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Meeting: 16/11/2022 - Planning Committee (Item 6)
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Granted planning permission subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the Committee report and supplementary report. and an additional condition to ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the ecology survey.
Proposed erection new two-storey dwellinghouse with basement level, works including associated off road cycle and car parking, private amenity, waste storage, landscaping and boundary treatment.
That the Committee resolve to GRANT planning permission subject to:
(1) That the Head of Planning be delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives as detailed in the report.
(2) That the Head of Planning be delegated to make changes to the wording of the committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives, planning obligations or reasons for the decision) prior to the decision being actioned, provided that the Head of Planning is satisfied that any such changes could not reasonably be regarded as deviating from the overall principle of the decision reached by the committee nor that such change(s) could reasonably have led to a different decision having been reached by the committee.
Damian Manhertz, Team Leader, South Area, Development Planning Team introduced the report and set out the key issues. In introducing the report members were advised that the current site comprised the rear garden of 7 Sidmouth Road, adjoining 60 Milverton Road on the side and 9 Sidmouth Road at the rear. The site location did not fall within a Conservation area as designated in Brent’s Local Plan. The application proposed the erection of a new two-storey dwellinghouse with basement level, works including associated off road cycle and car parking, private amenity, waste storage, landscaping and boundary treatment.
The Committee’s attention was drawn to the supplementary agenda that provided additional information regarding the addition of a condition to ensure that the development was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the ecology survey.
Before moving the meeting on to hear from registered speakers on the application, the Chair sought clarification from officers as to what was different about the application before the Committee on this occasion, given that there had been various proposals on the same site that had been refused historically.
Officers confirmed that the primary reason for refusal of prior applications had related to the proposed design being in conflict with the character and appearance of the local area. Officers advised that the scheme brought to the Committee on this occasion was therefore significantly different from previously dismissed schemes.
As no further Committee questions were raised at this point, the Chair invited the first speaker, Suzanne Scott (objector) to address the Committee (in person) in relation to the application, who drew the Committee’s attention to the following key points:
· Ms Scott introduced herself as a planning consultant who was present to represent the objectors of the application, notably close neighbours who would be directly affected if planning permission was granted by the Committee.
· The site had been the subject of five planning applications and two planning appeals over the last two years, with the proposals for the site having been a long term source of stress for neighbours. This had recently been exacerbated by the revised application that ... view the full minutes text for item 6