Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors G Hill, S Hunt and S Schillemore.

2.

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 2 July 2020, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 2 July 2020 were agreed as a correct record.

3.

Confirmation of Attendance

Minutes:

Councillors present verbally confirmed their attendance.

 

4.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

5.

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 meeting when the committee discusses and votes on the matter.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

6.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillors present confirmed that they had received and read the Supplementary Matters paper which included information received since the agenda had been published.  These were reported verbally at the meeting and are attached as Annex A.

 

7.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 13 KB

Minutes:

The committee agreed to visit the following sites should officers be mindful to permit:

 

·         27106/012 – Mayfield House Care Home, 41 London Road, Liphook, GU30 7AP;

·         50463/001 – Development West of Linden, Fullers Road, Rowledge, Farnham; and

·         57963/001 – Land adjacent to 1 Dean Field, Kingsley.

8.

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:

 

SDNP/20/01678/FUL

 

2-3 The Square, Chapel Street

East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1NP

 

Replacement dwelling (part retrospective) (additional information received on 23 and 24 June 2020)

 

 

 

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

 

9.

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 36 KB

10.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

11.

SDNP/20/01678/FUL - 2-3 The Square, Chapel Street, East Meon, GU32 1NP pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Mr M Probyn

 

Replacement dwelling, following demolition of existing dwelling (part retrospective) (additional information received on 23 and 24 June 2020).

 

 

                                               

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Replacement dwelling (part retrospective) (additional information received on 23 and 24 June 2020)

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application.  The site was situated within the East Meon Settlement Policy Boundary (SPB), the East Meon Neighbourhood Plan boundary and within the South Downs National Park.  The site was also within the East Meon Conservation Area.

 

He outlined the history of the site and said that the previous application SDNP/18/01438 had permission granted in August 2018.  This was for a two-storey dwelling to the rear of the site which had also been built out and completed and it also granted a series of works/improvements/changes to the existing property, 2-3 The Square.  This was not for demolition works but works to enhance the property which had received no objection from the Conservation Officer at that time.

 

Planning permission was required for demolition in conservation areas apart from two exceptions which the site did not benefit from.  The demolition works took place in approximately mid-March 2020 and a separate legal prosecution case was ongoing against the applicant at this time.  This was a separate matter and the decision the committee made on this application, would have no bearing on that prosecution case.

 

He drew the committee’s attention to the relevant Legislation and Planning Policy – Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 – Section 72, Policy SD15 – South Downs Local Plan, part 2 and National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (Section 16).

 

It was a regrettable situation that the dwelling had been demolished before this application had been submitted.  Officers had considered that there were two other potential options.  These were to leave the site vacant and void of any development or have an alternative building on the site.  Officers discounted the first option as it was not considered the site being empty and vacant would be of benefit to the Conservation Area, it would further compound the harm and leave an exposed gable end wall for 1 The Square.  The second option of an alternative building form may have greater medium to long-term impact on the Conservation Area.

 

Whilst the application was a departure from the Local Plan as it was contrary to Policies SD15 and SD12 of the South Downs Local Plan, what was presented represented the best option in the circumstances and would provide the best development possible to safeguard the medium and long-term character and appearance of the East Meon Conservation Area.

 

In response to points made in the deputation, the officer said that it was not for him to question how and when it came about.  Without being able to assess the building to formally assess its condition prior to demolition, it was difficult to put too much clarity on the points raised.

 

Each member of the committee confirmed to having received and read the written deputation circulated prior to the meeting, which had also been published on the council’s website.  This submission had been received from:

 

(1)  Mr Ellis (Southern Planning Practice), the agent, on behalf  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.