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

Meeting: 28/11/2014 - Joint West of Waterlooville Major Development Area Planning Committee (Item 11)

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

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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