Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (2) - Tuesday 11th June, 2024 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Katherine Stagg, Committee and Councillor Coordinator  Email:  kstagg@westminster.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

It was noted that Councillor Nafsika Butler-Thalassis was substituting for Cllr Patrick Lilley.

 

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:

Councillor Paul Fisher explained that a week before the meeting, all 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 email 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.

 

Councillor Paul Fisher declared an interest in Item 2 that it was in his ward, but he had held no discussions with any parties regarding the application.

 

Councillor Barbara Arzymanow declared an interest in Item 4 that it was in her ward, but she had held no discussions with any parties regarding the application.

 

Councillor Nafsika Butler-Thalassis declared an interest in Item 5 that it was in her ward, but she had held no discussions with any parties regarding the application.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 16th April 2024 be signed by the Chair as a correct record of proceedings.

 

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Beachcroft School, 35 Finchley Road, London, NW8 0NW pdf icon PDF 628 KB

Minutes:

Variation of condition 6 of planning permission dated 30 October 2015 (RN: 15/07257/FULL) for the: External alterations including creation of a new double door entrance within the existing eastern facade and formation of a new pedestrian only double gate entrance within the existing site boundary railings. Alterations to the existing external garden area; installation of a new steel framed canopy structure along the building line facing into the existing garden area to create an area of covered play and external teaching area. Re-landscaping of an area of land to the south of the current Beachcroft AP curtilage currently part of George Eliot School) to create additional play space for the AP school. NAMELY, to allow an increased capacity of pupils from 50 to 73.

 

Wasim Butt, representing Ormiston Academies Trust, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Councillor Caroline Sargent, in her capacity as Ward Councillor, addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

 

2.

4-5 Cavendish Mews North, London, W1W 6LA pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Erection of a roof extension and alterations to the front elevation to enlarge and alter residential dwelling (Class C3) and the installation of air source heat pump at roof level with an acoustic enclosure.

Additional representations were received from Daylight Sunlight Consulting Ltd (23.04.24) and a resident (06.06.24).

Late representations were made by the presenting officer with amendments to the Draft Decision Letter removal of conditions (4,6,7,8 and 10 + informatives 2 and 3) and changing the description of development to remove reference to the ASHP and enclosure.  

 

Christopher Shaw, representing Shaw Corporation, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Paul Bamborough addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional planning permission be granted with an informative to remind the applicant of their responsibilities under the Party Wall Act.

 

3.

22 Chapter Street, London, SW1P 4NP pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Replacement roof plant, windows and doors, installation of new rooflights and safety barrier, relocation of existing cycle hoop, and drainage works.

Late representations were received from residents (01.06.24, 01.06.24,03.06.24, 04.06.24)

 

Elene Quecke addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Benedict Dunhill, representing Westminster Under School, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Ruth Hodkinson addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted, subject to a Grampian Condition to secure the relocation of one cycle stand on Chapter Street.

 

4.

36 Devonshire Place Mews, London, W1G 6DD pdf icon PDF 757 KB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing building and erection of replacement dwellinghouse (Class C3) over ground, first and second floor levels with rear balcony at first floor level.

 

Oliver Barsoum, representing Syte Architects, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Carl Wormald addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

The Committee Officer read out a representation from Deep Dhir, in objection to the application.

 

Jeremy Walden, addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

Julie Redmond, representing Marylebone Association and occupant of neighbouring property, addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

RESOLVED THAT THE APPLICATION BE REFUSED: (Refuse: Councillors Fisher, Arzymanow and Chowdhury, Approve: Councillor Butler-Thalassis)

 

Reason: Unacceptable design and loss of existing building fabric.

 

5.

Flat A, 150 Elgin Avenue, London, W9 2NT pdf icon PDF 927 KB

Minutes:

Construction of a single storey outbuilding and air source heat pump enclosure within rear garden.

 

Duncan Woodburn, representing the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Sacha Hellwege addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.