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369.

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 Mrs Christine Robson

Councillor Ghazanfar Ali

Councillor Barry Kendler

Councillor Graham Henson

 

370.

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 no Members, who were not members of the Committee, had indicated that they wished to speak at the meeting.

371.

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- Other Applications Recommended for Grant: Item 2/05, Stanmore Recreation Ground, Stanmore Hill

 

Councillor Graham Henson declared a pecuniary interest in that as Portfolio Holder for Environment, Crime and Community Safety he had approved the Council’s investment strategy for Stanmore.  He would leave the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

372.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 126 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

373.

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 17 March 2017.  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.

374.

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.

375.

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 item 2/02 on the list of planning applications.

RESOLVED ITEMS

GRANT SUBJECT TO:

376.

1/01: Priestmead Primary School and Nursery, Hartford Avenue, Harrow - P/0312/17 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Temporary use of original school building for up to 300 year 7 to year 9 pupils for a period of 2 years; parking and landscaping

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     Sport England had withdrawn its objection;

 

·                     officers would work closely with the school to promote the aims set out in the School Travel Plan and encourage greater use of public transport, modal shift, provide maps and use the Council’s CCTV enforcement vehicles in the vicinity of the School.  Currently the STP was Bronze accredited.  Postcode plotting was used to identify where pupils lived so officers could advise on the best transport routes.  Additionally, there were a number of cycle routes to the school and the Council offered free cycle training to encourage up take of cycling;

 

·                     the original Priestmead School building was habitable though it may require minor refurbishment prior to Salvatorian pupils moving in.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, Under Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992, planning permission subject to:

 

1)            the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the Addendum.

 

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

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

377.

1/02: The Former Eastcote Arms Public House, Eastcote Lane, South Harrow, Harrow pdf icon PDF 547 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide a part two, four and five storey building to create 36 flats with amenity space; basement parking; landscaping and bin/cycle storage.

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the petition containing 73 signatures which had been uploaded to the Council’s website related to the previous application and the application had since been withdrawn.  The Petitioners had been advised accordingly;

 

·                     the proposed development would have 5 floors, and the top floor would contain 6 flats;

 

·                     the northern elevation would be single storey in order to minimise any overlooking of neighbouring properties;

 

·                     there was no direct access for residents to the landscaped roof garden above the single storey element of the proposal;

 

·                     the refuse storage area would be located at the front, adjacent to the vehicular access;

 

·                     officers did not anticipate any safety issues for vehicles exiting from the development when turning right towards the roundabout to the northwest;

 

·                     there were conditions attached to the application dealing with drainage and flood risk;

 

·                     the basement car park would be accessed by two car lifts, one to enter and one to exit.  The applicant would be obliged to submit a car lift management strategy, which would be forwarded to Transport for London for assessment and consent.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED

 

1)            delegate Authority to the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise, and Planning to determine the application subject to No Objection from RAF Northolt;

 

2)            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 issue of the planning permission and subject to minor amendments to the conditions (set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report) or the legal agreement, and as amended by the Addendum.

 

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, Graham Henson and Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Pritesh Patel voted against the application.

GRANT

378.

1/03: Salvatorian College, 189 High Road, Harrow - P/0112/17 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide two x two and three storey buildings for a 900 place secondary school; hard surface social areas; refuge storage; cycle parking and car parking; boundary treatment; associated works (demolition of existing school buildings)

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that the scope for putting in soft landscaping was limited due to the nature of the site and access to it.  However, there were conditions requiring some soft landscaping be added to the front of the site, which would help soften its visual impact.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the Addendum.

 

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

GRANT

379.

2/01: 55 St Michael's Crescent, Pinner - P/5874/16 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Conversion of the garage into habitable room with window on the front elevation and single storey side to rear extension.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the first and second Addendums.

 

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

GRANT

380.

2/02: 9 & 11 New Road, Sudbury Hill, Harrow - P/5803/16 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide a two storey terrace of four houses habitable roofspace including rear dormers; associated parking, landscaping and hardstanding.

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the Construction Method Statement covered things such as the parking of vehicles on site, loading and unloading of vehicles, storage of building materials, dust and dirt and recycling during the demolition and construction period;

 

·                     residents’ concerns regarding impact of the development on New Road, which was a private road, and its upkeep, were not material planning considerations and fell outside the Council’s demise.  Any issues regarding the road were a civil matter.

 

The Chair urged residents of New Road to come to an agreement with the developer regarding the condition and maintenance of the road as this issue fell outside the remit of the Planning Committee.

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Mrs Nelson, and from Mr Holmes, a representative of the applicant.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to the conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the first and second Addendums.

 

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, Graham Henson and Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

Councillors June Baxter, Stephen Greek and Pritesh Patel abstained from voting.

GRANT

381.

2/03: 313 Alexandra Avenue, Harrow - P/5564/16 pdf icon PDF 706 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Erection of a three storey block of three flats on vacant site adjacent to 313 Alexandra Avenue as an extension to the existing building.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to the conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the Addendum.

 

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

GRANT

382.

2/04: Premier House, Archdale Business Centre, Brember Road, South Harrow - P/4737/16 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  First floor extension for use as storage, addition of second floor for use as retail showroom and ancillary offices.

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that the extension would be attached to the east elevation which was to the rear of the existing building.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, planning permission subject to Conditions listed in appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the second Addendum.

 

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

GRANT

383.

2/05: Stanmore Recreation Ground, Stanmore Hill - P/5948/16 pdf icon PDF 987 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment of single storey building for use as daycare nursery (Use class D1); Single storey building for use as a cafe (Use class A3) with associated outdoor seating area; External Alterations

 

Councillor Graham Henson left the room during consideration of this item.

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that although there was no condition limiting the number of children who could be enrolled at the new nursery, the building could not hold more than 30 children, because part of it would be used as toilets and changing facilities.  The applicants had requested opening hours of 0700-15.00 for the café.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED,  planning permission subject to the conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the Addendum.

 

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

GRANT

384.

2/06: Carspecs House, 71A Bessborough Road, Harrow - P/4626/16 pdf icon PDF 587 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Three storey side extension to create three flats, parking and cycle storage; and extension of two residential units within existing building permitted under prior approval reference P/2437/16.

 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

Permission subject to authority being delegated to the Divisional Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services for the completion of the Section 106 legal agreement and any other enabling legislation and issue of the planning permission and subject to minor amendments to the conditions or the legal agreement, and as amended by the Addendum.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if the Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 13 April 2017 then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Divisional Director of Planning.

 

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

385.

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.