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418.

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 Christine Robson

Councillor Graham Henson

 

419.

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

Norman Stevenson

2/01 & 2/02

 

420.

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 no declarations of interest were made.

421.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 145 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 June 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 June 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

422.

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, <DATE>.  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.

423.

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.

424.

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 2/01 & 2/02 on the list of planning applications.

RESOLVED ITEMS

Grant

425.

2/01: 41 Paines Lane, Pinner - P/2013/17 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Single storey front extension; single and two storey rear extension; first floor side extensions; two rooflights in side and rear roofslopes; re-installation of solar panels (demolition of shed)

 

An officer provided a brief overview of the report.  A Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

The proposal, by reason of excessive scale and bulk, and proximity to neighbouring properties, would harm local character and amenity, 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.

 

Members then voted to grant the application.

 

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

 

Councillors Ghanzafar Ali, Keith Ferry, Graham Henson and Anne Whitehead voted for the application

 

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

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Mrs Drake, the applicant, Mr Rama and Councillor Norman Stevenson.

 

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

Grant

426.

2/02: 14 Moss Close, Pinner - P/1583/17 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:Alterations to roof to remove gables and create hip ends and extension to roof to raise ridge height; rooflights in front and rear roofslope

 

Following a brief overview of the report, officers responded to Members comments and questions as follows:

 

·                     single storey extensions with flat roofs were increasingly common in the borough and all applications for flat roofs included conditions prohibiting their use as balconies.  These areas could only be accessed for reasons of maintenance and could not be used as amenity spaces.  Officers would normally rely on neighbours to report any breaches of planning conditions by applicants;

 

·                     a pitched roof was not necessary for the application to be recommended for grant;

 

·                     under Permitted Development rights, homeowners were at liberty to paint and render their dwellings as they wished.  The Enforcement Notice issued against the applicant required him to either demolish the those aspects of the recent renovations considered unacceptable in planning terms. Any conditions imposed on the latest application should be necessary and reasonable;

 

·                     officers had been obliged to consider the most recent application, despite the Enforcement Notice issued against the applicant, and the subsequent appeal lodged by him, otherwise the Council would be liable for costs for Non-Determination.  If the current application were to be granted, then this would supersede the appeal and works on the property would have to be completed within a year;

 

·                     section 70 (c)  of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 stated that Local Planning Authorities were not obliged to consider a retrospective application for any development subject to an enforcement notice.  However, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) made an assumption that Planning Authorities would work collaboratively with applicants.  Officers were of the view that the current application, which was materially different from the previous one, would ameliorate the harm caused by the unauthorised changes made to the property in contravention of the planning permission granted in 2015. In her view, this was the best solution to the current situation. Had the application been identical to the previous one, then article 70 (c) could have been invoked;

 

·                     officers had also assessed the harm created by the changed front aspect of the property.  Because this related to Permitted Development rights, officers were obliged to take a balanced view.  It was reasonable to ask the applicant to reduce the bulk of the roof and mute the appearance of the property at the front. The applicant would need to reinstate the hipped roof (which would reduce the overall bulk of the roof), the original red roof tiles and hanging bay.

 

A Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

‘The proposal, by reason of design, height, scale, bulk, and rear flat roof, would harm local character and amenity, 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 won.

 

The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to refuse the application was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 426.

Grant

427.

2/03: 28 Coledale Drive, Stanmore - P/2016/17 pdf icon PDF 579 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Single Storey Front Extension; Single Storey Side To Rear Extension; Front Porch.

 

Members voted to grant the application.

 

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

 

DECISION:  Granted, planning permission, subject to the conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the officer report.