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Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 11th November, 2021 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Mark Gregory  Democratic Services Officer

Link: Watch_the_meeting

Items
No. Item

45.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Weeks.

46.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committees held on 27 May, 3 June, 24 June, 12 August and 9 September 2021.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on 17 May, 3 June, 24 June, 12 August and 9 September 2021 were agreed as correct records and signed by the Chairman.

47.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Hughes advised that although he was a member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, who had objected to application APP/20/00441, he did not consider that this membership was so significant that it would prejudice his

judgement of the public interest and that he therefore, intended to participate in any discussion and vote on this application at the meeting.

 

The legal advisor to the Committee, advised that, based on the information provided, Councillor Hughes’s interest in application APP/20/00441 should not preclude him from taking part in the vote or debate on this application.

48.

Matters to be considered for Deferment

Minutes:

There were no matters to be considered for deferment.

48a

APP/20/00441 - Land west of, Hulbert Road, Havant pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Proposal:      Outline planning application with all matters reserved except access for the development of up to 100 dwellings and associated improved site access, landscaping, footpaths, SuDS and other associated works on land to the west of Hulbert Road, Havant.

 

Additional Information

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(The site was viewed by the Site Viewing Working Party on 14 October 2021)

 

Proposal:      Outline planning application with all matters reserved except access for the development of up to 100 dwellings and associated improved site access, landscaping, footpaths, SuDS and other associated works on land to the west of Hulbert Road, Havant.

 

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

 

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

 

(1)        included written deputations submitted on by Councillor Keast, the applicant’s agent, and on behalf of Havant Friends of the Earth and Havant Climate Alliance;

(2)        gave an update on the policy implications of the Panning Inspector’s interim findings on the emerging local plan;

(3)        included revised Appendices C, D and E;

(4)        summarised additional representations received since the agenda was published;

(5)        revised the wording of recommended condition 3; and

(3)        gave responses to the questions raised by the Site Viewing Working Party held on the 14 October.

 

The Committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

a)                  Ms Brooks, Havant Friends of the Earth and Havant Climate Alliance, who reiterated the issues set out in the submitted written deputation;

 

b)                  Dr Lyons, the applicant’s agent, who supported the application by reiterating the issues raised in his written deputation and emphasised that:

 

(a)        the report had accepted that the proposal

            (b)        would not have a significant demonstrable harm, was sustainable development and

          (c)        would deliver social, economic and environmental benefits.

 

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

 

·                     A cycleway had only been provided to the south of the south as it was anticipated that a majority of the cyclists would wish to travel in this direction. However, the widening of the footpath to the north could be explored to accommodate a cycleway.

 

·                     Landscaping would be determined under the reserved matters application. It was anticipated that the approved landscaping scheme would provide for planting along both sides of the Hulbert Road to the east and the A3m.

·                     Although it was not possible to retain the oak tree on the southern boundary of the site, more trees would be planted as part of the landscaping scheme.

 

·                     The proposal would provide the following benefits:

 

                        (i)     Additional housing;

                        (ii)    A safe pedestrian route from the ASDA roundabout to Dunsbury Park with an additional cycleway from the ASDA roundabout to the site; and

                        (iii)    CIL funding, which the Council could use to provide community facilities

 

·                     It was appreciated that there were few residents nearby. However, this degree of isolation made it a good site for housing development.

 

·                     It was considered that the site was in a highly sustainable location

 

·                     The mix of housing would be determined at the reserved matters application

 

c)                  Councillor Keast, who reiterated the issues raised in his written deputation and emphasised that if the existing habitat of the dormice was destroyed, the dormice would not survive.

 

In response to the issues raised in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48a

48b

APP/21/00605 - Land at Forty Acres Farm, Havant Road, Havant pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Proposal:    Re-plan part of the residential area of the site to facilitate an additional 34 new homes within the development area to create a total 147 dwellings, inclusive of the additional 34 units.

 

Additional Information

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(The site was viewed by the Site Viewing Working Party on 4 November 2021)

 

Proposal:    Re-plan part of the residential area of the site to facilitate an additional 34 new homes within the development area to create a total 147 dwellings, inclusive of the additional 34 units.

 

 

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

 

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

 

(1)        included written deputations submitted on by Mr Giles and by Mr Gateley, for Barratt David Wilson Homes Southampton;

 

(2)        gave an update on the policy implications of the Panning Inspector’s interim findings on the emerging local plan;

 

(3)        included revised Appendices C, D and E;

 

(4)        updated the Committee on the responses received from Sothern Water and the Landscape Officer;

 

(5)        updated the planning considerations set out in the submitted report; and

 

(3)        amended the recommendation set out in the report.

 

The Committee was addressed by Mr Gateley, who supported the application by reiterating the issues raised in his written deputation.

 

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

 

·                     the proposal was changed to reflect changes in the market and is a closer fit to the Council’s policy.

 

·                     the density is similar to other areas within the development and made efficient use of the land and considered appropriate.

 

·                     It was difficult when redesigning a development to mathematically get the correct number of affordable a housing. A contribution had agreed to make up the difference.

 

·                     car parking met the Council’s standards without downgrading the quality of the environment

 

·                     Indicated the location of the proposed cesspit and advised that this would only be utilised in emergencies

 

·                     Tankers would probably be used if the cesspit and pumping station failed

 

In response to the issues raised in the written deputations and deputations made at the meeting, the officers advised that the:

 

Foul sewerage

 

·                     sewerage system would be adopted and subject to regulations

 

Density

 

·                     the proposed density complied with the emerging local plan

 

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

 

The Committee considered that this scheme would help the Council to deliver its housing supply targets and could find no reasons to justify refusal

 

RESOLVED that application APP/21/00605 be granted permission subject to:

 

(A)       a Section 106 Agreement as set out in paragraph 7.100; and

 

(B)       the following conditions (subject to such changes and/or additions that the Head of Planning considers necessary to impose prior to the issuing of the decision):

 

            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:

 

                        Planning

                        Application Form

                        CIL Assumption of Liability Form

                        CIL Additional Information  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48b

48c

APP/21/00680 - 157-157C London Road, Waterlooville pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Proposal:      Construction of additional storey over existing store building to create a one-bedroom, one-person flat, storage building to be altered internally to create cycle store.

 

Additional Information

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposal:      Construction of additional storey over existing store building to create a one-bedroom, one-person flat, storage building to be altered internally to create cycle store.

 

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

 

RESOLVED that application APP/21/00680 be granted permission 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:

 

            Technical note 01 parking review uploaded on the 14.10.2021

            C3448-2A Proposed floor plans uploaded on the 24.06.2021

            C3448-4 Proposed elevations uploaded on the 24.06.2021

            C3448-5 Location plan uploaded on the 24.06.2021

            C3448-7 Proposed ground floor plans uploaded on the 24.06.2021

            C3448-8 Block plan uploaded on the 24.06.2021

            Planning Statement uploaded on the 24.06.2021

 

            Reason: - To ensure provision of a satisfactory development.

           

3          The external materials used shall match, in type, colour and texture, those of the existing building so far as practicable.

 

            Reason: In the interests of the amenities of the area and having due regard to policy CS16 of the Havant Borough Local Plan (Core Strategy) 2011 and the National Planning Policy Framework.

           

4          The internal cycle storage and car parking arrangements shown on the approved plans to serve the development hereby permitted shall be installed and made fully available for use prior to the development being first brought into use and retained and maintained thereafter.

 

            Reason: In the interests of highway safety and having due regard to policy DM13 of the Havant Borough Local Plan (Core Strategy) 2011 and the National Planning Policy Framework.

           

5          The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until:

            (a)        A water efficiency calculation in accordance with the Government's National Calculation Methodology for assessing water efficiency in new dwellings has been undertaken which demonstrates that no more than 110 litres of water per person per day shall be consumed within the development, and this calculation has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority; and

            (b)        All measures necessary to meet the approved water efficiency calculation have been installed.

           

            Reason: There is existing evidence of high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in the water environment with evidence of eutrophication at some European designated nature conservation sites in the Solent catchment. The PUSH Integrated Water Management Strategy has identified that there is uncertainty as to whether new housing development can be accommodated without having a detrimental impact on the designated sites within the Solent. Further detail regarding this can be found in the appropriate assessment that was carried out regarding this planning application. To ensure that the proposal may proceed as sustainable development, there is a duty upon the local planning authority to ensure that sufficient mitigation is provided against any impacts  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48c