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Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Nicholas Rogers  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

65.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Satchwell and Lowe.

 

66.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on 18 October 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Development Management Committee held on 18 October 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

67.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising.

 

68.

Site Viewing Working Party Minutes

To receive the minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 6 December 2018

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 6 December 2018 were received.

 

69.

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.

 

70.

Chairman's Report

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

Minutes:

There were no matters that the Chairman wished to report to the Committee.

 

71.

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:

There were no matters to be considered for site viewing and deferment.

 

72.

Deputations

To receive requests to make a deputation to Committee.

Minutes:

The Committee received the following deputations:

 

(1)  Dr Mason – APP/18/00929 – Southdown View, Long Copse Lane, Emsworth;

 

(2)  Mr Poirrier – APP/18/00929 – Southdown View, Long Copse Lane, Emsworth;

 

(3)  County Councillor Ray Bolton – APP/18/00929 – Southdown View, Long Copse Lane, Emsworth; and

 

(4)  Councillor Rivka Cresswell* – APP/18/00929 – Southdown View, Long Copse Lane, Emsworth.

 

* Councillor Lulu Bowerman made the deputation on behalf of Councillor Rivka Cresswell.

 

73.

APP/18/00929 - Southdown View, Long Copse Lane, Emsworth pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Proposal:       Change of use of the site to a mixed use comprising private equestrian yard and siting of additional 1No mobile home to enable a total of 2No mobile homes on site for private gypsy and traveller site. Provision of a further 2 additional car parking spaces to allow a total of 4 car parking spaces on site and retention of touring caravan space.

 

Associated Documents - https://tinyurl.com/y6v88lop.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(The site was viewed by the Site Viewing Working Party).

 

Proposal:       Change of use of the site to a mixed use comprising private equestrian yard and siting of additional 1No mobile home to enable a total of 2No mobile homes on site for private gypsy and traveller site. Provision of a further 2 additional car parking spaces to allow a total of 4 car parking spaces on site and retention of touring caravan space.

 

The Committee considered the written report and recommendation of the Head of Planning to grant permission.

 

The Committee received supplementary information, circulated prior to the meeting, which gave details of the following:

 

·         Amended Location Plan, Approved and Proposed Block Plan, and an updated recommendation;

 

·         Confirmation as to ownership of the grass verge on Long Copse Lane to the south of the application site; and

 

·         Details of written objections to the application.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

a)    Dr Mason, who objected to the application for the following reasons:

 

1)    The application would be contrary to Policy CS10 of the Havant Borough Local Plan (Core Strategy);

 

2)    The application would dominate the neighbouring rural settlements (which is contrary to guidance in the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (August 2015)); and

 

3)    The status of the applicant as a gypsy for the purposes of planning policy was uncertain.

 

b)    Mr Poirrier, who objected to the application for the following reasons:

 

1)    The applicant did not meet the criteria for a gypsy or traveller in planning law.

 

c)    County Councillor Ray Bolton, who objected to the application for the following reasons:

 

1)    The application would be unsympathetic to the character of the local area, and lead to an unacceptable increase in the building footprint of the location;

 

2)    The application would have a detrimental impact upon the visual amenity of the rural area; and

 

3)    There was no need for a further pitch at the site given the availability of pitches in Westbourne Parish.

 

Councillor Bolton also raised concerns on behalf of Westbourne Parish Council, who objected to the application for the following reasons:

 

1)     The application would have a detrimental impact upon the Westbourne Parish area; and

 

2)     The application would have a negative impact upon the rural character of the area.

 

d)    Councillor Lulu Bowerman on behalf of Councillor Rivka Cresswell, who objected to the application for the following reasons:

 

1)    The application would lead to an over-development of the site that would not be in-keeping with the rural character of the area; and

 

2)    The local highway network would not be able to cope with the impact of the additional traffic.

 

Councillor Bowerman recommended that the Committee refuse the application for the following reason:

 

The site lies within a rural area and the siting of the caravans in the countryside would be detrimental to the rural character and to the visual amenity of the area. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies CS16, CS17 and DM4 of the Havant Borough Local Plan  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73.