Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (2) - Tuesday 18th August, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Please note that this will be a virtual meeting.

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           Membership

 

There were no changes to the membership

 

1.2           Election of Deputy Chairman

 

            The Chairmen proposed that Councillor Louise Hyams be appointed as          Deputy Chairman for the duration of the Meeting. There being no other             nominations it was

 

RESOLVED

 

That Councillor Louise Hyams be appointed as Deputy Chairman for the duration of the Meeting.

 

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 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 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.

 

2.2       Councillor Louise Hyams declared in respect of Item 8 the Application site             was located in her Ward and advised that no discussions had been held with         the Applicant and Objectors about the Application.

 

2.3       Officers informed the Sub-Committee that Councillor Gotz Mohindra

            had declared an indirect interest on Item 6. Councillor James Spencer declared that   he had not held any discussions with Councillor Mohindra         about the Application. The other Majority Members and Minority Member also             made the same declarations

 

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 23 July 2020 be signed by the     Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.

 

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Application 1: 2 Providence Court, London, W1K 6PR Application 2: 8 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TF pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Application 1: Redevelopment behind retained facade with three additional floors and mechanical plant within enclosure at roof level, excavation of new basement, to provide hotel use (Class C1) as an extension to the adjacent Beaumont Hotel.

 

Application 2: Creation of internal openings on all levels to link building to 2 Providence Court and associated works.

 

Additional Representations were received from Cllr Jonathan Glanz (07.08.20), Place Shaping and Town Planning WCC (06.08.20) and Richard Maung (14.08.20).

 

The presenting officer tabled the following amended Condition.

 

Item 1: Application 1: 2 Providence Court, London, W1K 6PR Application 2: 8 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TF

 

Amended Condition

 

Condition 14, You must apply to us for approval of a high-resolution photo sample and manufacturers specification of the translucent glazing for the west elevation windows. You must not start any work on these parts of the development until we have approved what you have sent us and must then carry out the work according to these details. You must then maintain it in the form shown for the life of the development and keep these windows fixed shut.

 

Richard Maung addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the Application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

Application 1:

 

1.     That conditional permission be granted subject to the amendment of Condition 14 as set out above and the completion of a S106 legal agreement to secure the following planning obligations:

 

a)     Payment to economy Team of £42,846.02 ( index linked and payable on commencement of development ,

b)     Payment to fund works to the highway at Providence Court to raise the redundant dropped kerb and reinstate pavement (prior to occupation), and

c)     The cost of monitoring the S106 legal agreement .

 

2       If the S106 legal agreement has not been completed within six weeks of the date of this resolution then:

 

a)     The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether it would be possible and appropriate to issue the permission and 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 such a decision under Delegated Powers, however, if not

 

3.     The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether permission should be refused on the grounds that the proposal 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.

 

Application 2

 

1.     That conditional listed building consent be granted.

 

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

 

 

2.

Avery House, 1-3 Avery Row London W1K 4AJ pdf icon PDF 776 KB

Minutes:

Alterations at roof level to create a roof terrace for use in association with existing restaurant (Class A3). Removal of existing plant and installation of plant within three louvred enclosures and erection of a screen around the roof.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted subject to Condition 4 being amended to stipulate that no live or recorded music to be played on the roof terrace.

 

3.

10 Soho Street London W1D 3DL pdf icon PDF 487 KB

Minutes:

Erection of an extension at the rear of the property at third, fourth and fifth floor levels and the erection of a new single storey extension at roof level with the installation of new plant; all to alter and enlarge the Hare Krishna Centre (sui generis).

 

The presenting officer tabled the following additional Conditions

 

Item 3: 10 Soho Street London W1D 3DL

 

Conditions

 

Condition 6

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 5 of this permission. You must not start work on this part of the development (apart from running the plant for testing purposes) until we have approved what you have sent us and the acoustic louvres/screening have been installed.

 

Condition 14

You must install the high level extract ducts serving the kitchen areas as shown on the approved drawings within six months of the date of this decision and maintain them in this form in perpetuity.

 

Zhuobin He addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the Application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted subject to the additional Condition as tabled and set out above and Condition 10 being amended to require blinds to be fitted also to the side elevation of the roof top conservatory adjacent to No 10 Soho Square to protect the amenities of these residents. 

 

4.

12 Abbey Gardens London NW8 9AT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The applications were withdrawn by officers prior to the meeting on the grounds that there was no Flood Risk Report with proposed basement. The basement is within a Surface Water Hotspot

 

5.

78 - 84 Sussex Gardens London W2 1UH pdf icon PDF 883 KB

Minutes:

Installation of one air handling unit, support structure and acoustic screen within lightwell at rear of hotel. Site includes 25 and 27 Southwick Street.

 

An Additional Representation was received from a local resident (Unknown).

 

Jon Dingle addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the Application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1.     That conditional permission be granted.

 

2.     That conditional listed building consent be granted.

 

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

 

4.     That a strongly worded informative regarding the removal of the unauthorised plant to be undertaken speedily be included. 

 

6.

2 Park West Place London W2 2QZ pdf icon PDF 685 KB

Minutes:

Use of basement car park as storage and distribution (Use Class B8) (self-storage facility)

 

Additional Representations were received from a local resident (09.08.20), local resident (09.08.20), local resident (10.08.20) and Councillor Gotz Mohindra (13.07.20)

 

The presenting officer tabled the following amendment to the officer’s Report and amendments to Condition 5 and Condition 6,

 

Item 6 – 2 PARK WEST PLACE, LONDON, W2 2QZ

 

The description of development includes the hours that the storage facility would

operate which would prejudice the applicant’s ability to apply to amend them at a

later date following Finney v Welsh Ministers [2019] EWCA Civ 186. The hours

stated in that description (i.e. 0700-1900 Monday to Friday, 0700-1600 Saturdays

and Sundays 1000-1600) are also longer than those consulted on and any approval

given may be prejudicial to residents if permission is granted on this basis.

Accordingly, the following amendments to the officer’s report have been made:

 

1 The description of development throughout the report has been amended to

the following:

 

“Use of basement car park as storage and distribution (Class B8)(self-storage

facility)”.

 

2 The first paragraph of section 7 of the officer’s report (page 171) has been

amended as follows:

 

“Permission is sought for change of a car park to a self-storage facility (Class

B8). The proposed opening hours are 07:00-19:00 Monday to Friday and

07:00-16:00 Saturdays” and 10:00-16:00 Sundays (and Bank Holidays).

 

3 The second paragraph of section 8.3 of the officer’s report (page 173) has

been amended as follows:

 

The opening hours of the car park when in operation by NCP are not known.

However, it is thought likely to have been 24 hours a day, like their other car

parks that are still in operation in this part of the city. It is proposed that the

self-storage facility will be also be open each day of the week but from 07:00-

19:00 Monday to Friday and 07:00-16:00 Saturdays and 10:00-16:00

Sundays (and Bank Holidays). The hours proposed are well aligned within

those of many local businesses and as such are regarded as being

acceptable through not allowing for activity late at night which would be more

likely to cause disturbance to residents. The applicant agreed in their revised

Operation and Management Plan to state that customers will not be permitted

to enter the storage facility outside of these hours. If permission is to be

granted, a condition is to be included requiring that this, and the proposed

hours are adhered to by the operator.”

 

4 Amend condition 5 on page 182 of the officer’s report to the following:

 

Customers shall not be permitted within the self-storage facility premises

before 07:00 or after 19:00 on Monday to Friday, before

 

07:00 or after 16:00 on Saturdays and not at all on Sundays, bank holidays

and public holidays. (C12BD)

 

Reason:

 

To protect the environment of people in neighbouring properties, as set out in

S32 of Westminster's City Plan (November 2016) and ENV 6 and ENV 7 of our Unitary Development Plan  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

11 Grosvenor Crescent Mews London SW1X 7EU pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Excavation of single storey basement under footprint of the existing building, creation of two rooflights within rear courtyard, amendments to front and rear fenestration, replacement of part of roof to match neighbouring roofline along with three new skylights, and insertion of lightwell and green wall within the existing building.

 

Additional Representations were received from Leconfield (unknown), Charles Russell Speechlys LLP (14.08.20), (26.06.20) and (23.06.20).

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

 

8.

14 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0QP pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Use part ground floor as restaurant (class A3) and installation of four air condenser units at rear second floor level.

 

Additional Representations were received from a local resident (15.08.20) and local resident (15.08.20).

 

Charlotte McManus addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the Application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1.     That conditional permission be granted subject to an additional Condition (18) which restrict the hours of use of 3 air conditioning units between 07:00hrs to 23:00hrs and 1 refrigeration unit 24.00 hours and that Officers draft the wording of the Condition

 

2.     That conditional listed building consent be granted.

 

3.     That reasons for granting Conditional Listed Building Consent as set out in Informative 1 of the draft Decision Letter be agreed.