Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee - Thursday, 18th July, 2019 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Lisa Papps  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Lloyd.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on 16 May 2019.


The Minutes of the meeting of the Development Management Committee held on 16 May 2019 were agreed 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 interests.


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 reported that as the Council had now approved a Position Statement setting out how new development in the borough can achieve nutrient neutrality, it was now able to determine major planning applications, which had been held in limbo since April 2019.


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 no matters to be considered for site viewing and deferment.



To receive requests to make a deputation to Committee.


The Committee received the following deputations/representations:


(1)          Mr Wood (supporter) -  APP/19/00479 – Front Lawn Recreation Ground, Somborne Drive (Minute 106)


APP/19/00479 - Front Lawn Recreation Ground, Somborne Drive, Havant pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Proposal:       Extension of time of use of floodlights for Artificial Grass Pitch and Multi Use Games Area by 30 minutes to 22:00 hours.


Associated Documents - https://tinyurl.com/y43ychos


Additional documents:


Proposal:       Extension of time of use of floodlights for Artificial Grass Pitch and Multi Use Games Area by 30 minutes to 22:00 hours.


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


The Committee received corrections to the report circulated prior to the meeting.


The Committee was addressed by Mr Wood, Senior Community Officer, who supported to the application for the following reasons:


1.           The site provided a facility for a variety of local partners to deliver positive outcomes. This included provision for in the region of 43 different teams and a total of 730 users utilising the facilities on a weekly basis in the first year. In addition, the site offered several training opportunities including sporting qualifications, safeguarding and first aid courses.


2.           It would enable an additional 30 minutes of floodlight usage and thereby provide additional capacity.


In response to questions from members of the Committee, the deputee advised that:


(a)          Front Lawn Community Hub was operated by Hampshire FA who leased the facilities from Havant Borough Council.  Hampshire FA managed the booking of the site and was responsible for the operation of the floodlights;


(b)          with regard to complaints received that floodlights had been left on after 21:30, this may have happened on one occasion due to initial teething problems.  The Council had worked closely with Hampshire FA to ensure that the conditions were complied with and was not aware of any recent complaints; and


(c)          technology existed for the lights to be turned off automatically so this was a potential option should the conditions not be complied with.


In response to a question from a member of the Committee, officers advised that:


(i)           Environmental Health Officers had been involved when the initial complaints had been received regarding the lighting.


The Committee discussed the application in detail together with the views raised by deputee.


The Committee considered that this was an important site for recreation and that the floodlighting would have minimal impact on adjoining properties as it was directional and screened by the mature trees.  It was also considered that that the extension of time would be a deterrent for anti-social behaviour. It was therefore:


RESOLVED that temporary permission be granted for application APP/19/00479 subject to the following conditions:


1            This permission to extend the hours of usage of the floodlights to 22:00 at this facility on a daily basis, is of a temporary nature and will expire after a 12 month period calculated from the date of this approval. Thereafter, the permission will revert to those hours permitted originally under Condition 2 of APP/15/01162, unless the prior written consent of the Local Planning Authority has been obtained in writing for a further period.


              Reason: In order for the Council to fully understand and assess the implications and outcomes of such an extension of time, and whether any additional measures require implementation, to protect the amenities of nearby residential properties and having due regard to policy DM10 of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


APP/19/00477 - 2 Montreal Drive, Waterlooville, PO7 5FE pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Proposal:       Proposed rear extension.


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Additional documents:


Proposal: Proposed rear extension


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


In response to a question from a member of the Committee, officers advised that:


(a)          this application would normally be classed as permitted development. However, as the applicant was a Council employee, the Council’s Constitution required that the application be submitted to the Committee for consideration.


The Committee discussed the application in detail and considered it a modest application with five neighbourhood notification letters issued and no objections received. It was therefore


RESOLVED that application APP/19/00477 be granted permission subject to the following conditions


1            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.


2            The external materials used shall match, in type, colour and texture, those of the existing building so far as practicable.


              Reason: In the interests of the amenities of the area and having due regard to policy CS16 of the Havant Borough Local Plan (Core Strategy) 2011 and the National Planning Policy Framework.


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


              Location plan

              Block Plan

              Photograph showing existing rear elevation

              Existing plan and elevations

              Proposed plan and elevations


              Reason: - To ensure provision of a satisfactory development.