Planning

 
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 where necessary to local groups organising to fight planning appeals.

 

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 www.hillingdon.gov.uk
  2. Click on the Quick Link to Planning on the left of the blue bar
  3. Click on Planning Search (on left hand side)
  4. Enter an application reference if known, or a road name and Northwood Ward.
  5. This will open a window of relevant applications; click on the blue 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.

Contact us using this form.


 

Leaflets have been handed out at the Station Car Park inviting drivers to complete a survey. It states, "TfL & Notting Hill Genesis are seeking to develop land adjacent to Northwood Station, including the car park, and are keen to understand the reasons that people use the current station car park. This will ensure that appropriate facilities are provided as part of the development proposals. ......" We urge you to complete the survey form here to make sure that a representative sample is captured.

October 10th, 11th, 12th; 3pm to 7pm; St Matthews Church, Hallowell Rd. A drop-in event to meet TfL's development partner. Do take this opportunity to let TfL know what you would like to see on the site.

Following the drop-in events held in October, our chairman, Tony Ellis, gives us his personal view:

I left the Consultation feeling very uneasy having been told that there would be fewer station parking places, that five storeys high was not high-rise, the whole of the current car park would be flats, most of the flats would be one or two beds and little provision made for families.

Transport for London has withdrawn its planning application at the request of the Greater London Authority. The new regime at City Hall has stated that the scheme should include a greater amount of affordable housing. TfL is now drawing up new plans and will consult with residents before they are finalised and resubmitted. This will take several months.

Curtin & Co who are handling the public consultation and engagement for the proposed development at Northwood station, have sent us this report:

Notting Hill Genesis and Transport for London hosted three successful drop-in events for Northwood Station Quarter at St Matthew’s Church on Hallowell Road on 10th, 11th & 12th October.

Transport for London has lodged a Planning Application with the London Borough of Hillingdon for comprehensive development of their landholdings in Green Lane and Station Approach, Northwood.