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No. Item


Apologies for absence and substitutions


Councillor Godesen was replaced by Councillor Cubitt.


Councillor McCormick sent his apologies.



Declarations of interest


Councillor Harvey stood down from the Committee on application number 20/02883/FUL and spoke as a visiting Councillor.



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 7th April 2021 pdf icon PDF 494 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.


The Chair confirmed that the minutes of the meetings held on the 7th 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: Basing, Bramley and Sherfield, Norden, Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon, Pamber and Silchester, South Ham


Additional documents:



The following Public Participation took place:




Item no./Topic

Parish Council

Mrs Oram

Item 1 – 20/00789/FUL


Ms Sheldrake

Item 1 – 20/00789/FUL


Mr Clark

Item 1 – 20/00789/FUL


Mr Cook

Item 1 – 20/00789/FUL



Item 1 – 20/00789/FUL



Item 1 – 20/00789/FUL

Parish Council

Mr Flooks

Item 3 – 20/01954/FUL


Mr Runcie

Item 4 – 20/02883/FUL


Mr Cobbold

Item 5 – 20/02908/FUL




1.  Application - 20/00789/FUL:Erection of 82 dwellings, with vehicular access from the B3400, and the provision of public open space, landscaping and other associated works. Site: Land Off Two Gate Lane Overton Hampshire


The Committee considered the report set out on pages 37 to 86 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 application at length and raised a number of concerns.


It was acknowledged that following the creation of the mitigation land it would become the responsibility of and maintained in perpetuity by a privately appointed management company and that the future implementation of the Habitat Management and Monitoring Plan would be the responsibility of the management company.  However, some Members were apprehensive with the concept that a singular charge of £300 per household for the management of the land and understood that it would be run by some residents but were concerned with the management structure.


Members were concerned with the proposal of the access to the site which they believed it to be illogical and confusing and would cause adverse highway safety issues.


Concern was expressed on the residential amenity for the private space for the 1 bedroom units being only providing 36m² rather than the 50m² as outlined in the supplementary planning document.


Members were not satisfied with the location of the kick about area and the potential disturbance to the current residents.


It was highlighted that the site was allocated in the Overton Neighbourhood Development Plan (ONDP) for approximately 70 dwellings under Policy SS1 – site F.  However, Members were not pleased with the increase to 82 dwellings even taking into account the current position of the lack of the 5 year housing land supply.  It was felt that the additional dwellings would result in an overdevelopment of the site.


Members discussed and voted on a deferment for clarification on the management company, the access, the location of the kick about and boundaries, the amount of development in Overton, and the amenity area.   The vote was taken and lost.


The long term management and maintenance of the nitrate mitigation of the land was discussed and Members deemed it to be unsatisfactory.


RESOLVED that:  the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:


1        The proposed development would result in an additional access onto the B3400 which would result in an adverse impact on highway safety and as such would be contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (February 2019) and Policies CN9  ...  view the full minutes text for item 98/20