PROPOSAL: outline application for access, appearance, layout and scale for the erection of a two storey extension above the existing two storey mid-terrace building to provide nine flats (two x three bedroom flats and seven x one bedroom flats), alongside an integrated bin store and bicycle store at ground floor level, and 48 Solar PV panels at roof level. The application was a resubmission of approved outline application P/4755/17 (dated 14 June 2018) with the only change being the provision of a dedicated disabled parking bay within a rear private forecourt.
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 authority being delegated to the Interim Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services for the completion of the legal agreement and other enabling legislation and issue of the planning permission and subject to minor amendments to the conditions (set out in Appendix 1 of the report) or the legal agreement. The Section 106 Agreement Heads of Terms would cover the following matters:
i. Parking Permit Restrictions – the development to be “resident permit restricted” in accordance with section 16 of the GLC (Gen Powers) Act 1974 and the developer to ensure that 1) all marketing/advertising material makes reference to this fact; and 2) all agreements contain a covenant to the effect that future occupiers and tenants (other than those who are registered disabled) will not be entitled to apply for residents parking permit or a visitor permit;
ii. a contribution in accordance with the adopted fees and charges was required to amend the Traffic Management Order and a monitoring fee; and
iii. Legal Fees - Payment of Harrow Council’s reasonable costs in the preparation of the legal agreement.
That if the Legal Agreement is not completed by 31/01/2022, or as such extended period as may be agreed by the Interim Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Divisional Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning on the grounds that: the proposed development, in the absence of a legal agreement to provide appropriate provision for restriction of resident parking permits and implementation of the Travel Plan, would fail to comply with the requirements of policies T4 and T6.1 of The London Plan (2021), policy CS1 of the Harrow Core Strategy (2012), AAP19 of the Harrow & Wealdstone Area Action Plan (2013), and Policies DM42 and DM43 of the Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan 2013 and would therefore be unacceptable.
The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was unanimous.