Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (1) - Tuesday 17th August, 2021 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Georgina Wills: Committee and Councillor Coordinator  Tel: 07870 548348; Email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

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Items
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1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1       It was noted that Councillor Guthrie McKie had replaced Councillor Tim Roca     and that Councillor Peter Freeman had replaced Councillor Mark Shearer.

 

 

 

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 Robert Rigby declared an interest in respect of Items 1 & 2, he had             previously sat on previous Planning Applications Sub-Committees which had             considered the Applications.

 

2.3       He also declared that in respect of Item 3 he had attended a site visit with         Officers and members of the Planning Applications Sub-Committee (1) and      had previously sat on a previous Planning Applications Sub-Committee             which had considered the Application. The same declarations were made by      Councillor Susie Burbridge.

 

2.4       Councillor Burbridge declared that in respect of Item 3, the Application site            was in her Ward.

 

2.5       Councillor Guthrie McKie declared an interest in respect of Item 1, the         Application site was based in a neighbouring Ward. He advised that the          Maida Vale Area Forum had made representation and informed that he had      not been involved in any discussions regarding the Application. 

 

            He also declared an interest in respect of Item 2 and advised that the    Application site was in the same Ward that he resided and confirmed that he             had not been involved in any discussions regarding the Application. 

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 223 KB

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

 

To Follow

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 June 2021 be signed by the Chair as a correct record of proceedings.

 

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Taxi House 11 Woodfield Road London W9 2BA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Variation of Condition 1 (approved plans and documents) of planning permission dated 3 July 2020 (RN: 19/04487/FULL) for: Demolition of existing buildings and structures and construction of a new mixed-use development comprising hotel and

associated facilities (Class C1), flexible workspace (Class B1a / B1c), retail and food and beverage (Class A1 / A3), events space (Sui Generis) and a replacement street cleaning depot (Sui Generis) with associated new public realm and highways improvements. (site includes Taxi House, Waterside House and Westminster Street Sweepers Depot). Namely, internal design changes to the lower amenity levels and the addition of a new floor level positioned between the previous level 03 and level

04, variation of of building heights, increase in hotel rooms from 286 to 332 with the maximum number of storeys increasing from 11 to 12, within the maximum building height of +69.350 AOD.

 

A late representation was received from The Collective (Unknown)

 

Harry Manley addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the Application.

 

UNAMIOUSLY RESOLVED

 

1.               That conditional permission be granted subject to: -

 

            a) the completion of a Deed of Variation to the original S106 legal                                    agreement (as amended by 20/04322/MOD106)

 

            b) a new additional planning obligation to secure a carbon off-set                                   contribution of £656,000 (index linked and payable on                                          commencement), as required to be amended in the event of further                     reductions in carbon emissions being evidenced.

 

            c) An additional financial contribution of £100,956.72 towards the                                Westminster Employment Service (index linked and payable on                                    commencement of development.

 

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.               That Sub-Committee authorises the making of a draft order pursuant to s247 of the Town and Country Planning act 1990 for the stopping up of parts of the public highway to enable this development to take place.

4.               That the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning, or other such proper officer of the City Council responsible for highway functions, be authorised to take all necessary procedural steps in connection with the making of the orders and to make the orders as proposed if there    are no unresolved objections to the draft orders. The applicant is to cover all costs of the Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

56 Westbourne Grove London W2 5SH pdf icon PDF 900 KB

Minutes:

Replacement shopfront and architectural mouldings; replacement of all windows with double-glazed timber windows; replacement of rear conservatory and restaurant refurbishment; demolition of existing rear extensions at mezzanine and 1st floors and

replacement with two storey rear extension to form an additional residential unit (Class C3); provision of amenity space for flats; installation of two rear conservation rooflights; replacement of existing restaurant extraction duct to the rear with new duct; replacement of 2 x existing air-conditioning units with 2 x new air-conditioning units; and general internal refurbishment and upgrade [Addendum report]

 

Additional Representations were received from South East Bayswater Residents Association (11.08.21), local resident (29.07.21) and Newhamb Investments Ltd (11.08.21)

 

The Presenting Officer tabled the following amendments to the Draft Decision Letters, amendments to Conditions, additional Conditions and the responses to the South East Bayswater Resident Associations representations

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS SUB-COMMITTEE – 17.08.2021

 

Item 2– 56 Westbourne Grove

 

1. Officers Comments on SEBRA’s additional representation/Requests in

Bold:

 

• Condition 3- Later opening of 08.00 Monday to Saturday and

09.00 on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Officers don’t agree,

suitable hours within shopping area.

 

• Condition 17- Windows to ground floor rear extension be fixed

shut/closed at all times, door to be self- closing & kept in closed

position at all times except for access and egress. Revised

wording of condition set out below.

 

• Condition 23- remove health club from allowed uses under Class

E. Revised wording of condition set out below relating to

extension only.

 

• Additional condition to restrict Plant & and flue operation to

07.00-23.00- Officers Agree

 

• Additional condition to require front façade improvements before

occupation. Officers don’t agree

 

• Reference to Restaurant and Restaurant staff in conditions

should refer to just premises/ staff. Officers Agree

 

2. Officers changes to Draft Decision Letter:-

 

• Condition 17

The ground floor rear extension shall only be used/operated in

accordance with the following requirements:-

 

1. The windows to the ground floor rear extension shall be fixed

shut.

 

2. The door to the ground floor rear extension shall be kept in

the closed position unless being used for access or egress by

staff accessing the bin store or in the case of an emergency.

 

3.The door to the ground floor rear extension leading to the

external garden shall not be used by customers unless in the

case of an emergency.

 

• Condition 23

You must use the commercial floorspace within ground floor

extension for restaurant, retail or office use only. You must not

use it for any other purpose, including any within Class E of the

Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 2020 (or any

equivalent class in any order that may replace it).

 

• Additional condition

The plant/machinery hereby permitted shall not be operated

except between 07.00 hours and 23.00 hours daily.

 

• Tweaks to conditions 3,4,16,20 to refer to just commercial

premises/staff

 

Condition 3

Customers shall not be permitted within the ground floor and

basement premises before 07.00 or after 23.00 each day.

 

Condition 4

Prior to the operation of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

77 Ashley Gardens Thirleby Road London SW1P 1HG pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Application 1: Installation of an air condensing unit within a bespoke attenuation enclosure on the main flat roof of the building for 77 Ashley Gardens.

 

Application 2: Installation of an air condensing unit within a bespoke attenuation enclosure on the main flat roof of the building for 79 Ashley Garden.

 

Additional Representations were received from a local resident (12.08.21 and TJR Planning (06.08.21).

 

Tracey Rust addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

Councillor David Harvey in his capacity as Ward Councillor addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the Application.

 

UNAMIOUSLY AGREED

 

1.     That conditional permission be granted for applications 1 and 2 subject to the submission of a signed S106 unilateral undertaking to secure the following:

 

a) That planning permissions granted on appeal under RNs: 18/01433/FULL and 18/01434/FULL shall not be

implemented in the event of the current permissions being granted and subsequently carried out.

 

2.     If the signed unilateral undertaking has not been provided within six weeks of the date of the Committee resolution, then:

 

            a) The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether          the permissions can be issued with additional conditions to ensure that the extant permissions 18/01433/FULL and 18/01434/FULL shall not be             implemented. 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 a signed unilateral         undertaking has not been provided within the appropriate timescale and/

            or that appropriate conditions cannot be attached as stated under (a) to          ensure that the extant permissions 18/01433/FULL and 18/01434/FULL shall not be implemented; 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.     That an additional informative which request that the units be inverter type units as identified in the acoustic report.

 

 

4.

8-14 Meard Street London W1F 0EQ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Use of part ground and basement floors as leisure facility (Sui Generis)

 

An Additional Representation was received from Councillor Timothy Barnes (10.08.21).

 

Elliot Godfrey addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application

 

UNAMIOUSLY RESOLVED 

 

That Conditional permission be granted.

 

5.

69 Westmoreland Terrace London SW1V 4AH pdf icon PDF 819 KB

Minutes:

Rear extension at first and second floor level. Creation of roof terrace at second floor level and enlargement of existing rear terrace at third floor level.

 

Additional Representations were received from a local resident (11.08.21) and Turley (11.08.21) and (12.08.21).

A Late Representation was received from a local resident (16.08.21)

Mauro Terrinoni addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application

Stephen Gillen addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application

 

UNAMIOUSLY RESOLVED:

That conditional permission be granted.

 

6.

31 Ponsonby Place London SW1P 4PS pdf icon PDF 752 KB

Minutes:

Replacement of rear first floor window with a door.

 

Philip Shuttleworth addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the application.

 

UNAMIOUSLY RESOLVED

 

That Conditional Permission be granted subject to an amending condition be included to ensure that the opening is no larger than the original window opening and the sill is not dropped and that If the condition is not accepted by the applicant the application is to be refused under delegated powers and reason for refusal is to be agreed by the Chairman.