Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (3) - Tuesday 12th May, 2020 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Georgina Wills, Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 07870 548 348; Email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

 

1.1           Membership

 

There were no changes to the membership

 

1.2           Election of Deputy Chairman

 

            The Chairmen proposed that Councillor Elizabeth Hitchcock be appointed as             Deputy Chairman for the duration of the Meeting. There being no other           nominations it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Elizabeth Hitchcock be appointed as Deputy Chairman for the duration of the Meeting.

 

 

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       The Chairman 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 emails 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 Jim Glen declared that in respect of Items 1 and 2 he was the Deputy Cabinet Member for Housing Services and informed that no          discussions had been held on either Applications.

 

2.3       He further declared in respect of Item 2 that he was a Trustee of the   Westminster Tree Trust.

 

2.4       Councillor Elizabeth Hitchcock declared in respect of Item 4 the Application        site was located in her Ward and that she had no prior dealings with the         applicant.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 218 KB

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

Minutes:

3.1       That the minutes of the meeting held on the 10 March 2020 be signed             by the Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.

 

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Torridon House Car Park, Randolph Gardens, London NW6 5HP pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

1                Torridon House Car Park, Randolph Gardens, London NW6 5HP

 

Demolition of existing structures including storage sheds and redevelopment of existing car park to provide two blocks of three and five storeys providing a total of 21 x Use Class C3 (residential) units and other associated works, including the provision of storage units, car and cycle parking, landscaping, access gates and boundary treatment.

 

Additional Representations were received from Stantec (04.05.20) & (06.05.20), Westminster City Council City Management and Communities Services (07.05.20) and Naima JPS (06.05.20) & (07.05.20),

 

Late Representations were received from Councillor Geoff Barraclough (11.05.20), local resident (11.05.20), (07.05.20) & (07.05.20), Gerald Eve LLP (11.05.20) & (12.05.20), local resident (08.05.20), Torridon house Residents, (12.05.20), local resident (11.05.20), local resident (11.05.20), local resident (11.05.20), local resident (12.05.20), local resident (08.05.20), Levy Capital Partners LLP (08.05.20), Naima JPS (11.05.20),

 

Councillor Geoff Barraclough addressed the Sub-Committee in his capacity as Ward Councillor.

 

The presenting officer tabled the following amendment to the Recommendation and Draft Decision Notice.

 

Item 1 – Torridon House Car Park

 

Amendments to Recommendation and Draft Decision Notice.

 

Amendment of recommendation wording (amended or additional working in bold)

 

1.     Grant conditional permission under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 subject to the completion of a unilateral undertaking to secure the following planning obligations:

 

i.                Affordable housing 60% social Rented and 40% intermediate rent

 

ii.               A Carbon offset payment of £1,680 (index linked and payable on commencement of the development)

 

iii.              Lifetime car club membership for all residents

 

iv)       Monitoring costs of the undertaking

 

2.     If the Unilateral Undertaking has not been completed within 3 months from the date of the Committee's resolution then:

 

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

 

b)     If it has not been possible to complete the Unilateral Undertaking within an appropriate timescale, the application shall be reported back to Sub-Committee for a decision.

 

The following conditions and reasons are proposed to be added to the decision notice

 

Condition

You must provide details of bat and bird boxes to be erected at the site prior to occupation of the 21 units.

 

Reason

To improve the appearance of the development and its contribution to biodiversity and the local environment, as set out in S38 of Westminster's City Plan (November 2016) and ENV 16, ENV 17 and DES 1 (A) of our Unitary Development Plan that we adopted in January 2007.  (R30AC)

 

Condition

During construction, delivery vehicles must not arrive at or depart the site between the hours of 08:00 – 09:30 and 15:00 – 16:30 Monday to Friday during school term times.

 

Reason

To protect the safety of children attending the surrounding schools during drop off and pick up times

 

Condition

You must apply to the City  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

300 Harrow Road London W2 5HG pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing community centre (Use Class D1) and nursery (Use Class D1) buildings and associated structures and replacement with three blocks (Blocks A, B and C) to create residential dwellings (Use Class C3), office floorspace (Use Class B1), cafe (Use Class A1 A3), replacement community space (Use Class D1) and replacement nursery (Use Class D1). Landscaping and public realm alterations (including to the base of Wilmcote House); provision of car parking and cycle parking, refuse storage; provision of new boundary treatment; alterations to services; plant and associated works.

 

Late Representations were received from Westminster City Council Affordable Housing and Partnerships (11.05.20) & (24.04.20), Councillor Adam Hug (10.05.20) and a local resident (12.05.20)

 

The presenting officer tabled the following amendment to the Recommendation and Draft Decision Notice.

 

Item 2 – 300 Harrow Road

 

Amendments to Recommendation and Draft Decision Notice.

 

Amend description of development (amendment in bold)

Demolition of existing community centre (Use Class D1) and nursery (Use Class D1) buildings and associated structures and replacement with three blocks (Blocks A, B and C) to create residential dwellings (Use Class C3), office floorspace (Use Class B1), cafe (Use Class A3 A1), replacement community space (Use Class D1) and replacement nursery (Use Class D1). Landscaping and public realm alterations (including to the base of Wilmcote House); provision of car parking and cycle parking, refuse storage; provision of new boundary treatment; alterations to services; plant and associated works.

 

Amendment of recommendation wording (amended or additional working in bold)

xi. Agreement that the nursery will not be demolished prior to a replacement temporary facility being operational available for occupation.

xiii. Removal of the fencing between the canal towpath and the application site, to be removed prior to the occupation of the residential part of the site.

 

Amend condition 17 (additional wording in bold)

There shall be no primary cooking within the non C3 parts of the development, such that you must not cook raw or fresh food on the premises unless detailed drawings of the design, construction and insulation of a suitable ventilation system and any associated equipment have been submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority. You must then carry out the work according to the approved details. You must not change them without our permission.

 

Amend condition 38 from:

Customers shall not be permitted within the community centre or cafe premises before 7am  or after 11pm each day.  (C12AD)

 

To:

Customers shall not be permitted within the community centre before 6am or after 11pm each day or within the cafe premises before 7am or after 10pm each day.

 

Amend condition 40 (additional working in bold):

Prior to the occupation any construction works above ground floor level of Block A, a fire strategy shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority and utilised thereafter, unless otherwise agreed first in writing by the LPA.

 

Additional condition 42:

Prior to the occupation of any of the residential flats, you must submit to the Local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Kings Court 31 Prince Albert Road, London, NW8 7LT pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Demolition and redevelopment of the existing Porters Lodge to provide a replacement single dwelling (Use Class C3); erection of extension to the rear of Kings Court; facade alterations, including provision of balconies at ground and first floor level to the front elevation of Kings Court, restoration of the existing brickwork and addition of limestone cladding, upgrades to the fenestration; landscaping of the site; provision of terraces to the rear and side of Kings Court.

 

An Additional Representation was received from Frogour Limited (Unknown)

 

Late Representations were received from Councilor Robert Rigby (11.05.20), Spparcstudio (11.05.20), local resident (07.05.20), Winckworth Sherwood (10.05.20) and Constantine Architects (12.05.20)

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted subject to an additional condition which require that all the works to the facades of Kings Court are completed prior to the occupation of the new house.

 

4.

43 William Mews, London, SW1X 9HQ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Demolition of the existing building and replacement with a new mews house, comprising basement, ground and first floors.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

 

5.

69C Gloucester Street, London, SW1V 4EA pdf icon PDF 929 KB

Minutes:

Installation of new windows and a replacement door within the lightwell, in connection with the amalgamation of the front vaults into existing lower ground floor flat.

 

Late Representations were received from FND Group (07.05.20), local resident (11.05.20), local resident (11.05.20), local resident (11.05.20), local resident (11.05.20), local resident (12.05.20), local resident (12.05.20),and a local resident (12.05.20),

 

The presenting officer tabled the following amendment to the Draft Decision Notice.

 

Item 5: 69C Gloucester Street

 

Removal of Condition 4 on Draft Decision Notice:

 

Condition 4 states:

 

You must apply to us for approval of detailed of the following parts of the

development –

 

a. High level window (sections and elevations scaled at 1:10)

b. New vent in the lightwell (sections and elevations scaled at 1:10 or 1:20)

 

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 detailed drawings. (C26DB)

 

Condition 4 is removed from the Draft Decision Notice as the applicant provided the

detailed drawings it requests after the committee report was published. We consider

these drawings are acceptable and so the condition is no longer required. The

remaining conditions are renumbered accordingly.

 

The drawings are appended to this memo.

 

Update Drawings Numbers on Draft Decision Notice:

 

To reflect the fact the new drawings are submitted, the drawings numbers are

updated as follows:

 

Site Location Plan; AP100 rev 00; AP110 rev 00; AP111 rev R00; AP121 rev R00;

AP200D rev R01; AP211D rev R03; AP213 rev R1; AP221D rev R0; AT500 rev R00;

AT501 rev 00; AT500 rev R0; Design and Access Statement (dated Dec 2019);

Cover Letter (dated 20 Dec 2019).

 

For Info Only:

Flood Risk Assessment (dated 25 March 2020).

 

RESOLVED: For: Councilors Glen, Hitchcock and Murphy: Against: Councilor McKie

 

That conditional permission be granted subject to the reinstatement of condition 4 to secure that the slot high level window to the gym is hinged to open inwards with a restrictor, the sash window to be fixed shut to the lower panel and for a restrictor to limit opening of top section of sash and for both windows to be obscured glazed