Hart Borough Council Planning Committee Meeting

Aug. 9, 2023, 7 p.m.

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This is a meeting of the Planning Committee of Hart Borough Council held on the 9th Aug 2023.

The last meeting of the Planning Committee was on the 14th Feb 2024, and the next meeting will be 13th Mar 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

Yes

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Council Chamber

Meeting Recordings

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Agenda

Item Title Minutes
1 MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING Minutes , 12/07/2023 Planning Committee

The minutes of the meeting on 12 July 2023 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

 

Proposed by Councillor Quarterman; seconded by Councillor Oliver. 

2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies had been received from Councillor Worlock.

3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None.

4 CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman had two announcements:

1. Planning Conditions

A Member of the Committee had previously raised concerns to him, as Chairman of Planning Committee, regarding the enforceability of planning conditions. These conditions and the processes involved will now be reviewed by the relevant teams. This review is expected to take several months to complete and when appropriate the findings will be conveyed to the Committee.

2. Planning Appeal – The Bell Public House, Odiham

The Chairman explained that an Appeal hearing will be held on 19 September for The Bell Public House in Odiham. Four applications, two for planning

permission and two for listed building consent, were previously refused by the Planning Committee which was an overturn of Officers’ recommendations.

The Chairman confirmed as this was a decision of the Planning Committee which was contrary to the Officer’s report that a Member of the Planning Committee needed to attend the hearing. The Chairman confirmed that this would be agreed outside of the meeting.

A Member questioned what the grounds were for this planning appeal.

The Development Management & Building Control Manager confirmed that the applicant was appealing all four decisions that were determined by Planning Committee and that the reasons related to the loss of the public house and car parking.

A Member queried why Members are not being updated on all planning appeals.

The Executive Director - Place confirmed that planning appeals normally reported to Planning Committee and the usual procedure is to notify the relevant Ward Members.

The Member believed that he had not been made aware of several Planning Appeals that were in his Ward. He continued that he would like Planning Committee to be informed of all Planning Appeals in the future.

The Development Management and Building Control Manager is looking at the Council’s process on how and when Members are updated on Planning Appeals.

 

5 DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS Development-Applications-2023-24

The planning report from the Executive Director, Place was considered and accepted.

6 23/01243/HOU - 12 WHINCHAT CLOSE, HARTLEY WINTNEY, HOOK, HAMPSHIRE, RG27 8TT 23 08 09 Committee report
23 08 09 Proposed plans and elvs
23 08 09 Location and site plans

The Development Management and Building Control Manager summarised the application as demolition of conservatory, new porch/bay pitched roof and change of external materials from tile hanging to render on front elevation, new side utility room window.

A Member questioned if there was a change to the garage or parking situation and the Development Management and Building Control Manager confirmed there were no alterations proposed to the garage.

The Ward Member summarised that he was content with the application and Officer’s recommendation.

The Committee undertook a recorded vote which was unanimous, and GRANT was carried.

DECISION – GRANT.

Notes:

There was no site visit and no speakers.

 

Meeting Attendees

Brian Blewett photo
Committee Member
Brian Blewett

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Graham Cockarill photo
Committee Member
Portfolio Holder - Planning Policy and Place
Graham Cockarill

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Peter Wildsmith photo
Committee Member
Chairman
Peter Wildsmith

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Richard Quarterman photo
Chairman
Portfolio Holder - Climate Change and Corporate Services
Richard Quarterman

Liberal Democrat

Present, as expected

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Jane Worlock photo
Committee Member
Jane Worlock

Conservative

Apologies

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John Kennett photo
Committee Member
John Kennett

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Mark Butcher photo
Committee Member
Mark Butcher

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Tim Southern photo
Committee Member
Tim Southern

Conservative

Present, as expected

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Alan Oliver photo
Committee Member
Portfolio Holder - Community Safety and Development Management
Alan Oliver

Community Campaign Hart

Present, as expected

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James Radley photo
Committee Member
Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder - Finance
James Radley

Community Campaign Hart

Present, as expected

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Wendy Makepeace-Browne photo
Committee Member
Wendy Makepeace-Browne

Community Campaign Hart

Present, as expected

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Officer
Executive Director - Place
Mark Jaggard

None

In attendance

Officer
Interim Development Management and Building Control Manager
Katherine Fitzherbert-Green

None

In attendance

Officer
Committee and Member Services Officer
Jenny Murton

None

In attendance

Previous Committee Meetings

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10th Jan 2024 Planning Committee (Cancelled)

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8th Nov 2023 Planning Committee (Cancelled)

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9th Aug 2023 Planning Committee

Future Committee Meetings

Source

This meeting detail is from Hart Borough Council website