Agenda and minutes

Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee - Wednesday, 21 January 2015 7:00 pm

Venue: Rooms 11/12/13, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh

Contact: Karin James, Democratic Services Officer Tel:023 8068 8113;Email:  Min Partner, Area Co-ordinator Tel: 023 8068 8438; Email:

No. Item


Change of Venue


The Chair explained that, owing to there only being one substantial item for this meeting which could not be held over to the March meeting, a decision had been taken to relocate it to Eastleigh House on this occasion to save external venue hire and technical support costs.  The change of venue had been advertised in the local area but it was noted and appreciated that some Members expressed displeasure at moving the venue away from the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury area.  The Chair confirmed that this was a one-off, and offered apologies to anyone inconvenienced by the move.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2014.




That the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2014 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.



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.



Councillor Pragnell declared an Interest in Item 7 (Mead Road/Park Road Waiting Restrictions Objection Report) as he owns property in Meadbrook Gardens.  He took no part in the discussion or voting thereon.


Public Participation



Steve Poole, Jackie Hill, Bryan Ridsdale and James Duguid all made representations to the Committee in respect of Hiltingbury Tennis Club.  They explained that the courts were in increasingly poor condition and sought the Committee’s support to make improvements.  The courts had been built in 1972 and had last been resurfaced back in 1990.  They were very popular with the local community for both organised and non-organised games.  The deterioration to the surface was now so bad, though, that the Club representatives were concerned that people could get injured as a result of using the facility.  It was estimated that each of the four courts would cost £10,000 to resurface.  The representatives suggested that the New Homes Bonus grant could be utilised to assist, but the cost could also be offset by starting to charge for the facility via a key mechanism as in other areas.  It was noted that the intention was to transfer the ownership of the courts, along with the recreation ground as a whole, to the parish council in the near future.  As such, the representatives asked if the facility could be improved before the transfer took place.


The Chair thanked the representatives for attending and setting out the issues very clearly.  She confirmed that the matter would be looked into and that a considered response would be made in due course.


Chairman's Report



The Chair welcomed Min Partner to the meeting, who was providing interim Local Area Co-ordinator support to the committee while an internal review was being conducted.


The Chair also advised that she would like Members to consider, as an urgent item, the Test Valley Borough consultation on the Great Covert planning application.  The Committee agreed that this should be taken as an additional item at the end of the meeting as it had implications for the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury area.


Area Co-ordinator's Report



Min Partner thanked the Committee for its warm welcome, and confirmed that she would be providing limited support while the internal review of Local Areas was being carried out.


Mead Road/Park Road area, Chandler's Ford - Waiting Restrictions Objection Report pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee considered the report of the Head of Transportation and Engineering which advised that new and amended waiting restrictions had been proposed in Mead Road, Park Road and Meadbrook Gardens in Chandler’s Ford. During the advertisement of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order one email supporting the proposals and ten objections were received. A further objection was received after the consultation period. The report therefore summarised the responses received and proposed a course of action as to how proceed with the proposals.


Following public participation, Members considered in detail the various components to the proposals.  It was felt that, despite the recommendation being made, the situation in Park Road would continue to be problematic and further consultation with residents was needed to address and alleviate outstanding concerns.  Members requested that a letter go from this Committee to the nearby gas company to follow up on the Chair’s recent visit to ask if their employees and visitors could not park their vehicles in this road as it was making the situation much worse.  With regard to the restrictions outside the play area in Mead Road, this situation should be closely monitored and officers re-consult residents as necessary.




(1)  That the proposed ‘No Waiting Monday to Friday 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm’ restriction on Park Road between 2a and 19 Park Road as shown in drawing TM01/01382/001 be not implemented; and


(2)  The proposed ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restriction on Mead Road at the junction near the play area be implemented as proposed in drawing TM01/01382/001.


(NOTES: (1) Four Members of the public raised concerns on issues and proposals contained within the report; and (2) Councillor Pragnell declared an Interest in this item as he owns property in Meadbrook Gardens.  He took no part in the discussion or voting thereon).


Urgent Item: Response to the Great Covert Planning Application in Test Valley Borough


The Chair had been made aware of a planning application to be considered by Test Valley Borough Council next month (reference: 14/02620/OUTS) which was a proposal for outline permission for 300 homes at Great Covert, North Baddesley.  The Chair was concerned that Eastleigh Borough Council had not been consulted on it, as it had significant implications for the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury area in particular.  Members supported a proposal that a letter be sent from this Council and that initial enquiries be made with Hampshire County Council as to whether, if the application was approved, developers’ contributions would be forthcoming for roads and schools in this area.




(1)  That this Committee write to Test Valley Borough Council objecting to the proposed scale of development at Great Covert, mindful of the impact it would have on Chandler’s Ford schools, roads and other amenities; and

(2)  That consultation on significant (major) planning applications be raised as an item on the next Eastleigh / Test Valley Liaison Group agenda.