Redevelopment of the site for a mixed use development comprising three buildings (Building 1: basement, ground, ground mezzanine plus 17 storeys (AOD 66.975m); Building 2: basement, ground, ground mezzanine plus 22 storeys (AOD 81.975m); Building 3: basement, ground, ground mezzanine plus 16 storeys (AOD 62.675m) to accommodate 338 residential units, B1 and B1c office use/workspace (5234.15sqm GEA), associated cycle and car parking, servicing, refuse and recycling, landscaping including contribution towards the new Surrey Canal linear park, and private and communal residential amenity space and children's playspace. (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. Members of the committee asked questions of the officers.
Objectors to the application addressed the committee, and answered questions from the committee.
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.
The ward councillor Evelyn Akoto was unable to attend the meeting and had submitted written representation. The matters contained in the letter had been addressed during the officer’s introduction to the report.
The committee put further questions to the officers and discussed the application.
At 9.50pm the meeting was adjourned. The meeting reconvened at 10.00pm.
A motion to defer the application pending further information was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared lost.
A motion to grant the application was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared carried.
1. That planning permission be granted, subject to:
· The recommended planning conditions in the report and addendum report and the follow:
o lifts being of adequate dimension.
o A revision to the condition relating to the bifolding doors, remove reference to the feasibility of this (applicant has confirmed it is feasible). Detailed drawings still required.
· The applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement by no later than 17 January 2020.
· Referral to the Mayor of London.
2. That in the event that the s106 agreement is not completed by 17 January 2020 the Director of Planning be authorised to refuse planning permission, if appropriate, for the reasons set out in paragraph 258 of the report.