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 item 5 on the agenda and they all knew the applicant for item 4, as a colleague. Councillor Todd declared that he was a member of the Dukes Meadows Trust Board, but did not have a prejudicial interest.

 

The Chair advised that item 9 had been withdrawn by the developer.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 5 October 2017 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 October 2017 (agenda item 3) were agreed.

3.

8 Butts Cottages, Feltham pdf icon PDF 441 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Walter Hawkins, Planning Officer (agenda item 4)

 

Ben Atterton spoke in support of the application and Miriam Patterson spoke in objection.

 

Shane Baker, Planning Officer, presented the report and responded to questions from Members.

 

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

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00550/AP8/P1 for the erection of a single storey rear extension at 8 Butts Cottages, Hampton Road West, Feltham be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

4.

Brentford Waterside, Block D and Buildings, Brentford High Street, Brentford pdf icon PDF 1000 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Nikolas Smith, Planning Officer (agenda item 5) and the Addendum Report

 

Shane Baker, Planning Officer, highlighted the main points in the report. He drew Members’ attention to the modified recommendation in the addendum report and that some outstanding issues had been resolved.

 

In response to questions from Members, Mr Baker suggested amending condition 17 to address various queries relating to car parking. It was suggested that the draft condition be amended to ensure electric vehicle charging points were provided, residents parking permits were prohibited and parking spaces were for blue badge holders only, noting that the latter amendment may result in a minor reduction in parking spaces.

 

In respect of retail units, Mr Baker clarified the intention was that the shop units would be subject to the same obligation as the wider permission, where a 20% discount for local businesses for a five-year period was agreed as part of a Retail Strategy.

 

Councillor Rajawat moved the officer’s recommendation for approval incorporating the addendum and comments in respect of amending draft condition 17 and the retail strategy, which was seconded by Councillor Smart and Members voted as follows:

 

For -               Councillors Grewal, Rajawat, Smart, Todd and Whatley 

Against -       Councillors Atwal Hear, Gurung, Lambert, Louki and Malik

Abstain -       Councillor Chopra.

 

The application was approved on the Chair’s casting vote.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00607/BN/S1 for the demolition of existing building and redevelopment of site to provide 96 residential dwellings together with the provision of flexible commercial floorspace (class A1/A2/A3/A4/B1 & D1 use) with associated public realm improvements, landscaping and car parking at Brentford Waterside, Block D and Buildings, Brentford High Street, Brentford be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the addendum report and the agreement of the Chair in consultation with the Chief Planning Officer that matters of flood risk have been satisfactorily resolved, subject to the imposition of further planning conditions and subject to a legal agreement associated with the wider scheme, including to make reference to the new planning permission. In the event that the Chair does not agree that this matter has been resolved, that the planning application is either referred back to the Planning Committee in the event that it continues to be recommended for approval or that it is refused under delegated powers.

5.

Land at New Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 590 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Rupinder Dhoot, Planning Officer (agenda item 6) and the Addendum Report.

 

Sarah Scannell, Planning Officer, highlighted the main points in the report and responded to questions from Members.

 

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

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00793/L/P1 for the construction of a 32-car space temporary car park for Lidl which will be in operation for a maximum of 18 months land at New Road, Feltham be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and the addendum report.

6.

Dukes Meadow Tennis Centre, Dan Mason Drive, Chiswick pdf icon PDF 659 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Tom Bradfield, Planning Officer (agenda item 7) and the Addendum Report

 

Sarah Scannell, Planning Officer, highlighted the main points in the report and responded to questions from Members. Members noted that the existing S.106 agreement stipulated that training had to take place on site, but that was not happening. They also noted that a trust had not been set up, as required under the agreement. They felt that children from all backgrounds were not able to benefit from the facility and the very special circumstances to allow the dome on the site had, therefore, not been met.

 

Councillor Louki moved refusal of the application and enforcement action for the removal of the dome on the grounds that very special circumstances had not been proven to allow permission and the S.106 obligations had not been delivered, which was seconded by Councillor Lambert. Members voted unanimously in favour of refusal of the application and for enforcement action to be taken.

 

Resolved:

 

a)    That planning permission for planning application 00503/B/P33 for the erection of a tennis hall to replace the existing air dome at Dukes Meadows Tennis Centre, Dan Mason Drive, W4 be refused on the grounds that it was inappropriate development in the MOL, which is by definition harmful to the MOL and should not be approved except in very special circumstances and that very special circumstances had not been proven to allow permission and the S.106 obligations had not been delivered.

b)    That enforcement action be taken for the removal of the existing air dome at Dukes Meadows Tennis Centre, Dan Mason Drive, W4.

7.

Kew Eye Tower, Brentford pdf icon PDF 481 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Jessie Rotrand, Planning Officer (agenda item 8)

 

Sarah Scannell presented the report and responded to questions from Members.

 

Councillor Rajawat moved the officer’s recommendation for approval, which was seconded by Councillor Grewal and Members voted in favour of the application, as follows:

 

For -               Councillors Atwal Hear, Chopra, Grewal, Gurung, Lambert, Malik, Rajawat, Smart and Whatley 

Against -       Councillor Todd

Abstain -       Councillor Louki.

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission for planning application 00505/P/P105 for the installation of two 1800mm and two 900mm diameter dishes on the roof of Kew Eye Tower on steelwork and pole mounts along with on cabinet of 600 x 800 x 1350mm and associated ancillary apparatus and cabling at Kew Eye Tower, Brentford be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report.

8.

Hanworth Park House, Forest Road, Feltham pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn by the developer.

9.

Addendum Report pdf icon PDF 269 KB

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

Minutes:

The report was noted.

10.

Review of Council Planning Application Validation Procedure pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See report by Melek Ergen, Deputy Area Manager (agenda item 11)

 

Resolved:

 

That the adoption of the amended Validation Checklists be approved.

11.

Monthly Update pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Minutes:

See report by the Head of Development Management (agenda item 12)

 

The report was noted.

12.

Any other business, which the Chair considers urgent

Minutes:

There was no such urgent business.

13.

The date of the next meeting is 7 December 2017

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was noted.