Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

Venue: Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford

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

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28.

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:

Apologies were received from Councillor Sampson.

 

The following declarations were made:

 

Agenda Item 4 – 13 Bridge Wharf Road:

Councillors Collins, O’Reilly, Reid, Ellar, Harmer and Bains had received correspondence. Councillors O’Reilly and Bains attended a site visit with the Planning officer and the applicant.

 

Agenda Item 6 – 9 Silverhall Street:

Councillor Reid declared a non-prejudicial interest, having close family relatives living in Hartland Road.

 

Agenda Item 7 – 7 Stuckley Road:

Councillor O’Reilly declared knowing residents on this road. Councillor Reid declared knowing residents of Lulworth Avenue.

 

Agenda Item 8 – Isleworth & Syon School for Boys:

Councillor Reid declared a potential prejudicial interest in this application, having close family relatives living in Church Road and an interest the property.

 

Councillor Carey declared that he had met the Headmaster of the school. Councillor Ellar declared a non-prejudicial interest on grounds that he knew students at the school.

 

Agenda Item 9 – New England Public House:

Councillor Reid noted that she had received correspondence in the past on this site but had not received any correspondence in relation to the current application. Councillor Harmer declared attending a presentation on the site in his capacity as ward councillor.

 

Councillors Curran, Mayne and Cadbury made no declarations.

29.

Minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2010 & Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2010 were agreed and signed by the Chair as a correct record, subject to the following amendments:

 

Minute 16 – Agenda Item 6 – 16 Castle Road:

Councillor O’Reilly had 2 meetings with the owners of the application property” should be recorded under Agenda Item 7 – West Thames College.

 

Minute 24 – Proposed Cycle Lanes – Ealing Road (Paragraph 4):

For clarification the specific questions raised by Councillor Ed Mayne to Mr Calvi-Freeman on the night were as follows:

1.      Why does the cycle lane not cover the length of Ealing Road?

2.      Why is there not a forward stop line at the junction with Great West Road?

3.      Why does the cycle lane not connect up with other cycle lanes on Great West Road?

4.      Burford Road is regularly used as a rat run, have the safety aspects of this been taken into account with the planning of this cycle lane?

5.      Can all of these concerns be factored into future plans in the interests of safety for cyclists. 

30.

13 Bridge Wharf Road, Isleworth pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 4. Additional information was provided via the Addendum Report, Agenda Item 12.

 

Marilyn Smith, Development Control Support Manager, introduced the report and addendum to members. With the permission of the Chair, Mr Panesar addressed the meeting on behalf of the applicant, highlighting the fact that the building had been vacant since March 2003 despite efforts to market it and detailing the work done the mitigate the concerns of local residents as detailed in the submitted addendum report.

 

Again with the Chair’s permission Mr Pat Robinson, 7 Bridge Wharf Road, requested confirmation that the refuse and cycle storage and the visitor parking would be available for use by the existing Bridge Wharf residents.  Mr Tom Beaton, 42 Church Street, informed members that many of his concerns had now been addressed by the promised amendments to the scheme (Addendum). He highlighted the need for suitable cycle parking, which he said would promote the use of cycles and help to reduce the number of cars competing for limited parking spaces. He acknowledged that details regarding the cycle store were now required as part of the landscaping condition (Addendum).

 

Ms Smith informed members that the issues relating to the sharing of parking and refuse/ cycle storage were a civil matter and as such would have to be negotiated between the residents and the applicant. Councillor Denison wished to make the developer aware that the Area Committee desired the refuse, cycle parking and visitor parking to be communal. Referring to the disabled parking space, she indicated that the allocation of this space was a management issue – for example should a person with disabilities live in one of the seven flats, that parking space could be allocated to them.

 

Using the site plans Ms Smith was able to illustrate to members that each of the seven flats would have some obscure-glazed windows to mitigate any overlooking to neighbouring homes. She acknowledged members’ concerns that obscure glazing may in future be replaced with clear glazing and drew attention to the fact that some windows would now be blocked completely and replaced with wood panelling to prevent any windows being installed in their place in future.

 

Ms Smith did not accept The Isleworth Society’s view that there was insufficient private amenity space associated with the scheme, drawing attention to the large private balconies overlooking the river, the private roof terrace for residents and the proximity of the site to nearby Syon Park.

 

Councillor Harmer moved approval of the officer’s recommendations in the report and the additional conditions contained within the Addendum Report, seconded by Councillor Curran.

 

Voting Record:

Voting for:      Councillors Bains, Cadbury, Carey, Collins, Curran, Dennison, J. Ellar, Harmer, O’Reilly and Reid.

Voting against: None

Abstaining:     Councillor Mayne.

 

Resolved:

That application number (01580/13/P1) (P/2007/1685) for the conversion of existing building at 13 Bridge Wharf Road, Isleworth from offices to seven mixed one and two bedroom flats with parking spaces be approved,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

Proposed lighting environmental improvements from S106 - Aug 10 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 13.

 

John Reynolds assured members that, although the works on Mill Basin and Mill Platt and Hillary Drive could not be carried out currently, officers would prioritise these areas and work to identify suitable funding in order to carry out the works at the earliest opportunity.

 

Councillor Harmer moved approval of the officer’s recommendations, seconded by Councillor Curran.

 

Voting Record:

Voting for:      Councillors Bains, Cadbury, Carey, Collins, Curran, Dennison, J. Ellar, Harmer, Mayne O’Reilly and Reid.

Voting Against: None.

Abstaining:     None.

 

Resolved:

1.      That the submitted report be noted.

2.      That the allocation of S106 funding from Scheme 332 (20 Church Street, Isleworth) for implementation of the works detailed in the report be approved.

32.

1a Rugby Road, Twickenham pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 5.

 

Members noted concerns at the application for additional lighting, which appeared to serve only cosmetic purposes. They acknowledged, however, that the external lighting would have little negative impact on the surrounding residential and commercial properties.

 

Members also asked whether anything could be done to remove the illuminated telephone number beneath the Big Yellow Self Storage, which had been erected by the neighbouring car sales business.

 

Councillor Harmer moved approval of the officer’s recommendations, seconded by Councillor Carey.

 

Voting Record:

Voting for:      Councillors Bains, Cadbury, Carey, Curran, Harmer, Mayne O’Reilly and Reid.

Voting against: None

Abstaining:     Councillors J.Ellar, Collins and Dennison.

 

Resolved:

That the planning application number (00967/1A/P1) (P/2010/1238) for the erection of external lighting on the southern elevation of the self storage building at 1a Rugby Road, Twickenham be approved, subject to the safeguarding conditions within the submitted report.

33.

9 Silverhall Street, Isleworth pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 6.

 

Councillor Collins moved approval of the officer’s recommendations, seconded by Councillor J. Ellar.

 

Voting Record:

Voting for:      Councillors Bains, Cadbury, Carey, Collins, Curran, Dennison, J. Ellar, Harmer, Mayne O’Reilly and Reid.

Voting Against: None.

Abstaining:     None.

 

Resolved:

That the planning application number (01022/9/P1) (P/2010/1310) for the erection of a rear extension and installation of one front roof light to the house at 9 Silverhall Street, Isleworth be approved, subject to the safeguarding conditions in the submitted report.

34.

7 Stucley Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 7.

 

Members acknowledged that there would be some impact on the light to the shower room at No 1 Lulworth Avenue, whilst accepting that this was not a habitable room. Ms Smith assured members that no additional services or independent access were included on the plans for the proposed outbuilding.

 

Councillor Harmer moved approval of the officer’s recommendation, seconded by Councillor J. Ellar.

 

Voting Record:

Voting for:      Councillors Bains, Cadbury, Carey, Collins, Curran, Dennison, J. Ellar, Harmer, Mayne and Reid.

Voting Against: None.

Abstaining:     Councillor O’Reilly.

 

Resolved:

That the application number (01078/7/P2) (P/2010/0496) for the erection of a detached single stores outbuilding to the rear of the house at 7 Stucley Road, Hounslow be approved, subject to the safeguarding conditions in the submitted report.

35.

Isleworth and Syon School for Boys, 106 Ridgeway Road, Isleworth pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 8. Additional information was provided via an Addendum Report, Agenda Item 12.

 

8.30pm – Having declared a prejudicial interest in this item, on grounds that she had close family relatives living in Church Road and an interest the property, Councillor Reid left the meeting at this point.

 

Ms Smith informed members that any inclusion of floodlighting would have to be requested as a separate planning application. Although the school had not mentioned the communal use of the pitch, there was potential for this. The school had informed officers that the identified funding for this scheme would be lost if the work had not started by August.

 

Members sought clarification as to whether residents of Meadowbank Close had been consulted. There followed some discussion on the options available to members should Meadowbank Close residents not yet have been consulted.  Ms Smith did not have the details of who had been consulted with her, but advised members that 17 residents had been consulted, 3 site notices put up around the site and that the application had been advertised in the press

 

Pointing to the need for adequate sporting facilities and the rise in childhood obesity, Councillor Harmer moved approval of the officer’s recommendations contained within the submitted report, seconded by Councillor Collins.

 

Voting Record:

Voting for:      Councillors Bains, Cadbury, Collins, Curran, J. Ellar, Harmer and Mayne.

Voting Against: Councillors Dennison and Carey.

Abstaining:     Councillor O’Reilly.

 

Councillor Dennison wished to record in the minutes that his reason for voting against the proposal was on grounds of the importance of including residents of Meadowbank Close in the consultation. Ms Smith agreed to email members the day after the meeting confirming whether Meadowbank Close residents had already been included in the original consultation.

 

Resolved:

That the application number (00941/D/P11) (P/2010/1241) for the construction of a new artificial turf sports pitch on part of the existing playing field including the erection of ball stop fencing be approved, subject to the safeguarding conditions in the submitted report.

 

8.40pm - Councillor Reid returned to the meeting.

36.

New England Public House, Brentford pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 9. Additional information was provided via an Addendum Report, Agenda Item 12.

 

Following discussion on the item the following comments were made:

·        Some members noted their reservations in relation to the current scheme, particularly in relation to its scale and access to the site, and air quality issues highlighted in the report.

·        Members were surprised that only one letter of objection had been received, and asked officers to check the consultations

·        Other members were minded to look very positively at the redevelopment of the site, as it had been vacant for some time now and it was felt that it should be redeveloped..

·        Members accepted the loss of a community facility on the site

·        Members were prepared to look at parking and suggested that any submitted scheme for this site be car free.

·        Members were minded to look more favourably at a scheme, which addressed their serious concerns in relation to air quality.

·        The overall concensus of members was that the application should be brought to a meeting of SDC for a decision to be taken, rather than a refusal being issued under delegated authority

 

Resolved:

That members’ comments on the application be brought before the Sustainable Development Committee.

37.

Delegated Decisions Report pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 10.

 

Resolved:

That the submitted report be noted.

38.

Urgent Business

 

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

Minutes:

There was no urgent business raised.

39.

Addendum Report pdf icon PDF 76 KB

04.08.10 – Addendum report circulated to members and attached to the electronic agenda pack.

Minutes:

See report from the Director of Environment, Agenda Item 12.

 

Resolved:

That the submitted report be noted.