Decision Maker: Planning (Major Applications) Sub-Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Demolition of the existing building and redevelopment to provide a new building comprising three basement levels, lower ground floor, ground floor level and first to ninth floor levels consisting of hotel (Class C1) with publicly accessible restaurant/bar (Class A3/A4) at ground floor, bar and roof terrace at ninth floor, function/events space at basement levels 2 and 3; and roof level swimming pool, roof level plant and associated works.
A late representation was received from The Howard de Walden Estate (01.02.2019).
The presenting officer tabled the following amendments to paragraph 8.14 of the report and to condition 19 (in bold text):
The proposal includes the excavation to create three additional basement levels. Policy CM28.1 requires that basement development be accompanied by a detailed structural methodology statement and a signed proforma Appendix A which demonstrates that the applicant will comply with relevant parts of the COCP. These have been submitted.
As the site is a commercial building in the Core CAZ Part B of the policy applies. This means there is no restriction on the depth or extent of the basement excavation provided it complies with the relevant stipulations of the policy. This requires all basement developments to have regard to the site specific requirements and a structural methodology statement to be submitted in support of the development. This documentation has been submitted to the City Council.
You must provide each cycle parking space and shower facilities shown on the approved drawings prior to occupation. Thereafter the cycle spaces and shower facilities must be retained and the space used for no other purpose without the prior written consent of the local planning authority.
1. That subject to referral to the Mayor of London, conditional permission be granted, subject to amendments to condition 19 as set out above and a Section 106 agreement to secure:
i. A financial contribution of £194,937 (index linked and payable on commencement of development) toward the funding of Crossrail (minus any relevant Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy paid);
ii. An employment and training strategy for the demolition, construction and operational phases of the development;
iii. Highway works including removing the existing crossovers and any associated works to accommodate the development;
iv. Payment of cost of monitoring the agreement (£500 per head of term).
2. That if the Section 106 legal agreement has not been completed within 6 weeks, then:
a. The Executive Director Growth Planning and Housingshall consider whether it would be possible and appropriate to issue the permission with additional conditions attached to secure the benefits listed above. If so, the Executive Director Growth Planning and Housing is authorised to determine and issue the decision under Delegated Powers; however, if not, then;
b. The Executive Director Growth Planning and Housing shall consider whether the permission should be refused on the grounds that the proposals are unacceptable in the absence of the benefits which would have been secured; if so, the Executive Director Growth Planning and Housing is authorised to determine the application and agree appropriate reasons for refusal under Delegated Powers.
Publication date: 13/02/2019
Date of decision: 05/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Planning (Major Applications) Sub-Committee