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427.

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 Keith Ferry

Councillor Kiran Ramchandani

 

428.

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.

429.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 139 KB

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 Declarations of Interests published in advance of the meeting on the Council’s website were taken as read.

430.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 118 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 September 2020 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 September 2020 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

431.

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, on Friday, 9 October 2020.  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 received.

432.

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 put or received.

433.

Deputations

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

Minutes:

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

434.

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.

435.

Addendum

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To accept the Addendum and Supplemental Addendum.

436.

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:  To note that no representations on Planning Applications were received.

Resolved Items

GRANT - Subject to Legal Agreement

437.

1-01 16-28 Bonnersfield Lane P-0768-20 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  redevelopment to provide a five storey building comprising of twenty two flats (Use class C3) and commercial unit to ground floor (Use class B1); six x three storey houses; landscaping; parking; bin and cycle stores; emergency vehicle access; associated works (demolition of existing buildings).

 

The Chief Planning Officer requested that the item be deferred as there had been a question raised on affordable housing, and Officers would need time to respond.

 

The application would be submitted to Committee at a later date.

 

DECISION:  DEFER

 

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

GRANT - Subject to Legal Agreement

438.

1-02 North Side Car Park Greenhill Way P-1257-20 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  redevelopment to create a part 3, part 4 and part 5 storey building to provide 89 co-living units with communal facilities; landscaping; parking; refuse and cycle storage (as amended by the Addendum).

 

Councillors Marilyn Ashton and Anjana Patel expressed their concerns on co?living models’ suitability for Harrow, and whether they were genuinely affordable.

 

Following questions and comments from a Member on historical applications of the site, an officer advised that:

 

·                     a planning application was approved in 2008 but not implemented; it was not known why it had not been implemented;

 

·                     other planning applications were submitted in 2011 and 2012 but were refused; and

 

·                     two further applications were submitted in 2013 but were also refused.

 

The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations.

 

The Planning Committee was asked to:

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

1)            agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report, and

 

2)            grant planning permission subject to authority being delegated to the Interim Chief Planning Officer 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 report) or the legal agreement.  The Section 106 Agreement Heads of Terms would cover the following matters:

 

i)        Tenure and Management

 

o    Tenure and Management Strategy.

 

ii)      Affordable Housing Contribution and Viability Review

 

o    Early Stage Review;

o    Commuted Sum - £393,647;

o    to pay the affordable housing contribution prior to the commencement of development.

 

iii)    Carbon Offset

 

o    requiring payment of the carbon offset contribution (£65,672) prior to commencement of development;

o    Post-construction assessment to determine if the proposed carbon;

o    reductions have been achieved and whether an additional carbon offset;

o    contribution (residential element) is required to offset any shortfall; and

o    calculated at £1,800 per tonne of carbon.

 

iv)     Energy Centre

 

o    Provision of a safeguarding route to connect to any future wider District Heat Network.

 

v)     Highways and Parking

 

Travel Plan Monitoring

 

o    Baseline Survey to be completed within 6 months of agreement (exact options to be secured by agreement) and surveys to be conducted in year 1, 3 and 5 of the development, following the baseline survey;

o    Submission of financial costs associated with the Travel Plan are to be provided by the developer;

o    Submission of an updated Travel Plan based on the framework travel plan prior to occupation and to cover an initial monitoring period of 5 years;

o    Travel Plan Monitoring fees/bond to be secured with the latter only to be used in the event of the development not meeting targets in year 5;

o    Appointment of a travel plan co-ordinator.

Highways Agreement;

o    Section 278 Agreement - for removal of existing footway / kerb outside the Greenhill Road access and resurfacing as carriageway;

o    Construction of new kerb and footway to adjoin the existing; and

o    Improvements to vehicle and pedestrian access of Greenhill Road.

 

vi)     Employment and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 438.

GRANT

439.

2-01 Valleyfield, Mount Park Road P-1571-20 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  single storey side/rear extension to garage and creation of first floor and conversion of garage to an additional (5 bed) dwelling; proposed vehicle access; bin and cycle stores; external alterations (demolition of two storey side extension, single storey rear extensions and sheds on existing dwellinghouse).

 

The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

The Planning Committee was asked to:

 

1)            agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report; and

 

2)            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 unanimous.

GRANT

440.

2-02 115 Village Way P-2014-20 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  conversion of single dwelling to two flats (2 x 2 bed); single and two storey rear extension; single storey rear extension; raised patio at rear; parking; separate amenity space; landscaping; bin / cycle storage; external alterations (demolition of garage and conservatory).

 

Following questions and comments from Councillors Marilyn Ashton and Anjana Patel on flooding, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the Council’s Drainage Officer had assessed flooding on the development, and it would be secured by condition to mitigate any occurrences.  This would be submitted to the applicant.

 

A Member was concerned about off-site parking in the flood-prone area.  An officer advised that the western side, which had a sinkhole, would be protected, with no scope to develop there.

 

The Committee resolved to approve officer recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

The Planning Committee was asked to:

 

1)            agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report; and

 

2)            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 Ali, Brown, Ramchandani and Shah voted for the application.

 

Councillors Ashton, Baxter and Patel abstained from voting.

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