Agenda, decisions and minutes

North Planning Committee
Thursday, 20th August, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: VIRTUAL - Live on the Council's YouTube channel: Hillingdon London. View directions

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Items
No. Item

51.

Apologies for Absence

Decision:

Apologies were received from Councillor Haggar, with Councillor Tuckwell present as her substitute.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Haggar, with Councillor Tuckwell present as her substitute.

52.

Declarations of Interest in matters coming before this meeting

Decision:

Councillor Melvin declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of item 6, 5-6 Firs Walk, as she had been involved with the original application alongside residents. Councillor Melvin remained in the meeting but took no part in discussion or voting for this item.

Minutes:

Councillor Melvin declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of item 6, 5-6 Firs Walk, as she had been involved with the original application alongside residents. Councillor Melvin remained in the meeting but took no part in discussion or voting for this item.

53.

To sign and receive the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2020 be approved as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2020 be approved as a correct record.

54.

Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent

Decision:

It was confirmed that items 6, 7 and 11 had been withdrawn prior to the meeting.

Minutes:

It was confirmed that items 6, 7 and 11 had been withdrawn prior to the meeting.

55.

To confirm that the items of business marked Part 1 will be considered in public and that the items marked Part 2 will be considered in private

Decision:

It was confirmed that items 1-12 would be considered in public, and that items 13-14 would be considered in private.

Minutes:

It was confirmed that items 1-12 would be considered in public, and that items 13-14 would be considered in private.

56.

5-6 Firs Walk - 30837/APP/2020/1723 pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Erection of 3 dwellings with associated access, parking, amenity space and installation of vehicular crossover (Outline Planning Permission).

 

Recommendation: Refusal

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the application be refused.

Minutes:

Officers introduced the report, confirmeding that the proposal would provide a net increase in two family dwellinghouses, which was a material planning consideration in favour of the development. However, the weight to be afforded this had been considered in light of the Council's ability to demonstrate a five year land supply. 

 

Officers asserted that the proposal would result in the significant loss of back garden land and the functions it served, in relation to local character, amenity space and the support of biodiversity. The benefit of two additional family dwellinghouses was not felt to outweigh the significant harm caused by the loss of the existing back garden land.

 

In addition, to enable the internal roads to be completed to serve two of the dwellings, works to the road at the end Foxdell would be required, and such work was not within the ability of the applicant. Instead, this would require intervention by the Council as highways authority. This would need to be the subject of a legal agreement, and while the applicant had submitted a late Unilateral Undertaking, this had subsequently been withdrawn by the applicant.

 

The addendum was highlighted, which clarified the petitioners’ objections to the application.

 

For the reasons outlined within the Officer’s report, the application was recommended for refusal.

 

A statement was read to the Committee on behalf of the petitioners objecting to the application, key points of which included:

 

·         The petition reflects the concerns of many residents in the Dene Road area, 54 of whom signed the Petition. Additionally, 7 residents submitted individual letters objecting to the Application, raising in total some 24 points of objection.

·         These objections are supported by the Dene Road Residents Association representing 120 households, as well as the Northwood Residents Association.

·         The Dene Road area has been officially recognised and designated as an Area of Outstanding Local Character.

·         The third application for this site within the past two years has changed little from the second application, which was rejected by the North Planning Committee on 17 June 2020.

·         The main reasons for the rejection of the second application have not been addressed in the third application, and the report recommends refusal for the same reasons as that of the second application, i.e. loss of gardens at odds with surrounding area, a cramped form detrimental to visual amenity, character and appearance of the area, as well as the lack of a Section 106 agreement for accessing the site from Foxdell.

·         The application claims to maintain the building line with adjacent houses in Foxdell and Firs Walk. However, this is at odds with the “Indicative Site Layout Plan” with the houses set to the fore of existing houses.

·         The forward-facing garage spurs are also not in line with the garages of the existing houses.

·         The plan also shows large crown roofs which are not supported by DMHD 1 (B-viii). This is a non-traditional roofing form and not sympathetic to the traditionally designed houses in the immediate locality.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

57.

Land adj to 38 Torcross Road - 75724/APP/2020/2194 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Proposed new 18m monopole, antenna apertures, equipment cabinets and associated ancillary works (Application under Part 16 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 for determination as to whether prior approval is required for siting and appearance).

 

Recommendation: Refusal

Decision:

Item withdrawn.

Minutes:

Item withdrawn.

58.

26 Broadwood Avenue - 16080/APP/2020/1579 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Part two storey, part single storey side/rear extension and conversion of roofspace to habitable use to include 1 side dormer, 2 rear dormers, 4 front rooflights, 6 side rooflights and alterations to elevations (Retrospective).

 

Recommendation: Refusal

Decision:

Item withdrawn.

Minutes:

Item withdrawn.

59.

173 Field End Road - 39825/APP/2020/1256 pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Change of use of ground floor from building society (Use Class A2) to drinking establishment (Use Class A4).

 

Recommendation: Approval

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the application be approved.

Minutes:

Officers introduced the report, confirming that the proposal would not involve the loss of a retail unit falling into Use Class A1, nor would the application result in an over concentration of public houses uses within the Primary Shopping Area. No external changes were proposed, and any future external alterations would require a separate planning application.

 

The application sought to establish the acceptability of the change of use, and the applicant had confirmed that the pub was not seeking to operate a kitchen. It was recommended that a number of conditions be attached to ensure the proposed change of use did not adversely impact on neighbours’ amenity. For the reasons set out in this report, the application was recommended for approval.

 

The addendum was highlighted, which proposed to omit Condition 5 (cycle parking), as this condition was considered onerous for the scale and nature of the development proposed.

 

Members supported the officer’s recommendation for the reasons set out in the report. The recommendation was moved, seconded, and when put to a vote, unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED:  That the application be approved.

60.

77a Swakeleys Road - 75522/APP/2020/1195 pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Change of use of the first floor from residential (Use Class C3) to a dental practice (Use Class D1) including a first floor extension and associated external alterations.

 

Recommendation: Approval

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the application be approved.

Minutes:

(Councillor Morgan joined the meeting)

 

Officers introduced the report, confirming that whilst the proposed development would result in the loss of a residential unit, it would retain and improve a health service use in a town centre location, and as such, the proposal was considered to be acceptable in principle. The majority of the works were internal and the proposed external alterations were modest in scale, and would not impact on the appearance of the existing building or the character of the Conservation Area, nor would the proposal harm the amenity of the neighbouring properties. For the reasons set out within the officer’s report, the application was recommended for approval.

 

Members supported the officer’s recommendation for the reasons set out in the report. The recommendation was moved, seconded, and when put to a vote, unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED:  That the application be approved.

61.

Land at 59 Northwood Way - 75677/APP/2020/2064 pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Installation of 20m monopole, c/w antenna apertures, equipment cabinets, and associated ancillary works (Application under Part 16 of schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended) for determination as to whether prior approval is required for siting and appearance).

 

Recommendation: Refusal

Decision:

Item withdrawn.

Minutes:

Item withdrawn.

62.

London Borough of Harrow - Land rear of 53-55 Cuckoo Hill Road, Pinner - 39703/APP/2020/2159 pdf icon PDF 16 KB

Detached Single Storey Dwelling house; Landscaping; Refuse

And Cycle Storage at Land Rear Of 53-55 Cuckoo Hill Road, Pinner, HA5 1AU (Consultation by the London Borough of Harrow, ref: P/1846/20).

 

Recommendation: Objection

Decision:

RESOLVED:  That the London Borough of Hillingdon formally object to the application.

 

Minutes:

Officers introduced the report, and confirmed that application had the potential to impact the London Borough of Hillingdon as the site was constrained and the proposed plans failed to show adequate access to the site.

 

The proposal relied on a public footpath was narrow and unlit. The red line plan appeared to be incorrect, and the applicant appears to have failed to serve notice on the landowner responsible for the footpath that would provide access to the site. The proposed development would result in the loss of garden area for an existing residential property and it is an uncharacteristic form of development that would be harmful to the character and appearance of the street scene and the wider area. 

 

For these reasons, officers recommended that an objection be raised to the application, and a request be made to the London Borough of Harrow that the application be refused.

 

Members supported the officer’s recommendation for the reasons set out in the report. The recommendation was moved, seconded, and when put to a vote, unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED:  That the London Borough of Hillingdon formally object to the application.

63.

Enforcement Report

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the enforcement action, as recommended in the officer’s report, was agreed; and,

 

2.    That the Committee resolved to release their decision and the reasons for it outlined in the report, into the public domain, solely for the purposes of it issuing the formal beach of condition notice to the individual concerned.

 

This item is declared as exempt from publication as it involves the disclosure of information in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), in that the report contains information relating to any individual, information likely to reveal the identity of an individual and information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the enforcement action, as recommended in the officer’s report, was agreed; and,

 

2.    That the Committee resolved to release their decision and the reasons for it outlined in the report, into the public domain, solely for the purposes of it issuing the formal beach of condition notice to the individual concerned.

 

This item is declared as exempt from publication as it involves the disclosure of information in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), in that the report contains information relating to any individual, information likely to reveal the identity of an individual and information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.

64.

Enforcement Report

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the enforcement action, as recommended in the officer’s report, was agreed; and,

 

2.    That the Committee resolved to release their decision and the reasons for it outlined in the report, into the public domain, solely for the purposes of it issuing the formal beach of condition notice to the individual concerned.

 

This item is declared as exempt from publication as it involves the disclosure of information in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), in that the report contains information relating to any individual, information likely to reveal the identity of an individual and information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the enforcement action, as recommended in the officer’s report, was agreed; and,

 

2.    That the Committee resolved to release their decision and the reasons for it outlined in the report, into the public domain, solely for the purposes of it issuing the formal beach of condition notice to the individual concerned.

 

This item is declared as exempt from publication as it involves the disclosure of information in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), in that the report contains information relating to any individual, information likely to reveal the identity of an individual and information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.