Agenda and minutes

Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee - Wednesday, 28 September 2016 7:00 pm, MOVED

Venue: The Dovetail Centre, Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2GJ

Contact: Mateusz Dobrowolski, Democratic Services Officer Tel:023 8068 8080;Email:  mateusz.dobrowolski@eastleigh.gov.uk  Min Partner Local Area Manager Tel: 023 8068 8439; Email:  andy.thompson@eastleigh.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 06 July 2016.

Minutes:

The Vice-Chairman in the Chair noted that Item 4, Chairman’s Report, on page 1 of the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 July 2016 be amended to read ‘Chair was pleased that Hampshire County Council erected the Hocombe Road and Hiltingbury Road signage’

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 06 July 2016 be confirmed and signed by the Vice-Chairman in the Chair as a correct record.

2.

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 relations to items of business on the Agenda.

3.

Public Participation

Minutes:

There was no public participation at this time.

4.

Chairman's report

Minutes:

The Vice-Chairman in the Chair invited everyone to partake in a minute of silence in honour of Councillor Roger Smith and the recent passing of former Councillor Terry Holden-Brown, husband of the Chairman, Councillor Pamela Holden-Brown.

5.

Area Co-ordinator's Report

Minutes:

The Local Area Co-ordinator reported:

 

Hiltingbury Pavilion Development Project.

TKL architects had delivered the feasibility study, examining the viability of both a major refurbishment of the existing pavilion or rebuilding it. Project team would now analyse both proposals and feed them back to Project Board.

Hopefully this project would be started within next 18 months.

 

Future Eastleigh

As previously reported, the Council had been undergoing a major service redesign. This redesign would aim to make the Council more customer-focused and more efficient, enabling it to continue to deliver a high level service to residents on the back of year on year cuts.

 

The role of the Local Area Co-ordinator, alongside all other Senior Managers, had been scrutinised as the Council sought to ensure it had the right people with the right skills in the right jobs. The role of Area Co-ordinator would still exist in part, though it would be now known as a Local Area Manager. The roles would be similar, though the new role would seek to provide a greater strategic overview.

 

Andrew Thompson would now be the new Local Area Manager for Bishopstoke Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee and Min Partner would be the Local Area Manager for Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee.

 

The Hiltingbury Pavilion project would continue to be overseen by Andrew Thompson until completion.

 

Members took the opportunity to thank Andy Thompson for all the involvement and hard work over the last year.

6.

Implementation of a Public Space Protection Order - Chandler's Ford pdf icon PDF 399 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Community Safety and Emergency Planning Manager, Melvin Hartley, (Agenda item 7) who delivered the report on the proposal to make a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Chandler’s Ford which would allow authorised officers powers to tackle drinking, when associated with anti-social behaviour. The report outlined the proposal, the findings of the public consultation and supporting arguments for the introduction of the order.

 

The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, which came into force in October 2014, brought in new powers to allow Local Authorities to better tackle anti-social behaviour in their area. One of these powers was the ability to make a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). These powers were adopted by the Council’s Cabinet on 18 June 2015.

 

The Council consulted on the making of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the summer of 2016, to assist in addressing the unreasonable and persistent anti-social behaviour which was detrimentally affecting the quality of life of residents, businesses and visitors to Chandler’s Ford centre.

 

Since October 2015 there had been an increasing number of calls and complaints by members of the public and local businesses to the police and the Council about anti-social behaviour in Chandler’s Ford town centre generally, and in Fryern Arcade in particular. Most of these calls related to behaviour by adult males who were drinking alcohol, fighting or urinating in public.  The police received 57 calls in the period between 16 October 2015 and 17 April 2016. They also made use of S35 Dispersal Orders, which allowed them, on a temporary basis, to require persons behaving in an anti-social manner to leave the area. Twelve statements from the public were also obtained.

 

Following representations by the police, shopkeepers, and members of the public, the Council’s community safety team decided that it should consider using the powers granted to it to try and control the behaviour that was being complained of. The measure proposed is the introduction of a controlled alcohol zone.

 

The Order would provide the police and other accredited officers with the power to require individuals to stop consuming alcohol within the designated public place.  Such an Oder would provide a power of confiscation and disposal of the alcohol, plus a police power of arrest should an individual fail to comply with directions. 

 

PSPO would be enforced for the period of three years and then could be reviewed and renewed by the Local Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED - 

 

That the Local Area Committee agree the making of the Public Spaces Protection Order as set out in the draft Order in Appendix A to the report, for a period of three years.

7.

Presentation on Planning Guidelines

Minutes:

Development Management staff gave a short presentation on guidelines that had to be taken into account 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.

8.

Planning Application - 52 Nichol Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 5AW pdf icon PDF 392 KB

Ref. F/16/78963 - Two storey front, side and rear extension with new vehicular access from Nichol Road (amended design to F/16/78385)

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Development Management (Agenda item 9) concerning an application for a two storey front, side and rear extension with new vehicular access from Nichol Road (amended design to F/16/78335). (Ref: F/16/78963).

 

The Committee was advised that due to the scale, form, design and proximity to the boundary of Randall road, the development would be overly prominent and visually intrusive to the street scene and appearance of the surrounding area.

 

RESOLVED -

 

That permission beREFUSED.

 

(NOTES: (1) Four residents spoke in objection to the application citing a number of issues including: the overbearing scale of the proposed extension; and its design and the effect it would have on the neighbouring area.

(2) The applicant spoke in support of the application, stating that the proposed extension did not increase the size of the previously approved plans by much and that it would not be too close to the property boundary; and (3) Councillor Grajewski chose not to take part in the Members discussion and did not vote.)

9.

Planning Appeals

The Head of Legal and Democratic Services to report:-

 

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

 

1 Merdon Close, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh. SO53 1EF - Appeal against the Council’s refusal of planning permission for a two storey side and rear extension, and a single storey rear extension.

 

This was a Delegated Decision. 

 

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

 

 

6 Wellbrooke Gardens, Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire SO53 1TN - Appeal against the Council’s refusal of planning permission  for change of use of land to private garden : Retrospective (amended description) (Ref:F/15/76762)

 

13 Grosvenor Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire SO33 5BU – Appeal against the Council’s refusal to grant consent to undertake work to a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). (Ref.T/15/77691)

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Democratic Services reported:-

 

(a)  That the following appeal had been lodged:-

 

Appeal against the Council’s refusal of planning permission for a two storey side and rear extension, and a single storey rear extension. 1 Merdon Close, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh. SO53 1EF

 

This was a Delegated Decision.

 

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

 

Appeal against the Council’s refusal of planning permission for change of use of land to private garden: Retrospective (amended description) at 6 Wellbrooke Gardens, Chandler’s Ford (Ref: F/15/76762)

 

Appeal against the Council’s refusal to grant consent to undertake work to a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) at 13 Grosvenor Road, Chandler’s Ford, (Ref: T/15/77691)

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the report be noted.