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Items
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PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS - NIL

PART II - MINUTES

318.

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 Krishna James

Councillor Mrinal Choudhury

 

319.

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

Mano Dharmarajah

Item 2/11 – Land to the Rear of 73-79 Minehead Road, Harrow.

 

[Note:  Planning application 2/11 was subsequently deferred, and so the representation was not received].

320.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal or prejudicial interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:

 

(a)               all Members of the Committee, Sub Committee, Panel or Forum;

(b)               all other Members present in any part of the room or chamber.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  To note that the following interests were declared:

 

Agenda Item

 

 

Member

Nature of Interest

10.   Planning Applications Received. Item 2/06 – Botwell Court, 118 Headstone Road, Harrow.

 

 

Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar

Declared a prejudicial interest and left the room during the discussion and decision making on this item.

 

10.   Planning Applications Received. Item 2/09 – Veneto House, Park

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Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar

Declared a prejudicial interest and left the room during the discussion and decision making on this item.

 

       Drive, Rayners Lane.

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Councillor Joyce Nickolay

Declared a prejudicial interest and left the room during the discussion and decision making on this item.

 

10.   Planning Applications Received. Item 2/10 – 72 Oakington Avenue, Harrow.

 

Councillor Julia Merison

Declared a prejudicial interest and left the room during the discussion and decision making on this item.

 

 

Enc.

321.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 40 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2009 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2009, be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

322.

Public Questions

To receive questions (if any) from local residents/organisations under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 19 (Part 4B of the Constitution).

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were put.

323.

Petitions

To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors.

Minutes:

 

(i)                   A resident presented a petition containing 977 signatures.  The terms of the petition were as follows:

 

 

“We the undersigned wholeheartedly support the proposals in respect of the above property (Afghan Community Centre at Veneto House, 2A Park Drive, North Harrow).  The proposed community centre would provide valuable support to the local Afghan community in its endeavours to integrate in a positive way with the rest of the local community.  This centre will provide the local Afghan community with the necessary skills to become more familiar with the English Language and the British way of life, and hence be of benefit to the local community as a whole”.

 

(ii)                 A resident presented a petition containing 42 signatures.  The terms of the petition were as follows:

 

 

“We, the undersigned, wish to object to the application for a change of use of the above premises from Light Industrial (B1 use class) to Community Use and Educational and Religious Purposes (D1 use class) on the grounds that the anticipated numbers expected to visit the proposed centre will generate excessive traffic and parking volumes, together with the potential for noise disturbance throughout the day, in the evenings and at weekends, and that a quiet residential road is an inappropriate location for such a centre”.

 

RESOLVED: That the petitions be received and considered with the applications identified.

324.

Deputations

To receive deputations (if any) under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 17 (Part 4B) of the Constitution.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  To note that no deputations were received at this meeting.

325.

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 no references.

326.

Representations on Planning Applications

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 18 (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 18 (Part 4B of the Constitution), representations be received in respect of items 2/07 and 2/09 on the list of planning applications.

 

[Note:  Planning applications 2/07 and 2/09 were subsequently deferred, and so the representations were not received].

327.

Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Report of the Head of Planning - circulated separately.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Planning Protocol, where Councillors disagree with the advice of the Chief Planning Officer, it will be the Members' responsibility to clearly set out the reasons for refusal where the Officer recommendation is for grant.  The planning reasons for rejecting the Officer's advice must be clearly stated, whatever the recommendation and recorded in the minutes.  The Officer must be given the opportunity to explain the implications of the contrary decision.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  That (1) in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1985, the following item/information be admitted to the agenda by reason of the special circumstances and grounds for urgency stated:

 

Agenda Item

Special Circumstances / Reasons for Urgency

 

 

Addendum

This contained information relating to various items on the agenda and was based on information received after the agenda’s dispatch.  It was admitted to the agenda in order to enable Members to consider all information relevant to the items before them for decision.

 

and;

 

(2)  that authority be given to the Head of Planning to issue the decision notices in respect of the applications considered, as set out in the schedule attached to these minutes.

Enc.

328.

Enforcement Notices Awaiting Compliance pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Report of the Head of Planning – for information.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Head of Planning which listed those enforcement notices awaiting compliance.

 

RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.

Enc.

329.

1 and 2 Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services which requested a two month time extension to complete a Section 106 Agreement relating to 1 and 2 Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow.

 

RESOLVED:  That the time completion of the Section 106 Agreement relating to 1 and 2 Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow be extended by two months from 25 February 2009.

Enc.

330.

Land to the North Side of Greenhill Way, Harrow pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services which requested a two month time extension to complete a Section 106 Agreement relating to Land to the north side of Greenhill Way.  The report also requested that the Committee approve a change to the provision of affordable housing on the site.

 

RESOLVED:  That (1) the time completion of a Section 106 Agreement relating to Land to the north side of Greenhill Way, be extended by two months from 25 February 2009;

 

(2)  a change in the provision of affordable housing from nine units comprising three social rented and six shared ownership to nine units comprising three social rented and six immediate ownership, be approved.

Enc.

331.

Urgent Non-Executive Decision pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance Services.

Minutes:

The Committee received an Information Report concerning an Urgent Non?Executive Decision taken.  This decision related to removing a reason for refusal prior to a public enquiry for three planning applications on the site which incorporated Woodpeckers, Moss Lane, HA5 3AW and 9 Eastglade, Pinner, HA5 3AN.

 

RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.

332.

Member Site Visits

To arrange dates for Member site visits that have been agreed during the course of the meeting (if any).

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  That a Member Site Visit to the following sites take place on Saturday 21 March 2009 at 9.00 am:

 

2/05 – Former Clinic / Scout Hut, Rear of Tenby Road, Edgware.

2/06 – Botwell Court, 118 Headstone Road, Harrow.

2/07 – 112 Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald.

2/09 – Veneto House, Park Drive, Rayners Lane.

2/10 – 72 Oakington Avenue, Harrow.

2/11 – Land to Rear of 73-79 Minehead Road, Harrow.

DMC Schedule 25-2-09 pdf icon PDF 24 KB