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90.

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.

Minutes:

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

 

Ordinary Member

 

Reserve Member

 

Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar

Councillor Nitin Parekh

Councillor Anne Whitehead

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali

 

91.

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.

Minutes:

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:

 

Councillor

 

Planning Application

Barry Macleod-Cullinane

2/08

 

Jean Lammiman

2/08

                                     

92.

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.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that the following interests were declared:

 

Agenda Item 10 – Planning Applications Received

 

Councillor June Baxter declared a non-pecuniary interest in that a fellow Conservative Councillor lived in the vicinity of the Krishna Avanti School.

 

Councillor Stephen Greek, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a former pupil of John Lyon School, he was the Chair of the Harrow Weald Common Board of Conservators and in that both he as well as a fellow Conservative Councillor lived in the vicinity of the Krishna Avanti School.  He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon.

 

Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a former pupil of John Lyon School.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Councillor Norman Stevenson declared a non-pecuniary interest in that a fellow Conservative Councillor lived in the vicinity of the Krishna Avanti School.

93.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 111 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

94.

Public Questions, Deputations and References

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, <DATE>.  Questions should be sent to publicquestions@harrow.gov.uk  

No person may submit more than one question].

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that none were received.

95.

Petitions

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).

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note the receipt of the following petitions, which were  referred to the Corporate Director of Environment and Enterprise for consideration:

 

Petition containing 121 signatures, presented by a resident on behalf of Byron Hill Residents, with the following terms of reference

 

‘We, the undersigned, call upon Harrow Council Planning committee to reject the John Lyon School planning application (P/4247/14) to increase pupil numbers from 525 to 710.

 

Furthermore, given that, by its own figures, the school is in clear breach of the variation in section 106 granted in 2007.  The Planning department should institute clear sanctions to ensure the numbers revert back to those previously approved (525).’

 

Petition containing 36 signatures, presented by a resident on behalf of residents living in the vicinity of John Lyon School, with the following terms of reference

 

‘John Lyon School: Increase in pupil numbers to 710.

 

We, the undersigned, are extremely concerned at the officer recommendation to grant this application and call for it to be negated.

 

The Report to Committee states the original Section 106 Agreement dated 23 June 1995 restricted the number of pupils at the School to 525.  It then makes various references to a ‘Deed of Variation’, apparently dated 24 September 2007 which allowed an increase in the number of pupils to 600.  Unfortunately no-one in the community seems to know anything about this “Deed” nor is there any reference to any application for it in the Planning History for this site.  So it is not clear how or by whom this ‘Variation’ was made and thus what validity it may have?

 

The number of complaints against this application now is indicative of the problems.  An increase to 600 pupils have brought during the past 7 years and shows that the Travel Plans updated during that period have not had much effect.

 

Numbers should be restricted again to 525 and the new proposed Travel Plan should be shown to work by alleviating nuisance caused to residents before any increase from that figure is permitted.’

RESOLVED ITEMS

96.

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.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 30 (Part 4B of the Constitution), representations be received in respect of item 2/08 on the list of planning applications.

97.

Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 43 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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 Head of Planning to issue the decision notices in respect of the applications considered.

 

23 VERWOOD ROAD, HARROW

 

Reference: P/0051/15 (Mrs Deepa Upreti) Description: Single Storey Rear Extension (Retrospective)

 

DECISION:  GRANTEDplanning permission for the development described in the application And submitted plans, subject to condition(s). 

 

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

 

 

UNIT 1B, 140 NORTHOLT ROAD, HARROW

 

Reference: P/4375/14 (Pearson Property Pensions Fund Limited) Description:  Installation Of Mezzanine Floor

 

DECISION:  GRANTEDplanning permission for the development described in the application and submitted plans, subject to condition(s), as amended by the addendum.

 

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

 

 

274 - 278 NORTHOLT ROAD, HARROW

 

Reference: P/4606/14 (Mr Akhtar Aziz Description): Change Of Use Of First And Second Floors From Education (Class D1) To Residential (Class C3) To Provide Eight Flats; External Alterations To Include The Provision Of Balconies With Glass Balustrades At Rear; Bin And Cycle Storage

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that there would be no parking available at the proposed development.  However, this was not cause for concern as officers were not aware of any parking related issues or complaints arising from other similar developments without allocated parking.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED planning permission subject to conditions.

 

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

 

 

25 – 25A CORBINS LANE, HARROW

 

Reference: P/4599/14 (WE Black Limited Description): Redevelopment To Provide 9 Flats In Two X Two Storey Buildings With Accommodation In Roof; New Vehicle Access; Landscaping And Parking; Cycle And Bin Storage (Demolition Of Existing Dwellings)

 

DECISION:  GRANTEDpermission for the development described in the application and submitted plans, subject to conditions.

 

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

 

 

UNITS 1 & 3, LEEWAY CLOSE, HATCH END, PINNER

 

Reference: P/4168/14 (Mr Lynn Tosh) Description: Redevelopment: Construction Of A Building Containing Three Flats Fronting Woodridings Close; Construction Of Two Storey Rear Block To Contain Two Flats With Box Dormer Windows And Rooflights; Communal Garden, Boundary Fencing And Bin/Cycle Storage And External Alterations.

 

Following a question from a Member regarding the Planning Inspector’s decision regarding the previous application, which had been refused by the Committee, the Chair stated that it was important that the Committee take note of the Inspector’s views and that under the current application, the development’s potential impact on traffic and parking or the number of units planned would not constitute sufficient grounds for refusing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 97.

98.

Member Site Visits

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

Minutes:

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