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To note any changes to the 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
That Councillor Louise Hyams be appointed as Deputy Chairman for the duration of the Meeting.
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.
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
To sign the minutes of the last meeting as a correct record of proceedings.
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.
Applications for decision
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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  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
“Use of basement car park as storage and distribution (Class B8)(self-storage
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)
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.
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).
That conditional permission be granted.
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.
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.