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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 Bill Phillips

CouncillorSachin Shah

Councillor Stephen Wright

Councillor Joyce Nickolay



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 items indicated:




Planning Application

Marilyn Ashton

1/01 Anmer Lodge, Coverdale Close & Stanmore Carpark, Dennis Lane, Stanmore


James Bond, Janet Mote, Anthony Seymour

3/01 Broadfields Sports and Social Club, Headstone Lane, Harrow



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 Application 3/01 – Broadfields Sports and Social Club, Headstone Lane, Harrow

Councillor Keith Ferry declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in that he lived in the consultation area.  He would leave the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.


Councillor Anthony Seymour declared a non- pecuniary interest in that he was a Governor of Pinner Park Infant and Junior School which was within the consultation area.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.


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That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2014 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2014 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions, petitions and 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 4 April 2014.  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

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 18 (Part 4B of the Constitution), from objectors and applicants regarding planning applications on the agenda.




1)     in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 30 (Part 4B of the Constitution), representations be received in respect of items 1/02 and 2/02 on the list of planning applications;


2)     in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 30.5 two objectors be allowed to address the meeting in respect of item 2/01.



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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 Addendum was admitted late to the agenda as it contained information relating to various items on the agenda and was based on information received after the despatch of the agenda.  It was 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 Divisional Director of Planning to issue the decision notices in respect of the applications considered.




Reference: P/0412/14 (Notting Hill Home Ownership). Redevelopment of Anmer Lodge & Stanmore Car Park Site in Four Blocks of Various Heights: Block A to Provide 1,692 Sq. M (Gross) Food Retail Store (Class A1) with Ancillary Café and 3-5 Storeys of Flats over; Block B to Provide Multi Storey Car Park and 3-4 Storeys of Flats over; Block C to Comprise 3-6 Storeys of Flats with Undercroft Parking; Block D to Comprise 2-4 Storeys of Houses and Flats with Surface Car Parking. Basement Car Park Below Blocks A & B. Total 120 Dwellings (Class C3) (Resident Permit Restricted); 294 Car Parking Spaces (Comprising 151 Replacement Spaces, 50 Spaces for the Food Store and 93 Spaces for Residents), 8 Motorcycle Spaces and 144 Cycle Spaces. Access from Dennis Lane and Coverdale Close. Proposal also Includes Combined Heat & Power Plant; Landscaping & Roof Gardens; Diversion of Water Culvert; Works to Provide Temporary Replacement Town Centre Car Park (Minimum of 151 Spaces) and Demolition of Anmer Lodge.


An officer introduced the report with reference to the addendum which included a summary of additional responses received, further information provided by the applicant and amendments to the report and conditions. A site visit had taken place, therefore the Committee were familiar with the proposed scheme.


The Committee was informed that the site had been allocated as a development site in Harrow’s local plan. There were two distinct areas with high density mixed use in the district centre and a more residential component in the north. The officers had maintained a dialogue with the applicant during the course of the planning application to address matters arising from the appraisal of the application process.


The officers had considered the impact of additional vehicular movements and the Committee was informed of proposed mitigation measures such as road improvements, junction alterations and traffic calming measures.


In response to questions, the Committee was informed that:


  • the Harrow Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was £1,343,340 and the GLA CIL was £652,400;


  • the 10% disabled parking was considered satisfactory taking into account sustainability and the availability of public transport;


  • amendments to the number of internal bin stores had been secured during discussion with the applicant to ensure that Council requirements were met;


  • traffic management schemes sought to improve traffic flow in the Uxbridge Road corridor by linking signal installations and the implementation of stringent controls. The quantum of commercial units with 50 car parking spaces was not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 527.


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.


Any Other Urgent Business - Arrangement of Special Meeting

Which cannot otherwise be dealt with.


The Interim Divisional Director of Planning referred to the decision of the Planning Committee to refuse planning permission on 3 September 2013 for the development at The Hive which had not been built in accordance with planning permission. An enforcement Notice had been served. The officers had recommended refusal on the grounds of the impact of the floodlights and the Committee had agreed two additional reasons for refusal on the grounds of amenity and unacceptable harm to neighbouring properties.


Advice had been sought from two independent planning consultants who were not prepared to provide evidence on the Council’s behalf to the planning enquiry. A decision had been taken to withdraw the enforcement notice that afternoon and a Special Meeting was proposed by the officers for the consideration of the current position on the basis of the independent advice. The item was agreed on the grounds of urgency because the Council was required to submit its statement of case by 28 April and the next meeting was not until 30 April.


RESOLVED:   That a Special Meeting of the Planning Committee be held on Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 6.30 pm to consider an officer report on The Hive Football Centre (Formerly Prince Edward Playing Fields). Camrose Avenue, Edgware.


Extension of Meeting


RESOLVED:  That, in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedural Rule 14, a proposal to extend the length of the meeting until 10.30 pm, if necessary, be agreed.