Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 2 December 2009 6.30 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY. View directions

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No. Item




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.



RESOLVED:  To note the attendance at this meeting of the following duly appointed Reserve Member:


Ordinary Member


Reserve Member


Councillor Keith Ferry

CouncillorMrinal Choudhury



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.



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


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal or prejudicial interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:


(a)               all Members of the Committee, Sub Committee, Panel or Forum;

(b)               all other Members present in any part of the room or chamber.



RESOLVED:  To note that there were no declarations of interests made.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2009 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.



RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2009 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions, Petitions and Deputations

To receive questions (if any) from local residents/organisations under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 19 (Part 4B of the Constitution).



RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were put, or petitions or deputations received at this meeting under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rules 19, 16 and 17 respectively.


References from Council and other Committees/Panels

To receive any references from Council and any other Committees or Panels (if any).



RESOLVED:  To note that there were no references.


Representations on Planning Applications

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 18 (Part 4B of the Constitution), from objectors and applicants regarding planning applications on the agenda.



RESOLVED:  That in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 18 (Part 4B of the Constitution), representations be received in respect of item 2/17 on the list of planning applications.


Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 18 KB

Report of the Head of Planning - circulated separately.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Planning Protocol, where Councillors disagree with the advice of the Chief Planning Officer, 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:


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.




Reference: P/1905/09/RH/MAJ – (Home Group). Construction Of 135 Residential Dwellings As Part Of The Rayners Lane Estate Regeneration Comprising 5 X 5 Bed Houses 27 X 4 Bed Houses 46 X 3 Bed Houses 41 X 2 Bed Flats And 16 X 1 Bed Flats; New Access Road Re-Aligned Footpaths Provision Of 157 Car Parking Spaces, Cycle Parking And Bin Stores.


An officer reported that the Members of the Committee had conducted a site visit for this application.  In response to questions from Members, the officer outlined the additional landscaping proposals submitted as a result of concerns raised by officers.


An additional condition regarding the materials for the proposed windows and doors was agreed.


DECISION:  GRANTED permission for the development described in the application and submitted plans, as amended in the addendum, subject to the completion of a legal agreement and the conditions and informatives reported and an additional condition to read:


Notwithstanding the details shown on the proposed external materials schedule Rev A (26-11-09) submitted 26 November 2009, and drawing numbers P-11 rev B, P-12 rev C, P-13 rev C, P14 rev C, P-17 rev B, P-18 rev B, P-19 rev B, P-20 rev B, P-33 Rev A, P-34 Rev A, P-35 Rev A, P-36 Rev A, P-48 Rev A, P-49 Rev A, P-50 Rev A, P-51 Rev A, P-52 Rev A, P-53 Rev A, P-54 Rev A, P-55, P-63, P-64, P-65 submitted 27 November 2009, the development hereby permitted shall not commence beyond ground level damp proof course until details of the proposed windows and doors have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.


The development shall be completed in accordance with the approved details and shall thereafter be retained.


REASON:  The proposed details submitted to date do not comply with the design objectives and policy requirements of policy D4 of the Harrow Unitary Development 


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




Reference: P/1795/09/DC3/MAJ – (Land Securities and FCM Markets). Change Of Use Of Vacant Site For Temporary Open Air Market With 100 Stalls Including Ancillary Food Sales And Parking For 200 Cars.


During the discussion on this item, Members raised a number of queries, which officers responded to as follows:


·                     the applicant had discussed the extension of occupation times, as outlined in the addendum,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 93.


Member Site Visits

To arrange dates for Member site visits that have been agreed during the course of the meeting (if any).



RESOLVED:  That (1) a Member Site Visit take place to the following sites:


·                     74 Alicia Avenue, Harrow, HA3 8HS

·                     69 West End Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AF

·                     73 West End Avenue, Pinner, HA5 1BN

·                     Land at 20-24 Canning Road, Wealdstone, HA3 7SJ


(2)  officers liaise with Members of the Committee to identify a convenient date for Members Site Visits to take place.


Chairman's Announcement

Which cannot otherwise be dealt with.


The Committee was informed that, in accordance with minute 84(27) of the meeting held on 4 November 2009, the Divisional Director, Planning, in consultation with the Chairman and Nominated Member, had written to the London Borough of Brent and Mayor of London expressing the Committee’s concern at the proposed development at 9 Park Lane, Wembley.


Extension of the Meeting


In accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 15 (Part 4B of the Constitution) a proposal to extend the length of the meeting to 11.00 pm, if necessary, was agreed.


RESOLVED:  That the Committee continue until 11.00 pm if necessary.