Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 10th January, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: Cynthia Haveron  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234092

Items
No. Item

111.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors A Glass, M Johnson, J Matthews, R Mocatta, D Orme and S Schillemore.

 

 

                                       

112.

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 6 December 2018 and the extraordinary meeting held on 18 December 2018, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2018 and the extraordinary meeting held on 18 December 2018 were agreed and signed as correct records.

 

 

                                       

113.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that Item 8.1 SDNO/18/02564 – The Queens Hotel, High Street, Selborne had been withdrawn from the agenda.

 

 

                                       

114.

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.

 

 

                                       

115.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 42 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 the minutes.

 

 

                                       

116.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Minutes:

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

 

5608/003 – Development Land East of Horndean, Rowlands Castle Road, Waterlooville.

 

029294/006 – Woodside, Hewshott Lane, Liphook

 

 21594/023 - Searle & Taylor House, The Dene, Ropley, Alresford

 

                                       

117.

Report of the Director of Regeneration and Place pdf icon PDF 522 KB

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Regeneration and Place was considered and it was RESOLVED that:

 

Application No., Site and Description

 

Resolution:

27202/035/FUL

 

Tri Golf Center, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, GU26 6JL

 

Change of use and conversion of building from golf driving range to place of religious worship (D1 use), formation of new vehicular access and extension of car park (amended description) and (additional structural support information and amended Arboricultural Impact Assessment and Tree Protection Plan received by the Local Planning Authority on 14 September 2018).

 

Refused for the reasons set out in Appendix B

 

 

 

 

                                       

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

118.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

119.

27202/035/FUL/LC - Tri Golf Center, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, GU26 6JL pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use and conversion of building from golf driving range to place of religious worship (D1 use), formation of new vehicular access and extension of car park (amended description) and (additional structural support information and amended Arboricultural Impact Assessment and Tree Protection Plan received by the Local Planning Authority on 14 September 2018)

 

The Planning Officer introduced the application. She gave a history of the site and development noting that the site was located within the local gap between Grayshott and Headley Down. She displayed location maps, existing and proposed site plans, elevations, the proposed floor plan and photos of the site, proposed entrance and proposed car park and then explained the key issues in the determination of the application.

 

The recommendation was for conditional planning permission.

 

The committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

(1)            Mr Childs spoke on behalf of objectors.

 

As set out in Appendix 1 attached to these minutes.

 

(2)            Mr Cobbald as the agent for the application.

 

He thanked officers for their report. He was grateful for the comments and openness of the previous speaker. An independent road safety audit had been commissioned by the applicants. This audit had been fair and underpinned the application. Reference had been made to a fatal accident, but this had not been caused by the road itself.

 

In respect of the building itself it required very little work and did not expand beyond the existing curtilage. The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) was supportive of community uses.

 

The Chairman invited Cllr Cowper to open the debate as the local councillor.

 

He thanked officers for an excellent report, he had been disappointed by some of the comments received about the applicants, who were very supportive of the community and advised that the applicant was not relevant to the determination of the application.

 

His issues with the application centred on built development and more crucially highway issues. The issues in respect of the highway had been the fault of the highways authority,

 

He expanded on two concerns in more detail. The site was a golf driving range that as well as being within the local gap was also outside of the Settlement Policy Boundary. He believed that the development contravened Policy CP19 of the East Hampshire District Local Plan: Joint Core Strategy. He was also concerned about the construction of a long supporting wall and the requisite underpinning required. He referred to an appeal circulated by the objectors which had been dismissed in respect of an application for a change of use in the Green Belt in Cheshire. He was unsure whether this principle within the Green Belt was directly applicable to East Hampshire Countryside.

 

In respect of highway issues, HCC highways had produced three reports on this site. He explained that following the issue of the first report Cllr Williams, County Cllr Mitchell and himself had met with highway officers to discuss it as it had been full of inaccuracies. He felt that the third report appended to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 119.

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

120.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

121.a

ITEM WITHDRAWN - SDNP/18/02564/FUL - The Queens Hotel, High Street, Selborne, Alton, GU34 3JH

Mr Guy Macklin

 

Conversion and alteration of the existing Queens building and barn to form 4 residential dwellings, including demolition of single storey structures, and the erection of 1 detached dwelling within the grounds, with associated parking and landscaping . (Final Bat Survey Report for Barn received 22/6/2018) Amended drawings received 3 August 2018 Updated arboricultural information 28/9/2018.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.