Use as a single dwelling house( Class C3) , demolition of the east facing external wall to create a lightwell from basement to roof level, excavation of basement below rear of the existing building to be used as part of the single family dwelling and associated alterations, increased height and location of the west facing boundary walls with alterations to the pitch of the roof and the creation of a lightwell to west facing elevation .
The presenting officer tabled the following updated conditions and reasons for refusal and decision notice.
PLANNING APPLICATIONS SUB-COMMITTEE – 27.04.2021
Item 3 - 25 IVOR PLACE, LONDON NW1 6HR
Since the Sub-Committee reports were published, the new City Plan 2019 - 2040 was adopted at Full Council on 21 April 2021. Therefore, in accordance with s.38 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, it comprises the development plan for Westminster in combination with the London Plan adopted in March 2021 and, where relevant, neighbourhood plans covering specific parts of the city. As set out in s.38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and paragraph 49 of the NPPF, the application must be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
The new City Plan 2019-2040 has replaced the Unitary Development Plan 2007 and 2016 City Plan, and as a result the reasons for conditions/reasons for refusal have been updated in the attached draft decision notice to reflect the adoption of the City Plan
Recommended Condition(s) and Reason(s)
The proposed 6 bedroom single dwelling of 404m2, fails to optimise the number of residential units on the site. Consequently, the site is not used efficiently to maximise housing delivery in the borough, contrary to the Policy 8 of our City Plan 2019-2040 Intend to Adopt version (March 2021).
1. In dealing with this application the City Council has implemented the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive way so far as practicable. We have made available detailed advice in the form of our statutory policies in the City Plan 2019 - 2040: Intend to Adopt version (March 2021), neighbourhood plan (where relevant), supplementary planning documents, planning briefs and other informal written Item No. guidance, as well as offering a full pre application advice service. However, we have been unable to seek solutions to problems as the principle of the proposal is clearly contrary to our statutory policies negotiation could not overcome the reasons for refusal. & Policies handbook, copies of which can be found in the Committee Room whilst the meeting is in progress, and on the Council’s website
Graham Robinson-Hodges addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.
Agreed to refuse permission on the amended reasons for refusal as set out above.
Reason: The proposed 6 bedroom single dwelling of 404m2, fails to optimise the number of residential units on the site. Consequently, the site is not used efficiently to maximise housing delivery in the borough, contrary to the Policy 8 of our City Plan 2019-2040 Intend to Adopt version (March 2021).