After several months of uncertainty since the Planners originally recommended approval the formal decision notice has been served on the developer granting planning permission. A number of conditions have to be met
Conditions to be met prior to start of works
The developer is being required to provide details of:
- hard and soft landscape works
- the windows and doors
- how the locally listed building will be restored and made good
- cycle and refuse storage and security lighting
- a Construction Method Statement/Logistics Plan’ for all phases of the development, covering hours of construction, hours of deliveries, parking of vehicles associated with deliveries, site personnel, operatives and visitors, facilities for the loading and unloading of plant and materials, details of the storage facilities for any plant and materials, the siting of any site huts and other temporary structures, including site hoardings, details of the proposed security arrangements for the site, details of the precautions to guard against the deposit of mud and substances on the public highway, and details of dust control methods and noise mitigation measures.
- formal Flood Risk and Sustainable Drainage Assessments
- a report of historical uses of the site to provide an assessment into the possibility of soil contamination.
The developer may demolish the ancillary buildings to the main former Police Station building but not start construction works until the implementation of programmes of archaeological evaluation and mitigation have been secured.
Conditions to be met before occupation of completed homes
The developer will have to provide details of:
- insulation to all flats shall be provided to ensure noise levels shall not exceed the Guidelines for Community Noise (World Health Organisation, 1999).
- carbon dioxide emissions reductions to achieve a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 35% over the Target Emission Rate (
- a Delivery and Servicing Plan (DSP)
Finally the developer must ensure that:
- 10% of the dwellings shall be designed for wheelchair users and be retained as such for so long as the development remains in existence.
- the noise level from any air handling units, mechanical plant, or other fixed external machinery will not increase the background noise level
- the units are designed and built so water consumption will meet a target of 110 litres or less per head per day.
- the ground floor premises at the front of the converted building are only used between 8am and 6pm.
What happens next?
The developer will have:
- to submit the proofs of compliance with these conditions, and these will be subject to public consultation.
- make Community Infrastructure Levy payments to the Council and the Mayor of London.
No mention is made of what agreement has been reached with regard to a requirement to provide affordable housing.
To see the full documentation relating to the application go to: