Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 11th June, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

177.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr C Louisson.

178.

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 21 May 2020, circulated under separate cover.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2020 were agreed as a correct record.

179.

Confirmation of Attendance

Minutes:

Councillors present verbally confirmed their attendance.

180.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting which was a virtual meeting and was being broadcast on the Council’s website.  She also outlined the format for the meeting.

181.

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.

182.

Acceptance of Supplementary Matters pdf icon PDF 79 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 had been published.  These were reported verbally at the meeting and are attached as Annex A.

183.

Future Items pdf icon PDF 8 KB

Minutes:

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

 

·         55711/001 – Land East of, Hole Lane, Bentley, Farnham.

184.

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:

55562/005/OUT

 

Development Land East of Horndean, Rowlands Castle Road, Horndean, Waterlooville

 

Outline planning application with all matters reserved, except the means of access to the highway network (junction arrangements) and associated highway improvements, for the demolition of existing buildings and the residential-led (C3) mixed-use development of the site with up to 800 dwellings, up to 2ha of employment land (uses B1 and B2), a Local Centre (including: local retail (food and non-food A1); financial and professional services (A2); restaurants, cafés, and drinking establishments (A3 and A4), hot food takeaways (A5), together with a primary school (D1) and community facilities (D2)), informal and formal open space, allotments, and acoustic bunds, together with associated drainage, utilities and all other associated and necessary infrastructure (additional information and amended plans received 31/07/19, 06/09/19, 26/09/19, 21/10/19, 04/03/20, 04/05/20, and 10/06/20)

 

Outline Permission subject to the completion of a S.106 Legal Agreement and the conditions as set out in Appendix A

 

185.

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 248 KB

186.

SECTION 1 - APPLICATIONS REPORTED IN DETAIL

187.

55562/005/OUT/SaH - Development Land East of Horndean, Rowlands Castle Road, Horndean, Waterlooville pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Bloor Homes Limited

 

Outline planning application with all matters reserved, except the means of access to the highway network (junction arrangements) and associated highway improvements, for the demolition of existing buildings and the residential-led (C3) mixed-use development of the site with up to 800 dwellings, up to 2ha of employment land (uses B1 and B2), a Local Centre (including: local retail (food and non-food A1); financial and professional services (A2); restaurants, cafés, and drinking establishments (A3 and A4), hot food takeaways (A5), together with a primary school (D1) and community facilities (D2)), informal and formal open space, allotments, and acoustic bunds, together with associated drainage, utilities and all other associated and necessary infrastructure (additional information and amended plans received 31/07/19, 06/09/19, 26/09/19, 21/10/19, 04/03/20, and 04/05/20)

 

 

                                               

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline planning application with all matters reserved, except the means of access to the highway network (junction arrangements) and associated highway improvements, for the demolition of existing buildings and the residential-led (C3) mixed-use development of the site with up to 800 dwellings, up to 2ha of employment land (uses B1 and B2), a Local Centre (including: local retail (food and non-food A1); financial and professional services (A2); restaurants, cafés, and drinking establishments (A3 and A4), hot food takeaways (A5), together with a primary school (D1) and community facilities (D2)), informal and formal open space, allotments, and acoustic bunds, together with associated drainage, utilities and all other associated and necessary infrastructure (additional information and amended plans received 31/07/19, 06/09/19, 26/09/19, 21/10/19, 04/03/20, and 04/05/20)

 

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application and updated the committee on two further supplementary matters.  These were an access drawing ending 2G on page 286 of the report had been superseded by an amended plan as in the report, it was wrongly annotated to show an existing footpath stopped up and a pedestrian crossing being removed on the West side of junction 2 of the A3(M), this was not the intention.

 

There was also a correction to Condition 32 as the word ‘road’ was omitted in error.  It should read ‘No access from Rowlands Castle Road…’

 

The site formed site allocation HN1 of the adopted East Hampshire Local Plan Housing and Employment Land Allocations 2016.  Members were only considering the detailed access to the site with appearance, scale, layout and landscaping forming the reserved matters to be dealt with subsequent to any approval.

 

The officer outlined the key constraints which included a high-pressure gas main running down through the site, the South Downs National Park (SDNP) boundary, the fact that the site was host to Bechstein bats and that there was an existing footpath and bridleway running through the site. 

 

The officer summarised the proposed highway works and outlined the main issues which included principle of development, affordable housing, impact on the character and appearance of the area, highway/access implications, impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties, drainage and flood risk, biodiversity and S.106 legal obligations/CIL.

 

In terms of the principle of development, it followed a previously lapsed outlined approval which had consent for the same development aside from an increase of 100 dwellings and also now proposed no elderly accommodation which was instead to be delivered through other current applications.  Importantly, the site was allocated for this quantum of development and taking into account the size of the site, the increase of 100 dwellings was considered to be small.  Given the site allocation and lapsed outline consent, the principle of development had effectively been established twice and in view of the detailed work carried out by the applicant in support of the application, consultee responses, recommended conditions and S.106 obligations, it was not considered there were any reasons why members should take an alternative view in this instance.

 

Some hedgerow along Havant Road was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 187.