Proposal: Demolition of 15 Minories and 62 Aldgate High Street and redevelopment to provide a Class B1 office building with Class A1 retail. Extension and recladding of 16 Minories and change of use from offices to a hotel with Class A3 restaurant or Class D1 (health)/Class D2 (community) use. Erection of a new residential building (Class C3) providing 87 units. Re-landscaping of open space and public realm improvements.
The Committee were informed of the following changes to the report –
Page 143 Subject: amended as follows to include proposed Class A3 restaurant in the description:
“Demolition of 15 Minories and 62 Aldgate High Street and redevelopment to provide a Class B1 office building with Class A1 retail (18,537sq.m). Extension and recladding of 16 Minories and change of use from offices (Class B1) to a hotel (Class C1), Class A3 restaurant and Class D1 (health)/ Class D2 (community) use/Class A3 restaurant use (17,367sq.m.). Erection of new residential building (Class C3) providing 87 units (7829sq.m.).Re-landscaping of open space and public realm improvements.”
Page 143 Summary; fourth paragraph: 31 affordable units should read 27 affordable units.
Page 177 Para 165: Following sentence added to the end of the para: “This provision would be secured in the S106 agreement.”
Page 192 Description of Development: amended to include the proposed Class A3 restaurant as in the description as above.
Page 197 Condition 24 amended to read as follows:
“Goods, including fuel, delivered or collected by vehicles arriving at or departing from the buildings shall not be accepted or dispatched unless the vehicles are unloaded or loaded from the designated basement service areas.
REASON: To avoid obstruction of the surrounding streets and to safeguard the amenity of the occupiers of adjacent premises, in accordance with the following policies of the Core Strategy: CS15, CS21.”
Page 202 Condition 47 amended to read as follows:
“The Class A3 (restaurant) premises hereby permitted at ground, first and eleventh floor levels shall not be open to customers between the hours of 23:00 on one day and 7:00 on the following day.
REASON: To safeguard the amenity of the adjoining premises and the area generally in accordance with the following policies of the Core Strategy: CS15, CS21”.
Page 214 Additional informative:
“You are advised that the detailed design along with the involvement of the project architect of the application scheme is considered to be an important element of the success of the building designs. As such, any proposed variation either in detailed design, the use of materials or a change in the project architect to oversee implementation is likely to dilute the convincing design quality of the buildings and is likely to be resisted by the City of London as local planning authority.”
There was a general discussion where there was broad support for the scheme and comments were made as follows -
· the Committee were not supportive of A3 use as an alternative to the D1/D2 use proposed in the Community facility area;
· The provision of the residential building should be secured;
· The use of residential balconies for bikes and other uses;
· Members were informed that negotiations regarding the lease arrangements for the Community Centre were ongoing; and
· The Committee requested that the details of the elevations under conditions 38 (a) and (b) be put before the Committee for consideration as opposed to being dealt with under Delegated Authority.
RESOLVED - That,
a) Planning permission be granted for the development referred to above in
accordance with the details set out on the attached schedule subject to planning obligations and other agreements being entered into in respect of those matters set out in the report, the decision notice not to be issued until such obligations have been executed;
b) officers be instructed to negotiate and execute obligations in respect of
those matters set out in the report under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and any necessary agreements under Section 278 of the Highway Act 1980;
c) the areas of public highway and publicly accessible private land affected by building structures be stopped up to enable the development to proceed and, upon receipt of the formal application, your officers be instructed to proceed with arrangements for advertising and making of a Stopping up Order for the various areas under the delegation arrangements approved by the Court of Common Council.