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204.

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 Barry Kendler

Councillor Anne Whitehead

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali

 

205.

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

 

Simon Brown

 

Susan Hall

 

John Hinkley

 

AmeetJogia

 

Manji Kara

 

Jean Lammiman

 

Ajay Maru

 

Nitin Parekh

1/03, 3/01, 3/02

 

1/03

 

1/03, 2/06

 

2/06

 

1/03

 

1/03

 

2/06   

 

1/03

 

1/03

 

206.

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 - 2/01

CouncillorGhazanfar Ali declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he lived in the vicinity of the application site.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10: Planning Applications Received - 1/03, 3/01, 3/02

Councillor Marilyn Ashton declared a non-pecuniary interest in that the application site for item 1/03 abutted the boundary of the road where she lived and the application sites for items 3/01 and 3/02 abutted the boundary of her garden.  She would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10: Planning Applications Received – 1/03

Councillor Keith Ferry declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was the Chair of the Bentley Priory Mansion House Operational Investment Fund. He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10: Planning Applications Received - 2/04, 2/06

Councillor John Hinkley declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he lived near the application site for item 2/04 and that a potential provider of traffic enforcement cameras to the Council for item 2/06, was a personal friend. 

 

He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10: Planning Applications Received - 1/03

Councillor Barry Kendler declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he lived close to the application site.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10: Planning Applications Received - 2/04, 2/06

Councillor Jean Lammiman declared a non-pecuniary interest in that she lived near the application site for item 2/04 and that a potential provider of traffic enforcement cameras to the Council for item 2/06, was a personal friend.  She would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10: Planning Applications Received – 1/03

Councillor Nitin Parekh declared a non-pecuniary interest in that his child attended Avanti House School.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

207.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2016 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

208.

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 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 12 February 2016.  Questions should be sent to publicquestions@harrow.gov.uk  

No person may submit more than one question].

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that one public question had been received and responded to and in line with the statement made by the Chairman, the recording had been placed on the website.

209.

Petitions & Deputations

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 none were received.

210.

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.

211.

Suspension of Procedure Rule

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the following procedure rules be suspended to allow the admittance of a late public question (Rule 17.3.2) and to allow 3 objectors to address the Committee in respect of item 1/03 (Rule 29.4).

212.

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 items 1/03 and 2/06  on the list of planning applications.

RESOLVED ITEMS

213.

Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 100 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 - BRADSTOWE HOUSE, HEADSTONE ROAD, HARROW

 

REFERENCE:  P/2283/15

 

DESCRIPTION:  Change Of Use Of Part Of Ground Floor From Flexible A1/A2/A3 Use To Health And Fitness/Gymnasium (Class D2)

 

Following a question from a Member, an officer advised that access to the gym would be via the main reception.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED planning permission for the development described in the application and submitted plans, for the following reason, subject to conditions and as amended by the addendum:

 

REASON: The proposed change of use seeks to change the ground floor of the development from a flexible A1/A2/A3 use to a D2 use class, which would specifically be used as a 24 hour gym.  The proposed change of use would continue to provide employment floorspace, whilst also providing a use that would ensure the vibrancy and vitality of the town centre would be maintained.  Furthermore, the proposed change of use would continue to provide an active frontage to the streetscene, which ensures that the character of the town centre streetscape would also be maintained.  Mitigation measures in place would ensure that there would not be unacceptable harm to the nearby residential occupiers, and the development would not lead to harm to the safety and free flow of the public highways. 

 

The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was unanimous.

 

 

1/02 - Quality Hotel Harrow, 12 -22 Pinner Road, Harrow

 

REFERENCE:  P/4150/15

 

DESCRIPTION:  Redevelopment To Provide Two Buildings Ranging Between 3, 4 And 5 Storeys In Height To Create 64 Flats With Access And Disabled Parking; Amenity Space And Landscaping; Bin And Cycle Storage; New  Private Access To Harrow  Recreation Ground For Residents; Boundary Treatment; Highway Works To Create Service Lay By

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the design of the proposed re-development had been agreed, however, details regarding the finishing and materials to be used were outstanding.  The proposed redevelopment was considered to be contemporary in design and would blend in with the varied typology of the area;

 

·                     the exact number of flats in each building would be clarified after the meeting;

 

·                     there was a single entry and exit point to the site.  The bin storage area would be in a lay by, and though there was no turning circle there, refuse collection vehicles would be able to access it.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

GRANTED permission subject to authority being delegated to the Divisional Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 213.

214.

Information Report: Enforcement Statistics Beverley Kuchar - Head of Development management and Building Control pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Report of the Head of Development Management and Building Control.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report which set out an overview of enforcement statistics for the period January-December 2015.

 

RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.

215.

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 site visit be undertaken to 20 Bentley Priory, Mansion House Drive, Stanmore.

216.

Termination of Meeting

Minutes:

In accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 14.2 (Part 4B) of the Constitution:

 

RESOLVED:  At 9.59 pm to continue until 10.22 pm.