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386.

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 that there were no Reserve Members in attendance at this meeting.

387.

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.

388.

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 9 – Planning Applications Received (item 1/02)

Councillor Keith Ferry declared a non-pecuniary interest in that the applicant was the Director of a company which had sponsored the Council’s participation in MIPIM 2017.  He would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

389.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 137 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

390.

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 21 April 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.

391.

Deputations

To receive deputations (if any) under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 16 (Part 4B) of the Constitution.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that no deputations received.

392.

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

393.

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:  To note that none were received.

GRANT SUBJECT TO:

394.

1/01: Harrow School Sports Hall and Swimming Pool, Football Lane, Harrow - P/1940/16 pdf icon PDF 28 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Demolition Of Existing Buildings: Existing Sports Building, Peel House, Museum Cottage, Gardeners Compound, Boyer Webb Pavilion, Pavilion Next To The Athletics Track; Construction Of New Sports Building Over 3 Levels (7307 Sqm); New Science Building Over 3 Levels (3675 Sqm); New Landscaping Core From Existing Chapel Terrace To The Athletics Track At The Base Of Hill; New Visitors Car Parking On Football Lane Adjacent To Maths And Physics School Buildings; Re-Routing And Re-Grading Of Private Access Road; Alterations To Landscaping And Servicing For Dining Hall; Relocation Of Multi Use Games Area For Moretons Boarding House To South West Of Dining Hall

 

An officer advised that an incorrect version of the report had been included in the agenda in error and following legal advice officers were requesting that this item be deferred.

 

A Member suggested that the additional time afforded by the deferral be used to carry out further consultation regarding changes made to the MOL (Metropolitan Open Land) and the Community Use Agreement (CUA).  Officers undertook to do this.

 

The Member also requested that a local resident be invited to be part of the Management Committee which would oversee the CUA.  An officer undertook to look into this.

 

DECISION:  DEFERRED

 

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

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

395.

1/02: Suites 2 and 3, Premier House, Canning Road, Wealdstone - P/0120/17 pdf icon PDF 706 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Creation of a new fifth floor to accommodate nine additional flats with associated external alterations.

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the applicant had submitted a transport strategy.  In officers’ view, there was sufficient parking capacity in the area and the development would not generate additional car use.  Occupiers would not be eligible to apply for either resident or visitor parking permits. 

 

A Member stated that parking restrictions and lack of parking spaces did not reduce car ownership or car use.

 

Members emphasised the need for a strategic Planning Committee to have oversight and develop a long-term local planning policy, which would include the long-term impact of new and existing developments on traffic, parking and infrastructure and innovative schemes such as car sharing.  The Chair advised that the Council’s Regeneration team was looking into implementing schemes such as car clubs at new developments.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED

 

(1)          planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report;

 

(2)          the completion of a Section 106 agreement with the heads of terms set out below by 26th June 2017 (or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Divisional Director of Planning).  Delegated Authority to be given to the Divisional Director of Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services for the sealing of the Section 106 agreement and other enabling legislation and to agree any minor amendments to the conditions or the legal agreement, and 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

396.

1/03: Former Greenhill Service Station, Marsh Road, Pinner - P/5250/16 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment: Construction of a five storey building to provide 30 bedroom sheltered retirement flats (use class C3) with parking, bin / buggy storage and landscaping.

 

DECISION:  GRANTED

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

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 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.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if, by 24th July 2017 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Divisional Director of Planning, the section 106 Planning Obligation is not completed, then delegate the decision to the Divisional Director of Planning to REFUSE planning permission for the appropriate reason.

 

The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a  majority of votes.

 

Councillors Keith Ferry, Barry Kendler, Christine Robson, Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

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

GRANT SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

397.

1/04: The Former Eastcote Arms Public House, Eastcote Lane, South Harrow, Harrow - P/4866/16 pdf icon PDF 559 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.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

The proposal is an overdevelopment with excessive height, scale and bulk, which would harm the amenity of local residents and the character of the area, contrary to policies DM1 of the Local Plan, CS1 of the Core Strategy, and 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.

 

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

 

DECISION:  GRANTED

 

(1)          authority be delegated to the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise, and Planning to determine the application subject to No Objection from RAF Northolt;

 

(2)          planning permission granted 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.

 

The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a majority of votes.

 

Councillors Keith Ferry, Barry Kendler, Christine Robson, Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

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

GRANT

398.

2/01: Rear of 249-255 Pinner Road, Harrow - P/5994/16 pdf icon PDF 664 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide two storey building comprising six flats; bin and cycle storage

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the previously approved application had been for 9 flats, whereas the current scheme was for 6 single occupancy units.  Therefore there would be no increase in parking;

 

·                     traffic officers would prefer this to remain a car free development and had raised concerns regarding parking as the existing controlled parking zone in the area was at capacity.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

The proposal is an overdevelopment which will harm local character and amenity and cause undue parking pressure on surrounding roads, contrary to policies DM1 and DM42 of the Local Plan, CS1 of the Core Strategy, and 6.13, 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.

 

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

 

DECISION:  GRANTED planning permission subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report.

 

The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a Majority of votes.

 

The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a majority of votes.

 

Councillors Keith Ferry, Barry Kendler, Christine Robson, Anne Whitehead voted for the application.

 

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

GRANT

399.

2/02: 505 Northolt Road, Harrow - P/5592/16 pdf icon PDF 1009 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to create a single and four storey building with a Retail Unit at ground floor level and six flats on upper floors.

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that the Refuse Collection Services had not provided any comments on the previous application.

 

A Member advised that under the 1990 Environmental Protection Act, Local Authorities had a statutory responsibility for the collection of household waste.

 

A Member proposed that the application be deferred pending feedback from the Refuse Collection Services regarding accessibility to the site for refuse vehicles and a site visit by Members.

 

DECISION:  DEFERRED, subject to a site visit and feedback from refuse collection services.

 

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

GRANT

400.

2/03: Unit 1, Barratt Way, Wealdstone - P/0626/17 pdf icon PDF 739 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Change of use from Business (Class B8/B1) to Cat homing centre (Sui Generis); External alterations

 

Following questions from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     The unit would be open to the public between 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday-Sunday.  The premises would be manned 24 hours. 

 

DECISION:  GRANTED, temporary 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.

401.

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.