Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 8th December, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

59.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 438 KB

The Minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2021 to be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2021 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

60.

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:

Apologies had been received from Councillor Radley.

61.

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

62.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Minutes:

1.    Members should have received a review of the Environment Act and its implications for Planning. Please contact Steph Baker, Development Management & Building Control Manager for any questions.

 

2.    The Members Development Tour has moved to early spring due to rising Covid cases. Potential dates will be shared in the new year.

 

3.    There are many forthcoming major applications due in the next few months. Please refrain from visiting any sites without informing officers as it would be inappropriate to visit even in a private capacity.

63.

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.

64.

21/01268/FUL - HOMECROFT FARM CHURCH LANE, EWSHOT, FARNHAM GU10 5BJ pdf icon PDF 497 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Construction of 6 dwellings with associated amenity space, access, parking, landscaping and associated works (following demolition of buildings).

 

DECISIONGRANT subject to the completion of a Unilateral Legal Agreement, conditions and an additional informative on the use of alternative sources such as heat pumps.

 

Minutes:

Construction of 6 dwellings with associated amenity space, access, parking, landscaping and associated works (following demolition of buildings).

 

Members considered the following:

 

·       The previous applications

·       Low carbon energy provision types

·       The phasing out of gas boilers from 2025

·       The benefits of heat pumps

·       Energy efficiency measures via solar panels, rainwater harvesting, EV charging

·       Potential energy savings are unknown at this time

·       Difficult parking arrangements for neighbouring properties

·       That Highways have no objections

·       That the proposed houses may be too tall

·       Sunlight impact on cottage six

·       The need for efficient use of land

 

Members voted to Grant which was carried.

 

DECISIONGRANT subject to the completion of a Unilateral Legal Agreement, conditions and an additional informative on the use of alternative sources such as heat pumps.

 

Notes:

Site Visit – 7 December 2021 and attended by Councillors Ambler, Kennett, Southern. 

 

Ms Deirdre Rook spoke for Ewshot Parish Council against the application.

Mr Carl Jackett spoke against the application.

Mr James Cross spoke for the application.