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No. Item


Apologies for absence and attendance of substitute Members


Councillor Patricia Bamford attended the meeting in place of Councillor Bill Brisbane.



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2016.


The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 May 2016 were confirmed and signed.


Declarations of interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other non-pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on this agenda.


There were no declarations of interest.


Planning Application


A summary of the reasons for granting planning permission and of any relevant development plan policies is included in the report of the Head of Planning and Transport on each application where permission is recommended. Permitted applications are subject to the legal agreements, conditions and informatives set out in the report, together with any other details on late responses to consultations or comments received since the agenda was printed, revised drawings circulated at the meeting and any amended recommendations, additional conditions and informatives set out below.


Resolved that the following applications are permitted as indicated.



Planning application: Site at Eden Walk Shopping Centre, Eden Walk, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1RP. (15/13063) pdf icon PDF 663 KB

Additional documents:


The demolition and redevelopment of Eden Walk Shopping Centre, including Millennium House and Neville House to provide a mixed use development consisting of retail units and kiosks (Use Classes A1-A5), leisure including a cinema (Use Class D2), media screens, offices (Use Class B1a) and residential (Use Class C3); plant (including CHP); public and residential car parking; formation of new access for residential basement car parking, refurbishment of the existing multi-storey car park including new access ramp, extension of basement; public realm works including pedestrian routes and public spaces, improvements to Memorial Gardens, and associated works. Listed Building Consent for the relocation of the War Memorial to a location in Memorial Gardens, and for works abutting the United Reformed Church.


Speakers on the application




Mr Keith Payne


Mr George Rome Innes


Mr Anthony Evans


Mr Matthew Secker



Councillors Phil Doyle and Jon Tolley addressed the Committee under Standing Order No 29.


Planning Permission


Permit subject to;


the following amended condition:


The development hereby permitted shall be commenced within three years from the date of this decision.


Reason: In order to comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990. (As amended)


Listed Building Consent




Members Comments


Income generated from the proposed profit sharing arrangement be reported to the Development Control Committee for consideration of the allocation of the money in order to ensure that any such monies be directed to meet appropriate infrastructure needs


Those for: Councillors Roy Arora, Paul Bedforth, Jack Cheetham, David Glasspool, Mike Head, Hugh Scantlebury, Malcolm Self and Gaj Wallooppilai (8)


Those against: Councillors Patricia Bamford, Rebekah Moll and Lorraine Rolfe (3)



Urgent items authorised by the Chair

To consider any urgent items authorised by the Chair.


There were no urgent items.