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

91.

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:

Councillors Cadbury and Harmer had received communications in respect to 7 Bassett Gardens (item 5), 14 Campion Road (item 6), and 14 Parkwood Road (item7).

 

Councillor Carey had received communications in respect to 14 Parkwood Road (item 7).

 

Councillor Reid had received communications in respect to 14 Parkwood Road (item 7), and had family connections in Hartland Road, near to Tolson House (item 9).

 

Councillors Shirley Fisher and Paul Fisher had received communications in respect to Kings House (item 8) and Tolson House (item 9).

 

Councillor Paul Fisher was a past-Trustee of the Isleworth and Hounslow Charity, the applicant for Tolson House.

 

Councillor Hardy declared that he was a current Trustee of the Isleworth and Hounslow Charity, the applicant for Tolson House. With the indulgence of the Committee, he sought approval to make a statement on this item, and then withdraw from the meeting.

 

Councillor Caroline Andrews had received communications in respect to Tolson House (item 9).

 

Councillor Dakers declared his participation with the Brentford Community Council, who had made submissions in respect to Tolson House (item 9), but he was not a contributor to the submissions.

 

Councillor Phil Andrews declared a past involvement with the Isleworth and Hounslow Charity, the applicant for Tolson House (item 9).

92.

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 4 February 2010. pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

Confirmed, subject to the following corrections;

 

Councillor Reid advised additions to her (reported) declaration; in respect to agenda item 5 she has a close family relative who worked at The Grove Medical Centre (at 103A The Grove).

 

Councillor Reid also, noted a potential prejudicial interest in item 8, Campion House.

 

Councillor Caroline Andrews advised that she had abstained from voting on items 84 and 85, being 101A The Grove and 2 Redlees Close, respectively.

93.

Matters Arising.

Minutes:

Councillor Carey considered that the reported comments in relation to Campion House (item 81) did not reflect his stated concerns, (including) being resident support for the proposal, that the design was compatible with the area, the acceptance of affordable housing and other matters which he had spoken about.

 

In respect to the affordable housing, a contrary view was expressed by Councillor Hardy who noted that a 50% ratio was desirable but the proposal had only achieved an 11% ratio.

 

Councillor Carey also considered that the minutes did not reflect the traffic issues, being a distraction to drivers, in respect to the proposal of the Chiswick roundabout landmark building (item 82).

94.

17 The Ride, Brentford; proposed erection of boundary fence and gates to part of the southern boundary. pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This planning application was withdrawn.

95.

7 Bassett Gardens Isleworth; erection of a ground floor side extension, a part ground floor, part two-storey rear extension, a ground floor rear conservatory extension and a rear roof extension with a roof window to the front of the house. pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Councillors Cadbury and Harmer arrived, at 7.45pm.

 

Sunny Desai, Planning Officer, summarised the key points of the application.

 

Councillor Carey was concerned at the large increase in living area that would result from this development.

 

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

 

Voting record

 

Voting for; Councillors Caroline Andrews, Phil Andrews, Cadbury, Dakers, Paul Fisher, Shirley Fisher, Harmer, Hardy, and Reid

 

Councillor Carey abstained.

 

Resolved

 

That planning application 00082/7/P2, being the erection of a ground floor side extension, a part ground floor, part two-storey rear extension, a ground floor rear conservatory extension and a rear roof extension with a roof window to the front of the house at 7 Bassett Gardens, Isleworth be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

96.

14 Campion Road, Isleworth; erection of a ground floor side extension to the house. pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Sunny Desai, Planning Officer, summarised the key points of the application.

 

An Addendum noted a correction to the report; paragraph 7.12, the first sentence should read ‘The dimensions of the proposed single storey side extension are at an appropriate height so that it will appear secondary in appearance to the original house’

 

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

 

Voting record

 

Voting for; all Councillors.

 

Resolved

 

That planning application 00199/14/P3, being the erection of a ground floor side extension to the house at 14 Campion Road, Isleworth be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

97.

14 Parkwood Road, Isleworth; erection of a part first floor, part two-storey side extension and a ground floor rear extension. pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 7.

 

Sunny Desai, Planning Officer, summarised the key points of the application.

 

Some members expressed support for the matters raised by the objector to this application, being the doubling of the floor area, the ‘mass’ size in relation to the existing streetscape, loss of light and the (perceived) encroachment of the development over the common boundary between the two properties.

 

Other members were supportive of the recommendation to approve the application.

 

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

 

Voting record

 

Voting for; Councillors Cadbury, Paul Fisher, Shirley Fisher, Harmer and Hardy.

 

Voting against; Councillors Caroline Andrews, Phil Andrews, Carey and Reid.

 

Councillor Dakers abstained.

 

Resolved

 

That planning application 00865/14/P1, being the erection of a part first floor, part two-storey side extension and a ground floor rear extension at 14 Parkwood Road, Isleworth be approved, subject to the conditions in the report.

98.

Tolson House, North Street, Isleworth; erection of a part two/part three storey building to provide 15 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom apartments, including three wheelchair accessible apartments, ancillary Charity office, and a residents' day room together with associated car and cycle parking and landscaping. pdf icon PDF 487 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See the report of the Director of Environment, agenda item 9.

 

The Committee was invited to comment on the application. It was noted that members of the Sustainable Development Committee (Councillors Cadbury, O’Reilly, Phil Andrews, Dakers and Hardy) did not (actively) participate in the discussion of this item.

 

As a Trustee of the Isleworth and Hounslow Charity (the applicant) Councillor Hardy was permitted to respond to some matters raised by the planner in his report.

 

The Trust was actively reviewing all the matters raised, including the concerns of the Environmental Agency, the need to meet internal standards for wheelchair tenants, outdoor amenity spaces, comments and contributions from the Hounslow PCT, and the eligibility of local Hounslow people to be tenants in the new facility. The involvement of the Disability Community Forum was acknowledged.

 

It was noted that the ‘Tolson’ name was synonymous with the Isleworth area since (approximately) 1760, and it was suggested that the name might be carried forward in the naming of the new development of this site. Whilst it was asked that this be inserted as a condition of approval (if gained through the Sustainable Development Committee) members were advised that this was not possible; however, a ‘voluntary agreement’ with the developer could be sought.

 

Councillor Hardy then left the meeting for the balance of this item.

 

The Committee was generally supportive of the current proposal, but made the following observations;

 

  • Assessments were still outstanding from Transport for London, and Hounslow PCT.

 

  • The need for the Wheelchair Housing Standards of the London Plan to be met.

 

  • The objection of the Environment Agency to an inadequate buffer zone was noted, but accepted that the applicant would be working on this matter.

 

  • Any Section 106 monies received from this development was sought to be spent within the immediate environment of the site, on plantings and enhancements.

 

  • Members were also interested in the types of {exterior} materials would be used in the development, more information on sustainability, and clarity on the impact of the development upon local health care.

99.

Kings House, 963 Great West Road, Brentford; redevelopment of the site comprising erection of a warehouse building for self storage (Class B8) together with a replacement vehicular and pedestrian access ramp, parking and service yard, boundary treatment, landscaping and associated works. pdf icon PDF 471 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Committee was invited to comment on the application. It was noted that members of the Sustainable Development Committee (Councillors Cadbury, O’Reilly, Phil Andrews, Dakers and Hardy) did not (actively) participate in the discussion of this item.

 

The Committee was generally supportive of the current proposal, but noted the need to control signage, illumination, and appearance of the building and surrounding site. Any increase to the sustainability aspects of the development (green roof area and photovoltaic panels, for instance) were sought. Also, what would be the implications if the site was to be used by (storage) hirers on 24 hour availability?

100.

Update on properties where enforcement notices have been served in the Isleworth and Brentford Area Committee area. pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

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

 

Members sought a report on the following sites, in relation to (outstanding) enforcement issues;

 

London Apprentice extractor fans, 3 The Pavement and 171 Thornbury Road.

101.

Planning decisions determined under officer's delegated powers, period 19 January to 22 February 2010. pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

Noted.

102.

Urgent Business

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

Minutes:

It was agreed to take the matter of recent road works on Hartham Road as urgent business.

 

During consideration of a report on the 2009/10 maintenance programme to the 14 January 2010 planning meeting, members requested a report on what they saw as a ‘less than successful’ treatment on Hartham Road.

 

An evaluation report was sought, and this had been circulated to members.

 

Councillor Hardy considered the report to be inadequate and inaccurate, there was too much loose fill on the road, and the surface was uneven and poor. Also, have any maintenance monies been with-held from the contractor?

 

It was agreed that this matter be put onto an upcoming Committee agenda for consideration.

103.

Addendum Report pdf icon PDF 60 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, information in respect to agenda items 6, Campion Road, and 8, Kings House.