Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
PROPOSAL: prior approval telecommunication notification: Installation of 25m high lattice tower supporting 6 x antenna's and 4 x 300mm dishes; installation of 7 equipment cabinets within a fenced compound; and ancillary works.
The Committee received representation from Councillor Norman Stevenson (Back Bench) who urged the Committee to refuse the application.
Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed refusal for the following reason:
1) the proposed telecommunication mast, plus antennas, dishes and equipment cabinets housed within a compound, by reason of height and noticeable location, would be visually obtrusive and detrimental to the visual amenity within the locality and character and appearance of the Conservation Area abutting the site, contrary to policies DM1, DM7 and DM49 of the Development Management Policies local plan (2013) and policy CS1 Harrow Core Strategy (2012).
The proposal was seconded by Councillor Anjana Patel, put to the vote, and lost.
The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations.
The Planning Committee was asked to:
1) grant prior approval of details of siting and appearance for the development described in the application and submitted plans.
The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a majority of votes.
Councillors Ali, Assad, Brown and Robson voted to grant the application.
Councillors Ashton, Baxter and Patel voted against the application.
Publication date: 11/05/2021
Date of decision: 04/05/2021
Decided at meeting: 04/05/2021 - Planning Committee