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Apologies for absence and substitutions

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence

 

65/20

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillor Bound confirmed that he was predetermined on application number 20/01217/FUL and he stood down from the Committee on this application.

 

Councillor George confirmed that he was predetermined on application number 20/01845/HSE and he stood down from the Committee on this application.

 

66/20

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:

Councillor N Robinson was appointment as Vice-Chair for the remainder of the municipal year 20/21.

 

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Minutes of the meeting held on the 11th November 2020 pdf icon PDF 629 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting held on the 11th November 2020 be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

Minutes:

The Chair confirmed that the minutes of the meetings held on the 11th November 2020 were confirmed by the Committee as a correct record.

 

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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: Baughurst and Tadley North, Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne, Eastrop, Grove, Whitchurch

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The following Public Participation took place:

 

Interest

Name

Item no./Topic

Support

Mr Cottrell

Item 1 – 19/02519/FUL

Objector

Mr Martin

Item 2 – 20/01217/FUL

Support

Mr Cottrell

Item 2 – 20/01217/FUL

Parish Councillor

Mr Norton

Item 3 – 20/01664/TDC

Objector

Ms Cutts

Item 3 – 20/01664/TDC

Support

Mr Pettitt

Item 3 – 20/01664/TDC

Parish Councillor

Mr T Webb

Item 5 – 20/02093/ROC

Objector

Mrs E Brown

Item 6 – 20/02219/FUL

Objection

Mrs J Ramsay

Item 6 – 20/02219/FUL

Support

Ms D St Pierre

Item 6 – 20/02219/FUL

Councillor

Hussey

Item 6 – 20/02219/FUL

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

1. Application – 19/02519/FUL: Erection of 2 no. 3 bed dwellings with associated parking and creation of new accessSite: Ione Baughurst Road Baughurst RG26 5LL

 

The Committee considered the report set out on pages 83 to 103 of the agenda and other matters discussed at the meeting.

 

The Committee discussed the proposed application.

 

Members said that although there was some concern to the potential loss of the strategic gap between Baughurst and Tadley, the proposal would fit into the street scene of the existing linear development along Baughurst Road.

 

It was believed that most of the development would be obscured by the remainder of the retained hedge but they would like to see soft landscaping to the rear of the site.

  

RESOLVED that:  the application be APPROVED for the following reasons, subject to the conditions listed below:

 

Reasons for Approval

 

1          The application would not result in the erection of two dwellings in an isolated location within the countryside and 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) (NPPF) and Policy SD1 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029.

 

2          The proposed dwellings would be of an appropriate design and siting, would relate to surrounding development and would not result in significant impacts on the local landscape character or scenic quality of the area. As such the proposal complies with Section 15 of the National Planning Policy Framework (February 2019), Policies EM1 and EM10 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029, and the Design and Sustainability Supplementary Planning Document (July 2018).

 

3          The development would not cause an adverse impact on highway safety, subject to the submission of suitable visibility details, and adequate parking would be provided to serve the development and as such the proposal complies with Policies CN9 and EM10 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029 and the Parking Supplementary Planning Document (2018).

 

4          The development would not result in an undue loss of privacy or cause undue overlooking, overshadowing, overbearing or noise and disturbance impacts to neighbouring properties and as such complies with Policies EM10 and EM12 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029.

 

5          The proposed development would not cause any adverse impact on biodiversity and as such the proposal is considered to be in accordance with Policy EM4 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029 and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 68/20

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Amendment to section 106 clauses in relation to Affordable Housing provision - 06/11/2019 - 18/03146/FUL pdf icon PDF 696 KB

The purpose of this report is for Members to consider an amendment to the affordable housing clause within the legal agreement to be secured under 18/03146/FUL for a development at 42-46 New Road, Tadley for 42 retirement apartments, a retail unit and 5 flats.   

Contact Officer:  Planning and Development Manager

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Planning Manager introduced the report and she advised that the purpose of the report was for Members to consider an amendment to the affordable housing clause within the legal agreement to be secured under 18/03146/FUL for a development at 42-46 New Road, Tadley for 42 retirement apartments, a retail unit and 5 flats.   

 

She confirmed the background of the application which was first considered by the Development Control Committee in September 2019.  Officers recommended that permission be granted subject to a legal agreement to secure an offsite Affordable Housing contribution.  However the Committee resolved to defer the application for the following reasons:

 

·           To allow discussions with the applicant to consider options for onsite affordable housing provision within the five market dwellings. 

·           To allow the applicant to reconsider disabled parking provision.

·           To allow the applicant to reconsider the layby pull-in at the front of the site, in particular in relation to deliveries to the retail units.

 

The application subsequently returned before the Committee on 6th November 2019 and the agreed resolution was for affordable housing to be provided on-site, secured by a legal agreement and have a two tier cascade.   The first part of the cascade was that the 5 units would be offered to a register provider.  If no register provider was found to take the units, it would go to the next cascade for discount market housing (5 units) and also a commuted sum of £100,000

 

Through negotiations with the applicant the issue had arisen that if the two cascades were not taken up then only part of the development would be occupied, so the applicant was proposing a third tier for an off-site contribution which would be pro- rota according to the number of discount market units that couldn’t be sold.

 

The Committee discussed the amendment to the section 106 clauses in relation to affordable housing provision and on the whole did not support the recommendation in the report for the third tier.  They were concerned about the off-site affordable housing as they considered it to be difficult to spend especially in Tadley due to the location of Automatic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and the restrictions by Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan Policy SS7 and the Aldermaston off-site emergency planning arrangements. 

 

Concern was also expressed that the money could eventually be used for the help to buy scheme and therefore would not provide any affordable rented housing.

 

Some Members questioned that if the third tier was not approved whether it would make the development unviable.  However, other Members thought that if tier 1 and tier 2 were not taken up then this indicated that the design of the development may not be suitable for the area.

RESOLVED that:   the section 106 clauses in relation to Affordable Housing provision – 06/11/2019 - 18/03146/FUL be unchanged.

 

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Planning Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 438 KB

This report is a summary analysis of the appeal decisions received from the 01/04/2020 to 31/10/2020 for noting by the Committee.

 

Contact Officer: Planning and Development Manager

Minutes:

The Assistant Planning Manager introduced the report which provided a summary analysis of the appeal decisions received in the period 01/04/2020 to 31/10/2020, 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 22:00

 

                                   

 

 

Chairman