Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 1st June, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: The Festival Hall - Heath Road, Petersfield, Hants. GU31 4EA. View directions

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Assistant - 01730 234098

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors D Ashcroft, K Budden, K Carter,

F Cowper, N Drew, D Evans, M Johnson, A Joy, R Mocatta, D Orme and D Phillips.

2.

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 11 May 2017, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 May 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no chairman’s announcements.

4.

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.

5.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 48 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.

6.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Minutes:

The committee agreed to visit the following site:

 

·           20583/030 - Headley Park Hotel, Picketts Hill, Headley, Bordon,

GU35 8TE

7.

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:

 

30016/026/RES

 

Land South of Oaklands House, Redhill Road, Rowlands Castle

 

Reserved Matters Pursuant to outline permission 30016/018 - 106 dwellings with access off Whichers Gate Road and traffic calming; pedestrian/cycle/emergency access off Redhill Road, hard and soft landscaping and open space; foul and surface water drainage systems and other associated works (Appearance and landscaping to be considered) (as amended by plans received 15 May 2017)

 

 

Approved subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix A

 

8.

PART 1 - East Hampshire District Council - Applications and related planning matters to be determined or considered by the Council as the local planning authority pdf icon PDF 95 KB

9.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

10.

30016/026/RES/JonH - Land South of Oaklands House, Redhill Road, Rowlands Castle pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Bellway Homes

 

Reserved Matters Pursuant to outline permission 30016/018 - 106 dwellings with access off Whichers Gate Road and traffic calming; pedestrian/cycle/emergency access off Redhill Road, hard and soft landscaping and open space; foul and surface water drainage systems and other associated works (Appearance and landscaping to be considered) (as amended by plans received 15 May 2017)

Minutes:

Reserved Matters Pursuant to outline permission 30016/018 - 106 dwellings with access off Whichers Gate Road and traffic calming; pedestrian/cycle/emergency access off Redhill Road, hard and soft landscaping and open space; foul and surface water drainage systems and other associated works (Appearance and landscaping to be considered) (as amended by plans received 15 May 2017)

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the item and displayed an aerial photograph of the site, along with photographs of and from within the site, the proposed access points and the street scene.  The Officer showed slides of the site layout plan as approved at the outline stage along with the proposed elevations of the dwellings, the proposed boundaries and landscape plans. The Officer explained that the S.106 agreement that formed part of the outline application required the provision of a pedestrian link along from the site access along Whichers Gate Road to join the existing footpath by the school entrance and a pedestrian link from the site to the north of the school.

 

The recommendation was for approval.

 

Kay Pennicotte-Henrie spoke as the Headteacher of St John’s CEC Primary School.  The safety of children was paramount and a concern remained about the proposed footpath along Whichers Gate Road. 

 

The school’s Travel Plan had identified that the footpath at the front posed a danger, which is the reason why all pedestrians were encouraged to use the entrance at the rear of the school.  Parents who drove their children to school were encouraged to park in the car park of the adjacent Harvester pub and access the school via the side entrance.

 

The proposed footpath, which would have no guard rail, appeared to encourage children to enter the school via the front gate and across the staff car park.  She therefore requested the proposed footpath along Whichers Gate Road with an access into the front of the school be reconsidered.

 

Cllr Chris Stanley, spoke on behalf of Rowlands Castle Parish Council.

 

With respect to landscaping at the entrance to the south of the proposed development, Rowlands Castle Parish Council wished to record its continued objection to the proposed T-junction access and reiterate on behalf of the future residents that a roundabout offset into the proposed landscaped area would be a far better solution for allowing easy exit at busy times of the day. 

 

An offset roundabout would also act as a very suitable traffic calming device on Whichers Gate Road.  It was considered that the Highway Authority was wrong to state that “there are no highway issues for consideration” at the original application, ignoring the increasing problems for traffic exiting side roads onto busy routes.  Whichers Gate Road was a major cut-through between the A3(M) and coastal communities and with 700 new homes approved at Horndean and hundreds of new homes proposed for the Emsworth-Havant gap the through traffic would only get worse.  For example, exiting the Kings Meadow Estate onto Manor Lodge Road, particularly when turning right towards the A3(M), across the southbound lane already  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.