Planning application number: 20/AP/1329
Demolition of existing buildings and construction of two buildings, one of part 11 and 13 storeys and one of part 13 and 15 storeys, to provide 1,526sq.m (GIA) of commercial floorspace, 250 student accommodation bed spaces (Sui Generis) and 58 residential units, with associated access and highway works, amenity space, cycle parking spaces, disabled car parking spaces and refuse/ recycling stores.
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 officer’s introduction to the report and the changes outlined in the addendum report. Members of the committee asked questions of the officers.
There were no objectors wishing to address the committee.
The applicant’s representatives addressed the committee, and answered questions put by the committee.
At 8.30pm the meeting took a screen break and resumed at 8.35pm.
There were no supporters who lived within 100 metres of the development site, or ward councillors, who wished to speak.
Following this, the committee put further questions to the officers and discussed the application.
A motion to grant the application was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared carried.
1. That planning permission is granted, subject to conditions and referral to the Mayor of London, and the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement by no later than 6 August 2021.
2. In the event that the requirements of (1) are not met by 6 August 2021 that the Director of Planning be authorised to refuse planning permission, if appropriate, for the reasons set out at paragraph 298 of the report.
3. That it be noted that officers will recalculate the amenity space as part of completing the section 106 agreement.
The meeting ended at 8.55pm