PROPOSAL: redevelopment to provide a part five/part twelve storey building comprising of 129 room aparthotel; commercial floorspace to ground floor (Use class E); restaurant to fifth floor (Use class E); hard and soft landscaping; proposed vehicle access; public realm and highways improvements (as amended by the Addendum and Supplemental Addendum).
The Committee received representations from Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar, Councillor Adam Swersky and Councillor Christine Robson, who all urged the Committee to accept the officer recommendations and refuse the application.
The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations.
The Planning Committee was asked to:
1) agree the reasons for refusal as set out in the report; and
2) refuse planning permission.
The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to refuse the application was unanimous.
[Councillor Paul Osborn, who was not a member of the Committee, left the meeting for the discussion and decision making on this item].