·        They are aware of the play area and pointed out that the area is locked at 5.30 p.m.;

·        They have contacted the Police who advised that the erect barriers outside;

·        Tables and chairs will be brought inside the premises at the close of business;

·        They addressed how they will have dealt with the four licensing objectives;

·        The premises are part of a new development and there is nothing similar to their business in the area;

·        The premises are family friendly;

·        They are there to build relationship with community;

·        The café will sell the odd prosecco/wine but don’t want the premises to be related to a pub;

·        They want everyone to enjoy the view from the premises;

·        The Applicant asked the Licensing Sub-Committee to allow supply of alcohol until 8pm or to 9pm for the external patio area of the premises and submitted that the café will normally close at 8pm during week days, but will remain open during the summer months until 9 pm;

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee noted the condition regarding the use of the front external area ceasing at 7pm.   The Applicant appeared to be confused about this point and maintained that he had not offered this condition and it had not been agreed with the police.  The emails sent to objectors by the Licensing Officer following the undated letter by the Applicant to residents, at page 57 of the Agenda, referred to the application being revised and stated the external patio area would not be used after 7pm. Further enquiries of the Licensing Officer and a reading of the Application Form for the Premises Licence, completed by the Applicant’s Agent, revealed that under the heading of protection of children from harm, it was stated that “the use of the front patio will cease at19:00 hours”.

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee noted and gave due weight to the absence of representations from Responsible Authorities.

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee also took note of and gave due weight to the fact that the premises are not located within a Cumulative Impact Zone.

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee noted the written representations of the 9 residents against the application.  Two representations had been withdrawn. None of the Other Persons objecting to the application attended the hearing.

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee received submissions in support of the application from Dana Pavel, and noted the further written representations in support of the application for the premises licence.

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee were satisfied that the conditions to be attached to the Premises Licence properly promoted the licensing objectives

 

An appeal against this decision may be made to the Magistrates’ Court. 

 

Any appeal must be made within 21 days from date of written notification of this decision.

Wards affected: Peninsula;


11/06/2019 - Ward Budget - Upgrade to Briset Park ref: 7101    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

Agreed the allocation of a one-off payment of £15,265.70 to support the upgrading of the play area and environs in Briset Park.

 

Wards affected: Eltham West;

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


07/06/2019 - Ward Budget - Greenwich Pensioners' Forum Annual Health and Well-being Day ref: 7099    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for Public Realm

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from: 15/06/2019

Decision:

Agreed the allocation of a one-off payment of £1,400 to support the running of the Greenwich Pensioners’ Forum “Health and Well-being Day”

 

 

 

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: Jackie Jago


30/04/2019 - 40 Meadowcourt Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 9DY - Ref: 18/2856/F ref: 7098    Recommendations Approved

18/2856/F

Decision Maker: Eltham & Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 30/04/2019 - Eltham & Kidbrooke Area Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/06/2019

Effective from: 30/04/2019

Decision:

Resolved to grant retrospective planning permission for the construction of a single storey rear infill extension subject to:

·        amended conditions identified within the Addendum – update to:

Condition 1 as set out in Appendix 2 of the main report (dated 27.11.2019)


04/06/2019 - Former 16 Sandpit Place, Charlton, SE7 8HE - Ref: 19/0819/MA ref: 7094    Recommendations Approved

19/0819/MA

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Planning Board

Made at meeting: 04/06/2019 - Planning Board

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 04/06/2019

Decision:

Resolved to grant permissionfor minor material amendment’s in line with an application submitted under Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for a minor material amendment in connection with the planning permission 17/0453/F, dated 23/03/2018 for the demolition of existing building and construction of 2 x 1-bed and 30 x 2-bed houses with associated hard/soft landscaping and creation of 12 on street parking spaces to allow:

o   Removal of Condition 13 (Green Roof)

o   Variation of Condition 3 (Hard and Soft Landscaping) to require ecological enhancements to mitigate the loss of the green roof

 

Subject to:

(i)         The satisfactory completion of a Deed of Variation to the Section 106 (S106) Legal Agreement; and

(ii)       Conditions set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and addendum reprot.

Wards affected: Woolwich Common;


04/06/2019 - Charlton Park Academy, Charlton Park Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8HX - Ref: 19/0543/F ref: 7093    Recommendations Approved

19/0543/F

 

 

Decision Maker: Planning Board

Made at meeting: 04/06/2019 - Planning Board

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 04/06/2019

Decision:

Resolved to grant planning permissionfor the demolition of the existing school building, the attached modular classrooms and lean-to canopies and the erection of a two-storey replacement building with classrooms and ancillary education facilities at ground floor level with sleeping accommodation for students and staff, together with associated study, living room, dining room and kitchen at first floor level.  

 

Subject to the conditions and informatives set out in Appendix 2 of the main report and the addendum report.

Wards affected: Charlton;


29/05/2019 - 1 Tidemill Square, London SE10 0UF ref: 7097    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee A

Made at meeting: 29/05/2019 - Licensing Sub-Committee A

Decision published: 05/06/2019

Effective from: 29/05/2019

Decision:

1 Tidemill Square, London, SE10 0UF

In reaching its decision, the Sub-Committee considered the Council’s statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made thereunder and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions, the Sub-Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

Having considered all the evidence put before it the Sub-Committee resolved to grant a Premises Licence.

 

The hours for licensable activities shall be:

 

Supply of alcohol, on the premises only,

 

Sunday to Wednesday

7am to 10pm

Thursday to Saturday

7am to 11pm

 

The Premises Licence is granted subject to the mandatory conditions for sale of alcohol as set out in the Licensing Act 2003 as amended by the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2010 and Order 2014.

 

The Premises Licence is granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    The Challenge 25/Think 25 proof of age scheme shall be operated at the Premises. All customers who appear to staff to be under the age of 25 will be challenged to prove that they are over 18 when attempting to purchase alcohol. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo driving licence, passport, or home office approved identity card bearing the holographic ‘PASS’ mark. If the person seeking alcohol is unable to produce an acceptable form of identification, no sale or supply of alcohol shall be made to or for that person.

 

2. All staff involved in the sale or supply of alcohol shall be trained, as part of their induction, in the responsible sale of alcohol. Such

training will include challenging every individual who appears to staff to be under 25 years of age and to refuse service where individuals cannot produce acceptable means of ID, and using the Refusals Log. Such training (including any refresher training) will be recorded in the Training Log.

 

3. Signage shall be displayed conspicuously on the premises in customer facing areas to advise customers that suitable proof of age documentation will be required for all purchasers who appear to staff to be under 25.

 

4. Water and non-intoxicating beverages will be readily available during the hours that alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

 

5. A Refusals/Complaints/Incident Log(s) must be maintained and

accessible at the Premises, and made available for inspection on

reasonable request, to the Police or to an Authorised Person. The

Logs are to be inspected regularly by the DPS (or his nominated

deputy) and noted in the log with a record made of any appropriate follow up actions. Without limiting the above, the following shall apply to the Refusals and Incidents logs:

 

Refusals: The Log must record all refused sales of alcohol and

include the following:

a) the identity of the member of staff who refused the sale

b) the date and time of the refusal

c) the alcohol requested and reason for refusal

d) description of the person refused alcohol

 

Incidents: The Log must record:

a) all crime reported to the Premises;

b) all ejections of patrons;

c) any incident of disorder;

d) all seizures of drugs and/or offensive weapons;

e) any faults in the CCTV system (if the Premises has CCTV);

f ) any visit by a Responsible Authority officer or officer of the

    Emergency Services.

 

6.   The Premises shall risk assess its own requirements as to the need (If any) for SIA door staff.

 

 

7.   The Premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive CCTV

system as per the minimum requirements of a Metropolitan Police

Crime Prevention Officer.

 

8.   All entry and exit points will be covered enabling front identification of every person entering in any light condition. The CCTV system will be capable of obtaining clear facial recognition images and a clear head and shoulders image of every person entering or leaving the Premises.

 

9.   The CCTV system shall display on any recording the correct time

and date of that recording

 

10. The CCTV shall continuously record when the Premises is open for licensable activities and during all times when customers remain on the Premises.

 

11. All recordings shall be stored for a minimum period of 31 days with date time stamping. Recordings shall be made available immediately upon reasonable enquiries of the Police or authorised officer, through the preceding 31days period.

 

12.A staff member from the Premises who is conversant with the

operation of the CCTV System shall be on the Premises at all times the premises is open to the public. This staff member must be able to show a Police or authorised officer recent data or footage with the absolute minimum of delay when requested.

 

13. Finalisation Condition – This condition will apply to the Unit until

such time as it is fulfilled. Once satisfied, it will automatically be

removed from the Licence:

(a). No licensable activities shall take place under the terms of this

Licence until the Tenant/Operator (or authorized Third Party) has

lodged with the Police; Licensing Authority; Environmental Health

Team and/or the Fire Authority a copy of its fit out/final layout

plan and such plan has been agreed by them.

 

14. There shall be no off sales of alcohol from the premises.

 

 

 

Basis of Decision:

 

The LSC noted and gave due weight to the absence of representations from Responsible Authorities.

 

The LSC also took note of and gave due weight to the fact that the premises are not located within a Cumulative Impact Zone.

 

The LSC noted the written representations of the 3 residents, none of whom attended the hearing.

 

The LSC heard representations from Mr Hughes on behalf of the applicant. Mr Hughes submitted that the application was a landlord application and that there would be a lot more such applications from Knight Dragon. If the licence were granted it would then be for the operator to seek any changes.  The applicant had responded to the objections to the applicant and had revised the end of day times, originally to midnight. As a result, Late Night Refreshment was no longer sought or required. In addition, the operator was now further revising the application and not seeking a licence to supply alcohol for consumption off the premises.  The applicants had contacted Mr Davies, one of the objectors, and had discussed preventing customers from smoking in anywhere on the premises. Mr Davises however, did not want to prevent smoking by customers this way as they would then do so in other parts of the vicinity. Knight Dragon also have Estate Management Guidelines in addition to various restrictions within leases of occupiers and thereby would ensure there is no, e,g. public nuisance.

 

The LSC considered that the revised application, and the further concession to not seek a licence for the supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises, gave effect to and promoted the licensing objectives.

 

An appeal against this decision may be made to the Magistrates’ Court. 

 

Any appeal must be made within 21 days from date of written notification of this decision.

Wards affected: Peninsula;


05/06/2019 - Contractor appointment for Borough Wide Damp Repairs to Domestic Occupied, Multi Occupation Buildings ref: 7096    Recommendations Approved

The Director of Housing and Safer Communities is requested to:

 

Agree to the appointment of City Heights Ltd, Max Building Services & ATPB Ltd, for the provision of borough wide damp specialist works, who provided the lowest price tender and highest quality score submissions.  The total sum of the contract is £3,800,000 for the duration of the contract period (36 months) and will be split between the three contractors equally over the period of the contract, (£422,222 per annum per contractor).

 

Note that Officers consider the offer to be realistic and that the service providers will be able to provide the required level of service at their tendered price and return value for money to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

          Note that no consultation with leaseholders has been undertaken for the reason set out in paragraph 11 of the report and agree to review the position in 6 months’ time.

Decision Maker: Director of Housing and Safer Communities

Decision published: 05/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

Agreed to the appointment of City Heights Ltd, Max Building Services & ATPB Ltd, for the provision of borough wide damp specialist works, who provided the lowest price tender and highest quality score submissions.  The total sum of the contract is £3,800,000 for the duration of the contract period (36 months) and will be split between the three contractors equally over the period of the contract, (£422,222 per annum per contractor).

 

Noted that Officers consider the offer to be realistic and that the service providers will be able to provide the required level of service at their tendered price and return value for money to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

          Noted that no consultation with leaseholders has been undertaken for the reason set out in paragraph 11 of the report and agreed to review the position in 6 months’ time.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donald Harding