Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Planning Committee - Wednesday, 9th June, 2021 6.00 pm

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

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Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors P Langley, J Matthews, S Schillemore and I Thomas.

12.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

13.

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.

14.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 436 KB

Minutes:

Councillors noted the supplementary papers which included information received since the agenda had been published.  These were reported verbally and are attached as Annex A to these minutes.

15.

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:

 

51680/001/FUL

 

Havant Thicket Winter Storage Reservoir, Manor Lodge Road, Rowlands Castle

 

Hybrid application  seeking: 1) Full Planning permission for Development of a reservoir for raw water storage, A pumped storage reservoir, with the minimum required total storage capacity of 8,700 million litres (Ml), to support the planned bulk supply transfer of at least 21Ml/d in extreme (currently defined as 1:200 year) drought conditions; Construction of an earth embankment adjacent to Staunton Country Park ; Construction of an overflow discharge/spillway at the south-western side of the reservoir and associated works; Construction of a new junction on the B2149 Manor Lodge Road and a new junction on Swanmore Road. Provision of viewing areas on the southern embankment and western edge of the reservoir.

2) Outline application for (matters to be considered outlined in Table 2.2 in the submitted Development Specification) control house partially incorporated within landscaped earth mounding adjacent to the south west embankment; together with provision of other earth embankments. Construction of a visitor centre / cafe, with storage areas and welfare facilities to the northwest of the reservoir to be used for recreational and education purposes; Provision of picnic area(s) and children's play area(s).  Access routes from both junctions to the visitor car park; visitor car park comprising 193 car parking spaces and between 70 and 75 overflow spaces plus spaces for staff, coach/minibus and disabled drivers sited to the north west of the reservoir. Creation of a permanent wetland on the northern side of the reservoir and construction of bird watching hide/screen(s); recreational facilities for public amenity. Provision of perimeter tracks and a network of bridleways, cycle paths and footpaths; Construction of a slipway on the western bank of the reservoir for operational use only and a small section of the proposed pipeline (210m).

 

 

Permission subject to the proviso and the conditions as set out in Appendix A

 

16.

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 207 KB

17.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

18.

51680/001/FUL/LO - Havant Thicket Winter Storage Reservoir, Manor Lodge Road, Rowlands Castle pdf icon PDF 381 KB

Portsmouth Water PLC

 

Hybrid application  seeking: 1) Full Planning permission for Development of a reservoir for raw water storage, A pumped storage reservoir, with the minimum required total storage capacity of 8,700 million litres (Ml), to support the planned bulk supply transfer of at least 21Ml/d in extreme (currently defined as 1:200 year) drought conditions; Construction of an earth embankment adjacent to Staunton Country Park ; Construction of an overflow discharge/spillway at the south-western side of the reservoir and associated works; Construction of a new junction on the B2149 Manor Lodge Road and a new junction on Swanmore Road. Provision of viewing areas on the southern embankment and western edge of the reservoir.

2) Outline application for (matters to be considered outlined in Table 2.2 in the submitted Development Specification) control house partially incorporated within landscaped earth mounding adjacent to the south west embankment; together with provision of other earth embankments. Construction of a visitor centre / cafe, with storage areas and welfare facilities to the northwest of the reservoir to be used for recreational and education purposes; Provision of picnic area(s) and children's play area(s).  Access routes from both junctions to the visitor car park; visitor car park comprising 193 car parking spaces and between 70 and 75 overflow spaces plus spaces for staff, coach/minibus and disabled drivers sited to the north west of the reservoir. Creation of a permanent wetland on the northern side of the reservoir and construction of bird watching hide/screen(s); recreational facilities for public amenity. Provision of perimeter tracks and a network of bridleways, cycle paths and footpaths; Construction of a slipway on the western bank of the reservoir for operational use only and a small section of the proposed pipeline (210m).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Hybrid application  seeking: 1) Full Planning permission for Development of a reservoir for raw water storage, A pumped storage reservoir, with the minimum required total storage capacity of 8,700 million litres (Ml), to support the planned bulk supply transfer of at least 21Ml/d in extreme (currently defined as 1:200 year) drought conditions; Construction of an earth embankment adjacent to Staunton Country Park ; Construction of an overflow discharge/spillway at the south-western side of the reservoir and associated works; Construction of a new junction on the B2149 Manor Lodge Road and a new junction on Swanmore Road. Provision of viewing areas on the southern embankment and western edge of the reservoir.

2) Outline application for (matters to be considered outlined in Table 2.2 in the submitted Development Specification) control house partially incorporated within landscaped earth mounding adjacent to the south west embankment; together with provision of other earth embankments. Construction of a visitor centre / cafe, with storage areas and welfare facilities to the northwest of the reservoir to be used for recreational and education purposes; Provision of picnic area(s) and children's play area(s).  Access routes from both junctions to the visitor car park; visitor car park comprising 193 car parking spaces and between 70 and 75 overflow spaces plus spaces for staff, coach/minibus and disabled drivers sited to the north west of the reservoir. Creation of a permanent wetland on the northern side of the reservoir and construction of bird watching hide/screen(s); recreational facilities for public amenity. Provision of perimeter tracks and a network of bridleways, cycle paths and footpaths; Construction of a slipway on the western bank of the reservoir for operational use only and a small section of the proposed pipeline (210m).

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application and drew the committee’s attention to the Supplementary Matters sheet and some key points.  Firstly, Havant Borough Council’s Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission for its element of the reservoir and the associated pipeline in accordance with the officer recommendation.

 

There was also an update in terms of the financial contributions that had been agreed with HCC Rights of Way Team in terms of the maintenance and upkeep of the public rights of way and the diverted bridleway.

 

There were also further consultations that had been summarised and one further issue that had been raised by members of the public was that they felt that they had misled about the project.  As Southern Water were currently consulting on its alternative uses in its water for life documentation which included a new pipeline from the site to the waste water treatment works at Otterbourne and the potential for the reservoir to be filled with recycled water from Budds Farm.  This document was consultation only undertaken by Southern Water to explore schemes to address predicted water shortages in the region.  This consultation document did not impact upon this planning application before the committee.  In addition, any change in use of the reservoir would require further planning permission.

 

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