Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee - Thursday, 9th November, 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.


Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Patrick and Satchwell.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on  


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 19 October 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman



Site Viewing Working Party Minutes

To receive the minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 2 November.

Additional documents:


The Minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on the 2nd November 2017 were received



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 from members present.



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 there were two upcoming Development Consultation Forums on the 14th and 21st November. All members were encouraged to attend.



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 Jonathan Russell & Mrs Cecily Hughes – APP/17/00928 & APP/17/00929 – 16 Langstone Highstreet, Havant, PO9 1RY

(2)  Cllr M Wilson – APP/17/00928 & APP/17/00929 – 16 Langstone Highstreet, Havant, PO9 1RY



APP/17/00928 & APP/17/00929 - 16 Langstone High Street, Havant, PO9 1RY pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Proposal: Proposed Garden Room extension with roof terrace above (retaining previous proposals as approved).


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The Committee considered both written reports and recommendations from the Head of Planning Services to Grant Permission and Grant Listed Building Consent.


The Committee was addressed by the following deputees


(1)  Mr Johnathan Russell and Mrs Cecily Hughes who objected to the proposals for the following reasons:

a.    The site had significant social, historical and cultural significance for the Havant Borough and any developments should be sympathetic to this

b.    The proposals were contrary to the Havant Borough 2011 Design Guide as they were not complimentary to the existing dwellings

c.    The proposals would have significant detrimental impact on the existing character of the area by way of its bulk and dominance on the street scene

d.    Havant Borough Council had an obligation to protect the area as a conservation area

e.    The proposal was unsympathetic to existing rooflines and locality

f.     The increase in the original footprint of the property would be above 50% which was unacceptable in planning terms.


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


·         The east elevation of number 15 Langstone High Street was a single skin wall which suffered from dampness.

·         The proposal would make maintenance of the wall very difficult and would negate any airflow.

(2)  Cllr M Wilson, who objected to the proposals for the following reasons:


As set out in Appendix A


The Chairman invited members of the Committee to ask questions of the officers regarding the report and deputations. Due to the nature of the questions asked, Ms. M Rogers was invited to answer questions from Committee members. It was advised that:


·         The gable end of the wall of number 15 Langstone High Street adjacent to number 16 was single skinned.

·         There was a bedroom adjacent to the location of the proposed roof terrace.

·         There was a significant chance that construction of the proposal would result in a high flood risk to the ground floor of number 15 Langstone High Street.


In response to further questions raised by the Committee, Officers advised that:


·         There were no restrictions in principle to a proposal to build up to the boundary of the site.

·         Amenity of the adjacent wall and access to the wall for maintenance was not a material planning consideration. This was covered by different legislation, under the Neighbouring Land Act 1992.


The Committee discussed the applications in detail together with the views raised by the deputees.


Committee members agreed that whilst the design considerations associated with the applications were both of a subjective nature, there were significant implications for both the locality and character of the area. Members agreed that the proposal was inappropriate due to it’s size, bulk and dominance on the street scene. It was also discussed that the proposal would fill negative space between two dwellings that was complimentary to the street scene and the loss of this space would have an overall detrimental effect. It was also agreed that the proposal was incongruous and unsympathetic to the area by way of its  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.


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 Clare Satchwell be appointed as Chairman for the next meeting of the Development Management Committee.