Agenda item

747-759 & 765-775 Old Kent Road, SE15 1NZ & Land at Devonshire Grove, SE15


Planning application number: 19/AP/1239




(Detailed Proposals)

Full planning permission for the demolition of all existing structures on site, the stopping up of the existing Devonshire Grove major arm (IWMF egress road) and redevelopment to include formation of a new road reconfiguration and widening of Devonshire Grove, widening of the foot ways on Sylvan Grove and Old Kent Road, construction of Building A at ground plus 38 storeys to provide 264 residential units (Class C3), flexible retail/employment floorspace (Class A1/A2/A3/A4/B1a-c), creation of a new public realm including new public squares and spaces ,associated landscaping and highways works and a new substation and all associated works.


(Outline Proposals)

Outline planning permission (all matters reserved) for comprehensive mixeduse development for the following uses in four Buildings (B, C, D and E) and a basement level shared with Building A: Up to a maximum of 301 residential units (Class C3); employment workspace floorspace (Class B1a-c); flexible retail, financial and professional services, food and drink uses (Class A1/A2/A3/A4/A5), flexible non-residential institutions (Class D1) and Assembly and leisure uses (Class D2); Storage, car and cycle parking; Energy centre; Substations; Formation of new pedestrian and vehicular access and means of access and circulation within the site together; and new private and communal open space.


This Application is for a Phased Development for CIL purposes with details of the phasing to be secured by Condition.


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 addendum report. Members of the committee asked questions of the officers.


There were no objectors present who wished to address the meeting. 


The applicant’s representative addressed the committee, and answered questions from the committee.


One of the two representatives of supporters of the application who lived within 100 metres of the development site addressed the meeting and answered questions from members of the committee. The second representative of the supporters was unable to address the meeting due to technical difficulties, and the chair read out a statement they had submitted for this eventuality.


Councillor Richard Livingstone addressed the meeting in his capacity as a ward councillor and answered questions from the committee.


The committee put further questions to the officers and discussed the application. Members of the committee asked officers to ensure that reserved matters applications are referred back to the planning committee for decision.


A motion to grant the application was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared





1.  That planning permission be granted for this Hybrid Planning application, subject to the conditions set out in the report and addendum report, and referral to the Mayor of London, and the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement by no later than 1 October 2020, unless an extension is agreed in writing.


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 this report.


4.  In the event that the requirements of (1) are not met by 1 October 2020, that the director of planning be authorised to refuse planning permission, if appropriate, for the reasons set out at paragraph 538 of the report.


5.  That an informative be included regarding the equitable allocation of accessible parking spaces among all five buildings.


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