PROPOSAL: redevelopment to provide a six-storey building comprising ground floor commercial space with eight flats above (6 x studios and 2 x 2 bed); bin and cycle stores at rear.
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 and the planning obligations in the report and Addendum and 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 legislation and issue of the planning permission subject to any minor amendments to the conditions (set out in Appendix 1 of this 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 is 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 Section 106 Agreement is not completed by 31st March 2022, or as such extended period as may be agreed by the Interim Chief Planning Officer, then it is recommended to delegate the decision to REFUSE planning permission to the Interim Chief Planning Officer on the grounds that: the proposed development, in the absence of a Legal Agreement to provide appropriate improvements, benefits and monitoring that directly relate to the development, would fail to adequately mitigate the impact of the development on the wider area and provide for necessary physical infrastructural improvements arising directly from the development, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), policies T3 and DF1 of The London Plan (2021), Core Strategy (2012) policy CS1, and policies DM1, DM43 and DM 50 of the Harrow Development Management Polices Local Plan and the Supplementary Planning Document: Planning Obligations & Affordable Housing (2013).
The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was unanimous.