The Belgravia Society 

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Cleveland Clinic


Many local residents have raised with us the issue of the Planning Application to turn 33 Grosvenor Place, now offices, into a 205 bed private hospital. Earlier this year The Belgravia Society met the representatives of the Clinic twice while they showed us their plans for the change of use and for the alterations to the building

Having considered the comments of numerous local residents about the impact on the residential locality with the introduction of a 24/7 use, we have come to the conclusion that this is not a suitable proposal for the area. We are aware of the huge response from all who objected to the proposal and have contacted us with their concerns. 

As a result, we have decided to put in an objection to the application as well

Grounds for planning objections are a matter of Law. So our objections (and yours) can only be for those legal reasons. We quote them below: 
1.    Adverse effect on the residential amenity of neighbours, by reason of (among other factors) noise, disturbance, overlooking, loss of privacy, overshadowing, etc. (note that this does not include noise or disturbance arising from the actual execution of the works, which will not be taken into account)
2.    Unacceptably high density / overdevelopment of the site, Visual impact of the development
3.    Effect of the development on the character of the neighbourhood
4.    Design (including bulk and massing, detailing and materials, if these form part of the application). The proposed development is over-bearing, out-of-scale or out of character in terms of its appearance compared with existing development in the vicinity
5.    The loss of existing views from neighbouring  properties would adversely affect the residential amenity of neighbouring owners
6.    In a Conservation Area, adverse effect of the development on the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.
7.    If a listed building or near a Listed Building, adverse effect of the development on the setting of the Listed Building/s.
8.    The development would adversely affect highway safety or the convenience of road users (but only if there is technical evidence to back up such a claim)

These categories are not comprehensive, but highly indicative of the matters to be taken into account.

WCC would normally want to see a plan describing how the  work will be done in a construction  and a management plan, describing management after the development is completed – if they get planning consent. These cannot be found amongst the 190 odd papers submitted to WCC with the planning application and we are asking for them.

We know the value of individual objections. So, if you feel strongly about the Application you can either write to WCC objecting on as many of the grounds quoted above which you feel apply. In this case, most of them do.
You letters should be sent to:

Development Planning
Westminster City Hall
64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP



Or make your comment on Westminster’s website, click on Planning and fill in the application number. You will be given the opportunity to make your objection.



In all communications quote the address and the planning application number. They are 33 Grosvenor Place SW1X 7HY – 16/08369/Full.

Make your voice heard. The greater number of objections – the better


List of conditions that should be added to your objection in case change of use is granted.

All waste collection/deliveries/loading/unloading is performed within the curtilage of the building.

Service bay hours of operation 08:00 - 18:00 - Mon-Fri

                                                  08:00 - 13:00 - Sat

                                                  Closed Sunday and Bank holidays

Service bay doors are kept closed during loading/unloading unless a vehicle is entering or leaving.

Vehicles enter and leave in a forward gear not in reverse.

Vehicles do not sound horn on arrival.

Vehicles do not wait in the street or illegally park if the bay is not immediately available.

Vehicles do not arrive earlier than the loading bay hours of operation.

On leaving they should vacate the area immediately.

 Commercial vehicle activity limited to 50 visits per day.

 Entrances on residential streets are only used between 08:00 and 20:00.

Visiting hours are kept between 08:00 and 20:00. 

No designated smoking areas in residential streets (Wilton St., Chester St. and Chester Mews).

No taxis for staff, visitors and clients to wait illegally-parked or blocking the road for residential streets (Wilton St., Chester St. and Chester Mews).

No taxis to pickup/drop off from residential streets (Wilton St., Chester St. and Chester Mews) outside of 08:00 -20:00.

No emergency vehicles at any time.