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Items
No. Item

195.

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 constituted Reserve Members:

 

Ordinary Member

 

Reserve Member

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali

Councillor Ajay Maru

 

196.

Appointment of Vice Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To appoint Councillor Ghazanfar Ali as Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.

197.

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 Councillors, who were not Members of the Committee, be allowed to speak on the agenda item indicated:

 

Councillor

 

Planning Application

Councillor Marilyn Ashton

2/03 Avondale Lodge, 8 Pynnacles Close

Councillor John Hinkley

 

2/05 121 Rowlands Avenue

Councillor Jean Lammiman

 

2/05 121 Rowlands Avenue

 

Councillor Marilyn Ashton *

2/06 91 Aylesford Avenue (*left the room when the item was deliberated upon)

 

198.

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 1/01 – Elmgrove Primary School & Nursery, Kenmore Avenue

Councillor Ajay Maru declared a non-pecuniary interest in that his wife worked for Elmgrove Primary School.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 2/07 – Ferrari House, 102 College Road

Councillor Keith Ferry declared a pecuniary interest in that he has an association with the applicant.  He left the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

199.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 154 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2019  be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2019 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

200.

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 17 May 2019.  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.

201.

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.

RESOLVED ITEMS

202.

Addendum and Supplemental Addendum pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To accept the Addendum and the Supplemental Addendum.

203.

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 2/04, 2/05 and 2/06 on the list of planning applications.

204.

1-01 Elmgrove Primary School & Nursery, Kenmore Avenue, Harrow - P5599-18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Redevelopment to provide two storey building (part demolition of existing building); erection of part single and two storey temporary classrooms; hard and soft landscaping; bin, cycle and scooter storage.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

Recommendation A:  under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992, GRANT planning permission for the development described in the application and submitted plans subject to authority being delegated to the Chief Planning Officer upon the receipt of an acceptable biodiversity report and emergence surveys, and subject to the conditions, any minor amendment to these conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and any other additional conditions that may be required following the submission of an acceptable biodiversity report.

 

Recommendation B:  that if the applicant fails to provide a satisfactory biodiversity report and emergence surveys by the 22nd August 2019 or as such extended period as may be agreed by the Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Chief Planning Officer.

 

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

205.

2-01 The Star Public House, South Harrow Hill Avenue - P-5614-18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Redevelopment to provide part 2/part 4 storey building with basement comprising of 10 residential units (1 x 1 bed and 8 x 2 bed) (Use class C3); including one unit (1x 2bed) to be ancillary to the Public House sited at ground floor and basement (Use class A4); bin and cycle stores; landscaping.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

Recommendation A:  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 officer report) or the legal agreement.

 

Recommendation B: that if, by 24th July 2019 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Chief Planning Officer, the section 106 Planning Obligation is not completed, then delegate the decision to the Chief Planning Officer to REFUSE planning permission for the appropriate reason.

 

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

206.

2-02 - Canons Park, Whitchurch Lane - P-0212-19 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Single storey detached facilities building for use by The Shaw Trust; installation of three green houses; associated landscaping (removal of existing containers).

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

207.

2-03 - Avondale Lodge, 8 Pynnacles Close - P-0419-19 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Re-development to provide a two storey dwellinghouse with basement and habitable roofspace; parking and boundary treatment.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

The proposal, by reason of excessive scale and bulk, would harm 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.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Sachin Shah, Ajay Maru and Keith Ferry voted for the application.

 

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

208.

2-04 - 36 Masons Avenue - P-1004-19 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: First Floor Extension and Alterations to Ground Floor Access.

 

Following a question from a Member, an officer advised that:

 

·                     The parking arrangements had been assessed as outlined on p.184 of the officer report, and the congregation were encouraged to use the Harrow Leisure Centre car park which had additional capacity during hours of worship.

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Raj Patel, and from a representative of the applicant, Roger Pidgeon.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

Recommendation A:  grant planning permission subject to authority being delegated to the 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 officer report) or the legal agreement and as amended by the Addendum.  The Section 106 Agreement Heads of Terms would cover the submission and implementation of a Travel Plan.

 

Recommendation B:  that if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 30th August 2019, or as such extended period as may be agreed by the Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Interim Chief Planning Officer.

 

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

209.

2-05 - 121 Rowlands Avenue - P-1245-19 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Single storey and two storey front extension; two storey side to rear extension; single storey rear extension; alterations to roof to raise ridge height; external alterations, formation of basement in rear garden; single storey glazed rear extension to form staircase enclosure (retrospective).

 

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

 

·                     The roof height had been measured twice and confirmed to be in line with the officer report.  It was also explained that if the height was as claimed by the objector then it would still be an acceptable measurement in scope with the street scene.

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Solomon N’je, a representative of the applicant, Mr Juttla, and Councillors John Hinkley and Jean Lammiman..

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

The application, by reason of excessive roof height, would cause harm to 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.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Sachin Shah, Ajay Maru and Keith Ferry voted for the application.

 

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

210.

2-06 - 91 Lady Aylesford Avenue - P-0879-19 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Single storey rear extension (demolition of rear conservatory).

 

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

 

·                     The design was consistent with the character and pattern of development on the estate, and the materials being used were subject to a condition that would ensure it matches the existing property and integrates with the appearance of the local area.

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Martin Russell, the applicant, and Councillor Marilyn Ashton.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

This proposal would give rise to an unacceptable and disproportionate form of development, 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.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

Recommendation A: grant planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the Addendum and Supplemental Addendum.

 

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

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Sachin Shah, Ajay Maru and Keith Ferry voted for the application.

 

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

211.

2-07 - Ferrari House, 102 College Road - P-0587-18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Removal of “Local Goods and Services” and “Local Labour clause” from Heads of Terms (Third floor rear extension and creation of fourth floor to accommodate 11 unit HMO single occupancy units over extended third and fourth floors with communal kitchen/dining area).

 

(Prior to consideration of this item Councillor Keith Ferry withdrew from the room and Councillor Sachin Shah took the Chair).

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

Recommendation A:  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 officer report) or the legal agreement.

 

Recommendation B:  that if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 31 May 2019, 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 is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Interim Chief Planning Officer.

 

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

212.

Any Other Urgent Business

Which cannot otherwise be dealt with.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that there was none.

The audio recording of this meeting can be found at the following link:

 

https://www.harrow.gov.uk/www2/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=1001&MId=64447&Ver=4