Revised application for Plot 22 (The Jetty)

Convoys Property Ltd (CPL) made a planning application on 1st March 2021 for Approval of Reserved Matters (layout, scale, appearance, access) for Plot 22 (Phase 1), making modifications to the design for a restaurant on the jetty at Convoys Wharf. There is no mention of use of the building as a marketing suite. They had planned to use the building to market the properties before converting it to a restaurant. The original Outline Planning Consent was for ‘Restaurant & Café (Class A3) and Drinking Establishments (Class A4)’, plural. You can see the drawings and revised application here. Send any comments regarding the application to Lewisham Planning Department via the website or by writing to:

David Robinson, Planning Service, London Borough of Lewisham, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU.

CPL also made an application on 16th March 2021 for a Non-material amendment to amend the wording in a pre-commencement condition that :

“restricts the commencement of development until further details relating to Code for Sustainable Homes have been submitted and approved by the local authority.

The outline planning permission (ref. DC/13/83358) was granted permission on 10 March 2015 and since then, the use of pre-commencement conditions has changed. According to paragraph 007 of the National Planning Practice Guidance (Use of planning conditions, ref. 21a-007-20180615) published in 2018, care should be taken when considering using pre-commencement conditions and they should only be used where there is a clear justification.

It is considered that condition 49(ii) should be tied to a trigger later in the development programme in order to allow for plot-specific works to commence. Condition 49(ii) relates to details which can appropriately be tied to a later trigger without impact to the original planning rationale for imposing the condition to the Outline Planning Permission. Moreover, this will allow for progression of the design development needed to produce the further details requested.” 

You can see the application here.

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