Hybrid application comprising a full planning application for Phase 1 (the “Detailed Component”) and outline planning permission (the “Outline Component”) for Phases 2 & 3:
Detailed Component (Phase 1):
Full planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings and structures and redevelopment of the central area for the erection of a total of 4 buildings, two at 7 storeys (Buildings B9&B12), one at 15 storeys (Building B10), and one at 44 storeys (Building B4) (max height 147.12m AOD) to provide 420 homes, 1,197 sqm GEA of Class B1(c) floorspace and 785 sqm GEA of non-residential floor space within classes A1-A4 (retail), Class B1 (business) and Class D1 (public services) and D2 (entertainment and leisure) use, an energy centre (750 sqm) and new public open space and public realm with on street and basement car parking spaces and cycle spaces.
Outline Component (Phase 2 & 3):
Outline planning permission (scale, layout, landscaping, access and appearance reserved) for the demolition of existing buildings and structures and the erection of a seven buildings (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B11) ranging in height from 5 to 39 storeys (max height 132.9m AOD) to provide up to 88,052sqm floorspace GEA, comprising up to 880 residential units, up to 3,316 sqm GEA of Class B1(c) floorspace and up to 1,702sqm GEA of non-residential floor space within Classes A1-A4 (retail), Class B1 (business), Class D1 (public services) and D2 (entertainment and leisure) use and car parking spaces at ground level and cycle spaces, with associated new open space, public realm, car parking and associated works.
Totals: Up to 1,300 homes and up to 7,000sqm commercial floorspace.
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.
A supporter who lives within 100m of the application site addressed the committee, and answered questions from the committee.
Councillor Richard Livingstone, a ward councillor for Old Kent Road ward, addressed the committee, and answered questions from the committee.
The committee put further questions to the officers and discussed the application.
1. That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and referral to the Mayor of London, referral to the Secretary of State and the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement by no later than 3 December 2019.
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 the report.
4. In the event that the requirements of (a) are not met by 3 December 2019 that the Director of Planning be authorised to refuse planning permission, if appropriate, for the reasons set out at paragraph 480 of the report.