Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee - Thursday, 29th October, 2020 5.00 pm

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Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interests


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Satchwell. Councillor Guest stood in as her deputy.


There were no declarations of interest from any Members sitting on the Committee.



Site Briefing Minutes - 1 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Report to follow.


The Site Briefing minutes from the 1st October 2020 were received.



Application APP/18/00724 - Land at Sinah Lane, Hayling Island pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Proposal:           Erection of 195No. dwellings, associated open space, pumping station, sub-station and formation of new vehicular access off Sinah Lane. Change of use of land from agricultural to a Wader and Brent Geese Refuge Area


Additional Information



Additional documents:


The site was the subject of a Site Briefing by the Site Viewing Working Party.


Proposal: Erection of 195No. dwellings, associated open space, pumping station, sub-station and formation of new vehicular access off Sinah Lane. Change of use of land from agricultural to a Wader and Brent Geese Refuge Area


The Committee considered the written report and recommendation from the Head of Planning to inform the Planning Inspectorate that had an appeal not been lodged the Local Planning Authority would have been minded to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION for Application APP/18/00724 subject a Section 106 Agreement and the  conditions set out in the report as amended by the supplementary information..


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


1)    included the minutes of the Site Briefing held on 1 October 2020;


2)    included 12 written deputations submitted by members of the public, Councillor Hughes and Councillor Satchwell;


3)    updated the officer’s report including an additional condition and amended condition for the Local Planning Authority to grant planning permission had an appeal not been lodged;


4)    gave responses to the additional information requested at the Site Briefing, which included:

a.    further details of proposed highway changes;

b.    further details of the surface water drainage system;

c.    the grade of the agricultural land;

d.    details of tidal lock and how it would affect this proposal;

e.    the density of existing buildings in relation to the development;

f.     further information on the sustainability proposals of the development; and


5)    a revised recommendation with both an amended condition and an added condition.


All members confirmed that they had read the above supplementary papers prior to the meeting.


The members received a presentation from the officers outlining the report and answering questions raised in the Site Briefing and individual members of the Committee since the agenda was published.


The meeting was adjourned from 17:27 and recommenced at 17:45.


The officers continued the presentation.


There had been 6 requests to make verbal deputations by Councillors and members of the public. Those opposing the application were Pat Brooks (Friends of the Earth), Anne Skennerton (Hayling Resident’s Association), Rosie Law (Hayling Resident’s Association), Dave Parham (Hayling Resident’s Association) and Councillor Clare Satchwell. Councillor Gary Hughes spoke in support of the application. These were received by the Committee. These verbal deputations were a summary of the written deputations supplied and published on the council’s website. The audio recording of these deputations is found within the recording of the meeting itself, beginning at 1.07.30. This is published on the council’s website.



The Principal Planning Officer in responding to the deputations on issues such as ecology, draining and nutrients that these issues had been scrutinised by the statutory consultees. This had resulted in a series of changes and clarifications to address their concerns and the consultees were all satisfied with the proposals. The RSPB had been negotiating with the developer to transfer the land to them with a view to concluding this aspect of the proposal which would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.