Agenda for Planning Applications Sub-Committee (1) on Tuesday 28th August, 2018, 6.30 pm | Westminster City Council
Agenda and minutes

Agenda for Planning Applications Sub-Committee (1) on Tuesday 28th August, 2018, 6.30 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Room 3.1, 3rd Floor, 5 Strand, London, WC2 5HR

Contact: Tristan Fieldsend, Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 020 7641 2341; Email:

No. Item



To note any changes to the membership.


1.1     It was noted that Councillor Geoff Barraclough had replaced Councillor Tim Roca.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by members and officers of the existence and nature of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.


2.1      Councillor Devenish explained that a week before the meeting, all four Members of the Committee were provided with a full set of papers including a detailed officer’s report on each application; together with bundles of every single letter or e-mail received in respect of every application, including all letters and e-mails containing objections or giving support. Members of the Committee read through everything in detail prior to the meeting. Accordingly, if an issue or comment made by a correspondent was not specifically mentioned at this meeting in the officers’ presentation or by Members of the Committee, it did not mean that the issue had been ignored. Members will have read about the issue and comments made by correspondents in the papers read prior to the meeting.


2.2       Councillor Devenish declared in respect of item 2 that the applicant had previously donated to the Conservative Party but he did not believe that it had any bearing on the application.


2.3       Councillor Burbridge declared in respect of item 2 that she had sat on the committee that previously considered the application.


2.4       Councillor Barnes declared that all of the applications were located in his ward.



To sign the minutes of the last meeting as a correct record of proceedings.


3.1       RESOLVED:


That the minutes of the meeting held on 31 July 2018 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.


Planning Applications

Applications for decision


28 South Molton Street, London, W1K 5RE pdf icon PDF 1 MB


1. Use of the basement, ground and first floor for retail and restaurant use (sui generis) purposes, external alterations to Davies Street including the installation of vents at ground floor level.


2. Use of an area of public highway (on South Molton Street) measuring 21.7m x 3.15m for placing 28 tables and 56 chairs and 19 breeze screens.


The presenting officer tabled the following changes to the draft decision letter:


Revised Condition 8


You must apply to us for approval of details, within 3 months of the date of this decision of how waste is going to be stored on the site and how materials for recycling will be stored separately. You must not start work on the relevant part of the development until we have approved what you have sent us. You must then provide the stores for waste and materials for recycling according to these details, clearly mark the stores (R, O, W and Waste Cooking Oil) and make them available at all times to everyone using the waste store.  (C14EC)


28 South Molton Street – tables and chairs application


Revised Condition 3


You can only put the tables and chairs and fabric banners on the pavement between 11.30 and 23.00.


Revised Condition 4


The tables and chairs must only be used by customers of the retail/restaurant use at basement, ground floors and 1st floor level of 28 South Molton Street.




1)        That conditional permission be granted subject to the changes to condition 8 as tabled and set out above; and


2)        That conditional permission be granted, for a temporary period of one year, subject to the changes to conditions 3 & 4 as tabled and set out above.


Audley Square Garage, 5 Audley Square, London, W1K 1DS pdf icon PDF 694 KB


Details of public art (sculpture) in Audley Square pursuant to condition 2 (part 2) (as amended by Non-Material Amendment 18/00303) of planning permission dated 9 March 2016 (RN: 15/02197/FULL).


An additional representation was received from Cauldwell Properties (22.8.2018).


A late representation was received from the Cauldwell Collection (24.8.2018)


The presenting officer tabled the following revised recommendation and additional informatives.


Revised Recommendation


Approve details, subject to the completion of a Unilateral Undertaking to secure the maintenance regime for the public art, including public liability insurance.


Additional informatives


4. This approval does not include any lighting on the new island, this may require a separate planning application to be submitted to the City Council.


5. This permission is governed by a Unilateral Undertaking from the applicant under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.  The Undertaking relates to the main of the public art and public liability insurance.


RESOLVED: (Defer: Councillors Devenish, Burbridge and Barnes; Approve: Councillor Barraclough)


That the item be deferred for the applicant to consider alternative designs which are more in keeping with the area.




5-7 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9PB pdf icon PDF 738 KB


Alterations to second floor rear flat roof area including new side glazed doors, rear glazed sliding folding doors, planting, decking, seating and timber privacy screen to enable use as a terrace.




That conditional permission be granted subject to amending condition 4 to exclude the use of the terrace on Bank Holidays.


30 Mount Row, London, W1K 3SH pdf icon PDF 553 KB


Details of an alternative Construction Management Plan pursuant to condition 24 of planning permission dated 29 November 2017 (RN:17/06081), which varied planning permission dated 29 April 2016 (RN:16/01024) for the demolition of the existing building and the erection of a six storey building and lower ground and basement levels to provide retail/gallery (Class A1) floorspace over basement, lower ground floor and ground floor levels, and 4 self-contained residential units on the five upper floors.




That the details be approved.


21 Weighhouse Street, London, W1K 5LY pdf icon PDF 729 KB


Variation of condition 4 of planning permission dated 18 April 2017 (RN: 16/11871/TCH) for the use of an area of the public highway for the placing of 8 chairs and 4 tables on Weighhouse Street measuring 6780mm x 930mm in association with the adjacent restaurant at 21-22 Weighhouse Street, namely to allow the continued use of the highway for the placing of 4 tables and 8 chairs for a further year.


A late representation was received from Comptoir Mayfair (24.8.2018)




That conditional permission be granted subject to an additional informative that the use of the area of the public highway for the placing of tables and chairs will be reviewed following the opening of Crossrail.