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Agenda and minutes

Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee
Thursday, 2 September 2010 5:30 pm

Venue: Abbey Hall, Victoria Road, Netley, SO31 5FA

Contact: Amy Randall, Democratic Services Officer Tel: 023 8068 8361; Email:  amy.randall@eastleigh.gov.uk  Diccon Bright, Area Co-ordinator Tel:023 8068 8436; Email: E-diccon.bright@eastleigh.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 22 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2010.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2010 be confirmed and signed by 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 interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.

3.

Information from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed guests from Cambridge City Council who had spent the day visiting Eastleigh Borough Council.

 

The Chair reported on the following matters:

 

Station Hotel Appeal:

 

The Council had sought a consultant’s opinion on the retail impact of the proposed development to support the views expressed by Members at the Local Area Committee when the application had been refused and because of the lack of supporting material from the Co-op. The applicant was arguing that the Council was introducing new evidence and that it would need to be fully tested at appeal.

 

This had resulted in the applicant asking the Inspector to convert the appeal from a hearing to a public inquiry. The Inspector had agreed to this request. No date had been agreed however and the expectation was that three days would be required and this had also been requested by the applicant.

 

The change had resulted in the Council having to provide greater legal provision to fight the appeal and the Chairman and Vice Chair of the Committee had instructed the Head of Legal & Democratic Services to seek a suitable barrister experienced in dealing with retail planning issues and appeals. There would be further financial costs for the Local Area Committee in terms of legal consultant’s fees to defend the Council’s position at appeal.

 

The Chairman and Vice Chair would be recommending at the next Team Meeting that all Local Area Committee funds not committed should be ring fenced to fund the appeal.

 

The hearing for Tuesday 28 September had been cancelled.

 

Changes to Bus Services 16,16a and 26 from Sunday 24 October:

 

Major timetable changes were due to take place from Sunday 24 October aimed at improving timekeeping and reliability on the First 16 and to offer a service between Netley, Hamble & Hedge End that better reflected the level of traffic on offer.

 

As Portfolio holder, the Chairman had been fully consulted on the changes and had been involved in the planning of them. These changes were to both commercial and supported services – financially supported by Hampshire County Council and Eastleigh Borough Council.

 

A brief summary of the changes follows:-

 

First service 16 – Southampton to Netley & Hamble

 

  • All buses between Southampton, Netley & Hamble would be numbered 16
  • Frequency remained the same (every 20 minutes Mon – Fri, every 30 minutes on Saturday and every 60 minutes on Sunday and public holidays)
  • A full daytime, evening and weekend service was retained.
  • All times were changed.
  • Some journeys in both the AM and PM peaks would have route changes within Southampton aimed at improving reliability and timekeeping. The cause of the timekeeping problems had been identified as the year long closure of the Central bridge plus congestion in Hamble Lane, at Windhover and the M27 link roads.
  • The present 16A journeys would become number 16 and would operate only between Southampton, Netley & Hamble. The present hourly service between Hamble and Hedge End would be withdrawn. Passenger levels did not meet the levels needed to support an hourly frequency.
  • The 16As between Hamble and Hedge End would be replaced by extending First’s 26 (Fareham – Park Gate – Botley – Hedge End) to Lowford, Netley & Hamble over the same route except operating in a unidirectional loop around Netley. The frequency would be approximately every 90 minutes and would offer an earlier journey from Netley & Hamble to Hedge End, improved afternoon links with Wildern School and through buses to Botley, Park Gate and Fareham for the first time. Good links with supermarkets were maintained. The service would be retendered next year as part of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Information from the Area Co-ordinator

Minutes:

The Area Co-ordinator reported on the following matters:

Pilands Wood Partnership: Partnership working continued with a number of subgroups meeting to agree specific actions related to transport, the environment, barriers to employment, youth activities and communication.  The transport subgroup was already exploring ways of encouraging cycling with the possibility of using the Police stock of unclaimed bicycles.  There was also a survey of transport needs being planned to establish in detail what transport solutions were needed.  This weekend Eastleigh Borough Council Streetscene would be collecting large household waste, which should help residents make more space in their houses and gardens, and reduce flytipping.

Hamble Common car park, School Lane: The Local Area Committee and Hamble-le-Rice Parish Council had agreed over £2000 to jointly fund improvements to the entrance and surfacing of the car park which gave access onto the Common.  Work would be carried out in September or early October.

Bursledon Footpath Signage: At the last meeting the Committee agreed £5000 for the first phase of a project to introduce a uniform design of footpath signage across Bursledon.  Instruction had been given to repair existing signs and, for sites where new signs were needed, site visits had been held with a representative of Bursledon Rights Of Way and Amenity Preservation Group (BROWAPG) and the contractor to agree exact locations for signs.  Subject to agreements from partner landowners, the aim was to complete works in the next 3 months.

5.

Community Investment Programme and Revenue Budget Projects pdf icon PDF 10 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Area Co-ordinator that detailed a number of projects and schemes where the Area Committee’s support was sought to enable their implementation.

RESOLVED -

(1)               That £500 from the Committee’s revenue budget  be used as a contribution to the cost of footpath leaflets in Hound Parish; and

(2)               That £120 from the Committee’s revenue funds be allocated towards the cost of a dog bin in Hamble.

6.

Presentation on Planning Guidelines

Minutes:

Development Control 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.

7.

Planning Application - 1-3 Old Bridge House Road, Bursledon, Southampton pdf icon PDF 132 KB

F/10/67317 – 1-3 Old Bridge House Road, Bursledon, Southampton   - Construction of 12no. 2 bed town houses within 3 blocks with alterations to access & associated car parking, cycle/bin store & landscaping, following demolition of 3no. existing dwellings.                         

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Development Control (Agenda item 8) concerning an application for the construction of 12no. 2 bed town houses within 3 blocks with alterations to access & associated car parking, cycle/bin store & landscaping, following demolition of 3no. existing dwellings (Ref: F/10/67317).

 

The Committee was advised of the following updates to the report: (a) No objection from the Head of Transportation and Engineering or Eastleigh Access Group; (b) an objection from Winchester & Eastleigh Architect Panel; (c) No comments from Southern Water or the Crime Reduction Officer.

 

RESOLVED -

 

That permission be REFUSED for the recommended reason.

 

(NOTE: One member of the public spoke in objection to the application.)

8.

Planning Application - Weston Shore cycle path to, Abbey Hill, Netley Abbey, Southampton pdf icon PDF 278 KB

C/10/67337 - Weston Shore cycle path to, Abbey Hill, Netley Abbey, Southampton - construction of cycle path through council owned parkland from Weston Shore to Abbey Hill

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Development Control (Agenda item 9) concerning an application for the construction of a cycle path through council owned parkland from Weston Shore to Abbey Hill (Ref: C/10/67337).

 

The Committee was advised of the following updates to the report and additional condition: (a) Objection received from Natural England and Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust on the grounds of impact on Brent Geese and SINC; (b) Additional condition: 2.0m wide verges shall be provided as shown on the approved plans and shall be kept mown and clear of encroaching vegetation at all times. Reason: In the interests of safety.

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the decision be DELEGATED to the Head of Development Control in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair, to PERMIT, subject to (1) The concerns of Natural England and Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust being addressed (2) Opportunities to prevent motor cyclists from accessing the path being explored with the Head of Transportation and Engineering; and (3) The recommended conditions and reasons.

 

(NOTES: (1) One local resident spoke with concerns about the application. (2) The Area Manager of Sustrans and three members of the public spoke in support of the application.)

9.

Planning Appeals

The Head of Legal and Democratic Services to report that the following appeals have been lodged:-

 

Victoria Cottage, Lowford Hill, Bursledon, - Appeal against refusal of application for the construction of 10no. two bedroom flats and 2no. three bedroom houses with associated parking, storage and access off Lowford Hill, following demolition of existing dwelling. (F/10/66998 delegated decision)

 

Station Hotel, 113 Station Road, Netley Abbey -  Appeal against refusal of application for the erection of 14 units and a retail shop (class A1) (gross internal floor space 400 sq.m) with offices above (class B1a) (floor space 586 sq.m),  with associated accesses, parking and landscaping following demolition of existing public house (amended description). (F/09/65869 Local Area Committee decision against Officer’s recommendation)

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Democratic Services reported that the following appeals had been lodged:-

 

Victoria Cottage, Lowford Hill, Bursledon - appeal against refusal of application (F/10/66998 delegated decision) for the construction of 10no. two bedroom flats and 2no. three bedroom houses with associated parking, storage and access off Lowford Hill, following demolition of existing dwelling

 

Station Hotel, 113 Station Road, Netley Abbey - appeal against refusal of application (F/09/65869 Local Area Committee decision against Officer’s recommendation) for the erection of 14 units and a retail shop (class A1) (gross internal floor space 400 sq.m) with offices above (class B1a) (floor space 586 sq.m), with associated accesses, parking and landscaping following demolition of existing public house (amended description)

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the report be noted..

10.

Date of Next Meeting

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that the next Local Area Committee meeting would be held on 25 November and not 7 October as printed in the agenda.  He thanked the visitors from Cambridge City Council and hoped that they had found the day useful.