Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Cynthia Haveron  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234092

Items
No. Item

82.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors F Cowper, A Glass, S Schillemore and I Thomas.

83.

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 12 September 2019, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2019 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

84.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

85.

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.

86.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters

Minutes:

There were no supplementary matters.

87.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Minutes:

The committee agreed to visit the following sites:

 

·         55638/001 – Land between, 60-86 Wilsom Road; and

·         25050/059 – Molson Coors Brewing Co, Manor Park, Lower Turk Street, Alton, GU34 2PS.

88.

Report of the Director of Regeneration and Place

Minutes:

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

 

Application No., Site and Description:

Resolution:

 

58000/002/FUL

 

Land between Coombe Dell and Teazles, Alton Lane, Four Marks, Alton

 

Use of land for stationing of two x mobile homes, two x touring caravans, detached utility/day room and formation of permeable hardstanding and related parking for residential use for two gypsy families (as amended by plans received 23 March 2019 and 1 July 2019)

 

Permission subject to the conditions set out in Appendix A.

 

89.

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 94 KB

90.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

91.

58000/002/FUL/JonH - Land between Coombe Dell and Teazles, Alton Lane, Four Marks, Alton pdf icon PDF 890 KB

Mr R Walls

 

Use of land for stationing of two x mobile homes, two x touring caravans, detached utility/day room and formation of permeable hardstanding and related parking for residential use for two gypsy families (as amended by plans received 23 March 2019 and 1 July 2019)

 

Associated documents - https://tinyurl.com/yapqvnaz

 

 

 

                                               

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Use of land for stationing of two x mobile homes, two x touring caravans, detached utility/day room and formation of permeable hardstanding and related parking for residential use for two gypsy families (as amended by plans received 23 March 2019 and 1 July 2019)

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application and displayed various photographs, plans including the proposed site plan and proposed day room elevations and floor plans. 

 

The Officer advised that the site was located in a gap between development, contained in the wider landscape by hedging and trees and would result in no harm to a public footpath on the Eastern side of the site.

 

In terms of amenity of the occupiers of neighbouring properties, officers concluded that the proposal would not result in an unacceptable loss of privacy or excessive overshadowing.  It was considered that whilst there would be some additional noise and disturbance from the proposed use of the site for two family units, it would not be excessive or unduly harmful to the residential amenity of either of the adjoining properties. 

 

The report assessed the scheme against the Development Plan and the criteria in the Government’s Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS).  One key issue was whether the proposal respected the scale of, and would not dominate the nearest settled community.  Given that the nearest two gypsy and traveller sites were 500m and 800m away from the site, it was concluded that there would be no visual link and the two pitches proposed were in scale with the area and location being outside the settlement policy boundary, but not remote from it and would not dominate the settled community.  The site was outside the settlement policy boundary of Four Marks, but the Officer advised that the site was contiguous with other development on Alton Lane and would have reasonable access to facilities and services in Four Marks.

 

The Officer also advised that whilst the Council considered that it now had a five-year supply of gypsy sites, this fact did not weigh against the application and it was considered to accord with the Development Plan and PPTS.

 

The committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

(1)          Mr Wallis spoke on behalf of objectors.

 

·         He did not understand how officers had concluded that the proposal would result in no harm through loss of privacy.  There would be straight line of sight from the development into his neighbouring property;

·         The site was not large enough to accommodate two caravan pitches safely;

·         Concerned with lack of parking for visitors;

·         It did not comply with a multitude of policies; and

·         This application was not needed, there was a large pipeline of other applications to be determined.

 

(2)          Cllr Foster spoke on behalf of Four Marks Parish Council.

 

As set out in Appendix 1 attached to these minutes.

 

(3)          Cllr May spoke as the local ward councillor.

 

·         This application had been in the planning system for some time which indicated problems;

·         As part of the Local Plan review, it was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91.