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To note any changes to the membership.
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.
To sign the minutes of the last meeting as a correct record of proceedings.
Minutes of a meeting of the Planning (Major Applications) Sub-Committee held on Tuesday 16th February, 2021, Please note that this will be a virtual meeting.
1.1 There were no changes to the membership.
That Councillor Jim Glen be elected as the substitute Chairman for the meeting in the event that the Chairman loses connection.
2.1 The Chairmen explained that a week before the meeting, all six Members of the Sub-Committee were provided with a full set of papers including a detailed officer’s report; together with bundles of the letters or e-mails received in respect of this application containing objections or giving support. 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 has been ignored.
2.2 Councillor Robert Rigby declared that in respect of Item 1 he had attended a pre-application meeting several months ago and advised that he came to the meeting with an open mind. He also declared that in respect of Item 3 he had sat on the original planning application committee.
2.3 Councillor Jim Glen declared that in respect of Item 1 he was a Trustee of the Westminster Trees Trust and advised that he had had no correspondence about the Application. He also declared that he had meet Cundy Street residents who have objected to the application, that he had not formed any opinion and came to the meeting with an open mind.
2.4 Councillor David Boothroyd declared that he was Head of Research and Psephology for Thorncliffe, whose clients were companies applying for planning permission from various local authorities. No current schemes were in Westminster; if there were, he would be precluded from working on them under the company’s code of conduct.
Some Thorncliffe clients had also engaged Gerald Eve planning consultants who were separately representing the applicants on Item 1. However, he did not deal directly with clients or other members of project teams, and planning consultants were not themselves clients.
On item 1, he has friends who live in Walden House and Councillors Mann and Talukder are friends. On item 2, Councillor Lewis is a friend. On item 3, he was a member of the planning committee on previous applications for this site. He is friends with Councillor Carman and also several of those who have made representations.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 December 2020 be signed by the Chair as a correct record of proceedings.
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