Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee - Thursday, 19th October, 2017 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Jack Caine  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.


There were none.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on  


RESOLVED that the minutes of the last meeting of the Development Management Committee held on 7th September 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



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.


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



Chairman's Report

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


The Chairman advised that there were two upcoming Development Consultation forums:


·         14th November; Land north of Sinah Lane, Hayling Island

·         21st November; 40 Acres, Bedhampton.

Members were encouraged to make every effort to attend.


The Chairman also advised that, following consultation with members of the Development Management Committee, training events would be delivered in the near future.



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.


There were none.




To receive requests to make a deputation to Committee.


The following deputation requests were noted by the Committee:


(1)  Mr Gary Robinson – APP/17/00972 – Aura House, New Road, Havant, PO9 1DE



APP/17/00972 - Aura House, New Road, Havant, PO9 1DE pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Proposal:       Proposed 2 storey office extension, with hipped, gable and portion of flat roof.


Associated Documents:





Additional documents:


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


The Committee was addressed by the following deputee:


(1)  Mr Gary Robinson, who supported the application for the following reasons:


a.    Further development would increase the interest from Local Businesses to operate from the site

b.    The existing development was of a high standard and the proposal was also of a high standard and quality design.

c.    The proposal sought to mitigate concerns of parking by increasing the overall parking spaces and including bicycle storage to encourage commuters to use alternative methods of transport

d.    The site was adjacent to bus routes and railway station, making it highly accessible, also mitigating concerns of increase in parking

e.    This proposal, in addition to previous 2 proposals, had not received any objections from Councillors or members of the public.

f.     The design of the proposal was sympathetic to the character of the areas and in keeping with the street scene.

g.    Would provide much needed economic growth to the locality.


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


·         In comparison to previous applications, the floor space was slightly greater

·         The applicant was confident, due to the high level of interest shown by local businesses, that if the proposal was approved, the new offices  would be occupied within a short period of time.

In response to questions raised by the Committee, officers provided the following information:


·         The difference in scale from previous applications and the level of projection to the west that was outlined in the proposal.


The Committee discussed the application in detail together with the views raised by the deputee. The Committee agreed that the scale and bulk of the proposal was more in keeping with the character of the area and found that its prominence on the street scene was appropriate and acceptable in planning terms. Members also acknowledged that the proposal provided a contribution to the economic growth to the area. It was therefore


RESOLVED that the Head of Planning be authorised to grant permission for application APP/17/00972 subject to the following conditions:



The development must be begun not later than three years beginning with the date of this permission.

Reason: To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.




The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:


Design and Access Statement received 11th September 2017

Noise Impact Assessment dated 3rd April 2017

Traffic Plan Drawing 03 A

Elevations Drawing 05 A

Location, Site, Floor Plans and Elevations Drawing 06 A



Reason: - To ensure provision of a satisfactory development.




Notwithstanding the provisions of any Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order, the building hereby permitted shall not be converted for residential occupation.

Reason: In the interests of the living conditions of any future occupants and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 66a


Appointment of Chairman pdf icon PDF 38 KB

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



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