Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 6.00 pm

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

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Assistant - 01730 234098

Items
No. Item

14.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors B Ayer, K Budden, K Carter, F Cowper, D Phillips, S Schillemore and A Williams.

15.

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 July 2018, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2018 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

16.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no chairman’s announcements.

17.

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.

18.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 613 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.

19.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Minutes:

The committee agreed to visit the following sites:

 

30021/065 & 30021/066 – Land at Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital Site, Chawton Park Road, and land East of Selborne Road, Alton;

 

56285/002 – Land South of, 6-12 London Road, Liphook; and

 

25256/045 – Land at Friars Oak Farm, Boyneswood Road, Medstead, Alton (Should officers be minded to permit).

20.

Report of the Head of Planning

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Planning was considered and it was RESOLVED that:

 

Application No; Site Description:

Resolution:

 

 

 

21589/105/VOC

 

Old Thorns Golf & Country Club, Weavers Down, Liphook, GU30 7PE

 

Variation of condition 18 of 21589/097 to allow substitution of drawing OTAP176 Estate Boundary and Apartments Rev E to OTAP904 Rev T Apartments Car Park (amended plans and additional information received on 01/03/2018, 11/06/2018, 19/06/2018 and 06/07/2018).

 

 

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

 

30281/004/HSE

 

38 Windmill Hill, Alton, GU34 2SL

 

Two storey and single storey rear extensions, raising of roof and single storey front extension (amended plans received on 14/5/18)

 

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

 

SDNP/18/02499/HOUS

 

84 Tilmore Gardens, Petersfield, GU32 2JA

 

Single storey side extension after demolition of existing conservatory, conversion of roof space to habitable accommodation, infill porch to front and new 1.2m access path from to side of property.

 

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

 

21.

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

22.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL pdf icon PDF 107 KB

23.

21589/105/VOC/MH - Old Thorns Golf & Country Club, Weavers Down, Liphook, GU30 7PE pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Old Thorns Golf & Country Club

 

Variation of conditions 18 of 21589/097 to allow substitution of drawing OTAP176 Estate Boundary and Apartments Rev E to to OTAP904 Rev T Apartments Car Park (amended plans and additional information received on 01/03/2018, 11/06/2018, 19/06/2018 and 06/07/2018).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Variation of condition 18 of 21589/097 to allow substitution of drawing OTAP176 Estate Boundary and Apartments Rev E to to OTAP904 Rev T Apartments Car Park (amended plans and additional information received on 01/03/2018, 11/06/2018, 19/06/2018 and 06/07/2018).

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application and drew the committee’s attention to the supplementary matters where there had been a revision to the drainage condition requesting a verification report that the drainage works had been completed to the specification agreed within a period of three months from the date of the decision.

 

The application sought to vary some of the drawing numbers attached to condition 18 of planning permission 21589/097.  The revised plans would see an enlargement to the approved parking area to the east of the apartment block, together with revised soft landscaping.  This would result in a net gain of 25 additional car parking spaces above the extant permission.

 

Aerial images compared from 2006 and 2013 showed that an area of woodland had been cleared.  However, there had been nothing to prevent these trees from being removed.  The supplementary matters confirmed that a provisional Tree Preservation Order (TPO) had now been served on an area of woodland which offered an initial period of six months protection.

 

What remained of the ditchway was not in a good state of repair and as part of the proposal it would be cleared out and reinstated.

 

The committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

(1)  Mr Hogan spoke on behalf of objectors to the application.

 

As set out in Appendix 1 attached to these minutes.

 

(2)  Cllr Mouland spoke as a local ward councillor.

 

As set out in Appendix 2 attached to these minutes.

 

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

 

Cllr Glass said that the objector, Mr Hogan, had given a good account of how neighbours felt.  Whilst Old Thorns were an extremely good employer locally, the committee needed to ensure that what was put before them was complied with.  She did not feel there was enough car parking spaces for such a large building.  Cllr Glass said that increasing the number of trees would be of great benefit to the neighbours.

 

In response to a question raised the Principal Planning Officer confirmed that there was a condition for a maintenance plan for the ditchways on the site which included timeframes and superseded the one granted originally.

 

It was confirmed that 64 trees would be planted in total and left to its own devices the woodland would thicken out over time.  Some members hoped that after six months, the trees would retain their TPO.

 

The Principal Planning Officer advised that weight should not be given to what had happened in the past.  The committee had to consider the application that was before them.

 

The committee voted on the officer’s recommendation for permission.

 

Following the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED, 11 Councillors voting FOR permission, no Councillors voting AGAINST permission and no Councillors ABSTAINING from  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

30281/004/HSE/LGi - 38 Windmill Hill, Alton, GU34 2SL pdf icon PDF 851 KB

Mr Crawley

 

Two storey and single storey rear extensions, raising of roof and

single storey front extension (amended plans received on

14/5/18)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Two storey and single storey rear extensions, raising of roof and single storey front extension (amended plans received on 14/5/18)

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application and displayed a number of photographs along with block plans and elevations.

 

The difference between the proposal and the permitted development fallback position was relatively minor.  The rear extension would be permitted development if the eaves height on the west elevation was reduced by approximately 2 metres down to 3 metres in height, which could be achieved by altering the roof form to a catslide roof.  The view that would be seen from the neighbouring window would be what could be built under permitted development rights.

 

Whilst officers acknowledged the proposal would have a degree of impact on the windows of the neighbouring property, given the permitted development fallback position, it outweighed this harm and on balance, was considered to be acceptable.

 

The committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

(1)   Mr Sennitt spoke on behalf of objectors to the application.

 

As set out in Appendix 3 attached to these minutes.

 

(2)   Mr Crawley spoke as the applicant.

 

As set out in Appendix 4 attached to these minutes.

 

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

 

Further to points raised in the deputation, Cllr Joy confirmed that he had not made a public statement about the proposal.  He had undertaken private conversations and had asked that the application be considered by the Planning Committee.

 

Cllr Joy said that whilst the proposal would not result in a significant impact on the streetscene, there would be an impact from the rear gardens.

 

As the application was not in conformity with general permitted development, it gave the committee an opportunity to look at the scale and mass of the proposal.  It was unusual that number 40 had no rear windows and all of their upper floor light was from the side windows.  Whilst he acknowledged that there would be no impact in terms of privacy, there would certainly be an impact in terms of amenity and loss of light with a large mass in front of the neighbours’ bedroom window.  Cllr Joy believed that it would contravene policies CP27 and CP29 of the Joint Core Strategy.

 

Paragraph 127 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) referred to high quality design and a good standard of amenity.  Whilst Cllr Joy considered the rear elevation to be attractive, he felt it would result in a negative impact to the neighbours on either side and asked that the committee give consideration to the scale, bulk and overbearing nature and whether the scale was in keeping with the existing building.

 

The committee debated the application.  Concern was expressed with regard to light projection from the proposed middle section of the extension. It was also noted that the proposal would have an impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties.  However, some members felt that a great deal of effort had gone in to the design and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

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

25.a

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

26.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL pdf icon PDF 85 KB

27.

SDNP/18/02499/HOUS - 84 Tilmore Gardens, Petersfield, GU32 2JA pdf icon PDF 307 KB

Mr and Ms Peter and Rachel Dobson and Gorvin

 

Single storey side extension after demolition of existing conservatory, conversion of roof space to habitable accommodation, infill porch to

front and new 1.2m access path from to side of property.

Minutes:

Single storey side extension after demolition of existing conservatory, conversion of roof space to habitable accommodation, infill porch to front and new 1.2m access path from to side of property

 

The Planning Development Manager introduced the item and displayed a number of photographs of the site along with block plans and elevations.  The rear flat roof dormer extension proposed would be in keeping with the area.

She confirmed that the application was before the committee as the applicant was a member of staff.

 

The committee supported the officer’s recommendation.

 

Following the vote, the recommendation was declared CARRIED, 11 Councillors voting FOR approval, no Councillors voting AGAINST approval and no Councillors ABSTAINING from voting.