Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 1st April, 2021 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

53.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

54.

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 18 February 2021, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 February 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

55.

Confirmation of Attendance

Minutes:

Councillors present verbally confirmed their attendance.

56.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

57.

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.

58.

Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

59.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Minutes:

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

 

·         21864/019 – The Dairy, Roads Hill, Horndean, Waterlooville, PO8 0TG;

·         55562/009 – Development Land East of Horndean, Rowlands Castle Road, Horndean, Waterlooville; and

·         SDNP/21/00548/FUL – Land East of New Barn Farm Lane, Blendworth, Waterlooville, Hampshire.

60.

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:

 

57963/001/FUL

 

Land adjacent to 1, Dean Field, Kingsley, Bordon

 

Extension of an existing Gypsy/Traveller site comprising the siting of an additional 4 Mobile Homes and 6 Touring caravans, and the erection of 1 dayroom (amended description, amended drawings received 27/11/2020, superseded by drawing received 4 December 2020)

 

 

Permission subject to conditions as set out in Appendix A.

 

61.

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 138 KB

62.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

63.

57963/001/FUL/NP - Land adjacent to 1, Dean Field, Kingsley, Bordon pdf icon PDF 568 KB

Mr Harty

 

Extension of an existing Gypsy/Traveller site comprising the siting of an additional 4 Mobile Homes and 6 Touring caravans, and the erection of 1 dayroom (amended description, amended drawings received 27/11/2020, superseded by drawing received 4 December 2020)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Extension of an existing Gypsy/Traveller site comprising the siting of an additional 4 Mobile Homes and 6 Touring caravans, and the erection of 1 dayroom (amended description, amended drawings received 27/11/2020, superseded by drawing received 4 December 2020)

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application and displayed various images including an aerial photograph of the site, existing and proposed site plan

 

She drew the committee’s attention to the Supplementary Matters papers which was an officer recommending an additional note to the applicant with regard to looking at widening the existing gateway when any new boundary treatment was provided.

 

The officer displayed an aerial photograph of the site and explained that the application site was an area of land in between an existing rural exception housing site and an existing traveller site. This application was for an additional four traveller pitches.  The existing rural exception housing site to the South had been permitted in 2017 and had been built fairly recently.

 

The existing area to the East would be slightly reconfigured with the two existing pitches being moved North South orientation.  The proposed amenity building would be sited in between the existing pitches and the new four pitches that were being proposed in a row.  Parking would be adjacent each pitch with two spaces per pitch.  There would also be parking available along the Southern boundary for touring caravans to be parked.

 

The proposed boundary treatment would be put up along the Southern boundary and also around to the North East.  Currently, there was a 2m fence around the existing traveller site which was considered to be a stark and unattractive landscape feature.  It was proposed that this be removed and replaced with a 1.2m high wall along the Southern boundary with a wide planting buffer between it and the access road that went down to the affordable housing scheme, and with additional planting between the site and the affordable housing development.  On the Northern boundary, there had originally been thick vegetation but some of this had been removed.  Officers would be looking to significantly enhance this buffer with new planting.

 

The starting point for determining the application was whether the site was suitable for additional traveller pitches in planning terms.  With regard to the supply issue, a new five-year Gypsy and Traveller Supply document had been published the previous day which was available on the website which showed the figures updated to the 31 March 2021.  EHDC had a two-year supply of deliverable pitches with a shortfall of 27 pitches.  A query had been raised as to how EHDC had gone from having well over a five-year supply in 2017 to now only having a two-year supply in 2021.  This was as a result of the study having been updated.  More gypsy and traveller families had been identified in the district and had moved into the area.  Nevertheless, the key issue was the suitability of the site in general planning terms had to be looked at for the proposed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.