Agenda and minutes

Eastleigh Local Area Committee - Tuesday, 21 January 2020 7:00 pm

Venue: Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN

Contact: Laura Johnston, Senior Democratic Services Officer tel: 023 8068 8041 Email:  laura.johnston@eastleigh.gov.uk Please email  Democratic.Services@eastleigh.gov.uk to register to speak before the meeting.  Guy Riddoch, Local Area Manager Tel: 023 8068 3369; Email:  guy.riddoch@eastleigh.gov.uk

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92.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 November be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

93.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest in relation to items of business on the agenda.

 

94.

Chairman's Report

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Councillor Mann back following his absence due to a broken leg. He also provided members with an update on the recent successes within the area:

 

·  A subway was opened near the M3 junction

·  The play area was to be opened at Leah Gardens; and

·  The North Stoneham Community building has been started and was due for opening early 2012. However, the School, which was being built by Hampshire County Council, was due for opening September 2020. 

 

95.

Public Participation

Minutes:

Mr Simon Payne addressed the Committee on:

 

·  Requested advice on the options if the Civic Office site doesn’t attract the tenancies being advertised currently, what were the financial implications to the Council with lost revenue and how many trees had been removed from the site; and

·  Clearance of leaves and dirt from public drainage collection points to avoid flooding. Proposed that this could be dealt with by way of restricted parking on Cherbourg Road and/or Chestnut Avenue.

The Chair thanked Mr Payne for his comments and advised that an email would be sent to him with an update on these matters.

 

96.

Progress Update pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED –

 

That the Progress Update Report was noted.

97.

Presentation on Planning Guidelines

Minutes:

The Planning Officer gave a short presentation on guidelines that had to be considered when determining planning applications; in particular the issues that could, and could not, be taken into account. This was set against the broader policy framework.

98.

Planning Application - Land off Leigh Road, Eastleigh - A/19/86823 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Consent to display 1no. freestanding marketing board sign at Land off Leigh Road, Eastleigh.  A/19/86823

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Housing and Development (Agenda item 8) concerning an application for consent to display 1no. freestanding marketing board sign. (Ref: A/19/86823).

 

The Committee was advised that one representation had been received raising concerns that Chalvington Road is a residential road and not suitable for advertising hording.

 

There was one question from a member of the public.

 

No objections/comments have been submitted by Hampshire County Council Highways or Southampton Airport Safeguarding.

 

RESOLVED -

 

To PERMIT as per conditions set out in the officer’s report.

99.

Velmore Estate Parking Measures pdf icon PDF 1012 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Senior Engineering Specialist (Agenda Item 9) concerning parking measures on Velmore Estate.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Committee approved the following:

 

(1)  Parking restrictions in Wiltshire Road to ensure that the road is un-obstructed and remains a viable bus route; and

(2)  Parking restrictions at the junction of Belmont Road and Cox Row to prevent obstruction of the sight lines.

 

100.

Air Quality Update Report pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The air quality report provided an update to the Eastleigh Local Area Committee on the state of air quality and progress in implementing the Eastleigh Air Quality Management Area Action Plan.  It included graphs showing recent data from monitoring stations in the Eastleigh Local Area, up to the beginning of December 2019.  There was also an update on progress made against the existing Eastleigh Air Quality Action Plan and an outline of how this is being reviewed and reissued as part of a Borough-Wide Air Quality Action Plan which is currently undergoing an approval and adoption process.

 

The Head of Environment discussed with Councillors to continue support for the new post for a Travel Planner. The Local Area Manager confirmed that money has been set aside for this at the last meeting.

 

The Chair invited Ms Cheryl Lewington and Mr Simon Payne in turn to give their views on this matter. Ms Lewington explained to the Committee that the rise of air pollution had been having consequences on her. The Chair thanked Ms Lewington for her comments. Mr Payne then gave his comments and asked what is being done to tackle the rising air quality. The relevant officers answered Mr Payne’s concerns accordingly.

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the Eastleigh Local Area Committee made the following recommendations:

 

1)  Investigate and report back with a list of the status of all developer contributions relating to travel plans in the ELAC area by next ELAC meeting (17th March 2020); and

2)  To ask the Council to review its Supplementary Planning Guidance Note specifically in relation to increasing developers’ contributions towards air quality. 

3)  A list of all the Developers Contributions, attributed to Air Quality with expiry dates, are provided at the next meeting of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee on March 17th 2020. 

 

 

101.

Community Grants pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Assistant Local Area Manager on behalf of the Eastleigh Community Grants Panel was considered.

 

The Local Area Manager verbally updated the committee on an error that was in the printed agenda. The printed agenda referred to a grant of £150 for the Life Saving Club whereas it should have read £130.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Community Grants be approved as contained in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

The Chair thanked Councillors Campbell, Bourne and Tyson-Payne for reviewing the applications.

102.

Finance Management Report pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by the Local Area Manager (Agenda item 12) that contained recommendations for expenditure from the Committee’s capital and revenue budget.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  £125,231 to be allocated to the Pirelli Park project from developer contributions;

(2)  £68,049 to be allocated to the Leah Garden Play Area from developer contributions;

(3)  £65,912 to be allocated to the Cheriton Road Play Area from developer contributions;

(4)  £12,200 to be allocated to the Grantham Green Play Area from reallocation of developer’s contributions from the wider Grantham Green improvement project;

(5)  £5,000 to be allocated to the Senior Sports and Health Officer post from the revenue reserve;

(6)  £3,750 to be allocated to the Friday Night Football Project from the revenue reserve; and

(7)  The Draft Local Area Action Plan shown in Appendix 1 was approved.

 

 

103.

Planning Appeals

The Head of Legal Services to report:-

 

(a)  that the following appeals have been lodged:-

 

1 Robin Square, Eastleigh, SO50 9JZ

 

Appeal against the Council's refusal of planning permission for the retention of 8-bedroom HMO Use Class - Sui Generis (change of use from C4 HMO).

 

49 Westfield Road, Eastleigh, SO53 3GX

 

Appeal against the Council's refusal of planning permission for the erection of a two-storey 3 bedroom detached property on land adjacent to 49 Westfield Road.

 

(b)  that the following appeals have been allowed:-

 

66 Kipling Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DY

 

Appeal against the Council’s refusal to grant permission for a change of use of building from C4 HMO (up top 6 occupants) to 11 occupants (sui generis)

 

Minutes:

The Head of Legal Services reported:-

 

(a)  that the following appeals had been lodged:-

 

1 Robin Square, Eastleigh, SO50 9JZ

 

Appeal against the Council's refusal of planning permission for the retention of 8-bedroom HMO Use Class - Sui Generis (change of use from C4 HMO).

 

49 Westfield Road, Eastleigh, SO53 3GX

 

Appeal against the Council's refusal of planning permission for the erection of a two-storey 3 bedroom detached property on land adjacent to 49 Westfield Road.

 

(b)  that the following appeals had been allowed:-

 

66 Kipling Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DY

 

Appeal against the Council’s refusal to grant permission for a change of use of building from C4 HMO (up to 6 occupants) to 11 occupants (sui generis)

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the report be noted.