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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 Keith Ferry

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali

Councillor Graham Henson

Councillor Mrs Christine Robson



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 there were no declarations of interests made by Members.


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That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 February 2016 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 February 2016 be taken as read and signed as a correct record, subject to the following amendment on page 9:


‘Councillor Nitin Parekh declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a regular visitor to the temple run by the Krishna Avanti Trust.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.’


Public Questions 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 11 MARCH 2016.  Questions should be sent to  

No person may submit more than one question].


RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were put or deputations received.



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).


1.    Petition against Waxwell Lane Car Park Development, containing 491 signatures.


RESOLVED:  To note the receipt of the following petition, which was referred to the Corporate Director Community, for consideration:


Petition, containing 493 signatures from customers and volunteers at the St Luke’s Hospice Shop, Pinner, against the development of the Waxwell Lane Car Park due to the detrimental effect it would have on access to and the running of the St Luke’s Hospice Shop.


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 1/01 on the list of planning applications.


[Note:  Planning application 1/02 was subsequently deferred, and so the representations were not received].


Planning Applications Received

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.


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.



1/01 - Kempsford House Hotel, 21 St Johns Road, Harrow


REFERENCE:  P/4885/15 Network Housing Association


DESCRIPTION:  Redevelopment To Provide A Five Storey Building For Twenty-Seven Flats With Parking Private And Communal Amenity Space Solar Panels On Roof Landscaping And Bin / Cycle Storage


Following questions from Members, officers advised that:


·                     the garage at the rear of the site was part of the Gayton Road development and did not form part of the application;


·                     the application had been reviewed by officers in the Highways section who had carried out a detailed travel assessment and were satisfied with the level of parking available at the site.  The site was situated in a town centre location, and was therefore the focus of modal shift policies, ie a reduction in car travel and increased use of other sustainable means of transport. In addition to this, there were constrains on parking and local residents would not be eligible to apply for parking permits.  However, the application site was in an area with a ‘good’ PTAL (Public Transport Accessibility Rating).


a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:


‘The proposal, by reason of excessive height, scale, bulk, rearward projection and a lack of off-street parking, would have an unacceptable impact on local amenity, contrary to policies DM1 of the Local Plan, CS1 of the Core Strategy, and 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.’


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


The Committee received representations from two objectors, Mr Thorne and Ms Potts and from, Mr Evans, a representative of the applicant.




Recommendation A


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 and subject to minor amendments to the conditions or the legal agreement, and as amended by the addendum.


Recommendation B


That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 16th June 2016 then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Divisional Director of Planning.


The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a majority of votes.


Councillors Ghazanfar Ali, Nitin Parekh, Mrs Christine Robson and Anne Whitehead voted for the application.


Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Pritesh Patel voted against the application.



1/02 - 11-17 HINDES ROAD, HARROW




The above  ...  view the full minutes text for item 225.


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.