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Declaration of Pecuniary Interests
Under Standing Order 4.4, where any councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct (para. 4)) in any matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council, a committee, sub-committee or joint committee, they must withdraw from the meeting room during the whole of the consideration of that matter and must not participate in any vote on that matter unless a dispensation has been obtained from the Monitoring Officer.
Councillor Windle stated that while he did not have any pecuniary interests, he sat on the Council of Governors at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Councillor Becca Thackray stated that she was a nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’, although this was not a pecuniary interest.
To agree minutes of the meetings held on 8 June and 14 September.
RESOLVED: The minutes of the 8 June and 14 September meetings were agreed as the correct records of proceedings.
The Chair announced a provisional timetable for the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 9.9.1
No recommendation is made to the committee for Pre-application Development Presentations. Matters arising from discussions during the item will be minuted; any matters discussed will not be binding on the eventual decision-maker.
(Agenda item 3, page 25 of the agenda pack, page 11 of the first addendum)
Councillor Seedat joined the meeting at 7.04pm.
The officer started the presentation and noted that:
- The site was located in Waterloo opposite Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The pre-application proposal was for a redevelopment which would provide offices, residential units, retail and community uses.
- Lambeth Officers had been in pre-application discussions with the applicant under a Planning Performance Agreement using the Enhanced Engagement Service, which included a meeting with Ward Members, local representatives and a presentation to the Planning Applications Committee. The project had also been to the Design Review Panel on multiple occasions.
- The applicant had undertaken their own public consultation.
- The main planning issues were land use, townscape, heritage, transport, sustainability and employment and skills.
The developers started their presentation and noted:
- The GST Foundation were working with Stanhope on the development and would sell a 150-year lease to Stanhope and retain a financial interest in the development.
- The proposal would provide 35% affordable housing and sought to deliver positive outcomes on employment, air quality and public realm.
- It was intended that the GST NHS Foundation Trust would occupy Plot A of the development, but they had not been given approval by HM Treasury to do this. However, they maintained a long-term intention to move into the development sometime in the future.
- The first phase of public consultation occurred in September 2021 and the second phase would commence in late November 2021. During the consultation, the developers contacted 30 community groups and organisations, circulated approximately 2,000 newsletters and promoted the consultation through social media.
- Feedback from the consultation focused on the future of the existing uses including the importance of affordable workspace, a request for clarity on building height, more information on the new public spaces, and a desire for improved local connections.
- The applicant was aiming to submit a Planning Application in late February 2022 with a start on site in 2024.
- The proposal would include a MedTech hub with office space and lab-enabled space as well as affordable workspace.
- The proposal would be sustainable, using all electric measures and with no fossil fuel consumption on site. It would be car free and use freight consolidation. The developers would attempt to achieve a net zero whole life carbon.
- They would deliver flexible workspaces for the community to use, without competing with or undermining the surrounding community spaces.
- Building B was a residential building and would replace the 129 existing apartments with 132 new homes, of which 35% would be affordable.
- Buildings A, C, D, E were commercial buildings of which a third or 300,000 sq ft would be lab enabled space (approximately three times the size of the Lambeth Civic Centre).
- Each building would have dedicated cycle hubs and extensive cycle parking in the public realm.
- There would be cafes, restaurants, shops and co-working space ... view the full minutes text for item 3.