Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Demolition of the existing buildings, construction of part 4, part 5 and part 6 storey building to create ground floor commercial space and twenty five, 1-bedroom flats with private balconies, bicycle storage, refuse storage and communal roof terrace.
Late representations were received from:
Councillor Dimoldenberg 06.03.2022
Councillor McAllister 07.03.2022
Parish of St John the Evangelist at Kensal Green 07.03.2022
WCC Affordable Housing Manager 07.03.2022
WCC Tree Memo 07.03.2022
WCC Officer Memo 08.03.2022
(FOR Councillors Robert Rigby, Jim Glen, Louise Hyams and Mark Shearer: AGAINST Councillor David Boothroyd: ABSTAINED Councillor Geoff Barraclough)
1. Grant conditional permission, subject to the completion of a S106 legal agreement to secure:-
a) Provision of 25, one bedroom intermediate homes for rent, let at London Living Rents, with tenancies for a maximum period of five years.
b) A financial contribution of £7,500.00 towards the Westminster Employment Service (index linked and payable on commencement of development.
c) A financial contribution of £27,520 towards Carbon Offset Fund (index linked and payable on commencement of development).
d) All highway works immediately surrounding the site required for the development to occur prior to occupation of the development, including reinstatement of the existing vehicle crossovers (Harrow Road and St John’s Terrace) as footway and creation of on-street parking bays and electric vehicle charging point (subject to detail design and the approval of the Highway Authority). Threshold level checks prior to commencement of development. All of the above to the Council’s specification, at full cost (administrative, legal, and physical) of the developer.
e) Lifetime Car Club Membership for Residential Occupiers from first occupation of the development. (Car Club operator must be a CarPlus member).
f) Monitoring costs
2.If the s106 agreement has not been completed within 3 months from the date of the Committee's resolution then:
a) the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether the permission can be issued with additional conditions attached to secure the benefits listed above. If this is possible and appropriate, the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning is authorised to determine and issue such a decision under Delegated Powers; however, if not
b) the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether permission should be refused on the grounds that is has not proved possible to complete an agreement within an appropriate timescale, and that the proposals are unacceptable in the absence of benefits that would have been secured; if so the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning is authorised to determine the application and agree appropriate reasons for refusal under Delegated Powers.
3. An informative requesting that terraces be kept free from clutter.
Publication date: 04/04/2022
Date of decision: 08/03/2022
Decided at meeting: 08/03/2022 - Planning (Major Applications) Sub-Committee