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Venue: Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre

Contact: Manize Talukdar, Democratic and Electoral Services Officer  Tel: 020 8424 1323 E-mail:  manize.talukdar@harrow.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

126.

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 Nitin Parekh

Councillor Mrs Christine Robson

Councillor Anne Whitehead

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali

 

 

127.

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

Susan Hall

 

AmeetJogia

1/01

 

2/03

 

128.

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 11 – Planning Applications Received

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Council appointed Trustee of Victoria Hall.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Councillor Stephen Greek declared a  non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Council appointed representative on Harrow Weald Common Board of Conservators.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

CouncillorPritesh Patel declared a  non-pecuniary interest in that he was a Council appointed representative on Harrow Weald Common Board of Conservators.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

129.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 102 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2015 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

130.

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, Friday 19 June  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.

131.

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.

132.

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 1/01 on the list of planning applications.

RESOLVED ITEMS

133.

Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 50 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 - 51 COLLEGE ROAD, HARROW

 

Reference: P/0737/15 (The Hyde Group) Description: Redevelopment Of The Former Harrow Post Office To Provide 318 Flats (Class C3), 862 Sq. Metres Floor space For Retail (Class A1), Financial & Professional Services (Class A2), Restaurants And Cafes (Class A3), Pubs And Bars (Class A4), Hot Food Take-Aways (Class A5), Business (Class B1) And Non Residential Institutions (Class D1) Uses And 1,672 Sq. Metres Floor space For Library (Class D1) Use In Buildings Of Up To 20 Storeys (134.5 Metres AOD) In Height; 2,413 Sq. Metres Public Realm Including New Public Square; Basement And Surface Servicing And Parking (Total 50 Car Spaces, 3 Motorcycle Spaces And 521 Cycle Spaces); Principal Vehicular Access From Station Road And William Carey Way. Proposal Also Includes Combined Heat & Power Plant; Hard And Soft Landscaping, Balconies And Roof Gardens; And Demolition Of Former Post Office Buildings. (Resident Permit Restricted)

 

Following an overview of the report and following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     there had been extensive, pre-application discussions with Council officers and officers of the Greater London Authority (GLA).  Both the GLA and the Council’s Design & Regeneration officer were of the view that the development would meet the requirements for the design quality of tall buildings as set out in the London Plan and the Harrow & Wealdstone Area Action Plan;

 

·                     an independent consultant has confirmed that the proposal would not harm any of the locally protected views.  The architectural quality of the development meant that the proposal would display outstanding qualities which would add visual interest to the overall composition of a number of the views. Officers considered that the proposal would result in an enhancement to the views from The Grove open space, Old Redding and Wood Farm;

 

·                     the less than substantial harm that has been identified in respect of heritage assets, as identified in the report, has been carefully considered in relation to the local planning authorities statutory heritage duties and the very significant social and economic benefits of the development;

 

·                     the provision of a central library in the Town Centre, was a key aspect of the Infrastructure Delivery Plan which was prepared to underpin the preparation of the Local Plan;

 

·                     separate conditions are proposed to deal with foul (as recommended by Thames Water) and surface water (as recommended by the Council’s drainage team) drainage;

 

·                     a limited number of parking spaces would be available and prospective buyers would be made aware of this.  In Planning Policy terms and in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 133.

134.

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 there were no site visits to be arranged.

135.

Any Other Urgent Business

Which cannot otherwise be dealt with.