Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2 - Deanes. View directions
Contact: Democratic Services Team
Apologies for absence and substitutions
Councillor Gaskell was replaced by Councillor Taylor
Councillor Frost was replaced by Councillor Falconer
Councillor Tomblin sent his apologies
Councillor Ganesh sent his apologies
Declarations of interest
Councillor Taylor had a pre-determined position on application number 20/01847/FUL and stood down from the Committee and spoke 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 held on the 11th August 2021 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 11th August 2021 were confirmed by the Committee as a correct record
This report details the planning applications to the Committee for consideration and decision.
Contact Officer: Planning and Development Manager
Wards Affected: Whitchurch, Overton and Laverstoke (previously Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon), Oakley and The Candovers (previously Oakley and North Waltham), Evingar (previously East Woodhay), Basing and Upton Grey (previously Upton Grey and The Candovers), Evingar (previously Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne), Tadley North, Kingsclere and Baughurst (previously Baughurst and Tadley North), Basing and Upton Grey (previously Basing)
The following Public Participation took place:
1. Application - 20/01829/FUL:The installation of a 15m monopole supporting 3 no. antennas on support poles mounted to proposed crows-nest headframe, 4 no. cabinets and ancillary development, within a compound formed from 1.6m high close boarded timber fencing 25m x 10 m with a 3m wide access gate. Site: Land Adjacent to Solar Farm, Court Drove, Overton, Hampshire
The Committee considered the report set out on pages 53 to 69 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 which resulted in mixed views.
Concern was expressed about the impact on the landscape and visual impact on the North Wessex Down Area of National Outstanding Beauty. However, it was recognised that masts are required to provide coverage in the local area.
Some Members were bemused by the statement in the report advising that the 15m monopole would be brown in colour in order to mimic a telegraph pole and reduce the landscape impact. They were not persuaded as they believed that the height of a telegraph pole was 10m maximum and therefore the colour would not reduce the visual impact of the height.
It was suggested that it would have been preferable for the applicant to have had dialog with the ward councillors and parish council to seek their views on the location of the monopole.
RESOLVED that: the application be APPROVED subject to the conditions listed below and for the following reasons.
Reasons for Approval
1 The proposed development would be of an appropriate design and siting and would not result in significant impacts on the local landscape character and scenic quality of the area. As such the proposal complies with the National Planning Policy Framework (July 2021), Policies EM1 and EM10 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029 and Policy LBE1 of the Overton Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2029.
2 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.
3 The development would not cause an adverse impact on highway safety. As such the proposal would comply with the National Planning Policy Framework (July 2021), Policies CN9 and EM10 of the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan 2011-2029 and the Parking Supplementary Planning Document (2018).
4 The proposed development would not cause any adverse impacts on biodiversity and as such the proposal is considered to be in accordance ... view the full minutes text for item 28/21