Agenda and draft minutes

Planning (Major Applications) Sub-Committee - Tuesday 22nd December, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Please note that this will be a virtual meeting.

Contact: Georgina Wills: Committee and Governance Officer  Tel: 07870 548348; Email:  gwills@westminster.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To note any changes to the membership.

Minutes:

1.1           There were no changes to the membership.

 

RESOLVED: 

 

That Councillor Jim Glen be elected as the substitute Chairman for the meeting in the event that the Chairman loses connection.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.

Minutes:

2.1       The Chairmen explained that a week before the meeting, all six Members of          the Sub-Committee were provided with a full set of papers including a      detailed officer’s report; together with bundles of the letters or e-mails             received in respect of this application containing objections or giving support.         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             Sub-Committee, it did not mean that the issue has been ignored.

 

2.2       Councillor Robert Rigby declared that in respect of Item 1 he had attended a pre-application meeting several months ago and advised that he came to the   meeting with an open mind.

 

2.3       Councillor Jim Glen declared that in respect of Item 1 he was a Trustee of the             Westminster Trees Trust and advised that he had had no correspondence         about the Application.

 

2.4       Councillor David Boothroyd declared that he was Head of Research and           Psephology for Thorncliffe, whose clients were companies applying for     planning permission from various local authorities. No current schemes were   in Westminster; if there were, he would be precluded from working on them        under the company’s code of conduct.

 

            Some Thorncliffe clients had also engaged Gerald Eve planning consultants    who were separately representing the applicants on Item 1. However, he did         not deal directly with clients or other members of project teams, and      planning consultants were not themselves clients.

 

2.5       Robert Ayton Design Officer declared that in respect of Item 1 he was a Member of the Georgian Group and the Victorian Society and advised that    both Organisations had objected to the Application. Mr Ayton confirmed that       he was not involved with any of the objections.

 

3.

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2020 be signed by the Chair as a correct record of proceedings.

4.

Planning Applications

Applications for decision

1.

Development Site Bound by Brook Street, Davies Street and South Molton Lane (excluding 58 Davies Street) And 10, 15-25, 27 And 42 South Molton Street London, pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

Part demolition, excavation (including beneath Davies Mews), erection of new buildings and alterations to existing buildings comprising: redevelopment of 60 Brook Street; redevelopment of 48, 50, 56 and 58 Brook Street and 16 Davies Mews behind retained Brook Street facades at; redevelopment behind retained and partially reconstructed facade at 52-54 Brook Street; refurbishment with alterations and addition of turret and gables at 40-46 Brook Street and 40 South Molton Lane; redevelopment behind retained Davies Mews and South Molton Lane elevations and front roof at 1-7 Davies Mews and 28-30 South Molton Lane; refurbishment and alterations at 50 Davies Street; refurbishment with alterations and partial demolition and redevelopment of upper floors at 52-54 Davies Street; redevelopment behind reconstructed and extended facade at 56 Davies Street and Brookfield House (44-48 Davies Street and 62 and 64 Brook Street); part demolition of ground floor and refurbishment at 10 South Molton Street; refurbishment and alterations at 15-25, 27 and 42 South Molton Street; all to provide a development of up to 9 storeys including Class B1 (Business), Class A1 (Shops), Class A3 (Restaurant and Cafes), Class A4 (Drinking Establishment), composite use comprising public house and guest accommodation (sui generis), Class C3 (Dwellinghouses), Class D1 (Non-Residential Institutions) and Class C1 (Hotel) uses, improvements to public realm and pedestrian routes, servicing, ancillary plant and storage, cycle parking and other associated works.

 

An additional representation was received from Grosvenor (15.12.20).

 

A late representation was received from Councillor Timothy Barnes (22.12.20).

 

The presenting officer tabled the following revised recommendations, an amendment to Condition 14 and additional Conditions.

 

Item 1: Development Site Bound by Brook Street, Davies Street and South Molton Lane (excluding 58 Davies Street) and 10, 15-25, 27 and 42 South Molton Street, London, W1.   

 

Amended Recommendation 1 (b):

 

The office floorspace within the North Block not to be occupied in advance of first occupation of the office floorspace within the South Block.No part of the North Block (except 50 Davies Street) shall be occupied in advance of first occupation of the office floorspace within the South Block.

 

Amended Recommendation 2:

 

If the S106 legal agreement has not been completed within six twelve weeks of the date of this resolution then:

 

Amended Condition 14

 

{\b Pre Commencement Condition}

 

The development hereby approved shall not commence unless:

 

-          The primary use of all the commercial units at ground and basement floors of 23-25 South Molton Street and 27 South Molton Street is for the display of retail sale of goods, other than hot food, principally to visiting members of the public.

-          The use, or part use, of all the commercial units at ground and basement floors of 10, 15, 16, 18-22 and 42 South Molton Street is for the following purposes: (i) For the display or retail sale of goods, other than hot food, principally to visiting members of the public; and / or (ii) For the sale of food and drink principally to visiting members of the public where consumption of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Leconfield House Curzon Street, London W1J 5JB (WITHDRAWN) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Application was withdrawn by the Planning Officers.