Following the resolution to refuse planning permission at the Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee on 19 December 2019, the Council as Local Planning Authority refused outline planning permission for development at GE Aviation, Hamble Lane, Hamble, on 16 January 2020.
The proposal comprised: ‘Outline application with all matters reserved (except means of access) for the construction of up to 148 residential dwellings (Use Class C3) with new vehicular access to Hamble Lane, alterations to Kings Avenue and Coronation Parade, new car parking for existing sports facilities, employment use and residential properties, landscaping, improvements to existing bowls and football facilities on site and other associated works. Demolition of non-original extensions to Sydney Lodge (Grade II* Listed Building) and redundant factory buildings.’
In July, the Council received confirmation from The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) that an appeal had been lodged. PINS will therefore consider whether planning permission should have been granted for the proposal. The appeal will be heard as a Planning Inquiry and the Inspector appointed to conduct the Inquiry is Tom Gilbert-Wooldridge.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PINS have confirmed that the Inquiry will open on Tuesday 10 November 2020 as a digital event. Paper copies of documents will therefore not be available.
Documents relating to the appeal can be viewed on the Council website
Anyone wishing to attend the inquiry must make that interest known to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry, either by email or telephone after reading the Inquiry Attendance Information set out below. When contacting the Case Officer, it would be helpful if you could confirm whether you want to take an active part in the proceedings or anticipate attending just as an observer (see below).
Participating in the Inquiry
You can participate in a number of ways; to take part using video, participants will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser). See further information
Alternatively you can take part by telephone. Calls would be to an 020 number which will incur charges.
If you just wish to observe the event, you should make that clear in your response to the Case Officer.
If you wish to take an active part in the proceedings, please make clear in your response whether you wish only to appear at the Inquiry and make a statement, or whether you would also wish to ask questions on particular topics. If you want to take an active part but feel unable to for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf.
Registered participants in whatever capacity will receive individual joining instructions, providing details of any requirements, guidance and support, whether joining by Teams or telephone.
You should note that the event will be recorded by the Planning Inspectorate for training and quality assurance purposes.
Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/W1715/W/20/3255559
Case Officer contact at the Planning Inspectorate: Kerr Brown – Telephone: 0303 444 5243, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org