The committee agreed to consider applications 6.1 and 6.2 together as they relate to the same application. It was noted that the decisions would be taken separately.
Planning application reference: 16/AP/4458
Report: see pages 13 to 300 of the agenda pack, pages 1 to 7 of addendum report no. 1 and pages 1 to 3 of addendum report no. 2.
Phased, mixed-use redevelopment of the existing Elephant and Castle shopping centre and London College of Communication sites comprising the demolition of all existing buildings and structures and redevelopment to comprise buildings ranging in height from single storey to 35 storeys (with a maximum building height of 124.5m AOD) above multi-level and single basements, to provide a range of uses including 979 residential units (use class C3), retail (use Class A1-A4), office (Use Class B1), Education (use class D1), assembly and leisure (use class D2) and a new station entrance and station box for use as a London underground operational railway station; means of access, public realm and landscaping works, parking and cycle storage provision, plant and servicing areas, and a range of other associated and ancillary works and structures.
The committee heard the officer’s introduction to the report and addendum report. Councillors asked questions of the officer.
An objector addressed the meeting. Members of the committee asked questions of the objector.
The applicant’s agent addressed the committee. Members of the committee asked questions of the applicant's agent.
There were no supporters who lived within 100m of the development site present and wished to speak.
Ward councillors addressed the meeting. Members of the committee asked questions of the ward councillors.
The committee put further questions to officers and discussed the application.
A motion to grant planning permission with two additional conditions was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared carried.
1. That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement, and subject to referral to the Mayor of London, notifying the Secretary of State, and subject to a decision from Historic England not to list the shopping centre.
2. That environmental information be taken into account as required by Regulation 3(4) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessments) Regulations 2011 (as amended).
3. That following the issuing of the permission, the Director of Planning place a statement on the Statutory Register pursuant to Regulation 24 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessments) Regulations 2011 which contains the information required by Regulation 21, and that for the purposes of Regulation 24(1)(c) the main reasons and considerations on which the planning committee's decision is based are as set out as in the report.
4. In the event that the requirements of (a) are not met by 18 December 2018, that the Director of Planning be authorised to refuse planning permission, if appropriate, for the reasons set out at paragraph 757 of the report.
5. That ward councillors would be consulted on a developed draft of the section 106 agreement.
6. That affordable rent retail space be provided at Castle Square for market traders currently located within the shopping centre and that the section 106 Agreement would not be completed until the Applicant has obtained planning permission and also a land interest in this site.