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18 07 2006

 
A MEETING OF THE REGULATORY BOARD
 
WAS HELD ON 18 JULY 2006
 
The Mayor (Councillor Mrs Cully)(ex-officio), Chairman of Policy and Organisation Board (Councillor Hook)(ex-officio), Councillors Carter (P), Chegwyn (P), Clinton (P), Farr, Foster (P), Hicks (P), Smith, Taylor (P), Train (P) and Ward (P).
 
 
It was reported that, in accordance with Standing Orders, notice had been received that Councillors Cully and Carr would replace Councillors Farr and Smith respectively for this meeting.
 
 
44
APOLOGIES
 
 
Apologies for inability to attend the meeting were received from the Mayor (Councillor Mrs Cully), Chairman of P&O Board (Councillor Hook), Councillor Farr and Councillor Smith.
 
 
45
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
 
Councillor Ward declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Item 6/12 (K9269/4 – Land Adjacent to 167 Grove Road, Gosport) and Councillors Cully and Train declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Item 6/2 (K17160 – Land Rear of 121-127 Stoke Road) left the room and took no part in these discussions.
 
 
46
MINUTES
 
 
RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Regulatory Board meeting held on 20 June 2006 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a true and correct record.
 
 
47
DEPUTATIONS
 
 
It was reported that deputations had been received on applications:
  • K3851/5    -   1 Prince Alfred Street
  • K17160     -    Land Rear of 121-127 Stoke Road
  • K17173     -    Highway Verge North of Western Way Junction with Gomer Lane
 
 
48
PUBLIC QUESTIONS
 
 
No public questions had been received.
 
 
PART II
 
 
49
REPORTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MANAGER
 
 
The Development Services Manager submitted a report on applications received for planning consent setting out the recommendation in each case (a copy of which is attached in the Minute Book as Appendix ‘A’).
 
 
RESOLVED:  That the decisions be taken on each application for planning consent as detailed below:
 
 
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K3851/5 - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDING AND ERECTION OF 5NO DWELLINGS AND CYCLE STORE (as amplified by letters dated 23.05.06 and 01.06.06 and plans received 07.06.06)
 
1 Prince Alfred Street Gosport Hampshire PO12 1QH
 
 
Members were informed that an informal site visit had taken place that afternoon which had been attended by Councillors Carter, Chegwyn, Clinton and Taylor.
 
 
In accordance with Standing Orders, Mr Jeffs (3 Prince Alfred Street) made a deputation to the Board. Mr Jeffs was concerned that his quality of life would be affected by sharing a party wall with 3 or more dwellings each with both upstairs and downstairs toilets, in addition to other sources of noise. Members were asked to consider whether the development could be separated from his home in order to diminish the potential for noise disturbance through the party wall. Mr Jeffs asked that in the event that the plan was approved, he be consulted so that there was agreement on how his property and foundations would be protected. Finally, Mr Jeffs restated that contrary to the planning report, only one employee had regularly travelled to work whilst the site had been commercial premises.
 
 
Mr Ayles, representing the applicant Sandi Hayes Developments Ltd, was invited to address the Board. He referred to pre-application discussions with officers and stated that he considered the proposal met with planning policy. He stated that no planning issues of concern had been raised through consultations and that disturbance due to construction was not a planning issue. Mr Ayles believed that there were sufficient regulations in place to protect the neighbour and members of the public. Finally, Mr Ayles stated that the development would provide affordable housing in accordance with Local Plan policies.
 
 
Members expressed concern over the provision for parking as well as the resulting high density that would result, and deemed that there would be a significant impact on residential amenities. Members felt that a development of 3 or 4 dwellings would have been more acceptable in this location.
 
 
RESOLVED:  That  planning application K3851/5 – 1 Prince Alfred Street Gosport Hampshire 
 
 
1.
be refused  for the following reason.
 
i.
That having regard to the limited size of the site and its relationship to No.3 Prince Alfred Street, the development by reason of its scale and density would be out of keeping with the established pattern of development in the area and would result in town cramming and a poor quality of environment for existing and proposed residents, contrary to Policies R/DP1 and R/H4 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
2.
authority be delegated to the Borough Solicitor to negotiate and enter into a Section 106 Agreement relating to the payment of a commuted sum towards the provision and/or improvement of outdoor playing space as without this agreement an additional ground for refusal would be raised.
 
 
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K17160 - ERECTION OF TWO STOREY BUILDING CONTAINING 2 NO. FLATS  (REAR OF 123-127 STOKE ROAD) AND ERECTION OF REPLACEMENT WC AND EXTRACTION FLUE AND NEW BIN STORE (REAR OF 121 STOKE ROAD) (as amplified by letters dated 27.06.06 and 28.06.06)
 
Land Rear Of 121-127 Stoke Road  Gosport  Hampshire
 
 
Note: Councillors Cully and Train declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this item, left the room and took no further part in the discussion or voting thereon.
 
 
Members noted that 3 additional letters had been received from the applicant which confirmed that the landing window facing the flank wall of 119a Stoke Road would be obscure glazed (as reflected in condition 11) and that the 1.8m angled screen wall to the balcony would prevent overlooking of properties to the North-East. The applicant also provided photographic evidence that the removed section of wall that had fronted Shaftsbury Road had been constructed of breezeblock and redbrick and was not a part of the old quay wall as had been suspected. Members were advised that a retrospective application would be submitted for the blocking up of an existing window and insertion of a new window at 125a Stoke Road. An additional 3 letters of objection had been received in which two new issues were raised, which were as follows: that an extra window in 119a and the removal of a tree would be required to accommodate for the loss of light and that delivery vehicles servicing shops on Stoke Road would be forced to park on double yellow lines.
 
 
Members were notified that an informal site visit had taken place that afternoon which had been attended by Councillors Carter, Chegwyn, Clinton, Taylor, Train and Foster.
 
 
In accordance with Standing Orders, Mr Hart (119a Stoke Road) made a deputation to the Board. The following points were raised by Mr Hart: loss of privacy and light to his and neighbouring properties; the emanation of bad smells; the financial implications of alleviating light deficiency by removing a mature tree and installing a new window; the cost of higher fuel bills and possible future legal costs and the danger of servicing shops from Stoke Road and/or Shaftsbury Road, which were both subject to restrictions imposed by double yellow lines.  Mr Hart also drew attention to issues that affected his neighbours at 121 Stoke Road, the flats above the shops and the Stoke Road shops themselves, as well as referring to the refuse storage and collection arrangements on Shaftesbury Road.
 
 
Mr Perry, representing the applicant Ravenswood Developments, was invited to address the Board. Mr Perry made several points, which were as follows: that the development would tidy a difficult corner and would not impinge on amenities; that pre-application discussions had shown the development to conform with Local Plan Policy, notably with regard to car parking and bicycle storage; that the old quay wall would be integrated into the new design; that waste and recycling facilities for the flats would be provided by the applicant; that the proposal would not impose on 119a Stoke Road and that the applicant, after discussion with 121 Stoke Road, would replace the toilet, bin store and extraction duct. In answer to a Member’s question, Mr Perry said that bins would be behind locked doors and would not be freely accessible.
 
 
In answer to questions from Members, officers clarified density guidelines and maximum car parking standards. Concern was expressed about servicing arrangements which officers explained had been an informal arrangement with the landowner for many years and that the refuse point was not part of any lease arrangement. Members discussed the provision for car parking, the loss of light to 119a Stoke Road and the impact of over-development on the amenities of the area.
 
 
RESOLVED: That planning application K17160 – Land Rear of 121-127 Stoke Road  Gosport Hampshire
 
 
1.
be refused for the reason listed below.
 
 
i
That the proposal by reason of overdevelopment would have a detrimental impact on the amenities of the area, contrary to Policies R/H4 and R/DP1 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
2.
authority be delegated to the Borough Solicitor to negotiate and enter into a Section 106 Agreement relating to the payment of a commuted sum towards the provision and/or improvement of outdoor playing space as without this agreement an additional ground for refusal would be raised.
 
 
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K17173 - GPDO PART 24 CONSULTATION - ERECTION OF 12 METRE HIGH MONOPOLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAST, 3 ANTENNAE, 1x 200mm DISH AERIAL AND EQUIPMENT CABINETS
 
Highway Verge North Of Western Way Junction With Gomer Lane  Gosport  Hampshire
 
 
Photographs were circulated in order to clarify the full scope of the proposal.
 
 
In accordance with Standing Orders, Marie-Christine Neal (9 Western Way) made a deputation to the Board. Photographs were distributed to Members in order to show potential traffic congestion. Ms Neal raised several issues, which were as follows: the safety hazards resulting from pedestrians crossing the junction and motorists turning the corner; that the proposal would be detrimental to the appearance of the area; that alternative sites sharing similar characteristics had been considered unsuitable and that the fear of perceived health risks would have a damaging effect on residents.
 
 
Councillor Gill was invited to address the Board as Councillor for Privett ward. Councillor Gill voiced a strong objection to the siting of the mast and equipment cabinets, and drew Members attention to several typographical mistakes made in the report submitted by AWA.
 
 
Councillor Jacobs was invited to address the Board as Councillor for Privett Ward. Councillor Jacobs felt Members had a duty of care to guard residents from possible emissions from the mast. He also questioned the site selection and indicated that a significant amount of traffic travelled along Gomer Lane.
 
 
Councillor Edgar, Alverstoke ward councillor, was invited to address the Board. Councillor Edgar felt that the site was inappropriate, that the applicant’s confusion over the address of the site was a concern and that the proposal would lead to dangerous consequences for traffic and parking.
 
 
RESOLVED:  That planning application K17173 – Highway Verge North Of Western Way Junction With Gomer Lane  Gosport  Hampshire be refused for the following reasons:
 
 
i.
That the proposed installation, by reason of the siting of the mast and cabinets within the line of sight at this road junction, would have an unacceptable impact on highway safety, contrary to Policy R/T10 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
ii.
That the proposed installation, by reason of the height of the mast and the exposed position of the mast and cabinets, would be an intrusive feature in the street scene detrimental to the visual amenities of the area contrary to Policies R/DP1 and R/ENV13 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K14435/9 - INSTALLATION OF 9no. 300mm TRANSMISSION DISHES AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT ON ROOF (RESUBMISSION)
 
Livingstone Court  Nimrod Drive  Gosport  Hampshire  
 
 
Photographs were circulated showing the view of existing aerials from ground level in order to clarify the scope of the proposal. In answer to a Member’s question it was confirmed by officers that loading on the roof was not a planning issue.
 
 
RESOLVED:  That planning application K14435/9 – Livingstone Court  Nimrod Drive  Gosport  Hampshire be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reason:
 
 
i.
That Having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location, will not have a detrimental impact on the visual amenity of the area and as such complies with Policies R/DP1 and R/ENV13 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K1742/5 - RETENTION OF EXISTING WORKS AND FURTHER WORKS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING DWELLING AND ERECTION OF 2NO. DWELLINGS WITH GARAGES (AMENDED SCHEME TO K.1742/3)
 
31 Anglesey Road  Gosport  Hampshire  PO12 2EG   
 
 
RESOLVED:  That planning application K1742/5 – 31 Anglesey Road  Gosport Hampshire be approved subject to a Section 106 agreement relating to the payment of a commuted sum towards the provision and/or improvement of outdoor playing space and subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the reason listed below. In the event that the Section 106 is not completed by 18 August 2006, authority is delegated to the Head of Development Control to refuse the application.
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed, by reason of its location, design and orientation, would not have a detrimental impact on the character or appearance of the area, or the setting of the adjacent Conservation Area, or adjoining or prospective occupiers, or traffic conditions in the locality. The development also makes adequate provision for outdoor playing space.  As such, the proposal complies with Policies R/DP1, R/DP6, R/DP8, R/H4, R/T10, R/T11 and R/OS8 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K1256/3 - GPDO PART 24 CONSULTATION - INSTALLATION OF 12 METRE REPLACEMENT MONOPOLE (RELOCATING EXISITING OMNI ANTENNAS) WITH 1no 300mm TRANSMISSION DISH, RADIO EQUIPMENT AND ANCILLARY DEVELOPMENT
 
St Johns Ambulance Station  Anglesea Road  Lee-on-the-Solent   Hampshire 
 
 
Photographs were circulated showing the view of existing aerials from ground level in order to clarify the scope of the proposal.
 
 
RESOLVED:  That planning application K1256/3 – St Johns Ambulance Station  Anglesea Road  Lee-on-the-Solent be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reason:
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location, will not have a detrimental impact on the visual amenity of the area and as such complies with Policies R/DP1 and R/ENV13 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K17170 - ERECTION OF A REAR CONSERVATORY (as amended by plans received 4 July 2006)
 
19 Wavell Road  Gosport  Hampshire  PO13 0XR    
 
 
Members were informed that a further 2 letters had been received from the original objector which stated that the amended plans were still not acceptable and that the length of the conservatory should be reduced.  A third letter clarified that the reduction requested should have stated 0.6m, and not 0.06m as was suggested in the second letter.
 
 
RESOLVED: That planning application K17170 – 19 Wavell Road  Gosport  Hampshire be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reasons:
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location.  It is of an appropriate design and will not have a detrimental impact on the amenities of neighbouring residents.  As such, the proposal complies with Policies R/DP1 and R/DP7 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K8888/2 - REGULATION 3 APPLICATION - CHANGE OF USE FROM DISINFESTATION CENTRE TO GENERAL INDUSTRIAL (CLASS B2)
 
GBC Depot  Toronto Place  Gosport  Hampshire
 
 
RESOLVED: That planning application K8888/2 – GBC Depot  Toronto Place  Gosport  Hampshire be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reasons:
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the proposal would not be detrimental to the amenities of occupiers of surrounding properties, or parking provision in the locality and would maximise the employment generating potential of the site.  As such, the development complies with Policies R/DP1, R/EMP3, R/T11, R/ENV10 and R/ENV12 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K8261/5 – CHANGE OF USE AND CONVERSION OF EXISTING SHOP (CLASS A1) TO 2NO. FLATS WITH BIN AND CYCLE STORAGE AREAS AND ERECTION OF SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION (as amplified by fax dated 28.06.06 and by letter dated 03.07.06)
 
239 Forton Road  Gosport  Hampshire  PO12 3HD   
 
 
Members were informed that Condition 2 of the report had been amended in order to exercise greater control on the external appearance of the proposal.
 
 
Members felt that the proposal would improve the appearance of the area.
 
 
RESOLVED:  That planning application K8261/5 –239 Forton Road  Gosport  Hampshire be approved subject to a Section 106 agreement relating to the payment of a commuted sum towards the provision and/or improvement of outdoor playing space and subject to the amended conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reason:
 
 
i.
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location and will not have any detrimental impact on the amenities of the area, adjoining and prospective residents or highway safety. As such the proposal complies with Policies R/DP1, R/DP7, R/H4, R/H7, R/S8, R/T11, R/OS8 and R/ENV1 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
 
Amended Condition 2
 
Details of the materials to be used and the method of making good altered and new openings on the east and south elevations shall be submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority before works relating to this part of the development are commenced. The development shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with the approved details.
Reason – Such details have yet to be submitted and to ensure the satisfactory visual relationship of the new development to the existing, and to comply with Policy R/DP1 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K8493/23 – INSTALLATION OF 1no. 300mm DIAMETER TRANSMISSION DISH ALONGSIDE EXISTING TELECOMS EQUIPMENT AND APPARATUS (CONSERVATION AREA)     (RE-SUBMISSION)
 
Town Hall   High Street  Gosport  Hampshire  PO12 1EB          
 
 
Photographs were circulated showing the view of existing aerials from ground level in order to clarify the scope of the proposal.
 
 
RESOLVED:  That planning application K8493/23 – Town Hall   High Street  Gosport Hampshire be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reason:
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed will have a neutral effect on the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and as such complies with Policies R/DP1, R/BH1 and R/ENV13 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K14302/4 – OUTLINE APPLICATION - ERECTION OF 3NO. DETACHED HOUSES WITH INTEGRAL GARAGES (as amplified by letter dated 21.06.06)
 
Land Adjacent To 47 Monckton Road  Gosport  Hampshire  PO12 2BG 
 
 
RESOLVED:  That planning application K14302/4 – Land Adjacent To 47 Monckton Road  Gosport  Hampshire be approved subject to a Section 106 agreement relating to the payment of a commuted sum towards the provision and/or improvement of outdoor playing space and subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reason:
 
 
i
That Having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location and will not have any detrimental impact on the character or visual amenities of the area, adjoining and prospective residents or highway safety. As such the proposal complies with Policies R/DP1, R/H4, R/T11 and R/OS8 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K9269/4 - ERECTION OF DETACHED DWELLING
 
Land Adjacent To 167 Grove Road  Gosport   Hampshire  PO12 4JN
 
 
 
 
RESOLVED: That planning application K9269/4 – Land adjacent to 167 Grove Road Hampshire be approved subject to a Section 106 agreement relating to the payment of a commuted sum towards the provision and/or improvement of outdoor playing space and subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the reason listed below. In the event that the Section 106 is not completed by 7 August 2006, authority is delegated to the Head of Development Control to refuse the application.
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location in terms of scale and design.  It will not have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the area, or the amenities of the adjoining residents or highway safety.  The development makes adequate provision for open space, cycle storage and refuse storage.  As such, the proposal complies with Policies R/DP1, R/H4, R/T11 and R/OS8 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K3908/4 - ERECTION OF GROUND FLOOR RETAIL EXTENSION TO REAR OF EXISTING SHOP WITH 3NO. FLATS ABOVE AND ALTERATIONS INCLUDING NEW SHOP FRONT (CONSERVATION AREA) (as amplified by letter dated 16.06.06 and amended by plans received 07.07.06)
 
136 High Street  Gosport  Hampshire  PO12 1EH
 
 
Members were notified that amended plans had been received on 17 July 2006.
 
 
RESOLVED: That planning application K3908/4 – 136 High Street  Gosport  Hampshire be approved subject to a Section 106 agreement relating to the payment of a commuted sum towards the provision and/or improvement of outdoor playing space and subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reason:
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location. It will preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and will not have any detrimental impact on the amenities of the area, adjoining and prospective residents or highway safety. As such the proposal complies with Policies R/DP1, R/DP7, R/BH1, R/S3, R/S7, R/S9, R/H4, R/T3, R/T11 and R/OS8 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K16930/1 - REGULATION 3 - ERECTION OF CCTV SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ON 6 METRE HIGH LIGHTING COLUMN
 
Neighbourhood Centre  Twyford Drive  Lee-On-The-Solent  Hampshire
 
 
RESOLVED:  That planning application K16930/1 – Neighbourhood Centre  Twyford Drive  Lee-On-The-Solent  Hampshire be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report of the Development Services Manager, for the following reason:
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location and will not have a detrimental impact on the amenities of the area.  As such, the proposal complies with Policy R/DP1 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
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K17184 - CHANGE OF USE OF ANNEX TO SEPERATE DWELLING HOUSE
 
71 Manor Way  Lee-On-The-Solent  Hampshire  PO13 9JQ
 
 
Members were informed that an amended red line plan was received on 4 July, although there was no change to the design.
 
 
 
 
i
That having regard to the provisions of Section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and all other material considerations, the development as proposed is acceptable in this location and will not have a detrimental impact the appearance of the building or on the amenities of neighbouring residents or nature conservation interests and highway safety.  As such, the proposal complies with Policies R/DP1, R/H4, R/T11, R/OS8 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan Review.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The meeting commenced at 6.00pm and concluded at 7:38pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
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