Sellar Property Group’s plans to redevelop Seal House near London Bridge have been recommended for approval by the City of London Corporation ahead of a meeting of the City’s planning and transportation committee meeting on Tuesday.
However the 200,000 sq ft scheme may face further planning headaches as the Mayor of London and English Heritage object to the scheme because of its impact on the adjacent Fishmongers Hall.
Seal House, on the north bank of the River Thames, had been refused consent in April 2008 because of its impact on the listed home of one of London’s oldest city guilds.
It was also refused consent because of its impact on views from Monument.
Sellar has not changed the height of the building but has revised the bulk to lessen the impact on views.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment believes the revised form and mass of the building are ‘appropriate to the location.’
The City of London will make its decision on Tuesday next week but a report before its planning and transportation committee has recommended approval.
Boris Johnson will then have 14 days to decide whether to allow the permission to be granted, direct refusal, or call the application in.