Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (2) - Tuesday 28th April, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Please note that this will be a virtual meeting.

Contact: Georgina Wills, Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 07870 548348; email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To appoint a Deputy Chairman for the Meeting.

 

To note any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1      RESOLVED:  That Councillor Louise Hyams be elected to act as Deputy            Chairman for the meeting.

 

1.2      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 Louise Hyams declared that the application site for Item 5 is    located in her ward.

 

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 219 KB

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

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd March 2020 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record of the proceedings.

 

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Underground Car Park Cavendish Square London W1G 0PG pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Demolition and erection of above ground structures in conjunction with the use of an underground car park (Sui Generis) as a flexible mixed use commercial development comprising uses within the following use classes A1-A5, B1,B2, B8, C1, C2, D1, and D2 along with the excavation of a 4th basement level, new entrances and associated landscaping and highways works to provide up to 25,953 sqm (GIA) of floorspace.

 

An additional representation was received from Marylebone Association (21.4.2020)

 

Late representations were received from Councillor Tim Barnes (28.4.20) and Councillor Jonathan Glanz (24.4.2020).

 

RESOLVED:

 

1         Subject to the views of the Mayor of London, that conditional permission be granted subject to the completion of a legal agreement to secure the following:

 

i)                A financial contribution towards the City Council’s Affordable Housing Fund (index linked) to be agreed dependent upon the total office floorspace in the development payable prior to occupation of in excess of 4180 m2 of the building as offices (Class B1)

 

ii)               A financial contribution towards employment, training and skills amount to be agreed dependent upon the final approved land use mix (index linked) payable on commencement of development.

 

iii)             Undertaking of highways works in the vicinity of the site, including - Highway works to be agreed prior to commencement of development and highway works to be completed prior to occupation of any of the building.

 

iv)       Costs of monitoring the S106 agreement.

 

2)       If the S106 legal agreement has not been completed within eight weeks of the date of this resolution, then:

 

a.        The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether it will be possible or appropriate to issue the permission with additional conditions attached to secure the benefits listed above. If so, the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning is authorised to determine and issue the decision under Delegated Powers; however, if not;

 

b.        The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether the permission should be refused on the grounds that the proposals are unacceptable in the absence of benefits which 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 Committee authorised the making of a draft order pursuant to s247 or s248 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the stopping up of parts of the public highway. That the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning, Executive Director of City Management and Communities, or other such proper officer of the City Council responsible for highway functions, be authorised to take all necessary procedural steps in conjunction with the making of the order and to make the order as proposed if there are no unresolved objections to the draft order. The applicant will be required to cover all costs of the Council in progressing the stopping up order.

2.

1 Chiltern Street London W1U 7PA pdf icon PDF 429 KB

Minutes:

Use of the public highway measuring 14m x 2.5m for the placing of 10 tables and 20 chairs

 

An additional representation was received from Chiltern Firehouse (23.4.2020)

 

A late representation was received from Tom Holberton (28.4.2020)

 

RESOLVED:

 

That conditional permission be granted for a temporary period of 1 year.

3.

58 - 60 Lupus Street London SW1V 3EE pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Minutes:

Application 1: Installation of replacement shopfront in association with the amalgamation of two existing retail units (Class A1).

 

Application 2: Display of 2 externally illuminated fascia signs measuring 4.74m x 0.60m and 4.73m x 0.60m.

 

An additional representation was received from Councillor Wilkinson (20.4.2020)

 

A late representation was received from the Occupier, 55 Lupus Street, SW1

(28.4.2020)

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.              That conditional permission be granted.

 

2.        That conditional advertisement consent be granted with additional            informatives regarding light pollution under the Environmental Protection Act and requesting the applicant to switch off fascia sign at night.

4.

58 - 60 Lupus Street London SW1V 3EE pdf icon PDF 387 KB

Minutes:

Use of an area of the public highway measuring 11.2m X 1.93m for the placing of four tables, eight chairs and associated barriers in connection with ground floor retail unit.

 

A late representation was received from the Occupier, 55 Lupus Street, SW1

(28.4.2020)

 

RESOLVED:

 

That conditional permission be granted for a temporary period of 1 year.

5.

18 Mercer Street, London WC2H 9QE, pdf icon PDF 741 KB

Minutes:

Display of public art on the wall measuring 11.40m x 15.17m

 

Late representations were received from Councillor Tim Mitchell (27.4.2020) and DP9 (4.4.2020)

 

RESOLVED:

 

Refused due to unacceptable harm to local visual amenity.