Decision details

201135/REG3 - Arthur Hill Pool & Fitness Studio, 221-225 Kings Road

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Full planning application for 15 flats through the change of use and conversion of the front building from leisure (Use Class D2) to residential (Use Class C3) and demolition of the rear building (Use Class D2) and construction of new residential building (Use Class C3), car parking and landscaping.


The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on the above application.  An update report was tabled at the meeting which set out information on accessibility and affordable housing, and explained that there would be no requirement for carbon offsetting as the overall scheme would be carbon neutral.  The recommended Heads of Terms had been amended to correct the wording regarding affordable housing and to remove the provisions relating to carbon offsetting. An additional condition requiring the implementation of the noise mitigation scheme as submitted was also proposed.


Comments and objections were received and considered.


Objector Chris Beales (Arthur Hill Campaign), and Rob Shrimplin the applicant’s agent, attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this application.


Resolved –


(1)           That the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to grant full planning permission for application 201135/REG3, subject to completion of a unilateral undertaking by 29 January 2021 (unless a later date be agreed by the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services) to secure the amended Heads of Terms as set out in the update 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 and informatives as recommended in the original report, with the additional condition as recommended in the update report.


(Councillor Ennis declared a prejudicial interest in the above application on the grounds of predetermination.  As Lead Councillor for Housing he had been involved in the development and promotion of the housing proposals for the Arthur Hill site.  He made a statement to the Committee and took no further part in the debate or decision.)


Publication date: 11/02/2021

Date of decision: 13/01/2021

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

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