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Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Jack Caine  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

105.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Patrick.

 

106.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on 1 February 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes for the last meeting of the Development Management Committee held on the 1February 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

107.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were none.

 

108.

Site Viewing Working Party Minutes

To receive the minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 15 February be approved as a correct record.

 

109.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record declarations of interests from members present in respect of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest from Members present relating to matters on the agenda.

 

110.

Chairman's Report

The Chairman to report the outcome of meetings attended or other information arising since the last meeting of the Committee.

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that a Development Consultation Forum would be taking place regarding the Campdown Site on Wednesday 28th February. All members were encouraged to attend where possible.

 

111.

Matters to be Considered for Site Viewing and Deferment

The Committee are invited to consider any matters they wish to recommend for site viewing or deferment.

Minutes:

No items were considered for Site Viewing or Deferment.

 

112.

Deputations

To receive requests to make a deputation to Committee.

Minutes:

The following deputation requests were noted by the Committee:

1)    Professor Sue Ditmar – APP/17/01071 – Northney Tea Room and Education Centre.

2)    Mrs Fiona Sizer – APP/17/01071 – Northney Tea Room and Education Centre

3)    Mr S Pike – APP/17/01071 – Northney Tea Room and Education Centre

4)    Mr M Critchley – APP/17/01071 – Northney Tea Room and Education Centre

5)    Cllr Leah Turner – APP/17/01071 – Northney Tea Room and Education Centre.

 

113.

APP/17/01071 - Northney Farm Tea Room and Education Centre, St Peters Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0RX pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Proposal:             Single storey rear extension to Tea Rooms.

 

Associated Documents:

 

https://tinyurl.com/yago9rlc

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the written report, supplementary information and recommendation from the Head of Planning Services to grant permission.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following Deputees:

 

1)    Professor Sue Ditmar, who objected to the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

a.    See written deputation appended to the end of these minutes.

2)    Mrs Fiona Sizer, who objected to the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

b.    If approved the proposal would have a significant and direct detrimental effect on the enjoyment of her property due to an increase in noise, especially during the summer months

c.    There were few mitigating features to help control excess noise.

d.    The initial proposal for the tea rooms was to be used as benefit to the local community, however the tea rooms operated solely as an eatery without any wider community benefit.

e.    The traffic infrastructure provisions were insufficient and were a danger to any person walking on the adjacent road.

 

In response to questions raised by the committee, the deputee advised that:

 

·         They had contacted Havant Borough Council’s Environmental Health Team regarding the noise complaints.

·         On one occasion the deputee had counted a total cover of 111 customers using the tea rooms at one time.

3)    Mr S Pike, who supported the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

f.     The expansion of the tea room would result in its diversification, enhancing available facilities and would be an important addition to the village.

g.    The expansion of the tea room would be beneficial to local tourism.

h.    The expansion would allow for extended seasonal hours, meaning that staff would be retained during winter months where previously the tea rooms would have more limited business. This would be of benefit to employment in the area and the economic regeneration of Northney.

4)    Mr M Critchley who supported the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

i.      Havant Borough Council does not have policies regulating Farm Land, however enhancing green spaces was included in the Corporate Strategy, which the proposal was seeking to do.

j.      The use of the overflow car park cited in the officer’s report would be limited to the 28 days, which was allowed under Permitted Development Rights.

k.    CS5 of the Council’s Corporate Strategy supported tourism within the Borough, which the proposal sought to achieve through providing small scale community and recreational events.

l.      The proposal would make use of otherwise redundant farm buildings, therefore making best use of the land and space available.

In response to questions raised by committee, deputees gave detail on the functions that were hosted at the tea rooms.

 

5)    Cllr Leah Turner who supported the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

m.  Whilst Northney remained a rural area, the tea rooms provided much needed economic and employment benefits to the local area and any extension to the tea rooms would be a positive contribution.

n.    The business was a valuable asset for local tourism.

o.    The functions that were hosted by the tea Rooms  ...  view the full minutes text for item 113.

114.

Appointment of Chairman pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To consider the Appointment of Chairman for the next meeting of the Development Management Committee.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Cllr D Patrick be appointed as Chairman for the next meeting of the Development Management Committee.