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Property details

Case reference: PP/20/03216
Address: South Kensington Underground Station; 20-48 (even) and 36-46 (odd) Thurloe Street; 1-9 (odd) Pelham Street; 20-34 Thurloe Square, LONDON
Ward: Brompton and Hans Town
Polling district: 02
Listed Building Grade: 2
Conservation area: Thurloe and Smith's Charity

Applicant details

Applicant's name: Native Land (Kensington) Ltd, South Kensington Properties Ltd and London Under
Applicant company name: DP9 Ltd
Contact address: 100 Pall Mall LONDON SW1Y 5NQ

Proposal details

Application type: PP (Planning permission)
Proposed development **APPLICATION AMENDED 16.08.2021** Mixed use development of the land around South Kensington Station providing for: the demolition and redevelopment of the Bullnose (including Use Classes A1, A2, A3 and B1), demolition and faτade retention of the Thurloe Street Building, refurbishment of the retail facades along Thurloe Street, refurbishment of the Arcade, construction of a building along Pelham Street comprising of residential use (Use Class C3), retail use (A1, A2 and A3), and Office use (use Class B1), construction of a building along Thurloe Square to provide for Use Class C3, alterations to South Kensington Station to provide for Step-free access to the District and Circle Lines and fire escape, including consequential alterations to the layout of the Ticket Hall, construction of two retail facades within the Subway, and other works incidental to the application proposal (MAJOR APPLICATION - Consultation deadline 26.09.2021).
Date received: 11 Jun 2020
Registration date:
(Statutory start date)
03 Jul 2020
Public consultation ends: 03 Oct 2021
Application status: Appeal Decided
Target date for decision: 02 Oct 2020

Decision details

This case has not yet been decided.

Decision: Refuse Planning Permission/Consent
Decision date: 13 Dec 2021
Conditions and reasons:


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).



Refused despite pre-apps and discussions
In dealing with this application, the Local Planning Authority has implemented the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner based on seeking solutions to problems arising in relation to dealing with the planning application. As with all applicants, the Council has made available detailed advice in the form of our statutory policies and all other Council guidance, as well as offering a full pre-application advice service, so as to ensure the Applicant has been given every opportunity to submit an application which is likely to be considered favourably.

Committee details

Decision by: This case is currently due to be decided by the Planning Committee.
Date:18 Nov 2021
Venue:The Council Chamber
Report item number:STR7

Appeal details

This case has not been appealed.

Planning Inspectorate reference number: W/22/3300872 - 3301446
Appeal received: 10 Jun 2022
Appeal type: PP
Appeal procedure: PI (Public Inquiry)
Appeal start date: 28 Jul 2022
Deadline for comments to be received by the Planning Inspectorate: 31 Oct 2022
Hearing/Inquiry date:18 Jan 2023
Number of days for Hearing/Inquiry:11
Appeal decision: PAL
Appeal decision date: 12 Dec 2023

Contact details

Planning case officer: Martin Lomas
Planning team: Strategic Developments Team
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7361 3012

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