Hybrid planning application for detailed permission for Phase 1 and outline planning permission for Phase 2 comprising:
Application for full planning permission for 'Phase 1' comprising demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a part 9, part 14, part 15, part 48 storey development (plus basement) up to 161.25m AOD, with 940 sqm GIA of (Class A1) retail use, 541 sqm GIA of flexible (Class A1/A2/A3) retail/financial and professional services/restaurant and café use, 8717sqm GIA (Class C1) hotel; 541 (class C3) residential units (51,757 sqm GIA); landscaping, public realm and highway works, car and cycle parking and servicing area, plant and associated works.
Application for outline planning permission (with details of internal layouts and external appearance reserved) for 'Phase 2' comprising demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a part 9, part 12, storey development (plus basement) up to 45.80m AOD, with 1049sqm GIA of flexible (Class A1/A2/A3) retail/financial and professional services/restaurant and café use; 183 (Class C3) residential units (17,847sqm GIA), 1141sqm GIA (Class D2) cinema and the creation of a 475sqm GIA (Class C1) hotel service area at basement level; landscaping, public realm and highway works, car and cycle parking and servicing area, plant and associated works.
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. Members of the committee asked questions of the officers.
A number of objectors addressed the committee. 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 Richard Livingstone addressed the meeting in his capacity as ward councillor and answered questions by the committee.
The committee put further questions to the officers and discussed the application.
1. That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and referral to the Mayor of London, referral to the Secretary of State and the applicant entering into an appropriate legal agreement by no later than 28 November 2019. In the event that Transport for London need to be a signatory to the agreement, this may impact on the deadline date.
2. That the environmental information be taken into account as required by Regulation 30 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 that 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.
4. That in the event that the requirements of (a) are not met by 28 November 2019, the director of planning be authorised to refuse planning permission, if appropriate, for the reasons set out at paragraph 611 of the report.