Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Board
Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lisa Young  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for non-attendance


An apology for non attendance was received from Councillor Hammond


Declarations of Interest

All Members are required to disclose, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter, any disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest in any item(s) being considered at this meeting.


The Senior Democratic Services Officer declared a personal interest grey sheet item no1. Land adjacent to 19 Burney Road and left the meeting.


Minutes of the meeting held on 23 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To follow.


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on the 23rd July be signed as a true and correct record.


Deputations - Standing Order 3.4

(NOTE: The Board is required to receive a deputation(s) on a matter which is before the meeting of the Board provided that notice of the intended deputation and its object shall have been received by the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Friday, 23 August 2019.  The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).


Deputations were received on the following agenda items


19/00258/FULL – 19 Burney Road

19/00159/FULL – 10 Elgar Close






Public Questions - Standing Order 3.5

(NOTE: The Board is required to allow a total of 15 minutes for questions from Members of the public on matters within the terms of reference of the Board provided that notice of such Question(s) shall have been submitted to the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Friday, 23 August 2019)



There were none.


Report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Schedule of planning applications with recommendations.

(grey sheets pages 1-12)






 The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a report on applications received for planning approval setting out the recommendation.



RESOLVED:  That a decision be taken on each application for planning permission as detailed below.



19/00258/FULL - ERECTION OF DETACHED THREE BEDROOM DWELLING IN REAR GARDEN (as amended by plan received 22.7.19 and as amplified by email received 22.7.19)

Land at 19 Burney Road, Gosport


Consideration was given to a report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration requesting that consideration be given to application 19/00258/FULL.


Steph Shields was invited to address the Board. She advised that she lived at 17 Burney Road, directly next door to the application site and that she also was representing her neighbours.


She advised the Board that there were 40 or so properties that made up the quadrangle in the block and that given that a large number of objections had been made; this indicated the level of upset the proposed or any other dwelling would cause.


She advised that Board that the application site was bounded by mature trees and that currently were not protected by Tree Preservation Orders meaning that future owners or occupiers of the land could remove them, giving direct line of sight into properties, where they currently did not exist.


The Board was advised that the trees provided shelter, privacy and security and contributed to the biodiversity of the area and that any removal of the trees and inclusion of electric lights would have an adverse effect on the wildlife present.


She advised the Board that the Gosport SPD recognised that for new developments to integrate with its context it needed to take into account the grain that surrounded it and that the approach set out in the application was contrary to this and would be at odds not only with the 1920’s/30’s style of existing homes, but would also fail to respect the existing pattern whereby all properties face outwards onto the street affording the luxury of immense privacy and many hours of sunlight in large back gardens with no rear access.


The Board was advised that the application also failed to respect guidance in Policy LP10 which states the Council would resist the inappropriate development of residential gardens.


She advised the Board that the plans submitted were not for a cottage as the applicant had led them to believe, but for a considerable 3 bedroom, 2 storey home, giving the implication that it would most likely be a family home. This would mean that any future occupants would then find it difficult to enjoy and make the most of living in a sought after area as there would be a lack of adequate outside space.


The Board was advised that there had been a spate of burglaries within the area conducted via rear access to properties and outbuildings and that safe, secure environment had been created in the rear garden of theirs and neighbouring properties as they did not have rear access. This had been a main  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.


Any Other Items


 The Board was advised that a request had recently been received asking for a screening opinion regarding whether an Environmental Impact Assessment was required for a proposal that was mostly outside of the Gosport boundary, but included access via Brookers Lane within the Borough boundary.


The proposal was for dwellings and Gosport Borough Council were being requested to comment on whether an EIA was required.


The Board was advised that it was not a planning application and it was necessary that a request be made to both Gosport and Fareham Councils as the site straddles the administrative boundary and that both Councils have consulted the other on their request.


The request set out the criteria for an EIA and it was requested that an opinion be given as to whether the application met the threshold.


Members were advised that there was no requirement for the request to be published on the website as it was not a planning application.


Members expressed concern that the request was concerning another development off of Newgate Lane and wanted to ensure that the Council’s position on objecting to any proposals was clear.


It was reiterated that at this stage the Council were only being asked to give a screening opinion and at this stage it would not be appropriate to present any objections or to offer any view on the planning merits or otherwise of the proposal.


Members requested that any response included the highlighting of the applicants reference to the Fareham Borough Council Local Plan 2036 and the fact that this document did not exist.