Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 5th August, 2021 6.00 pm

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

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors D Ashcroft, M Johnson, P Langley, S Schillemore and I Thomas.


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 meetings held on 22 April 2021 and 20 May 2021, circulated under separate cover.


Minutes of meetings held on 22 April 2021 and 20 May 2021 were agreed and both signed as a correct record.


Chairman's Announcements


The Chairman welcomed all those present to the Planning Committee. In addition to the Councillors who sit on the committee, she also welcomed the officers who were in attendance.


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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 231 KB


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.


Future Items pdf icon PDF 108 KB


The committee agreed to visit the following site should officers be mindful to



·       Ref: 58024 – Land West of, Manor Lodge Road, Rowlands Castle


Report of the Director of Regeneration and Place


The report of the Director of Regeneration and Place was considered and it was RESOLVED that:



Application No., Site and Description





New Barn Farm, Honey Lane, Selborne, GU34 3BY


Single storey detached 3 bay oak framed ancillary building.


Permission subject to conditions as set out in Appendix A.



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 22 KB




SDNP/21/02553/HOUS - New Barn Farm, Honey Lane, Selborne, GU34 3BY pdf icon PDF 555 KB

Mr D Ashcroft


Single storey detached 3 bay oak framed ancillary building


Single storey detached 3 bay oak framed ancillary building.


The Development Management Team Leader introduced the application and displayed aerial photographs of the site, along with an indicative site layout and elevations and floorplans of the proposed ancillary building.


The officer drew the committee’s attention to the supplementary matters in respect of the agricultural conversion, now referred to as The Dairy, which had been granted planning permission in 2011, with amendments in 2019.


Descriptions of the proposed elevations were provided in relation to the front measurements of 2.1 metres to the eaves and 3.8 metres to the ridge. The car port would be positioned on the left-hand side, with the garage positioned to the middle and garden store located to the right-hand side.


Layout photographs were also shown of Selbourne in the distance, which showed a single lane leading to the car port.  There would be ample parking available leading to the access of the site. Additional photographs also showed the proposal in relation to the relatively high hedges due to be positioned on the front, side and rear boundaries. One photograph showed the proposed rear elevation to the north of the neighbouring property, The Granary.


The officer outlined the four main planning issues considered.


As set out in the report, it was noted by the Development Management Team Leader that the principle of the proposal had been accepted, in relation to the outbuilding’s provision of required parking and storage for purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the residential property.


The design and impact on the character of the area was considered acceptable, as the proposal was within the garden it would serve and partially screened by hedging. The materials proposed to be used included roof tiles and timber cladding, which officers accepted as entirely suitable within the rural context.


The only impact on the amenity would be that of The Granary, which would be positioned a considerable distance away from the boundary and which would contain a 3 metre hedge and therefore the Development Management Team Leader reiterated that there would be no adverse visual impact on the neighbouring dwelling.


Parking was also considered acceptable as the dwelling contained four bedrooms and therefore the requirement would be three parking spaces on site to serve the dwelling, as stated in the SDNP Local Plan Parking SPD. There would be ample parking potential and available access from the highway to the site.




The Chairman invited the committee to ask questions of the officer and debate the application.


Clarification was sought as to whether the land to the north of New Barn Farm (as shown in red on the location plan on page 11), was under the ownership of the applicant. In relation to the photographs shown of the building under construction, it was asked whether the garden area between the Dairy and the proposed garage would be grassed. In response to points raised, the Development Management Team Leader confirmed that the land north of New Barn Farm was under the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.