Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee - Thursday, 15th March, 2018 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 Cllr Buckley.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on  


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the last meeting held on 22nd February 2018 be 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 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 that Central Government had published proposed revisions to the NPPF and consultations on these would take place in May. These changes would be communicated to the wider Council Members after the consultation process had finished.



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 Committee noted the following deputation requests:


1)    Mr Norton – APP/16/00774 – Land North of Havant Road and West of Selangor Avenue, Emsworth

2)    Mr Goodwill – APP/16/00774 - Land North of Havant Road and West of Selangor Avenue, Emsworth



APP/16/00774 - Land north of Havant Road and West of Selangor Avenue, Emsworth pdf icon PDF 376 KB


Proposal:         Erection of 147 dwellings with associated parking, access, landscaping, and surface water drainage, pumping station, substation and signalised junction onto Havant Road (amended scheme).


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Additional documents:


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


The Committee was addressed by the following deputees:


1)    Mr Andrew Norton, who objected to the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

a.    There were concerns over the wider impact on highway infrastructure that the proposed signalled access would have. Traffic modelling should not be deemed viable as it had been shown to be inaccurate in other parts of the Borough.

b.    Contractor vehicles would have a significantly detrimental impact on the local area when parking during construction. The impact would be unacceptable for local residents, particularly those in Selangor Avenue.

c.    The report on noise impact on the site should not be considered accurate as it was out of date and the level of noise for some properties from the nearby motorway was too high. Those living in the proposed 3 storey dwellings would be significantly impacted to a  point they would not be have reasonable enjoyment of their homes.

In response to questions from the committee Mr Norton advised that:


·         The lack of faith in the traffic modelling had arisen from the problems associated with other parts of the Borough, particularly Southleigh Road, with queues larger than predicted at peak times.


2)    Mr Goodwill, of Barratt Homes, who supported the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

a.    Planning permission had already been granted in principle and a reduction in numbers should be welcomed.

b.    The changes to the proposal were as a result of market demands.

c.    The proposed density of the site was acceptable and the character and design were in-fitting with the location as they were attractive, complimentary and sympathetic.

d.    A noise assessment was completed in 2017 and was up to date, and Barratt homes were confident the dwellings would be marketable.

e.    Barratt Homes would seek early delivery of the proposal if granted which would assist with Havant Borough’s Housing Need.

f.     Contractor parking during the constriction period would be encouraged on site to mitigate any impact upon neighbours, particularly of Selangor Avenue.


In response to questions from the Committee it was advised that:


·         The proposal included a covenant to resitrct the parking of commercial vehicles so they did not detrimentally impact neighbours.

·         The revised scheme had been designed with market demand in mind.


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


·         Highway law allowed residents to park anywhere on the highway where it was appropriate and parking regulations were not in place.

·         On larger developments the Parking SPD allowed for a lower level of unallocated visitor parking than at 20%. The proposed visitor parking spaces was considered acceptable by the Planning Officers.

·         The noise assessment would be validated once development had begun.

·         Havant Borough Council’s Housing Officer had been consulted on the proposal and commented on the number of bedrooms per dwelling, advising the 2-3 bedroom properties would be most acceptable.


The committee adjourned at 18:00pm and reconvened at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 121.


Appointment of Chairman pdf icon PDF 39 KB

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