PROPOSAL: single and two storey side to rear extension; single storey rear extension; and external alterations.
The Committee received representation from Steve McCabe (objector) and Anna and Pankaj Balla (applicants) who urged the Committee to refuse and approve the application, respectively.
Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed refusal for the following reason:
1) the proposed first floor rear extension, by reason of its rearward projection and siting in relation to 44 Southfield Park, would result in a loss of outlook and would give rise to an overbearing impact upon the neighbouring dwelling house, to the detriment of the residential and visual amenities of the occupiers of the neighbouring property, contrary to policies D1 London Plan (2021), DM1 Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan (2013), 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 Committee also resolved to delegate to Interim Chief Planning Officer to attach a condition to provide an alternative design for the side door at the front elevation of the property, for the Council’s approval.
The Planning Committee is 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, and the additional condition.
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.