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Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Council
Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2AX

Contact: Penny Milne  Democratic Services Team Leader

Items
No. Item

49.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Guest, Howard, Lloyd, Mrs E Shimbart and G Shimbart.

 

 

50.

Declarations of Interests

To receive any declarations of interests from Members.

Minutes:

Although not affiliated with any of the deputees, Cllr Hughes declared that he was the Chairman of the Purbrook and Widley Area Residents Association.

51.

Pre-Submission Havant Borough Local Plan 2036 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

The Council to consider any recommendations arising from the extraordinary Cabinet meeting to be held on 30 January 2019.  The agenda, report and appendices for this meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

http://havant.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=128&MId=10791

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Turner presented the recommendation from Cabinet.  She thanked the officers involved in producing the document and stated that it was important that it be approved to meet the needs of the Borough and support the Regeneration Strategy that had been unanimously approved by Council.  She understood and shared some concerns, however development was inevitable, and the choice was between ad-hoc development or higher quality planned development, which was only achievable with an up-to-date local plan.

 

Council received the following deputations:

 

·         Mr Lyons (on behalf of Alison Jackson)

·         Mr Lyons (on behalf of Portsmouth Water)

·         Mr Tate (on behalf of Bedhampton residents)

·         Mr Graham

·         Mr Harbottle (on behalf of the landowner of land north of Long Copse Lane)

·         Cllr Hitchcock (Westbourne Parish Council)

·         Mr Ashe (on behalf of Emsworth Residents Association)

·         Mr Montgomery (on behalf of Long Copse Lane Action Group)

·         Cllr Fairhurst (Hampshire County Council)

·         Ms Skennerton (on behalf of Hayling Island Residents Association)

·         Mr Palmer (on behalf of Save Hayling Island Group)

·         Mr Parham (on behalf of Save Our Island)

·         Mr Oliver

·         Mr Norton (on behalf of Havant Borough Residents’ Alliance)

 

Cllr Turner proposed the Cabinet recommendation.

 

This motion was duly seconded by Cllr Pike.

 

Cllr Kennett spoke, concerned about the inclusion of H8, land north of Long Copse Lane as an allocated site within the Local Plan. 

 

Cllr Kennet proposed the following amendment to the Cabinet recommendation (additional text in italics):

“a) Approves the publication of the Pre-Submission Havant Borough Local Plan 2036 (appendix 1) omitting site H8, land north of Long Copse Lane.”

 

This amendment was duly seconded by Cllr Cresswell.

 

Following a vote this amendment was declared LOST, 12 Councillors voting for the amendment, 17 Councillors voting against the amendment and 2 Councillors abstaining from voting.

 

The Mayor then invited Councillors to debate the recommendation.

 

Councillors emphasised the difficulty of the decision, as the allocations contained a number of contentious sites that some councillors did not support.  However, under the NPPF there was a presumption in favour of allocating any sustainable site and it had to be borne in mind that the Local Plan centred around providing much needed homes.  Assurance was given that infrastructure would be in place and that the Local Plan complimented the Regeneration Strategy for the Borough.

 

Councillors highlighted the consultation that had taken place to date and reminded residents that the plan would be subject to a further round of public consultation and the Planning Inspector’s examination would also be held in public.  Additionally, each planning application that came forward would need to be determined on its own merits by the Development Management Committee.

 

As proposed by Councillor Turner and seconded by Pike, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that Council:

 

a) Approves the publication of the Pre-Submission Havant Borough Local Plan 2036 (Appendix 1);

 

b) Approves the consultation on the Pre-Submission Havant Borough Local Plan 2036 from 4th February 2019 to 18th March 2019;

 

c) Approves the revocation of the Local Plan Housing Statement;

 

d) Notes the Borough’s five  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Consultation on the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule

The Council to consider any recommendations arising from the extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet to be held on 30 January 2019.  The agenda and reports for the meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

http://havant.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=128&MId=10791

Minutes:

Councillor Turner presented a recommendation from Cabinet seeking approval of the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule.

 

Proposed by Councillor Turner and seconded by Pike, it was:

 

RESOLVED that Council:


a) Notes the findings of the Infrastructure Delivery Plan, the Local Plan and CIL Viability Study (available at  
https://www.havant.gov.uk/localplan/evidencebase);


b) Approves the publication of the CIL Draft Charging Schedule Consultation
document (Appendix 1);


c) Approves the consultation on the Draft Charging Schedule from 4
th February to 18th March 2019;


d) Approves the submission of the Draft Charging Schedule and the necessary supporting documents for independent Examination following the
consultation; and


e) Delegates authority to the Planning Policy Manager, in consultation with the
Cabinet Lead for Communities, Development and Housing to make any
necessary amendments to the Draft Charging Schedule and supporting
consultation documents. These shall be limited to factual updates, correction
of minor errors, grammatical, typographical, formatting and graphic design
changes and shall not change the meaning of the material.

53.

Treasury Management Strategy

The Council to consider the following recommendation arising from the meeting of the extraordinary Cabinet held on 5 December 2019.  The agenda and reports for this meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

http://havant.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=128&MId=10588

 

RECOMMENDED to full Council that the updates to the Treasury Management Strategy be approved.

Minutes:

Councillor Pike presented a recommendation from Cabinet seeking approval of the updated Treasury Management Strategy.

 

Proposed by Councillor Pike and seconded by Councillor Smith, it was:

 

RESOLVED that the updates to the Treasury Management Strategy be APPROVED.

54.

Dispensation for Councillors to Determine the Setting of the Council Tax Precept and Councillor Allowances

The Council to consider the following recommendation arising from the meeting of the Governance, Audit and Finance Board held on 12 December 2019.  The agenda and reports for the meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

http://havant.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=477&MId=10716

 

RECOMMENDED to full Council that

 

(1)          a Dispensation is granted to all members of the Council to enable them to:

 

              (a)         Consider and determine the Council Tax Base each year; and

 

              (b)         Consider and determine Councillors’ Allowances;

 

(2)          The Dispensation to take effect on expiry of the current Dispensation on 1 June 2019 and to remain in place until 31 May 2023.

Minutes:

Councillor Kennet presented a recommendation from the Governance and Finance Board seeking dispensation for Councillors to determine the setting of the Council Tax precept and councillor allowances

 

Proposed by Councillor Kennet and seconded by Councillor P Bains, it was RESOLVED that:

 

(1)          a Dispensation is granted to all members of the Council to enable them to:

 

              (a)         Consider and determine the Council Tax Base each year; and

 

              (b)         Consider and determine Councillors’ Allowances;

 

(2)          The Dispensation to take effect on expiry of the current Dispensation on 1 June 2019 and to remain in place until 31 May 2023.

55.

Calendar of Meetings 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

RECOMMENDED that the draft Calendar of Meetings for 2019/20 be approved.

 

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Buckley and seconded by Councillor Satchwell, it was RESOLVED that the Calendar of Meetings 2019/20 be approved.