Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Applications Sub-Committee (2) - Tuesday 26th November, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Rooms 18.01 & 18.03, 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP. View directions

Contact: Georgina Wills, Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 020 7641 7513; email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

 

To note that Councillor Jim Glen had replaced Councillor Louise Hyams. 

 

To note any further changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1       There were no changes to the membership.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by members and officers of the existence and nature of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1       The Chairman explained that a week before the meeting, all four Members of the 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 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 Committee, it did not mean that the issue had been ignored. Members will have read about the issue and comments made by correspondents in the papers read prior to the meeting.

 

2.2       Councillor Spencer declared that he sat on the original Planning Committee for item 4.

 

2.3       Councillor Glen declared that the Applicant for item 3 was a personal friend, however they had not discussed the application.

 

2.4       Councillor Rigby then made the following declarations as they related to the agenda:

 

            Item 1: That he sat on the original Planning Committee for item 1.

 

 

            Item 4: That he sat on the original Planning Committee for item 4.

 

            Item 9: That he sat on the original Planning Committee for item 9.

 

 

3.

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

Minutes:

3.1       RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on the 29 October 2019 be signed by the Chairman as a correct record of proceedings.

4.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Applications for decision

1.

3 Lancelot Place London SW7 1DR pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

 

1          3 LANCELOT PLACE LONDON SW7 1DR

 

Erection of five single family dwelling houses (Class C3) at 3 to 11 Lancelot Place comprising two basement levels plus subbasement plant room, ground, first, second and third floor levels.

 

A late representation was received from the Applicant in the form of a brochure on the proposed development (undated).

 

Peter Davis, TP Bennett, addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

A late representation was received from the General Manager, 10 Lancelot Place Knightsbridge (21.11.2019).

 

A late representation was received from Demi Chervak, High Point Estate Limited (20.11.19)

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1.         Grant conditional permission, subject to:

 

a) Additional Condition 15 wording:

 

You must apply to us for approval of detailed drawings showing the following alteration(s) to the scheme:

 

-           the rear windows to the mansard re-designed with an architectural device to prevent direct overlooking.

 

You must not start on these parts of the work until we have approved what you have sent us. You must then carry out the work according to the approved drawings.

 

b) No building works or construction will take place on a Saturday

c) The completion of a S106 legal agreement to secure the following planning obligations:

 

i.          Notice of commencement of development;

ii.         A financial contribution of £440,000 to the Affordable Housing Fund to allow provision of affordable housing elsewhere in the City (payable on commencement of development and index linked);

iii. A financial contribution of £33,003 to the Carbon Off-Setting Fund (index linked); and

iv. Costs of monitoring the S106 agreement.

 

2. If the S106 legal agreement to secure the planning obligations has not been completed within 6 weeks of the Sub-Committee date then:

 

a)         The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall 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 Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning is authorised to determine and issue such a decision under Delegated Powers; however, if not;

 

b)         The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning shall consider whether 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 Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning is authorised to determine the application and agree appropriate reasons for refusal under Delegated Powers.

2.

1-18 York Terrace East, London NW1 4PT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

 

2          1-18 YORK TERRACE EAST LONDON NW1 4PT

 

Use of buildings as 21 new dwellings; removal and replacement of roof, floors, non-original stairs; retention of all facades and spine walls; excavation of an additional basement beneath existing buildings and extending underneath the rear gardens facing Regents Park

 

A late representation email was received from Savills with briefing note (22.11.2019).

 

Nick de Lotbiniere, Savills, addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

Graham Carter, St-Martin-in-the-Fields Almshouse Charity, addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

The presenting officer tabled the following amendment to the draft decision letter, a new informative and clarifications in the officer report:

 

1.         Revised wording of reason for refusal of planning application: -

 

The proposal would result in the conversion of the buildings into too few units which would fail to optimise the use of the site for residential purposes, especially when compared to space standards set out in the Technical housing standards - nationally described space standard March 2015 and would harm the delivery of housing numbers in the Borough.  This is contrary to policy S14 of our City Plan that we adopted in November 2016 and paragraph 122 of the National Planning Policy Framework.  

 

2.         New informative to planning application-

 

The proposal to provide for 44 affordable units at Chesterfield Lodge, St John’s Wood, as the off-site affordable housing contribution, does not outweigh the failure of the proposal to optimise the site for residential purposes.

 

3.         Clarifications within report:

           Paragraph 6.2- 21 units should be 28 units

           Paragraph 8.2, second paragraph line 5- 16 (2) should be 66 (2)

 

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

1. Refuse permission – failure to optimise the residential use of the site.

2. Grant conditional listed building consent.

3. Agree reasons for granting conditional listed building consent for the reasons set out in Informative 1 of the draft decision letter.

3.

104 Great Portland Street London W1W 6PE pdf icon PDF 790 KB

Minutes:

 

3          104 GREAT PORTLAND STREET LONDON W1W 6PE

 

Use of basement and ground floor as a restaurant/cafe (Class A3), installation of a new shopfront, an extract duct on the rear elevation of the building to terminate at main roof level and ventilation ducts at rear first floor level with visual screening.

 

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional planning permission be granted.

4.

31 Saltram Crescent London W9 3JR pdf icon PDF 664 KB

Minutes:

 

4          31 SALTRAM CRESCENT LONDON W9 3JR

 

Erection of four storey side extension and two storey building at end of garden fronting Malvern Mews; alterations to boundaries; installation of waste and cycle storage within front garden; all in association with the creation of two residential dwelling houses (1 x 3 bed and 1 x 2 bed) (Use Class C3).

 

An additional representation email was received from Neil Aitken (18.11.19 and 20.11.19)

 

A late representation email, attachments and photographs was received from the occupier of 1 Mildrose Court (Malvern Mews) (22.11.19)

 

A late representation email was received from the Applicant Soho Housing Association (25.11.19)

 

The presenting officer tabled the following amended conditions to the draft decision letter:

 

1.         Revised wording of Condition 12

 

Prior to the occupation of the properties, you must provide the green roofs to the Mews House and to the Bin store hereby approved and maintain it thereafter.

 

2.         Revised wording of Condition 13

 

You must apply to us for approval of samples of the following parts of the development including elevations and roof plans annotated to show where the materials are to be located:

 

i) Stone lintels

ii) Sample panels of the brickwork, herringbone pattern and rendering

iii) Roof slates

iv) Paving

 

You must not start work on the relevant part of the development until we have approved in writing what you have sent us. You must then carry out the work using the approved materials.

 

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted, subject to

 

a)         Westminster City Council being the authorised planning authority.

b)         Grampian condition to secure:

 

i) Highway works in Saltram Crescent to remove the redundant vehicular crossover and reinstate the pavement and change on-street restrictions to introduce additional on-street parking.

 

ii) Lifetime (25 years) car club membership for each residential unit.

5.

95 Randolph Avenue, London W9 1DL pdf icon PDF 689 KB

Minutes:

 

5          95 RANDOLPH AVENUE LONDON W9 1DL

 

Excavation to create basement extension with front lightwell, lower ground floor side and rear extensions, and installation of rooflight.

 

Philip Atkins, agent representing the Applicant, addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

Colin Croly addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

6.

Novello House 152 - 160 Wardour Street London W1F 8YA pdf icon PDF 828 KB

Minutes:

6          NOVELLO HOUSE 152 - 160 WARDOUR STREET LONDON W1F 8YA

 

Variation of Condition 8 of planning permission dated 9 March 2017 (RN: 17/11343/FULL) for 'Single storey extension at the fourth floor to provide additional (Class B1) office with roof terrace, relocation of existing plant to roof level and associated external alterations'; NAMELY to extend the hours of use of the roof terrace to enable its use from 08.00 to 19.00 with extended hours of 08.00 to 21.30 up to 10 days every calendar year on Mondays to Thursdays, and from 08.00 to 21.30 on Fridays.

 

Stephanie Frame, Badoo, addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

7.

61-63 Beak Street London W1F 9SS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

 

 

6          61-63 BEAK STREET LONDON W1F 9SS

 

Installation of a new openable shopfront with fixed stallriser and louvres and two condensers housed in acoustic enclosure to rear of site.

 

The presenting officer tabled the following amended and additional conditions to the draft decision letter:

 

Condition 13

The louvres within the shopfront must be for air intake only and must not be used in conjunction with any mechanical plant sited within the building.

 

Reason

To protect neighbouring residents from noise nuisance, as set out in S24, S29 and S32 of Westminster's City Plan (November 2016) and ENV 6 of our Unitary Development Plan that we adopted in January 2007.  (R13EC)

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

8.

62 Bourne Street London SW1W 8JD pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

 

 

8          62 Bourne Street London SW1W 8JD

 

D Variation of Condition 1 of planning permission dated 7 February 2017 (RN: 16/07755/FULL) for ‘Excavation of basement extension with lightwell to rear and erection of extensions at rear ground and first floor levels’; NAMELY, alterations to height, form and pitch of roof of rear first floor extension, alterations to height and form of ground floor extension and replacement of window with door and Juliet balcony to rear elevation at first floor level.

 

Elizabeth Redmond, Applicant, addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.

 

Joanna Clarke addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the application.

 

Patricia Robertson, Belgravia Residents Association addressed the Sub-Committee in objection to the application.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted.

9.

52 - 55 Dorset Street London W1U 7NH pdf icon PDF 688 KB

Minutes:

 

9          52 - 55 Dorset Street London W1U 7NH

 

Use of two areas of forecourt measuring 5.84m x 1.78m and 3.76m x 2.05m for placing of nine tables and 18 chairs, 3 freestanding heaters, and planters associated with the operation of the ground and basement premises.

 

Representation received from Turley on behalf of AOK Kitchen (25.11.19)

 

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY:

 

That conditional permission be granted, subject to an amended Management Strategy (Condition 7) to provide acoustics baffles on the feet of table and chairs.