Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 20th May, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX. View directions

Contact: Lisa Papps  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234073

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors S Schillemore and I Thomas.

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 1 April 2021, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 April 2021 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the first Planning Committee meeting with members physically present since March 2020.

4.

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.

5.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 252 KB

Additional documents:

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.

6.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Minutes:

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

 

·         56732/001 – St Georges Garrison Church, Station Road, Bordon, GU35 0LR; and

·         59013 – Land Rear of, 2-10 Chalet Hill, Bordon.

7.

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:

21876/060/OUT

 

Land to the rear of The Old Stables, Oakhanger Farm, Oakhanger Road, Bordon

 

Outline Application - Extension to existing employment area comprising the reception of up to 2,820 sqm. of employment space within Class E with associated parking and landscaping (all matters reserved except access) (amended and additional information received 28/01/21, 11/03/21, and 26/04/21)

 

Subject to the provisio and the  conditions as set out in Appendix A.

 

8.

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 180 KB

9.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

10.

21876/060/OUT/SaH - Land to the rear of The Old Stables, Oakhanger Farm, Oakhanger Road, Bordon pdf icon PDF 565 KB

Purple Beaver Holdings Ltd

 

Outline Application - Extension to existing employment area comprising the reception of up to 2,820 sqm. of employment space within Class E with associated parking and landscaping (all matters reserved except access) (amended and additional information received 28/01/21, 11/03/21, and 26/04/21)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline Application – Extension of existing employment area comprising the reception of up to 2,820 sqm. Of employment space within Class E with associated parking and landscaping (all matters reserved except access) (amended and additional information received 28/01/21, 11/03/21, and 26/04/21)

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application displayed an aerial view of the site, indicative site layout, artistic impression of the proposed buildings for illustrative purposes along with photographs of and from within the site.

 

This was an outline application with only the access to be considered in detail.  The existing access into the site would be retained and 63 parking spaces would be provided as part of the proposal in addition to soft landscaping.

 

One of the main issues was the principle of development.  Saved Policy IB3 supported the reasonable expansion or intensification of a business or an industrial use within an existing site subject to certain criteria.  Joint Core Strategy (JCS) Policy CP6 also supported in principle the reasonable expansion of existing firms in the countryside.  There was also support for expansion for rural business in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) at Paragraph 83.

 

At present there was approximately 3,375 sqm of existing commercial use and the proposal of 2,820 sqm would be around a 75% increase.

 

Support had been received from officers from Planning Policy and Economic Development for the proposed development and therefore, in principle, the proposal was acceptable subject to all other material considerations.

 

In terms of design and layout, this was an outline application however, an indicative site layout had been provided, and it appeared that development could be accommodated without appearing cramped.  Materials were key and one of the recommended conditions was that proposed materials should be submitted for approval prior to development commencing.

 

In terms of heritage and archaeology, the development site was 100m from Oakhanger Farm Grade II Listed buildings.  No objections had been received from the Conservation Officer or Hampshire archaeology.

 

In terms of neighbouring amenities, there were no nearby residential properties that could reasonably be affected by the development.  Conditions 12 and 13 restricted the use to light industrial only and also the operating hours.  There had been no objection from the Environmental Health Pollution Officer.

 

The Arboricultural Officer had not objected subject to a condition requiring the submission of a tree protection plan prior to development commencing.

 

The South Downs National Park Authority had raised concerns in landscape terms but officers considered that this could be mitigated through the design of the development and the appropriate hard and soft landscaping.  Condition 24 prohibited external lighting without prior permission being obtained.  The closest point to the SDNP was 78m from the site and these were obscured views.  The closest non-obscured view was 400m away.

 

The Hampshire Ecologist had not raised any objection subject to ecological mitigation being conditioned which was Condition 19. 

 

Natural England had not raised any objections.  They had also requested gates be put into the car parking area when the units were not in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.