Agenda, decisions and minutes

Central & South Planning Committee
Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 5 - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Anisha Teji  01895 277655

Items
No. Item

135.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

136.

Declarations of Interest in matters coming before this meeting

Minutes:

Councillor Roy Chamdal declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 19. He did not vote and left the room during the discussion of this item.

 

137.

To sign and receive the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2020 be agreed as a correct record.

 

138.

Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent

Minutes:

None.

139.

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

Minutes:

It was confirmed that agenda items marked Part I would be considered in public, and agenda items marked Part II would be considered in private.

 

140.

Land to Rear of 89-91 Goshawk Gardens & Haystall Close, Hayes - 74301/APP/2019/3314 pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Erection of two-storey building to create 2 x 2-bed flats, with associated parking and amenity space, involving installation of vehicular crossover to front and also to front and side of 89 and 91 Goshawk Gardens to create additional parking.

 

Recommendation: Approval

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

 

Minutes:

 

Erection of two-storey building to create 2 x 2-bed flats, with associated parking and amenity space, involving installation of vehicular crossover to front and also to front and side of 89 and 91 Goshawk Gardens to create additional parking.

 

Officers introduced the application and made a recommendation for approval.

 

A petition was submitted in objection of the application but there were no representatives in attendance.

 

The applicant addressed the Committee and submitted that the garages at the rear of 89 and 91 had become redundant as they were too far from the properties. The proposed development was in keeping with the area and would improve the appearance. The design of the development complied with size and amenity space requirements. Off street parking issues had been addressed and the crossover would provide closer parking to the development s there would be additional car parking on Haystall Close. The open aspect would be provided by providing a low brick wall replacing the fence and landscaping of the whole area would be included as part of the development. The applicant drew the Committee’s attention to the officer’s report which made a recommendation for approval.

 

Responding to Member questions, it was clarified that the parking for residents’ were close to the living room of the proposed development. It was noted that the living area was at the rear of the proposal and the front of the development was a kitchen area. Concerns were raised regarding potential noise disturbance to occupiers of the development and neighbours.

 

The Head of Planning confirmed that an allocated parking condition could be imposed as part of the determination. The condition would require a plan to be submitted indicating what parking space would go to which unit and an informative could also be added telling the applicant what the plan was expected to indicate.

 

Councillor Neil Fyfe, Ward Councillor for Charville, addressed the Committee and questioned where the parking bays would be located. Clarification was sought on the PTAIL ratings, bus services and the number of cross overs allocated per property. In response to the questions raised, it was clarified that the two parking bays were allocated to the front of the building, two to the side of 89 and 91 and there was no net loss of parking. This complied with the Council’s requirement and policies. The PTAIL ratings were based on a number of factors and not just a question of how many services there were. There were three crossovers in total.

 

The Committee considered that this application was a better scheme which was in compliance with policy. The parking concerns were noted in relation to the two spaces on the ground floor development and it was confirmed that this would be regulated by a condition. It was clarified  that the layout plans and the elevations were being approved.Delegated authority was requested to clarify the exact plan numbers.

 

It was noted that this applicant had designed the development to fit in with the wider street scene.

 

Some  ...  view the full minutes text for item 140.

141.

1120 Uxbridge Road, Hayes - 32331/APP/2019/3989 pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Change of use of land from car wash to use as a tyre fitting business involving alteration to roof profile.

 

Recommendation: Approval

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be deferred.

 

Minutes:

Change of use of land from car wash to use as a tyre fitting business involving alteration to roof profile.

 

Officers introduced the application, highlighted the addendum and made a recommendation for approval.

 

A petitioner in objection of the application addressed the Committee. It was highlighted that there had previously been no issues on this site and any small objections had been promptly dealt with on a casual basis. However, since the mid 2000’s, the changes in ownership had impacted the relationship between residents and the site. There had been discussions with the Council for some time since the approval of the change of use. Concerns were raised about the validity of the site as there had been constant breaches of designated operating hours, issues of noise, nuisance and the erection of unauthorised signage, which were all awaiting a response from the Council. Concerns were raised regarding the future and what residents in close proximity should expect in terms of safety and reasonable peace and quiet. Questions were raised regarding the number of key holders that had access to the site and the proposed gate design. Concerns had been raised with the applicant but there had been no response. There were breaches of noise levels and none of the suggested mitigation measures in the noise survey had been instigated. Further, it was noted that the garage roof section had been raised and the amount it had been raised was disputed.

 

In response to Member questions, it was noted that the concerns raised to the Council had not been addressed.

 

The applicant was not in attendance.

 

Councillor Neil Fyfe, Ward Councillor for Charville, was in attendance and noted that the issues raised by the petitioners had been raised to the Head of Planning by email. It was questioned whether there was any sort of legal protection for residents close to the premises as they experienced noise and pollution affecting their health and wellbeing.

 

Officers explained that any breaches of the conditions relating to the hours of operation and noise would need to be reported to the Council’s enforcement team so that the appropriate action could be taken. The site had permission and were allowed to operate.

 

The Committee was asked to bear in mind that the tyre fitting business had been approved previously.

 

Members agreed that that the plans were difficult to see, making it difficult to properly determine the application.  Members questioned how the noise assessment had been undertaken and it was explained that this was undertaken by experts that compared the existing noise levels with the proposed noise levels of the development. This was then assessed by the Council’s Environmental Protection Unit and it was confirmed that this was acceptable subject to the conditions set out in the report.    

 

The Planning Inspector’s points on page 31 of the agenda were noted.

 

The Head of Planning recommended Members defer the item as the petitioner queried the plans, the printing was not of good quality and there was an inconsistency in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 141.

142.

31 Manor Lane, Harlington - 74228/APP/2019/1213 pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Conversion of roofspace to habitable use involving raising of ridge height and a front and a rear dormer.

 

Recommendation: Refusal

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be refusal.

 

Minutes:

Conversion of roofspace to habitable use involving raising of ridge height and a front and a rear dormer.

 

Officers introduced the application, highlighted the addendum and made a recommendation for refusal. Delegated authority was requested to amend the refusal reasons to include the impact on the conservation area and the grade 2 listed buildings.

 

A petition in support of the application was submitted by the applicant. The agent on behalf of the application addressed the Committee and gave a summary of a previous application that was put before Members. That scheme was refused as aspects of the proposal would have had a negative impact on the setting of the street scene. Since then, following Committee comments and the points made in the refusal notice, a number of further amendments to the application had been made including reducing the scale, mass and bulk. The agent explained that the dormer size had been reduced from 10.3m to 6.342m and the gable ends from either side of the roof had also been removed. A fully hipped aspect had been introduced following Committee comments. The dormer was now 1.5 m shorter than the adjoining property. The property at 29 Manor Lane was 1.5 m wider than the proposal being put forward and included a Juliet balcony but the scheme had been granted under permitted development. It was highlighted that this already set a harmful precedent. It was questioned why the permitted development rights were not removed by an article 4 direction. The scheme addressed previous concerns raised and the height of the house had been kept as low as possible in compliance with building regulations.

 

It was noted that adjustments had been made to the application in terms of height. It was explained that the adjoining property was developed under permitted development rights, granted by government permission and there was no control over it. The application before the Committee needed to be assessed on its visual impact and the impact on adjoining properties, in addition to taking into account the Council’s policies. This application was in contrary to the Council’s policies.

 

Some Members considered that the applicant had taken steps to address previous concerns raised by the Committee and it was noted that the street scene on Manor Lane was varied and each application needed to be considered on its own merits.

 

Although the applicant had made a number of efforts to make the application acceptable, the development in question was under the Council’s control and not in compliance was policies.

 

The Committee moved, seconded the officer’s recommendation with delegated authority to the Head of Planning to amend the refusal reason to include the impact on the conservation area and the grade 2 listed buildings, and upon being put to a vote, there were seven votes in favour and one abstention.

 

RESOLVED: That the application be refused and delegated authority be given to the Head of Planning to amend the refusal reason to include the impact on the conservation area and the grade 2  ...  view the full minutes text for item 142.

143.

39 Station Road, West Drayton - 24730/APP/2019/3531 pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Change of use of first floor from 1 x 2-bed flat (Use Class C3) to mixed use restaurant (Use Class A3) and takeaway (Use Class A5), involving installation of fire escape to rear and alterations to side and rear elevations.

 

Recommendation: Refusal

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be deferred for a Member site visit.

Minutes:

Change of use of first floor from 1 x 2-bed flat (Use Class C3) to mixed use restaurant (Use Class A3) and takeaway (Use Class A5), involving installation of fire escape to rear and alterations to side and rear elevations.

 

Officers introduced the application and made a recommendation for refusal.

 

A petitioner spoke in support of the application and informed the Committee that the change of use of the first floor was requested to enable the restaurant below to expand. It was noted that this would result in a loss of a residential unit however West Drayton had seen an increase in the development of flats near the local high street. It was explained that the first floor flat was already in bad condition and would take several months to refurbish. There was a concern that the area would not grow economically if businesses were not supported. The petitioner had consulted with a sound specialist to limit noise ensuring that it did not impact neighbours. It was highlighted that the flat was not suitable for renting purposes and would require an investment of £50k. A local agent had undertaken a survey and confirmed that rent costs would be £950 after being refurbished. However, in its current state, it would be difficult to rent the property and would remain vacant. The concern regarding precedent setting and losing a residential unit was weighed against the contribution the restaurant would make to the local community.

 

In response to Member questions, it was confirmed that the first floor would be used as a second kitchen however if this would cause a noise nuisance to neighbours, then it would just be used as a dining area. It was noted that there were no internal photos of the premises, the petitioner was the leaseholder, the freeholder had no intention of investing money to renovate the property and it could not be let in its current form. The length of time the flat had been empty was unknown.

 

Councillor Jan Sweeting, Ward Councillor for West Drayton, addressed the Committee and supported the petition. It was noted that the existing restaurant supported the local community, adding to the vitality of the West Drayton town centre. The petition had been signed by 117 residents and it was emphasised that community facilities were needed to support the area in light of the increased population. The restaurant contributed to the feel of the area, the business brought quality to the area and would encourage investment in the area. The Council needed to encourage independent businesses and as the population was increasing, there were not enough places to have a sit down meal as a family. The expense needed to renovate the flat would not be cost effective. The Committee was asked to consider this proposal under special circumstances and it was noted that a nearby bar was recently replaced with flats. West Drayton lacked businesses inviting people to the local area and the Committee was urged to support the expansion of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 143.

144.

Travel Lodge Hotel, Bennetfield Road, Stockley Park - 37800/ADV/2019/65 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Installation of 4 internally illuminated fascia signs.

 

Recommendation: Approval

 

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

 

Minutes:

Installation of 4 internally illuminated fascia signs.

 

Officers introduced the application and made a recommendation for approval.

 

The officer’s recommendation, was moved, seconded and unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

 

 

 

145.

56B Wood End Green Road, Hayes - 54624/APP/2019/3983 pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Erection of a rear dormer window and 3 front rooflights following full removal of the existing unlawful dormer window.

 

Recommendation: Refusal

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be refused.

 

Minutes:

Erection of a rear dormer window and 3 front rooflights following full removal of the existing unlawful dormer window.

 

Officers introduced the application and made a recommendation for refusal.

 

The officer’s recommendation, was moved, seconded and unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the application be refused.

 

 

 

 

146.

The Hillingdon Hospital, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge - 4058/APP/2019/3286 pdf icon PDF 491 KB

Erection of a temporary single storey prefabricated system building, together with a link to the AMU building, with a total floor area of 888 sq.m, to provide for a 28 bed space decant and winter overspill ward, including 4 parking spaces; demolition of Building 17 and the creation of 30 replacement staff car parking spaces; reconfiguration of the parking area to the east of the Womens' Services Building resulting in a net provision of 11 replacement visitor parking spaces (amended scheme).

 

Recommendation: Approve + Sec 106

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be approved and sec 106.

 

Minutes:

Erection of a temporary single storey prefabricated system building, together with a link to the AMU building, with a total floor area of 888 sq.m, to provide for a 28 bed space decant and winter overspill ward, including 4 parking spaces; demolition of Building 17 and the creation of 30 replacement staff car parking spaces; reconfiguration of the parking area to the east of the Womens' Services Building resulting in a net provision of 11 replacement visitor parking spaces (amended scheme).

 

Officers introduced the application and made a recommendation for approval and section 106.

 

The Committee was informed that the consultation period for this application had not yet concluded. The Head of Planning requested delegated authority to determine the application subject to no objections being raised during the consultation period. As such, the officer’s recommendation with the delegated authority to the Head of Planning was moved, seconded and unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the application and section 106 be approved and delegated authority be given to the Head of Planning to determine the application subject to no objections being raised during the consultation period.

 

147.

Skyport Telephone Exchange, Newall Road, Heathrow Airport - 15665/APP/2019/3421 pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Installation of 3 antennas on new steel work with new poles, 12 ERS units on freestanding frames behind the antennas, 1 cabinet and 1 distribution board installed on new grillage on rooftop.

 

Recommendation:  Approval

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

 

Minutes:

Installation of 3 antennas on new steel work with new poles, 12 ERS units on freestanding frames behind the antennas, 1 cabinet and 1 distribution board installed on new grillage on rooftop.

 

Officers introduced the application and made a recommendation for approval.

 

It was clarified that landscaping conditions relating to ground floor cabinets were not usually included unless they were located in close proximity to foot paths or grass verges.

 

The officer’s recommendation, was moved, seconded and unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

 

148.

ACS International School, 108 Vine Lane, Hillingdon - 63297/APP/2019/4036 pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Erection of external fixed access ladder to the existing side wall of existing water tank (Listed Building Consent)

 

Recommendation: Approval

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

 

Minutes:

Erection of external fixed access ladder to the existing side wall of existing water tank (Listed Building Consent).

 

Officers introduced the application and made a recommendation for approval.

 

The officer’s recommendation, was moved, seconded and unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

 

149.

3-5 Vine Street, Uxbridge - 73293/APP/2019/3622 pdf icon PDF 337 KB

Removal of conditions 2 (Approved plans) and 8 (Parking) of planning permission Ref: 73293/APP/2019/3685 dated 05/06/2018 (Extension and enlargement of existing building and change of use from Use Class A2/D2 (Professional Services/Assembly and Leisure) to Use Class A2 to create Office space at ground and first floor and 4 x 1-bed self-contained flats at second floor)

 

Recommendation: Approve + Sec 106

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the application be approved and section 106.

 

Minutes:

Removal of conditions 2 (Approved plans) and 8 (Parking) of planning permission Ref: 73293/APP/2019/3685 dated 05/06/2018 (Extension and enlargement of existing building and change of use from Use Class A2/D2 (Professional Services/Assembly and Leisure) to Use Class A2 to create Office space at ground and first floor and 4 x 1-bed self-contained flats at second floor).

 

Officers introduced the application and made a recommendation for approval and section 106.

 

A disabled parking bay was requested for residents that were not able to use public transport.

 

The officer’s recommendation with the additional condition on a disabled parking bay, was moved, seconded and unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the application and section 106 be approved with the additional condition allocating a disabled parking bay.

 

 

150.

ENFORCEMENT REPORT

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 breach 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 & 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, be 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 purpose of it issuing the formal breach of condition notice to the individual concerned.

 

This item is included in Part II as it contains information which a) is likely to reveal the identity of an individual, and b) contains information which reveals that the authority proposes to give, under an enactment, a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person. The authority believes that the public interest in withholding the Information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it (exempt information under paragraphs 2 and 6(a) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 as amended).

 

151.

ENFORCEMENT REPORT

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 breach 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 & 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, be 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 purpose of it issuing the formal breach of condition notice to the individual concerned.

 

This item is included in Part II as it contains information which a) is likely to reveal the identity of an individual, and b) contains information which reveals that the authority proposes to give, under an enactment, a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person. The authority believes that the public interest in withholding the Information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it (exempt information under paragraphs 2 and 6(a) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 as amended).

 

152.

ENFORCEMENT REPORT

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 breach 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 & 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, be 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 purpose of it issuing the formal breach of condition notice to the individual concerned.

 

This item is included in Part II as it contains information which a) is likely to reveal the identity of an individual, and b) contains information which reveals that the authority proposes to give, under an enactment, a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person. The authority believes that the public interest in withholding the Information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it (exempt information under paragraphs 2 and 6(a) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 as amended).

 

153.

ENFORCEMENT REPORT

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 breach 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 & 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, be 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 purpose of it issuing the formal breach of condition notice to the individual concerned.

 

This item is included in Part II as it contains information which a) is likely to reveal the identity of an individual, and b) contains information which reveals that the authority proposes to give, under an enactment, a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person. The authority believes that the public interest in withholding the Information outweighs the public interest in disclosing it (exempt information under paragraphs 2 and 6(a) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 as amended).