Hart Borough Council Planning Committee Meeting

Dec. 13, 2023, 7 p.m.

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This is a meeting of the Planning Committee of Hart Borough Council held on the 13th Dec 2023.

The last meeting of the Planning Committee was on the 10th Apr 2024, and the next meeting will be 22nd May 2024.

Meeting Status

Confirmed

Agenda Published

Yes

Decisions Published

No

Minutes Published

Yes

Meeting Location

Council Chamber

Meeting Recordings

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Agenda

Item Title Minutes
1 MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING Minutes , 11/10/2023 Planning Committee

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2023 were unanimously approved by all Members except Councillor Radley who was not in attendence at the October meeting.  

 

The minutes were proposed by Councillor Quarterman and seconded by Councillor Butcher.

 

2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

No apologies received.

 

3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations made.

4 CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman announced that the Interim Development Management & Building Control Manager and the Committee Services Officer were both leaving the Council, and this would be their last Planning Committee meeting. The Committee thanked them both for their work and wished them well.  

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The Executive Director - Place confirmed that the recruitment process for a new Interim Development Management & Building Control Manager until the Manager returns from maternity leave was underway. 

 

5 MINUTES OF QEB TRANSPORT STEERING GROUP 230911 Draft Meeting Notes QEB Transport Steering Group Meeting2

The Committee noted the Queen Elizabeth Barracks (QEB) Transport Steering Group Minutes from its meeting on 11 September and there were no questions.  

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The Chairman of the QEB Transport Steering Group, Councillor Oliver, said he would be writing to County and District Councillors and relevant Officers this week to progress actions expected from this Sub-Committee. 

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The Executive Director – Place confirmed that a number of the actions were for Hampshire County Council.  

 

6 UPDATE FROM PLANNING (ACTION) SUB-COMMITTEE

The Development Management & Building Control Manager summarised that the Planning Action Sub-Committee had considered a resolution for an application at the former Virgin Media site (Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, 22/03050/FUL).  

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This was subject to completion of a unilateral undertaking within 3 months of the date of the meeting. 

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The Sub-Committee agreed to amend the period to 3 November 2023.  Permission has subsequently been granted permission. 

 

 

 

7 DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS Development-Applications-2023-24

The planning reports from the Executive Director - Place were considered and the updates via the Addendum report were accepted.

8 22/01859/FUL - MARSH FARM, BOWLING ALLEY, CRONDALL, FARNHAM, HAMPSHIRE, GU10 5RJ 23 12 13 - 22 01859 FUL - Marsh Court Committee report - Final
Item 1 - Plan 1 - Revised Site Location Plan
Item 1 - Plan 2 - Proposed Site Plan showing roof plans L(PA)010 PA7
Item 1 - Plan 3 - 01.06.23 Revised Proposed Elevations Front and Side (SW) Plots 1 and 2
Item 1 - Plan 4 - 01.06.23 Revised Proposed Elevations Plots 3 and 4
Item 1 - Plan 5 - PROPOSED_ELEVATIONS_PLOT_5 (1)
Item 1 - Plan 6 - PROPOSED_ELEVATIONS_PLOTS_6_AND_7
Item 1 - Plan 7 - 01.06.23 Revised Proposed Elevations Plots 8 and 9

The Principal Planner summarised that the application is for the demolition of existing buildings and erection 9 homes consisting of 2 x 2-bedroom, 2 x 3-bedroom and 5 x4-bedroom homes with associated works including related access to the public highway.  

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The Principal Planner confirmed that since publication of the agenda it had been ascertained that the new access affects the highway verge, which is owned by Hampshire County Council, who have not had the appropriate notice formally served on them.The application is also a departure from the development plan in that the site is larger than the allocation in the Crondall Neighbourhood Plan (CRON 22 Marsh Farm). As a result, the application would need to be referred to full Council if resolved to be granted.  

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Recommendation A is to be updated to say: 

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‘Refer to full Council with a recommendation to GRANT, subject to: 

·         submission of a revised Land Ownership Certificate with notification to Hampshire County Council as landowner of the highway verge and expiry of required notification period, 

·         completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG) at Naishes Lane and payment of the Strategic Access and Management and Monitoring (SAMM) fee and  

·         conditions as set out within the agenda as updated in the Addendum.’ 

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The Principal Planner highlighted that the application had also been brought to Planning Committee due to the number of objections, including one from the parish council.?  

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Members questioned the Principal Planner on: 

·?????? the size of the site when compared with the size stated in the Neighbourhood Plan, and 

·?????? the diagrams included in agenda pack. 

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Members questioned the speaker on whether photo voltaic (PV) panels, heat pumps or boilers would be used in the properties. 

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It was noted that the applicationfor 9 homes on a site area of 0.49ha was marginally below the threshold in Local Plan policy H2 (10 homes or 0.5ha) which would trigger the provision of affordable homes. The context and character of the site had been considered, along with the details of this application, and Officers concluded that the proposed development did not artificially restrict the site area, or level of development proposed,in order to avoid the provision of affordable homes. 

 

The Ward Member said he would recommend the application is granted but queried if the addition of heat pumps could be made a condition for these properties. 

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The Executive Director – Place confirmed that the Local Plan policy NBE9 required development to incorporate renewable or low carbon energy technologies where appropriate. Since the Local Plan was adopted the Building Regulations have been updated and now require renewable or low carbon technology. It would not be appropriate to specify which technology should be used. 

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?Members debated: 

·?????? the mix of different sized homes included in the application, and 

·?????? the lack of comment from the Environment Agency on the application. 

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Members unanimously voted For the Recommendations A and B as set out below. 

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Recommendation A: 

Refer to full Council with a recommendation to GRANT, subject to: 

·         submission of a revised Land Ownership Certificate with notification to Hampshire County Council as landowner of the highway verge and expiry of required notification period, 

·         completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG) at Naishes Lane and payment of the Strategic Access and Management and Monitoring (SAMM) fee, and 

·         conditions as set out within the agenda as updated in the Addendum. 

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Recommendation B: 

In the event that Council-owned SANG and relevant SAMM payment are not completed within 2 weeks OR private SANG is secured and a Section 106  

agreement and SAMM payment are not completed within 6 weeks of the date of the resolution to grant, or at timeframe as agreed by the Executive Director - Place, permission be REFUSED under delegated powers. 

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Notes: 

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Speaking FOR the Application; Mark Leedale OBO Applicant. 

 

9 23/01662/TPO - BROOMHILL, EWSHOT, FARNHAM, HAMPSHIRE, GU10 5BE 23 12 13 - Broomhill - Tree application

This item had been withdrawn. 

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The Development Management & Building Control Manager confirmed this application was withdrawn because, following the submission of this application 23/01662/TPO, the land was transferred to Ewshot Parish Council who are now responsible for the management and maintenance of the land, which includes the tree subject of this application. A duplicate application was submitted by the Parish Council (ref 23/01791/TPO) to undertake crown reduction operations to the oak tree, which was consented on the 7 November 2023 

 

 

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

Absent

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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

Present, as expected

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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
Vice-Chairman
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
Principal Planner
Natalie Jarman

None

In attendance

Officer
Committee and Member Services Officer
Jenny Murton

None

In attendance

Officer
Executive Director - Place
Mark Jaggard

None

In attendance

Officer
Shared Legal Services Manager
Ann Greaves

None

In attendance

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

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