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

Agenda for Planning Applications Sub-Committee (3) on Tuesday 3rd July, 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       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 personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1      Councillor Bott 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       Councillor Harvey declared that in respect of item 1 she was friends with the Chairman of the Kensal Rise Cemetery but had not discussed the application with him. In respect of item 3 her husband, Councillor David Harvey, was a Ward Member for Vincent Square but no representation had been received regarding the application. Finally, in respect of item 4 she was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts which was located in the vicinity of the development site, but this would not preclude her from hearing the application.

 

2.3       Councillor Short declared that item 3 was located in her ward.

 

2.4       In respect of item 5 Councillors Bott, Harvey and Short all declared that they had attended a site visit to the property.

3.

Minutes

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

Minutes:

3.1      RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 June 2018 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Victoria Wharf, St John's Terrace, London, W10 4RB pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing buildings, construction of a part 5 and part 3 storey building containing 9 flats (2 x 1 bed, 4 x 2 bed, 2 x 3 bed, 1 x 4 bed) with private balconies/terraces, bicycle storage, waste storage and grass amenity areas.

 

RESOLVED (For: Councillors Bott, Harvey and Short; Against: Councillor Barraclough:

 

That conditional permission be granted, subject to an additional informative requiring the development to achieve Secured by Design accreditation.

2.

1 Wood's Mews, London, W1K 7DL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The application was withdrawn from the agenda by officers to be rescheduled to a future Planning Sub-Committee meeting.

3.

Vincent Square Playing Fields Leisure Suite, Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PW pdf icon PDF 937 KB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing extension to the cricket pavilion in Vincent Square and formation of two new flanking extensions, including minor external works to pavilion building.

 

A late representation was received from the St James’s Ward Councillors (03/07/18).

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted, subject to an additional condition reserving the design of the weather vane.

4.

2-3 Robert Street, London, WC2N 6BH pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Use of a part of the ground floor, mezzanine, basement and subbasement (vaults) as a spa Facility (Class D2), installation of plant equipment to the Robert Street elevation and adjacent to the garage entrance in York Buildings. Associated works including excavation of 4 treatment pools at sub-basement level and new brickwork to rear. (Site includes 21 York Buildings) (linked with 17/11410/LBC)

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1)        That conditional permission and conditional listed building consent be granted, subject to an additional condition securing odour mitigation measures; and

 

2)        That the reasons for granting consent as set out within Informative 1 of the draft decision letter be agreed.

5.

43 Warwick Way, London, SW1V 1QS pdf icon PDF 942 KB

Minutes:

Erection of a two storey rear extension at lower-ground and ground floor levels and replacement shopfront.

 

An additional representation was received from one interested party (26/06/18).

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted, subject to additional conditions:

 

i)             Requiring the development to have a sedum roof covering in order to mitigate any potential flooding; and

 

Preventing any smoking from taking place in the rear yard area.

6.

23 Meard Street, London, W1F 0EL pdf icon PDF 542 KB

Minutes:

Installation of two air conditioning units at rear first floor flat roof level, installation of acoustic screens around the units.

 

Late representations were received from Councillor Jonathan Glanz (28/06/18) and a Residents Association (28/06/18).

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be refused on the grounds that it would have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the Soho Conservation Area.

7.

Basement, 2 St Stephen's Crescent, London, W2 5QT pdf icon PDF 873 KB

Minutes:

Erection of a single storey extension at rear basement level.

 

The presenting officer tabled the following additional conditions:

 

Condition No.4:- The glass that you put in the roof lights of the extension hereby approved must not be clear glass, and you must fix them permanently shut. You just apply to us for approval of a sample of the glass (at least 300mm square). You must not start work on the relevant part pf the development until we have approved and must not change it without our permission.

 

Condition No.5:- You must apply to us for approval of detailed drawings, sections and manufacturers specification of the following parts of the development – sedum roof. You must not start any work on these parts of the development until we have approved what you have sent us. You must then carry out the work according to these approved details.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted subject to the additional conditions tabled as set out above.