Agenda and minutes

Eastleigh Local Area Committee - Tuesday, 8 June 2021 7:00 pm

Venue: The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE

Contact: Nikki Dunne, Democratic Services Officer, 02380 688298 Email: nikki.dunne@eastleigh.gov.uk Please email 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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4.

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:

Councillor Irish declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 8 (Traffic Regulation Order for Stoneham Lane), as he is a member of the North Stoneham Parochial Church Council.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 295 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meetings held on 22 March 2021 and 25 March 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The signing of the minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2021 were deferred to the next meeting.

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2021 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record and the signing of the minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2021 be deferred.

6.

Public Participation

Public seating will be limited at this meeting due to the current Government restrictions. You can submit questions in advance of the meeting to the following email: democratic.services@eastleigh.gov.uk. The deadline for submissions is midday on Monday 7 June 2021. Please let us know if you wish to attend the meeting in person so that we can manage numbers.

Minutes:

Mr Simon Payne addressed the Committee with regards to the access to Lakeside Allotment. People park in front of gates and they also remain broken.

 

Concerns were also raised with regards to trees being overgrown across the Borough and weeds on pavements and in gutter. Questions were raised on the resources of the Streetscene Team.

 

The Chair confirmed he would follow up the issues with the gate, double yellow lines and the overgrown trees. With regards to weeds, Eastleigh Borough Council carry out the service on behalf of Hampshire County Council, but due to budget cuts can only treat once per year.

7.

Chair's Report

Minutes:

The Chair thanked Councillor Campbell for Chairing the Committee through some difficult meetings over the past year.  Councillor Park was welcomed to the Committee as a newly elected member along with Councillor Irish who was re-elected in May. Officers were also thanked for their work in accommodating face to face meetings.

 

The Mini Fairy Festival and trail at Pavilion on the Park was enjoyed by many families and raised funds for the sensory4all project. Over 800 residents applied for the fruit tree scheme and 200 vouchers were issued.

 

The Chair was invited to Pirelli Play park to meet the architects and show them the finished park. Benches have been installed as well as resurfacing of the footbaths and the planting of trees around the perimeter.

 

The Paddling pool was being prepared to re-open when social distancing measures are lifted by Central government. The pool has been fixed but needs cleaning and refilling.

 

Summer Social events had restarted at The Point.

 

The Chair congratulated Eastleigh Football Club on a good season in the National League and announced that season tickets had gone on sale this week.

 

 

 

 

8.

Presentation on Planning Guidelines

Minutes:

The Head of Housing and Development 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.

9.

Planning Application - Land West of Allbrook Way, Knowle Hill, Eastleigh, SO50 4LZ - O/19/86980 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Outline planning application for up to 52no. residential dwellings (C3 use) with associated landscaping, infrastructure and access from Knowle Hill (all matters reserved except for access). (AMENDED DESCRIPTION) O/19/86980

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Development Management (Agenda item 7) concerning an application for up to 52no. residential dwellings (C3 use) with associated landscaping, infrastructure and access from Knowle Hill (all matters reserved except for access). (AMENDED DESCRIPTION). (Ref: O/19/86980).

 

The following updates were given to Members:

 

·  Consultation response received from Environmental Health – Prefer noise to windows and gardens and outdoor space to be minimised through layout of development and noise screening/barriers.  If layout can still be changed later if required to meet these requirements, then can condition need to demonstrate that layout can achieve open windows lifestyle and quiet gardens at reserved matters stage.  Additional condition added to recommendation.

·  Updated parameter plans have now been received to correspond with the latest iteration of the indicative layout plan.

·  Condition 1 (approved plans) and 4 (layout to be submitted at reserved matters stage) as set in agenda, to be updated with revised plan numbers.

·  Full Council resolved on 27 May 2021 to approve the modifications to the Local Plan for public consultation.

 

Updated Recommendation:

 

Subject to:

 

i)  the receipt and consideration of outstanding consultation response from Hampshire Countryside Services;

ii)  the imposition of any necessary additional or amended conditions including updating the list of approved plans;

iii)  the applicant entering into a legal agreement to secure the required planning obligations and affordable housing; and,

iv)  the receipt of the additional information requested by Natural England in relation to sediment loading in the River Itchen, the completion of a Habitats Regulations Assessment and subsequent further consultation with Natural England.

 

To Delegate back to the Head of Housing and Development in conjunction with the Chair and Vice Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Committee to GRANT OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION subject to conditions in main agenda report and additional condition as follows:

 

The first reserved matters application shall be accompanied by a further detailed assessment of existing and proposed noise sources and a detailed noise mitigation scheme (with measures to provide satisfactory noise standards internally and within private amenity space to include consideration of site and building layout, building construction, boundary treatments, glazing and mechanical ventilation). The design of the site, building layout and boundary treatments shall first be optimised for ‘good acoustic design’ to include for an open windows lifestyle where possible to comply with limits contained within BS8233: 2014 “Guidance on sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings”.  Where after including for such ‘good acoustic design’ there are residual noise impacts, building construction, glazing and mechanical ventilation shall be included for.  The detailed noise mitigation scheme, as approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, shall be implemented fully and verified as performing as required prior to the first occupation of each dwelling unit, and shall thereafter retained. Reason: In the interests of residential amenity.

 

RESOLVED -

 

Subject to the satisfactory resolution of points i) – iv) above then delegate back to Head of Housing and Development in conjunction with the Chair and Vice Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Committee to GRANT OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION subject to conditions in main agenda report plus additional noise condition set out above.

 

(Note: (A) Two residents and Councillor David Betts on behalf of Allbrook Paris Council spoke in objection citing concerns with regards to an increase in traffic, loss of green space, safety, risk of pollution, parking, poor transport links and noise. (B) The agent spoke in support of the application stating that the previous concern regarding the play area had been rectified and the affordable housing provision had been maintained.)

 

10.

Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) - Various Roads in Eastleigh pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Traffic Engineer (Agenda Item 8) which detailed representations received in response to proposed waiting restrictions on various roads.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  Waiting and parking restrictions are introduced as advertised on the following roads: Allbrook Hill, Stoneham Lane, Grantham Road, Arnold Road, Mansbridge Road;

 

(2)  A decision on introducing restrictions on Crestwood View is deferred until further engagement with residents and the Waste and Recycling Service has taken place;

 

(3)  An amendment is made to the provisions of the Borough of Eastleigh (Eastleigh Town Centre) Order 2013 (as amended) such that up to six Disabled Person’s Parking bays can be introduced as required in the following roads: Albert Road, Barrington Close, Beaulieu Road, Blenheim Road, Browsholme Close, Chestnut Avenue, Consort Road, Cox Row, Curlew Square, Devon Drive, Drum Road, Essex Green, Falcon Square, Falkland Road, Great Farm Road, Greenfinch Close, Haddon Drive, High Street, Kent Road, Launceston Drive, Leigh Road, Lewes Close, Linnet Square, Magpie Lane, Market Street, Maypole Villas, Mottisfont Road, Nightingale Avenue, Oxburgh Close, St John’s Road, Selborne Drive, Somerset Crescent, Sparrow Square, Surrey Road, Sussex Road, Swift Close, The Quadrangle, Twyford Road, Victoria Road, Wells Place, Westfield Crescent, Westfield Road, Whyteways, Wiltshire Road, Woodpecker Way;

 

(4)  An amendment is made to the provisions of the Borough of Eastleigh (Eastleigh Town Centre) Order 2013 (as amended) such that up to twelve Disabled Person’s Parking bays can be introduced as required in the following roads: Belmont Road, Cornwall Road;

 

(5)   An amendment is made to the Borough of Eastleigh (Arnold Road area) (Residents parking places and Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting) (Disabled Persons Parking places) (Fourth zone) (controlled zone) Order 2004 (as amended) to update the descriptions of waiting and parking restrictions on Cheriton Road to reflect the current property numbers (no physical restrictions will be amended)

 

(6)   The proposals to introduce time-limited parking places on Nursery Gardens and Chestnut Close, and “no waiting” restrictions on Chestnut Close are withdrawn. An amendment was made to consult with residents;

 

(7)   The proposals to revoke “prohibition of motor vehicles except for access” restrictions on Chestnut Close, Red Lodge, Nursery Gardens, the Croft and The Oaklands are deferred, pending further engagement with residents by officers about alternative measures. An amendment was made to consult with residents.

 

(Notes: (A) One local resident spoke in objection to the proposal of restrictions on Chestnut Close citing concerns of commuter parking. The resident wanted to work with Officers to find a solution. (B) A written statement was received from a local resident in support of the recommendation to withdraw the proposed parking place on Nursery Gardens.)

11.

Guiding Regeneration for Eastleigh Town Centre pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Corporate Director (Agenda Item 9) which detailed representations received in response to proposed waiting restrictions on various roads.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Guiding Regeneration Principles document – Together we make Eastleigh, at Appendix 1 and recommend for adoption by Cabinet at the meeting on the 24 June 2021.

12.

Emergency Motion - Eastleigh Town Centre Road Closures pdf icon PDF 127 KB

‘I would like to propose an emergency motion calling on Hampshire County Council to support Eastleigh Borough Council by delegating authority to the Brough Council to introduce an Experimental Traffic Order to maintain the road closures and associated changes to support the economic recovery of the town.’

 

Minutes:

Councillor Bourne moved the following motion:

 

“Calling on Hampshire County Council to support Eastleigh Borough Council by delegating authority to the Brough Council to introduce an Experimental Traffic Order to maintain the road closures and associated changes to support the economic recovery of the town.”

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Motion be approved.

 

[NOTE – Theresa Swann, BID Manager, answered questions from the Committee about the view of the businesses.]

13.

Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Democratic Services Manager (Agenda Item 10) concerning appointments to regulatory panels and outside bodies.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the Eastleigh Local Area Committee make appointments to the following Outside Bodies:

 

i. Age Concern, Eastleigh – Councillor Campbell

ii. Asian Elders, Culture and Welfare Organisation–Councillor Irish

iii. Barton Peveril/Eastleigh College Liaison Group – Councillors Bourne and Park

iv. Lakeside Country Park Users Group – Councillors Bicknell and Campbell

v. Pavilion on the Park – Councillors Irish and Mann

vi. The Hub – Councillors Doguie and Park

vii. University of Southampton (Wide Lane Sports Facilities – Users Advisory Group) – Councillor Doguie

 

(2)  That the Eastleigh Local Area Committee make appointments to the following other groups; and

 

i. Eastleigh Borough Council/Test Valley Liaison Group – Councillor Irish

ii. Shopwatch – Councillor Tyson-Payne

iii. Eastleigh Museum Joint Management Committee – Councillors Bicknell, Irish and Campbell

 

(3)  That all members of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee be appointed to the Regulatory Panel to form a pool for all licensing appeals from which any three can be selected.

 

14.

Financial Management Report pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Local Area Manager (Agenda item 11) that contained recommendations for expenditure from the Committee’s capital and revenue budget.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  £207,303.64 to be allocated to the North Stoneham Park Community Building project from developers’ contributions;

(2)  £19,500 to be allocated to the Lawn Road Recreation Ground improvements, with £12,500 from the revenue budget and £7k from developers’ contributions;

(3)  £5,000 to be allocated to the Bishopstoke Recreation Ground riverbank repairs from the developers’ contributions; and

(4)  £2,000 to be allocated for commemorative seats at the Eastleigh War Memorial from the revenue reserve.