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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 (where appropriate).
Apologies were received from:
Councillor Stallard, Hampshire County Council
Councillor Briggs (Deputy member) Hampshire County Council
Disclosure 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 in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.
Councillor Read made a personal statement that he was also a Newlands Parish Council Councillor.
The Forum agreed that a correction be made to page 7 of the Minutes as set out below.
That subject to the reference on page 7 of the minutes being amended to delete the words ‘the stretch of highway between Hambledon Road and the Denmead roundabout’ to be replaced with: ‘the stretch of highway between the Asda roundabout to the western boundary of Winchester City Council and Havant Borough Council by the Taylor Wimpey development on the B2150’, the minutes of the previous meeting, held on 5 November 2019, be approved and adopted.
To receive and note questions asked and statements made from members of the public on general matters of interest and/or matters relating to the work of the Forum. This period is for a maximum of 10 minutes.
The Chair advised that public participation would be taken after consideration of the Progress Report (Report WWF114 refers). There were no questions arising from members of the public arising.
Mr Hughes and Mr Tilbury introduced the report.
In reply to questions from Forum members the officers replied as follows:
With regard to nitrate issues and discharges into the Solent, the development was acceptable to Natural England as it would result in a net nitrate reduction. The public open space would also have to be in an acceptable condition prior to its adoption.
In accordance with the Minutes of the previous meeting, a letter had been sent to Southern Water regarding drainage. A further letter would be sent if progress was not made which would include reference that the highways could not be adopted by Hampshire County Council until the Southern Water drainage issues had been resolved.
Following the ending of funding for the Implementation Officer post, Grainger had offered a lower level of funding that would provide the option to employ someone for approximately 16 hours per week. A new officer would be available only to deal with their own planning work, not the development as a whole.
Representatives of Grainger would continue to meet regularly with the Parish Council to address issues that arose so that they did not become problematic in the future. Lisa Turley representing Grainger added that Grainger also had a Community Engagement Person who would provide assistance in knowing who to contact between the parties. It was also noted that Mrs Weaver from Havant Borough Council, who was the Section 106 Monitoring Officer would be taking an increased role in the development. Specialist community development work would also continue whilst funding from the Section 106 provided for this and Mr Hughes (the present Implementation Officer) would also remain in post at Winchester City Council and could be contacted if required.
In respect of the Aquind Interconnector scheme, Councillor Cutler shared Winchester City Council’s recommendations for submission to the Examining Authority that highlighted amongst other considerations the impact of carbon emissions during the construction phase; that regard must also be given to the validity of using National Policy Statement on Energy EN-1 (which was probably out of date) and a route for the cable across the open countryside to the west of the A3 had not been properly assessed as an alternative to the road route.
Additional points raised by members of the Forum included:
The route to the Hampshire Waste Recycling Centre required improved signposting to prevent vehicles driving through residential areas and also noise disturbing residents from waste vehicles accessing the Recycling Centre site in the early morning. The Implementation Officer would chase up the matter of road signage to the Waste Recycling Centre with Hampshire County Council.
Update on the Taylor Wimpey industrial land use and plans for future of the land.
The provision of a public right of way between Brambles Farm and the Taylor Wimpey development. It was noted that this land, formerly occupied by Thomas Sanderson, was now for sale by the freeholder. Mr Tilbury advised that this matter might be best progressed when the new leaseholder was in ... view the full minutes text for item 5.