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Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 5.00 pm

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Contact: Mark Gregory 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

2.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests relating to matters on the agenda.

3.

APP/20/01093 - Land at Sinah Lane, Hayling Island pdf icon PDF 1 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 (Resubmission of APP/18/00724)

 

Additional Information

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(The site was viewed 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 (Resubmission of APP/18/00724)

 

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

 

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

 

(1)         update sheets and a revised recommendation; and

(2)         written deputations submitted by Cllr Thomas, Cllr Satchwell, Mr Gateley, Ms Hawdon, Mr Owens, Mr Parham, Mrs Skennerton, Ms Law, Mr Platt, Mr Lowe, Mr Stewart, Havant Friends of the Earth, Ms Maynard, and Ms Rawlinson

 

The Committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

a)               Mrs Law, who supported her written deputation by highlighting the following objections to the proposal:

 

·                         New evidence highlighted the importance of the site and risks to new and existing new residents

 

·                         The present groundwater bulge on the site and its impact.

 

·                         The impact of the proposal on Brent Geese

 

·                         The mitigation measures for Brent Geese were insufficient and would fail for the reasons set out in her written deputation

 

·                         Concerns about a rise in ground water levels

 

·                         The applicant had not complied with the conditions attached to the Oysters development

 

·                         There were inconsistencies in the submitted Biodiversity Report: 

 

·                         The applicant’s report did not include fresh evidence which showed that the southern half of the field where the housing was proposed attracted hundreds of Brent Geese to forage

 

·                         This development risked building homes on a future tidal marsh and would destroy a successful Primary Support Site. 

 

·                         the viability of the proposal depended on unresolved mitigation issues for traffic and sewage infrastructure and environmental sustainability and endless obligatory conditions requiring enforcement. Agreeing Planning permission in order to fulfil a 5 year housing supply and receive money for such mitigation was unethical and would not demonstrate a balanced consideration for irreversible damage caused by this proposal.

 

 (b)         Mr Parham reiterated his written deputation and highlighted the following objections to the proposal:

 

             in 2013 the Planning Inspector advocated restricting housing growth to account for the A3023 capacity and flood risks. Neither he nor the residents could predict the Council’s response

 

             the traffic likely to be generated by the development would exacerbate the existing traffic flow problems on the A3023/bridge. 

 

             the only independent review of the traffic analysis recommended that the correct way to evaluate the impact of the Borough’s housing development on the Island’s roads was if the route was subjected to a flow/capacity analysis.  This analysis had not been undertaken even though the data was available

 

             the traffic analysis included a number of mitigation projects which spread traffic loads across the Island to the detriment of the A3023 

 

             the funding was only 17% of the £10.5m required.

 

             the Council should require a detailed funding analysis as part of the evaluation process for all housing developments,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Appointment of Site Viewing Working Party pdf icon PDF 13 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:

 

(a)          that the Site Viewing Working Party be constituted with the terms of reference set out in paragraph 3.1 of the submitted report;

 

(b)          Members of the Planning Committee (including standing deputies) be appointed to the Working Party referred to in (a) above; and

 

(c)          members appointed to the Working Party referred to in (a) above continue to be members and constitute that Working Party until the first meeting of the Committee after the annual meeting of the Council subject to the members concerned remaining members of the Council during that time.