Emma Talbot circulated an addendum report which was as a result of the deletion of condition 28, variation of condition 42, adding condition 47 and addressing further comments that were received in respect of the application.
Michael Forrester presented the following planning application (DC/17/102049):
The comprehensive redevelopment of the Carpetright site, Loampit Vale, SE13 including the demolition of the existing Carpetright building and the construction of two buildings of 16 storeys and 30 storeys in height comprising 899sqm non-residential floorspace comprising (A1) Shops, (A2) Financial & Professional Services, (A3) Restaurants & Cafes, (B1) Business, (D1) Non-residential Institutions and (D2) Assembly & Leisure uses and 242 residential units with private and communal open space, on-site energy centre, cycle parking and associated landscaping and public realm works.
Questions by Members followed including discussions relating to the Bakerloo line and provisions that had been made for its implementation, S106 agreement pertaining to the site, affordable housing levels, CIL contributions and social infrastructure, the impact of the height of the building and its relationship to other tall buildings. Emma Talbot addressed the points regarding CIL and social infrastructure. Michael Forrester addressed the points in relation to the proposed building height and design. Further questions by members followed concerning transport and the wider impact across the borough, the proposed children’s play area and access, the scale and design of the buildings, transport infrastructure, building levels, whether a transport assessment was completed, CIL in particular to health provisions, parking and housing provision. These points were addressed by Simon Moss and Michael Forrester.
The committee received verbal representation from the applicants Richard Quelch (GVA), Dominic Chapman (JTP Architects) and Trevor Curson. Questions by Members followed relating to affordability and the delivery of the scheme, financial viability, affordable housing provision, noise and vibrations from bus stands, heating systems, large heating bills, air quality for social housing, the rationale for social housing tenants being placed in a certain building, play space and the design of buildings.
The committee received verbal representation from 3 objectors; Nick Patton, Howard Shield and Dave Rowlands. Their representations were in relation to the height of the building, building density, affordable housing, impact on transport, consultations, a request for a deferral, a re-visit to the tall building study, whether funding is available to increase affordable housing provision, the height of the buildings, impacts on privacy, the impact on the Renaissance development and loss of indirect light. Questions by Members followed including the density of the buildings, transport infrastructure, play space and whether it is on the same level as the train platform, how to enforce any future transport concerns and the weighting that can be given to transport impacts.
Standing orders were suspended at 9:50pm.
Councillor De Ryke asked for the following points to be addressed by Lewisham Officers; consultation, CIL contributions, the opening up of the Station 4 platform, the tall buildings study and the relation to the renaissance building.
Emma Talbot advised that due to Member’s concerns about the play space that this can be either be varied or it could be secured by a new condition.
Members raised further concerns about GLA funding and if funding is to be made available for affordability. These points were addressed by Michael Forrester.
Councillor Amrani moved a motion to approve the application. It was seconded by Councillor Paschoud.
Members voted as follows:
FOR: Councillors De Ryk (Chair), Paschoud (Vice-Chair), Amarani, Onikosi.
AGAINST: Clarke, Bonavia and Reid.
The meeting ended at 10:15pm.