Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee - Thursday 30 April 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:

No. Item




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 2/02 – 43 Winchester Road, Harrow.

Councillor Krishna James

Councillor James declared a personal interest in that she lived close to the application site. Councillor James remained in the room and took part in the discussion and decision making on this item.


10.   Planning Applications Received. Item 2/12 – 4 Aylwards Rise, Stanmore.

Councillor Marilyn Ashton

Councillor Ashton declared a prejudicial interest in that she had taken a personal interest in the property and the application. Councillor Ashton left the room during the discussion and decision making on this item.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2009 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.



RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2009, 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.


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.



RESOLVED:  That, in accordance with the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 17 (Part 4B of the Constitution), representations be received in respect of items 2/09 and 2/12 on the list of planning applications.


[Note:  Planning application 2/09 was subsequently deferred, and so the representations were not received].


Planning Applications Received pdf icon PDF 360 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:


Agenda Item

Special Circumstances / Reasons for Urgency




This contained 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)  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 to these minutes.


Enforcement Notices Awaiting Compliance pdf icon PDF 161 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.  The Chairman expressed concern at a backlog of enforcement notices still waiting to be resolved.  The Committee requested that an officer from the planning and legal departments respectively attend the meeting on the Planning Committee on 24 June 2009 to enable a full discussion of the relevant issues.


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).


The Committee noted that the membership of the Planning Committee would be established at the Annual Council meeting on 7 May 2009.  In light of this, the Committee expressed that it would be prudent to establish a date for the site visit after the membership had been agreed.


RESOLVED:  That the date of the relevant site visits be determined at the meeting of the Planning Committee on 13 May 2009.

DMC Schedule 30-4-09 pdf icon PDF 23 KB