Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Liphook Millennium Centre, 2 Ontario Way, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LD. View directions

Contact: Cynthia Haveron  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234092

Items
No. Item

116.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors F Cowper, P Langley and S Schillemore.

117.

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 14 November 2019, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 November 2019 were yet to be circulated and were therefore not agreed.

118.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no chairman’s announcements.

119.

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.

120.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 239 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.

121.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Minutes:

The committee did not agree to any site visits.

 

Cllr Budden joined the meeting.

122.

Report of the Director of Regeneration and Place

Minutes:

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

 

Application No., Site and Description

Resolution:

 

20839/017/FUL

 

Warren Signs, Little Eastfield Holdings, Wolf's Lane, Chawton, Alton, GU34 3HJ

 

B2 development providing a replacement building comprising a workshop, office area, mess room, storage and welfare facilities following demolition of existing outbuildings (as amended by plans received 3 September and 22 November 2019)

 

 

Permission subject to the conditions set out in Appendix A.

 

123.

PART 1 - East Hampshire District Council - Applications and related planning matters to be determined or considered by the Council and the Local Planning Authority pdf icon PDF 157 KB

124.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

125.

20839/017/FUL/JonH - Warren Signs, Little Eastfield Holdings, Wolf's Lane, Chawton, Alton, GU34 3HJ pdf icon PDF 1 MB

SDC Ltd

 

B2 development providing a replacement building comprising a workshop, office area, mess room, storage and welfare facilities following demolition of existing outbuildings (as amended by plans received 3 September and 22 November 2019)

 

 

                                               

Additional documents:

Minutes:

B2 development providing a replacement building comprising a workshop, office area, mess room, storage and welfare facilities following demolition of existing outbuildings (as amended by plans received 3 September and 22 November 2019)

 

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

 

He drew the committee’s attention to the supplementary matters where there was a point of clarification to confirm that most of the site was within the parish of Alton but a small corner of the site fell within the parish of Chawton.  He also advised the committee that there was a suggested amendment to Condition 14.

 

The site already had an established light industrial use and there was extant permission for a new B1 building which had a larger footprint than that being proposed, although this would be 1m higher.  The existing boundary vegetation would be retained and the site was largely screened from the public realm.

 

The building would predominantly be used as an office for the business with low level maintenance of vehicles carried out in the workshop.

 

The site was outside the settlement policy boundary (SPB) and therefore countryside policies applied.  The site had existing employment use and was currently used by the applicant for office use.  Policy ES1 of the Alton Neighbourhood Plan supported expansion and promoted re-use of previously developed employment land, as such, the principle of development was acceptable.

 

In terms of impact on neighbouring residents, there were two properties close to the site.  Environmental Health had been consulted and they had assessed the Noise Impact Assessment submitted with the application.  The Environmental Health Officer had concluded that the proposal was unlikely to significantly impact on the amenity of neighbours but had recommended a condition be added regarding hours of operation.

 

The committee was addressed by the following deputees:

 

(1)   Cllr Williamson spoke on behalf of Chawton Parish Council

 

As set out in Appendix 1 attached to these minutes.

 

(2)   Mr Hunt spoke as the applicant.

 

·         This was a third-generation family business for a small demolition company;

·         The business previously had an office in Byfleet but since moving to Empshott, he had purchased the site in order to reduce his commute;

·         The site had planning permission for B1 use when he had purchased it.  He thought it could be changed to benefit their business;

·         He felt the new design was sympathetic to the environment and had been designed to fit in to the surrounding area as much as possible.  It would also retain any screening on site;

·         He confirmed that there would be no heavy plant machinery kept on the site, they would only be maintained on site;

·         There would occasionally be deliveries; and

·         The site did not sit in a residential area.  The nearby properties were agricultural and had a working nursery behind them, Pepperpots Nursery.

 

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

 

Cllr Thomas  ...  view the full minutes text for item 125.