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Agenda and minutes

Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 7:00 pm

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

Contact: Karin James, Democratic Services Officer Tel:023 8068 8113; Email:  karin.james@eastleigh.gov.uk  Andy Milner, Area Co-ordinator Tel: 023 8068 8438; Email:  andy.milner@eastleigh.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 12 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2012.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2012 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:

Councillor Pamela Holden-Brown declared an interest in agenda item 7.  The applicant is her son.

 

Councillor Judith Grajewski declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 8.

3.

Public Participation

Minutes:

The Area Co-ordinator referred to an email received from Tim Griffin a local well respected landscape architect, and great advocate for trees locally.  Mr Griffin was unable to attend the meeting in person.  He expressed  concern for the care and attention paid to newly planted trees and gave suggestions how this may be overcome in future.  The Area Co-ordinator agreed to reply to Mr Griffin and to copy in the Local Area Committee Members.

4.

Motion from Councillor Hughes - Parking in Hursley Service Road.

“That given the concerns raised by residents living on Hursley Service Road (opposite the flats on the site formerly occupied by Simpkins Garage) in respect of indiscriminate and inappropriate parking there, and noting the difficulty an emergency vehicle had in accessing and leaving the road, a traffic regulation order be pursued on this road prohibiting parking for non-residents and that the cost for this be found from within the Committee’s reserves.”

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the following motion by Councillor Hughes:

 

“That given the concerns raised by residents living on Hursley Service Road (opposite the flats on the site formerly occupied by Simpkins Garage) in respect of indiscriminate and inappropriate parking there, and noting the difficulty an emergency vehicle had in accessing and leaving the road, a traffic regulation order be pursued on this road prohibiting parking for non-residents and that the cost for this be found from within the Committee’s reserves.”

 

RESOLVED -          

 

The the motion be ADOPTED with the following amended wording. 

 

“That given the concerns raised by residents living on Hursley Service Road (opposite the flats on the site formerly occupied by Simpkins Garage) in respect of indiscriminate and inappropriate parking there, and noting the difficulty emergency and service vehicles have in accessing and leaving the road, a traffic regulation order for “Access only” be pursued on this road restricting parking for non residents.”

 

(NOTE:  All bar two of the residents of the Hursley Service Road were in attendance and their spokesman, Mr Tibble, submitted a petition favouring the motion signed by all residents of the road, together with letters of support for the motion.)

5.

Chairman's report

Minutes:

The Chairman reported on the successful opening, by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, of the Parish’s Jubilee Gardens, followed by a celebration of the refurbishment of the Fryern Pavilion. 

 

The Chairman also advised that the next Local Area Committee meeting was to be held at the Fryern Pavilion at 7pm on Wednesday 13 June 2012.

6.

Area Co-ordinator's Report

Minutes:

Hiltingbury Recreation Ground  Hiltingbury AFC had returned to the recreation ground for their first team matches and the new pitch was holding up well.  Work was to continue on the junior pitches during the coming growing season and they would be playable for the new 2012/2013 season.   The Hiltingbury Community Association (HCA) were holding their Annual General Meeting on 22 March and residents were welcome to attend.  HCA were always looking for volunteers to help run the community facility.

 

Fryern Recreation Ground in addition to the information given by the Chairman, the Area Co-ordinator advised that the new Community Hall was now available for hire and already a football team, a croquet club and a toddlers play group had shown an interest in regular lettings.  Work had started on the new wildflower garden, killing off a section of grass which it was  hoped would be a spectacle of colour later in the year.  The entrance from Craven Road had been tidied.  Next month the new skateboard half pipe, adjacent to the tennis courts, would be installed to complete the £150,000 refurbishment of the site. 

 

Park Sport Eastleigh’s Summer Park Sport scheme would be returning to Chandler’s Ford this summer with fishing at the Lakes and coaching at Fryern and Hiltingbury on football, basketball, Sport4girls, dance and skateboarding.  Most sessions were sold out last year and whilst the Local Area Committee was funding additional activity this year, it was predicted many sessions would be fully subscribed so early booking was recommended.

 

Dogs  A plea was made to keep dogs under control at all times, particularly when there were cyclists and small children in the vicinity.  Animal welfare officers operated regularly in the area and on the spot fines could be invoked where dog owners did not clean up after their dog.

 

Rats would only exist where there was a plentiful supply of food and in urban areas this more often than not came from poorly wrapped food and bird food in the gardens and by Hiltingbury Lakes.  Residents were asked to use bird food sparingly and only good quality food approved by the RSPB or similar. 

 

Verge Parking We continue to issue penalty notices where cars were parked in an area covered by a Traffic Regulation Order.  As a general rule, parking should not take place on the verge or pavement as this promoted speeding traffic, could endanger the safety of pedestrians and risked damage to public utilities located just under the surface of the verge or footway. 

7.

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.

8.

Planning Application - 36 Valley Road, Chandler's Ford pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Ref. F/11/69804 - Raising of ridge and alterations to roof, including side dormers, to provide additional living accommodation.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Development Control (Agenda item 8) concerning an application for raising of ridge and alterations to roof, including side dormers, to provide additional living accommodation. (Ref: F/11/69804).

 

RESOLVED -

 

That permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions and reasons in the report.

 

(NOTE:  Councillor Holden Brown declared an interest in this item and left the room taking no part in debate or voting thereon).

9.

Planning application - 5 Bournemouth Road, Chandler's Ford pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Ref. F/11/70027 - Change of use from A1 retail to A3/A5 restaurant with hot food takeaway, two storey front extension, external extraction system, external bin store and new boundary treatment.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Development Control (Agenda item 9) concerning an application for change of use from A1 retail to A3/A5 restaurant with hot food takeaway, two storey front extension, external extraction system, external bin store and new boundary treatment. (Ref: F/11/70027).

 

RESOLVED -

 

That permission be REFUSED for the recommended reasons , together with an additional reason for refusal on insufficient parking.   Wording to be agreed with the Chair, Vice Chair, leader of the opposition party and the Head of Development Control.

 

(NOTE: 1. Councillor Judith Grajewski declared a personal non-prejudicial interest in this application but stayed in the room taking no part in debate or voting thereon; 2. One member of the public spoke in objection to the application on the grounds that he considered there were already too many restaurants and takeaways in the area, and the Planning Consultant spoke in favour.)

10.

Planning application - 107 Hiltingbury Road, Chandler's Ford pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Ref. F/11/70039 - Increased ridge height to roof including 3no. dormers at front & two storey rear extension including 1no. rear dormer.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Development Control (Agenda item 10) concerning an application for increased ridge height to roof including 3no dormers at front and two storey rear extension including 1no rear dormer. (Ref: F/11/70039).

 

RESOLVED -

 

That permission be GRANTED subject to the recommended conditions and reasons.

 

(NOTE: The next door neighbour spoke in objection to the application as he considered his property would be dwarfed by the extension.)

11.

Planning application - 6 Wychwood Grove, Chandler's Ford pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Ref. F/12/70185 - Two storey side extension including re-sited single garage.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Head of Development Control (Agenda item 11) concerning an application for a two storey side extension including re-sited single garage. (Ref: F/12/70185).

 

RESOLVED -

 

That permission be REFUSED for the recommended reasons with reason 2 amended to read 4 Wychwood Grove and not 2 Wychwood Grove as printed in the report.

 

(NOTE: The next door neighbour spoke in objection to the application.)

12.

Planning Appeals

The Head of Legal and Democratic Services to report: that the following appeal has been allowed:-

 

1a Stourvale Gardens, Chandler’s Ford – appeal against refusal to grant permission for a retrospective application for the erection of a summerhouse, additional fencing and installation of a garage door. (Ref: F/11/38386) (Original decision delegated).

Minutes:

The Head of Legal and Democratic Services reported that the following appeal had been allowed:-

 

1a Stourvale Gardens, Chandler’s Ford – appeal against refusal to grant permission for a retrospective application for the erection of a summerhouse, additional fencing and installation of a garage door. (Ref: F/11/38386) (Original decision delegated).

 

RESOLVED -

 

That the report be noted.

13.

Community Grants 2012-2013 pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Area Co-ordinator which recommended that £2600 be allocated to local voluntary organisations operating in the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury local area for 2012/13.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the recommended grants of £2600 be approved in accordance with appendix 3 of the report. 

14.

Community Investment Programme 2012-2013 pdf icon PDF 17 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Area Co-ordinator which recommended ultilisation of developer’s contributions in key areas as well as summarising progress on active schemes and setting out future priorities for the area.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)             That progress on active schemes be noted;

(2)             That contributions be allocated to the schemes detailed in paragraphs 8 to 12 of the report; and

(3)             That revised priorities detailed in Appendix 1 be approved. 

15.

Motion from Councillor Smith - 20mph speed limit

“That the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee requests Hampshire County Council introduce 20mph speed limits in residential roads within our area.  The roads that we consider as a priority are those where primary schools are located ie Hiltingbury Road, Merdon Avenue, Brownhill Road, Kings Road, Hillcrest Avenue and Oakmount Road.  However roads that are clearly used by children/parents en route to school should also be included. “

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the following motion submitted by Councillor Grahame Smith: -   

 

“That the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee requests Hampshire County Council introduce 20mph speed limits in residential roads within our area.  The roads that we consider as a priority are those where primary schools are located ie Hiltingbury Road, Merdon Avenue, Brownhill Road, Kings Road, Hillcrest Avenue and Oakmount Road.  However roads that are clearly used by children/parents en route to school should also be included. “

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the motion be ADOPTED.