Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (1) - Tuesday 20th August, 2019 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Georgina Wills: Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 020 7641 7513; Email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1      It was noted that Councillor McKie had replaced Councillor Roca.

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 Tony Devenish 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      Councillors Devenish and McKie declared that they had sat on the Sub-Committee when it had previously considered the application.

3.

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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 30 July 2019 be signed by the           Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

4 - 5 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6JP pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

Demolition behind the retained front and side facades on Buckingham Gate and redevelopment to provide a hotel (Class C1) comprising of 53 rooms and ancillary facilities. Excavation to provide a single-storey basement. External alterations to the building including raising of the boundary garden wall to the rear, alterations to windows and provision of mechanical plant at roof level and a pavilion at roof level. Provision of a terrace at rear second floor level within recessed part of the building and a terrace at roof level fronting Buckingham Gate. Public realm works to the cul-de-sac on Buckingham Gate and creation of a new on-street loading bay on Buckingham Gate.

 

The presenting officer tabled the following changes to the recommendation and to the draft decision letter:

 

1.     Grant conditional permission subject to completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement to secure the following:

 

i)                Provision of all highway works immediately surrounding the site required for the development to occur, including provision of new on-street loading bay on Buckingham Gate, reconfiguration relocation of two of existing parking bays, public realm improvements to cul-de-sac (including between Buckingham Gate and Stafford Place), on-street restrictions and associated work at the applicant’s expense prior to occupation;

 

ii)               Provision of a financial contribution of £17,469 (index linked) to the Westminster Employment Service payable on commencement and provision of an Employment and Skills Plan; and

 

iii)              Monitoring costs.

 

2.     If the S106 legal agreement has not been completed within six weeks of the date of the Sub-Committee’s resolution then:

 

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

 

b)     The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether the permission should be refused on the grounds that the proposals are unacceptable in the absence of the benefits which would have been secured; if so, the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning is authorised to determine the application and agree appropriate reasons for refusal under Delegated Powers.

 

3.   Grant conditional listed building consent.

 

Agree the reasons for granting listed building consent as set out in Informative 1 of the draft decision letter.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional condition

 

New condition:

You must apply to us for approval of details of a supplementary acoustic report demonstrating that the plant will comply with the Council's noise criteria as set out in Condition(s) ^IN; of this permission. You must not start work on this part of the development until we have approved what you have sent us.

 

Reason:

Because existing external ambient noise levels exceed WHO Guideline Levels, and as set out in ENV 6 (1), (6) and (8) and ENV 7 (A)(1) of our Unitary Development Plan that we adopted in January 2007, so that the noise environment of people in noise sensitive  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

50 Weymouth Street, London W1G 6NT, Blocks A-C ,Ossington Buildings London W1U 4BG, Osbourne House, Moxon Street, London, W1U 4EZ pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Application 1: Erection of a mansard roof extension at rear second floor level on Beaumont Mews building to create a self-contained flat (Class C3).

 

Application 2:  Alterations to existing roof to create 2 x self-contained flats (Class C3) including new dormer windows and conservation rooflights.

 

Application 3: Erection of rear single storey ground floor extension within rear lightwell of Moxon House and use of enlarged ground floor of both Osbourne House and Moxon House as four retail shop units (Class A1), installation of new shop fronts onto Moxon Street and Ossington Buildings and other minor external alterations.

 

Late representations were received from the Marylebone Association (undated), the Highways Planning Officer (8.3.2019), the occupier of Flat 4, 54 Weymouth Street, London (undated) and the occupier of Flat 3, 54 Weymouth Street, London (undated)

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

Application 1:  That conditional permission be granted.

 

Application 2:  That conditional permission be granted.

 

Application 3: That conditional permission be granted, subject to a Grampian condition to secure the replacement residential floorspace and units secured by Applications 1 and 2 prior to the commencement of development.

3.

83A Piccadilly London W1J 8JA pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Use of the ground floor and basement level for a car showroom use (sui generis) and alterations to shopfront to Clarges Street elevation to form vehicular entrance.

 

Late representations were received from British Land (14.8.2019), DP9 (15.8.2019), Waterman Infrastructure and Environment Ltd (12.7.2019) and the Occupier of 4 Connaught House, London (19.8.2019).

 

Michael Meadows addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1.        That conditional planning permission be granted contrary to officer recommendation. 

 

2.        The Sub-Committee was satisfied that the undertakings put forward by the applicant in the operational management plan would mitigate any impact on pedestrian safety. 

 

3.        That the draft decision letter including conditions to be determined by officers under delegated powers.  This to include a condition to ensure compliance with the submitted operational management plan and a further condition to prevent vehicular access to or egress from the unit outside the hours of 10.00 and 16.00 daily.