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Apologies for absence and substitutions


Councillor Freeman was replaced by Councillor McCormick.



Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair to the Development Control Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year.


Councillor Harvey was appointed as Vice-Chair for the municipal year 2021/22.



Declarations of interest


Councillor Godesen considered that he was conflicted on application number 20/02954/FUL and he stood down from the Committee and spoke as a visiting Councillor.


Councillor Hussey advised that he would not be voting on application number 20/03569/FUL as the application was in his ward.



Urgent matters

To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency


There were no urgent items.



Minutes of the meeting held on the 28th April 2021 pdf icon PDF 383 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting held on the 28th April 2021 be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.


The Chair confirmed that the minutes of the meetings held on the 28th April 2021 were confirmed by the Committee as a correct record.



Applications for planning permission and public participation thereon pdf icon PDF 352 KB

This report details the planning applications to the Committee for consideration and decision.


Contact Officer:  Planning and Development Manager


Wards Affected: Oakley and The Candovers (previously Oakley and North Waltham), Tadley and Pamber (previously Pamber and Silchester), Basing and Upton Grey (previously Basing), South Ham, Bramley (previously Bramley and Sherfield), Eastrop and Grove (previously Grove)


Additional documents:


The following Public Participation took place:




Item no./Topic


Ms Burgess

Item 2 – 19/02976/FUL

Parish Council

Ms Tuck

Item 3 – 20/02954/FUL


Mr Cobbold

Item 3 – 20/02954/FUL



Item 3 – 20/02954/FUL


Mr Pragnell

Item 5 – 20/03222/FUL


Ms Downie

Item 5 – 20/03222/FUL


Mrs Macklin

Item 5 – 20/03222/FUL


Mr Rose

Item 7 – 20/03569/FUL



1. Application - 19/02422/FUL: Erection of 7 no. dwellings; with associated parking, turning, landscaping, and private amenity space.  Creation of new access point out onto Popham Lane. Site: Land At Os Ref 456743 145562 Popham Lane North Waltham Hampshire


The Committee considered the report set out on pages 35 to 82 of the agenda and other matters discussed at the meeting.


The Committee discussed the application and understood that the Section 106 agreement would secure the nitrate mitigation strategy.  However, Members requested that an informative be added to advise the applicant that the Development Control Committee would prefer that the nitrate mitigation was not undertaken by a management company where future residents would bear the cost.


Some Members expressed concern that the size of the garages were below the standard stated in the supplementary planning document (SPD).  The Committee recognised that the parking provision had already been met in terms of the quantity and the garages were in effect extra to that requirement.   Members requested that an informative be included that the Development Control Committee acknowledged that the size of the garages were not compliant with the SPD.


RESOLVED that:  the application be That the applicant be invited to enter into a legal agreement (in accordance with the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 and Policies CN1, CN6 and EM4 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029) between the applicant and the Borough Council to secure:


  • A Woodland Mitigation Plan including a Monitoring & Maintenance Strategy to ensure nutrient neutrality.


Should the requirements set out above not be satisfactorily secured, then the Planning and Development Manager be delegated to REFUSE permission for appropriate reasons.


On completion of the legal agreement, the Planning and Development Manager be delegated to grant planning permission subject to the conditions listed below and for the following reasons.


Reasons for Approval


1          In   the absence of an up to date development plan, the proposed development would deliver housing which would contribute towards mitigating against the overall shortfall of supply as well as providing economic, social and environmental benefits.  In the planning balance, and applying a presumption in favour of sustainable development, it is not considered that the impact of the development would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits when the policies of the National Planning Policy Framework (February 2019) as a material planning consideration are taken as a whole.  The proposal is considered to represent a sustainable form of development. The proposal is therefore in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (February 2019) and Policy SD1 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029.


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