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Contact: Democratic Services Team
Apologies for absence and substitutions
Councillor D Potter was replaced by Councillor M Westbrook
Councillor R Cooper sent her apologies
Declarations of interest
Councillor M Westbrook declared that he had a pre-determined position on application 19/02905/ROC 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 matters.
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 Minutes of the meetings held on 21st January 2020 and the 5th February were confirmed by the Committee as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
Contact: Planning and Development Manager
The purpose of this report is for Members to consider draft conditions to accompany the resolution for approval of planning application 19/03227/FUL for the demolition of equestrian buildings and a rest room and erection of a two bedroom detached dwelling, Meadow Brook Farm Woolton Hill Road Ball Hill RG20 0PB.
The Assistant Planning Manager introduced the report and advised the Committee that the purpose of the report was for Members to consider draft conditions to accompany the resolution for approval of planning application 19/03227/FUL for the demolition of equestrian buildings and a rest room and erection of a two bedroom detached dwelling, Meadow Brook Farm Woolton Hill Road Ball Hill RG20 0PB.
He confirmed that at the meeting of 05 February 2020 the Committee resolved to grant permission however, the draft conditions were not put before the Committee for ratification and under the Constitution there was no delegation to officers on committee decisions to agree conditions. The conditions therefore need to be ratified by the Committee before the formal decision notice could be issued.
The Committee took a vote and agreed to approve the conditions.
Following the resolution to grant planning permission as agreed on 05/02/2020, Members of the Development Control Committee ratify the conditions listed in Appendix C.
This report details the planning applications to the Committee for consideration and decision.
Contact Officer: Planning and Development Manager
Wards Affected: Bramley and Sherfield, Brookvale and Kings Furlong, Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne, Oakley and North Waltham, Pamber and Silchester
The following Public Participation took place:
1. Application – 18/00778/OUT:Outline application with all matters reserved except for access and layout, for the erection of 2 no. dwellings with detached garagesSite: Carlton Harts Lane Burghclere RG20 9JN
The Committee considered the report set out on pages 73 to 92 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 and referred to the Landscape, Biodiversity and Trees Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which stated that there needed to be a 20m buffer from the edge of the canopy of trees to the curtilage of any new development which would include garden areas. However, the proposed application demonstrated that the garden was situated under the canopy of trees and therefore contradicted the Landscape, Biodiversity and Trees SPD.
As the proposal was for an outline application with all matters reserved except for access and layout, for erection of 2 dwellings with detached garages, some Members were concerned that the parking provision would be inadequate as they could not establish the number of bedrooms and size of the proposed dwellings. However, given the application was in outline form the number of bedrooms was not for consideration at this stage and therefore it was advised not to include a refusal reason based on inadequate parking provision.
RESOLVED that: the application be REFUSED for the following reason:
Reason for Refusal
1 The proposed development would, by virtue of its proximity to the canopy of trees protected by Tree Preservation Order, with development proposed within the 20 metre buffer set out within the Landscape, Biodiversity and Trees Supplementary Planning Document (December 2018), and the associated increase in intensity of use, cause undue pressure to the existing TPO trees, with likely associated loss, which would result in harm to the amenity and character of the area and the biodiversity interests of the edge of canopy habitat contrary to Policies EM1, EM4 and EM10 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011 - 2029 and the Landscape, Biodiversity and Trees Supplementary Planning Document (December 2018).
1. In accordance with paragraph 38 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in dealing with this application, the Council has worked with the applicant in the following positive and creative manner:-
seeking further information following receipt of the application;
seeking amendments to the proposed development following receipt of the application;
considering the imposition of conditions.
In this instance:
the applicant was updated of any issues after the initial site visit;
In such ways the Council has demonstrated a positive and ... view the full minutes text for item 59/19