Agenda item

65 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2ED


Erection of side extension comprising of basement, ground, and double height first floor level to provide additional accommodation for Westminster Coroner's Court. Internal alterations to main building at ground and first floor levels and landscaping.


Professor Patrick Lynch spoke in support of the application.


Councillor Selina Short spoke in objection to the application in her capacity as the ward councillor for Vincent Square and on behalf of her two fellow ward councillors.

Late representations were received from Councillors David Harvey, Selina Short and Danny Chalkley, Vincent Square Ward Members (5.7.2020); a local resident ( no address given) (5.7.2020); Architecture Today (6.7.2020); the Occupier of 95 Wymering Mansions, Wymering Road London W9 2NE (undated); The Architecture Editor, The Financial Times (6 July 2020); Director, Architecture Foundation (6.7.2020); Dr Patrick Lynch (6.7.2020); Lynch Architects Ltd (6.7.2020); Authentic Futures (7.7.2020) past architecture critic of The Independent, critic and Best Building adjudicator for Architects Journal, and critic for Architectural Review’ (6.7.2020) and Rowan Moore (6.7.2020).




1.        That conditional permission be granted under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 subject to:


           a)       a S106 legal agreement to secure the following:


i)                all highway works immediately surrounding the site required for the development to occur including any necessary changes to footway levels, on-street restrictions and associated work (legal, administrative and physical).


ii)               monitoring costs.


b)       amending the wording of condition 6 requiring the applicant to provide samples of the red brick to be used on the new boundary wall.


c)        amending condition 12 regarding the requirement to provide detailed         drawings of the hard and soft landscaping scheme to ensure that if any      replacement trees became diseased or dying they are replaced within        5 years of planting and not one planting season.


d)       subject to an additional condition to ensure that no ducts or structures      are erected on the barrel vaulted roof in order to preserve its            appearance.


e)        remove draft Condition 8 on the draft planning decision regarding no                works top the principal staircase as this is covered under the listed building consent.


2.        If the legal agreement has not been signed within 6 weeks of the date of the Committee resolution, then:


a)              The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning 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 Director is authorised to determine and issue such a decision under Delegated Powers;


b)              If it has not been possible to complete the legal agreement, this application shall be reported back to the Sub-committee for a decision.


3.       That Committee authorises the making of a draft order pursuant to s247 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the stopping up of parts of the public highway and creation of new public highway to enable this development to take place.


4.       That listed building consent be granted subject to referral to the Secretary of State.


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

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