Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (1) - Tuesday 19th November, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Rooms 18.01 & 18.03, 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP. View directions

Contact: Georgina Wills: Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 020 7641 7513; Email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1       Apologies for absence were submitted by Councillor Tim Roca.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1       The Chairman 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.

3.

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

 

Minutes:

3.1      That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 October 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.

 

4.

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Applications for decision

1.

College Park School Garway Road London W2 4PH pdf icon PDF 642 KB

Minutes:

Installation of play equipment within playground area to south west corner of school site adjacent to Monmouth Road and installation of canopy to the south elevation of rear wing of school building and installation of acoustic boundary wall.

 

An additional representation was received from a local resident (23/11/19).

 

Lee Richardson addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

The Sub-Committee discussed the application and noted that the Applicant had taken the advice of the previous Sub-Committee of 4th December 2018 who deferred the application. The Sub-Committee considered that the new proposed acoustic barrier provided an acceptable solution that addressed the concerns raised by objectors.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as modified by the provisions of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992).

2.

6 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH pdf icon PDF 438 KB

Minutes:

Temporary use of building as Moroccan Embassy (sui generis) for a period of 3 years.

 

Additional representations were received from two local residents (28/10/19, 31/10/19, 01/11/19, 06/11/19,12/11/19, 13/11/19 and 14/11/19).

 

The presenting officer tabled the following revised wording for condition 2:

 

“There shall be no visa service operating from the approved embassy use.”

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

3.

9 Kean Street, London, WC2B 4AY pdf icon PDF 735 KB

Minutes:

Use of part of the ground and basement floor of 9-13 Kean Street for dual / alternative Class B1 (office) or Class D1 (Non-residential institution) for educational purposes. Replacement of part of four rear windows with grilles.

 

A late representation was received from City Lit Adult Education (Undated).

 

Paul Evans addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

Mark ford addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the application.

 

Councillor Tim Mitchell addressed the Sub-Committee in his role as Ward Councillor in objection to the Sub-Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That conditional planning permission be granted subject to the Operational Management Plan specified in condition 9 being amended to include:

 

i)                A suitable method for managing external smokers; and

 

ii)       A direct, staffed telephone number for the college should be available to residents at all times it was open to address any potential amenity issues that may arise.

 

The Sub-Committee confirmed that the approval of the amended Operational Management Plan may be delegated to officers.