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Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary, Development Management Committee - Thursday, 5th March, 2020 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Mark Gregory  Democratic Services Officer

Link: Watch_the_Meeting

Items
No. Item

12.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To approve the minutes of the Development Management Committee held on  23 January 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Development Management Committee held on 23 January 2002 were signed and agreed as a correct record subject to the addition of the following paragraph to Minute 5:

 

(a)(11)   there was a lack of supplementary evidence to support the allocation of the site within the emerging Local Plan.

 

14.

Site Viewing Working Party Minutes pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To receive the minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 27 February 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 27 February 2020 were received.

 

15.

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.

Minutes:

Councillor Crellin advised that since the last meeting when this Committee considered application APP/19/00427, concerns had been raised that Councillor Robinson passed her a note during the meeting and that she spoke to Councillor Robinson during the recess. Councillor Crellin pointed out that the note was returned to Councillor Robinson unread and although she spoke to him during the recess it was about a personal matter and did not relate to application APP/19/00427.

 

She reassured members that she had not reached a conclusive view on this application and had an open mind.

16.

Chairman's Report

The Chairman to report the outcome of meetings attended or other information arising since the last meeting of the Committee.

Minutes:

The Chairman advised members of the Committee that a decision made by the Deputy Leader of the Council relating to the Hayling Island Traffic Assessment Addendum would be scrutinised by the Operations and Place Shaping Board on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

 

17.

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.

Minutes:

There were no matters to be considered for site viewing and deferment.

18.

APP/19/00427 - Land at Lower Road, Havant pdf icon PDF 924 KB

Proposal:           Development of 50 new dwellings together with access, landscaping and open space.

 

Additional Information

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(The site was viewed by the Site Viewing Working Party on 5 December 2019 and 27 February 2020)

 

Proposal:  Development of 50 new dwellings together with access, landscaping and open space.

 

Further to Minute 5/1/2020, the Committee considered the revised written report, an update report and recommendation from the Head of Planning to grant permission.

 

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

 

(1)         the minutes of the Site Viewing Working Party held on 27 February 2020;

 

(2)         a copy of a statement submitted by Councillor Smith, a ward councillor;

 

(3)          a copy of a deputation submitted by Mr Tate relating to the meeting held on 23 January 2020;

 

 (4)        additional information requested by the Site Viewing Working Party held on 27 February 2020;

 

(5)         an amendment to the officer’s recommendation and condition 2; and

 

(6)          additional conditions relating to the tree belt and the permission path.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

(a)         Mr Tate, on behalf of the Bedhampton Heritage Alliance and local residents, who with reference to his previous deputation, made the following additional comments to support his objections to the proposal:

 

              1.           the application was an attempt to gain permission before the inclusion of the site within the emerging Local Plan (including its impact on heritage assets) could be tested at the forthcoming Inquiry and as a result the application process had been rushed through without sufficient evidence or documentation to show that the development was sustainable which was contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework and the policies of the draft Local Plan;

 

              2.           the report indicated that the Council had met its housing supply. Therefore, the reason for hastening this application on grounds of housing supply did not apply in this case;

 

               4.          The ITransport traffic forecasts underestimated the impact the traffic likely to be generated by the proposal would have on the mini roundabout at Bedhampton Hill and its junction with Brookside Road. The mini roundabout was, at the time of the meeting, at full capacity and the junction forecasted to be at full capacity within four years. The roundabout and junction would not be able to cope with the additional traffic likely to be generated by the proposed development and as result his proposal would:

 

                            (i)      add to the existing traffic queues associated with Bedhampton Hill min- roundabout and

 

                            (ii)     encourage vehicles to use alternative roads in the Old Bedhampton Conservation Area as “rat runs” to the detriment of the amenities of the area and adding to safety concerns.

 

               5.          the analysis concentrated on “capacity” and did not adequately address the existing or potential hazards of using Lower Road, Bedhampton and adjoining highways;

 

              6.           The treatment of this application compared to application APP/19/01083 was inconsistent. To be consistent, based on size and significance, this proposal could not be regarded as less than substantial;

 

              7            the proposed development adopted a similar uninspiring layout across the entire site. There should be a noticeable change in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

19.

APP/19/01131 - Land Adjacent to Mandai, St Peters Road, Hayling Island pdf icon PDF 407 KB

Proposal:           Use of Land for touring holiday/tourism caravan site and erection of utility block (Resubmission)

 

Additional Information

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(The site was viewed by the Site Viewing Working Party on 30 August 2018)

 

Proposal:       Use of land for touring holiday/tourism caravan site and erection of utility block (resubmission)

 

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

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillor Turner who objected to the proposal for the following reasons:

 

a)               the proposal would be out of keeping with the character and appearance of the village;

 

b)           the proposal was contrary to Local Plan Policies CS16 and CS17 and the National Planning Policy Framework;

 

c)           there were sufficient caravan sites nearby;

 

d)           the proposal would be detrimental to the rural character and the visual amenities of the area; and

 

e)           the area frequently flooded and was defined as a flood risk area by the Environment Agency

 

Councillor Turner requested that, if the Committee was minded to grant permission, it impose an additional condition requiring the removal of all caravans from the site during the period October to April in any year to prevent the permanent siting of caravans in this locality.

 

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

 

·                         The utility block would include a shower and toilet.

 

·                         restricting the time a caravan could remain on the site (Condition 3) was considered more appropriate that imposing a seasonal restriction on the site.

 

·                         Arrivals and departures would be recorded in a register.

 

·                         The site was connected to the public drainage and electricity networks.

 

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

 

The Committee noted with regret that the Inspector had rejected their previous reasons for refusal for the proposed use and acknowledged that, in view of this decision, it could not justify refusing the application for these reasons.

 

The Committee discussed the possibility of only granting a temporary permission, however, it acknowledged that there were no reasonable grounds for granting such a permission.

 

With regard to imposing a seasonal restriction, the Committee considered that Condition 3 was more appropriate in this case.

 

A majority of the Committee considered that:

 

(i)           in view of the appeal decision;

 

(ii)          the presumption to grant permission for sustainable development; and

 

(iii)         as Condition 11 overcame the Inspector’s decision to refuse the previous application for development of this site

 

there were no planning reasons for refusing this application. It was therefore,

 

RESOLVED that the Head of Planning be authorised to grant permission for application APP/19/01131 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 development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and details:

 

              PROPOSED BLOCK PLAN   HAYLING 02 

              SITE PLAN - HAYLING 03 Rev D

              LOCATION MAP - HAYLING 04 Rev D  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.