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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Alex Bain-Stewart, Revd Martin Dudley, Peter Dunphy, Emma Edhem, Deputy Bill Fraser, George Gillon, Alderman Barry Graves, Deputy Brian Harris, Gregory Jones QC, Paul Martinelli, Deputy Brian Mooney, James de Sausmarez, Deputy Tom Sleigh, Angela Starling and Deputy James Thomson.

 

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2.

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

Minutes:

Graham Packham declared a personal interest in Agenda item 8 c) – Flat 17, The Gallery - as he had been consulted by a resident on the application.

 

There were no other declarations.

 

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3.

Minutes

Minutes:

3a

Planning and Transportation Committee pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To agree the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 13 December 2016.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public minutes of the meeting held on 13 December be approved as a correct record.

 

Matters Arising

 

4. Bank Junction

In response to a question concerning set down and pick up for disabled passengers, the Committee was advised that the scheme did not prevent door to door access but did require the relocation of the disabled bays currently on Bartholomew Lane.  Officers had undertaken monitoring and contacted regular users of the bays to discuss relocation sites and it was proposed to relocate two of the three bays on Cornhill, which during restricted hours would be significantly less trafficked. 

 

14. Questions

A member asked if the response to the question relating to the Millennium Bridge could be circulated and the Town Clerk undertook to do this.

 

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3b

Streets and Walkways Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To note the draft public minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2016.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2016 be noted.

 

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4.

Review of the Committee's Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Town Clerk.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk seeking approval to the Terms of Reference for subsequent submission to the Court of Common Council.

 

The Town Clerk advised that all the Terms of Reference for the Grand Committees would be submitted to the Policy and Resources Committee, where any changes would be joined up with other relevant Committees where necessary.

 

RESOLVED – That:

 

a)            the terms of reference of the Committee, be approved for submission to the Court in April 2017;

 

b)            any subsequent changes required in the lead up to the Court’s appointment of Committees be delegated to the Town Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman; and

 

c)            the frequency of meetings remain unchanged although some additional provisional dates be added to the schedule and cancelled if not required.

 

 

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5.

Chairmen of Committees pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Report of the Town Clerk.

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Minutes:

Members considered and a report of the Town Clerk and Comptroller and City Solicitor regarding the appointment of Sub-Committee Chairmen.

 

Discussions ensued regarding the proposal of the Policy & Resources Committee.

 

Members expressed the view that the service Committee should retain the right for the decision regarding Chairmen of Sub Committees as this was more democratic.

 

RESOLVED – that the resolution of the Policy and Resources Committee be not endorsed.

 

 

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6.

Delegated Decisions of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director. pdf icon PDF 240 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 in respect of development and advertisement applications dealt with under delegated authority.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

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7.

Valid applications list for committee pdf icon PDF 39 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 since the last meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted

 

 

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8.

Reports Relative to Planning Applications

Minutes:

8a

Leadenhall Court, 1 Leadenhall Street London, EC3V 1AB pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Demolition of the existing building and redevelopment to

provide a 36 storey building with 28 floors for office use

(Class B1) with retail floorspace (Class A1-A4), office

lobby and loading bay at ground floor, 2 levels of retail

floorspace (flexible Class A1-A4) at first and second floors,

a publicly accessible terrace at second floor, 5 floors of

plant and ancillary basement cycle parking, cycle facilities

and plant (63,273sq.m GIA) (182.7m AOD).

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Chief Planning Officer concerning the proposed development at Leadenhall Court, 1 Leadenhall Street.

 

The Committee noted that the proposed development would provide a 36 storey building comprising three basement levels, three storeys of retail space (including a public terrace on the second floor), a double height plant space (on the third floor), 28 floors of office space (incorporating two office terraces) and four levels of plant space (on the 32nd-35th floors). The accommodation would be arranged around a central core.

 

The Chief Planning Officer reported that the Mayor of London supported the scheme in strategic planning terms. Historic Royal Palaces had objected to the scheme on the grounds of its impact on the World Heritage Site and the Victorian Society has objected to the application expressing concern about the impact the proposal would have on the setting and character of neighbouring listed buildings.

 

The Committee was advised that the proposal accorded with the development plan as a whole and preserved the setting of neighbouring listed buildings. It was acceptable subject to the imposition of conditions, and to a Section 106 agreement and any necessary agreements under Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980 being entered into to address the matters set out in the report.

 

Following the Chief Planning Officer’s presentation setting out the key aspects of the planning application, a number of questions were raised in relation to the delivery and servicing plans, in particular the proposals for Whittington Avenue, retail use, the impact on neighbouring conservation  areas, overshadowing, and long term adequacy of the transport infrastructure and air quality.

 

Officers explained that a lot of work had been done during the pre-application stage to assess the long term viability of all aspects of the design, and discussions regarding the servicing had

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8b

Flat 17, The Gallery 38 Ludgate Hill London EC4M 7DE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Installation of two air conditioning units at sixth floor.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Chief Planning Officer concerning an application relating to Flat 17, The Gallery - a six storey, grade II listed building comprising17 residential units with commercial use at ground floor level.

 

The Chief Planning Officer reported that planning permission was sought for the installation of two air conditioning units associated with the sixth floor flat. They would be located to the north elevation and would sit partially behind an existing brick parapet and surrounded by an acoustic screen.

 

The Chief Planning Officer advised that the proposal had attracted eight objections from residents in nearby properties and the property Management Company and two neutral comments. Material planning objections related to noise, disturbance and fumes and impact on the visual appearance of the building.

 

Acoustic information had been submitted to demonstrate that the proposal would not cause noise and disturbance, and the visual impact would not significantly detract from the historic appearance of the listed building, the setting of nearby listed buildings, or from the character and appearance of the St Paul's Cathedral Conservation Area.

 

Discussion ensued and Members expressed concern at that the proposed air conditioning units would cause increased noise and disturbance which would be particularly problematic during summer, when the air conditioning units were likely to be on and neighbours had their windows open, and also during the early hours of the morning when the surrounding area was less noisy. It was noted that there were residential windows close to the proposed ait conditioning units, with the closest belonging to a different flat to the flat which would be using the air conditioning units.

 

Members were advised that following receipt of the objections, the applicant had prepared an acoustic report to support the application. The Department of Markets and Consumer Protection

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8c

Flat 17, The Gallery 38 Ludgate Hill London EC4M 7DE pdf icon PDF 14 KB

 

Listed Building Consent.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Chief Planning Officer concerning the listed building consent relating to the previous application at Flat 17, The Gallery.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be DEFERRED pending the reasons for refusal of the planning application.

 

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9.

Reports of the Director of the Built Environment

Minutes:

9a

Cloth Fair Noise Disturbance pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment detailing a proposal to mitigate the noise disturbance in Cloth Fair.

 

The Committee was advised that in July 2016 the Streets & Walkways Sub-Committee had considered six options to mitigate the late night noise disturbance issues in Cloth Fair and the recommended option was to proceed with an overnight road closure. However the Sub-Committee considered that the option of installing double yellow lines to prohibit parking required further exploration and consultation.

 

The Committee was advised that in November 2016, local occupiers were consulted on the proposal to introduce double yellow lines in Cloth Fair. A total of 10 responses were received of which 7 were from Cloth Fair. The proposal received overall support but the sample size was very small and the results could therefore fluctuate easily. Ward Members were also briefed on these responses and the considerations and agreed that the double yellow line should be trialled.

 

The Committee was further advised that officers therefore recommended that the proposal for double yellow lines should be implemented on an experimental basis so that the effectiveness of the proposals could be monitored or, if necessary modified, but also be made permanent if it was successful. Additionally, to encourage better compliance of the double yellow lines from the start, a dedicated team of Civil Enforcement Officers would be deployed to Cloth Fair to carry out enhanced enforcement for the first few weeks.

 

Members raised a number of questions in relation to the impact of the proposed double yellow lines, in particular that the double yellow lining option might cause difficulties for disabled  visitors including those to the church who would need to find alternative parking in nearby streets. Members expressed concern that the CoL Access team had not been consulted and

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9b

City Freight & Servicing Strategy - Update pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment updating on progress in relation to the City Corporation’s Freight Strategy, one of the key initiatives being taken forward to reduce congestion in the city.

 

The Committee was advised that the stated aim in the Freight Strategy was ‘to reduce the number of freight and delivery vehicles on the City’s streets, particularly at peak times, whilst allowing the City to flourish.’

 

The report detailed progress in relation to increased use of consolidation centres in the City, which was one of the critical policy objectives, and also set out progress and related time scales on a number other key projects including:

 

·         Use of City Corporation property to establish a new consolidation centre;

·         Establishing micro-consolidation centres in the City;

·         Special servicing and delivery measures for the Eastern Cluster;

·         Establishing best practice in relation to existing City businesses using consolidation and ‘non-peak time’ servicing;

·         Establishing a City Freight Forum of City stakeholders;

·         New planning guidance;

·         Promotional campaigning including events for City firms;

·         Re-timing of deliveries and servicing in parts of the City.

 

Detailed discussion ensued during which a number of comments were made in relation to the need for fundamental change and the need to consider other options such as the use of Walbrook Wharf dock and the use of electric delivery vehicles, as well as ideas targeted to the Eastern Cluster.

 

Some members felt that there was a need to have a much more collective approach, there were lots of individual s106s arrangements in place but the strategy needed to be more cross-cutting to tackle all the issues. What was needed in terms of budget, resources and governance also needed to be identified as well as a clear direction of travel.

 

RESOLVED – That the content of the report be

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9c

Bloomberg Development Highway Work (Report to Follow) pdf icon PDF 125 KB

This report was not available at the time of agenda publication and will be circulated separately.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a of the Director of the Built Environment addressing three project issues relating to the Bloomberg Development Highway Work.

 

In response to questions the Committee were advised that the mansion House had been consulted on the improvements to ‘The Grid’, and also the trees indicated on the diagrams would be severely cut back and wouldn’t take up as much space as it appeared.

 

RESOLVED – To

 

a)            Authorise Officers to progress the highway boundary adjustments shown in Appendix 3 including any statutory procedures and any legal agreements required. Authority to consider any appeal / objection and to determine whether or not to proceed be delegated to the Director of the Built Environment (in consultation with the City Solicitor);

 

b)            Agree to the sum of £673,800 as payment to achieve equality of exchange (to be confirmed by the City Surveyors) and that this sum be used to carry out the approved but previously unfunded highway works at Queen Victoria Street, Bucklersbury and Walbrook (see Appendix 2);

 

c)            Agree a sum of £70,000 from City Cash to fund improvement works on the private land immediately in front of the Mansion House known as “The Grid” as set out in Appendix 2 (subject to approval of Recommendation (i) below);

 

d)            Agree that the highway improvement works referred to in Recommendation (b) above, be re-programmed to commence in February 2017, to meet Bloomberg’s timetable aspirations subject to the equality of exchange payment being made prior to any costs being incurred by the City, in advance of the highway boundary adjustment procedure being determined and at Bloomberg’s risk;

 

e)            Note the arrangement set out to manage water run-off and agree a voluntary payment from Bloomberg of £326,200 to be used to fund a five-year enhanced maintenance programme around the building

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10.

Reports of the City Surveyor

Minutes:

10a

City Fund Highway Declaration - Development at 90 Fetter Lane, EC4 pdf icon PDF 428 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the City Surveyor seeking approval to declare an area totalling 88 ft2 of City Fund highway land at Norwich Street, EC4 to be surplus to highway requirements, to allow its disposal and enable the development which was approved by delegated authority on the 4 August 2016.

 

The Committee was advised that the permitted development scheme would retain the built bay projections that were licenced as highway projections with the original 1980's construction oversailing highway land at 2nd floor level and above.

 

The Committee noted that before third party interests could be granted in City Fund highway land, the affected areas first needed to be declared surplus to highway requirements.

 

RESOLVED -  to declare an area of City Fund highway land at Norwich Street, EC4 measuring 88 ft2 (8.15m2) to be surplus to highway requirements to enable its disposal upon terms to be subject to the approval of the Property Investment Board subject to the City Corporation's continuing highway rights and controls remaining in place in respect of the highway stratum.

 

 

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10b

Public Lift Update DOCX 187 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the City Surveyor providing an update in respect of the status of public lifts and escalators in the City.

 

The City Surveyor advised that all lifts and escalators were back in service.

 

RESOLVED: That the report be received and its content noted.

 

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11.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the committee

Minutes:

Traffic Congestion Working Party

 

A Member asked if any progress had been made regarding the proposal to set up a Member/Officer Working Party to consider policy development in respect of managing traffic congestion in the CoL.

 

The Town Clerk undertook to look into this and report back.

 

 

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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 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

 

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14.

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

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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15.

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

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