Decision details

192032/HYB; 200822/NMA; 200823/NMA; 190441/VAR; 190442/VAR - Station Hill North

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

192032/HYB

Hybrid application comprising:

(i) application for Full Planning Permission for Phase 2 (Plot G and public realm) including demolition of existing structures, erection of an eighteen storey building containing office use (Class B1) and flexible retail, non-residential institution and assembly and leisure uses (Class A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, D1 and D2). Provision of podium deck, vehicular access and parking. New public open space and landscaping. Bridge link over Garrard St, and

(ii) Application for Outline Planning Permission for Phase 3 (all Matters reserved) for four building plots (A, B, C and D). Demolition of existing buildings and structures. Mixed-use redevelopment comprising residential dwellings (Class C3), hotel (Class C1), residential institutions (Class C2), office use (Class B1). Flexible Retail, financial and professional services, restaurants and cafes, drinking establishments, hot food takeaways, non-residential institutions and assembly and leisure (Class A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, D1 and D2). Provision of podium deck and basement storey running beneath Phase 2 and 3. Formation of pedestrian and vehicular access. Means of access and circulation and car parking within the site. Provision of new public open space and landscaping.

 

200822/NMA

Non-Material Amendment to permitted application 190466 to allow changes to Plot F associated with changes to Friars Walk landscaping and interface with Garrard Street bridge link proposed under 192032/HYB.

 

200823/NMA

Non-Material Amendment to permitted application 190465 to allow changes to Plot E including changes to Friars Walk landscaping and interface with Garrard Street bridge link proposed under 192032/HYB.

 

190441/VAR

Outline application (pursuant to  section 73 of the Town & Country Act 1990) for mixed use redevelopment of the site through the demolition and alteration of existing buildings and erection of new buildings & structures to provide Offices (Use Class B1), a range of town centre uses including retail and related uses (Use Class A1-A5)leisure (Use Class D2) and residential units, associated infrastructure, public realm works and ancillary development (all matters reserved) as permitted by planning permission 151427 granted on 26 July 2016 (which itself was an application under S73 to vary planning permission 130436 granted on 9 January 2015) but without complying with Conditions 3, 5, 7, 8, 17, 19, 54 and 57 in respect of Plot F 'Station Hill'.

And proposed Deed of Variation to existing S106 legal agreement to insert Build to Rent clawback provisions.

 

190442/VAR

Outline application with all matters reserved for mixed use redevelopment of Plot E of the Station Hill site and neighbouring Telecom House site (48 to 51 Friar Street & 4 to 20 Garrard Street) to comprise the demolition of existing buildings and erection of new buildings/ structures to provide residential units, a range of town centre uses including retail and related uses (Use Class A1 - A5), associated infrastructure, public realm works and ancillary development as permitted by planning permission 151426 granted on 26 July 2016 but without complying with Conditions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 21, 37 and 50.

And proposed Deed of Variation to existing S106 legal agreement to insert Build to Rent clawback provisions.

 

The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on the above applications.  An update report was tabled at the meeting which made an amendment to the wording of the recommended Heads of Terms for applications 192032, 190441 and 190442 regarding the procedure in the event of the developer changing any units from build-to-rent to non-build-to-rent.  The update report also clarified that proposals within Phases 2 and 3 of the development were being considered together as a single hybrid application, provided further clarification on the heights of the proposed buildings, provided additional labelling for an image of pedestrian desire lines, set out representations from the applicant in response to the published report with comments from officers, and set out two plans for amended highways proposals.

 

Comments and objections were received and considered.

 

It was proposed by the Chair and agreed by the Committee that Standing Order 36A 3 c) be suspended during discussion of this item, in order to invite representatives of the applicant to answer questions from the Committee, despite no public speakers having registered to speak. Jim Pool and Mark Wilkinson were in attendance at the meeting and addressed the Committee in response to questions.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)      That the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to grant full planning permission for application 192032/HYB (Phase 2), subject to completion of a section 106 legal agreement by 12 February 2021 (unless a later date be agreed by the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services) to secure the Heads of Terms set out in the original report;

 

(2)      That, in the event of the requirements set out not being met, the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to refuse permission;

 

(3)      That planning permission be subject to the conditions recommended in the original report;

 

(4)      That the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to grant full planning permission for application 192032/HYB (Phase 3), subject to completion of a section 106 legal agreement by 12 February 2021 (unless a later date be agreed by the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services) to secure the Heads of Terms set out in the original report, with the amended provisions relating to ‘Build to Rent’ as set out in the update report;

 

(5)      That, in the event of the requirements set out not being met, the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to refuse permission;

 

(6)      That planning permission be subject to the conditions recommended in the original report;

 

(7)      That application 200822/NMA (Plot F) for non-material amendments to permitted application 190466 be agreed, subject to the new and amended conditions as recommended in the original report;

 

(8)      That application 200823/NMA (Plot E) for non-material amendments to permitted application 190465 be agreed, subject to the new and amended conditions as recommended in the original report;

 

(9)      That the Deed of Variation to the s106 legal agreement under permissions 190441/VAR and 190442/VAR be agreed with the Heads of Terms set out in the original report, with the amended provision relating to ‘Build to Rent’ as set out in the update report;

 

(10)    That the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services and the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to make such changes or additions to the conditions and obligations as may reasonably be required in order to complete/issue any of the above permissions and approvals;

 

(11)    That all the applications listed above be subject to informatives as recommended in the original report.

Publication date: 11/02/2021

Date of decision: 13/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Planning Applications Committee

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