Agenda and draft minutes

Planning (Major Applications) Sub-Committee - Wednesday 20th October, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Contact: Georgina Wills: Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 07870 548348; Email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

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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 pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1       Councillor Robert Rigby 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 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 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 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 David Boothroyd declared that he was Head of Research and           Psephology for Thorncliffe, whose clients are companies applying for     planning permission from various local authorities. He was precluded from             working on any scheme in Westminster under the company’s code of             conduct.

 

            Councillor Boothroyd declared an interest in respect of Item 1 and advised        that Councillor Pancho Lewis had made representation and was a friend. He further declared that Planning consultants JLL also acted for some Thorncliffe    clients.

 

            Councillor Boothroyd declared an interest in respect of Item 2 and advised        that Thorncliffe were to provide CPD training to the Planning Consultants HGH.

 

2.3       Councillor Geoff Barraclough declared an interest in respect of Item 1, he sat    on the planning committee which heard the original application.

 

3.

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

 

To Follow.

Minutes:

3.1       That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2021 be signed by the       Chair as a correct record of proceedings.

 

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

West End House 91-92 Dean Street London W1D 3SY pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Demolition and redevelopment of 91-92 Dean Street, Diadem Court and 10-13 Great Chapel Street, behind retained façade at 91-92 Dean Street and behind retained façade of ground and lower ground floors of Diadem Court and erection of a building of basement, ground and part three and four upper storeys with rooftop plant and roof terrace, for use as hostel visitor accommodation (sui generis) of between 725 and 775 bedspaces, and use of part of the ground basement of 14-15 Carlisle Street for healthcare clinic use with ancillary café at 92 Dean Street.

 

Late Representations were received from a resident (17.10.21), Councillor Lewis Pancho (20.10.21), Jones Lang LaSalle Limited (15.10.21), Metropolitan Police (Unknown) and The Soho Society (18.10.21).

 

The Planning officer tabled the following additional Conditions and amendments as well as an Informative.

 

PLANNING (MAJOR APPLICATIONS) SUB-COMMITTEE  -   20.10.21

 

Item 1

 

In the verbal presentation tonight, officers will refer to the requirement for amendments to condition 27 and additional conditions (32 - 34) to this case:

 

Amended Condition 27:

You must provide the accessible guest accommodation as set out on page 56 of the Design and Access Statement dated 18.06.21

 

Condition 32

You must apply to us for approval of details of a post construction stage report which demonstrates that your development meets an "Excellent" rating under BREEAM UK New Construction 2018. This report shall be submitted to us within 6 months of the occupation of the building. If you use another method, you must achieve an equally high standard.

 

Reason: To make sure that the development provides the environmental sustainability features included in your application as set out in Policies 36 and 38 of the City Plan 2019 - 2040 (April 2021).  (R44AD)

 

Condition 33

You must apply to us for approval of details of the window display at ground floor level on the Diadem Court/Great Chapel Street corner street building.  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.

 

Reason: To make sure that the appearance of the building is suitable and that it contributes to the character and appearance of this part of the Soho Conservation Area.  This is as set out in Policies 38, 39 and 40 of the City Plan 2019 - 2040 (April 2021).  (R26BF)

 

Condition 34

You must apply to us for approval of detailed drawings and a bio-diversity management plan in relation to the roof level planting/landscaping including, layout, species and maintenance regime.

 

You must not commence works on the relevant part of the development until we have approved what you have sent us. You must carry out this work according to the approved details and thereafter retain and maintain in accordance with the approved management plan.  (C43GA)

 

Reason: To reduce the effect the development has on the biodiversity of the environment, as set out in Policy 34 of the City Plan 2019 - 2040 (April 2021).  (R43AC)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

37 Conduit Street London W1S 2YF pdf icon PDF 897 KB

Minutes:

Excavation of extension to provide a second basement level, demolition and re-build of the 6th and 7th floors and extension to form new 8th and 9th floors, erection of rear extension from ground to new 9th floor level, all to enlarge existing hotel (Class C1). External alterations including alterations to the appearance of the existing facades. Westbury Hotel Ltd Page.

 

An Additional Representation was received from The New West End Company (14.10.21).

 

Late Representations were received from Councillor Jonathan Glanz (19.10.21) and HGH Consulting (Unknown).

 

Steve Norris addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

RESOLVED UNAMIOUSLY

 

That Conditional Permission be refused

 

Reasons for Refusal

 

Adverse impact on the appearance of the building, the character and appearance of the Mayfair conservation area and the setting of neighbouring listed buildings