Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (2) - Tuesday 31st May, 2022 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Georgina Wills, Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 07870 548348; email:


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To note any changes to the membership.


1.1           It was noted that Councillor Jason Williams was substituting for Councillor Paul Fisher.


1.2           A Councillor was required to Chair the evening’s meeting and therefore the Sub-Committee




That Councillor Jason Williams be elected Chair of Planning Applications Sub-Committee (2) for that evening’s meeting.



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.


2.1      Councillor Jason Williams 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 emails 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 would have read about the issue and comments made by correspondents in the papers read prior to the meeting.


2.2      Councillor Williams declared that for Item 1 Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg was his friend and he knew former Councillor Heather Acton, who were both objecting to the application, but he had held no discussions with them regarding the application.


2.3      Councillors Chowdhury and Jude declared that in respect of Item 1 Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, who was objecting to the application, was their friend, however they had held no discussions with him regarding the application.




Minutes pdf icon PDF 242 KB

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 5 April 2022 be signed by the Chair as a correct record of proceedings.



Planning Applications

Applications for decision


25-27 Southwick Street, London, W2 1JQ pdf icon PDF 3 MB


Installation of air handling unit with acoustic enclosure and installation of boiler flue within rear lightwell (78 - 84 Sussex Gardens and 25-27 Southwick Street) (Retrospective).


Additional representations were received from a member of the public (24.05.22) and Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg (24.05.22).


Late representations were received from Jon Dingle (30.05.22) and the former Hyde Park Ward Councillors (31.01.22).


Jon Dingle addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.


George Presslauer addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the application.


Sergio Chiquetto, representing Southwick Mews Residents Association and Hyde Park Residents Association, addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the application.


Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg addressed the Sub-Committee in his capacity as Ward Councillor in objection to the application.


RESOLVED (Councillors Arzymanow, Chowdhury and Jude – Refuse, Councillor Williams – Grant):


1)             That conditional permission be refused on the grounds that the noise, disturbance and vibration created by the plant was having a harmful impact on the amenity of nearby residents in Southwick Mews. The reasons for refusal to be agreed under delegated powers in agreement with the Chair.




2)             That conditional listed building consent be granted.


3)             That the reasons for granting conditional listed building consent as set out in Informative 1 of the draft decision letter be agreed.



35-35A Chester Row, London, SW1W 9JE pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Amalgamation of 35 & 35A to form a single dwellinghouse, erection of infill extensions at lower ground floor and ground floor level with associated terrace to rear; demolition and rebuild of extended main closet wing at ground, first and second floor levels; demolition and rebuild of long closet wing extension with additional storey; erection of plant enclosure and shed to rear garden; excavation to create basement; alterations to fenestration and doors; and associated external alterations. </AI6>


The presenting officer tabled the following additional condition and informative:


Addition of Condition


Add condition 17 to page 77 to read:


All new paving in the rear garden shall be permeable paving.



To improve drainage and the local environment, as set out in Policies 35 and 45 of the City Plan 2019 - 2040 (April 2021). (R30DB)


This SuDS measure is proposed by the applicant and this condition will ensure it is implemented. Permeable paving will help drain surface water and attenuate surface water run off.


Addition of Informative


Add informative 7 on page 79:


You are advised to contact Jamie Newman (Arboricultural Officer) regarding the details you must provide pursuant to condition 8.


This will help the applicant successfully discharge the requirements of condition 8 which requires details of soil for the garden.


Joe Haines addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.




That conditional permission, as amended, be granted subject to an additional condition requiring the new dwelling to have at least two cycle parking spaces.