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117.

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 Graham Henson

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali

Councillor Anne Whitehead

Councillor Barry Kendler

                       

118.

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

Marilyn Ashton

1/03 & 2/07

 

Susan Hall

2/09

                                                 

119.

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 10 – Planning Applications Received (1/03)

Councillor Marilyn Ashton declared a non-pecuniary interest in that she was resident within the consultation area relating to this application, though she did not live in close proximity to the application site and she was a member of the Harrow Weald Board of Conservators.  She would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10 – Planning Applications Received (2/10)

Councillor June Baxter declared a pecuniary interest in that she was resident  in the vicinity of Heathfield School.  She would leave the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10 – Planning Applications Received (1/03)

Councillor Stephen Greek declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he lived in the vicinity of Alexandra Drive.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10 – Planning Applications Received

CouncillorPritesh Patel declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he lived in the vicinity of Alexandra Drive.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

120.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 April 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 April 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

121.

Public Questions, Petitions & 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 notice of them was received and there be a time limit of 15 minutes.

 

[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, 21 May 2015.  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.

122.

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

123.

Representations on Planning Applications

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 30 (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 numbers 1/01, 1/04, 2/06, 2/08 & 2/10 on the list of planning applications.

124.

Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Report of the Divisional Director, Planning - circulated separately.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Planning Protocol, where Councillors disagree with the advice of the Divisional Director, Planning, 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:

In accordance with the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, the Addendum was admitted late to the agenda as it contained information relating to various items on the agenda and was based on information received after the despatch of the agenda.  It was admitted to the agenda in order to enable Members to consider all information relevant to the items before them for decision.

 

RESOLVED:  That authority be given to the Head of Planning to issue the decision notices in respect of the applications considered.

 

1/01 - 1 SUDBURY HILL, HARROW

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     objections raised by Brent Council in relation to the previous planning application for the site had related to concerns about safety and traffic congestion during peak periods.  The current application had a transport statement and traffic surveys, which had followed standard assessment methodologies, had not identified any additional risks in relation to traffic issues;

 

·                     the independent assessment of the Financial Viability Assessment concluded that the proposed scheme would provide an affordable housing on site  in excess of what the viability assessment suggested was viable and consequently there would be no additional financial contribution required;

 

·                     the Committee’s concerns regarding the right hand turn would be forwarded to the applicant.  An officer indicated that the transport assessment indicated a very low risk from right turning movements, however, in the interim officers would monitor the situation during the first three months after completion of the development and carry out a highway safety audit.  The council may be able to consider right turn restrictions into the estate at a later date if these were considered necessary.  Any issues would be reported to the Chair of the Planning Committee and the Portfolio Holder of Environment, Crime and Community Safety;

 

·                     the site allocation set minimum rather than maximum standards for the development.  The design of the balconies were deemed to be of an appropriate design and were considered to be private amenity. 

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Mr Breen, and from a representative of the Applicant, Mr Lambert.

 

A Member proposed a motion for refusal on the following grounds:

 

1.            The proposal would be an overdevelopment which, by reason of excessive height, scale and bulk and close proximity to neighbouring properties, would harm the character of the area and the amenity of neighbouring occupiers, contrary to policies 7.4 of the London Plan, CS1.B of the Core Strategy and DM1 of the Local Plan.

 

2.            The proposal provides insufficient off-street car parking in order to mitigate the impact of the development on the amenity of neighbouring occupiers, contrary to policies CS1.S of the Core Strategy and DM42 of the Local Plan.

 

3.            The proposal would provide an unacceptably low proportion of family homes, which would result in a poor housing mix, contrary to policies CS1.I of the Core Strategy and DM24 of the Local Plan.

 

4.            The proposal would give rise to unacceptable traffic congestion without sufficient mitigation, contrary to CS1.Q of the Core Strategy.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 124.

125.

Member Site Visits

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that a site visit would take place for 6 Aylwards Rise.