Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (3) - Tuesday 25th May, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Rooms 18.01, 18.02 & 18.03, 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Contact: Matt Gaskin, Committee and Councillor Coordinator  Tel: 07966 164556; Email:


No. Item



To note that Councillor Richard Elcho will be substituting for Councillor Eoghain Murphy and any further changes to the membership.


1.1       It was noted that Councillor Richard Elcho substituted for Councillor Eoghain Murphy for this meeting.


1.2       There were no other changes to the membership.


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.


2.1       Councillor Jim Glen 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 e-mails containing objections or giving support. Members of the Sub-Committee considered 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 officer’s presentation or by Members of the Sub-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 Glen declared that, in relation to items 4 and 5.3, he was a member of the Westminster Tree Trust, but would approach the issues with an open mind.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 595 KB

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


To Follow.


3.1       That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2021 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.


Tree Preservation Order No. 673 - Frances Court, 64 Maida Vale, London, W9 1PN pdf icon PDF 389 KB




That Tree Preservation Order No. 673 (2020) was granted without modification with permanent effect.



Planning Applications

Applications for decision


Cavendish Square, London pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Erection of a Spiegeltent touring structure (with an internal capacity of approximately 500), a box office, a bar area, nine catering units, toilets, storage, outdoor seating areas and fencing in conjunction with use of Cavendish Square for the Underbelly Summer Event 2021 (Sui Generis), with a maximum of 2,000 visitors at any one time, for a temporary period from 14 June 2021 to 8 October 2021.


Additional representations had been received from the council’s Waste team (17.05.21), a resident on behalf of a local resident association (18.05.21), The Gardens Trust (18.05.21) and Environmental Health (20.05.21).


Late representations had been received from Councillor Timothy Barnes (24.05.21), WCC Head of City Promotions, Events and Filming (24.05.21), WCC Arboricultural Officer (24.05.21), and The Howard de Walden Estate (21.05.21).


The presenting officer tabled an additional condition and informative to this application:


Condition 8


You must apply to us for approval of the ways in which you will protect the trees which you are keeping, as shown on drawing UB-CSS-21-003. You must not start any site clearance or building work, and you must not take any equipment, machinery or materials for the development onto the site, until we have approved in writing what you have sent us. The tree protection must follow the recommendations in section 7 of British Standard BS5837: 2012. You must then carry out the work according to the approved details. (C31AC)


Informative 4


Details to be approved under Condition 8 should also include a schedule for a tree related pre-start meeting (Westminster City Council Tree Officer to be invited), and when monitoring and supervision visits by the arboricultural consultant shall be undertaken; including a final check for soil compaction and possible soil remediation, (e.g. monthly monitoring visits and the key stages for supervision visits) and a provision that site notes shall be sent to the Westminster City Council Tree Section within 5 days of any such visits; the specification of ground protection that will be used (i.e. which one of the options shall be used), and any changes to or extra tree protection measures that will come from updating the latest site plan into the Tree Protection Plan.


The method statement must also have a provision that any pruning will be undertaken by Westminster City Council's Arboricultural Contractor.


Rebecca Sanders addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.


Ed Bartlam addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.




That conditional permission, as amended, be granted.


That conditional advertisement consent be granted.



42 Winterton House, 4 Maida Vale, London, W9 1SP pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Extension of existing roof terraces to top floor flat and associated balustrade and privacy screens.


A late representation was received from the agent from the agent, The Homeowner’s Architect, (25.05.21).


The Sub-Committee noted that as the structural stability and ownership of the roof were not material planning considerations, permission could not be refused based on these issues. 




That conditional permission be granted.


Frances Court, 64 Maida Vale, London, W9 1PN pdf icon PDF 2 MB


1 x London Plane (T1): Fell




That conditional permission be refused.