Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 11th August, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

28.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 413 KB

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14 July to be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2021 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

29.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence from Members*.

 

*Note: Members are asked to email Committee Services in advance of the meeting as soon as they become aware they will be absent.

Minutes:

No apologies had been received.

30.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To declare disclosable pecuniary, and any other, interests*.

 

*Note: Members are asked to email Committee Services in advance of the meeting as soon as they become aware they may have an interest to declare.

Minutes:

None

31.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that the new National Planning Policy Framework had been published by the government.

 

The Planning Committee Working Party will be meeting on 28th September to discuss the management improvement plan and all available members are welcome to attend.

 

Emma Whittaker, Development Management & Building Control Manager

is leaving Hart after more than a decade of service. The Chairman thanked her on behalf of Councillors, the Committee and the Council. Thanks were also passed on from Hook Parish Council and Infrastructure Committee.

Stephanie Baker will become Interim Development Management & Building Control Manager. The post is being advertised externally and the interview process is expected to begin soon.

32.

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To consider the planning reports from the Head of Place, and to accept updates via the Addendum.

Minutes:

The planning reports from the Head of Place were considered and the updates via the Addendum were accepted.

33.

21/00777/OUT - CROWNFIELDS ODIHAM pdf icon PDF 717 KB

Decision:

Erection of 60 bed care home and 30 dwellings (10 x 2 bed houses, 12 x 3 bed houses, 4 x 4+ bed houses and 4 x 2 bed flats) with associated parking and pedestrian and vehicular access.

 

DECISION – GRANT as per officer recommendation A, incorporating the updates via the Addendum, subject to an amendment to the recommendation that the Head of Place consult with the Chairman of the Planning Committee and the Planning Ward Member before planning permission is granted.

Minutes:

Erection of 60 bed care home and 30 dwellings (10 x 2 bed houses, 12 x 3 bed houses, 4 x 4+ bed houses and 4 x 2 bed flats) with associated parking and pedestrian and vehicular access.

 

Members considered the application and discussed the following:

 

·       The visual impact of the development.

·       The position of the Parish Council regarding the application.

·       Concerns around sewage and the North Warnborough pumping station.

·       Contribution to the S106.

·       Car parking provision to the local preschool.

·       The ongoing maintenance agreement.

·       The position of Natural England in respect to the development.

·       Amending the recommendation to include the Planning Ward Member and the Chairman in the final decision process.

 

DECISION – GRANT as per officer recommendation A, incorporating the updates via the Addendum, subject to an amendment to the recommendation that the Head of Place consult with the Chairman of the Planning Committee and the Planning Ward Member before planning permission is granted.

 

Notes: Mr Hamish Watson spoke for the application.

Cllr Angela McFarlane (on behalf of Odiham Parish Council) spoke against the application.

34.

21/01145/FUL - YATELEY HALL, FIRGROVE ROAD, YATELEY GU46 6HJ pdf icon PDF 452 KB

Decision:

Change of use from an office (Land Use Class E – formerly B1a) to a school (Land Use Class F1 – formerly D1), cycle storage and associated new hard landscaping in parking areas.

 

DECISION – GRANT as per officer recommendation, subject to planning conditions and incorporating the updates via the Addendum.

Minutes:

Change of use from an office (Land Use Class E – formerly B1a) to a school (Land Use Class F1 – formerly D1), cycle storage and associated new hard landscaping in parking areas.

 

Members considered the application and discussed the following:

·       The 'Ha-ha' at the site and site boundaries.

·       Previous use of the site as a school.

·       The lack of interest from other developers for the site, and the suitability of the current proposal.

·       Current parking allocation and future parking requirements.

·       Traffic implications and the Highways Agency position.

·       Transport methods used by pupils attending the school.

·       Current student numbers at the present school site and possible growth of pupil numbers.

·       The level of noise impact on the local area from the school.

·       The Grade II listing of the building and its implications for controls over future development.

·       The nature of local objections and support for the proposals.

 

DECISION – GRANT as per officer recommendation, subject to planning conditions and incorporating the updates via the Addendum.

 

Notes: Mr Tom Rumble spoke for the application.

Mrs Helen Whelan spoke against the application.