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 connection with items 4, 5, 6, & 9. Councillor Lee also declared that he had spoken to Mr Beck, the objector who was speaking that evening in connection with item 4.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2016 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2016 (agenda item 3) were agreed, with the following amendments:

 

Insert the word ‘not’ before the words ‘include a specific restriction’ in the first sentence of the last paragraph on the page (item 3, page 1 refers) and change the words from ‘at the rear of’ to ‘behind’ the development (item 1, page 1 refers).

 

Matters Arising

 

a)    Councillor Collins asked for an update on the deferred item, 263 Popes Lane. Ms Smith advised that the applicant had amended the plans, as requested and it had, therefore, been approved under officer’s delegated authority (item 6, page 3 refers).

 

b)    Councillor Louki asked if a condition for car parking had been agreed in relation to the Conquest Club. Ms Smith advised that it was still being negotiated and it was agreed that the matter would be referred to ward Members for Osterley and Spring Grove before it was finalised (item 3, page 1 refers).

3.

94 - 98 Chiswick High Road, London W4 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Mark Knighting, Planning Officer (agenda item 4) and the Addendum Report

 

Frank Schroeder and Adam Beck spoke in objection to the application and Adam Beamish and Holly Smallman spoke in support.

 

Councillor Collins asked for the condition to be amended to say that the doors had to have a width of 900mm and Councillor Louki asked that officers undertake to discuss employment with the operators, particularly in relation to technical apprenticeships.

 

(Councillor Khan joined the meeting at this point).

 

Councillor O’Reilly moved approval, which was seconded by Councillor Collins and Members voted in favour of the application, as follows:

 

For -               Councillors Atwal Hear, Chopra, Collins, Grewal, Lambert, Lee, K. Malik, N.Malik. O’Reilly and Whatley 

Against -       None

Abstain -       Councillor Louki

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That planning permission for planning application 00248/94-98/P3 for the change of use, refurbishment and extension of the properties to provide a mixed use development comprising a five screen cinema, including an ancillary restaurant/café (incorporating a roof terrace), 3 self-contained flats on the upper floors and associated facilities at 94-98 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick be approved,  subject to 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.

b)    That an additional condition be attached to ensure that the width of the doors at 900mm and therefore, wheelchair accessible.

c)    That officers seek to establish an agreement with the operators to employ local people and to offer technical apprenticeships.

4.

78 Upper Sutton Lane, Heston - P16 pdf icon PDF 374 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Melek Ergen, Planning Officer (agenda item 5) and the Addendum Report

 

John Mullins spoke in objection to the application and Gurpal Gill spoke in support.

 

Robert Coomber, Planning Officer, presented the report. In response to questions from Members, he advised that the implications of the land being raised and causing drainage issues for the neighbouring property was a matter between the two landowners and not for the Planning Committee to decide. Officers were recommending the relocation of the air conditioning units and the retention of the acoustic screens. A proposal was made for the applicant to change the level of the ground, but it was not supported by the Committee.

 

Councillor Grewal moved approval, which was seconded by Councillor N. Malik and Members voted in favour of the application, as follows:

 

For -               Councillors Atwal Hear, Chopra, Collins, Grewal, Khan, Lambert, Louki, K. Malik, N.Malik and Whatley 

Against -       Councillors Lee and O’Reilly

Abstain -       None

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That planning permission for planning application 01143/78/P16 for the proposed creation of nine self-contained flats (six studio flats and three one-bedroom flats), a communal lounge, a manager’s office and a residents’ gym on the first and second floors in place of the approved development of eight self-contained flats, together with alterations to planning permission 00143/78/P8 to allow retention of the elevations and footprint as built  at 78 Upper Sutton Lane, Heston be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and the addendum report.

b)    That officers explore with the neighbour at 43 Sutton Way whether further visual screening, possibly including planting, would be preferable and to assess how this can be achieved and to impose a planning condition to that effect if necessary.

5.

78 Upper Sutton Lane, Heston - P17 pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Minutes:

See report by Melek Ergen, Planning Officer (agenda item 6)

 

Mr Mullins spoke in objection to the application. The applicant had declined to speak in support.

 

Mr Coomber, Planning Officer, presented the report and included comments and shown in the item above.

 

Councillor Grewal moved approval, which was seconded by Councillor N. Malik and Members voted in favour of the application, as follows:

 

For -               Councillors Atwal Hear, Chopra, Collins, Grewal, Khan, Lambert, Louki, K. Malik, N.Malik, O’Reilly and Whatley 

Against -       None

Abstain -       Councillor Lee

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That planning permission for planning application 01143/78/P17 for the relocation of plant and external ventilation at 78 Upper Sutton Lane, Heston be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

b)    That officers explore with the neighbour at 43 Sutton Way whether further visual screening, possibly including planting, would be preferable and to assess how this can be achieved and to impose a planning condition to that effect if necessary.

 

(Members moved suspension of standing orders to continue the business on the agenda at this point in the meeting).

6.

31 Abinger Road, Chiswick pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by James Hansel, Planning Officer (agenda item 7) and the Addendum Report

 

Marilyn Smith highlighted the main points in the report.

 

Councillor Collins moved the officer’s recommendation for refusal, which was seconded by Councillor N. Malik and Members voted unanimously in favour of refusal.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00002/31/P1 for the erection of side and rear roof extensions, enlargement of hipped roof incorporating two front roof windows to the house at 31 Abinger Road, Chiswick be refused for the reasons set out in the report.

7.

29 Abinger Road, Chiswick pdf icon PDF 368 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by James Hansel, Planning Officer (agenda item 8) and the Addendum Report

 

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

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00002/29/P2 for the erection of side and rear roof extensions, incorporating one front roof window to the house at 29 Abinger Road, Chiswick be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

8.

Bishopsgate House, 527 - 529 Staines Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 934 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Kiri Shuttleworth, Planning Officer (agenda item 9) and the Addendum Report

 

Marilyn Smith presented the report.

 

Members were disappointed at the low percentage of affordable housing being offered and Ms Smith explained that it was the best offer in terms of viability. There was some discussion about the prevention of residents parking in the car park at Hounslow Heath, but Ms Smith advised that the car park was not part of the application site and any condition would, therefore, not be enforceable. Members agreed CIL should be used on improvements to Hounslow Heath and enhancements along Staines Road

 

Councillor O’Reilly moved the officer’s recommendation for approval, which was seconded by Councillor Lee and Members voted as follows:

 

For -               Councillors Atwal Hear, Collins, Grewal, Khan, Lee, Louki, K.Malik, N.Malik, O’Reilly and Whatley

Against -       Councillors Chopra and Lambert

Abstain -       None

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That planning permission for planning application 01054H/527/P4 for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of part five, part four-storey block providing a total of 67 flats, associated access, landscaping, refuse storage and car and cycle parking at Bishopsgate House, 527-529 Staines Road, Hounslow 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 13.0 of the report (including amendments as set out in the addendum report) and heads of terms as set out in section 9.0 of the report.

b)    That the Planning Committee recommend that CIL be used towards improvements to Hounslow Heath and enhancements along Staines Road.

9.

Addendum Report pdf icon PDF 405 KB

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

Minutes:

The report was noted.

10.

Monthly Performance Update Report pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Minutes:

See report by the Head of Development Management (agenda item 11)

 

The report was noted.

11.

Any other business, which the Chair considers urgent

Minutes:

There was no such urgent business.

12.

The date of the next meeting is 12 January 2017

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted. The Chair confirmed that the Developer Presentation scheduled for 21 December had been cancelled.