Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

7/19

Apologies for absence and substitutions

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

8/19

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Cllr M Westbrook declared that he had a pre-determined position on application number 19/00450/FUL and stood down from the Committee.

 

Cllr S Mahaffey declared that he had a pre-determined position on application number 19/00845/RET and stood down from the Committee.

 

9/19

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent matters.

10/19

Minutes of the meeting held on 12th June 2019 pdf icon PDF 481 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 12th June 2019 were confirmed by the Committee as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

11/19

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: Burghclere, Highclere And St Mary Bourne, Oakley And North Waltham, Pamber And Silchester, South Ham and Whitchurch

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The following Public Participation took place:

 

Interest

Name

Item no./Topic

Objector

Mr Sawyer

Item 1 – 18/03728/RES

Support

Mr Neame

Item 1 – 18/03728/RES

Support

Mr Wilde

Item 1 – 18/03728/RES

Parish Councillor

Mr Hewitt

Item 2 – 19/00603/RES

Parish Councillor

Mr Bealing

Item 2 – 19/00603/RES

Objector

Ms Eydatoula

Item 2 – 19/00603/RES

Support

Mr Wilde

Item 2 – 19/00603/RES

Objector

Mr Lomas

Item 4 – 19/00450/FUL

Objector

Mr Champion

Item 4 – 19/00450/FUL

Support

Mr Thomas

Item 4 – 19/00450/FUL

Councillor

Keating

Item 4 – 19/00450/FUL

Councillor

Regan

Item 4 – 19/00450/FUL

Support

Mr Beales

Item 5 – 19/00845/RET

Councillor

Gardiner

Item 5 – 19/00845/RET

Support

Mr Wake

Item 6 – 19/00927/FUL

Councillor

Izett

Item 6 – 19/00927/FUL

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

1. Application – 18/03728/RES: Approval of all remaining Reserved Matters for Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale for the erection of 90 dwellings granted under outline planning permission for 17/00148/OUT. Site: Land South Of Manor Farm Bloswood Lane Whitchurch Hampshire

 

The Committee considered the report set out on pages 47 to 83 of the agenda together with the further material set out on the addendum sheet and other matters discussed at the meeting. 

 

The Committee discussed the proposed application.

 

Disappointment was expressed regarding the commencement of works on site for Phase 2 with the demolition of buildings.   The work had been undertaken on the site ahead of, and in breach of, approving pre-commencement conditions which sought to secure the control of dust and other airborne pollutants and to protect any wildlife present on the site, such as nesting birds within the barns. 

 

The main concern raised was for the significant tree on/adjacent to the site (Lime) should be given as much space as possible.  Members agreed with the Tree Officer that the Lime Tree needed to be given appropriate space to thrive and survive and should not be left in a situation that the new occupants would immediately seek to prune or even remove the Lime tree.

 

The Landscape, Biodiversity and Trees SPD (2018) (SPD) advised that trees should shape development proposals and be considered as part of the planning process and ensure that many environmental benefits of trees were recognised.  It was highlighted that The Lime Tree was classified as a category A, which had a canopy of 20 meters and could survive another 200 years.

 

It was acknowledged that in order to protect the Lime Tree two extra conditions would be added to the reserved matters:-

 

  • That the permitted development rights for extensions, outbuildings and hard surfaces are removed for Plots 70 and 71 in order to minimise damage to the root protection area further back from the proposed rear elevation and the extent of development within proximity to its canopy. 

 

  • To provide details of protection (e.g. bollards/fencing) to the land adjacent to the car parking area to minimise the opportunity for vehicles straying onto the land about the tree outside of the laid out spaces. 

 

 

RESOLVED that:  the application be APPROVED for the following reasons and subject  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11/19

12/19

1-App Review pdf icon PDF 477 KB

Contact Officer: Mike Townsend

The purpose of this report is to update Members on a review of the Local Requirements for information to be submitted with planning applications for them to be registered.

Minutes:

The Planning Manager introduced the report that updated Members on a review of the Local Requirements for information to be submitted with planning applications for them to be registered. 

Resolved:  That the Development Control Committee approves the approach to review of the Local Requirements as described in paragraph 3.3 of the report for implementation on or before 12 July 2019.

 

 

13/19

Quarterly Planning Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Contact Officer: Gill Wheeler/Jason Gregory

This report provides the Committee with the details of recent planning appeal decisions received by the Local Planning Authority.

Minutes:

The Planning Manager introduced the report which provided a summary analysis of the appeal decisions received in the period 01/03/2019 to 31/05/2019, which highlighted some of the issues drawn out by Planning Inspectors in arriving at their decision and should be taken into account when future decisions are made.

 

Resolved: Members of the Development Control Committee note the outcomes of the appeal decisions and the reasons given for those decisions.

 

Meeting ended 20:45

 

                                   

 

 

 

Chairman