Agenda and draft minutes

Planning (Major Applications) Sub-Committee - Tuesday 28th January, 2020 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: 07870 548348; Email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note that Councillor Matt Noble had replaced Councillor David Boothroyd

 

To note any further changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1           It was noted that Councillor Guthrie McKie had replaced Councillor Geoff Barraclough and that Councillor Matt Noble had replaced Councillor David Boothroyd.

 

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      The Chairman stated that Councillor Iain Bott had an interest in respect of Item 3 on the agenda.  He advised that in line with guidance agreed by the City Council’s Standards Committee, members of the Majority party sitting on the Committee were no longer required to apply for a dispensation from the Code of Conduct provided they could declare that they only know Councillor Bott through their membership of the Majority party and see him at Council and related events.  He advised that he was able to give that declaration in relation to Councillor Bott.  Other members of the Majority Party on the Committee made the same declaration.

 

2.2      Councillor Jim Glen, declared in respect of Item 1 that he is a Trustee of the Westminster Tree Trust.

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 the 17 December 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record of proceedings subject to the resolution in respect of Item 3 (33 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V) being corrected to show that Councillor Rigby rather than Councillor Glen voted to grant conditional planning permission.

 

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

Minutes:

The Chairman explained that a week before the meeting, all six 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.

 

 

 

1.

Taxi House 11 Woodfield Road London W9 2BA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing buildings and structures and construction of a new mixed-use development comprising hotel and associated facilities (Class C1), flexible workspace (Class B1a / B1c), retail and food and beverage (Class A1 / A3), events space (Sui Generis) and a replacement street cleaning depot (Sui Generis) with associated new public realm and highways improvements. (site includes Taxi House, Waterside House and Westminster Street Sweepers Depot).

 

Additional representations were received from Andrew Garwood-Watkins (20.1.2020); PIP (20.1.2020); Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women Centre (22.1.2010) and The Collective (23.1.2020).

 

Late representations were received from Councillor David Boothroyd (28.1.2019); DP9 (23.1.2020 with Westbourne Forum letters 14.11.2019 & 18.12.19 & DP9 (28.1.2020) and Greater London Authority (28.1.2020) (x3), DP9 (28.1.2020) with Hoare Lee Statement (25.9.2019).

 

The presenting officer tabled a memorandum which set out clarifications to the officer report and recommended amending the wording to Condition 22 on the hours of use as follows:

 

The following uses shall only be operated within the following hours:

 

a)     Office/workshops (Class B1) – 06:00 – 22:30

b)     Retail/Restaurant (Class A1/A3) – 07:00 – 22:30

c)     Performance/event space (Sui Generis) – 09:00 – 22.30

d)     Public Realm – 06:00 – 22:30

e)     Hotel use by visiting members of the public (non-hotel guests) 07:00-  22:30

 

and seeking Committee’s agreement to finalise conditions under delegated powers

 

James Penfold (the Collective), Jade Fayaz (resident of Grand Union Close) spoke in support of the application and Lawrence J Harrault of the Westbourne Neighbourhood Forum spoke in support of the application but with concerns on some aspects of the development.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1.        That conditional permission be granted subject to:

 

(A)           referral to the Mayor of London, and subject to:

 

(B)           the completion of S106 agreement to secure the following obligations:

 

i.            Provision and management of the public realm areas within the application site, which for the avoidance of doubt extends to the canal side and provides public access along the canal side to link up with the public access provided by the adjacent site at Hathaway House to Elmfield Way, including associated street furniture, paving, landscaping, drainage, service diversions.

 

ii.           Allow public access to the public realm areas via a walkways agreement that shall be submitted for approval. iii. Prior to commencement, the developer to enter into a property arrangement/agreement with the City Council as Westminster Property Department, which for the avoidance of doubt, must include, but not limited to the following:

 

a)     Provision of a new Westminster Street Sweepers depot on terms acceptable to the City Council as depot owner and operator.

 

b)     The retention of the existing street cleansing depot and the ability for it to function and operate unabated during the construction of the development, until the new street cleansing depot is built, fully fitted out and ready for use.

 

c)     The provision of a new street cleansing depot on site, fully fitted out and ready for use, and the relocation of operations from the existing depot, all at the developers cost.

 

iv.     Submission of a finalised Community Investment Programme (CIP) for approval.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Fenwick 5 - 17 Brook Street Mayfair London W1S 1RQ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Extension to the existing retail department store and offices to deliver additional (Class B1) office floorspace with access from Brook Street, change of use of part retail Class A1 floorspace to Class B1 floorspace, new plant on the roof, new roof terraces on Brook Street and New Bond Street frontages, and other associated works (development site include 53- 63 New Bond Street).

 

An additional representation was received from:  Crossrail (20.1.2020)

 

Jeremy Collins spoke in support of the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1.        That conditional permission be granted subject to a legal agreement to secure a financial contribution of £ 118,653.01 to support the Westminster Inclusive Local Economy and Employment Service (index linked and payable on commencement of development).

 

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

 

           a)        The Executive Director for Growth Planning and Housing 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 Executive Director for Growth Planning and Housing is authorised to determine and issue such a decision under Delegated Powers; however, if not

 

           b)        The Executive Director for Growth Planning and Housing shall consider whether permission should be refused on the grounds that it has not proved possible to complete an agreement within an appropriate timescale, and that the proposals are unacceptable in the absence of the benefits that would have been secured; if so the Executive Director for Growth Planning and Housing is authorised to determine the application and agree appropriate reasons for refusal under Delegated Powers.

3.

37 Gloucester Mews London W2 3HE pdf icon PDF 949 KB

Minutes:

Extension to rear courtyard at lower ground floor level, replacement of lower ground floor external windows and doors, internal alterations including conversion of vaults in association with lower ground floor flat.

 

Extension to rear courtyard at lower ground floor level, replacement of lower ground floor external windows and doors, internal alterations including conversion of vaults in association with lower ground floor flat.

 

An additional representation was received from South East Bayswater Residents Association (SEBRA) (23.1.2020)

 

Late representations were received from SEBRA (16.1.2020 & 17.1.2020); Resident of 80 Gloucester Terrace (15.1.2020) and Applicant email (28.1.2020).

 

The presenting officer tabled a memorandum which included a clarification to the report regarding which conservation area the site is located in and revised draft decision letters for the planning application and a draft decision letter for the listed building consent application which had been omitted from the committee report in error.

 

John Zamit representing South East Bayswater Residents’ Association spoke against the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1.              That conditional permission and conditional listed building consent be granted subject to the tabled draft decision letters for both the planning permission and listed building consent.

 

2.        That the reasons for granting conditional listed building consent as set out in Informative 1 of the draft decision letter be agreed.