Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 11th May, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX. View directions

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Assistant - 01730 234098

Items
No. Item

200.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors F Cowper, A Joy, D Orme and D Phillips.

201.

Confirmation of Minutes

Please note that it is helpful if Councillors could give advance notice, to Democratic Services, of any questions they wish to raise in respect of the Minutes.

 

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2017, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed.

202.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no chairman’s announcements.

203.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest which they may have in any item of business on the agenda no later than when that item is reached.  Unless dispensation has been granted, you may not participate in any discussion of, or vote on, or discharge any function related to any matter in which you have a pecuniary interest as defined by regulations made by the Secretary of State under the Localism Act 2011.  You must withdraw from the room or chamber when the meeting discusses and votes on the matter.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

204.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Minutes:

Councillors noted the supplementary papers which included information received since the agenda had been published.  These were reported verbally at the meeting and are attached as Annex A to these minutes.

205.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Minutes:

The committee agreed to visit the following sites:

 

·           16/05851/FUL –  16A, Lavant St, Petersfield, GU32 3EW; and

·           30936/007 – Wield Yard, Yew Tree Lane, Wield, S024 9AJ.

206.

Report of the Head of Planning

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Planning was considered and it was RESOLVED that:

 

Application No., Site and Description:

 

Resolution:

SDNP/17/00470/HOUS

 

West Park Cottage, Hawkley Road, Liss, GU33 6JP

 

Detached double garage (as amended by plans received 31/03/2017)

 

 

Permission subject to conditions as set out in Appendix A.

SDNP/16/02740/HOUS

 

Church Cottage, East Meon Road, East Meon, Hampshire, GU32 1NJ

 

Detached three bay garage (as amended by plans received on 13.02.2017)

 

Permission subject to conditions as set out in Appendix A

 

207.

PART 2 - South Downs National Park - Applications and related planning matters to be determined or considered by the Council on behalf of the South Downs National Park Authority pdf icon PDF 86 KB

208.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

209.

SDNP/17/00470/HOUS - West Park Cottage, Hawkley Road, Liss, GU33 6JP pdf icon PDF 495 KB

Mr J Corstorphine

 

Detached double garage.

Minutes:

Detached double garage.

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the item and displayed an aerial photograph of the site, plans of the proposed garage and photographs of the site, access and street scene.

 

The recommendation was for permission.

 

The committee supported the application and voted on the officer’s recommendation for permission.

 

Following the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED, 10 Councillors voting FOR permission, no Councillors voting AGAINST permission and no Councillors ABSTAINING from voting.

210.

SDNP/16/02740/HOUS - Church Cottage, East Meon Road, East Meon, GU32 1NJ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Mr A Snart

 

Three bay timber clad garage (amended plans received on 13.02.2017).

Minutes:

Detached three bay garage (as amended by plans received on 03.02.2017).

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the item and displayed the proposed site plan, elevations and a map highlighting the nearby listed buildings and public footpaths.  He also showed an aerial photograph of the site, along with photographs of and from within the site, the access, street scene and views towards the site from All Saints Church and vantage points from the public footpath on Park Hill.  The committee was shown the location of the Conservation Area, listed buildings and the adjacent historic garden.

 

The site was within the Settlement Policy Boundary.  Officers had concluded that the proposed garage would not harm the setting of the listed buildings, heritage assets, Conservation Area, or be detrimental to the amenity of residents of neighbouring properties.

 

The recommendation was for permission.

 

Cllr Richard Bartlett, spoke on behalf of East Meon Parish Council.

 

East Meon Parish Council was very conscious of the fact that the village was in a national park and was probably unequalled for its beauty and history. 

 

When viewed from the churchyard and the public footpath on Park Hill, which both overlooked Church Cottage, the concrete base was clearly visible at this key part of the Conservation Area.

 

This large three bay garage block would have impact, not be sympathetic to the Conservation Area or to the setting of the listed buildings.  The most important policies were HE4 and CP30.  HE4 required that the scale, design and proportions be sympathetic to the characteristic form in the area and compatible with adjacent buildings and spaces.  HE4 also required that the use and application of building materials and finishes should respect local traditional materials and building techniques.

 

The East Meon Neighbourhood Plan was at an advanced stage.  There had been no objections to policies EM7 and EM8 which were relevant and wholly in line with HE2 and therefore should be given due weight.

 

Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust had stated that the proposal had been significantly reduced in height, but only at the cost of the introduction of a very alien form with a similarly alien sedum roof finish.  The parish council agreed with this view.

 

Policies HE4, CP30, EM7 and EM8, seemed to have been clearly designed to prevent such out of character intrusions.

 

The Conservation Officer comments on the need for conditions had not been addressed in the Planning Officer’s report.  The roof covering proposed would need constant maintenance and occasional replacement.  Future owners would have no incentive to maintain this covering and would not be required to do so.

 

There was no justification for a garage building of this size.  A two car garage building with a slate roof would be in proportion to this site and would only have a limited impact on the Conservation Area.  The impact of this building would be adverse and there was no public benefit to outweigh the harm.

 

On behalf of East Meon Parish Council he asked that the committee reject the application.

 

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