Redevelopment of site to provide ‘Extra Care’ residential facility (Use Class C3) ranging between 3-6 storeys with terraces and courtyard and a building ranging between 2-6 storeys to provide residential dwellings (Use Class C3); together with the provision of associated communal facilities including café and hairdressers, podium level car parking and landscaping.
An additional representation was received from RPS (30.06.21) and a fact sheet (undated).
Late representations were received from Councillor Geoff Barraclough (03.07.21), a local resident (04.07.21), Westminster City Council’s Highway Planning Officer (02.07.21) and Westminster City Council’s Head of Arboricultural Services (02.07.21).
The Planning Officer tabled the following amendments to the draft decision notice:
Amend condition 20 (new wording in bold):
first occupation of the development,
a minimum of 50% active
Electric Vehicle Charging Points shall be provided for all car
parking spaces within the development and thereafter retained
in working order.
Additional Condition 37:
Prior to the occupation of the extra care facility (Block A), an Operation Management Plan (OMP) shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The facility will then operate in accordance with the plan, or any revised/updated OMP, which has been agreed in writing.
To ensure that the development provides suitable facilities and management for the extra care facility in accordance with Policies 10, 12, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 and 38 C of Westminster’s City Plan 2019-2040 (April 2021).
Additional Condition 38:
Prior to the occupation of the development, you must implement the crime prevention measures outlined within the Design and Access Statement, email dated 10 June from RPS and as shown on the drawings hereby approved. You must retain these measures thereafter.
To ensure that the development is suitably secure, as set out in Policies 12 and 38 C of Westminster's City Plan 2019-2040 (April 2021).
Additional condition 39:
Prior to the occupation of the development, a suitably qualified independent review of the energy efficiency measures to be provided within the development shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority. This shall confirm that the extra care block (Block A) will meet PHI Low Energy Building Standard and the general needs building (Block B) has been designed to Passivhaus Standards. If this target is no longer achievable or another method is used, this must be agreed first in writing following the submission of suitable justification.
To make sure that the development affects the environment as little as possible, as set out in S28 or S40, or both, of Westminster's City Plan (November 2016). (R44BC)
Additional Informative 13:
In relation to condition 37, the OMP shall include (not exclusively) details of Housing Management, Staffing, details of the on-site care facilities and how they will be provided and managed for residents, servicing.
Christopher Hicks addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.
Father Amos addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the application.
1. That conditional permission, as amended, under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 be granted, subject to:
a) the completion of a Unilateral Undertaking to secure the following obligations:
i. Provision of 100% affordable housing in the form of 65 ‘Extra Care’ units for people aged 55 and over, and 22 “general needs” residential units.
ii. A financial contribution of £66,405 towards Carbon Offset Payments (index linked and payable on commencement).
iii. Lifetime Car Club membership (25 years minimum) for all 87 units within the development.
iv. Car parking is leased and not sold.
v. Highways works to facilitate the proposed development, including reinstatement existing vehicle access as footway and creation of a new vehicle crossover plus adjoining footway in Kilburn Park Road, Carlton Vale and associated work (legal, administrative and physical).
vi. Prior to commencement of development, the provision of an employment training, skills and apprenticeships opportunities for residents of Westminster in relation to the construction and operational phases of the development.
vii. Payment of a contribution of £31,149.04 (index linked) to support the Westminster Employment Service prior to commencement
viii. Tree planting contribution of £10,000 (index linked) to be used for the purpose of tree planting and maintenance within the vicinity, provided prior to commencement.
ix. The costs of monitoring the Unilateral Undertaking payable on completion of the deed.
b) An additional informative drawing the attention of the applicant to the ‘agent of change’ principle that placed the responsibility for mitigating impacts from existing noise-generating activities or uses of the church such as bell ringing and weddings etc on the proposed new noise sensitive development.
c) The Servicing Management Plan condition be updated to include a requirement for consultation with St Augustine Church and a point of contact to be made available to neighbours.
d) An additional informative to advise that should human remains be identified on the site, an exhumation license will likely be required. More information available online: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-an-exhumation-licence
2. That if the Unilateral Undertaking had not been completed within 3 months from the date of the Committee's resolution then:
a) the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning should consider whether the permission can be issued with additional conditions attached to secure the benefits listed above. If this was possible and appropriate, the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning was authorised to determine and issue such a decision under Delegated Powers; however if not
b) If it had not been possible to complete the Unilateral Undertaking within an appropriate timescale, the application should be reported back to Sub-Committee.
3. That the Sub-Committee authorised 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 to enable this development to take place.
4. That the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning, or other such proper officer of the City Council responsible for highway functions, be authorised to take all necessary procedural steps in connection with the making of the orders and to make the orders as proposed if there are no unresolved objections to the draft orders. The applicant was to cover all costs of the Council in progressing the stopping up orders.