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305.

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 Member:

 

Ordinary Member

 

Reserve Member

 

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali

Councillor Peymana Assad

 

306.

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 Councillor, who was not a Member of the Committee, be allowed to speak on the agenda item indicated:

 

Councillor

 

Planning Application

Norman Stevenson

2/01, 1 Love Lane, Pinner, HA5 3EE, P/3669/19

 

307.

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 2/02 – 8A Village Way, HA5 5AF, P/4647/18

 

Councillor Stephen Greek declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a member of the Conservative Party, and the application site was located to the north of Village Way, next to the Conservative Party Office (Harrow West Conservative Association).  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

CouncillorAnjana Patel declared a non-pecuniary interest in that she was a member of the Conservative Party, and the application site was located to the north of Village Way, next to the Conservative Party Office (Harrow West Conservative Association).  She would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Councillor Bharat Thakker declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a member of the Conservative Party, and the application site was located to the north of Village Way, next to the Conservative Party Office (Harrow West Conservative Association).  Furthermore, he prepared the accounts of the Party on a pro-bono basis.  He would leave the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Councillor Norman Stevenson declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a member of the Conservative Party, and the application site was located to the north of Village Way, next to the Conservative Party Office (Harrow West Conservative Association).  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

308.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 157 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd January 2020 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

The Chair requested that officers explore the re-siting of the proposed building on the location of the existing Oldfield House, be added to the reasons for deferral of Application 1/01, John Lyon School Middle Road, HA2 0HN, P/1813/19.

 

RESOLVED:  That, subject to the above insertion to minute 296, the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2020 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

309.

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 7th February 2020, by 3.00 pm, 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 received.

310.

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 that no petitions were received.

311.

Deputations

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That there were no deputations notified.

312.

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.

313.

Addendum pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To approve the addendum.

314.

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 there were no representations on planning applications.

 

RESOLVED ITEMS

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

315.

2/01 - 1 Love Lane, Pinner, Middlesex P/3669/19 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL – redevelopment to provide four storey accommodation with basement, hard and soft landscaping, and parking (demolition of existing building).

 

Councillor Norman Stevenson addressed the Committee, outlining his arguments for seeking refusal of the application.

 

Following questions and comments from Members, a Planning Officer confirmed that:

 

·                     the development was acceptable in terms of size.  Moreover, there would be an increase in footway due to a build-out at the crossing point and the revised shop frontage.  The relocation of doors, by approximately 1.2m to the shop, would also mean that there would be less conflict between people waiting to cross and those accessing the shop;

 

·                     furthermore, the development would be set-back from the highway to the existing building by an additional 1m, and it would provide greater circulation space for pedestrians than what currently existed; and

 

·                     the combination of the design, with the proposed zebra crossing, were together considered a benefit for pedestrians.

 

A Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

·                     the proposal was an overdevelopment, with excessive scale and bulk, which lacked off-street parking provision, and lacked sufficient provision for pedestrian access, to the detriment of local character and amenity, contrary to policies DM1 and DM42 of the Local Plan, CS1.B and CS1.S of the Core Strategy, and 6.13, 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.

 

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

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer’s recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

Agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report, and grant planning permission subject to authority being delegated to the Interim Chief Planning Officer, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services and the Chair of the Planning Committee, 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 this report) or the legal agreement. The Section 106 Agreement Heads of Terms would cover the following matters:

 

i)             Parking Permit restriction;

 

ii)            Legal Fees – payment of Harrow Council’s reasonable costs in the preparation of the legal agreement; and

 

iii)           Planning Monitoring Fee.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That, if the Section 106 Agreement was not completed by 17th February 2020 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Interim Chief Planning Officer, in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, then delegate the decision to the Divisional Director of Planning to REFUSE planning permission for the appropriate reason.

 

The proposed development, in the absence of a legal agreement to provide parking permit restrictions would fail to ensure that the development in this location prioritises access by sustainable modes and does not place additional transport stress on the public highway, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), policy 6.13 of the London Plan (2016), policy T6 of the Draft London Plan (2019),  policies CS1.T of the Core Strategy (2012) and policies DM1 and DM43 of the Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan  ...  view the full minutes text for item 315.

GRANT

316.

2/02 - 8a Village Way P/4647/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL – redevelopment to provide a detached part single, part two- and three-storey building for 15 business units (Class B1a), parking, and new vehicle access.

 

Following questions and comments from Members, a Planning Officer confirmed that:

 

·                     the Highways department had requested that car spaces be removed from the application as there was adequate public transport nearby, being in close proximity to Rayners Lane Underground Station; and

 

·                     the proposed development was set back further than the existing building, and there were would not be any overlooking into neighbouring properties.

 

A Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

·                     the proposal, by reason of excessive scale, height and bulk, its proximity to neighbouring properties, and its lack of off-street parking provision, would harm local character and amenity, contrary to policies, DM1, DM32 and DM42 of the Local Plan, CS1.B and CS1.S of the Core Strategy, and 6.13 of the London Plan.

 

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

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer’s recommendation subject to an amendment to the development of description to remove reference to parking as this had been amended out of the scheme during officer negotiations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report, and grant planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

 

Councillors Ferry, Assad, Brown and Shah voted for the application.

 

Councillors Greek and Patel voted against the application.

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMEN

317.

2/03 - Harrow View West, Harrow Ha2 6qq P/4224/19 pdf icon PDF 727 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL – full planning application for the development of eight two storey residential dwellings (5 x 2 bed and 3 x 3 bed) in north west corner of the site resulting in an increase of 5 dwellings bringing overall total to 319 units, parking, landscaping, and refuse storage.

 

Following questions and comments from Members, a Planning Officer confirmed that:

 

·                     the developer had re-considered the initial proposal after it was refused by the Greater London Authority (GLA), thus coming up with the current development.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer’s recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

Agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report, and the following:

 

·                     subject to no objection from Historic England or members of the public regarding impact on listed heritage asset;

 

·                     grant planning permission subject to the conditions listed in Appendix 1 of this report; and

 

·                     delegate authority to the Interim Chief Planning Officer, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services and the Chair of the Planning Committee, for the completion of the Section 106 legal agreement and other enabling development and issue of the planning permission, subject to amendments to the conditions, including the insertion or deletion of condition as deemed fit and appropriate to the development or the amendments to the legal agreement as required.

 

The Section 106 Agreement Heads of Terms that would cover Affordable Housing would be the following:

 

·                     additional provision of 2 affordable units, to reflect the uplift over the 314 approved in the reserved matters; and

 

·                     payment of Section 106 monitoring fee (£1,660) upon completion of Section 106 agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if the Section 106 Agreement was not completed by 30th May 2020, or as such extended period as may be agreed by the Interim Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, then it was recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Chief Planning Officer on the grounds that: the proposed development, in the absence of a Legal Agreement to provide appropriate improvements, benefits and monitoring that directly related to the development, would fail to adequately mitigate the impact of the development on the wider area and provide for necessary social, environmental and physical infrastructural improvements arising directly from the development, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), policies 3.11, 3.13, 5.2, 6.3, 7.4, 7.5 and 7.6 of The London Plan (2016), Core Strategy (2012) policy CS1, policies AAP3, AAP13 and AAP19 of the Harrow and Wealdstone Area Action Plan(2013) and policies DM1, DM2 DM42, DM43 and DM50 of the Harrow Development Management Polices Local Plan and the Supplementary Planning Document: Planning Obligations (2013).

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

GRANT

318.

2/04 - Roxeth Primary School Brickfields HA2 0JA P/5197/19 pdf icon PDF 1012 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL – Certificate of Lawful Proposed Works to a Listed Building:  Installation of Multi-Use Astroturf Pitch to Upper Playground.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer’s recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Grant a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Works for the play turf in the grounds of the listed school as the proposal would not constitute works to the grade II listed building on the site, but instead would be wholly works within the upper grounds of the listed building.  The proposal is, therefore, lawful works.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

319.

2/05 - 106 Uxbridge Road, Harrow, P/5134/19 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

PROPOSAL – redevelopment to provide three storey building to create six flats (4 x 3 Bed, 2 x 2 Bed), re-positioning of vehicle access with associated landscaping, parking, refuse bins and cycle storage involving demolition of existing house.

 

Following questions and comments from Members, Planning Officers confirmed that:

 

·                     there was a statutory obligation to conduct consultations, and a total of 14 consultation letters had been sent to neighbouring properties;

 

·                     there would be four parking spaces for the six units, and none of those would be for disabled users.  There was no legal obligation on the part of the developer to provide disabled bays;

 

·                     the second appeal was dismissed on highway grounds, as there would have been a requirement to carry out works within the highway to adjust the configuration of a splinter island within the carriageway of Uxbridge Road, located to the south of the site which would need a S106 agreement with the Council to carry out; and

 

·                     following a motion to refuse the application on parking grounds, the officer advised the committee that such a reason for refusal, based on the recent history of the site, would not be reasonable.  Parking matters had been considered in the previous planning applications and subsequent appeals.  The Planning Inspector had not raised the parking provision as an issue.  The parking provision in this application was the same, and to introduce this as a reason now would expose the Council to likely costs on appeal.

 

A Member had proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

·                     the proposal, by reason of insufficient parking provision, would have a detrimental impact on the highway, contrary to policies DM1 of the Local Plan, CS1.B and CS1.S of the Core Strategy, and 6.13, 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.

 

The motion was, subsequently, withdrawn.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officers’ recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

Agree the reasons for approval as set out in this report, and grant planning permission subject to authority being delegated to the Chief Planning Officer 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 this report) or the legal agreement.  The Section 106 Agreement Heads of Terms would cover the following matters:

 

1)            contribution of £8,000 to £10,000 (amount to be confirmed) to permit an extension to the existing refuge island adjacent to the site;

 

2)            Legal Fees - payment of Harrow Council’s reasonable costs in the preparation of   the legal agreement; and

 

3)            Planning Administration Fee - payment of £1,580 administration fee for the monitoring and compliance of the legal agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if, by 30th March 2020 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, the Section 106 Planning Obligation was not completed, then delegate the decision to the Chief Planning Officer to REFUSE planning permission for the appropriate  ...  view the full minutes text for item 319.

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