Agenda and draft minutes

Regulatory Committee - Wednesday, 17th November, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Ashburton Hall - HCC. View directions

Contact: Email: members.services@hants.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

287.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence received.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Lulu Bowerman.

288.

Declarations of interest

All Members who believe they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter to be considered at the meeting must declare that interest and, having regard to Part 3 Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members’ Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code.  Furthermore all Members with a Personal Interest in a matter being considered at the meeting should consider, having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 4 of the Code, whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 5 of the Code, consider whether it is appropriate to leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

Minutes:

 

Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter considered at the meeting they must declare that interest at the time of the relevant debate and, having regard to the circumstances described in Part 3, Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members' Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Non-Pecuniary interest in a matter being considered at the meeting they considered whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 2 of the Code, considered whether it was appropriate to leave the meeting whilst the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

289.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting were reviewed and agreed

290.

Deputations

To receive any deputations notified under Standing Order 12.

Minutes:

It was confirmed there were two deputations for the meeting, which had 10 minutes each to address the Committee.

291.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.

Minutes:

There were no formal announcements.

292.

Bramshill Quarry Warren Heath Brickhouse Hill Eversley pdf icon PDF 953 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding 2 planning applications (Nos. 20/03153/HCC and 21/00052/HCC) at Bramshill Quarry, Warren Heath, Brickhouse Hill, Eversley:


1. Proposed variation of Conditions 1, 31 and 39 of planning permission 14/00063/CMA so as to allow an extension of time to complete extraction, processing and to remove plant, machinery and buildings until 30 June 2026.

2. Proposed variation of Condition 1 of planning permission 14/00060/CMA so as to allow the extended use of the conveyor bridge, with its removal by 30 June 2026.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

1)    Proposed variation of Conditions 1, 31 and 39 of planning permission 14/00063/CMA so as to allow an extension of time to complete extraction, processing and to remove plant, machinery and buildings until 30 June 2026, together with minor amendments to the restoration scheme and submission of the aftercare scheme (No. 20/03153/HCC)

2)    Proposed variation of Condition 1 of planning permission 14/00060/CMA so as to allow the extended use of the conveyor bridge, with its removal by 30 June 2026 (No. 21/00052/HCC)

at Bramshill Quarry, Warren Heath, Brickhouse Hill, Eversley, Hook RG27 0QB (Site Ref: HR042)



The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director of Waste, Planning and Environment (item 6 in the minute book), which combined two applications for variation of conditions at Bramshill Quarry in Hook.


The Committee was given a brief overview applications, the importance of sharp sand and gravel and the relevance of the site was highlighted. Elevation and aerial photographs were shown and it was confirmed that a liaison panel had been recommended to work alongside that for Eversley quarry. The delay was caused by the pandemic and subsequent demand for aggregate and therefore an extension of time was being sought.

 

The Committee received a deputation from local County Councillor Tim Davies, who shared his concerns regarding the application particularly with mud and debris on the road.

During questions of the officer the following points were confirmed:

·         The proposed restoration plans were seen as an enhancement of the area and no concerns had been raised.

·         As the County Council was below the level of aggregate required as a reserve, this was a material consideration for the Committee;

·         There were no Highways concerns and no evidence to support the mud on the road being caused by the applicant, and so a wheel wash was difficult to enforce.

 

During debate, some Members felt the Committee was being put in a difficult position due to the importance of the site and asked that the site and impact on the local road network was monitored carefully should it be approved.

 

RESOLVED

1) Planning permission was GRANTED for planning application 20/03153/HCC subject to the conditions listed in Appendix A1 and the deed of variation to the existing Section 106 legal agreement ensuring the delivery of the approved Heathland Site Management Plan, archaeological works, the provision of paths/bridleway routes/public access areas and nature conservation management and hydrological and ecological monitoring being secured.

 

2. Planning permission was GRANTED for planning application 21/00052/HCC subject to the conditions listed in Appendix A2 and the deed of variation to the existing Section 106 agreement relating to the method of removal and reinstatement of land occupied by the conveyor bridge and the signalised crossing being secured.

 

Voting:
Both applications were unanimously supported by the Committee (15 in favour)

293.

Application to record land at Coles Mede, Otterbourne, as a village green (Ref VG266) pdf icon PDF 486 KB

The purpose of this report is to assist Members in determining whether to accept an application to record land known as Coles Mede, in the Parish of Otterbourne, as a town or village green.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services (item 7 in the minute book)

 

The relevant case law was summarised and it was confirmed that most of the use falls within the relevant period for the purposes of Section 15(2), that is 1995 – 2015. The vast majority of users claim to have seen other people using the Land while visiting the Land. None of the 32 users stated that they sought permission to use the Land, nor where they challenged or physical prevented from doing so.

 

The Committee received a deputation from Andrew Palmer, Winchester City Council’s New Home’s delivery team who supported the recommendation to reject the application due to the land being held for affordable housing.

 

RESOLVED

The application to register as a town or village green the land, shown edged blue on the plans appended to the report, was refused.   

 

Voting:
Favour: 15 (unanimous)

 

294.

Monitoring and Enforcement Update pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding the Monitoring and Enforcement work undertaken by Strategic Planning during the period June 2021 – October 2021.

Minutes:

The Committee received a monitoring and enforcement update from the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment, which covered work undertaken by Strategic Planning during the period June 2021 – October 2021.

It was confirmed that a liaison panel for the Calf Lane application was scheduled for the following week following its approval at the October Regulatory Committee meeting.

 

Members were happy with the report and supported the work that had been done.