The proposed development, by reason of its height, massing and architectural design would result in less than substantial harm to the Thurloe Estate and Smith's Charity Conservation Area, the Grade II listed South Kensington Underground Station and the settings of Grade II* listed 1-29 Pelham Place, and Grade II listed 45-51 and 6-12 Thurloe Square, and would fail to preserve the character and appearance of the conservation area and special architectural and historic interest of the listed buildings identified above. The identified harm is not outweighed by the public benefits of the proposal. The proposed development is therefore contrary to development plan policies CL3 and CL4 of the Local Plan (2019) and HC1 of the London Plan (2021), and guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework.
The proposed development, by reason of its height, massing and architectural design would fail to respect the existing context, character and appearance of the area. This is contrary to development plan policies CL1 and CL2 of the Local Plan (2019); and Policy D3 of the London Plan (2021).
The Applicant has failed to agree to enter into a legal agreement to secure necessary associated infrastructure improvements generated by the development. As such the proposal is contrary to polices C1, CH2, CR4, CE1, CT1 of the Local Plan (2019); and policies DF1, H4, H5, H6, D8, T1, T2, T3, T4, T9, SI 2, E8, E11 of the London Plan (2021); and the guidance contained within the Council's Planning Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (adopted 2019).