Lewisham HQ Approved

February 10, 2012 9:46 am Published by

Tetlow King Planning (TKP)  has assisted Phoenix Community Housing Association (PCHA) in obtaining planning permission for their new headquarters in Lewisham, on the site of former Green Man Public House.

The new development, designed by Black Architecture, will not only provide a headquarters centrally located  at the heart of PCHA’s housing stock , but it will also provide facilities and services for the wider local community, including Café, Community ‘Barn’, and Credit Union. The design will achieve BREEAM excellent and provides a high quality, durable, low-carbon efficient building.

TKP were instructed after the submission of the planning application as particular issues had arisen in regard to the heritage status of the previous Green Man Public House and the impact of the development on the setting of Listed Buildings adjoining the site.

TKP successfully argued that the existing building was not a heritage asset, and that  the design would not have an adverse impact on the setting of the nearby Listed Buildings. This was eventually agreed  by the Council’s planning officers, with a recommendation for approval.

The application went to Planning Committee on 17th November 2011, which resolved  to grant permission subject to completion of a S106 agreement.

TKP successfully negotiated that demolition could proceed once permission had been granted and assisted in finalising the S106 agreement and the conditions prior to the issuing of the decision notice.