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361.

Attendance by Reserve Members

To note the attendance at this meeting of any duly appointed Reserve Members.

 

Reserve Members may attend meetings:-

 

(i)            to take the place of an ordinary Member for whom they are a reserve;

(ii)          where the ordinary Member will be absent for the whole of the meeting; and

(iii)         the meeting notes at the start of the meeting at the item ‘Reserves’ that the Reserve Member is or will be attending as a reserve;

(iv)         if a Reserve Member whose intention to attend has been noted arrives after the commencement of the meeting, then that Reserve Member can only act as a Member from the start of the next item of business on the agenda after his/her arrival.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that there were no Reserve Members in attendance at this meeting.

362.

Right of Members to Speak

To agree requests to speak from Councillors who are not Members of the Committee, in accordance with Committee Procedure 4.1.

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RESOLVED:  That, in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 4.1, the following Councillor, who was not a Member of the Committee, be allowed to speak on the agenda item indicated:

 

Councillor

 

Planning Application

Philip Benjamin

1/01 Stanmore and Edgware Golf Centre, HA7 4LR (P/3088/20)

 

(However, the item was deferred, and Councillor Benjamin did not address the Committee on the substantive application.  He expressed his concern that the item had been deferred, which set an unfortunate precedent.)

363.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 375 KB

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:

 

(a)          all Members of the Committee;

(b)          all other Members present.

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RESOLVED:  To note that the Declarations of Interests published in advance of the meeting on the Council’s website were taken as read, and in addition the following statement was made:

 

Agenda Item 1/01 Stanmore and Edgware Golf Centre, Stanmore, HA7 4LR

P/3088/20

 

Councillor Nitin Parekh stated:  "I do not have any interests to declare but for avoidance of any doubts, and to be on the safe side, I will leave the Chamber during item 1/01."

 

(Councillor Nitin Parekh left the meeting whilst the Item was being considered and voted on.)

364.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 192 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2021 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

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RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2021 be taken as read, and signed as a correct record.

365.

Public Questions

To receive any public questions received in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 17 (Part 4B of the Constitution).

 

Questions will be asked in the order in which they were received.  There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for the asking and answering of public questions.

 

[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, Thursday, 26 August 2021.  Questions should be sent to publicquestions@harrow.gov.uk   

No person may submit more than one question].

 

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RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were put.

366.

Petitions

To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 15 (Part 4B of the Constitution).

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RESOLVED:  To note that no petitions were received.

367.

Deputations

To receive deputations (if any) under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 16 (Part 4B) of the Constitution.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that no deputations were received.

368.

References from Council and other Committees/Panels

To receive references from Council and any other Committees or Panels (if any).

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that there were none.

369.

Addendum

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RESOLVED:  To accept the Addendum, and Supplemental Addendums.

Resolved Items

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370.

Representations on Planning Applications

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 29 (Part 4B of the Constitution), from objectors and applicants regarding planning applications on the agenda.

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RESOLVED:  That in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 29 (Part 4B of the Constitution), representations be received in respect of item 2/03 and 2/05 on the list of planning applications.

REFUSE

371.

1/01, Stanmore and Edgware Golf Club, P/3088/20 pdf icon PDF 284 KB

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PROPOSAL:  demolition of former golf club buildings and construction of a single and two-storey building for a banqueting facility; widening of existing vehicular access from Brockley Hill, car and cycle parking, waste/recycling storage, landscape enhancement and associated works.

 

Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed that the application be determined and not deferred.

 

The proposal was seconded by Councillor Anjana Patel, put to the vote and lost.

 

The Committee resolved to accept officer Recommendation 1 (below) to defer the application.

 

Councillor Philip Benjamin expressed his concern that the item had been deferred, which set an unfortunate precedent.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

The Planning Committee was asked to:

 

1.              allow an extension of time to the end of September 2021 for the receipt of new information in relation to the decision to defer the application at Planning Committee on 30 June 2021, in order for the application to be heard at the 17 November 2021 Planning Committee meeting.

 

DECISION:  DEFER

 

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

 

Councillors Brown, Fitzpatrick and Henson voted to defer the application.

 

Councillor Ashton, Baxter and Patel voted against deferring the application.

 

Councillor Fitzpatrick, as Chair, cast the final vote, and the application was deferred.

GRANT - SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

372.

2/01, 342-345 Station Road, Harrow, P/1111/21 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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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.

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

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.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

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.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

The Committee wished it to be recorded that the decision to grant the application was unanimous.

GRANT

373.

2/02, 19 North Way, Pinner, P/0665/21 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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PROPOSAL: re-development to provide a two-storey dwelling with habitable roof space; parking; landscaping; demolition of pre-existing house (retrospective).

 

The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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 listed in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

 

Councillors Brown, Fitzpatrick and Parekh voted to grant the application.

 

Councillors Ashton, Baxter, Henson and Patel abstained from voting on the application.

GRANT

374.

2/03, Lower Flat, 82 Cunningham Park, P/1403/21 pdf icon PDF 969 KB

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PROPOSAL: single storey rear extension to ground floor flat to create an additional bedroom (1 x 2 beds); external alterations (demolition of side to rear extension).

 

The Committee received representation from Sarah Greene (objector), and John McAteer (applicant), who urged the Committee to refuse and approve the application, respectively.

 

Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed refusal for the following reasons:

 

1)              the proposed single storey rear extension, by reason of its depth and scale and close proximity to the neighbouring boundary, would result in a visually intrusive and overbearing form of development that would cause harm to the outlook of No. 80 Cunningham Park and would detract from the enjoyment of their rear amenity spaces, contrary to the high quality design aspirations of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), Policy D1 London Plan (2021), Policy CS1 (B) of Harrow Core Strategy (2012), policy DM1 of Harrow Development Management Policies local plan (2013) and adopted Supplementary Planning Document Residential Design Guide (2010).

 

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

 

The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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 set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

 

Councillors Brown, Fitzpatrick, Henson and Parekh voted to grant the application.

 

Councillors Ashton, Baxter and Patel voted against the application.#

GRANT - SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT

375.

2/04, Baldwin House, 2 Gayton Road, Harrow, P/0634/21 pdf icon PDF 986 KB

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PROPOSAL:  creation of fifth floor comprising of four flats (2 x 1 bed and 2 x 2 bed); bin and cycle stores.

 

Councillor Marilyn Ashton proposed refusal based on design in that it would be incongruous, visually intrusive and out of keeping with the existing building. 

 

The proposal was seconded by Councillor Christopher Baxter.  This was put to the voted and agreed.

 

The Committee resolved to delegate to the Chief Planning Officer to finalise the reasons for refusal, in consultation with the Chair and Opposition Spokesperson.

 

The following was the reason for refusal:

 

1)              The proposal, by reason of inappropriate design would result in an incongruous and obtrusive form of development which would appear at odds with the subject building.  As such the proposal would fail to meet with the high quality design aspirations of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), and would conflict with Policies D3 D (11) of the London Plan (2021), Policy CS1.B of the Core Strategy (2012) and Policy DM1 of the Development Management Policies Local Plan (2013).

 

The Committee resolved to refuse officer recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION A

 

The 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 Chief Planning Officer in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance Services for the completion of a 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 this report) or the legal agreement.  The Legal 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.  A contribution in accordance with the adopted fees and charges is required to amend the Traffic Management Order; and

ii.          Legal Fees - payment of Harrow Council’s reasonable costs in the preparation of the legal agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION B

 

That if the Legal Agreement was not completed by 30 September 2021, 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 was 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 provision for restriction of resident parking permits would fail to comply with the requirements of policy T6 of The London Plan (2021), policy CS1 of the Harrow Core Strategy (2012), AAP19 of the Harrow and Wealdstone Area Action Plan (2013), and Policies DM42 and DM43  ...  view the full minutes text for item 375.

GRANT

376.

2/05, 79 Sefton Avenue, Harrow, P/0475/21 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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PROPOSAL:  conversion of dwelling into two flats (1 x 2 bed and 1 x 1 bed); single and two storey rear extension; landscaping; separate amenity space; bin and cycle stores.

 

The Committee received representation from Yash Thakar (objector), and Lalji Vekaria (applicant), who urged the Committee to refuse and approve the application, respectively.

 

The Committee resolved to accept officer recommendations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

The Committee was asked to:

 

1)              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.

 

DECISION:  GRANT

 

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

 

Councillors Brown, Fitzpatrick and Parekh voted to grant the application.

 

Councillors Ashton, Baxter, Henson and Patel abstained from voting on the application.

377.

Request to Review Article 4 (1) Directions - Four of Harrow’s Conservation Areas pdf icon PDF 187 KB

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Members received the Report on the Request to Review Representations received and confirm the Article 4 (1) directions for the demolition of front boundary treatments within four of Harrow’s Conservation Areas.

 

An Article 4 Direction was a direction under article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (“GPDO”) which enabled the Council to withdraw specified permitted development rights across a defined area.  The effect of this was to require planning permission for the specified works where normally such works would not require planning permission.

 

On 30 May 2018 the Planning Committee agreed the officer’s recommendation to introduce an Article 4 direction for 14 conservation areas, subject to representations received during the statutory consultation period being reported back to Planning Committee, along with a recommendation as to whether or not to confirm them (as the directions lapse after six months if not confirmed).  An Article 4 direction was made for each conservation area.  The Article 4 directions required planning permission for the demolition of all or any part of any gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure (by restricting Part 11 Class C of Schedule 2 to the GPDO) where there was already an Article 4 direction in place requiring planning permission for the alteration of a boundary treatment.

 

From December 2020 to May 2021, the Article 4 directions had been introduced as agreed, subject to the required consultation period.  The report covered the Article 4 Directions covering the Harrow on the Hill group of Conservation Areas, where the statutory consultation period had been completed and the directions needed to be confirmed before they lapsed from 1 October 2021.  The remaining conservation area Article 4 directions were confirmed at the May 2021 Planning Committee before these lapsed.

 

No representations were received in relation to these Article 4 directions.  The report, therefore, proposed to confirm the Article 4 Directions that were introduced for 4 conservation areas.  The geographic extent of the directions reflected those of the existing Article 4 directions where rights had been withdrawn for the alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure.

 

RESOLVED: That the following recommendations be accepted:

 

a)              agree to officers’ recommendation to confirm the Article 4(1) directions made under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 as shown in the Appendix to require planning permission for the demolition of all or any part of any gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure in existing conservation areas (Part 11, Class C of Schedule 2 to the GPDO), where an existing Article 4 direction exists in relation to the construction or alteration of a boundary treatment.  The new additional Article 4 directions apply only where facing a highway, waterway or open space where this is the case

already for the existing Article 4 direction, and otherwise for the entire boundary treatment, in accordance with the existing Article 4 direction; and

 

b)              delegate authority to the Chief Planning Officer to undertake the necessary statutory  ...  view the full minutes text for item 377.

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