Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Contact: Craig Player, Governance Officer  Email: craig.player@brent.gov.uk; 020 8937 2082

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Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 260 KB

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RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 21 July 2021 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

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21/1064 - 1 Draycott Avenue, Harrow, HA3 0BW pdf icon PDF 342 KB

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PROPOSAL:

 

Demolition of existing detached dwellinghouse and erection of a part four storey, part three storey part 2-storey apartment block providing 9 x self contained flats with associated car parking and cycle storage, refuse storage, amenity space and landscaping.

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Resolve to grant planning permission subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the report.

 

That the Head of Planning and Development, or other duly authorised person, is delegated authority 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 they are 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.

 

That the Committee confirms that adequate provision has been made, by the imposition of conditions, for the preservation or planting of trees as required by Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

Liam McFadden, Planning Officer, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions. The Planning Officer advised that the proposal as submitted was identical to a scheme approved in 2019 with the exception of the parking arrangements and other minor aspects which itself was a minor amendment to a scheme approved in 2016. As this scheme had not been implemented within the three-year period, the consent had now expired. Nevertheless, it did form part of the material considerations of the current application.

 

Anant Bakshi, objector, then raised several concerns including:

 

·         The roof terrace, balconies and windows in the proposed development would affect the privacy of neighbouring properties. It was also feared that tenants would be able to easily access adjacent properties.

·         The proposed four storey development was much taller than any of the existing properties in the locality when the roof terrace was accounted for.

·         The design of the proposed development was out of character with existing dwellings in the local area. The development was overbearing and reduced the outlook of all properties on the road.

·         The application stated that most of the trees currently in place were to be removed, with only some to be replaced. This would have a detrimental impact on the conservation area.

·         The proposed development would reduce neighbouring daylight and sunlight. It would also cause an increase in noise and disturbance as a result of the balconies and cycle storage.

·         It was feared that the cladding to be used on the development would present a fire hazard.

 

Mukesh Dattani, objector, then raised several concerns including:

 

·         There would be an increased impact on traffic and risk to pedestrians, including increased use of the service road along Drayton Waye. Drayton Waye was used regularly by both children and the elderly, making it particularly unsafe.

 

In response to questions from members, Mukesh Dattani made  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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19/3571 - Street Record, Malvern Mews, London pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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PROPOSAL:

 

Proposed installation of metal vehicular/pedestrian gate at entrance to private mews.

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Resolve to grant planning permission subject to the conditions and informatives as set out in the report.

 

That the Head of Planning and Development, or other duly authorised person, is delegated authority 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 they are 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, Planning Team Leader South, introduced the report, set out the key issues and answered members’ questions.

 

In reference to the supplementary report, the Planning Team Leader South drew members’ attention to the following points:

 

·         One additional objection had been received since the report was published which related to access to the rear of properties along Malvern Road. The proposal was not intended to alter the existing parking situation.

 

Simon Wookey, supporter, then addressed the Committee on several matters including:

 

·         The north mews was an unadopted and unregistered road under the control of the Malvern Mews Tenants' Association. The Tenants' Association was responsible for controlling access, use and maintenance of the north mews.

·         Malvern Mews had been subject to a range of issues including fly-tipping, antisocial behaviour and criminal activity. Residents were concerned for both their safety and privacy.

·         The Tenants' Association had experience of managing long-term projects, such as the bin-store for all residents of the mews which was implemented with the cooperation of the Council as the land owner.

·         The application was in keeping with the design principles of the South Kilburn Regeneration Masterplan by recognising the high incidences of crime in South Kilburn, ensuring communities were safe from crime or the fear of crime and ensuring clearly defined ownership boundaries.

 

In response to questions from members, Simon Wookey made the following points:

 

·         The gates would be funded and managed by the Tenants' Association which would enter into a maintenance contract with the supplier to ensure that the gates were regularly maintained.

·         Waste collection providers would have access to the gates through fob and key code technology.

·         The Tenants' Association was in the process of an adverse possession claim over the north mews in order to regularise matters. The Tenants' Association had been liaising with the Council’s Legal Team on this matter.

·         The proposal had been in process for two years. All local residents had been consulted there was unanimous support across the Tenants' Association.

 

In the ensuing discussion, members raised several issues including impact on neighbour amenity, character and appearance and highways impact. Officers then clarified a number of key points including:

 

·         Officers and the police were in agreement that measures such as vehicular and pedestrian gates can reduce incidences of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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Any Other Urgent Business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.

 

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