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2/03, 26 Butler Avenue, P/4933/21

Meeting: 16/03/2022 - Planning Committee (Item 483)

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PROPOSAL:  conversion of dwelling into three flats (2 x 1 bed and 1 x 3 bed), single storey rear extension.


The Committee voted to suspend the Committee rules pursuant to Rule 25.1.1 of the Constitution to allow the objector to speak at short notice. The motion was proposed by Councillor Marilyn Ashton and seconded by Councillor Christopher Baxter. The motion was carried unanimously.


The Committee received representation from Mike Williams (objector), and David Kemp (agent for applicant), who urged the Committee to refuse and approve the application, respectively.


The Committee also heard from Councillor Kairul Kareema Marikar who urged Members to refuse the application.


Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed refusal for the following reason:


1)              the development represents an over-intensive use of the site, resulting in the small forecourt appearing as cluttered with the number of required bins, which could limit and potentially impede the access to the front door, which is the only means of entering this terraced property and will do harm to the character, appearance, and visual amenity of the property and the street scene, contrary to policy CS1.B Core Strategy (2012), DM1 and DM26 of Harrow Development Management Policies (2013), D1 London Plan (2021), Council's SPD Residential Design Guide (2010).


The proposal was seconded by Councillor Christopher Baxter, put to the vote and agreed.


The Committee resolved to refuse officer recommendation.




The Planning Committee was asked to: 


1)              to agree the reasons for approval as set out in the report; and


2)              grant planning permission subject to subject to the Conditions listed in Appendix 1 of the report.




The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to refuse the application was by majority of votes.


Councillors Ashton, Baxter, Brown, Maru, Shah and Thakker voted to refuse the application.


Councillor Parekh abstained from voting on the application.