Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Apologies for absence and substitutions


Councillor R Cooper sent her apologies


Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.


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 matters.


Minutes of the meeting held on the 11th March 2020 pdf icon PDF 319 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 Minutes of the meetings held on 11th March 2020 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, Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne, Eastrop


Additional documents:


The following Public Participation took place:




Item no./Topic


Mr Livingstone

Item 1 – 19/01977/FUL


Mr Howard-Jones

Item 2 – 19/03133/FUL


Mr Carthy

Item 2 – 19/03133/FUL



Item 2 – 19/03133/FUL




1.Application – 19/01977/FUL:Erection of 1 no. 5 bed dwelling with double garage and creation of a new access Site: Land Adjacent To Nately Towers  Scures Hill Nately Scures RG27 9JS


The Committee considered the report set out on pages 23 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 and paid particular attention to the access onto the A30.   Some Members considered that there could be issues over highway safety due to the high volume of traffic on the road and the potential limited visibility due to parked traffic.   Members acknowledged that the Highways Officer had raised no objection to the application and therefore were satisfied with the proposal.


Some Members were reassured that there would be a bus stop close to the development but expressed their disappointment with the limited reference to the climate change emergency.


On the whole the officer’s report was regarded as being well written and comprehensive and the majority of the Committee agreed with the officer’s recommendation.


Cllr Leeks joined the meeting during the item and therefore did not vote on the application.


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


Reasons for Approval


1          The proposal would result in the erection of a single dwelling where no locally agreed need has been identified contrary to Policies SS1 and SS6 (e) of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029. However the dwelling would not be in an isolated location and the Local Plan Policies with regards to housing are considered to be out of date as a result of the current lack of a 5 year housing land supply. The benefits identified whilst modest, would outweigh the conflict found with the currently out of date Policy SS6 (e) whereby no demonstrated harm would be presented by the development that would outweigh the benefits when assessed against the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (2019) as a whole.


2          The proposed development would be of an appropriate design and would relate in a sympathetic manner to the street scene and character of the area and as such complies with the National Planning Policy Framework (February 2019), Policy EM10 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029 and Section 11 of the Design and Sustainability Supplementary Planning Document (July 2018).


3          The proposed development, with conditions, would not result in an undue loss of privacy or cause undue overlooking, overshadowing, overbearing or noise and disturbance impacts to the occupiers of neighbouring properties and as such complies with Policy EM10 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029 and Sections 10 and 11 of the Design and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5/20