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2-03 - 15 – 19 Springfield Road, Harrow- P-2958-17


PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing building and redevelopment to erect a three storey building containing nine flats, amenity space; refuse and cycle storage.


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


·                     it was important to note that the height, scale and massing of the proposed development was less in comparison to the previous application.  The previous application had been for a 4 storey development.  The overall height and scale of the current application was less and therefore, the design principles and building lines of the current application were deemed acceptable;


·                     conditions of the section 106 agreement would alert prospective buyers to the fact that there would be a restriction on parking permits;


·                     it would not be possible to impose a condition requiring the applicant to use the council’s refuse collection services rather than a private provider;


·                     a further condition was requested by the case officer regarding details of servicing the waste and recycling for the development.  This was agreed by members.


a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:


‘The proposed building, by reason of its excessive scale, bulk and massing would give rise to a form of development which would be disproportionate, incongruous and overly dominant, to the detriment of the character and appearance of the street scene, and the visual amenities of the area, contrary to policies 7.4 B and 7.6.B of The London Plan 2016, policies CS1.B of the Harrow Core Strategy (2012), policy DM1 of the Development Management Policies Local Plan 2013 and the adopted Supplementary Planning Document: Residential Design Guide 2010.’


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


The Committee received representations from an objector, Ms Patel and from a representative of the applicant, Mr Stent.


Members agreed that an additional condition requiring that refuse be serviced from the Greenhill Way side be added.


The Committee voted on the officer recommendation to grant the application.






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 continued negotiation and 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 as set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report or the legal agreement, and the additional condition regarding details of servicing the waste and recycling for the development, agreed at Committee.




That if, by 25th January 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.


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 Pritesh Patel voted against the application.

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