PROPOSAL: single storey side to rear extension, conversion of garage into habitable room including new pitched roof, front porch and external alterations.
The Committee received representation from Martin Snow (objector) and Sambit Basu (agent for applicant) who urged the Committee to refuse and approve the application, respectively.
Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed refusal for the following reason:
1) the proposed development represents an overdevelopment of the site to the detriment of the amenity of the neighbouring occupiers, by reason of the excessive scale of the proposed rear extension, contrary to policies CS1 Harrow Core Strategy (2012), D1 London Plan (2021), DM1 Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan (2013).
The proposal was seconded by Councillor Christopher Baxter, put to the vote, and lost.
The Committee resolved to accept 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 listed in Appendix 1 of the report.
The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was by a majority of votes.
Councillors Fitzpatrick, Henson, Maru and Parekh voted to grant the application.
Councillors Ashton, Baxter and Patel voted against the application.