Planning application reference: 18/AP/0900
Report: see pages 94 to 188 of the agenda pack and pages 5 to 7 of the addendum report.
Redevelopment of the site to include the demolition of Capital House and the erection of a 39-storey building (3 basement levels and ground with mezzanine and 38 storeys) of a maximum height of 137.9m (AOD) to provide up to 905 student accommodation units (Sui Generis use), flexible retail/café/office floorspace (Class A1/A3/B1), cycle parking, servicing, refuse and plant areas, public realm improvements and other associated works incidental to the development. The application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement submitted pursuant to the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017.
The committee heard the officers’ introduction to the report and that further to those outlined in the addendum report, an additional objection had been received regarding cycle parking. Members of the committee asked questions of the officers.
Representatives of the objectors addressed the meeting, and answered questions posed by members of the committee.
The applicant and their agents addressed the committee, and answered questions posed by the committee.
At this point, the chair proposed a motion to defer item 7.2 to a future meeting, because the current item would still take some time to hear. The motion was seconded, put to the vote and declared carried.
That item 7.2 “Southernwood Retail Park, 2 Humphrey Street, London SE1 5JJ” be deferred to an additional meeting to be held on 28 May 2019.
The meeting then returned to hearing item 7.1.
There were no supporters who lived within 100 metres of the development site present at the meeting who wished to speak.
Councillor Damian O’Brien addressed the committee in his capacity as a ward councillor and answered questions posed by the committee.
The committee put further questions to the officers, as well as to the objectors and the applicant and their agents. The committee then discussed the application.
A motion to refuse planning permission was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared to have fallen.
A motion to grant planning permission was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared to have been carried.
1. That planning permission be granted subject to conditions as set out in the report and addendum report, the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement and referral to the Mayor of London.
2. That, should planning permission be granted, it be confirmed that the environmental information has been taken into account as required by Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessments) Regulations 2017.
3. That following issue of the decision, it be confirmed that the director of planning shall place a statement on the Statutory Register pursuant to Regulation 30 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessments) Regulations and for the purposes of Regulation 30(1) (d) the main reasons and considerations on which the Local Planning Authority's decision is based shall be set out as in the report and addendum report.
4. That in the event that the requirements of paragraph 1 above are not met by 30 November 2019, the director of planning be authorised to refuse planning permission, if appropriate, for the reasons set out under paragraph 232 of the report.