Agenda item

2/03, 31-37 Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow HA1 2SA, P/2216/21/PRIOR


PROPOSAL: demolition of existing building and construction of a three storey building containing 14 flats (Prior approval of transport and highways impacts; contamination risks; flooding risks; the design of the new building; the external appearance of the new building; the provision of adequate natural light in all habitable rooms of each new dwelling house; the impact of the development on the amenity of the new building and of neighbouring premises; impacts of noise from any commercial premises on the intended occupiers of the new dwelling houses; the impact on business and new residents of the development's introduction of, or increase in, residential use in the area in which the development is to take place; the impact of the development on heritage and archaeology; the method of demolition of the old building; landscaping; air traffic and defence asset impacts, and impact on a protected vista)(as amended by the Addendum).


The Committee received representation from Rebecca Jones (objector), and Mark Sleigh (applicant), who urged the Committee to refuse and approve the application, respectively.


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 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 the 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 appropriate Section 106 monitoring fee; and


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




That if the Legal Agreement is not completed by 30 November 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 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 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), and Policies DM42 and DM43 of the Harrow Development Management Policies Local Plan 2013 and would therefore be unacceptable.




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

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