Agenda and minutes

Moved from Thursday, 13 February 2020, Planning Committee
Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Walton Suite, Guildhall, Winchester

Contact: Claire Buchanan, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01962 848 438 Email:  cbuchanan@winchester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies and Deputy Members

 

To record the names of apologies given and Deputy Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Clear and Councillor Bentote was in attendance as Deputy Member for Councillor Clear (except for items 10, 11 and 12).

 

2.

Disclosures of Interests

 

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members and Officers in matters to be discussed.


Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests, and on Predetermination or Bias in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.

 

If you require advice, please contact the appropriate Democratic Services Officer, prior to the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Bentote declared that in respect of item 7 (Whiteley Town Centre) he was a ward councillor and had been contacted by objectors and had attended a meeting with the developer, officers and Councillor Weir (Cabinet Member for Local Economy) but he had not expressed any view on the application and having an open mind he stayed and voted on this item.

 

Councillor Bentote also declared that in respect of item 10 (Land to Rear of 5 Hillside, Kitnocks Hill, Curdridge) he had submitted objections to the application and had predetermined the application and stepped down from the committee for this item and spoke as a Ward Member and he took no part in the discussion or vote thereon.

 

Councillor Evans declared a personal (but not prejudicial) interest in respect of Item 12 (Land To The East Of Sun Lane, Alresford) as she was the Council’s appointed representative on the South Downs National Park Authority and she spoke and voted on this item as she had not had any involvement in the Park’s Authority’s planning comments.

 

Councillor McLean declared a personal (but not prejudicial) interest in respect of Item 8 (Shady Oaks Farm, Durley Brook Road) as he was a Ward Councillor but he had not participated in any prior discussion about the application itself and he took part in the discussion and voted thereon.

 

Councillor Laming declared a personal (but not prejudicial) interest in respect of Item 14 (Silkstede Priors, Shepherds Lane, Compton) as he was a Ward Councillor but he had not participated in any prior discussion about the application itself and he took part in the discussion and voted thereon.

 

3.

Membership of Sub-Committees etc

 

To give consideration to the approval of alternative arrangements for appointments to bodies set up by the Committee or the making or terminating of such appointments.

Minutes:

There was no action to report under this item.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 326 KB

 

of the previous meeting held on 18 December 2019

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 November 2019 be approved and adopted.

 

5.

Where appropriate, to accept the Update Sheet as an addendum to the Report. pdf icon PDF 871 KB

Minutes:

PLANNING APPLICATIONS SCHEDULE

(Report PDC1157 and Update Sheet refers)

 

A copy of each planning application decision is available to view on the council’s website under the respective planning application.

 

The committee agreed to receive the Update Sheet as an addendum to Report PDC1157.

 

Applications outside the area of the South Downs National Park (WCC):

 

6.

Planning Applications (WCC Items 7 - 10) and (PDC1157 and Update Sheet refers)

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following items.

 

7.

Whiteley Town Centre, Whiteley Way, Whiteley (Case no. 19/01194/FUL) pdf icon PDF 584 KB

Minutes:

Item 7: Proposed new multi-storey car park over 4 floors, a new 2 storey retail block (Use Classes A1; A2; A3; A4; A5 & D2) with space for provision of a mezzanine floor, external works with changes to existing surface car parking and landscaping (revised detail).

Whiteley Town Centre, Whiteley Way, Whiteley

Case number: 19/01194/FUL

 

The Service Lead Built Environment referred Members to the Update Sheet which set out details of additional consultation responses, changes to conditions 2, 6, 7, 9 and 15 and additional submissions.

 

During public participation, Phil Robertson and Wendy Blackwell and also Councillor Mike Evans (Whiteley Town Council) spoke in objection to the application and Adrian Barker (agent) spoke in support of the application and answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

During public participation, Councillor Achwal spoke on this item as Ward Member.

 

In summary, Councillor Achwal highlighted the local objections; the closed travel plan; there was no need for additional retail units; it was incorrectly located and would be overbearing; traffic congestion and health issues; that finance should be provided towards a Park and Ride Scheme and that there had been no impact assessment for the scheme.

 

At the conclusion of debate, the committee agreed to grant permission for the reasons and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the Report and the Update Sheet and subject to the inclusion of an additional condition on the inclusion of a Development Phasing Plan.

 

8.

Shady Oaks Farm, Durley Brook Road, Durley (case no: 19/02419/FUL) pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Minutes:

Item 8: Resubmission application for revised storage area. Use of land for storage of caravans/campervans in addition to the agricultural use which would be retained.

Shady Oaks Farm, Durley Brook Road, Durley

Case number: 19/02419/FUL

 

During public participation, Anne Collins - on behalf of Cllr Steve Delmege representing Durley Parish Council and Kim Blunt (Agent) and Mrs Reeves (Applicant) spoke in support of the application and answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

During public participation, Councillor Miller spoke on this item as Ward Member.

 

In summary, Councillor Miller highlighted the local support for the application; the need for farm diversification and caravan/campervan storage and the screening of the application site from the public right of way.

 

At the conclusion of debate, the committee agreed to grant permission for the reasons set out in the resolution below.

 

9.

Sunpatch, Chapel Road, Swanmore (Case no: 19/02288/HOU) pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Minutes:

Item 9: (Amended) Construction of rear single storey extension, removal of front bay windows to existing bungalow.

Sunpatch, Chapel Road, Swanmore

Case number: 19/02288/HOU

 

At the conclusion of debate, the committee agreed to grant permission for the reasons and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the Report.

 

10.

Land To Rear of 5 Hillside,Kitnocks Hill, Curdridge (Case no. 19/02468/FUL) pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Minutes:

Item 10: Use of land as residential garden.

Land To Rear Of 5 Hillside Kitnocks Hill Curdridge

Case number: 19/02468/FUL

 

The Service Lead Built Environment referred Members to the Update Sheet which set out additional comments from the agent acting for the neighbour requesting further clarification and further conditions.

 

During public participation, Neil March (on behalf of Mr and Mrs Wallin -Neighbours) spoke in objection to the application and Bob Tutton (agent) spoke in support of the application and answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

During public participation, Councillor Bentote spoke on this item as a Ward Member.

 

In summary, Councillor Bentote highlighted that the application site sloped upwards and was very visible; the parish council were keen to preserve it as countryside and not to be part of a garden and that the access track could be opened up in the future making the application site potentially developable.

 

At the conclusion of debate, the committee agreed to refuse permission for the reasons set out in the resolution below.

 

11.

Planning Applications (WCC Items 12- 14) (PDC1157 and Update Sheet refers)

The following items will not be considered before 2.00pm:

(Depending on the Committee’s progress, some of the morning’s items may overrun into the afternoon session.  Nevertheless, the following items will not be considered before 2.00pm).

 

Minutes:

The committee considered the following items.

 

12.

Land to the East of Sun Lane, Alresford, Hampshire (Case No. 17/01528/OUT) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Item 12: AMENDED PLANS 22.02.2018 The erection ofup to 320 dwellings (including 40% affordable homes); the provision of3.4 hectares of employment land foruse within Use Classes B1, B2 and B8;the provision of Public Open Space and associated infrastructure including an 'all-moves' roundaboutfrom the A31; the realignment of Sun Lane and provision of additional school facilities including a 'Park and Stride'. EIAdevelopment.

Land To The East Of Sun Lane, Alresford

Case number: 17/01528/OUT

 

The Service Lead Built Environment referred Members to the Update Sheet which set out details of additional representations, consultations and comments and appropriate assessment, and consultations from Southern Water and Hampshire County Council Flood Water Management Team, Highways and an extract from the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 21 June 2018. The Officer confirmed the additional representations received did not alter the recommendation to committee. The revised report included updates relating to the nitrates issues, changes to habitat regulation legislation and revised national policy framework and also changes to conditions to make them more precise.

 

During public participation, Paul Dix and Peter Clarke and New Alresford Town Councillor Russell Gordon-Smith spoke in objection to the application and Dave Jobbins (Agent) spoke in support of the application and answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

During public participation, Councillor Porter spoke on this item as a contiguous Ward Member.

 

In summary, Councillor Porter highlighted that conditions under the Section 106 Agreement now had adequate detail to give assurance, although the application was still outline and detail of reserved matters was required.  The public open space would be a valuable asset and the mitigation of flooding would also be beneficial.

 

At the conclusion of debate, the committee agreed to grant permission for the reasons and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the Report and the Update Sheet subject to the amendments set out in the resolution below.

 

13.

Bramble Cottage, 41 Stratton Lane, East Stratton (Case no.19/01772/FUL) pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Minutes:

Item 13: Erection of patio/barbecue area, raised planters, pergola to the rear of the building and fence to bin/log store in accordance with the amended plans received 3rd December 2019

Bramble Cottage, 41 Stratton Lane, East Stratton

Case number: 19/01772/FUL

(Audio recording)

 

This application was withdrawn.

 

14.

Silkstede Priors, Shepherds Lane, Compton, Winchester (Case no. 19/02175/TPO) pdf icon PDF 309 KB

Minutes:

Item 14:  1. Remove 17 No. selected trees (Cypress, Yew, Holly, Sycamore, Oak) marked with 'X' located in the area south side of the driveway.

2. Linear group of 12 No. trees (Cypress and Holly) located adjacent to the northern boundary with 'The French House'.

3. Evergreen Oak - Overall crown reduction by 2m.

Silkstede Priors, Shepherds Lane, Compton

Case number: 19/02175/TPO

 

At the conclusion of debate, the committee agreed to grant permission for the reasons and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the Report.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the decisions taken on the Planning Applications in relation to those applications outside the area of the South Downs National Park be agreed as set out in the decision relating to each item, subject to the following:

 

(i)               That in respect of item 7 (Whiteley Town Centre, Whiteley Way, Whiteley - Case number: 19/01194/FUL) permission be granted for the reasons and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the Report and the Update Sheet and subject to the inclusion of an additional condition on the inclusion of a Development Phasing Plan.

 

(ii)              That in respect of item 8 (Shady Oaks Farm, Durley Brook Road, Durley - Case number: 19/02419/FUL) that permission be granted for the storage only of up to a maximum of 40 caravans/campervans and for no other purpose as an exception to policy MTRA4.  There was an operational need for such storage in the countryside as there were no alternative sites in the vicinity and the application demonstrated unique circumstances as this was a low key storage facility with no loss of agricultural land.  Its position would not be intrusive as the visual harm could be mitigated with conditions relating to a lighting plan and a robust landscape scheme with long term management.

 

(iii)             That in respect of item 11 (Land To Rear Of 5 Hillside Kitnocks Hill Curdridge - Case number: 19/02468/FUL) permission be refused as the application site was in the countryside and to urbanise it as a garden would be to the detriment of the landscape character and appearance of the area.

 

(iv)              That in respect of item 12 (Land To The East Of Sun Lane, Alresford - Case number: 17/01528/OUT permission be granted for the reasons and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the Report and the Update Sheet subject to the Service Lead - Legal being given delegated authority to update or amend the Heads of Terms of the Section 106 Agreement including Clause 9 relating to the Service Delivery Management Plan to be amended to change the word “should” to “must” or wording of similar effect.

 

15.

Planning Appeals PDC1156 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Minutes:

planning appeals

(Report PDC1156 refers)

 

                   RESOLVED:

 

            That the summary of appeal decisions received during July – September 2019 be noted.

 

 

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