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

78.

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 Cadbury advised that she had attended a presentation in respect to item 7, Chiswick Roundabout building.

 

Councillor Carey had received correspondence in respect to item 8, Campion House.

 

Councillor Reid declared that she knew people living near to 101A The Grove (item 5), she also declared a prejudicial interest in item 8, Campion House, and would leave the room.

 

Councillor O’Reilly had received communications in relation to items 7 and 8, Chiswick Roundabout building and Campion house, respectively.

 

Councillors Paul Fisher and Hardy had received correspondence in respect to items 7 to 10 inclusive, Chiswick Roundabout building, Campion House, 43 St. Johns Road and Hounslow Homes satellite dishes.

 

Councillor Dakers advised that he had attended a presentation in respect to item 7, Chiswick Roundabout building, and had received correspondence in respect to item 8, Campion House.

 

Councillor Phil Andrews had received correspondence in respect to item 7, Chiswick Roundabout building, and correspondence in respect to items 8 to 10 inclusive, being Campion House, 43 St. Johns Road and Hounslow Homes satellite dishes.

79.

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 14 January 2010. pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

Confirmed, subject to the following corrections;

 

Councillor Reid advised that she knew persons living in Lateward Road, not Hamilton Road.

 

It was noted that members of the Sustainable Development Committee did not make comment during the discussion on item 71, Chiswick Roundabout landmark building, being Councillors Cadbury, O’Reilly, Phil Andrews, Dakers and Hardy.

80.

Items on which there are speakers

Minutes:

Speaking rights had been granted to Mr. D. Pavett (on behalf of the Campion Concerns Monitoring Group) and Mr. D. Bond (for the applicant) in respect to item 8, Campion House, Thornbury Road, Osterley.

 

Mr. K. Gottlieb (for the applicant) was also invited to speak, in respect to item 7, Chiswick roundabout landmark building.

 

Speaking rights had been granted in respect to item 10, satellite dishes on (conservation area) housing estates administered by Hounslow Homes, to Ms. Christine Diwell and Mr. Mark Tune (Hounslow Homes). But at a meeting held the previous day most matters of contention were discussed and actions agreed upon. The need to address the committee was not now considered necessary (this is reported on further under item 87 of the minutes).

81.

Campion House, Thornbury Road, Osterley; retention and conversion of Campion House and Tiger Hall, demolition of annex buildings and redevelopment to provide 82 dwellings together with the provision of new reconfigured local open space to site. pdf icon PDF 580 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Reid had declared a prejudicial interest, and left the room.

 

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 8. Additional information was received via the Addendum.

 

Speaking rights had been granted to Mr. D. Pavett, on behalf of the Campion Concerns Monitoring Group. The group had provided a submission which, whilst supporting the proposal, did seek responses to the following questions;

 

(a) Will this application go to the SDC on the 17th February, the last day of Council’s 13 weeks deadline in which to make a determination?

 

(b). Will the officers produce a document to show how they have estimated open space areas and which area will be available for possible Local Open Space designation?

 

(c). Is not the main purpose of Design & Access statements to help councillors evaluate development proposals? If so, and I think it is so, then have members seen the Statement for this application?

 

(d) I've noticed from the IP address recorded on our website that we've had visits from the Civic Centre in the last couple of days. Is this, I wonder, because they have found out that it is much easier to find the Campion documents on our website than on the Planning website?

 

In their supporting submission, the Group highlighted the issue of encroachment on open space, and the strong community support for the proposal which was not given strong enough recognition, in their view.

 

Without taking a stance on the issue of the percentage of affordable housing, The Group contended that a 50% content should not necessarily be applied per application, but more-so in a community-wide basis.

 

In conclusion the submission stated that, in the view of their members, the development would make a large contribution to the character of the Spring Grove Conservation Area.

 

On behalf of the applicant, Mr. D. Bond commented on the proposal, the retention of Tiger Hall for residential use, and the reduction in affordable housing.

 

Marilyn Smith, Development Control Support Manager, summarised the key points of the application. She advised that the application would not be considered by the Sustainable Development Committee’s 17 February meeting as negotiations were continuing with the developer over the percentage for affordable housing; the application sought 11%, whereas the previous application saw a 30% proposal (50% is what is sought), which was more acceptable to the Inspector and Council.

 

Whilst the principle of the scheme was acceptable there were issues relating to open space encroachment, the lesser percentage of affordable housing, and whether the proposal would preserve and /or enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area.

 

The applicant’s financial viability appraisal was not seen to be of an acceptable and robust standard, either.

 

Members were generally supportive of the proposal but were divided on the desired percentage for affordable housing and the segregation of affordable and private housing.

 

Following further negotiations, the application would be referred to the Sustainable Development Committee.

82.

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 829 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 7. Additional information was received via the Addendum.

 

The report had been received at the 14 January 2010 meeting of the committee for Member’s comments. The report was resubmitted at member request.

 

The applicant, Mr. K. Gottlieb was invited at address the committee. He considered that the report was unfair and selective. It made no reference to the architectural qualities of the design, that the building would add to the regeneration of the area, the visual impact was overstated, it was a sustainable proposal, and had high compliancy with guidelines and policies.

 

Mr. Gottlieb provided further information on the proposal; members had no additional comments to make (in addition to the comments made at the last meeting).

 

Mr. Gottlieb was thanked for his presentation.

83.

13 Bridge Wharf Road, Isleworth; conversion of existing building from office to seven mixed one, two and three bedroom flats with parking spaces. Report withdrawn, 1 February 2010. pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This planning report was withdrawn. It will be subject to further consultation, and brought back to the Committee.

84.

101A The Grove, Isleworth; ground floor rear extension to the house. pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Marilyn Smith, Development Control Support Manager, summarised the key points of the application.

 

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

 

Voting record.

 

Voting for; all Councillors

 

Resolved

 

That planning application P/2009/2735, being the ground floor rear extension to the house at 101A The Grove, Isleworth be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

85.

2 Redlees Close, Isleworth: erection of a two storey attached house with associated parking and erection of a single storey rear extension to the existing house. pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 6.

 

Marilyn Smith, Development Control Support Manager, summarised the key points of the application.

 

Councillor Carey was concerned that the application would see a doubling of residential living on this one section.

 

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

 

Voting record.

 

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

 

Councillor Carey abstained.

 

Resolved

 

That planning application P/2009/2735, being the ground floor rear extension to the house at 101A The Grove, Isleworth be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

86.

43 St. Johns Road, Isleworth; enforcement investigation. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, (via a late circulated report), agenda item 9.

 

This report had been requested by the Committee; it set out the course of enforcement procedure following complaints over the unauthorised erection of a fence along the frontage of the property.

 

The latest letter to the owner of the premises (19 January 2010), advised that the enforcement notice had still not been complied with. If this was still not actioned as at 2 February, the Council would consider appropriate action.

 

However, members were advised that the unauthorised fence had been taken down and removed; all resultant debris had been removed. The enforcement notice had, therefore been complied with.

 

In receiving the report, Members asked for a report on all other outstanding enforcement cases where enforcement notices had been served.

87.

Satellite Dishes on housing estates administered by Hounslow Homes. pdf icon PDF 60 KB

16.03.10 – report added to the electronic agenda pack.

Minutes:

At its meeting held on 14 January 2010, the Committee decided to extend an invitation to representatives of Hounslow Homes to this meeting to discuss progress on the containment of satellite dishes on (conservation area) housing estates administered by Hounslow Homes.

 

Members were advised that a meeting had been held on Wednesday 3 February with Hounslow Homes, community representatives and Ward Councillors to discuss this issue. All matters of concern were aired and Mr. Mark Tune (Hounslow Homes) agreed to provide an updated report on the following;

 

  • Procurement process that was carried out for the replacement of communal aerials.
  • To provide details of the steps that needs to be taken to complete the project.
  • To provide a programme of work

 

A report was received which confirmed a programme of work with the selected contractor, identifying which blocks are within conservation areas, the undertaking of site surveys, and applying for necessary planning permission. The report also noted that existing (individual) satellite dishes would be removed and disposed of, at no cost to the tenants.

 

Members were appreciative of the work committed to by Hounslow Homes.

88.

Planning decisions determined under officer's delegated powers, period 25 November 2009 to 18 January 2010. pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Minutes:

Noted.

89.

St. John's Road, Isleworth; petition requesting a Controlled Parking Zone. pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Satnam Sahota summarized the key points of the report.

 

Councillor Paul Fisher moved approval of the recommendation to consult further with residents, and this motion was seconded by Councillor Jon Hardy.

 

Voting record.

 

Voting for; all Councillors.

 

Resolved

 

That the petition be received, and that officers now consult with residents on the option of including their section of St John’s Road in the Spring Grove CPZ, and report the findings to a future meeting of this Committee. Also, that the lead petitioner be notified of this Committee’s decision.

90.

Addendum Report pdf icon PDF 54 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:

Report, additional information in respect to item 7, land at Chiswick Roundabout, and item 8, Campion House.