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Apologies for absence and substitutions
Councillor D Potter was replaced by Councillor J Westbrook
Councillor Leeks was replaced by Councillor Richards
Councillor Sherlock was replaced by Councillor Rhatigan
Declarations of interest
Cllr J Richards declared an interest on application number 18/01892/FUL and stood down from the Committee and spoke only as a visiting Ward Councillor.
Cllr K Rhatigan declared that he had a predetermined position on application number 18/01892/FUL and stood down from the Committee and spoke only as a visiting Councillor.
Cllr S Godesen declared that he had a predetermined position on application number 18/02477/HSE and stood down from the Committee and spoke only as a visiting Councillor.
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 12 December 2018
The minutes of the meeting held on the 12th December 2018 will be included on the next Development Control Committee agenda on the 6th February 2018.
The Minutes of the meetings held on 12th December 2018 would be included on the next Development Control Agenda on the 6th February.
This report details the planning applications to the Committee for consideration and decision.
Contact Officer: Planning and Development Manager
Wards Affected: Basing, Baughurst and Tadley North, Bramley and Sherfield, Brookvale and Kings Furlong, Eastrop, Oakley and North Waltham, Pamber and Silchester, Tadley Central, Upton Grey and The Candovers
The following Public Participation took place:
1. Application – 18/01892/FUL: Erection of extension to existing clubhouse to incorporate a 21 bedroom hotel. Erection of 18 dwellings (7 x 3 bed house, 2 x 3 bed bungalow, 3 x 4 bed house and 6 x 5 bed house) and associated parking, landscaping. Site: Bishopswood Golf Course Bishopswood Lane Baughurst RG26 4AT
The Committee considered the report set out on pages 17 to 52 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 at length.
Members were not satisfied with the proposed business model and viability information. This was due to the hotel being financed by the erection of the18 dwellings and the subsequent lack of provision for affordable housing or off-site contribution, which contravened the local plan Policy CN1.
Some members were not content with the loss of protected trees and woodland on the site.
Various members believed that the proposals would result in the inadequate provision of multi-functional green space to meet the needs of the additional residents without adversely affecting the quality of life of existing residents, which conflicts with local plan Policy EM5.
Overall, the Committee stated that the application did not meet the local plan or policies and agreed with the officer recommendation in the report.
RESOLVED that: the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:
1 The benefit of the asserted improvements to the long term viability of the golf course through the provision of the hotel, which would be financed through the construction of 18 private dwellings does not outweigh the substantial harm caused by the proposed 18 dwellings with regards to the countryside location, associated impact on the character and appearance of the area, the Strategic Gap, Tadley Church Road Conservation Area, lack of housing mix and affordable housing, lack of on-site open space, unacceptable layout in relation to the impact upon trees, biodiversity, amenity of future occupiers, and the adverse impact upon the AWE Emergency ... view the full minutes text for item 50/18