Agenda item

All Saints Annexe (Imperial War Museum) and land to the rear, Austral Street, London, SE11 4SJ




Construction of a three-storey building for Class D1 use (to provide offices and staff accommodation ancillary to the Imperial War Museum) within the rear yard, to incorporate rooftop plant and photovoltaics, together with the change of use of the existing All Saints Annexe building from Class D1 (ancillary to the museum) use to a mixed Class B1 (office) / Class D1 (ancillary to museum) use. The development will include hard and soft landscaping improvements, the provision of a cycle and refuse store, the provision of one accessible car parking space at the front of the All Saints Annexe building, the rebuilding of the site’s boundary wall to Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, the realignment of the access road into the site from the Park, demolition of the portakabins and other associated works.


The committee heard the officers’ introduction to the report and addendum report. Councillors asked questions of the officers.


A number of objectors addressed the meeting. Members of the committee asked questions of the objectors.


The applicant’s agents addressed the committee, and answered questions by the committee.


There were no supporters who lived within 100 metres of the development site present at the meeting that wished to speak.


Councillor Graeme Neale and Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall addressed the meeting in their capacity as ward councillors, and answered questions by the committee.


The committee put further questions to the officers and discussed the application.


A motion to refuse the application was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared lost.


A motion to defer the application was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared carried.




1.  That the application be deferred pending clarification of the curtilage listing of the boundary wall and that a listed building consent application be submitted alongside the planning application should listed building consent be required.


2.  That further clarification be provided on the type and height of window-glaze to be proposed to prevent overlooking from first and second floor level of the north-east and south-west elevation of the development.

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