Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 24th October, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Cynthia Haveron  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234092

Items
No. Item

92.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors P Langley and I Thomas.

93.

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 3 October 2019, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3 October 2019 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

94.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no chairman’s announcements.

95.

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

Cllr D Ashcroft

SDNP/19/03704

Pecuniary

Cllr Ashcroft was the applicant.

 

 

96.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Minutes:

Councillors noted the supplementary papers published 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.

97.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Minutes:

The committee did not agree to any site visits.

98.

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:

27202/037/FUL

 

Applegarth Farm, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, GU26 6JL

 

5 affordable single storey dwellings on the previously approved allotment gardens (approved under application Ref: 27202/033) [Amended plan received 11/9/2019 and HRA on 1/10/2019]

 

 

Permission subject to the proviso and the conditions set out in Appendix A.

SDNP/19/03704/CND

 

New Barn Farm, Honey Lane, Selborne

Alton, GU34 3BY

 

Block and Location Plans  -  1901-PL-001 A, Proposed Floor Plans  -  1901-PL-004, Proposed Floor Plans  -  1901-PL-005, Approved and Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-006 A, Approved and Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-007 A, Approved And Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-008 A, Approved and Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-009 and Approved and Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-010, Approved floor plans - 1901-PL-002 A, Approved floor plans - 1901-Pl-003.

 

Permission subject to the conditions set out in Appendix A.

 

99.

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 100 KB

100.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

101.

27202/037/FUL/SAW - Applegarth Farm, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, GU26 6JL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

CALA Homes (Thames) Ltd

 

5 affordable single storey dwellings on the previously approved allotment gardens (approved under application Ref: 27202/033)[Amended plan received 11/9/2019 and HRA on 1/10/2019]

 

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

 

 

 

                                               

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5 affordable single storey dwellings on the previously approved allotment gardens (approved under application Ref: 27202/033)[Amended plan received 11/9/2019 and HRA on 1/10/2019]

 

The Development Management Team Leader introduced the application and displayed an aerial photograph of the site along with various images including the site plan, proposed site layout and elevations.

 

He drew the committee’s attention to the supplementary matters where further representations had been received but there were no changes proposed to the officer recommendation.

 

The open space to the South of the site was a Suitable Natural Alternative Greenspace (SANG) with a children’s area.  The proposed bungalows would be of similar traditional design to the rest of the development.  They would consist of two bedrooms and would be wheelchair accessible.  Four of the bungalows would be positioned around a central courtyard parking area.

 

The application site was outside of the settlement policy boundary (SPB) for Grayshott.  All five dwellings proposed would be intermediate affordable units which was considered to be acceptable under the rural exceptions Policy CP14.  The scheme also had the support of the Housing Officer.  The principle of development was therefore acceptable.

 

Under the previously approved reserved matters application for 80 houses, this part of the site had been allocated for allotments.  The provision of affordable housing had to be weighed against the loss of the allotments.  Grayshott Parish Council (PC) had confirmed that there were sufficient allotments within the parish to meet needs and therefore, they were not required.  A large SANG had been provided as part of the previously approved application and the location of the bungalows was not conducive to open space.

 

The officer’s recommendation was for permission.

 

The committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

(1)     Mr Gillett spoke on behalf of objectors.

 

As set out in Appendix 1 attached to these minutes.

 

(2)     Mr Hill spoke as the agent.

 

·         They were proud of the development and had received positive feedback from residents, Grayshott PC and EHDC;

·         The five affordable bungalows would be fully wheelchair accessible;

·         It became apparent during early liaison meetings that there was already sufficient provision for allotments;

·         The bungalows would enjoy a fantastic outlook;

·         During pre-application discussions, it was felt that five affordable bungalows would be appropriate and represent sufficient use of the land;

·         Support had been received from the local authority’s Housing Officer and it would be their intention to identify a suitable registered housing provider at an early stage and for the units to be built out to their needs; and

·         Careful consideration had been given to the siting and design of the bungalows.

 

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

 

He explained that during the consideration of the previous application for 80 dwellings at Applegarth Vale, the committee had held an intricate discussion regarding the large development in the countryside.  It was critical for the committee to understand why that previous decision had been made.

 

The applicant at that time had to commit to investing all of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 101.

102.

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 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

103.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

104.

SDNP/19/03704/CND - New Barn Farm, Honey Lane, Selborne, GU34 3BY pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Mr Ashcroft

 

Variation of conditions number 1 and 3 of permission SDNP/14/01956/FUL  to allow substitution of plans A1621/LOC, A1621/LOC2, A1621/01 REV A , A1621/03 REV A, A1621/04 REV A , A1621/05 REV A and A1621/06 REV A with  new plans

Block and Location Plans  -  1901-PL-001 A, Proposed Floor Plans  -  1901-PL-004, Proposed Floor Plans  -  1901-PL-005, Approved and Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-006 A, Approved and Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-007 A, Approved And Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-008 A, Approved and Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-009 and Approved and Proposed Elevations  -  1901-PL-010, Approved floor plans - 1901-PL-002 A, Approved floor plans - 1901-Pl-003.

 

Associated documents - https://tinyurl.com/y6a9l4sn

 

 

 

                                               

Minutes:

Variation of conditions number 1 and 3 of permission SDNP/14/01956/FUL to allow substitution of plans A1621/LOC, A1621/LOC2, A1621/01 REV A , A1621/03 REV A, A1621/04 REV A , A1621/05 REV A and A1621/06 REV A with new plans

Block and Location Plans - 1901-PL-001 A, Proposed Floor Plans - 1901-PL-004, Proposed Floor Plans - 1901-PL-005, Approved and Proposed Elevations - 1901-PL-006 A, Approved and Proposed Elevations - 1901-PL-007 A, Approved And Proposed Elevations - 1901-PL-008 A, Approved and Proposed Elevations - 1901-PL-009 and Approved and Proposed Elevations - 1901-PL-010, Approved floor plans - 1901-PL-002 A, Approved floor plans - 1901-Pl-003.

 

The Development Management Team Leader introduced the report and displayed an aerial photograph of the site along with block and location plan, floorplans and proposed elevations.

 

The application was for a variation to the approved plans with the main changes being the addition of a conservatory, a gap between the two barns creating two detached units, the addition of solar panels and an entrance porch.  There were also a number of additional windows proposed to allow light into the lounge.

 

The principle of conversion of the barns into two dwellings had already been approved with the granting of the previous permission.  The revisions were considered to be in keeping with the character and appearance of the buildings.

 

It was stated that Condition 12 made no reference to the age and size of any landscaping and planting.  The officer confirmed that an informative note be added to Condition 12 regarding this.

 

It was noted that Condition 14 did not mention a time limit and it was confirmed that the wording of Condition 14 would be revised to specify within three months.

 

In response to a question as to where vehicles would park, the officer confirmed that there was sufficient parking in the courtyard area.  Concern was expressed that due to the loss of the car ports, a future application could be submitted for further parking in front of the original buildings.  Officers advised that the removal of permitted development rights in Condition 5 of the permission included outbuildings.  An informative note was requested advising that garages/car ports to the front of the buildings would be unlikely to be supported.

 

With regard to potential light spillage from the proposal due to the addition of windows and rooflights, it was asked if Condition 14 could be amended to be more specific rather than request details of mitigation methods.  Also, if reference to ‘the northern elevation’ could be removed and apply to all windows.  In response, officers advised that they were loath to make it specific as there could be a number of options open to the applicant.  The officers were mindful that when permission had been granted, no conditions had been placed on the windows.  Officers would use best endeavours and if agreeable with the committee, would look to reword this condition with the approval of the Portfolio Holder for Planning and the Chairman of the Planning Committee.

 

The committee voted on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 104.