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No. Item


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 that there were no Reserve Members in attendance at this meeting.


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 no Members, who were not members of the Committee, had indicated that they wished to speak at the meeting.


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 interest was declared:


Agenda Item 6 – Planning Application 2/03 – Pinner Wood School, Latimer Gardens, Pinner

Councillor Stephen Wright declared a personal interest in that he had been a Governor at the school and one of his children had been educated there.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.



To receive deputations (if any) under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 16 (Part 4B) of the Constitution.


RESOLVED:  To note that no deputations were received at this meeting.


Representations on Planning Applications

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 30 (Part 4B of the Constitution), from objectors and applicants regarding planning applications on the agenda.


RESOLVED:  To note that no representations had been received in respect of items on the list of planning applications.



Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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.

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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/0805/14 (Harrow Council). Construction of a New Single and Two-Storey Extension attached to North West and North East Elevations of Existing Building with Provision of 0.8 Metre High Balustrades at Roof Level; Provision of Access Ramp with Railings to Single Storey Extension and Extract Duct and Condenser on Roof; Additional Car Park Provided at the Front of the Site and Alteration to Existing Car Parking Layout; Removal of Existing Temporary Mobile Accommodation and Annex Building; Associated Hard and Soft Landscaping to Include New Hard Play Areas; New Boundary Treatment; Cycle Storage; External Alterations (In Association with Expansion of the Existing 2 Form Entry Primary School to a 3 Form Entry Primary School).


An officer introduced the report and drew attention to the addendum.  It was noted that parking controls in the area had been reviewed and a 20 mph zone with traffic calming would be introduced to the area west of the school in 2014.  An additional parking enforcement vehicle with number plate recognition had been procured to address illegal parking in streets surrounding the school particularly at peak times.


DECISION:  GRANTED permission, under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations, for the development described in the applications and submitted plans, subject to the conditions and informatives reported, as amended by the addendum.


The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was unanimous.




Reference:  P/0865/14 (Harrow Council). Construction of a Two Storey Extension within Existing Internal Courtyard Space; Provision of New Hard Play Space to the West of the Site; Associated Landscaping and Boundary Treatment (In Association with the Expansion of the School Capacity  from 62 to 104 Pupils by 2017).


Members were informed that the development would take place within the current school buildings so was not prominent and could not be seen from outside the school.  It was noted that the application site was in Harrow Weald Ward.


Discussion took place regarding transport arrangements and it was noted that 95% of pupils travelled by minibus and 5% by car.  In response to questions it was noted that there would be a projected increase of four minibuses.  The traffic assessment did not consider that further measures were necessary due to the arrangements for drop off points within the school boundary for the minibuses.  In addition, the construction of inset parking bays close to the school  ...  view the full minutes text for item 540.