Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 22nd March, 2018 6.00 pm

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

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Assistant - 01730 234098

Items
No. Item

115.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors K Carter, F Cowper, R Mocatta, D Orme, D Phillips and S Schillemore.

116.

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 5 March 2018, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2018 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

117.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no chairman’s announcements.

118.

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:

Councillor(s)

Item Number

Nature of Interest

Details of Interest

Cllrs A Glass and I Thomas

55587/075 – Land at and adjoining Bordon Garrison, Camp Road, Bordon

Perception of bias

East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) had a contractual relationship with the builders of the leisure centre and these Councillors were members of EHDC Cabinet.

 

 

119.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters

Minutes:

There were no supplementary matters.

120.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Williams joined the meeting.

 

The committee agreed to visit the following site should officers be mindful to permit:

 

·         56420 – Alton Magistrates Court, 25 Normandy Street, Alton, GU34 1DQ.

121.

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:

55587/075/RES

 

Land at and adjoining Bordon Garrison, Camp Road, Bordon

 

Reserved Matters Application pursuant to outline application 55587/001 - Erection of a Leisure Centre within the new town centre including details of building elevations and external materials (as per additional plans received 02/02/2018)

 

 

Permission granted subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix A.

 

122.

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

123.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

Cllrs Glass and Thomas left the room, as per their declarations of interest.

 

The Vice-Chairman took the chair.

124.

55587/075 - Land at and adjoining Bordon Garrison, Camp Road, Bordon pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Sports and Leisure Management Limited

 

Reserved Matters Application pursuant to outline application 55587/001 - Erection of a Leisure Centre within the new town centre including details of building elevations and external materials.

Minutes:

Reserved Matters Application pursuant to outline application 55587/001 – Erection of a Leisure Centre within the new town centre including details of building elevations and external materials.

 

The Team Leader Whitehill and Bordon introduced the application and confirmed that the principle of development had been established through the granting of the hybrid planning permission for the redevelopment of Bordon Garrison.  This reserved matters application considered matters relating to scale, layout, landscaping, appearance and access for the provision of a new leisure centre building.

 

The proposal would replace the existing leisure centre at Mill Chase and would coincide with the opening of the new secondary school. 

 

The site sloped down from north to south giving a 3.6m level change. However, this had resulted in a design that successfully integrated the level changes to create a split-level facility providing a compact and efficient floor plan over two floors.  The leisure centre would be of an elegant, simple design, incorporating glazing and Trespa cladding.

 

The recommendation was for approval of reserved matters.

 

The committee discussed the application and councillors commended the design of the building and how it made good use of the topography of the site.  The new leisure centre would be easier to access than the existing as it would be situated in the centre of town. 

 

Questions were raised regarding cycle lanes and electric car charging points.  The Team Leader Whitehill and Bordon confirmed that access and encouraging people to walk or cycle was integral to promoting healthy new towns.  As part of the town centre application coming forward, there would be a number of car charging points throughout the town.

 

Further to the comments from the South Downs National Park Authority, concern was expressed as to how the applicant would prevent the impact of light spill on the night sky from the roof lights.  In response, it was confirmed that currently there was no definitive solution.  However, condition 4 ensured that the matter would be addressed.

 

In response to concerns raised regarding the comment made by the EHDC Drainage Consultant, it was confirmed that drainage would form part of the town centre hybrid application.

 

The committee AGREED the officer’s recommendation for approval.

 

Following the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED.