Agenda for Planning Applications Sub-Committee (3) on Tuesday 9th January, 2018, 6.30 pm | Westminster City Council
Agenda and minutes

Agenda for Planning Applications Sub-Committee (3) on Tuesday 9th January, 2018, 6.30 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Room 3.1, 3rd Floor, 5 Strand, London, WC2 5HR. View directions

Contact: Tristan Fieldsend, Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 020 7641 2341; Email:  tfieldsend@westminster.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1      It was noted that Councillor Beddoe had replaced Councillor Hyams.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by members and officers of the existence and nature of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1     Councillor Andrew Smith explained that a week before the meeting, all four Members of the 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 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 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       Councillors Smith and Rigby declared that in respect of Item 4 they had sat on a previous Planning Sub-Committee which had considered an application at the same site.

 

2.3       In respect of Item 7 Councillors Smith, Bush and Rigby declared that they had all previously sat on the Planning Sub-Committee held on 7 November 2017 which had deferred the application.

3.

Minutes

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

Minutes:

3.1      RESOLVED: That the Chairman sign the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2017 as a correct record of proceedings.

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Norman House, 105-109 Strand, London, WC2R 0AA pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Part demolition, alteration and extension of main building and rear wing to provide a building of two basements, ground and part eight, part three upper storeys accommodating retail (Class A1), restaurant (Class A3) and office (Class B1) floorspace; alterations to facades including replacement shopfronts and glazing; provision of roof terraces, plant and associated works.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

2.

Blackstone House, 3 Garden Court, Middle Temple, London, EC4Y 9BW pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Erection of an infill extension between Blackstone House and 1 & 2 Garden Court to create a new atrium connecting the buildings at second, third and fourth floor levels, to provide additional chamber floorspace and to improve the circulation between the buildings, and associated external alterations including installation of rooftop plant to Blackstone House.

 

Late representations were received from Comm Comm UK Ltd (03/01/18) and Indigo Planning (09/01/18).

 

Councillor Tim Mitchell addressed the Sub-Committee in his capacity as a Ward Member.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the application be deferred to allow further discussions to take place between the applicant and officers, regarding the technical aspects of the application, and between the applicant and local residents. Following these discussions, the Planning Sub-Committee would conduct a site visit to the application.

3.

Royal Society Of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Alterations at ground and basement levels including refitting of catering kitchen at Basement Level -3, to establish improved facilities and access for the RSA. Replacement of roof light in front area lightwell and installation of external extract grille.

 

A late representation was received from the Royal Society of Arts (05/01/18).

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.            That conditional permission be granted;

 

2.            That conditional listed building consent be granted; and

 

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

4.

30 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH pdf icon PDF 758 KB

Minutes:

Use of part of the ground floor of 30 Upper Grosvenor Street as a restaurant (Class A3). Installation of full height extract duct within rear lightwell, roof top plant, external alterations.

 

A late representation was received from Bidwells (04/08/17).

 

RESOLVED:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

5.

5 Albion Close, London, W2 2AT pdf icon PDF 743 KB

Minutes:

Use of the garage as habitable accommodation, alterations to front and rear elevation windows and doors, extension of second floor to enclose internal courtyard, installation of a rooflight and installation of an air conditioning unit at roof level.

 

A late representation was received from the applicant’s architect (undated).

 

RESOLVED:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

6.

85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB pdf icon PDF 1000 KB

Minutes:

Variation of Condition 1 of planning permission dated 13 January 2015 (RN 14/09157/FULL) for, 'Installation of ductwork from ground to roof level on south west elevation, installation of plant within first floor car park, and installation of replacement plant and acoustic screens at rear sixth floor level and at roof level'; NAMELY, to amend the approved development to re-position and modify the duct running from first floor to main roof level and associated opening at first floor; alterations to acoustic screens at rear sixth floor level and at roof level and alterations to the rear walkway at first floor level to include steps over rear plant at first floor level.

 

A late representation was received from two local residents (08/01/18).

 

RESOLVED:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

7.

48 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4DH pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Use of part ground floor level and first to second floor levels for either continued office (Class B1) use or retail (Class A1) use or a sui generis use comprising retail, restaurant and bar elements; the installation of a full height extract duct on the rear elevation and installation of plant with associated acoustic screening on the flat roof area at rear first floor.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That conditional planning permission be granted.