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Apologies and Deputy Members
To record the names of apologies given and Deputy Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members.
Councillor Mclean attended as standing deputy for Councillor Pearson
To approve the minutes of the Joint West of Waterlooville Major Development Planning Committee held on 18 December 2014.
The Minutes of the meeting of the Joint West of Waterlooville Major Development Area Planning Committee held on 28 November 2014 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Disclosures of Interests
To receive any disclosure of interests from members and officers in matters to be discussed
There were no declarations of interests relating to matters on the agenda.
Proposal Description: This application is for 104 units of private rented accommodation and includes the following: Approval of Reserved Matters 6 (i) a), b), c) and d) of planning consent 10/02862/OUT and conditions 3, 6(ii) a), b), d), f), h), i), j), k), l), m), n), 11 and 18 (An Environmental Impact Statement was submitted and approved with the outline planning consent).
Parish or Ward: Southwick And Widley
Proposal: This application is for 104 units of private rented accommodation and includes the following: approval of Reserved matters 6(i)(a),(b), (c) and (d) of planning consent 10/02862/OUT and conditions 3, 6(ii)(a), (b), (d), (f), (h), (i), (j), (l), 9N0, 11 and 18 (an Environmental Impact Statement was submitted and approved with the outline planning consent)
The Committee considered the written report and recommendation of the Executive Head of Planning and Built Environment and Head of Development Management together with updates issued prior to the meeting.
The Committee’s attention was drawn to the update sheets, which included a revised recommendation and reasons for the change in stance. During the meeting, the Committee was advised that a standard time condition was not required for this application.
Arising from Members’ questions, it was clarified that:
(1) based on the information submitted, It was not financially viable for the applicant to allocate 40% of the development as affordable housing immediately: the applicant would still make a slight loss by allocating 40% of development as affordable housing after 12 years;
(2) the Private Rented Sector (PRS) loan scheme did not require a recipient of the loan to retain the houses as private rented accommodation for a specified period;
(3) the proposal would not impact on the housing density on other phases;
(4) it should be understood that the developer could not be forced to develop all of the phases of Major Development Area (MDA) and whilst the applicant was now indicating that it was planned that the development would provide 74 additional units overall the outline planning permission would not require the developer to build 2624 (2550 originally consented plus 74) in total across the Grainger part of the MDA;
(5) the parking courts had been made more attractive and visible to encourage occupiers to use the parking courts;
(6) the applicant had agreed to impose a condition in the tenancy agreement requiring tenants to park in the parking courts. This provision would be incorporated within the proposed Section 106 Agreement;
(7) all of the properties would be accessed from rear parking courts;
(8) the position of the taller buildings would be in accordance with the Design Code;
(9) it was never intended that the major access to the waste recycling centre would be via the Hambledon Road; and
(10) a collection area had had been designated for refuse bins.
The Committee received the following deputations:
(A) Mr Stanford, the Head of the Private Rented Sector Taskforce, circulated a presentation and outlined the aims and benefits of the Government’s Private Rented Sector initiatives
In response to questions raised by members of the Committee, Mr Standford advised that:
(i) the Government’s Private Rented Sector Initiatives aimed to encourage more investment into the private rented sector through schemes such as the loans for Build to Rent schemes and in doing aimed to improve the quantity and quality of the private rented sector; and
(ii) there were no plans for future Build for Rent Loans schemes in the ... view the full minutes text for item 15.