Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Planning Committee
Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: The Wesley Room - Alton Maltings Centre - Maltings Close, Alton, Hants. GU34 1DT. View directions

Contact: Cynthia Haveron  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234092

Items
No. Item

103.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors K Carter, F Cowper, N Drew, M Johnson, D Orme and S Schillemore.

104.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

105.

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.

106.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 76 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.

 

107.

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:

30021/065/RES

 

Land at Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital Site, Chawton Park Road, and land East of Selborne Road Alton

 

Reserved Matters application pursuant to outline permission 30021/056  - Development of 243 residential dwellings with associated parking, landscaping, open space and works on Land East of Selborne Road, Alton. [Amended / additional plans received on 20/09/2018 and 04/12/2018; supplementary tree information received 09/11/2018]

 

Approved subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix A.

 

 

108.

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

109.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

110.

30021/065/RES/MH - Land at Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital Site, Chawton Park Road, and land East of Selborne Road Alton pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Harvington Properties Ltd and Miller Homes Ltd

 

Reserved Matters application pursuant to outline permission 30021/056 - Development of 243 residential dwellings with associated parking, landscaping, open space and works on Land East of Selborne Road, Alton. [Amended / additional plans received on 20/09/2018 and 04/12/2018; supplementary tree information received 09/11/2018]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Reserved Matters application pursuant to outline permission 30021/056 - Development of 243 residential dwellings with associated parking, landscaping, open space and works on Land East of Selborne Road, Alton. [Amended plans received on 20/09/2018; supplementary tree information received 9/11/2018]

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the report. He reminded the Committee that the application was for approval of reserved matters for 242 dwellings following outline/hybrid permission reference 30021/056. The reserved matters for consideration related to: layout, appearance, scale and landscaping.  Full details of the access to the site from Selborne Road were approved under the hybrid application. The site fell within the Alton Neighbourhood Plan Policy HO3(a) 24.5.

 

He reminded the Committee that the item had been deferred at the meeting on 20 November 2018 for the following reasons:

 

1.               A site visit to look at

 

·                  The relationship with neighbouring properties in the north-east corner of the site, including 53 Borovere Lane. (The applicant had been requested to ‘peg out’ the footprint of the proposed dwellings in this area);

·                  The trees in the south-western corner following the arboricultural objection;

·                  Boundary treatments (32/34 Borovere Lane and 21 Winchester Road); and

·                  Skyline impact.

 

2.               The supply of further information by the applicant in relation to:

 

·                  A photomontage looking at the potential impact of the prosed dwellings on the northern edge of the development on the skyline; and

·                  Confirmation of a site plan showing the relationship (overlap) between Plot 135 and 32 Borovere Lane.

 

The committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

(1)            Mr Lock, spoke on behalf of objectors.

 

As set out in Appendix 1 attached to these minutes.

 

(2)            Mr Hawthorn spoke as the agent for the application.

 

As set out in Appendix 2 attached to these minutes.

 

The Chairman opened the debate and said that when she had moved to Alton 30 years ago she had lived at the top of Windmill Hill and remembered that she had had to walk down the hill. Alton was a town located in a bowl with trees along the skyline. She felt that this had helped to preserve the town.

 

She believed that the site visit had helped address a number of questions from Councillors. The removal of plot 135, which had been of some concern had been welcome. She would welcome the views of all the Committee members.

 

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

 

Cllr Joy thanked the case officer for his time in listening to issues in respect of the application. He had been meticulous throughout the process and the process had been full and open.

 

He also thanked the applicants who had been communicative and had listened, taken note and adjusted their plans to address the concerns of residents. The communication throughout the process had been excellent.

 

He then reflected on the application from three and half years ago and the conditions that had been placed on the site. He looked at the scale and layout. Three and a half years later there  ...  view the full minutes text for item 110.