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Agenda and minutes

Joint West of Waterlooville Major Development Area Planning Committee
Friday, 28th November, 2014 10.30 am

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

Contact: Mark Gregory  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

6.

Apologies and Deputy Members

To record the names of apologies given and Deputy Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ruffell, and Newman-Mackie.

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To approve the minutes of the Joint West of Waterlooville Major Development Planning Committee held on 17 June 2014.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Joint West of Waterlooville Major Development Area Planning Committee held on 17 June 2014 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

8.

Appointment of Vice Chairman for the Meeting

Minutes:

It was Agreed that Councillor Read be appointed Vice Chairman for this meeting of the Committee.

9.

Disclosures of Interests

To receive any disclosure of interests from members and Officers in matters to be discussed.

 

Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare Code of Conduct Interest and on Predetermination or Bias.

 

If you require advice, please contact the appropriate Democratic Services Officer, prior to the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests relating to matters on the agenda.

10.

14/01935/REM / W19499/32 (WCC) - Land At Old Park Farm Wimpey Site Part Of West Of Waterlooville MDA Hambledon Road Denmead Hampshire pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Proposal Description:         Approval of reserved matters for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (Details in Compliance for Outline Planning Permission 10/03252/OUT) and information to discharge condition 5 (drainage), condition 6 (noise from road), condition 7 (extraction method) and condition 9 (contaminated land). AMENDED PLANS

 

Parish:                                   Denmead

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposal:           Approval of reserved matters for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (Details in Compliance for Outline Planning Permission 10/03252/OUT) and information to discharge condition 5 (drainage), condition 6 (noise from road), condition 7 (extraction method) and condition 9 (contaminated land). AMENDED PLANS

 

The Committee considered the written report and recommendation of the Executive Head of Planning and Built Environment and Head of Development Management together with an update issued prior to the meeting.

 

Arising from Members’ questions, it was clarified that:

 

(1)             although the policies relating to the MDA as a whole prohibited the building of residential units under electricity cables, there were no restrictions to the construction of car parking areas under such cables;

 

(2)             the design and materials met the requirements for a landmark building;

 

(3)             it was intended that materials, including the timber cladding, to be used on this landmark building would not replicate the problems experienced in the design of the Hambledon Road buildings;

 

(4)             it was anticipated that permeable materials would be used for the car parking surfaces;

 

(5)             the applicants had advised that, due to the nature of the proposed nursing home, a dedicated ambulance parking space was not necessary;

 

(6)             the submitted tree planting scheme was of a high quality and considered acceptable;

 

(7)             root deflectors would be incorporated into the tree planting scheme to minimise the risk of root damage to buildings and road surfaces;

 

(8)             the use of climbing plants could help regulate the building’s temperature;

 

(9)             on the basis of the information provided, the parking provision was considered to be acceptable;

 

(10)          the Committee could require the submission of a travel plan to manage the access to a development and reduce the impact of vehicle transport on the local environment and promote sustainable modes of travel to and from the site;

 

(11)          cycle storage would be provided on the site; and

 

(12)          the adoption of the roads was the responsibility of Hampshire Council County, the highway authority: roads would not be made up to adoption standard whilst they were being used by construction traffic

 

The Committee was addressed by Mr Crichton who raised concerns that:

 

(a)             the proposed timing for the closure of Sickle Way would increase the traffic on Darnell Road and its junction with Hambledon Road which would be likely to cause undue interference with the free flow of traffic to the detriment of other road users; and

 

(b)             the car parking on this and the proposed extra care home was inadequate.

 

In response to the concerns raised by Mr Crichton relating to the proposed closure of Sickle Way, the officers suggested that the Committee could ask Hampshire County Council to consider delaying the closure of Sickle Way.

 

The Committee was also addressed by Councillor Stallard, who objected to the proposal for the following reasons:

 

(i)               there were no areas to recharge or store disability buggies;

 

(ii)             the parking arrangements and design of the building did not provide for day trips normally associated with this type  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

APP/14/00854 (HBC)/14/02215/FUL (WCC) - Care Home, Site E1, Land West of Waterlooville, Hambledon Road, Waterlooville pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Proposal:           Erection of extra care accommodation with 48 units and associated communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping

 

Parish:                Denmead

 

Ward:                  Waterloo

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposal:           Erection of extra care accommodation with 48 units and associated communal facilities, access, car parking and landscaping

 

The Committee considered the written report and recommendation of the Executive Head of Planning and Built Environment and Head of Development Management together with an update issued prior to the meeting.

 

Arising from Members’ questions, it was clarified that:

 

(1)             It was intended to use natural timber cladding: the design incorporated the same elements and materials as the Nursing Home;

 

(2)             the proposed design was more distinctive than the proposed Nursing Home and met the design requirements for a landmark building;

 

(3)             there were opportunities to use wall climbing plants;

 

(4)             the proposed height of the building complied with the Design Guide requirements;

 

(5)             consideration would be given to using different colours for the external walls to the recess areas to provide a more distinctive landmark building;

 

(6)             the distances and configuration of the proposed building would prevent overlooking into existing residential dwellings;

 

(7)             the parking provision exceeded the adopted standards;

 

(8)             there was adequate parking space on and off site to enable an ambulance to visit the proposed home when required;

 

(9)             the parking provision was based on the applicant’s experience with operating similar homes and this was reflected in the submitted transport assessment;

 

(10)          it would be difficult for the Council to make a robust case that the development would result in a severe residual cumulative impact on the highway;

 

(11)          waste collection vehicles would be able to collect waste without undue interference to the free flow of traffic;

 

(12)          if the development led to overspill parking onto the highway, the applicant had agreed to finance the implementation of a traffic regulation order;

 

(13)          that the landscaping scheme was considered acceptable and would incorporate trees which would not damage the extra care home;

 

(14)          an increase in parking spaces would result in the loss of open spaces: off site parking places would be provided at the nursing home for the extra care home staff; and

 

(15)          the extra care home would meet the required sustainable homes level.

 

 

The Committee was addressed by Mrs Everest, who objected to the proposal for the following reasons:

 

(a)             the number of bedroom units had increased to 48 from the originally proposed 38 units;

 

(b)             the increase in height of the proposed building would result in a loss of light to existing properties;

 

(c)             the development would exacerbate the existing flooding problem experienced by the Buttercup Way garages;

 

(d)             the traffic likely to be generated by the development and the proposed closure of Sickle Way would cause undue interference with the safety and convenience of users of Foxtail Road; and

 

(e)             there was insufficient parking spaces which would be likely to encourage the parking of vehicles on adjoining highways;

 

In response to questions raised by members of the Committee, Mrs Everest advised that:

 

(aa)       although partially successful, the drain installed by Taylor Wimpey had not fully resolved the flooding experienced by all the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.