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Venue: Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre

Contact: Manize Talukdar, Democratic and Electoral Services Officer  Tel: 020 8424 1323 E-mail:  manize.talukdar@harrow.gov.uk

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59.

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 Ghazanfar Ali

Councillor Simon Brown

 

60.

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

61.

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 12H (2/08) – Other Applications Recommended for Grant

Councillors Stephen Greek, Anjana Patel & Bharat Thakker declared non-pecunairy interests in that the applicant was a colleague and Member of the Conservative Group.  They would leave the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

62.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 151 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

63.

Public Questions

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 in which they were received.  There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for the asking and answering of public questions.

 

[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, Friday

31August 2018.  Questions should be sent to publicquestions@harrow.gov.uk  

No person may submit more than one question].

 

Minutes:

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

64.

Deputations

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

65.

References from Council and other Committees/Panels

To receive references from Council and any other Committees or Panels (if any).

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that there were none.

66.

Addendums 1 & 2 & Supplemental Agenda

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To accept both addendums and the supplemental agenda.

67.

Representations on Planning Applications

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 29 (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 2/03 on the list of planning applications.

RESOLVED ITEMS

GRANT

68.

2/01: 9 Ainsdale Crescent, Pinner - P/4743/17 pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Change of use from residential (class c3) to care home (class c2)

 

DECISION:  Deferred, subject to a site visit.

GRANT

69.

2/02: 40 Sequoia Park, Pinner - P/2232/18 pdf icon PDF 299 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Use of rooms on ground floor for beauty treatments

 

Councillor Stephen Greek, Anjana Patel & Bharat Thakker left the room during consideration of this item.

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     although the London Plan sought to restrict the loss of accommodation within residential dwellings, it was nevertheless in favour of home-working, within limits;

 

·                     retrospective applications such as this one, though not illegal, were considered unwise and as such were not condoned by the planning service;

 

·                     if granted, the permission would be reviewed in two years’ time.

 

A Member expressed disappointment at the fact that the application had been made retrospectively.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report.

 

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

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Keith Ferry & Graham Henson voted for the application.

 

Councillor Christine Robson abstained from voting.

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

70.

20/3: Bovis House, 142 Northolt Road - P/0370/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Conversion of existing internal cycle room to store room; creation of additional floor incorporating 9 flats; bin and cycle store.

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the applicant had submitted a Waste Management Plan and officers considered that this would be sufficient to meet the needs of future occupiers and would safeguard the amenities of the local area.  If a construction management plan had been deemed necessary, then this would have been requested by the Highways authority, who had not raised any objections to the application;

 

·                     with regard to soft landscaping, the applicant had agreed to plant trees into the ground rather than in pots;

 

·                     issues raised by the objector in relation to building control did not fall within the remit of the Committee and was the responsibility of the Building Control Section. 

 

Members expressed their dismay regarding Permitted Development rights which allowed the conversion of office space to residential space and  whether the proposal met the relevant national building control requirements and standards.

 

An officer undertook to forward the concerns raised by Members to the Building Control Section.

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Ms Yousif and from a representative of the applicant, Mr Butcher.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

Granted planning permission subject to authority being delegated to the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services for the completion of the Section 106 legal agreement and other enabling legislation and issue of the planning permission and subject to minor amendments to the conditions (set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report) or the legal agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 31st October 2018 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Divisional Director of Planning, then delegate the decision to the Divisional Director of Planning to REFUSE planning permission for the appropriate reason.

 

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

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Stephen Greek, Keith Ferry, Anjana Patel, Christine Robson and Bharat Thakker  voted for the application.

 

Councillor Graham Henson abstained from voting.

GRANT

71.

2/04: 132 Cavendish Avenue, Harrow - P/2185/18 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide two storey dwellinghouse with basement and accommodation in roof; refuse storage

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that following the previously refused scheme (reference P/0962/18), a number of amendments had been made to address the reasons for refusal.  Officers deemed the current application acceptable.

 

Members expressed dismay that the former application property had been demolished by the applicant without planning permission in order to implement the permission granted under reference P/4297/17.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

‘The proposal, by reason of its design, form and siting would represent an inappropriate, discordant and incongruous form of development, at odds with the character of the area and the prevailing pattern of development in the streetscene, contrary to the high quality design aspirations contained in the National Planning Policy Framework (2012), policies 7.4B, 7.6B and 3.5A of The London Plan (2016), policy CS1.B of the Harrow Core Strategy (2012), policy DM 1 of the Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan (2013) and the adopted Supplementary Planning Document: Residential Design Guide (2010). ‘

 

The motion was seconded, put to the vote and lost.  The Chair used his casting vote.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report.

 

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

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Keith Ferry &, Graham Henson voted for the application.  The Chair used his casting vote.

 

Councillors Stephen Greek, Anjana Patel and Bharat Thakker voted against the application.

 

Councillor Christine Robson abstained from Voting.

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

72.

2/05: 100 Headstone Road, Harrow - P/1182/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide two storey building with habitable roofspace comprising of 5 flats (3 x 2 bedroom flats, 1 x studio flat, and 1 x 1 bedroom flat); bin and cycle stores

 

This application was withdrawn.

GRANT

73.

2/06: 30 Clonard Way, Harrow - P/2981/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Single storey rear extension (demolition or rear extension and bin store)

 

This application was withdrawn.

GRANT

74.

2/07: Fitness Club, Havelock Place - P/1773/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Change of use from gym (class D1) to offices (class b1)

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report.

 

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

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

75.

2/08: Garages adjacent to and dwellings to rear of 4 Elm Park Stanmore - P / 2003/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Re-development to provide one two storey building for four flats; landscaping; separate and communal amenity space; bin / cycle storage

 

This application was withdrawn.