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

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107.

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 Ghazanfar Ali

Councillor Simon Brown

Councillor Graham Henson

Councillor Sachin Shah

Councillor Bharat Thakker

Councillor Norman Stevenson

 

108.

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

 

2/06 & 2/08

 

John Hinkley

 

1/01 & 2/07

 

Honey Jamie

2/08

 

109.

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 – Representations on Planning Applications (2/06 & 2/08)

Councillor Marilyn Ashton declared a non-pecuniary interest in that she was Stanmore Ward Councillor.  She would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10 – Representations on Planning Applications (1/01 & 2/07)

Councillor John Hinkley declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was Ward Councillor for Hatch End.  He would remain in the room whilst the matters were considered and voted upon.

 

Agenda Item 10 – Representations on Planning Applications (2/10)

Councillor Christine Robson declared a non-pecuniary interest in that she was Ward Councillor for West Harrow.  She would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.

110.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 169 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2018 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

111.

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 in which they were received.  There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for the asking and answering of public questions.

 

[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm,

Friday 16 November 2018.  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.

112.

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.

113.

Addendum

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To accept both addendums.

RESOLVED ITEMS

114.

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 1/01, 2/06, 2/07 and 2/08 on the list of planning applications.

GRANT

115.

1/01: Clavering Nursing Home, Royston Grove - P/2344/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide a three storey building with basement for Care home (Class C2) with staff accommodation; Amenity space; Parking and Landscaping; Cycle and Refuse storage

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that Policy 3.14 of the London Plan (2016) resisted the loss of existing housing.  The proposed development would result in the loss of one dwelling house.   However, as there would be a net increase in the overall level of housing, it was considered that this outweighed the London Plan protections and the proposal was deemed acceptable.

 

The Committee received representations from an objector, Mr Lovatt, and from a representative of the applicant, Mr Henley, and Councillor John Hinkley.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT, planning permission subject to  the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report, and as amended by the addendums.

 

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

GRANT

116.

2/01:Bentley Wood High School, Binyon Crescent, Stanmore - P/3831/18 pdf icon PDF 879 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Single storey extension to North West elevation of kitchen/dining block including provision of extraction ducts to roof; hard surfacing and external alterations

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

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

 

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

GRANT

117.

2/02: 66 Elms Road, Harrow Weald - P/0915/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  First floor side to rear extension

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the proposal would not interrupt a 45 degree splay drawn on plan from the nearest two storey front corner of the neighbouring property at No. 64.  The nearest first floor window at No. 64 served a bathroom which was not protected for the purposes of the SPD (2010).  The proposed extension would not be visible from the bathroom and there would be no loss of light to either the bathroom window or the bay windows at No. 64;

 

·                     the  proposal met the Residential Design Guide criteria.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

‘The proposed development 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.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT, 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.

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Keith Ferry, Christine Robson & Sachin Shah voted for the application.

 

Councillors Stephen Greek, Anjana Patel & Norman Stevenson  voted against the application.

GRANT

118.

2/03: Stonegrove Gardens, Edgware - P/1571/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Re-development to provide a two storey building for two flats; private and communal amenity space; landscaping; bin / cycle storage

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT, 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 unanimous.

GRANT

119.

2/04: West End Lawn Tennis Club - P/1721/18 pdf icon PDF 463 KB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Installation of three floodlights attached to chain link fence posts at tennis court 6; one floodlight fitted to column 1

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that condition 5 required the applicant to submit post installation measurements in relation to the proposed luminaire set up and aiming angles.  The council’s  lighting engineer had carried out a technical assessment of the proposals and he had not raised any objections to them.  She was confident that the engineer had considered any cumulative impact of any light spillage from the luminaires.

 

A Member proposed an evening site visit to the application site.  The motion was seconded, put to the vote and lost.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

‘The proposal would harm local amenity, contrary to policies DM1 and DM48 of the Local Plan, CS1 of the Core Strategy and 7.4 of the London Plan.’

 

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

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT, 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.

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Keith Ferry, Christine Robson & Sachin Shah voted for the application.

 

Councillors Stephen Greek, Anjana Patel & Norman Stevenson voted against the application.

GRANT

120.

2/05:100 - 102 Headstone Road, Harrow - P/1182/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Redevelopment to provide two storey building with habitable roofspace comprising of 5 flats (3 x 2 bedroom flats, 1 x studio flat, and 1 x 1 bedroom flat); bin and cycle stores

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the hours of operation of the CPZ in the vicinity of the application site was 08.30-18.30, Monday to Saturday;

 

·                     the density per hectare was 2.7.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

DECISION:  GRANT, planning permission subject to authority being delegated to the Interim Chief Planning Officer 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 (set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report) or the legal agreement, and as amended by the addendums.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if, by 19th January 2019 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Interim Chief Planning Officer, the section 106 Planning Obligation is not completed, then re-delegate the decision to Interim Chief Planning Officer to REFUSE planning permission for the appropriate reason.

 

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

GRANT

121.

2/06: Anmer Lodge, Coverdale Close & Stanmore Carpark, Dennis Lane, Stanmore - P/4221/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL: Variation of condition 48 (approved plans) to alter layout and access of the temporary car park attached to planning permission P/0412/14 dated 22/08/2014 for redevelopment of Anmer Lodge & Stanmore car park site in four blocks of various heights: block a to provide 1,692 sq. m (gross) food retail store (class a1) with ancillary café and 3-5 storeys of flats over; block b to provide multi storey car park and 3-4 storeys of flats over; block c to comprise 3-6 storeys of flats with undercroft parking; block d to comprise 2-4 storeys of houses and flats with surface car parking; basement car park below blocks a & b; total 120 dwellings (class c3) (resident permit restricted); 294 car parking spaces (comprising 151 replacement spaces, 50 spaces for the food store and 93 spaces for residents), 8 motorcycle spaces and 144 cycle spaces; access from Dennis lane and Coverdale close. proposal also includes combined heat & power plant; landscaping & roof gardens; diversion of water culvert; works to provide temporary replacement town centre car park (minimum of 151 spaces) and demolition of Anmer Lodge.

 

Membersasked a number of questions regarding the proposed alteration to the layout and access of the temporary car park attached to planning permission P/0412/14.  A Member proposed a site visit to the application site to further clarify matters.  This was agreed unanimously

 

DECISION:  DEFER, subject to a site visit.

GRANT

122.

2/07: 121 Rowlands Avenue, Harrow - P/1472/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Single storey and two storey front extension; two storey side to rear extension; single storey rear extension; basement, alterations to roof to raise ridge height; front garage and external alterations (retrospective)

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     the front, side and rear extensions did not disrupt the symmetry of the building and would not be visible from the street;

 

·                     the garage had windows to the side.  A condition prohibiting the use of the garage as habitable space could be added to the list of conditions.

 

Members expressed dissatisfaction and disappointment that the extension had exceeded the parameters of the approval given and that the design guide had not been adhered to.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

‘The proposal, by reason of excessive scale and bulk of the garage, 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 received representations from an objector, Mr N’Jie and from  Councillor Hinkley.  The applicant waived his right of response.

 

DECISION:  REFUSE, 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 refuse the application was unanimous.

REFUSE

123.

2/08: The Powerhouse, 87 West Street, Harrow - P/1516/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  The proposal is in relation to an application for Non-Material Amendments to Prior Approval P/0326/17 dated 06/03/2017 for Conversion of Offices (Class B1a) to 14 Self-Contained Flats.

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     this was a complex legal area and legal opinion had been sought from Counsel, who had advised that as a result of the unauthorised works to the second floor, it could be considered that the Prior Approval may not be relied upon;

 

·                     on the basis of the above advice and based on information held by the Council, officers were of the view that, the Prior Approval could not be relied on pursuant to Article 3(5) of the GPDO as advised by Counsel.  This was because the GPDO rights would not have been implemented until after the unlawful second floor extension was substantially complete.  Therefore, the non-material amendments proposed in the current application should be refused.

 

The Committee received representations from Councillors Honey Jamie and Marilyn Ashton.

 

An officer undertook to seek further legal advice regarding whether the Planning section should inform residents already living at the development of the Committee’s decision.

 

The Committee resolved to refuse the application in accordance with the officer recommendation.

 

DECISION:  REFUSE, for the following reason:

 

Within the context of the Prior Approval, and the limitations and conditions of the GPDO, the proposed amendments identified in the above schedule would be non-material amendments.  However, as the Prior Approval  cannot be relied on pursuant to Article 3(5) of the GPDO the application for non-material amendments should be refused.

 

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

GRANT

124.

2/09: 21 Whitegate Gardens, Harrow - P/3800/18 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Re-development to provide a pair of semi-detached dwellinghouses with habitable roofspace; new vehicle access onto Whitegate Gardens; parking; amenity space; boundary treatment; landscaping and bin storage.

 

a Member proposed refusal on the following grounds:

 

‘The proposed development 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.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT, 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.

 

Councillors Simon Brown, Keith Ferry, Christine Robson & Sachin Shah voted for the application.

 

Councillors Stephen Greek, Anjana Patel & Norman Stevenson voted against the application.

GRANT

125.

2/10: 19 Marshall Close - P/3415/18 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

PROPOSAL:  Conversion of children’s care home to nine flats, external alterations

 

Following questions and comments from Members, an officer advised that:

 

·                     both existing and new tenants would be permitted to use the off street car park;

 

·                     a condition requiring the proposed development to adhere to ‘Secure by Design’ standards could be added to the list of conditions. 

 

This was agreed by the Committee.

 

A Member expressed disappointment that a development by the Council did not include an element of affordable housing.

 

The Committee resolved to approve the officer recommendations.

 

DECISION:  GRANT planning permission; add a new condition requiring the development comply with ‘Secure by Design’ principles.

 

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