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Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Nicholas Rogers  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

92.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Lowe

 

93.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on 28 March 2019.   

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Development Management Committee held on 28 March 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

94.

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.

 

95.

Site Viewing Working Party Minutes

To receive the minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 9 May 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 9 May 2019 were received.

 

96.

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 reminded the Committee that a Development Consultation Forum relating to proposals for Langstone Technology Park was scheduled for Tuesday 21 May, and encouraged members to attend.

 

97.

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.

 

98.

Deputations

To receive requests to make a deputation to Committee.

Minutes:

The Committee received the following deputations:

 

i)             Mr Cable – APP/18/01228 – Stoke Farm, Northwood Lane, Hayling Island;

 

ii)            Mrs North – APP/18/01228 – Stoke Farm, Northwood Lane, Hayling Island;

 

iii)           Councillor Issy Scott – APP/18/01228 – Stoke Farm, Northwood Lane, Hayling Island; and

 

iv)           Councillor Michael Wilson – APP/18/01228 – Stoke Farm, Northwood Lane, Hayling Island.

 

99.

APP/18/01228 - Stoke Farm, Northwood Lane, Hayling Island, PO11 0LR pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Proposal:       Change of use to a mixed use of agricultural and logging/timber business with timber processing taking place in north west corner of site only (revised application).

 

Associated Documents - https://tinyurl.com/yytq2ljf.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposal:       Change of use to a mixed use of agricultural and logging/timber business with timber processing taking place in north west corner of site only (revised application).

 

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

 

The Committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

a)    Mr Cable, who objected to the application for the following reasons:

 

1.    The noise created by the logging business had resulted in an unacceptable impact upon his health and well-being and caused him distress in his own residence;

 

2.    The increased use of the site had resulted in a rise in the number of lorry deliveries that were not suitable for the rural profile of the location;

 

3.    The proposed noise mitigation measures were insufficient;

 

4.    Several attempts to work with the applicant to source a suitable resolution had been rejected; and

 

5.    Temporary permission over a 12-month period should be given, as this would allow further noise assessments to be undertaken to fully measure the resulting noise created.

 

b)    Mrs North, who supported the application for the following reasons:

 

1.    The site was an established local farm with regular accompanying agricultural activities, some of which resulted in noise that was not restricted to certain hours;

 

2.    There was an economic need for diversification to allow the farm business to be financially sustainable;

 

3.    The application was not seeking to expand the business;

 

4.    Delivery of supplies was considered acceptable for the location;

 

5.    The siting of activities had been moved to the northwest of the premises to reduce the noise impact upon properties to the east of the site; and

 

6.    The alternative noise assessment undertaken did not represent a true account of the noise from the site.

 

c)    Councillor Scott, who objected to the application for the following reasons:

 

1.    Environmental Health Officers had previously raised objections to this application and only predictive noise assessments had been considered in the revised application; and

 

2.    A 12-month trial period was required to allow full noise investigations to be undertaken and to establish whether the noise will adversely impact upon the area and its residents.

 

d)    Councillor Wilson, who supported the application for the following reasons:

 

1.    Any refusal or temporary permission would result in an adverse impact upon the financial sustainability of Stoke Farm;

 

2.    No complaints had been received in the previous seven years when operations had been underway;

 

3.    A solution had been found to mitigate noise impact to the satisfaction of Environmental Health Officers;

 

4.    The revised application had received support from local residents; and

 

5.    The application should be granted full permission, with the use of Environmental Health powers to regulate the impact of noise from the site.

 

In response to questions from the Committee, officers advised that:

 

·         The sound proofing undertaken within the North Barn had not been formally submitted to Environmental Health Officers for assessment.

 

·         The main source of noise was the chainsaw equipment used as part of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 99.