Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Kay Duffy on 020 8583 2067 or Email: kay.duffy@hounslow.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

35.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Smart.

36.

Declarations of Interest or any other communications from Members

Minutes:

Councillor Rajawat declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 17 (276 Ash Grove) on grounds that he lived very close to the site.  He confirmed that he would withdraw from the meeting during discussion on this item.

 

Members acknowledged receipt of a brief submission from the owner of Agenda Item 20 (379A Staines Road).

 

The Chair informed members that, taking each item in turn, he would assume that they had read the papers and ask whether they had any questions for the officer at each item. Should members have no questions the Chair would move approval of the officer’s recommendations and ask for a member to second that motion.

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Minutes of the meeting held on 8 November 2012 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 8 November 2012 were agreed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

Matters Arising:

 

Minute 30: Minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2012 (Matters Arising):

The officer, Marilyn Smith, reported that an update on 79 Uxbridge Road would be brought to the January meeting.

 

Minute 34: Update Report (final paragraph):

Councillor Mammatt sought clarification as to whether Hounslow would be using thermal cameras, as was the case in Slough. The Chair confirmed that this had been a matter for discussion at the Illegal Dwellings Project Board. Although it was not considered suitable at this moment in time, it could be reviewed at a later date. 

 

Councillor Barwood suggested that the annual scan of the borough could include a night time scan using thermal imaging to assess what properties were occupied. Again Councillor Curran suggested that this be kept under consideration for a later date.

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27 Hounslow Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 4.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 27 Hounslow Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as four residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to four self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2                The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3                The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4                So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and Country  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.

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29 Hounslow Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 5.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 29 Hounslow Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as four residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to four self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2                The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3                The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4                So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and Country  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

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31 Hounslow Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 6.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 31 Hounslow Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as five separate residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to five self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2.              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3.              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.2.              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

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33 Hounslow Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 7.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 33 Hounslow Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as four residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to four self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2.              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3.              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4.              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

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37A Hounslow Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 8.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 37A Hounslow Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as four residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to four self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2.              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3.              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4.              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and Country  ...  view the full minutes text for item 42.

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41A Hounslow Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 9.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 41A Hounslow Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as four residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to four self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2.              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3.              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4.              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and Country  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43.

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41B Hounslow Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 10.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 41B Hounslow Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as four self-contained residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to four self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2.              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3.              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4.              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

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45 Hounslow Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 11.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 45 Hounslow Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as five separate residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to five self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2.              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3.              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4.              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.

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4 Harlington Road West, Feltham pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 12.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 4 Harlington Road West, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as six separate residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to six self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2.              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3.              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4.              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.

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Manama, Walsham Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 13.

Resolved:

1.1       That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to Manama, Walsham Road, requiring within six calendar months:

                          i.       Cessation of the use of the property as six separate residential units

                        ii.       Removal of all but one of the kitchens within the property

                      iii.       Return the property to a condition that would enable its use as a single residential dwelling, and for

                      iv.       Removal of all resultant debris associated with the unauthorised use from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)  It is considered that the conversion of the property to six self-contained residential units results in the loss of a single-family house, for which there is an identified need in the Borough. The conversion provides no family sized unit on the ground floor. The conversion into residential units creates individual dwellings that result in cramped and substandard accommodation for the occupants of the units arising from the unsatisfactory room sizes, and floor area as well as inadequate provision for private amenity space.

     The residential use of these units is likely to generate higher levels of visitor and vehicular activity and increased noise. The street is residential in character, comprising mainly single family houses and therefore disturbance and the likely associated activity would harm neighbours, living conditions.

Therefore this conversion is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.3.4 (Conversion Of Houses to Residential units), and H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Council’s adopted Unitary Development Plan and Section 12 (Internal Space Provision) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2.              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3.              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4.              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.

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25 Hinton Avenue, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 14.

Resolved:

1.1             That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 25 Hinton Avenue, requiring within three calendar months:

                          i.      The cessation of the outbuilding’s use as a non-incidental and self-contained residential unit

                        ii.      The removal of all internal and external works that have been carried out to enable such use (i.e. all kitchen facilities including the kitchen cupboards, kitchen sink, kitchen worktop surfaces and gas piping and connections installed).

                      iii.      Removal of all resultant debris from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)      The unauthorised use of the outbuilding as a non-incidental and self-contained residential unit has a detrimental impact on the living conditions of the neighbouring properties in terms of overlooking, perceived loss of privacy and general noise and disturbance, contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) and ENV-P.1.5 (Noise Pollution) of the Unitary Development Plan and Section 7.0 (Detached Outbuildings) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance;

      The unauthorised use of the outbuilding as a non-incidental and self-contained residential unit has a detrimental impact on the living conditions of the current and future occupiers in terms of substandard provision of amenity space, contrary to Unitary Development Plan policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) of the Unitary Development Plan and Section 10 (Private Amenity Space) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance;

      There are no adequate means of separate vehicular and pedestrian access to the detached outbuilding. As such the use of the outbuilding as a non-incidental and self-contained residential unit fails to ensure proper access and servicing contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development) and T.1.4 (Car and Cycle Parking and Servicing Facilities for Developments) of the Unitary Development Plan;

      The unauthorised use of the outbuilding as a non-incidental and self-contained residential unit does not include provision within the layout of the new development, for sorting, recycling and processing waste materials likely to arise from the future use of the outbuilding for both reuse and recovery. As such the development is contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.4.1 (Housing Standards and Guidelines) and ENV-P.2.4 (Recycling Facilities in New Developments) of the Unitary Development Plan;

 

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2             The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3             The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

289-291 Bath Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 15.

 

Resolved:

1.1    Following the Committee decision and whilst preparing the enforcement notices for service, it would appear that there may be some ambiguity as to which of the outbuildings should be demolished and which should cease use as any form of residential accommodation. As such, for clarity and to ensure that the requirements of the Notices are correctly stipulated and authorised, it is recommended that the Committee give authorisation for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 289-291 Bath Road for the:

                          i.      Cessation of the use of the outbuilding shown marked as ‘Building A’ on the submitted plan for any kind of residential accommodation.

                        ii.      Demolition of the three remaining outbuildings shown hatched on the submitted plan.

                      iii.      Removal of all resultant debris from the premises.

 

1.2    The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance  with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3    The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4    So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, namely the withdrawal of the enforcement notice or the waiving or relaxation of any of its requirements.]

 

The resolution was moved by Councillor Curran and seconded by Councillor Mammatt.

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81 Dene Avenue, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 16.

Resolved:

1.1              That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 81 Dene Avenue, requiring within three calendar months:

                                      i.       Remove the kitchen and all associated kitchen facilities from the outbuilding.

                                    ii.       Remove the Outbuilding from the land.

                                  iii.       Remove all the resultant debris from the premises.

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)      The unauthorised erection of the outbuilding, due to its scale, size and location, negatively impacts on the appearance of the existing property and character of the surrounding area. By reason of its size and position, it is also detrimental to the living conditions of occupiers of the surrounding dwellings and results in substandard accommodation for residents of 81 Dene Avenue. The outbuilding fails to comply with policies ENV-B.1.1 (New development) and H.6.4 (Extensions and alterations) of the UDP and supplementary planning guidance.

c) The outbuilding contains kitchen and bathroom facilities making this a fully self contained unit, this was deemed to be being used ancillary to the main house while the renovation works were in progress and the property was uninhabitable, at this point the structure was acting as a supplementary residential unit. However as the main house is now habitable and the facilities remain in the outbuilding, this is a fully self contained residential unit and the separate residential use of this structure has a detrimental impact on the living conditions of the neighbouring properties in terms of overlooking, perceived loss of privacy and general noise and disturbance, contrary to policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development) and ENV-P.1.5 (Noise Pollution) of the Unitary Development Plan and Section 7.0 (Detached Outbuildings) of the Supplementary Planning Guidance;

d)   The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2              The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3              The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4              So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

276 Ash Grove, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 17.

Councillor Rajawat, having declared a personal interest in this item, left the meeting room.

Resolved:

1.1             That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 276 Ash Grove, requiring within three calendar months:

                                      i.      Removal of the unauthorised outbuilding in the rear garden.

                                    ii.      Removal of all resultant debris from the premises.

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)      The outbuilding, by reason of its siting, dominance and design would result in an overbearing addition harming the appearance and character of the area and neighbours’ living conditions resulting in a loss of outlook, an unacceptable level of harm to visual amenity and overshadowing. The development is not in accordance with adopted Unitary Development Plan policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), and H.6.4 (Extensions and Alterations) and Section 7 (Detached outbuildings) of the Residential Extension Guidelines.

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breach of planning control.

 

1.2             The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3             The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4             So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, namely the withdrawal of the enforcement notice or the waiving or relaxation of any of its requirements.]

 

The resolution was moved by Councillor Curran and seconded by Councillor Harmer.

 

CouncillorRajawat was invited to re-join the meeting at this point.

52.

68 Francis Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 18.

Resolved:

1.1             That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 68 Francis Road, requiring within three calendar months:

                                i.      Removal of the unauthorised rear extension, conservatory extension, canopy link extension and adjoining rear/side garage.

                              ii.      Removal of all resultant debris from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)      The unauthorised erection of the existing rear extension, conservatory extension, canopy link extension and adjoining rear/side garage, by reason of their cumulative depth, as well as the adverse and incongruous relationship with the original built neighbouring garage at 70 Francis Road (viewable from the street scene) would harm the character and design of the original dwelling and semi detached pair. The development is neither subordinate to the original dwelling, nor complimentary to the original footprint and design of the house. It is therefore harmful to the character and appearance of the surrounding area, contrary to adopted Unitary Development Plan Policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.6.4 (Extensions and Alterations) and Section 1 of Hounslow's Residential Extension Guidelines (August 2003).

c)      The unauthorised adjoining rear/side garage is viewable from the street scene and forms an adverse and incongruous relationship with the original built neighbouring garage. As such the unauthorised development is harmful to the character and appearance of the surrounding area, contrary to adopted Unitary Development Plan Policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), H.6.4 (Extensions and Alterations) and Section 1 of Hounslow's Residential Extension Guidelines (August 2003).

d)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2             The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3             The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4             So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, namely the withdrawal of the enforcement notice or the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

68 Francis Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 19.

Resolved:

1.1             That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 68 Francis Road, requiring within three calendar months:

                                      i.      Remove the kitchen and kitchen related facilities;

                                    ii.      Remove the unauthorised outbuilding in the rear garden.

                                  iii.      Remove all resultant debris from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)      The unauthorised detached outbuilding, on account of its small floorspace, limited outlook, lack of privacy, external noise and lack of private amenity space, constitutes poor quality accommodation with current and future residents' amenities of both the outbuilding and main building significantly impaired, contrary to Unitary Development Plan policies ENV-B.1.1 New Development and H.4.1. Housing Standards and Guidelines.

c)      The unauthorised detached outbuilding, on account of increased noise and activity in a rear garden location, constitutes inappropriate development to the rear of the existing site, causing noise disturbance to the detriment of the occupants of neighbouring properties, contrary to Unitary Development Plan policies ENV-B.1.1 New Development and H.4.1. Housing Standards and Guidelines and ENV-P.1.5 Noise Pollution.

d)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2             The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3             The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4             So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, namely the withdrawal of the enforcement notice or the waiving or relaxation of any of its requirements.]

 

The resolution was moved by Councillor Curran and seconded by Councillor Mammatt.

54.

379A Staines Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 20.

 

Members noted the letter submitted by the owner of the property at the start of the meeting, which included a statement dated 6 December 2012 from the agent for the property, Arvin Estates, that the address has only one kitchen in the entire building and that, once the last tenant has moved out, the building would be returned to a single dwelling.

 

The officer, Marilyn Smith, confirmed that notifications had been sent out in line with statutory deadlines. She added for clarification that the roof extension at the neighbouring property, 379 Staines Road, was classed as Permitted Development on grounds that that property was being used as a single family dwelling.

 

Resolved:

1.1             That the Committee considers it expedient, having regard to the provisions of the Unitary Development Plan, and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of an enforcement notice(s) in relation to 379A Staines Road, requiring within three calendar months:

                                i.       Removal of the unauthorised rear dormer roof extension.

                              ii.       Removal of all resultant debris from the premises

 

For the following reasons:

a)      The alleged breach of planning control has taken place in the last 4 years.

b)      The unauthorised erection of the rear dormer roof extension to the rear elevation of the house causes harm to neighbours’ living conditions through loss of outlook and harm to residential amenity. Its size, position, design and appearance causes harm to the original character of the host property and is detrimental to the surrounding area which includes local open space. As such it is contrary to Unitary Development Plan Policies ENV-B.1.1 (New Development), ENV-N.1.11 (Protection and Improvement of Local Open Space) and H.6.4 (Extensions and Alterations) and Section 5 of the Residential Extension Guidelines (August 2003).

c)      The Council considers that it is expedient to serve the notice and that there are no steps short of those required by the Council, which can be taken to remedy the breaches of planning control.

 

1.2             The institution of any necessary legal proceedings in the event of non-compliance with the above enforcement notice(s), pursuant to Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

1.3             The carrying out of works in default under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice, including the recovery of the Council’s costs in carrying out such work; and

 

1.4             So as to ensure that the allegations and requirements in the enforcement notice(s) or replacement enforcement notice(s) accurately reflect (and / or take account of any material changes in) the use or development of the land occurring before service of the said notice(s), authority to amend, supplement and / or delete the allegations and the requirements set out in the Recommendations herein.  [A replacement enforcement notice is an enforcement notice issued following action taken pursuant to s.173A of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

55.

Update Report pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 21.

 

Ms Smith, Head of Development Management, assured members of the progress being made in Planning Enforcement, as new procedures were embedded.  She confirmed that officers did return to properties following enforcement to check compliance was maintained. 

 

Members were informed that the car sales yard and builders’ merchants located at the north side of Rectory Farm had been cleared, as was a third site at that location. Officers would be carrying out further site visits in due course.

 

Resolved:

That the report be noted.

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Permitted Development Consultation Report pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

See report from the Head of Development Management, Agenda Item 21.

 

The Chair confirmed that members had come together to object to the proposals in the consultation and were in agreement that they did not want an extension to the Permitted Development rights for homeowners and businesses.

 

Councillor Barwood sought the following amendment to the report:

Paragraph 2.2: insert “semi” to the penultimate sentence to read “The REGs suggest that an extension of 3.05m to a terraced house, 3.65m to a semi-detached house and 4m to a detached house is usually acceptable, although each case is judged on its merits.”

 

The officer reminded members that she had circulated an email with the consultation questions (see paragraph 3.1 of the submitted report for a link to the consultation document). In discussion members supported the submission of the officer’s recommendation to reject the proposed changes as a united council response.

 

Resolved:

·        That the submitted report, incorporating the suggested amended text in paragraph 2.2, be noted.

·        That Hounslow Council should respond to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) rejecting the proposed changes.