Agenda and minutes

Eastleigh Local Area Committee - Wednesday, 30 March 2022 7:30 pm, NEW

Venue: Oak Suite, Holiday Inn, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9PG

Contact: Laura Johnston, Democratic Services Manager, 02380 688051 Email: laura.johnston@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

Items
No. Item

29.

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 Item 7 of the Agenda as he expected to be on the panel for Hampshire County Council to determine the application that was being consulted on.

30.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2022.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting(s) held on 18 January 2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

31.

Chair's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chair stated that he was pleased to see some great photos of tree planting at Fleming Park and Magpie Lane, and that it was nice to see pupils from Nightingale Primary School involved along with Councillors Mann and Bicknell.

 

The Chair was pleased to report that the community garden project was continuing to flourish, and he also advised people to look out for the newly dug wildflower beds across the Borough.

 

The Chair mentioned that the summer would see lots of changes to the town centre with murals, lights, planters and benches in an exciting project that he was looking forward to seeing the final transformation.

 

The Chair was pleased to report that work had begun on the refurbishment of the Town Centre Toilets, which were now closed until they were finished, and alternative provisions were in place in Eastleigh House and many local businesses.

32.

Public Participation

You can submit questions in advance of the meeting to the following email: democratic.services@eastleigh.gov.uk. The deadline for submissions is 12pm on Tuesday 29 March 2022.

 

Please let us know if you wish to attend the meeting in person so that we can manage numbers. We are still encouraging all those in attendance to wear a face covering and take a lateral flow test before attendance. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS.

 

Minutes:

A local resident raised concerns that the air quality data was not being kept up to date. He questioned when it was last looked at and when the analyser was going to repaired.

 

The Chair stated that Officers would respond to him via email.

 

Another local resident mentioned the Lawn Road park improvements had come in substantially over budget. She wanted to know what lessons had been learned to ensure better value on park improvements in the future.

 

The Chair said that the improvements were not yet finished, but when they were, there would then be a lessons learned session and then they could report back to her.

33.

Presentation on Planning Guidelines

Minutes:

The Planning Manager 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.

34.

Planning Application - Land off Chickenhall Lane, Eastleigh Consultation - CS/22/92463 pdf icon PDF 406 KB

Please let us know if you wish to attend the meeting in person so that we can manage numbers. We are still encouraging all those in attendance to wear a face covering and take a lateral flow test before attendance. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS.

 

This report relates to a consultation request on an application that has been submitted to, and will be determined by, Hampshire County Council.  The purpose of this report is to set out Eastleigh Borough Council’s response to the consultation. 

 

Reference Number: CS/22/92463

 

(NOTE: Hampshire County Council ref. HCC/2022/0071 – the development of a Material Recycling Facility and Associated Infrastructure at Land off Chickenhall Lane, Eastleigh)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Executive Head of Planning & Economy (Agenda item 7) concerning the Land off Chickenhall Lane – HCC consultation for proposed material recycling facility. (Ref. CS/22/92463).

 

Councillors stated that whilst they were not against the general principal of recycling, this site was not currently suitable with all the points mentioned, and should the Chickenhall Lane link road be completed then it could be a different prospect.

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the Council responds to Hampshire County Council’s Consultation with an objection to the proposed material recycling facility for the reasons outlined in the Officers’ report, and further requests were made to Hampshire County Council for additional information to be included in the Council’s response, as per the comments made by members at the meeting (appended to the signed minutes).

 

(Note: Councillor Irish declared a non-pecuniary interest in the item as he expected to be on the panel for Hampshire County Council to determine the application that was being consulted on. He did not take part in the debate and abstained from voting.

 

Two members of the public spoke in objection to the consultation citing concerns, including but not limited to increased traffic in the area, further damage to air quality, increased HGV movements, no mention of Blaze in the consultation, pressure on current infrastructure, fire risks and proximity to the railway, airport and freeport if there was to be a fire. A more in-depth summary of points made is appended in the signed minutes.)

 

35.

Planning Appeals

The Legal Services Manager to report:-

 

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

 

143 Passfield Avenue, EASTLEIGH, SO50 9NH 

 

Appeal against the Counci’s refusal to grant planning permission for the erection of 1no. 2-bedroom, single-storey Wheelchair User Dwelling (Category M4(3) Building Regulations, 2010) to the rear of 143-145 Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NH, together with associated access from Passfield Avenue.

 

This was a delegated decision.

 

Land at Toynbee Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DH

Appeal against the Council’s non-determination in time for the Construction of 105 dwellings together with access from Toynbee Road, associated parking public open space and landscaping following the demolition of existing buildings (amended plans)

This was a committee decision. 

 

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

 

103 Bournemouth Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3AE

 

Appeal against the Council’s refusal of planning permission for the demolition of existing commercial building and construction of a part three-storey and part two-storey block of flats comprising of 6no. 2 bed units and 2no. 1 bed units, with associated parking, landscaping and access from Bournemouth Road.

 

This was a committee decision.

Minutes:

The Legal Services Manager reported:-

 

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

 

143 Passfield Avenue, EASTLEIGH, SO50 9NH 

 

Appeal against the Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for the erection of 1 no. 2-bedroom, single-storey Wheelchair User Dwelling (Category M4(3) Building Regulations, 2010) to the rear of 143-145 Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9NH, together with associated access from Passfield Avenue.

 

This was a delegated decision.

 

Land at Toynbee Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DH

Appeal against the Council’s non-determination in time for the Construction of 105 dwellings together with access from Toynbee Road, associated parking public open space and landscaping following the demolition of existing buildings (amended plans).

This was a committee decision. 

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

 

103 Bournemouth Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3AE

 

Appeal against the Council’s refusal of planning permission for the demolition of existing commercial building and construction of a part three-storey and part two-storey block of flats comprising of 6 no. 2 bed units and 2 no. 1 bed units, with associated parking, landscaping and access from Bournemouth Road.

 

This was a committee decision.

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the report be noted.