Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee - Wednesday 21 January 2009 6.30 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Harrow Civic Centre

Contact: Vishal Seegoolam, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 020 8424 1883 E-mail:

Note No. Item




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.



RESOLVED:  To note the attendance at this meeting of the following duly appointed Reserve Members:-


Ordinary Member


Reserve Member


Councillor Marilyn Ashton

Councillor Manji Kara

Councillor Krishna James

Councillor Jerry Miles



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.



RESOLVED: To note that there were no requests to speak from Members who were not Members of the Committee.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal or prejudicial interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:


(a)               all Members of the Committee, Sub Committee, Panel or Forum;

(b)               all other Members present in any part of the room or chamber.



RESOLVED:  To note that the following interests were declared:


Agenda Item



Nature of Interest

10.   Planning Applications Received. Item 2/01 - 110 Cambridge Road, Harrow.

Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar

Personal interest in that Councillor Idaikkadar lived on the road in which the application was proposed.  Councillor Idaikkadar remained in the room during the discussion and decision making on this item.




Minutes pdf icon PDF 42 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2008 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.



RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2008, be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions, Petitions and Deputations

To receive questions (if any) from local residents/organisations under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 19 (Part 4B of the Constitution).



RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were put, or petitions or deputations received at this meeting under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rules 19, 16 and 17 respectively.


References from Council and other Committees/Panels

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



RESOLVED:  To note that there were no references from Council or other Committees or Panels to be received at this meeting.


Representations on Planning Applications

To confirm whether representations are to be received, under Committee Procedure Rule 18 (Part 4B of the Constitution), from objectors and applicants regarding planning applications on the agenda.


The Committee received a late request for a representation on item 2/08 – Land Adjacent to 1 May Tree Lane, Stanmore.  This item had been deferred from the last meeting of the Committee for a Member site visit.  This was in addition to another request received by the deadline specified by Committee Procedure Rule 18.2.


RESOLVED: That (1) in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 27.1 (Part 4B of the Constitution), Committee Procedure Rule 18 be suspended for item 2/08 to receive representations;


(2)  in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 18 (Part 4B of the Constitution), representations be received in respect of item 5/01 on the list of planning applications.


Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 22 KB

Report of the Head of Planning - circulated separately.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Planning Protocol, where Councillors disagree with the advice of the Chief Planning Officer, it will be the Members' responsibility to clearly set out the reasons for refusal where the Officer recommendation is for grant.  The planning reasons for rejecting the Officer's advice must be clearly stated, whatever the recommendation and recorded in the minutes.  The Officer must be given the opportunity to explain the implications of the contrary decision.

Additional documents:



RESOLVED:  That (1) in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1985, the following information be admitted to the agenda by reason of the special circumstances and grounds for urgency stated:



Special Circumstances / Reasons for Urgency




This contains information relating to various items on the agenda and was based on information received after the agenda’s dispatch.  It was admitted to the agenda in order to enable Members to consider all information relevant to the items before them for decision.




(2)  that authority be given to the Head of Planning to issue the decision notices in respect of the applications considered, as set out in the schedule attached to these minutes.



Enforcement Notices Awaiting Compliance pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of the Head of Planning – for information.


The Committee received a report of the Head of Planning which listed those enforcement notices awaiting compliance.


RESOLVED: That the report be noted.


Member Site Visits

To arrange dates for Member site visits that have been agreed during the course of the meeting (if any).



RESOLVED:  That a Member Site Visit to the following site take place on Saturday 21 February 2009 at 9.30 am:


2/03 – Harrow Fields Garden, Harrow.

DMC Schedule - 21-01-09 pdf icon PDF 32 KB