Agenda item


To agree the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 18 March 2019.


The Committee considered the public minutes of the meeting held on 18 March 2019.


A Member reported that he had requested that Officers separate out the Committee’s desire to see alternative guidelines on daylight/sunlight developed from the need for further Member training on this issue. Officers had agreed to this request and had undertaken to bring a full report on the matter to the Committee for their May meeting. The Member requested that the minutes of the last meeting be amended to reflect this point.


The Town Clerk undertook to make this amendment.


The Town Clerk drew Members attention to an addendum that had been tabled regarding the resolution for the item concerning Seal House. The Town Clerk reported that, whilst the version of the minutes published on the public website accurately reflected the Committee’s decision in full, the version circulated to the Committee for today’s meeting did not. The Town Clerk clarified that a final recommendation containing a proviso had been added at the last meeting after an addendum was tabled and circulated. The full recommendation should therefore read as follows: 



(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);

(b) Planning permission be GRANTED for the above proposal in accordance with the details set out in the attached schedule, the 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;

(c) That your officers be instructed to negotiate and execute obligations in respect of those matters set out in the report under Section 106 and any necessary agreements under Section 278 of the Highway Act 1980;

(d) Recommendations (a) to (c) above are provisional and subject to prior notice being given of the effect of the development on city walkway, and to prior consideration of any representations received in response to such notice. In the event of any representations  being received the City Planning Officer and Development Director shall be delegated authority to consider the representations and determine whether or not to proceed in accordance with recommendations (a) to (c), subject to first reporting to this Committee should representations raise significant new issues not considered in this report.


RESOLVED – That, subject to the amendments noted, the public minutes of the last meeting held on 18 March 2019 be approved as a correct record.




Millennium Inclinator Update Report (page 5) – A Member stressed that the Committee were keen to receive a report as to the costs to date associated with maintaining the Millennium Inclinator. He asked that this be added to the Committee’s list of outstanding actions so that Officers did not lose sight of this request. The Chairman agreed that this point should be added to the list of outstanding actions and the City Surveyor reminded of this request.


Bartholomew Lane (page 15) – A Member referred to his questioning, at the last meeting on the impact of eastbound traffic and potential conflict with pedestrians at Lothbury and Bartholomew Lane as a result of changes to Bank Junction. He asked that this matter also be added to the Committee’s list of outstanding actions.


Air Quality (page 15) – A Member also asked that Air Quality feature on the Committee’s list of outstanding actions going forward given that the Committee had requested some form of oversight on the matter at their last meeting. The Chairman clarified that this was a shared responsibility with the Port Health and Environmental Services Committee.




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