Venue: Council Chamber
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Apologies for non-attendance
To receive apologies for non attendance.
An apology for non attendance was received from Councillor Chegwyn.
Declarations of Interest
All Members are required to disclose at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter, any disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest in any item(s) being considered at this meeting.
There were none.
To sign as a true and correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2023.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2023 be signed as a true and correct garden.
Deputations - Standing Order 3.4
(NOTE: The Board is required to receive a deputation(s) on a matter which is before the meeting of the Board provided that notice of the intended deputation and its object shall have been received by the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Monday 23 October 2023. The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).
A deputation was received on item 23/00061/OUT
Public Questions - Standing Order 3.5
(NOTE: The Board is required to allow a total of 15 minutes for questions from Members of the public on matters within the terms of reference of the Board provided that notice of such Question(s) shall have been submitted to the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Monday 23 October 2023).
There were none.
The purpose of the report is to request the Board consider whether to confirm, amend and confirm, or not to confirm Tree Preservation Order G.154, where a representation/observation has been received following a period of public consultation.
Consideration was given to a report of the Borough Solicitor and Development Manager detailing the request for a consideration on whether to confirm, amend and confirm or not confirm Tree Preservation Order G.154.
The Board was advised that the tree was a well-established Horse Chestnut tree that had been protected with a provisionally order as it was believed to be at risk.
The Board was advised that subsequently an application had been received to undertake pollarding work. This application would be subject to consultation with the arboricultural officer and public consultation as is normal for works to trees protected by TPO.
In answer to a Member’s question, the Board was advised that the tree was located to the north of the garden and would not cast a shadow on the property, only to the northern extent of the garden.
Members acknowledged it was an important tree and it had been advised that there was at between 40-100 years of growth left in it.
RESOLVED: That Tree Preservation Order G.154 be confirmed.
To receive the reports of the Development Manager.
Consideration was given to a report of the Development Manager detailing application 23/00061/OUT.
The Chairman advised that the Board Members and the Ward Councillors had viewed the site to understand the layout, the area, and to visualize the proposal.
The Chairman also advised that he would like to put to the Board for approval a request from Councillor John Beavis to address the Board as Ward Councillor. The Board agreed to the request to allow him to speak.
The Development Manager advised the Board of the following
The hybrid application covers the Waterfront area of the former HMS Daedalus and encompasses the undeveloped elements of the site within the Borough.
The central, southern and south-eastern parts of the site are located within the Daedalus CA and a number of Listed Buildings - the 3 'Type J’ seaplane sheds and associated winch houses in Seaplane Square, the Wardroom, Westcliffe House and the former Dining Rooms and Cookhouse.
The full element includes almost 15,000 sqm of industrial floorspace to the north of the site between Daedalus Drive and airfield boundary, the erection of 102 new dwellings and 30 in converted buildings.
The Outline elements - with all matters reserved - includes up to 214 dwelling, 48 retirement/care apartments, 17,500 sqm industrial/commercial floorspace, hotel, museum together with associated access and landscaping. The submitted indicative plans show a maximum height of 7 storeys in the centre of the site with the majority of the proposals being between 2 to 4 storeys in scale.
Overall total of up to 346 residential dwellings + 48 retirement/care units. The employment elements amount to approximately 32,500 sqm floorspace
The Board was also advised that an additional representation had been received raising concerns about the proposal for 3 more blocks of flats to be built on Archer Road in Zone 4. As the owner of a house in Archer Road they are worried there could be an invasion of our privacy and infringement on light with the flats being a nuisance to the way in which we enjoy using our garden. There are already a lot of flats on Archer Road and more consideration should be given to houses. Surely there cannot be 100 flats and only 5 houses on one very small residential road. The volume of traffic 3 more blocks of flats would result in is also worrying as Archer Road is already full of cars some evenings and all weekend from residents and visitors. Where would all of the cars park?
The Development Manager advised that the issues raised had been addressed within the report.
The Development Manager advised the Board that the recommendation, whilst spilt into two parts is to be read as one with the aspect relating to conditions to give flexibility to ensure any requirements from NE can be incorporated prior to any decision being issued.
Alison Roast was invited to address the Board and advised that she was representing Lee Residents Association.
She advised the Board that whilst the LRA raised ... view the full minutes text for item 31.
Any Other Items
There were none.