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The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014


RESOLVED:  That Committee Procedure Rule 26.1 be suspended to enable the recording or photographing or broadcasting of any part of the meeting.


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 Sachin Shah

Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar

Councillor Nitin Parekh

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 items indicated:




Planning Application

Jerry Miles

2/05 7 Stroud Gate, Harrow


Graham Henson

3/01 154 Eastcote Lane, South 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 Applications 1/01, Whitefriars Community School, Harrow; 2/01, Earlsmead Primary School, Arundel Drive, Harrow; 2/02, West Lodge Primary School, West End Lane, Pinner

Councillor Keith Ferry declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was the Portfolio Holder responsible for the properties that were the subject of the applications.  He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon.


Councillor Sachin Shah declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was the Cabinet member for Finance and had had some involvement.  He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon.


Agenda Item 10 – Planning Application 2/06, Talbot Road, Harrow

Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Norman Stevenson declared a disclosable interest in that the applicant was the son of a Conservative Councillor.  They would leave the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 107 KB

That the minutes of the meetings held on 18 June 2014, 25 June 2014 and 16 July 2014 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Additional documents:


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meetings held on 18 June 2014, 25 June 2014 and 16 July 2014 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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 29 August 2014.  Questions should be sent to  

No person may submit more than one question].


RESOLVED:  To note that one public question had been received and responded to. The recording was placed on the website, together with the answer to a supplemental question.


Petitions and Deputations

To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 15 (Part 4B of the Constitution).


RESOLVED: To note that no petitions or deputations had been 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 30 (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 2/05 on the list of planning applications.



Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Report of the Divisional Director of 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/2512/14 (Harrow Council). Construction of a Two and Three Storey Building to Provide an All Through Community School Combining Whitefriars Primary School with a New Secondary School (Proposed Primary School to be 3 Forms of Entry (630 Pupils) and the Secondary School to be 5 Forms of Entry (750 Pupils & 75 Post 16)); Associated Works to Include New Hard and Soft Play Spaces Including a MUGA; Car Parking; Hard and Soft Landscaping; Boundary Treatment; Refuse/Recycling Store; Cycle Parking Spaces and a New Pedestrian Access.


The Committee received a consultation update as contained in the addendum together with an outline of initiatives under consideration arising from the traffic assessment.


In response to questions it was reported that:


·                     the Locally Listed status of the exterior of the Edwardian building afforded less protection than that which would be provided by Statutorily Listed status.  No works were planned for that building either in connection with the application or scheduled;


·                     the school had bronze accreditation for the School Travel Plan and aimed to achieve gold accreditation by the time it was fully occupied;


·                     a condition requiring the submission of a management plan for community use had been included.  Parking for such use would be at the front and rear of the site.  The size of the hall would regulate the number of users and officers were therefore satisfied that community use would not impinge on the neighbourhood.


DECISION:  GRANTED permission, under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations, for the development described in the application 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/1723/14 (W E Black Ltd). Redevelopment to Provide a Four Storey Building Containing 15 Flats (2 x 1 Bedroom and 13 x 2 Bedroom) with Front and Rear Balconies and Associated Parking, Amenity and Landscaping.


It was noted that concerns regarding rear access had been addressed by condition including the undercroft car parking area.


In response to a question, it was noted that the viability assessment had calculated that affordable housing was not viable.  A clawback provision would be instituted if appropriate.




1.                  GRANTED permission for the development described in the application and submitted plans, subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement with heads of terms as set out  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.


INFORMATION ITEM - Response to Government Consultation on Further Changes to Planning

Report of the Divisional Director of Planning


RESOLVED:  That it be noted that the report was withdrawn.


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.

Planning Committee Public Question 3 September 2014 MP3 6 MB