Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

Venue: Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford

Contact: Roger Cave Tel 020 8583 2071 or email;  roger.cave@hounslow.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

63.

Apologies for Absence, Declarations of Interest under the Council's Town Planning Code and Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests as defined by the National Code of Conduct

Minutes:

Councillor Harmer declared a prejudicial interest in item 8, Chiswick Roundabout erection of a ‘landmark building’, and withdrew from the meeting when this item was being considered.

 

Councillor O’Reilly advised that she had attended an exhibition in respect to item 8, Chiswick Roundabout, and had attended a public meeting in respect to item 12, the Osterley station Area CPZ.

 

Councillor Reid;

  • received correspondence in respect to item 5, the planning application at 69 Swyncombe Avenue.
  • declared an interest in item 8, the Chiswick Roundabout, but it was determined as non-prejudicial on the legal advice.
  • had attended a public meeting in respect to item 11, the Syon Lane Station Area CPZ.
  • and, also, declared a prejudicial interest in item 12, Osterley Road Station Area CPZ, and withdrew from the meeting when this item was being considered.

 

Councillor Carey declared a prejudicial interest in item 12, Osterley Road Station Area CPZ, and withdrew from the meeting when this item was being considered.

 

Councillor Hardy advised that he knew people in Clifton Terrace (a non-prejudicial interest), and had attended an exhibition in respect to item 8, Chiswick Roundabout.

 

Councillor Shirley Fisher had received correspondence in respect to item 5, 69 Swyncombe Avenue and item 11, Syon Lane Station Area CPZ.

 

Councillor Paul Fisher had received correspondence in respect to item 5, 69 Swyncombe Avenue, and correspondence and attendance at the Sub Committee meeting in respect to item 9, 2009/10 Highway Planned Maintenance Programme.

 

Councillor Dakers advised that he was a member of the Brentford Community Council, but did not contribute to their submission in respect to item 8, Chiswick Roundabout.

 

Councillor Dakers declared a prejudicial interest in item 5, 69 Swyncombe Avenue, and withdrew from the meeting when this item was being considered.

 

Councillor Phil Andrews had received an email in respect to item 5, 69 Swyncombe Avenue regarding speaking rights; he also attended the Sub Committee meeting in respect to item 9, 2009/10 Highway Planned Maintenance Programme (in his capacity as Chair of this Committee).

 

64.

Minutes of the meeting held on 3 December 2009. pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

Confirmed, subject to the following corrections;

 

Councillor Reid advised that she had declared she knew people residing in Hamilton Road (item 8, CPZ), and had a close relative employed at BskyB (item 7).

 

Councillor Paul Fisher advised that he had not attended any meeting in respect to Lateward Road (item 6).

65.

Matters Arising.

Minutes:

A report on the enforcement requested in respect to a property on St. Johns Road was sought.

 

Members agreed to invite a representative of Hounslow Homes to this meeting to discuss the proliferation of satellite dishes on their (administered) housing estates.

66.

Items on which there are speakers

Minutes:

Ms Jenny Twyford (objector) and Messrs A. Kaczmarczyk/F. Chadwick (applicant/architect, respectively) had been granted speaking rights to agenda item 5, 69 Swyncombe Avenue, Brentford; being clause 67 of this report.

67.

69 Swyncombe Avenue, Brentford; erection of a part single-storey rear extension. pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 5.

 

Members were in receipt of an Addendum report from the Case Planner, in which he responded to a further submission from the objector (which had been circulated to members, also).

 

For the applicant, Mr. F. Chadwick addressed the Committee.

 

Mr. Chadwick detailed the planning consent process to date, the changes made to the plans (as requested by Council, being the removal of any basement work, high level windows, roof light, for instance), that the house would become a family home, with the applicant keen to ensure that the final development was to a high standard.

 

Mrs. J. Twyford addressed the Committee on her objections. Firstly, she identified statements within the planer’s report which were, in her view, not correct or factual, and which did not portray her submission correctly.

 

On the actual site, Mrs. Twyford had concerns relating to;

 

  • a solid brick wall to be built closer to the common boundary, thereby reducing the width between both properties,
  • there had been excavations under the house,
  • the widened kitchen plan included access to a downstairs basement (currently a bomb shelter space) which was not part of the application,
  • A disused steel beam structure on the current extension which could be used for future construction,
  • a lack of privacy by the applicant/previous owners taking down vegetation along the common boundary fences.

 

Marilyn Smith, Development Control Support Manager, did acknowledge an error in the report with respect to the location of the downstairs stairway. She then summarised the key points of the application, and commented on the submitter’s concerns as they related to Council policy and guidelines.

 

The application before the Committee was, in her view, compliant and approval was recommended.

 

Some members expressed concerns at the planner’s report was not, in their opinions, of an acceptable standard, which contributed to their difficulty in making a reasoned decision.

 

Councillor Harmer moved approval of the recommendation, and this motion was seconded by Councillor Reid.

 

Voting record

 

Voting for; Councillors Cadbury, Harmer, O’Reilly and Reid.

 

Voting against; Councillor Caroline Andrews.

 

Abstentions; Councillors Phil Andrews, Carey, Hardy, Shirley Fisher and Paul Fisher.

 

Resolved

 

That planning application P/2009/1898, being the erection of a single storey extension at 69 Swyncombe Avenue, Brentford be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

68.

15 Clifton Road, Isleworth; conversion of existing dwelling to create two (two bedroom) units. pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 4.

 

Marilyn Smith, Development Control Support Officer, summarised the key points relating to the application.

 

Councillor Carey moved approval of the recommendation, and this was seconded by Councillor Hardy.

 

Voting record.

 

Voting for; Councillors Phil Andrews, Cadbury, Carey, Dakers, Shirley Fisher, Paul Fisher, Hardy, Harmer, O’Reilly and Reid.

 

Councillor Caroline Andrews abstained.

 

Resolved

 

That planning application P/2009/1965, being the conversion of an existing dwelling to create two (two bedroom) units at 15 Clifton Road, Isleworth be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

69.

New England Public House, York Road, Brentford; Application for demolition/ redevelopment... pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This planning application was withdrawn.

70.

Wallis House, Great West Road, Brentford; (alterations to approved consent)... pdf icon PDF 445 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This planning application was withdrawn.

71.

Chiswick Roundabout; erection of a 5 storey 52 metre high 'landmark building' for office use incorporating 5 media screens and associated parking. pdf icon PDF 790 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 8.

 

The Committee was invited to comment on the application.

 

Comments would be reported to the Sustainable Development Committee if a successful scheme can be negotiated; otherwise, the application would be dealt with under delegated powers.

 

Members, in discussion, identified the following issues;

  • the use of this high visibility site for anything other than (solely) a commercial building (for which planning consent is held).
  • design and appearance is not compatible with the area (a strongly held view).
  • real safety and visibility concerns for traffic using these high volume roads
  • operation of LED screens,
  • the frequent changes of advertising,
  • the brightness of projected light,
  • the increasing technology of this sort of media.
  • the dependence of the media screens (needing planning approval) to the overall development of the actual office building.

 

Those members who spoke were not in favour of the proposal as presented; no members expressed support for the proposal.

72.

2009/10 Highways Planned Maintenance Programme; Sub-Committee Deliberations. pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the minutes of the Sub Committee meetings of 3 May and 17 August 2009, agenda item 9.

 

Sonny Pham, Traffic engineer, summarised the content of the maintenance programme.

 

Concern was expressed that Osterley Road had not received any funding consideration.

 

Members questioned the practice of working on sections of roads, rather than doing a complete maintenance programme (as required) over the whole length of a road.

 

Councillor Harmer left the meeting (9.05pm).

 

An evaluation report was sought in respect to the recent work done on Hartham Road, Syon, where a Micro-Asphalt trial has been undertaken; concerns were expressed about the ‘success’ of the work.

 

Councillor Carey moved approval of the recommendation, and this was seconded by Councillor Paul Fisher.

 

Voting record.

 

Voting for; all Councillors.

 

Resolved

 

Approved, as per the Sub Committee recommendations, subject to the section of Linkfield Road footway reconstruction to be confirmedwith St Johns Resident Association as agreed 

73.

B454, Windmill Lane, Osterley; Speed Limit Reduction. pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 10.

 

Satnam Sahota, Team Leader Development, summarised the key points relating to the report.

 

Councillor Carey moved approval of the recommendation, and this was seconded by Councillor Caroline Andrews.

 

Voting record.

 

Voting for; all Councillors.

 

Resolved

 

That the Committee approves the introduction of a spped limit of 40 mph on that section of the B454 Windmill Lane that is currently subject to the national spped limit (60 mph) as detailed in paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3 of the report.

 

And, agree that Officers proceed with the statutory consultation for the making of the Traffic Management Order (TMO) and authorise Officers, where possible, to resolve any objections received to the statutory consultation and implement the schemes and, in the event of any objections remaining unresolved, agree that they be reported back to this Committee for consideration.

74.

Syon Lane Station Area; results of preliminary Controlled Parking Zone consultation. pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 11.

 

Satnam Sahota, Team Leader Development, summarised the key points of the report.

 

Councillor Paul Fisher moved approval of the recommendation, and this was seconded by Councillor O’Reilly.

 

Voting record

 

Voting for; all Councillors.

 

Resolved

 

           The Syon Lane Station Area CPZ consultation is noted, and it is agreed that;

 

(a)      A detailed CPZ design consultation be carried out in Hexham and Rothbury Gardens, and in the section of Warkworth Gardens southeast of Northumberland Avenue;

(b)       A preliminary consultation is carried out in the roads around Marlborough Road as described at paragraph 3.5;

(c)        Officers report the results of the above consultations to a future meeting of this Committee for consideration and decision on a future course of action; and,

(d)       Officers notify the frontagers in the preliminary consultation area of the outcome of the consultation and of this Committee’s decision.

75.

Osterley Station Area (South of A4); progress report on Controlled Parking Zone consultation. pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 12.

 

Satnam Sahota, Team Leader Development, summarised the key points of the report.

 

Councillor O’Reilly moved approval of the recommendation, and this was seconded by Councillor Hardy.

 

Voting record

 

Voting for; all Councillors.

 

Resolved

 

          The Osterley Station Area (South of A4) CPZ consultation is noted, and it is agreed that;

 

(a)       The CPZ proposals are not progressed;

(b)       Officers arrange a public meeting in March 2010 to review the parking control options for the Spencer Road/Thornbury Road area and to report the outcome to a future meeting of this Committee, and;

(c)        Frontagers of the two consultation areas are notified of the outcome of the consultation in their respective areas and of this Committee’s decision.

76.

Urgent Business

Any other items, which the Chair accepts for consideration on the grounds of urgency

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

77.

Addendum Report pdf icon PDF 41 KB

If required, an addendum report will be published shortly before the meeting with any additional information relating to agenda items, not available at the time of publication of the main agenda.

Minutes:

Received, an addendum report to item 5, 69 Swyncombe Avenue, Brentford, and confirmation of the withdrawal (at applicant’s request) of items 6 and 7, being the New England Public House and Wallis House, respectively.