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.


 

After a number of delays the London Borough of Hillingdon has issued for public consultation its proposals for Part 2 of the Local Plan. These proposals will include the detailed policies that will form the basis of all Council decisions on planning applications submitted over the next 15 years or so; they are, therefore, very important in shaping and defining the environment in which we live.

Northwood Futures will be in 65 Green Lane every Wednesday from 16th July - end of October. Our opening hours will be different each week to cover some early mornings and evenings but it is safe to say we will always be there between 10am - 5pm. We will be adding Saturdays and other days so check the events section of www.northwoodfutures.com for the most up to date schedule.

Catherine Greig from Make:Good, the company conducting the Northwood Futures consultation says,

"This is the third of our fortnightly updates; we have now had 549 people meet us through our engagement activities online, at events and in our space at 65 Green Lane. From these people we have had 304 pieces of individual feedback; this difference in number is caused largely by couples providing joint pieces of feedback.

"The last update was well received, thank you to everybody who commented, making this an ongoing conversation is exactly what we want to do."

To access the full report click here.

Transport for London has appointed independent consultants Make-Good to carry out a four-month consultation with residents and stakeholders to produce a report summarising our aspirations with regard to the development of Station Approach and Green Lane. The project is called the Northwood Futures Engagement Project and details can be found on the Make-Good website, www.northwoodfutures.com. The Save our Northwood Committee has met with both TfL and Make-Good.

As envisaged by the public exhibition held by the school at the end of April, a planning application has been submitted to the London Borough of Hillingdon for consent for a new Junior School complex to be built near the centre of the school's campus (to the rear of the sports/swimming pool complex on the Green Lane frontage).

In our March 2014 Newsletter we reported that the public consultation on Part 2 of the new Local Plan was due to start in March. Recent enquiries of the Council indicate that that date has been put back to an as-yet unspecified date in May. We understand that the consultation period is still expected to be 6 weeks.