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Apologies for Absence
To receive and record apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were recieved from Cllr Satchwell.
To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on 15 March 2018
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the last meeting of the Development Management Committee held on the 15th March 2018 be 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
The Committee received the minutes from the Site Viewing Working Party held on the 29th March 2018.
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.
The Chairman to report the outcome of meetings attended or other information arising since the last meeting of the Committee.
Chairman reported the following points:
A Development Consultation Forum would be taking
place on the 17th April 2018 regarding the Long Copse
Lane development and all members were encouraged to attend where
· The Chairman expressed thanks to Officers and Councillors that supported the Development Management Committee over the last 2 years.
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 not matters considered for Site Viewing or Deferment.
To receive requests to make a deputation to Committee.
The Committee noted the following deputation requests:
Ms. Jill Manson – APP/17/00863 –
Southleigh Park House, Eastleigh Road,
Havant, PO9 2PE
2) Mr Andrew Elliot – APP/17/00864 – Southleigh Park House, Eastleigh Road, Havant, PO9 2PE
Proposal: Hybrid Application comprising:
Full Application for change of use, alterations to and extension of existing buildings to 20 Residential units, (13 dwellings in the main house and 7 in other Listed Buildings) with associated landscaping parking and amenity space.
Outline Application (All Matters Reserved except means of access) for the demolition of 1983 office building and associated brick and glass corridor link and development of up to 70 residential units, associated landscaping, parking and infrastructure works.
The Committee considered both written reports from the Head of Planning Services, in addition to the supplementary information and the recommendations to grant planning permission and grant listed building consent.
The Committee was addressed by the following deputees:
(1) Ms. Jill Manson, who supported the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:
On balance the Officer’s had recommended approval of the
scheme which should be taken into account.
The site displayed high quality craftmanship and the proposal would
seek to protect this whilst repurposing the house for the future
enjoyment of the significant heritage contributions.
The maintenance of the site may prove difficult if the proposal was
not approved and therefore cause the house to become derelict in
There had been extensive dialogue with the Planning Officers to
provide a scheme that was viable and cost effective, whilst still
retaining key features of the site.
The development would take place on a brownfield site and would
positively contribute the Havant Borough Housing need, and was in
line with the Council’s policies regarding brown field
Whilst the site wasn’t included in the Havant Borough Local
Plan at the time, it had been outlined for development in the new
Local Plan yet to be formally adopted.
The proposal sought to protect the heritage assets of the
Andrew Elliot, who supported the Officer’s recommendation for
the following reasons:
The site had specific limitations due to it’s size, shape and location. The proposal
was as sympathetic and practical as possible.
The design and proposal was of a high quality and would both
enhance and preserve the site.
There had been consultation with the Conservation Officer who was
content with the proposal and design which was inline with the Havant Borough Design
On balance the restoration and protection of the grade 1 listed
building outweighed the loss of trees included in the
In response to questions from the committee, the deputees advised that:
They would seek to acquire a developer that would
deliver the project as early as possible.
Expanding the biodiversity of the site was a key
focus within the proposal and the natural habitats of various
animals would be protected.
There were still tenants living in the property in
the site and the landlords would be required to provide a notice to
quit prior to any development taking place.
· The estimated restoration costs to the property were prepared by Ridge Cost Consultants, benchmarked with other comparable schemes.
Following the deputations the Chairman invited members to ask questions of Officers regarding the report and proposal. In response to these questions it was advised that:
An area Tree Preservation Order was put in place
over 40 years ago and didn’t distinguish specific numbers of
trees, only varieties.
An additional condition had been recommended to halt
any tree felling until a full application could be considered by
· The layout and design of the proposal was indicative. ... view the full minutes text for item 130.
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 Development Management Committee.