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Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 205 KB


Councillor Tom Copley declared a personal prejudicial interest in item 3, and withdrew from the meeting while this item was considered.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 6 KB

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee A held on 15 August 2019 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.


Our Lady and St. Philip Neri School, 208 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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1.             That full planning permission be REFUSED  for application DC/19/111793 for the following reasons:

·   The proposed development would give rise to materials and a fenestration pattern, by reason of their appearance and quality, which would result in low quality, poorly detailed and incongruent building harmful to the local character.  The development is contrary to Policies 15 High quality design for Lewisham of the Core Strategy (June 2011) and Development Management Local Plan (November 2014) DM Policy 30 Urban design and local character

·      The proposed development would retain openable windows on the Sydenham Road elevation resulting in a building with the potential to give rise to unacceptable internal noise levels in excess of guidance standards and adversely impacting the learning environment.   The development is contrary to Development Management Local Plan Plan (November 2014) Policy DM 26 Noise


2.             That the indicative enforcement notice attached at Appendix 1, be noted.


3.             That it be agreed to delegate the resolution of the planning enforcement investigation ENF/18/00139 to officers to authorise the issue and service of a planning enforcement notice, in broad accordance with the indicative notice attached at Appendix 1, requiring compliance with either Option A or Option B as follows:


Option A

To construct the school in accordance with the approved 2016 scheme (DC/16/096041) dated 07.10.26, in accordance with the approved plans


Option B

To carry out the following works to the Sydenham Road Elevation (northern) elevation as detailed in the report in relation to:


And requirements:

·                That the developer carryout works to the Hall Elevation (eastern elevation)

·                That the developer remove all materials, debris, waste and equipment resulting from compliance with the requirements above




The DMTL gave an illustrative presentation recommending refusal of planning permission of an application submitted under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to allow for the variation of Conditions 2 and 8 in connection with planning permission dated 7th October 2016 DC/16/096041, as amended for the demolition of the existing buildings at Our Lady and St Philip Neri Primary School, 208 Sydenham Road SE26, and the construction of a three storey school building including a nursery, a multi-function sports court and a running track, together with the creation of a formal pedestrian access from Home Park, the provision of cycle and scooter spaces, refuse storage and associated landscaping works to provide the amalgamation of the Infant and Junior Schools, in order to allow the following changes:- Alterations to the materials, alterations to the fenestration pattern, increase in the height of the building, alterations to the roof profile, alterations to the siting of the building, installation of UKPN cabinets and planting on the corner of Sydenham Road and Fairlawn Park, reduction in the number of fins on the Hall building, installation of an internal ball fence to the playground on the flat roof of the Hall building, installation ventilation grilles, alterations to external lighting, alterations

to extraction flue, alteration to playground canopies, alterations to nursery entrance, installation of an air-conditioning unit near the nursery entrance, alterations to the brick plinth and alterations to external plant store.

The committee noted the report and that the main issues in relation to the application were:


  • Urban Design
  • Impact on Adjoining Properties


Following members’ enquiries with regard to paragraph 171 clause 2 of the report, the DMTL advised that the provision of openable windows in the Sydenham Road elevation had the potential to give rise to an unacceptable level of internal noise within the building and to a poor quality educational environment for users. The application is recommended for refusal for the reasons set out in the recommendation section of the report. The DMTL confirmed this was supported by the approved Acoustic Implications design document submitted with application DC/16/096041 which outlines that openable windows will not be permissible on the Sydenham Road elevation and side facades with a line of site to the road. The document goes onto state that if simple openable windows were to be adopted, levels of noise internally would be as high as 63dB (A) which would be substantially in excess of guidance standards and would adversely affect speech communication and learning and that to achieve the equivalent ventilation rates to an open window, options could include acoustic passive events, or a boosted mechanical ventilation/cooling system. Therefore openable windows are not supported.

The agent, Indigo Planning Ltd acting for the applicant, residents Emily Harris and Caroline Gallaghy, and the Head of the School (HoS) Matthew Ringham addressed the Committee, providing objections to the recommendation with regard to the impact of the enforcement order on the attending children’s education if issued. Concerns about the openable  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.


Bampton Estate, Bampton Road, SE23 2AX pdf icon PDF 975 KB

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That full planning permission be GRANTED for the demolition of seven (7) existing garages at Bampton Estate, Bampton Road SE23, to allow for the construction of one (1) part three/part four/part five storey building to provide:

  • thirty nine (39) over 55s dwelling units, together with the provision of:

o   The relocated ball court.

o   Associated landscaping.

o   Refuse storage.

o   Cycle, mobility scooter and car parking, and

o   Road improvements to Windrush Lane.


And a requirement that officers should formulate conditions in relation to  public consultation of the ball court design, landscaping to consider the boundary with Perry Vale properties and evidence based studies to confirm the number of Wheelchair Accessible parking bays required.



The Planning Officer gave an illustrative presentation recommending the grant of planning permission for the demolition of seven (7) existing garages at Bampton Estate, Bampton Road SE23, to allow for the construction of one (1) part three/part four/part five storey building to provide thirty nine (39) over 55s dwelling units, together with the provision of the relocated ball court, associated landscaping, refuse storage and cycle and car parking.

The committee noted the report and that the main issues were:


·       Principle of Development

·       Housing

·       Specialist Residential Uses

·       Urban Design

·       Transport Impact

·       Impact on Adjoining Properties

·       Sustainable Development

·       Natural Environment


Following members’ enquiries the Officer confirmed that a condition would be attached to ensure a staged development would ensure the ball court is re-provided before the existing one is demolished, and that prior to commencement of development, specification details of the re-provided ball court would be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Officer also confirmed that the site is not located within a Conservation Area, and that the separation distances from most surrounding residential properties are well in excess of the Council’s recommended minimum standards and it is therefore considered the outlook and privacy received in the proposed dwellings would be of an acceptable standard. The building is considered to be of an appropriate proportion, scale and orientation to its surroundings. The Officer stated that multiple locations for the re-provided ball court were assessed with consideration predominately given to tree loss, slope, existing buildings and relationship with Windrush Lane. It was concluded that on balance the proposed location was the most appropriate. The Officer confirmed that whilst the proposal is for specialised aged care for over 55’s, and no designated children’s play space is required to be provided, the re-provided ball court would ensure the existing children’s play space is not lost. The Officer stated that the proposed material palette was considered to be high quality and the final details would be secured by Condition.

The agent on behalf of the applicant, Lewisham Homes addressed the Committee, advising of the extensive consultation and improvement works procedures followed.

The agent also advised the Committee of the site plan specifications, highlighting the need for affordable over 55’s housing, allowing for the release of under occupied homes. The agent stated that the space provided exceeded the requirements of the London Plan, and the energy efficiency of the development.

Following members’ enquiries the agent clarified that the site plan height level was comparable to a 5 block development. The agent confirmed the brief received from the client specified 1 bedroom units as opposed to 2 bedroom units. The agent clarified that disabled parking was provided using the local authority requirement of 10% of overall parking provision. The agent acknowledged that the ‘Bampton Green’ provides a community benefit, as the local residents would still be able to use the greenspace and re-provided ball court. Additionally, owing to the Asset of Community Value (ACV) registration, the applicant would have the opportunity to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Addendum to Item 3 and 4 pdf icon PDF 74 KB


Presentations - Item 3 and 4 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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