Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 12th September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: Cynthia Haveron  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234092

Items
No. Item

71.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors F Cowper, S Schillemore and

N Taylor.

72.

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 August 2019, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 August 2019 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

73.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman made all present aware that item 1 on the agenda, 58000/002/FUL/JonH - Land between Coombe Dell and Teazles, Alton Lane, Four Marks, Alton had been withdrawn from the agenda.

74.

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.

 

 

                                               

75.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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.

76.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Minutes:

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

 

5800/002 – Land between Coombe Dell and Teaxles, Alton Lane, Four Marks, Alton; and

 

29336/008 – Janeland, Willis Lane, Four Marks, GU34 5AP  

77.

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:

 

58000/002/FUL

 

Land between Coombe Dell and Teazles, Alton Lane, Four Marks, Alton

 

Use of land for stationing of two x mobile homes, two x touring caravans, detached utility/day room and formation of permeable hardstanding and related parking for residential use for two gypsy families (as amended by plans received 23 March 2019 and 1 July 2019)

 

Item withdrawn from agenda.

 

49776/004/OUT

 

Land at Lynch Hill, Mill Lane, Alton

 

Outline Application  - (Some matters reserved) Development of up to 7ha of employment land (use classes B1a, B1c, B2 and B8) with associated access (submitted for detailed approval) and green infrastructure (additional information received on 10/09/2019 - Updated Ecology Statement).

 

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

 

78.

PART 1 - East Hampshire District Council - Applications and related planning matters to be determined or considered by the Council as the local planning authority

79.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL pdf icon PDF 147 KB

80.

ITEM WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA - 58000/002/FUL/JonH - Land between Coombe Dell and Teazles, Alton Lane, Four Marks, Alton pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Mr R Walls

 

Use of land for stationing of two x mobile homes, two x touring caravans, detached utility/day room and formation of permeable hardstanding and related parking for residential use for two gypsy families (as amended by plans received 23 March 2019 and 1 July 2019)

 

Associated documents - https://tinyurl.com/yy5eu2tk

 

 

 

                                               

Minutes:

This item had been withdrawn from the agenda.

81.

49776/004/OUT/MH - Land at Lynch Hill, Mill Lane, Alton pdf icon PDF 844 KB

Tanvale Holdings Ltd

 

Outline Application - (Some matters reserved) Development of up to 7ha of employment land (use classes B1a, B1c, B2 and B8) with associated access (submitted for detailed approval) and green infrastructure.

 

Associated documents - https://tinyurl.com/y2cp99pj

 

 

                                               

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline application - Outline Application - (Some matters reserved) Development of up to 7ha of employment land (use classes B1a, B1c, B2 and B8) with associated access (submitted for detailed approval) and green infrastructure.

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the report and reminded the committee that access was the only matter to be considered in this outline application.  He summarised the relevant planning history of the site and advised the committee that the site was an allocated employment site in the Local Plan and therefore was acceptable in principle.  He displayed numerous photographs of the site and proposed access, an indicative site plan and detailed plans showing the topography of the site and site levels of the proposed access. He confirmed that no objections to the application had been received from the Arboricultural Officer, Landscape Officer or Hampshire Highways.  The officer recommendation was therefore for outline permission as per the report and as updated by the supplementary matters sheet.

 

The committee was addressed by the following deputees.

 

(1) Mr Lock spoke on behalf of objectors, as set out in Appendix 1 attached to these minutes.

 

(2)  Cllr Warnes spoke on behalf of Binsted Parish Council.  Binsted Parish Council objected to the proposed access, the need for which had not been proven.  The volume of traffic and the safety of the new junction onto Montecchio Way was a concern and Binsted Parish Council did not believe that this had been given sufficient weight.  The hedge removal would be contrary to Policy CP20 and the overall effect of the proposal to the rural setting of Alton should not be overlooked.  Policy IB3 stated that such proposals should only be granted if a reasonable expansion, which Binsted Parish Council did not believe this proposal to be.

 

(3) Cllr Jones spoke on behalf of Alton Town Council, as set out in Appendix 2 attached to these minutes.

 

(4)  Mr Warren spoke as the agent for the application.  He was pleased to note the positive recommendation and explained that the proposal would deliver a much-needed employment site.  The application had been discussed with the Council over three years and had received no technical objections.  The proposal complied with the National Planning Policy Framework and the emerging local plan and would provide economic benefits.  The site was in single ownership and if approved would be brought forward quickly.

 

(5)  Cllr Carter spoke as a local ward councillor, as set out in Appendix 3 attached to these minutes.

 

In response to comments made during the deputations, the Director of Regeneration and Place confirmed that EHDC had no intention or option to purchase the site and the site was an allocated employment site within the development plan that had been unanimously endorsed by Council and found to be sound by the Government Inspector.  In respect of the comments made about the proposal not complying with the Alton Neighbourhood Plan, he highlighted that the site was not covered by the plan as it was located within the parish  ...  view the full minutes text for item 81.