Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 18th June, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: This meeting will be held virtually and a live audio stream can be listened to via www.winchester.gov.uk.

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

Items
No. Item

1.

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:

 

No disclosures of interest were declared.

 

2.

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.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 283 KB

 

 

of the previous meetings held on 2 and 3 June 2020.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

            RESOLVED:

           

                        That the minutes of the previous meetings held on 2 June 2020      and 3 June 2020 be approved and adopted.

 

4.

Where appropriate, to accept the Update Sheet as an addendum to the Report. pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Minutes:

The committee agreed to receive the Update Sheet as an addendum to Report PDC1162.

 

5.

Planning Applications (PDC1162) - WCC ITEMS 7 - 9, SDNP ITEM 11 AND WCC ITEMS 12 AND 13 AND UPDATE SHEET

Minutes:

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

 

The committee considered the following items:

 

 

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

6.

19 Clausentum Road Winchester (case no: 19/02861/HOU) pdf icon PDF 387 KB

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Minutes:

Item 7: SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION, FIRST FLOOR REAR EXTENSION AND LOFT CONVERSION WITH DORMER (AMENDED PLANS).

19 Clausentum Road, Winchester, SO23 9QE.

Case number:  19/02861/HOU

 

The Service Lead - Built Environment referred Members to the Update Sheet which set out amendments to the wording of the ‘Site Description’ and the ‘Impact on the character of the Conservation Area’ sections of the report and listed the reasons for refusal of the previous application: 19/01274/HOU.

 

During public participation, Robert Kerr (applicant) spoke in support of the application and answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

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

 

7.

30 Monks Road, Winchester (case no: 19/02844/HOU) pdf icon PDF 522 KB

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Minutes:

Item 8: Single storey rear extension. Remodelling of ground floor, first floor and loft (amended design and description).

30 Monks Road, Winchester, SO23 7EQ

Case number: 19/02844/HOU

 

During public participation, Richard Barkwill spoke in objection to the application and Ian Gallagher (applicant) spoke in support of the application and both answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

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

 

In summary, Councillor Hiscock stated that he represented the views of Mr Barkwill and other residents in Monks Road who were opposed to the application. He considered that the primary concern was that there had already been an application agreed, although not yet built, for a much larger extension to a nearby property and suggested that similar extensions to increase the size of dwellings in this area would set a precedent and would result in less smaller affordable homes which he deemed as being unsustainable.

 

At the conclusion of debate, following a full assessment of all the relevant material planning considerations, the committee agreed to grant permission for the reasons and subject to the conditions and informatives set out in the Report, subject to an additional informative that care be taken during the foundation construction to have regard to archaeology with any findings to be reported to the Council’s Archaeologist for recording.

 

8.

Winchester Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Bereweeke Road, Winchester (case no: 19/02648/FUL) pdf icon PDF 224 KB

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Minutes:

Item 9: Conversion of 2 no. existing Tennis Courts into 3 no. Padel Tennis Courts.

Winchester Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Bereweeke Road, Winchester, SO22 6AN

Case number: 19/02648/FUL

 

Due to technical issues, Councillor Read withdrew from the committee during consideration of this particular item and took no part in the vote thereon.

 

The Service Lead Built Environment referred Members to the Update Sheet which clarified that the club had around 90 parking spaces on site.

 

In addition, a verbal update was made at the meeting that correspondence had been received by a neighbour to ask why the club could not use the courts nearest to the clubhouse towards the north of the site, rather than the current location.

 

During public participation, Peter Chilvers spoke in objection to the application and Chris Herridge spoke in support of the application and answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

In response to the verbal update received, Chris Herridge clarified that the proposed location was the club’s preferred location for the padel courts as this minimised disruption to neighbouring properties and reduced the cost implications. To address the concerns raised, Chris Herridge confirmed that the lighting would be LED and would be positioned directionally downwards to alleviate concerns about light spillage.

 

In response to Members’ questions regarding the impact of noise levels, the Council’s Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner clarified that the acoustics were in respect of the background noise and the level of impact above background. A further comprehensive noise report was carried out and a balanced approach was taken. It was concluded that the noise from the padel tennis courts and officers were satisfied that the noise impact from the three tennis courts would generate the same noise, or less, than the existing two tennis courts.  In addition, officers were also satisfied with the lighting following a comprehensive report and therefore it was confirmed that the only impact would be the extended hours.

           

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, the Update Sheet and the verbal update, subject to an amendment to Condition 3 to change the hours of use of the padel courts from 0800 hours to 2100 hours.

 

Application inside the area of the South Downs National Park (SDNP):

9.

Hayden Barn Cottage, Hayden Lane, Warnford (case no: SDNP/20/00708/FUL) pdf icon PDF 320 KB

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Minutes:

Item 11: (Retrospective) Erection of private recreational stable to be used in association with Hayden Barn Cottage.

Hayden Barn Cottage, Hayden Lane, Warnford, SO32 3LF

Case number: SDNP/20/00708/FUL

 

The Service Lead: Built Environment referred Members to the Update Sheet which stated that key colours on the presentation had been changed to enhance clearness and that one additional letter of objection had been received from Kim Boog on behalf of the Birds of Prey Hospital.

 

In addition, a verbal update was made at the meeting that an additional letter of objection had been received regarding landscaping levels in the location site.

 

During public participation, Jackie Ware and Councillor Mark Rogers (Warnford Parish Council) spoke in objection to the application and Dan Roycroft (agent) spoke in support of the application and answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

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

                       

In summary, Councillor Lumby highlighted the history of the area and location of the site in an area of outstanding natural beauty which is a route for tourists and cyclists. He referred to the pictures of the field before the retrospective work had been carried out and expressed strong concerns in respect of the already carried out with a road in the meadow and the raised height of the field and the damage this has caused and made reference to an alternative site at the top of the hill which would reduce disturbance to The Hayloft.

 

In addition, Councillor Lumby also referred to concerns regarding the noise, lighting, smell and drainage issues and in conclusion stated that the proposed application failed to comply on a number of points and would warrant a site visit being carried out prior to further consideration.

 

The Service Lead: Built Environment drew Members’ attention to several amendments to the conditions as set out in the report, should the Committee be minded to approve the application, this was as a result of the proposal being part retrospective and part relying on the relocation of the existing siting of the stable block to the proposed location. The changes to conditions were highlighted as follows: conditions 3 and 4 to be amended to align with the timeframe of condition 1, to read within one month of the grant of permission, details be submitted in respect of the roof materials and staining of the timber for approval by the local planning authority; that condition 6 be amended to state that there should be no external lighting and that if this was required, details should be submitted for approval by the local planning authority prior to installation; condition 7 (biodiversity enhancement plan) to align with the reduced timeframe of the conditions amended above; and condition 9 (storage of the horse manure and the stable waste) to be implemented at the same time as the building was relocated. 

 

At the conclusion of debate, the committee agreed to defer determination to a future meeting of the committee in order to allow for a pre-emptive site  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

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

10.

Pound Copse, Botley Road, Curdridge (case no: 19/02561/FUL) pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Item 12: The proposed change of use from domestic garage to self contained holiday let on part of the site known as Pound Copse.

Pound Copse, Botley Road, Curdridge, SO32 2DQ

Case number: 19/02561/FUL

 

A verbal update was made at the meeting setting out an amendment to Condition 3 to read ‘the tourist accommodation hereby permitted shall be for holiday accommodation only and shall be limited to any one occupier for a maximum of four weeks and no longer than three weeks two times a year with a break between each occupation or by the same occupier of four weeks. A register of the names of the occupier of the unit and their arrival and departure dates shall be kept by the developer and shall be produced to the local planning authority upon reasonable notice.’

 

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 subject to the amendment to Condition 3, as set out in the verbal update above.

 

11.

Rose Cottage Farm, Church Road, Newtown (case no: 19/02754/FUL) pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Item 13: Update the existing farm and dilapidated outbuildings and change of use to equestrian use and a house fit for disability needs with a pool and gym required for rehabilitation purposes. Single storey extension to house. Convert dairy outbuilding to gym and changing areas for a new pool building adjacent to it.  Replacement garage. Replacement pole barn. Remove existing feeding station and replace with safe fenced area. New stables in existing large barn and new manège in the adjacent field. Siting of temporary mobile home whilst these works are undertaken which is already on site.

Rose Cottage Farm, Church Road, Newtown, PO17 6LE

Case number: 19/02754/FUL

 

The Service Lead Built Environment referred Members to the Update Sheet which sets out: an additional comment received from Councillor Weston; comments received from Winchester City Council’s Ecology Team which recognised the presence of at day roosts and included an appropriate mitigation strategy, stating that recommendations of the report should be conditioned together with a biodiversity enhancement plan; and two additional conditions and reasons to read as follows:

 

Additional Conditions:

No development shall take place above slab level until a biodiversity enhancement plan, setting out measures to improve the biodiversity of the area, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The measures shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details.

Reason: In order to achieve a net gain in biodiversity.

 

The swimming pool and gym facilities hereby approved shall be used only for

purposes incidental to the use of the dwelling.

Reason: In the interests of the amenities of the locality.

 

During public participation, Aiden Barr and Fiona Adler and Councillor John Hyland (Soberton Parish Council) spoke in objection to the application and all answered Members’ questions thereon.

 

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

                       

In summary, Councillor Weston stated that several of the works proposed had already commenced on site. She expressed concern that there were no conditions on the type of fencing to be used on site, in the paddocks or visible areas of the site and referred to policy DM12 in respect of boundary treatments and considered that there was a need to have conditions on boundary treatments and any internal fencing.

 

Councillor Weston highlighted that the site was visible from various aspects, set in a prominent corner location on rising land with any changes having an impact on the community so suggested these should be in keeping with the rural aspects of the location. She questioned the enforceability of condition 6 and the need for a manège with the removal of commercial use and considered that there were already a significant number of existing equestrian commercial establishments in the area. In addition, Councillor Weston also made reference to noise, light and traffic generation, the need for mature tree planting, management of drainage issues and the removal of permitted development rights.  

 

At the conclusion of debate, the committee agreed to grant permission for the reasons and subject  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

 

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