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Items
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570.

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 Pritesh Patel

Councillor Christine Robson

Councillor Norman Stevenson

Councillor Nitin Parekh

 

571.

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.

572.

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 there were no declarations of interests made by Members.

573.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 156 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

574.

Public Questions, Petitions 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 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 20 April 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.

575.

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.

576.

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.

577.

Addendum

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To accept both Addendums.

RESOLVED ITEMS

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

578.

2/01: 113 High Street, Wealdstone, Harrow - P/5793/17 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide 9 residential units comprising 6 flats within a 5 storey building with ground floor (class D1) unit and first floor B1/D1 unit with adjoining 3 x 2 storey terraced houses; bin and cycle store

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that a separate entrance would be provided for the residential component of the development.

 

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, as amended by the addendums, and other enabling legislation and issue of the planning permission and subject to minor amendments to the conditions (set out in Appendix 1 and the addendums) or the legal agreement.:

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 25th July 2018, or as such extended period as may be agreed by the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning on the grounds that:

 

The proposed development, in the absence of a legal agreement to provide restriction of resident parking permits, would fail to adequately mitigate the impacts of the development on the surrounding highway network, contrary to the requirements of policies 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.13 and 8.2 of The London Plan 2016, policy CS1.R of the Harrow Core Strategy 2012 and Polices DM42 and DM 50 of the Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan2013 and would therefore be unacceptable.

 

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

GRANT

579.

2/02: Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow - P/0956/18 pdf icon PDF 973 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Temporary Change of use of ground floor office (Class B1) to Place of Worship (Class D1)

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that the land exchange agreement built in a sufficient timeframe for a replacement temple to be built on the other site.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED planning permission subject to the conditions and informatives listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report  and as amended by the addendum

 

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

GRANT

580.

2/03: Linden House, South View Road, Pinner - P/0708/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Four storey rear corner infill extensions; single storey side link extension; alterations and extension to roof to form crown roof with rooflights; four rear dormers; rear extension to detached garage; external alterations (demolition of side extension)

 

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

 

·                     the Applicant had stated that the two live applications with appeals lodged for non-determination would be withdrawn should the current planning application be granted;

 

·                     no change was proposed to the overall height of the roof. It was considered that due to the distance between the applicant building and the neighbouring buildings no unacceptable overlooking would occur from the four rear dormers;

 

·                     no precedent would be set as every application was dealt with on its own merits.  It would not be reasonable to include a condition to prohibit any future flatted development;

 

·                     the site would provide sufficient provision for off-street parking for the proposed development.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

The proposed development by reason of its excessive size, massing, bulk and site coverage would result in disproportionate additions to the original dwellinghouse and would reduce the openness of the site in the Green Belt. The proposal would constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt, and no very special circumstances have been demonstrated by the applicant whereby the harm, by reason of inappropriateness is outweighed by other material considerations.  The proposal would therefore be detrimental to the character and appearance of the Green Belt and the Harrow Weald Ridge Area of Special Character contrary to National Planning Policy Framework, policy 7.16 of the London Plan, policies CS1.F and CS6.A of the Harrow Core Strategy and policies DM6 and DM16 of the Development Management Policies Local Plan.

 

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

 

The Committee received representations from two objectors, Mr Carlo Criscuolo and Mr Stephen Simmonds.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED planning permission subject to the conditions and informatives listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report and as amended by the addendum

 

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

 

Councillors Ghazanfar Ali, Keith Ferry, Nitin Parekh and Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Norman Stevenson  voted against the application.

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

581.

2/04: Car Park rear of 15-19 Church Road - P/0379/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Redevelopment to provide two storey building with accommodation in roof to create 8 flats; underground parking to accommodate 12 parking spaces; bin and cycle stores

 

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

 

·                     the car parking provision currently leased to local businesses was dependant on the current lease and the companies affected were aware of the situation;

 

·                     the application previously granted for the site had considered the vitality impact of a loss of car parking spaces so the principle had already been established

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

The proposal would be an overdevelopment and would result in an unacceptable loss of commercial parking provision, causing harm to local economic vitality and local amenity, contrary to policies DM1, DM42 and DM43 of the Local Plan, CS1 of the Core Strategy and 4.8 and 6.13 of the London Plan.

 

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

 

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 and informatives (set out in Appendix 1 of the officers report) or the legal agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION B:

 

That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 27th July 2018 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Divisional Director of Planning, the section 106 Planning Obligation is not completed, 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 that directly relates to the development, 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 paragraphs 35 and 36 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012), Policy 6.13 of the London Plan (2016) and Policy DM 43 of the Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan (2013).

 

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

 

Councillors Ghazanfar Ali, Keith Ferry, Nitin Parekh and Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Norman Stevenson  voted against the application.

GRANT

582.

2/05: 498 Uxbridge Road, Pinner - P/5625/17 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Conversion of dwelling to four flats; single rear extension; single storey front extension; first floor side and rear extensions; alterations and extension to roof to create habitable roofspace; side and rear dormers; rooflights in front and side roofslopes to create habitable roofspace; parking; landscaping; separate and communal amenity space; bin / cycle storage; external alterations

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

The proposal is an over-development and over-intensive use of the site, with excessive scale and bulk, to the detriment of local character and 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.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED planning permission subject to the conditions and informatives listed in Appendix 1 of the officers report.

 

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

 

Councillors Ghazanfar Ali, Keith Ferry, Nitin Parekh and Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Norman Stevenson  voted against the application.

GRANT

583.

2/06: 64 - 66 Marsh Lane, Stanmore - P/5204/17 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

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

 

DECISION:  GRANTED planning permission for the reasons set out in the officers report subject to the conditions and informatives listed in Appendix 1 as amended by the addendum.

 

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

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

584.

2/07: Cedars Youth and Community Centre, Chicheley Road, Harrow - P/4522/17 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: First Floor Side To Rear Extension

 

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

 

·                     the height was similar to the existing;

 

·                     the applicant had submitted a revised Travel Plan which had addressed the points made by the Highways Authority. Payments would be required should the monitoring requirements in years 1, 3 and 5 not be met;

 

·                     Construction contractors were required to submit proposals for approval by Highways and Environmental Health and make contact and complaints procedure information available to neighbours;

 

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 this report as amended by the addendums) or the legal agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed, by 26th July 2018 or as such extended period as may be agreed by the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning on the grounds that:

 

The proposed development, by reason of failure to demonstrate an acceptable impact in terms of on-street parking and a failure to demonstrate satisfactory mitigation of the transport impacts of the development, contrary to  policies DM42 and DM43 of the Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan (2013).

 

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

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

585.

2/08: 104 College Road, Harrow - P/1824/17 pdf icon PDF 891 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Creation of third and fourth floors comprising seven flats; parking; bin and stores, together with internal alterations between ground and second floor to create a separate residential access.

 

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 this report) or the legal agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 25 August 2018, or as such extended period as may be agreed by the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning on the grounds that:

 

The proposed redevelopment of the site, in the absence of a legal agreement for the restriction of resident parking permits, would fail to comply with the requirements of Policies DM26 and DM42 of the Development Management Policies Local Plan 2013 which seeks to ensure the proposal would not result in any unreasonable impacts on the highway.

 

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

GRANT

586.

2/09: 104 College Road, Harrow - P/1827/17 pdf icon PDF 1019 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Creation of third and fourth floors to provide additional office space; parking; bin store.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED planning permission subject to the conditions and informatives listed in Appendix 1 of the officers report.

 

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

587.

End of municipal year

Minutes:

The Chair stated that this was the current administration’s last Planning Committee meeting and he thanked the Members and officers for their contribution to the work of the Committee.