Hounslow Council


Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow

Contact: Wendy Merry on 020 8583 2061 or Email: wendy.merry@hounslow.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of interest under the Town Planning Code of Practice or any other communications from Members

Minutes:

All Members had received communications in relation to items 4, 5, 6 & 8.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 4 May 2017 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 4 May 2017 (agenda item 3) were agreed, with the following amendment:

 

It was noted that no Councillor name had been included to move and second the recommendation (item 5, page 2 refers).

3.

Syon Park, Brentford pdf icon PDF 518 KB

Minutes:

See report by Eamon Cassidy, Planning Officer (agenda item 5) and the Addendum Report

 

The Chair advised that items 4 & 5 were integrally linked and would, therefore, be discussed together although decisions would be made separately on each application, taking item 5 first.

 

Marilyn Smith, Head of Development Management, explained the two applications and the reasons they were connected.

 

Colin Barnes spoke in support of the two applications. Christine Diwell spoke in objection to item 4, Park Road Allotments and Annie Aloysius and Kate Harwood spoke in objection to item 5, Syon Park.

 

Members raised the following concerns:

 

  • They felt that the proposal would result in the loss of and failure to protect and enhance the designated Local Open Space.
  • The proposal would result in an excessively dense and out of character development.
  • There was excessive car parking provision, which would fail to limit the use of the private car and fail to secure a more sustainable local travel network.
  • There was a lack of affordable housing, which did not meet the Borough’s strategic target of 40%.
  • The benefits of the proposal for enabling development would not outweigh the disbenefits associated with the proposal.
  • The proposal would, in the absence of a completed legal agreement, fail to secure necessary planning obligations.

 

Councillor Louki moved refusal, which was seconded by Councillor Collins, and Members voted in favour of refusal, as follows:

 

For -               Councillors Collins, Lambert, Louki, Smart and O’Reilly 

Against -       None

Abstain -       Councillors Chopra, Grewal, Gurung, Malik, Mehrban, Mir and Rajawat

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00707/E/P111 for the formation of a new allotment area with associated infrastructure at Syon Park, Brentford be refused because the proposal would result in the loss of and failure to protect and enhance the designated Local Open Space; result in an excessively dense and out of character development; the excessive car parking provision would fail to limit the use of the private car and fail to secure a more sustainable local travel network; there was a lack of affordable housing, which did not meet the Borough’s strategic target of 40%; the benefits of the proposal for enabling development would not outweigh the disbenefits associated with the proposal and the proposal would, in the absence of a completed legal agreement, fail to secure necessary planning obligations.

4.

Park Road Allotments, Park Road, Isleworth pdf icon PDF 623 KB

Minutes:

See report by Eamon Cassidy, Planning Officer (agenda item 4) and the Addendum Report

 

The application was discussed, as set out above.

 

Members raised the following concerns:

 

  • They felt that, due to the inappropriate position and design, the proposal would fail to preserve or enhance the character of the Grade I listed building or the Grade I registered parks and gardens.
  • Due to the inappropriate size, scale and design, the proposal would result in a net loss of allotment space in the Borough and therefore, fail to encourage the continued use of allotments.
  • The benefits of the proposal for enabling development would not outweigh the disbenefits associated with the proposal.
  • Cumulatively, the proposed allotment structures would harm the openness and visual amenity of the site and this harm would not be clearly outweighed by other material considerations that amount to ‘very special circumstances’, so the proposal would therefore be unacceptable development in the Metropolitan Open Land.

 

Councillor Collins moved refusal, which was seconded by Councillor Smart and Members voted unanimously in favour of refusal of the application.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00707/E/P110 for the erection of eight blocks of three and four-storey buildings to create 119 flats and eight houses with car parking at the basement and street level and associated works to Park Road Allotments, Park Road, Isleworth be refused because due to the inappropriate position and design, the proposal would fail to preserve or enhance the character of the Grade I listed building or the Grade I registered parks and gardens; due to the inappropriate size, scale and design, the proposal would result in a net loss of allotment space in the Borough and therefore, fail to encourage the continued use of allotments; the benefits of the proposal for enabling development would not outweigh the disbenefits associated with the proposal and cumulatively, the proposed allotment structures would harm the openness and visual amenity of the site and this harm would not be clearly outweighed by other material considerations that amount to ‘very special circumstances’, so the proposal would therefore be unacceptable development in the Metropolitan Open Land.

5.

Nazareth House, Richmond Road, Isleworth pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Minutes:

See report by George Clarke, Planning Officer (agenda item 6) and the Addendum Report

 

Jason Smith spoke in support of the application and Charles Dawson spoke in objection.

 

Members noted that the originally approved landscaping details had retained the tree and felt that to remove it would cause harm to the visual amenity and biodiversity of the area.

 

Councillor Collins moved refusal, which was seconded by Councillor Mehrban and Members voted in favour of refusal of the application, as follows:

 

For -               Councillors Chopra, Collins, Lambert, Louki, Merhban, Mir and Smart 

Against -       Councillor Rajawat

Abstain -       Councillors Grewal, Gurung, Malik and O’Reilly

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00937/A/P28(10iis) for the partial details of landscaping (update to tree plan only) submitted pursuant to condition 10 of planning  permission 00937/A/P28 dated 19/12/2014 for the demolition of the Red House and the retention and refurbishment, alteration and conversion of the Grade II Listed White House, Chapel, Courtyard block gatehouse and erection of two, three, four and five storey blocks to provide 36 extra care residential apartments, 15 flats and 47 houses (98 units) and new vehicular access with associated car parking and landscaping to Nazareth House, Richmond Road, Isleworth be refused because it would cause harm to the visual amenity and biodiversity of the area.

6.

130 Bollo Lane, London W3 pdf icon PDF 537 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Melek Ergen, Planning Officer (agenda item 7) and the Addendum Report

 

Councillor Collins moved the officer’s recommendation for approval, which was seconded by Councillor Rajawat and Members voted unanimously in favour of the application.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 01477/B/P1 for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a Train Modification Unit building (Class B2 General Industry) with associated access, landscaping, drainage and cycle parking at 130 Bollo Lane, London W3 be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and the addendum report and the prior completion of a satisfactory S.106 agreement as set out in section 10.0 of the report and heads of terms as set out in section 7.6 of the report.

7.

37 Chiswick Quay, Chiswick pdf icon PDF 410 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by John Cooney, Planning Officer (agenda item 8) and the Addendum Report

 

Councillor Rajawat moved the officer’s recommendation for refusal, which was seconded by Councillor Chopra and Members voted unanimously in favour of refusal of the application.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That planning permission for retrospective planning application 01385/37/P3 for the erection of a detached wooden pergola in the rear garden at 37 Chiswick Quay, Chiswick be refused for the reasons set out in the report.

b)    That it is considered expedient, having regard to the relevant provisions of the Local Authority Plan and the London Plan and all material considerations, to grant authority for all necessary steps to be taken for the preparation, issue and service of enforcement notice(s) in relation to 37 Chiswick Quay, Chiswick W4 3UR, requiring within three calendar months a) the removal of the pergola structure and b) the removal of all resultant debris from the property.

8.

Addendum Report pdf icon PDF 349 KB

An Addendum Report is likely to be produced closer to the meeting date, with any additional information.

Minutes:

The report was noted.

9.

Monthly Update pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Minutes:

See report by the Head of Development Management (agenda item 10)

 

The report was noted.

10.

Any other business, which the Chair considers urgent

Minutes:

There was no such urgent business.

11.

The date of the next meeting is 6 July 2017

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted.