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Property details

Case reference: PP/18/03461
Address: 97-109 Cromwell Road, LONDON, SW7 4DN
Ward: Courtfield
Polling district: 06
Listed Building Grade:
Conservation area:

Applicant details

Applicant's name: Queensgate Bow UK Holdco Limited
Applicant company name: GVA
Contact address: 65 Gresham Street London EC2V 7NQ

Proposal details

Application type: PP (Planning permission)
Proposed development Comprehensive redevelopment and erection of part 30, part 22, and part 7 storey building comprising hotel bedrooms and serviced apartments (Class C1) with ancillary bar, restaurants, conferencing and dining areas, leisure facilities, and back of house areas; and new homes [including affordable homes] (Class C3); with associated basement, energy centre, plant, car parking, cycle parking, refuse stores, and servicing areas; associated highway works; and creation of new publicly accessible open space with associated hard and soft landscaping (MAJOR DEVELOPMENT) (EIA DEVELOPMENT).
Date received: 18 Jun 2018
Registration date:
(Statutory start date)
22 Jun 2018
Public consultation ends: 12 Oct 2018
Application status: Appeal Received
Target date for decision: 15 Nov 2018

Decision details

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Decision date:
Conditions and reasons:


The height and massing of the proposed development, including an additional tower, would cause less than substantial harm to the character and appearance of nearby heritage assets, especially in nearby views. The elevational treatments would be of an insufficiently high design quality to have a wholly positive impact on the character and quality of the townscape, and the relevant tests for tall buildings in the Building Height SPD have not been undertaken. The benefits of the development would not outweigh these harms. The proposal is, therefore, contrary to Consolidated Local Plan policies CL1, CL2, CL3, CL4, CL11, & CL12 and the Building Height (in the Royal Borough) SPD.


In the absence of agreed Section 106 obligations, and provisions under section 16 of the General Powers Act, which would secure the necessary mitigation measures and infrastructure which are necessary to make the development acceptable, the proposal would be contrary to policies of the Consolidated Local Plan, in particular policies C1, CT1, CR1, CR4, CR5, CR6, CE1, CE5, and CH2 and the London Plan.



Refused despite pre-apps and discussions
To assist applicants in finding solutions to problems arising in relation to their development proposals the Local Planning Authority has produced planning policies, and provided written guidance, all of which are available on the Council's website, and offers a pre-application advice service. Pre-application advice was sought and provided, and improvements recommended during assessment of the application. Unfortunately this advice was not adhered to. Nevertheless, the Council is ready to enter into discussions with the applicants through the advice service to assist in the preparation of a new planning application.

Committee details

Decision by: MPDC (Major Planning Development Committee).
Date:27 Sep 2018
Venue:The Council Chamber
Report item number:C89

Appeal details

This case has not been appealed.

Planning Inspectorate reference number: APP/G6100/V/21/3267122
Appeal received: 01 Feb 2021
Appeal type:
Appeal procedure: I
Appeal start date:
Deadline for comments to be received by the Planning Inspectorate: TBC
Hearing/Inquiry date:11 May 2021
Appeal decision:
Appeal decision date:

Contact details

Planning case officer: Philip Elliott
Planning team: Strategic Developments Team
Email: planning@rbkc.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7361 3012

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