Agenda and minutes

Planning (Major Applications) Sub-Committee - Tuesday 28th March, 2023 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Georgina Wills: Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 07870 548348; Email:


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To note the following substitutions: -


Councillor Ed Pitt-Ford is substituting for Councillor Robert Rigby


To note any further changes to the membership.


That Councillor Ed Pitt Ford was substituting for Councillor Robert Rigby.


There were no other changes to the membership.



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       Councillor Ruth Bush 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 emails 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 would have read about the issue and comments made by

           correspondents in the papers read prior to the meeting. The Sub-Committee

           would be adjourned to allow Members to read late representations that had     been submitted prior to the meeting.


2.2       Councillor Bush declared an interest in Item 1 and advised that she had                    attended a site visit and informed that she had not expressed any views about   the Application. She also advised that she was a Trustee for the Westminster   Tree Trust.


2.3       Councillor Nafsika Butler-Thalassis declared an interest in Item 1 and advised    that she had attended a site visit and had no declarations of interests.        Councillor Mark Shearer and Councillor Ed Pitt Ford made the same   declaration.


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


That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2022 be signed by the

Chair as a correct record of proceedings subject to the Committee membership attendance list be amended to include Councillor Jim Glen and for Councillor Mark Shearer’s name to be deleted.



Planning Applications

Applications for decision


Land bound by Edgware Road, Boscobel Street, Penfold Street, Church Street, Salisbury Street and Broadley Street (including Venables Street and part of Penfold Street) (Sites A, B and C) and Public Highway on Church Street, London pdf icon PDF 5 MB


Hybrid planning application consisting of: An application for full planning permission for Site A, for the demolition of all buildings on Site A and erection of mixed-use buildings providing ground floor flexible commercial use floorspace (use class E), a library (use class F1), market storage (use class B8), residential units (Use Class C3), landscaped amenity space, car parking, motorcycle parking, cycle parking, market infrastructure and associated works; and An application for outline permission for Sites B, C and Church Street Market (all matters reserved) for: 1. The demolition of buildings and structures; 2. The erection of buildings and works of alteration to existing buildings for the following uses a) Flexible Commercial Floorspace (Use Class E); b) Community Floorspace (Use Class F1 and F2); c) Public houses, wine bars, or drinking establishments Floorspace (Use Class Sui Generis); d) Market Storage (Use Class B8), and e) Residential Floorspace (Use Class C3) and ancillary residential facilities. 3.Associated infrastructure; 4.Streets, open spaces, landscaping and public realm; 5.Car, motorcycle and bicycle parking spaces and delivery/servicing spaces; 6.New pedestrian and vehicular access; 7.Market infrastructure and ancillary facilities; 8.Utilities including electricity substations; and 9.Other works incidental to the proposed development. Application accompanied with an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)


An additional representation was received from the Place Shaping and Town Planning Service (24.03.23)


A late representation was received from the Health And Safety Executive (28.03.23)


The Clerk read out a statement by Mohammed Nisar who wrote in support of the Application.


Setareh Neshati addressed the Sub[1]Committee in support of the application.


Alan Stirling in his capacity as Chair of the Church Street Ward Neighbourhood Forum addressed the Sub Committee in support of the application.




1. Subject to the views of the Mayor of London, that conditional permission be granted under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 subject to an unilateral undertaking to secure the following:

a)     Provision of affordable units on-site (Site A comprising of 171 social rented units and 42 intermediate units at London Living Rent) prior to the occupation of the market units;

b)     Right to return for leasehold and social housing tenants in line with Westminster Housing Renewal Policy;

c)     Provision of early, mid and late-stage viability review mechanisms for Sites B&C and early and late-stage reviews for Site A, in accordance with policies H5 and H8 of the London Plan and the Mayor’s Affordable Housing and Viability SPG;

d)     Provision of minimum of 50% affordable housing when measured in habitable rooms across the three sites Of those affordable habitable rooms across Sites A, B and C that are an uplift against the existing provision, 60-70% should be provided as social and 30-40% should be provided as intermediate rent. The market units within each subsequent phase not to be occupied until all affordable housing units are ready for occupation.

e)     Provision of a carbon offset payment of £374,184 (index linked) on commencement of Site A. Provision of carbon offset payment (index linked) as calculated and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.