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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Sophie Fernandes, Deputy Bill Fraser, Deputy Henry Jones and Tom Sleigh.

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2.

Members' Declarations under the Code of Conduct in respect of items on the agenda

Minutes:

The Reverend Dr Martin Dudley declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of item 6b as Rector of the Great St Bartholomew.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To agree the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 2 June 2015.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 June 2015 be approved.

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4.

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Report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director.

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director relative to development and advertisement applications dealt with under delegated authority since the last meeting.

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5.

Valid applications list for committee pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director.

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director which provided details of valid planning applications received by the department.

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6.

Reports Relative to Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Minutes:

6a

Walsingham House, 35 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AH pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Proposal: External alterations including the replacement of the 7th floor, the addition of two storeys office (B1) use with a plant room at roof level; infilling of the light well and the sloping roof fronting on to Crutched Friars; replacement windows; new entrances; flexible office (B1) / retail (A1) use of part of the ground floor; ancillary roof plant and cycle spaces.

 

The Committee received a late letter of objection from Mr Michael Will whose concerns related to daylight and sunlight hours and the Committee was given an opportunity to read it.

 

Mr Lance Harris spoke on behalf of the applicant relating to daylight and sunlight issues.

 

The Committee discussed the proposal in relation to sunlight and daylight issues including the extent of adverse sunlight and daylight impacts, the BRE Guidance, and Local Plan policies relating to protection of daylight and sunlight.   It was felt that the loss of light caused by the proposed development, although noticeable, was acceptable within the urban context of the City.  The Committee further discussed the positioning of the proposed staircase, travel plans, the increase in floor space and the filling of the light well.

 

Upon being put to the vote the application was approved unanimously.

 

RESOLVED – That authorisation be given to the Chief Planning Officer to determine the above application for the above proposal in accordance with the details set out in the attached schedule subject to:

a)    planning obligations and other agreements being entered into under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 and Section 278 of the Highway Act 1980 in respect of those matters set out in the report, the decision notice not to be issued until the Section 106 obligations have been executed;

b)    Officers being instructed to negotiate and execute obligations in respect of

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6b

Opposite Rising Sun Court Long Lane, London, EC1A 9AJ pdf icon PDF 453 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Replacement of public payphone kiosk with combined public payphone and ATM booth and associated change of use.

 

Upon being put to the vote the application was refused – Vote: 16 in favour or refusal, 2 against.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be refused for reasons set out in the schedule.

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7.

Reports of the Director of the Built Environment

Minutes:

7a

Adoption of the City of London Thames Strategy Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment regarding the adoption of the City of London Thames Strategy Supplementary Planning Document.

 

RESOLVED – That Appendix 2 as the City of London Thames Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (June 2015) be adopted.

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7b

Transport for London Grants for the 2015/16 Financial Year pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered a joint report of the Director of the Built Environment and Director of Markets and Consumer Protection regarding grants from Transport for London for the 2015/16 financial year.

 

RESOLVED – That,

a)    the grants that Transport for London will make to the City for specific purposes set out in table 1 to the report be approved;  and

b)    the allocations of the non-specific grants set out in table 2 to the report be approved and submitted for approval by Transport for London.

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8.

City Development Trends Update: June 2015 pdf icon PDF 471 KB

Director of the Built Environment & City Property Advisory Team.

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment and the City Property Advisory Team which provided an update on City Development trends.

 

The Committee thanked Officers for the useful report and requested that the next report should include comparators with the surrounding London Boroughs.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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9.

City Fund Highway Declaration - Hotel Development at 100 Minories EC3 pdf icon PDF 1000 KB

Report of the City Surveyor.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the City Surveyor regarding the City Fund Highway Declaration for the hotel development at 100 Minories.

 

RESOLVED – that an area of City Fund highway land at Tower Hill, EC3  measuring 491 ft2 (45.61m2) and above 19.0m vertical Ordnance datum be declared as surplus to highway requirements to enable its disposal upon terms to be subject to the approval of the Property Investment Board.

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10.

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Report of the Town Clerk.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk which provided details of forthcoming context and update sessions for the Committee.

 

Members noted that the session ‘Deconstruction and Construction Manuel’ would be held following the next meeting of the Committee on 14 July 2015.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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11.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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12.

Any other Business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

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13.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION – That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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14.

Non-public minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 2 June 2015.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 2 June 2015 be approved.

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15.

Restructure of City Transportation

Report of the Director of the Built Environment.

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment regarding the proposed restructure of the City Transportation section.

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16.

Non-Public questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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17.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the committee agrees should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

There was one item of urgent business as follows –

 

LONDON BRIDGE STAIRCASE

The Committee considered and approved a report of the Director of the Built Environment regarding the delivery of the London Bridge Staircase.

 

The Director of the Built Environment was commended for the management of this project so far.

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