Agenda item


Report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director.


The Committee received a report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director concerning 120 Fleet Street London EC4A 2BE – specifically, demolition of the existing River Court building at 120 Fleet Street, including part demolition of the basement and the

erection of a new building comprising two basement levels and ground floor plus 20 upper storeys (93.15m AOD) including retail, commercial, office and service use (Class

E). Creation of new pedestrian routes.


Change of use of Daily Express Building from office (Use Class E) to learning and non-residential institutions use (Class F1), retail, flexible learning and non-residential institutions and commercial use (Class E), Alterations to and refurbishment of the existing Grade II* listed Daily Express Building at 120 Fleet Street, including works to detach the building from the River Court with demolition of part of linking floorplate and structure from basement level 01 to level 06, demolition of roof and installation of new roof with associated roof garden, erection of new north facade, retention of south-east curved corner and part

demolition of existing east facade from ground level to level 05, erection of new facade and shopfront and associated works.


RESOLVED – that:


1)    The Committee grant planning permission for the above in accordance with the details set out in the attached schedule subject to:

a)    The application be referred to the Mayor of London to decide whether to allow the Corporation to grant planning permission as recommended, or to direct refusal, or to determine the application himself (Article 5(1)(a) of the Town & Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008);


2. That your Officers be instructed to negotiate and execute obligations in respect of those matters set out in "Planning Obligations" under Section 106 and any necessary agreement under Section 278 of the Highway Act 1980.


3. That the accompanying application for listed building consent is granted (Reference: 21/00524/LBC).


4. That your Officers be authorised to provide the information required by regulations 29 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017, and to inform the public and the Secretary of State as required by regulation 30 of those regulations.



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