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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 Sachin Shah

Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar

Councillor Barry Kendler



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

Chris Mote

1/01, 2/02



Janet Mote




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 105 – Planning Applications Received

Councillor Chris Mote declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he rented a flat on the top floor of West House.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions, Petitions, 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, Friday 6 March 2015.  Questions should be sent to  

No person may submit more than one question].


RESOLVED:  To note that none were received.


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 items 1/02, 2/02 and 2/03 on the list of planning applications.



Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 40 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:


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.




Reference: P/ 4013/14 (Mr Stewart Braddock) Description: Redevelopment: To Provide Part  Four, Part Six Storey Building Comprising 25 Flats; Flexible Commercial Use (Classes A1/A2/A3/A4) On Ground Floor; Parking, Bin/Cycle Storage,  Landscaping And Rear Communal Amenity Space; Solar Panels On Rooftop


Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:


·                    No windows would be overlooking the railway on the first floor.  Potential vibrations from passing trains would be limited through design solutions.


The Committee received representations from Councillor Chris Mote.


A member of the Committee proposed refusal on the following grounds:


1.                  The proposal, by reason of excessive height, scale, and bulk, would be overbearing and would have an unacceptable impact on the character of the area, the neighbouring Pinner High Street Conservation Area, and the amenity of neighbouring occupiers, contrary to policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan, CS1.B and CS1.D of the Core Strategy, and DM1 and DM7 of the local Plan.


2.                  The proposal provides insufficient off-street car parking in order to mitigate the impact of the development on the amenity of local streets, contrary to policy DM42 of the Local Plan.


The motion was seconded, put to the vote and lost.


DECISION:  GRANTED permission subject to authority being delegated to the Divisional Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services for the completion of the Section 106 legal agreement and issue of the planning permission, as amended by the addendum and subject to 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 votes. 


Councillors Keith Ferry, Barry Kendler, Sachin Shah and Anne Whitehead voted for the application.





Reference: P/3450/14 (Asra Housing Group) Description: Redevelopment: Four Two Storey Semi Detached Dwellings With Attached Car Ports; Part Three/Part Two Storey Building For Eight Flats, Additional Parking, Associated Cycle And Refuse Storage And Hard And Soft Landscaping; Provision Of New Boundary Treatment; Part Demolition And Reconstruction Of Adjoining Community Hall; Single Storey Extensions To Frontage Of Church And Southern And Northern Elevations; External Alterations To Existing Church; New Vehicular Access From Bishop Ken Road


Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:


·                    the application had the support of the Highways authority.  The travel assessment had shown that there was sufficient on-street parking available and there  ...  view the full minutes text for item 105.


Enforcement Grid - April-December 2014 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report of the Corporate Director of Environment & Enterprise.

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report of the Head of Development Management which set out an overview of Planning appeal decisions and an overview of enforcement statistics for Quarters 1-3 of 2014/15.


RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.


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.