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Attendance by Reserve Members

To note the attendance at this meeting of any duly appointed Reserve Members.


Reserve Members may attend meetings:-


(i)                 to take the place of an ordinary Member for whom they are a reserve;

(ii)               where the ordinary Member will be absent for the whole of the meeting; and

(iii)             the meeting notes at the start of the meeting at the item ‘Reserves’ that the Reserve Member is or will be attending as a reserve;

(iv)              if a Reserve Member whose intention to attend has been noted arrives after the commencement of the meeting, then that Reserve Member can only act as a Member from the start of the next item of business on the agenda after his/her arrival.


RESOLVED:  To note the attendance at this meeting of the following duly appointed Reserve Members:-


Ordinary Member


Reserve Member


Councillor Graham Henson

Councillor Barry Kendler

Councillor Anne Whitehead

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali



Right of Members to Speak

To agree requests to speak from Councillors who are not Members of the Committee, in accordance with Committee Procedure 4.1.


RESOLVED:  That, in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 4.1, the following Councillors, who were not Members of the Committee, be allowed to speak on the agenda item indicated:




Planning Application

Simon Brown




Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:


(a)               all Members of the Committee;

(b)               all other Members present.


RESOLVED:  To note that the following interests were declared:


Agenda Item 10 – Planning Applications Received (1/02, 1/03, 2/03, 2/07, 2/08)


Councillor Stephen Greek declared a non-pecuniary interest in that his brother-in-law lived in close proximity to the former government offices application sites (items 1/02, 1/03, 2/07 and 2/08); and in respect of item 2/03, he was employed by the Greater London Authority.  He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon.


Agenda Item 10 – Planning Applications Received (2/03)


The Chair declared an interest on behalf of himself and Councillors Ghazanfar Ali, Barry Kendler and Nitin Parekh in that they were Members of the Labour Group.  They would leave the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 July be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions, Petitions & Deputations

To receive any public questions received in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 17 (Part 4B of the Constitution).


Questions will be asked in the order notice of them was received and there be a time limit of 15 minutes.


[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, Friday 28 August 2015  Questions should be sent to  

No person may submit more than one question].


RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were put, or petitions or deputations received.


References from Council and other Committees/Panels

To receive references from Council and any other Committees or Panels (if any).


RESOLVED:  To note that there were none.



Representations on Planning Applications and Suspension of Procedure Rule

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 29 (Part 4B of the Constitution), from objectors and applicants regarding planning applications on the agenda.


RESOLVED:  That in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 30 (Part 4B of the Constitution), representations be received in respect of item 1/04, 2/06 and 2/09 on the list of planning applications.


The Committee agreed to suspend rule 29.4 (Part 4B of the Constitution) in order to allow two objectors to speak on item 2/06 for a total of 6 minutes.  The applicant was allowed 6 minutes to respond.


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Report of the Divisional Director, Planning - circulated separately.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Planning Protocol, where Councillors disagree with the advice of the Divisional Director, Planning, it will be the Members' responsibility to clearly set out the reasons for refusal where the Officer recommendation is for grant.  The planning reasons for rejecting the Officer's advice must be clearly stated, whatever the recommendation and recorded in the minutes.  The Officer must be given the opportunity to explain the implications of the contrary decision.

Additional documents:


In accordance with the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, the Addenda were admitted late to the agenda as they contained information relating to various items on the agenda and were based on information received after the despatch of the agenda.  They were admitted to the agenda in order to enable Members to consider all information relevant to the items before them for decision.


RESOLVED:  That authority be given to the Head of Planning to issue the decision notices in respect of the applications considered.


1/01 - Equitable House, Lyon Road, Harrow




Description:  Variation Of Conditions 23 (Approved Plans), 2 (Materials), 3 (Boundary And Ground Surfacing), 4 (Landscaping), 6 (Tree), 8 (Site Levels), 9 (Cycle Parking), 11 (Sustainability), 12 (Drainage) And 20 (Communal Tv) Attached To Planning Permission P/2879/14 Dated 17/12/14, Which Varied Conditions (25, 2,3,4,6,9,11,12,13,14,15,21 And 22) Attached To Planning Permission P/3118/11 Dated 31/10/12 To Provide An Additional 23 Apartments (Bringing Total To 310) And Minor Changes To Reconfigure The Approved Layout, Detailed Design And Landscaping Scheme


Followinga question from a Member, an officer advised that space would be set aside in the commercial units along Lyon Road for a healthcare facility that would most likely be used by the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group).


DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to conditions and the modification of the section 106 agreement dated 31 October 2012 relating to the planning permission granted under reference P/3118/11 dated 31/10/2012, as amended by P/2879/14 on the 17/12/2014 and as amended by the addendum. Authority to be given to the Divisional Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services for the sealing of the Section 106 agreement and to agree any minor amendments to the conditions or the legal agreement.


The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a majority of vote.


Councillors Ghazanfar Ali,  Keith Ferry, Barry Kendler and Nitin Parekh voted for the application.


Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Pritesh Patel abstained from voting.





Reference:  P/2826/15 (ST EDWARD HOMES)


Description:  Amendments To The Development Approved Under Planning Reference P/2317/06 (Allowed On Appeal Ref: App/M5450/A/06/2032152) Comprising The Erection Of A Four Storey Block Adjoining Existing (Constructed) Ocs Building To Provide Flexible A1/A2/A3/A4/A5 Uses And Community Facilities (439sqm) (Within Use Classes D1 And D2 Including Indoor And Outdoor Crèche Area) And Provision Of B1 (A), (B), (C) Floor space. Use Of Part Of Ground Floor Of Existing Ocs Building For Flexible A1/A2/A3/A4/A5 Use Resulting In An Overall Provision Of 457sqm In Existing And New Block.  Amendments Resulting In A Reduction Of B1 Office Floor Space On The Site From 3040sqm To 2125sqm. Provision Of Basement Cycle Parking And Four Storey Decked Car Parking At Rear; Alterations To Approved Parking Layout; Associated External Alterations And Hard And Soft Landscape Works.


Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:


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Member Site Visits

To arrange dates for Member site visits that have been agreed during the course of the meeting (if any).


RESOLVED:  To note that there were no site visits to be arranged.