Full planning permission is sought for demolition of existing buildings and structures on the site, and redevelopment consisting of three buildings at maximum heights of 17 storeys (including mezzanine) ( +64.735m AOD), 48 Storeys (+170.830m AOD) and 40 storeys (including mezzanine) (+144.750m AOD), plus single storey basement under part of the site. Development would provide 1,152 residential dwellings (Class C3), retail, business and community spaces (Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, B1(a),(b),(c) and D1), public sports hall and gym (Class D2), public and private open space, formation of new accesses and alterations to existing accesses, energy centre, associated car and cycle parking and other associated works. (REVISED DESCRIPTION)
This application represents a departure from strategic policy 10 'Jobs and Businesses' of the Core Strategy (2011) and Saved Policy 1.2 'Strategic and Local Preferred Industrial Locations' of the Southwark Plan (2007) by virtue of proposing to introduce residential accommodation in a preferred industrial location.
The committee heard the officers’ introduction to the report and addendum report. Councillors asked questions of the officers.
A number of objectors addressed the meeting. Members of the committee asked questions of the objectors.
The applicant’s agents addressed the committee, and answered questions from the committee.
There were no supporters who lived within 100 metres of the development site present at the meeting that wished to speak.
Councillors Evelyn Akoto, Richard Livingstone and Michael Situ addressed the meeting in their capacity as ward councillors, and answered questions from the committee.
The committee put further questions to the officers and discussed the application.
A motion to grant the application with additional conditions was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared carried.
1. That the Planning Committee grant planning permission, subject to:
· The recommended planning conditions;
· The Applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement by no later than 9 April 2019;
· Referral to the Mayor of London;
· Referral to the Secretary of State; and
· Referral to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
2. That the environmental information be taken into account as required by Regulation 30 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessments) Regulations 2017.
3. That following issue of the decision it be confirmed that the Director of Planning shall place a statement on the Statutory Register pursuant to Regulation 30 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessments) Regulations and that for the purposes of Regulation 30(1)(d) the main reasons and considerations on which the Local Planning Authority's decision is based shall be set out as in this report.
4. That a reasonable proportion of the land designated as B1 A-C be reserved for B1C use.
5. That ward members see the Section 106 agreement prior to its agreement.