Agenda item

1/03, Harrow Council Civic Car Park, P/0345/23


Having declared a non-pecuniary interest, the Chair, Councillor Marilyn Ashton left the meeting, and the Vice-Chair, Councillor Christopher Baxter, chaired the meeting for this application.


PROPOSAL:  Variation of Condition 2 (Approved Plans) and Condition 7 (Fire Safety) attached to planning permission P/4477/21 dated 30/03/2022 to allow reduction of building height by one storey (resulting in loss of 3 residential units; revised fire strategy to reflect height reduction). Details: Apartment building with height ranging from 4 - 6 storeys comprising 26 residential units (19 x 1 bed, 7 x 2 bed) and 10 x 3 storey townhouses (6 x 3 bed and 4 x 4 bed).


The Committee voted and resolved to accept officer recommendations.




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 the Section 106 legal agreement and other enabling development and issue of the planning permission, subject to amendments to the conditions, including the insertion or deletion of conditions as deemed fit and appropriate to the development or the amendments to the legal agreement as required.



(a) To be provided as per the submitted details and retained in perpetuity.

(b) In securing the Shared Ownership tenure of the affordable housing offer, a cascade mechanism is required to offer these units to Harrow residents at Harrow income levels. Following this, it can be released to the West London Alliance boroughs, and then out to London wide (in line with The Mayor of London’s income cap).



(a) 26 x replacement trees & maintenance – TBC



(a) Children's Play Space – £6,365.


(a) Parking Permit Restrictions - £1,780

(b) Alteration to the existing loading restriction - £3,000

(c) 2 x cycle racks on the public highway - £2,000.



(a) £93,912 carbon offset payment prior to the commencement of development (circa 27 tonnes offset per annum)

(b) Provisions safeguarding the potential for connection to any future heat network capable of serving the development

(c) Submission of final ‘As Built’ carbon emissions calculations and payment of any additional carbon offset contribution upon completion (in order to ensure development achieves zero carbon)

(d) Compliance with requirements of the Mayor’s ‘Be Seen’ energy monitoring guidance



(a) Deed of Variation would be required to ensure the obligations relating to the approved scheme and introduce a clause to ensure the s.73 scheme is built instead of the approval under planning ref: P/4477/21.




That if, by 30th July 2023 or such extended period as may be agreed in writing by the Chief Planning Officer, the section 106 Planning Obligation is not completed, then delegate the decision to the Chief Planning Officer to REFUSE planning permission for the following reason:

1.              The proposed development, in the absence of a Legal Agreement to provide appropriate improvements, benefits and monitoring that directly relate to the development, would fail to adequately mitigate the impact of the development on the wider area and provide for necessary social, environmental and physical infrastructural improvements arising directly from the development, contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), policies H4, H5, H6, G5, G7, D2, SI2, S4, T3, T4 and T6 of The London Plan (2021), policy CS1 of the Core Strategy (2012), AAP4, AAP5, AAP11 and AAP13 of the Harrow and Wealdstone Area Action Plan (2013), policies DM1, DM7, DM12, DM13, DM14, DM27, DM28, DM42, DM43, DM44 and DM45 and DM50 of the Harrow Development Management Polices Local Plan and the Supplementary Planning Document: Planning Obligations & Affordable Housing (2013).




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

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