PROPOSAL: conversion of dwelling into three flats (1 x 3 bed and 1 x 1 bed and 1 x studio); single storey side extension; bin and cycle stores.
The Committee received representation from Anil Patel (objector) who urged the Committee to refuse.
The Committee also received a written statement from London Interiors (agents for the applicant. The statement was read by the Chair. The agent for applicant requested the Committee to approve the application.
Furthermore, the Committee received representation from Councillors Chetna Halai and Nitesh Hirani, who both urged the Committee to refuse the application.
Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed refusal for the following reason:
1) the proposed development represented an over-intensive use of the site and would result in a loss of amenity within the locality and to the future occupiers by reason of the activity generated by converting a single-family dwelling house into three flats and the proposed inappropriate stacking, contrary to policy CS1 Harrow Core Strategy (2012), D1 London Plan (2021), DM1 Harrow Development Management policy (2013).
The proposal was seconded by Councillor Anjana Patel, put to the vote, and agreed.
The Committee resolved to refuse officer recommendations.
The Planning Committee was asked to:
(1) agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report; and
(2) grant planning permission subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.
The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to refuse the application was by a majority of votes.
Councillors Fitzpatrick, Henson, Maru and Parekh abstained from voting on the motion to refuse application.
Councillors Ashton, Baxter and Patel voted for the motion to refuse the application.