PROPOSAL: redevelopment to provide a part three, four, five and part six storey building comprising of parking to ground and lower ground floors and 21 residential units to the upper floors (10 x 1 bed, 8 x 2 bed and 3 x 3 bed); landscaping; bin and cycle stores (as amended by the Addendum and Supplemental Addendum).
The Committee received representation from Ewan Maynard (objector), and Lotte Hirst (applicant), who urged the Committee to refuse and approve the application, respectively.
Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed refusal for the following reasons:
1) the proposed development, by reason of its location and the unsuitable shared surface pedestrian access to the site, would fail to provide a high standard of design and layout and would not create a safe, secure and appropriate accessible, environment to the detriment of the living conditions of the 63 future occupiers of the 21 units, contrary to the design aspirations of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), CS1E of Harrow Core Strategy (2012), DM1 of Harrow's Development Management Plan (2013) and D7 of the London Plan (2021); and
2) the proposal offered only one disabled parking space with no certainty as to the means by which more disabled parking spaces could be provided should the need arise, and given that the parking provided on site cannot be for the occupiers of the development, to the detriment of the amenities of the future occupiers, who may require a disabled parking space at the later date, contrary to policies CS1 Harrow's Core Strategy (2021), DM1 Harrow's Development Management Plan (2013), T6.1 of the London Plan 2021).
The proposal was seconded by Councillor Christopher Baxter, put to the vote and lost.
The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations, and delegate to the Chief Planning Officer to amend condition 8 to ensure the car park design and management plan can accommodate two additional disabled parking bays, if needed.
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 Section 106 legal agreement and other enabling development and issue of the planning permission, subject to amendments to the conditions, including the insertion or deletion of condition as deemed fit and appropriate to the development or the amendments to the legal agreement as required. The Section 106 Agreement Heads of Terms would cover the following matters:
Transport and Highways
o The development to be ‘resident permit restricted’ and the developer to ensure that: (i) all marketing/advertising material makes reference to the fact that; and (ii) all sales and lettings agreements contain a covenant to the effect that; future owners, occupiers and tenants (other than those that are registered disabled) will not be entitled to apply for a residents parking permit or a visitor parking permit.
Children and Young People’s Play space