Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee - Thursday, 31st October, 2019 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Mark Gregory  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mrs Shimbart.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on 10 October 2019.


The Minutes of the meeting of the Development Management Committee held on 10 October 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 thanked those members who attended the Development Consultative Forum held on 22 October 2019.


The Committee was advised of the following future events:


(a)          a Members briefing on the Affordable Housing Strategy and homelessness to be held on Monday 4 November 2019; and


(b)          an informal meeting of members of the Committee to be held on Wednesday 6 November 2019. The members were requested to submit matters they wished to be included in a training programme to the Chairman by Monday 4 November 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.


APP/19/00007 - Camp Field (land to the West of Havant Crematorium), Bartons Road, Havant pdf icon PDF 518 KB

Proposal: Outline Application for access with all matters reserved, for up to 72 new homes plus associated green infrastructure including community orchard.


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Additional documents:


(The site was viewed by the Site Viewing Working Party on 5 September 2019)


Proposal:      Outline Application for access with all other matters reserved, for up to 72 new homes plus associated green infrastructure including community orchard


The Committee considered the written report and recommendation from the Head of Planning to grant outline planning consent.


The Committee received supplementary information, circulated prior to the meeting which:


(1)         summarised an additional objection received since the report was published;


(2)         included the recommended conditions to be attached to the outline consent together with an amendment to recommended condition 20, if granted;


(3)         detailed the additional information requested by the Site Viewing Working party held on 5 September 2019; and


(4)          summarised responses from East Hampshire District Council and Hampshire Highways received since the report was published;


During the meeting the Committee noted the following amendment to the report:


 Paragraph 7.136 – 3rd sentence – the words “S106 Agreement” to be replaced with the words “construction access conditions”.


In addition, a request from Portsmouth NHS Trust for a financial contribution was raised with members. The members’ attention was drawn to paragraph 7.156 of the report, which addressed the matter and the conclusion that it was not considered by officers that a contribution could be substantiated for the reasons set out. It was also confirmed that members were welcome to debate this matter, if they wished.


The Committee was addressed by Mr Blackwell, the applicant’s agent, who supported the officer’s report and recommendations for the following reasons:


(a)          the proposal would contribute towards Council’s five-year housing supply in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework;            

(b)          the proposal would not prejudice the potential future development of the land to the North, in East Hampshire District in accordance with one of criteria set out in the emerging policy of the HBLP 2036. Furthermore, the indicative details showed that land within the East Hampshire District administrative area would be managed to safeguard the potential for further new homes should East Hampshire District Council choose to allocate such in their emerging review Local Plan;


(c)          the proposed public open space provision, including the community orchard exceeded the open space requirements;


(d)          the proposed flood mitigation measures and drainage strategy could accommodate the proposed development and any development on the land to the north of the application site within East Hampshire;


(e)          the access to the site and crematorium was owned by the applicant and would be continued to be owned by them; the applicant had granted the crematorium a right to use this access.


(f)           appropriate mitigation and enhancements were proposed to ensure that there were no residual effects on bats                                                                


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


(i)           the proposed layout would be designed to enable the land to the north of the site to be developed, if East Hampshire District Council decided to allocate this land for housing purposes in any future local plan;


(ii)          the proposal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.