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252.

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 Sachin Shah

Councillor Ajay Maru

 

253.

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

Jerry Miles

143/145 Eastcote Lane & 172A Alexandra Avenue – P/2156/19

 

254.

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 none.  

255.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 114 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 September 2019 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 September 2019 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

256.

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 11 October 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.

257.

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 there were none.

258.

Deputations

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that there were none.

259.

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

260.

Addendum pdf icon PDF 613 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To accept the Addendum and Supplemental Addendum.

261.

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 2/05 on the list of planning applications.

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

262.

2/05 143/145 Eastcote Lane & 172A Alexandra Ave - P/2156/19 pdf icon PDF 694 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL

 

Redevelopment to provide four storey building to create 26 Flats (7 X 1 bed, 17 X 2 bed and 2 x 3 bed); Landscaping and amenity space; Parking; Refuse and cycle storage.

 

Officers introduced the application setting out the proposals in the report, as varied in the addendum.

 

In response to questions from the Committee, the Planning Officers confirmed that:

 

·                     The development was in line with Harrow’s Garden Land SPD (2013) regulations and its building footprint did not constitute use of garden land space.  The footprint fell within the accepted parameters as set out in the report and as such would not result in an inappropriate form of development.

 

·                     The cumulative impact on traffic and parking resulting from the development was deemed acceptable by Harrow Council’s Highways Team and was further justified by a Transport Assessment and census data on parking demand.  A Parking Management Plan would be put in place, which would be binding on developers to monitor and enforce in order to ensure that the provided 13 spaces were adequately allocated and prioritised amongst the residents of the development. 

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Mrs Myrtle Martin, the planning agent on behalf of the applicant, Mr Max Plotnek and from Councillor Jerry Miles, who each outlined their arguments for seeking refusal or approval of the application respectively.

 

A  member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

·                     The proposal, by virtue of its excessive scale, height, width and positioning, would add an unacceptable amount of bulk and mass across the site’s width and would result in the detrimental loss of the site’s open character, representing an over-intensification of residential development on the site.  The development would, therefore, not represent an appropriate high quality of design, would not maintain or enhance the character of the surrounding street scene and the visual interests of its surroundings and fails to appropriately respect and relate to its spacious context.  Accordingly, the proposal was contrary to Policies 7.4 of the London Plan 2016, DM1 of the Harrow Development Management Policies 2013, the adopted Supplementary Planning Document Residential Design Guide 2010 and section 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2018.

 

·                     The proposal would fail to provide a sufficient level of car parking, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2018), policy 6.13 of The London Plan (2016) and Policy DM12 of the Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan (2013) policies DM42 and DM43.

 

The motion was seconded, put to the vote and passed with a majority of votes.

 

DECISION:  REFUSE

 

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

 

Councillors Ali, Brown, Maru, Greek, Patel and Thakker voted against the application.

 

Councillor Ferry voted for the application.

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

263.

2/01 74 High Street, Wealdstone - P/0954/19 pdf icon PDF 436 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL

 

Change of use of police station (sui generis) into 6 flats (6 x 1 bed) (class C3) and part of ground floor to financial and professional service office (Use class A2) and cafe (use class A3); bin and cycle stores; parking; external alterations.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION (Unanimous):  GRANT

 

RECOMMENDATION A

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 this report and as varied in the Supplemental Addendum) or the legal agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 30th January 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 is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Interim Chief Planning Officer on the grounds that:  The proposed development, in the absence of a Legal Agreement to provide appropriate parking controls directly relating to the development, would fail to adequately mitigate the impact of the development on the surrounding highway network, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), policies, 6.3, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11. 6.12 and 6.13 of The London Plan (2016), Core Strategy (2012) policy CS1R and policies DM 1, DM 42, DM 43 and DM 50 of the Harrow Development Management Polices Local Plan and the Supplementary Planning Document: Planning Obligations (2013).

GRANT

264.

2/02 Wealdstone Police Station, 74 High Street, Wealdstone - P/0871/19 pdf icon PDF 340 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL

 

Internal And External Alterations To Accommodate Change Of Use Of Police Station Into 6 Flats (6 X 1 Bed); And Change Of Use Of Part Ground Floor To Financial And Professional Service Office (Use Class A2) And Cafe (Use Class A3); Bin And Cycle Stores.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION (Unanimous):  GRANT

 

RECOMMENDATION:  Planning permission to grant listed building consent subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of this report as varied by the Supplemental Addendum.

GRANT

265.

2/03 The Nurseries, Clamp Hill, Stanmore - P/1794/19 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL

 

Redevelopment to provide two storey building and single storey building for horticultural use with ancillary training facilities for people with learning difficulties (Use class D1), ancillary office space; ancillary cafe and ancillary shop; landscaping (demolition of existing building).

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION (Unanimous):  GRANT

 

RECOMMENDATION: Planning permission subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report as varied by the Addendum to the report. 

GRANT

266.

2/04 162 College Hill Road - P/3622/19 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL

 

Single storey rear extension; external alterations (Demolition of single storey rear projection, conservatory and detached store).

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION (Unanimous):  GRANT

 

RECOMMENDATION: Planning permission subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

GRANT

267.

2/06 Park House 34-38 Pinner Road, Harrow - P/1690/18 pdf icon PDF 1010 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the application be deferred and considered at a future Planning Committee meeting.

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

 

https://www2.harrow.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=1001&MId=64641&Ver=4