Chaired by Trevor Sherling

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The purpose of this sub-committee is:

  • To review all planning applications made to the council relevant to Northwood.
  • To monitor any proposal to develop in the green belt.
  • Where planning applications are not in conformity with the Local Plan, to ensure that formal objection is made.
  • To attend the relevant borough planning meetings.
  • To provide advice and support to neighbours or local groups considering objecting to a planning application.


Many of our members have expressed concern about planning applications in their area, but they are unsure how to find out more or raise an objection.

If you would like to view planning applications online, here is how to do so:

  1. Go to the LBH Home page at
  2. Click on the Quick Link to 'Planning and Building' on the left hand column under 'Services'.
  3. Click on 'Search for Planning Applications' (on left hand side).
  4. Click on 'Search Now'.
  5. Enter an application reference if known, or a house number and road name and choose Northwood Ward.
  6. This will open a window of relevant applications; click on the green reference for details of any particular application.

After your neighbour's planning application - what then?

There are a number of instances when after planning permission has been granted and work has started what you expected to see does not quite match up to what was approved by the Council. This could of course be due to errors on the part of the contractor failing to read the drawings correctly or it could be something altogether more invidious. Whatever the reason, neighbours and other interested parties are advised to keep a close eye on building work as it progresses. If you suspect that the approved plans are not being adhered to it is essential that concerns are reported back to the Council so that these may be investigated. The department which will investigate is the Planning Enforcement Department and the telephone number is 01895 250230.

Residents should not regard this as in any way "snooping" as it could be that the mistake in implementation is a genuine one, and reporting it early could ultimately save the householder concerned money spent to rectify the error. Alternatively, if it is being done intentionally then that is in itself unneighbourly and should be reported.
Equally, if you think a neighbour has breached planning and carried out works without consent then enforcement can be advised. To see the range of potential breaches that the council can investigate:

  1. Go to
  2. In the search box enter ‘planning enforcement’
  3. Go to ‘What we investigate’

 Contact us using this form. Or email direct to the above email address.


Please be aware that NHS Property Services are looking at carrying out substantial works to the above two adjoining properties, the Cottage Hospital fronting Pinner Road, and the Acre Way Health Centre. It will include the provision of new homes as well as works to the health facilities.

You can read more information and view a recording of the public presentations using this link:

Item 6 on the agenda for the London Borough of Hillingdon Cabinet Meeting on Thursday 26th September states:

  •  Conservation Area Appraisal Statement for Northwood Town Centre & Green Lane Conservation Area and the Local List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Importance (Cllr Keith Burrows)

You may like to watch it online at:

From 6th August 2020 for 12 weeks, there are major changes to parts of the planning system under consultation. This is in effect a total overhaul of the planning system and would have a major impact. The NRA will be making a submission to the consultation. For those willing to read the 84-page, ‘Planning For The Future,’ document, and answer 26 questions, then the Government White Paper is here, just click here.

Curtin & Co have sent us an update, see below. They will be delivering a leaflet with the same message to all Northwood residents.


We want to thank everyone for coming to the exhibitions and for continuing to comment on the Northwood proposals.

This feedback is very helpful and we are now assessing and considering these comments closely.

We are currently reviewing all options and will respond to the issues raised in due course. As a result, the anticipated April submission date has been delayed. Once the full review has been undertaken, we will continue to keep residents and stakeholders informed of our progress and our next steps.

We are committed to delivering this brownfield site to provide much needed new and affordable homes in the area alongside step-free access to the station and other transport improvements.

To be kept up to date please visit

On 4th November 2019 Nick Hurd met with Graeme Craig, TfL Property Director and his team, and two Hillingdon planning officers. It was agreed

- TfL will not be submitting a planning application anytime soon and they will not attempt to force something that residents object to and would eventually go to the Mayor of London on appeal. It would appear that they can't make the proposal  work in economic terms or with the support of the community.

- Nick asked TfL to re-engage promptly with residents and the council

- It was agreed that Station Approach needs a facelift as a priority

- TfL agreed to be more flexible with their tenants in order to occupy empty premises, possibly making some  available for comunuity use

- Parking in Station Approach needs better policing and discussions should be had with residents and the Council

Tony Ellis has sent an email to Peter Elliott, Head of Property Development at TfL: