Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (1) - Tuesday 18th February, 2020 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: 07890 380137; Email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note that Councillor Selina Short has replaced Councillor Peter Freeman as a member of the Sub-Committee.

Minutes:

1.1      There were no changes to the membership.

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      Councillor Robert Rigby explained that a week before the meeting, all four Members of the Sub-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 Sub-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 Sub-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 Mark Shearer declared that in respect of item 3, his company had advised the company purchasing the property and also that company’s advisers on several occasions. He therefore confirmed that he would withdraw from the Sub-Committee for this item and leave the room.

3.

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

Minutes:

3.1      RESOLVED:

 

           That the minutes of the meeting held on  21 January 2020 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy, Crompton Street, London, W2 1ND pdf icon PDF 928 KB

Minutes:

Erection of a single storey building on the north west of the site, relocation of the main entrance, remodelling of the ground and upper floors of the main building and associated landscaping and cycle storage improvements.

 

Late representations were received from Councillors Melvyn Caplan, Lorraine Dean and Matthew Green (17.02.2020 and 18.02.2020).

 

Elizabeth Humphreys addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 be granted.

2.

West End Quay South Wharf Road London W2 1LA pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Use of hard paved area outside Unit 1 adjacent to the canal basin for the placing of 31 tables, 112 chairs and 6 free standing umbrellas in connection with the use of Unit 1 as a bar/ restaurant.

 

Additional representations were received from Councillor Susie Burbridge (01.02.2020 and 07.02.2020).

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

3.

56 Eccleston Square London SW1V 1PH pdf icon PDF 942 KB

Minutes:

Retention of one external air condenser unit and new ducting on rear ground floor flat roof; installation of full height extract duct to rear and internal works at basement level.

 

At this stage of the meeting, Councillor Mark Shearer withdrew from the Sub-Committee and left the room after his earlier declaration in respect of this item.

 

Additional representations were received from five local residents (11.02.2020 and 12.02.2020 x 4), Councillor Nickie Aiken (11.02.2020) and DWD (13.02.2020).

 

Late representations were received from DWD (14.02.2020), The Boisot Waters Cohen Partnership on behalf of the Buddhist Society of Great Britain (14.02.2020, 17.02.2020, 18.02.2020), the Buddhist Society of Great Britain (14.01.2020), 28 local residents (14.02.2020 x 12, 16.02.2020 x 6, 17.02.2020 x 6 and undated x 4) and Eccleston Square Residents Association (14.02.2020).

 

The presenting officer tabled the following additional condition:

 

The draft decision notice has been amended to include an additional condition:

 

You must not operate the plant/ machinery that we have allowed (other than to carry out the survey required by this condition) until you have carried out and sent us a post-commissioning noise survey and we have approved the details of the survey in writing. The post-commissioning noise survey must demonstrate that the plant/ machinery complies with the noise criteria set out in conditions 4 and 5 of this permission.

 

Emma Penson addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

Kevin Bouault addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

Dr Desmond Biddulph CBE addressed the Sub-Committee in objecting to the application.

 

Councillor Nickie Aiken addressed the Sub-Committee in her capacity as a Ward Councillor in objecting to the application

 

RESOLVED (Councillors Robert Rigby and Selina Short for, Councillor Tim Roca against):

 

1.              That conditional planning permission and listed building consent be granted, subject to an additional planning permission condition as set out above.

 

2.        That the reasons for granting listed building consent as set out in Informative 1 of the draft decision notice be agreed.

4.

Basement And Ground Floor Flat A 36 Westbourne Gardens London W2 5PU pdf icon PDF 858 KB

Minutes:

Basement excavation beneath the existing driveway, erection of a conservatory at upper ground floor level, installation of an opaque glazed panel at ground floor level, provision of garden steps with associated fenestration alterations to the side elevation at 36 Westbourne Gardens.

 

Additional representations were received from Councillor Maggie Carman (12.02.2020) and two local residents (10.02.2020).

 

A late representation was received from South East Bayswater Residents Association (18.02.2020) and two local residents (18.02.2020).

 

William McGuiness addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

Nina Irwin addressed the Sub-Committee in objecting to the application.

 

RESOLVED (Councillors Robert Rigby, Mark Shearer and Selina Short for, Councillor Tim Roca against):

 

That conditional permission be granted.