Agenda item

Blackfriars Crown Court, 1-15 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BT


Planning application number: 20/AP/1537




Development of site, involving part demolition, alterations and extensions to the existing building and basement, including the change of use from Class D1 to Class B1, to provide a seven-storey building with rooftop pavilions comprising: office floorspace (Class B1); retail spaces (Class A1); a cafe (Class A3); a restaurant (B1/A3); a bar (Class A4/B1); leisure uses including a publicly accessible roof terrace (Class D2); other external amenity spaces and landscaping; a new entrance on Loman Street and route through the building; plant, and; other associated works.


The committee heard the officer’s introduction to the report and the addendum report. Members of the committee asked questions of the officers.


There were no objectors wishing to address the committee.


The applicant’s representatives addressed the committee, and responded to questions put by members of the committee.


At 12.07pm, the meeting took a screen break until 12.12pm.


A supporter of the development living within 100 metres of the development site addressed the committee. There were no questions from members of the committee. 


Councillor Adele Morris addressed the meeting in her capacity as a ward councillor, and answered questions put by members of the committee.


Members of the committee asked further questions of officers, and discussed the application. 


A motion to grant planning permission for this application was moved, seconded, put to the vote and declared carried.




1.  That planning permission for application 20/AP/1537 be granted, subject to the conditions set out in the report and the addendum report, referral to the Mayor of London, and the applicant entering into a satisfactory legal agreement.


2.  That in the event that the legal agreement has not been entered into by 3 May 2021 the director of planning be authorised to refuse planning permission, if appropriate, for the reasons set out in paragraph 372 of the report.


3.  That officers be instructed to consult ward members on a draft of the Section 106 agreement to allow them to comment on the clauses relating to the arrangements to establish a not-for-profit organisation to operate the community garden to ensure that these are effective as possible to secure the long-term provision of this amenity.


At 1.11pm the meeting took a five-minute screen break and Councillor Cleo Soanes left the meeting.

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