Agenda and draft minutes

Southern Area Planning Committee - Tuesday 7 June 2022 5.30 pm

Venue: Main Hall, Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8GL

Contact: Caroline Lovelock - 01264 368014  Email: clovelock@testvalley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

17.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors A Dowden, C Dowden and Jeffrey.

18.

Public Participation

Minutes:

In accordance with the Council’s scheme of Public Participation, the following spoke on the applications indicated.

 

Agenda Item No.

Page No.

Application

Speaker

7

11-62

21/02715/FULLS

Mr Perress on behalf of Oxlease Meadows Residents Group (Objector)
Mr Clake (Objector)

Mr Goodenough (Applicant’s Agent)

9

79-98

21/03052/VARS

Ms Green (Applicant’s Agent)

Councillor Daas (Ward Member) (5 minutes)

10

99-110

22/00360/FULLS

Mr Knowlson (Applicant)

 

19.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

20.

Urgent Items

Minutes:

There were no urgent items to consider.

21.

Minutes

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 May 2022 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

22.

Schedule of Development Applications

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the applications for development, as set out below, be determined as indicated.

 

23.

21/01542/VARS pdf icon PDF 484 KB

(OFFICER RECOMMENDATION: PERMISSION)

SITE: Land North of Oxlease Meadows, Oxlease Meadows, Romsey,  ROMSEY EXTRA

CASE OFFICER: Paul Goodman

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

APPLICATION NO.

21/02715/FULLS

 

APPLICATION TYPE

FULL APPLICATION - SOUTH

 

REGISTERED

30.11.2021

 

APPLICANT

Mr Hanslip

 

SITE

Land North of Oxlease Meadows, Oxlease Meadows, Romsey,  ROMSEY EXTRA

 

PROPOSAL

Erection of 43 dwellings and apartments, access, parking, landscaping and associated works following demolition and site clearance

 

AMENDMENTS

Amended Plans/Additional Information received 29.09.21, 17.01.22, 08.03.22, 09.03.22, 31.03.22, 08.04.22, 21.04.22 & 17.05.22.

 

CASE OFFICER

Paul Goodman

 

REFUSED for the reasons:

1.

The proposal represents unjustified development in the countryside beyond the defined settlement boundaries and established building lines within this part of the Borough, for which no overriding need or justification has been provided. The proposed development would result in the introduction of additional housing that would be inappropriately located on a rural site away from existing settlement boundaries and would breach established informal building lines. The built development, so close to the nature reserve and public vantage points, would be an obvious and harmful intrusion into this countryside setting, adversely affecting the character and appearance of the area when viewed from public vantage points and would result in visual harm to the character and appearance of this area. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policies COM2 and E2(a) of the Test Valley Borough Revised Local Plan 2016 and the National Planning Policy Framework (2021). The Council can demonstrate a 5 year supply of housing land and the local plan is also not absent or silent in respect of policies that affect the development and against which it can adequately be considered, there is therefore currently no need to release further land for housing.

2.

The benefits of the scheme advanced by the applicant are acknowledged. However, the adverse impacts highlighted above would conflict with the development plan as a whole; it would conflict with the general spatial strategy including the settlement hierarchy and delivery strategy (COM2). In doing so to grant permission would undermine the development plan and the sustainable pattern of development that it seeks to achieve across the Borough. This is of substantial importance in the plan led system, given section 38(6) and the advice in the NPPF. The benefits outlined by the applicant are not, in the Council’s judgement, sufficient to outweigh the real harm to both the character and appearance of the area and the development plan as a whole, which is real, obvious and significant. The proposal would thus result in conflict with local and national planning policies. The public benefits identified are limited and in most cases generic benefits which could be provided by any site and a site that would not result in harm to such a sensitive rural area.  The proposal contravenes the key development plan policies,

and the limited benefits it brings about do not outweigh those contraventions. Particularly because the Council has already planned to deliver substantially the same benefits elsewhere around the borough in a way that is more sustainable, through its adopted local plan.  Recent appeal decisions relating to other sites are noted. However, those sites were considered on their own merits and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

21/01542/VARS pdf icon PDF 429 KB

(OFFICER RECOMMENDATION: PERMISSION)

SITE: 1 Upton Crescent, Nursling, SO16 8AA, NURSLING AND ROWNHAMS

CASE OFFICER: Kate Levey

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

APPLICATION NO.

21/01542/VARS

 

APPLICATION TYPE

VARIATION OF CONDITIONS - SOUTH

 

REGISTERED

20.05.2021

 

APPLICANT

Mr D Spiteri

 

SITE

1 Upton Crescent, Nursling, SO16 8AA, NURSLING AND ROWNHAMS

 

PROPOSAL

Vary condition 9 of 19/02582/FULLS (Demolition of existing detached double garage and erection of 2 bed dwelling) - substitute drawings to allow for changes to windows and entryway

 

AMENDMENTS

31 July 2021 – amended plans received

 

CASE OFFICER

Kate Levey

 

WITHDRAWN at the request of the interim Head of Planning and Building.

 

25.

21/03052/VARS pdf icon PDF 484 KB

(OFFICER RECOMMENDATION: PERMISSION)

SITE: Waitrose, 32 Alma Road, Romsey, SO51 8AS,  ROMSEY TOWN

CASE OFFICER: Sarah Barter

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

APPLICATION NO.

21/03052/VARS

 

APPLICATION TYPE

VARIATION OF CONDITIONS - SOUTH

 

REGISTERED

18.10.2021

 

APPLICANT

Waitrose Limited

 

SITE

Waitrose, 32 Alma Road, Romsey, SO51 8AS,  ROMSEY TOWN

 

PROPOSAL

Variation of condition 18 of approved application 08/00911/FULLS (Extension to food store and associated works) to allow a wider delivery window for HGVs and Ecomm deliveries (home delivery service)

 

AMENDMENTS

Amended hours – January 2021

Delivery Noise Impact Statement – Jan 2021

Ecomm impact statement – Jan 2021

Quiet Delivery Procedure – March 2022

 

CASE OFFICER

Sarah Barter

 

PERMISSION subject to:

1.

The development hereby permitted shall be begun within three years from the date of the original permission ref: 08/00911/FULLS dated 3rd April 2013.

Reason:  To comply with the provision of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

2.

The materials to be used in the construction of all external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match in type, colour and texture those used in the existing building.

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory visual relationship of the new development with the existing in accordance with Test Valley Revised Borough Local Plan policy E1.

3.

The revisions to the landscaping of the public route to the south of the building shall be carried out in accordance with the details shown on the following drawings:

·  Drawing 16401.100 rev B “Removal Plan”

·  Drawing 16401.001 rev E “Outline Landscape Master Plan”

·  Drawing 16401.002 rev B “Landscape Masterplan”

·  Drawing 16401.301 rev B “Proposed Walkway Cross Section”

·  Drawing 16401.501 rev A “Detail Planting Plan”.

Reason:  To improve the appearance of the site and enhance the character of the development in the interest of visual amenity and contribute to the character of the local area in accordance with Test Valley Revised Borough Local Plan policy E1.

4.

The management of the landscaped areas shall be carried out in accordance with the details contained in the following drawings and documents, as submitted and approved in relation to TVS.07802/14: - Drawing 412/17 'Maintenance responsibility zones' received 1.7.02 - 'Landscape Maintenance & Management Plan - January 2002 - revision A' received 25.2.02 Planting and works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved schedule.

 

 

 

Reason:  To ensure that the works undertaken maintain the appearance of the site and enhance the character of the development in the interest of visual amenity and contribute to the character of the local area in accordance with Test Valley Revised Borough Local Plan policy E1.

5.

The development shall be carried out in accordance with Glanville's "Flood Risk Assessment for Proposed Store Extension at Waitrose, Romsey", Issue 2 - dated April 2008 and received on 15 April 2008.

Reason:  To prevent the increased risk of flooding in accordance with policy E7 of the Test Valley Revised Borough Local Plan 2016.

6.

The new entrance/exit lobby proposed in the south-west corner of the building, as shown on drawing 0724-AG(P)-Z01 rev E, shall be made available prior to the first use  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

22/00360/FULLS pdf icon PDF 248 KB

(OFFICER RECOMMENDATION: PERMISSION)

SITE: Cobra Lodge, Upton Lane, Nursling, SO16 0YB,  NURSLING AND ROWNHAMS

CASE OFFICER: Sarah Barter

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

APPLICATION NO.

22/00360/FULLS

 

APPLICATION TYPE

FULL APPLICATION - SOUTH

 

REGISTERED

14.02.2022

 

APPLICANT

Mr Sean Knowlson

 

SITE

Cobra Lodge, Upton Lane, Nursling, SO16 0YB,  NURSLING AND ROWNHAMS

 

PROPOSAL

Erection of kennels / runs and consulting room

 

AMENDMENTS

Landscape information received 15th April 2022

 

CASE OFFICER

Sarah Barter

 

PERMISSION subject to:

1.

The development hereby permitted shall be begun within three years from the date of this permission.

Reason:  To comply with the provision of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

2.

The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted plans, numbers

Proposed block plan

Elevations and floor plans

Elevations and floor plans

Site location plan

Reason:  For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

3.

The external materials to be used in the construction of all external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match in type, colour and texture those used in the existing building.

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory visual relationship of the new development with the existing in accordance with Test Valley Borough Revised Local Plan (2016) Policy E1

4.

The activities hereby approved shall only take place between the hours of: - 08:00 hours and 18:00 hours Monday to Friday;  08:00 hours and 17:00 hours on Saturday; 08:00 hours and 14:00 on Sundays.

Reason:  In order that the Local Planning Authority can exercise control in the locality In the interest of the amenities in the local area in accordance with Test Valley Borough Revised Local Plan (2016) Policies E8 and LHW4.

5.

The kennels in the building, the subject of this planning permission, shall be used for the care of staff owned dogs only. All dogs using the kennels in this building shall be removed off-site outside of the hours set out in condition 4, and the building shall not be used for overnight boarding kennels.

Reason:  In order that the Local Planning Authority can exercise control in the locality in the interest of local amenity and to protect the character of the local area in accordance with Test Valley Borough Revised Local Plan (2016) policies E2 and LHW4.

 

 

6.

Landscape works shall be carried out before the end of the first available planting season following the first use of the building hereby approved in accordance with the approved information titled landscape plan and dated 15th April 2022. Any trees or  planting that are removed, die or become, in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, seriously damaged or defective within 5 years of planting, shall be replaced before the end of the current or first available planting season following the failure, removal or damage of the planting.

Reason:  To ensure the provision of amenity afforded by proper maintenance of existing and new landscape features as an improvement of the appearance of the site and to enhance the character of the development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

Scheme of Delegations to Officers pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To approve the Council’s Scheme of Delegations to Officers

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the Scheme of Delegations to Officers annexed to the report to Annual Council, in so far as it applies to the powers and duties of the Southern Area Planning Committee, be approved.