Proposal: Demolition of the existing buildings and redevelopment with a new office building at part basement, ground floor and six upper floors with retail uses at part ground and mezzanine levels, incorporating reconstruction of the existing historic façade at 20 Abchurch Street and associated infrastructure at ground floor level.
The Committee were informed of the following changes to the report –
Page 59 Recommendation:
Omit (ii) which says “The Mayor of London be given 14 days to decide whether or not to direct the Council to refuse planning permission (under Article 5(1)(a) of the Town & Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008).”
Omit (d) – as the areas of land are proposed to be Permissive Path.
Page 62, Para 1; retail (273sq.m) replaced with retail (959sqm)
Page 68, Para 39; 17,250sqm (GIA) should read 16,159 sqm (GIA)
Page 68, Para 42, last sentence; retail floorspace 150sqm should read 155sqm.
Page 96, Condition 2; Change reason: “To ensure the enforceability of the S.106 covenants.”
Add new condition: “The development hereby permitted shall not commence until the Transport and Works Act Order for the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade Project has been made and implemented and shall not commence other than in association with works approved by the Secretary of State pursuant to the said Transport and Works Act Order. REASON: The development hereby permitted shall not commence except in association with the works approved by the Secretary of State pursuant to a Transport and Works Act Order for the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade Project.”
During discussion, reference was made to the following –
· Any potential disturbance to St Mary Abchurch caused by service vehicles needed to be taken into account;
· Inclusion of a condition to require that a photographic record to be made of 10 King William Street; and
· The location of the new entrance to be the Underground
RESOLVED – That subject to the above amendments,
a) Planning permission be granted for the above proposal in accordance with the details set out in the attached scheduled, subject to: Planning Obligations and other agreements being entered into as set out in the body of this report, the decision notice not to be issued until such obligations have been executed; and
b) it be agreed in principle that the area of public highway described in the report may be stopped-up to enable the development to proceed and, upon receipt of the formal application, officers be instructed to proceed with arrangements for advertising and making of a Stopping-up order for that area, under the delegation arrangements approved by the Court of Common Council.