Agenda and minutes

Economic Development Board - Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lisa Young  Email: lisa.young@gosport.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

59.

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

There were none.

60.

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. 

 

Minutes:

There were none.

61.

Minutes of the previous meeting of the Economic Development Board held pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minute of the meeting held on the 1st July 2021 be signed as a true and correct record.

62.

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 Monday 20th September 2021.  The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).

 

Minutes:

There were none.

63.

Public Questions - Standing Item 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 Monday 20th September 2021)

Minutes:

There were none.

64.

Economic Development & Regeneration Activity Update pdf icon PDF 446 KB

To update the Economic Development Board on progress of current projects and outline the Activity Programme until end March 2022.

Minutes:

Consideration was giving to a report of the Economic Development and Regeneration Manager updating the Board on the progress of current projects and outline the Activity programme until the end of March 2022.

 

The Board was advised that the Art Council had identified Gosport as one of the priority areas and that Gosport had also been identified as a priority for levelling up and that both of these would have a positive and important impact on the Borough. The Board was also advised that there was confidence this would bring tangible results.

 

Members thanked the Economic Development Officers for the work they had undertaken.

 

The Board noted the report.

 

 

 

65.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) neighbourhood Fund- Review of Arrangements pdf icon PDF 674 KB

To advise Members of the 2021 arrangements regarding the neighbourhood portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which the Council is currently collecting from developers.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Planning Policy Manager advising Members of the 2021 arrangements regarding the neighbourhood portion of the CIL which the Council is currently collecting from developers .

 

Members recognised that the pandemic had reduced the amount of development being undertaken and it was hoped this would be a temporary measure.

 

That this Board:

 

-       Note progress of previous grant awards

-       Agree that the Round 3 Neighbourhood CIL Fund is deferred to 2022 due to limited funds in the Neighbourhood CIL pot (as at 1st September 2021).

 Agree to pay GVA a reduced management fee for this year to cover ongoing duties with existing CIL projects.

66.

Consultation Draft (Regulation 18) of the Gosport Borough Local Plan 2038 pdf icon PDF 354 KB

The Council is required by legislation to prepare a development plan for its area. This report seeks approval to publish the Consultation Draft of the Gosport Borough Local Plan 2038 for public comment.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Manager of Planning Policy seeking consideration and approval for publication of the Consultation Draft of the Gosport Borough Local Plan 2038 for public comment.

 

In answer to a Member’s question the Board was advised at this Regulation 18 stage the report was not a Part I report, to be considered by Full Council as this was for consultation and liable to still be changed. However at the stage all consultations and amendments had been completed the Plan would be considered by Full Council.

 

A Members questioned that whether, with the proposals for increased housing, would be accompanied by a better provision of infrastructure, like doctors surgeries.

 

The Board was advised that evidence studies had been undertaken on the provision of medical facilities and that an infrastructure assessment had shown that there was not an issue with the provision of facilities, but there were localised issues with management of surgeries and availability of medical practitioners.

 

The Board was also advised any additional construction would need to consult sewer policies to ensure capacity was sufficient and the developer would need to contribute to any upgrades necessary.

 

There were other localised aspects such as Haslar Bridge improvements would need to be considered as development came forward.

 

In answer to a Member’s question, the location of the proposed site in Heritage Way was clarified and that any development would be subject to a planning application.

 

RESOLVED:  That the Board

·         Approves the Gosport Borough Local Plan 2038 for consultation purposes (as set out in Appendix A) together with the Draft Policies Map (Appendix B).

·         Delegates authority to the Manager of Planning Policy to make minor amendments to the Local Plan prior to the consultation period starting.

 

67.

Interim Local Development Scheme for the new Gosport Borough Local Plan 2038 pdf icon PDF 232 KB

The Council is required by legislation to prepare a Local Plan for its area. The timetable for the preparartion of a Local Plan must be published in a Local Development Scheme (LDS). This report seeks approval to publish an interim Local Development Scheme.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Planning Policy Manager seeking approval to publish an interim Local Development Scheme.

 

The Board was advised that the report was the timetable for the publication of the preparation of the Local plan and was a robust document.

 

In answer to a Member’s question, the Board was advised that the consultation would be published on the website as well as in public areas and that there would be a booking scheme for consultation venues as well as drop ins to limit numbers.

Consultation venues would include local library and hubs.

 

It was reiterated that there was more consultation sessions available than normal and that there would be a press release detailing the process.


RESOLVED:

That the board approves the Interim Local Development Scheme September 2021

68.

Housing Delivery Test Action Plan (September 2021) pdf icon PDF 377 KB

In 2018 the Housing Delivery Test (HDT) was introduced into the planning system as part of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This report sets out and seeks approval for Gosport’s updated HDT Action Plan (August 2021) (Annex 1) which analyses current housing delivery in the Borough and identifies measures to address the shortfall in delivery over the last three years. The HDT Action Plan is subject to annual review and this iteration of the HDT is the first update of the initial version agreed at Economic Development Board on 1 July 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Planning Policy Manager requesting the annual review of the Housing Delivery Test Action Plan.

 

The action plan was required as the delivery of housing was less than 95% of the required amount.

 

A request had been made to consider the nitrates issue as mitigating circumstances, however this had not been accepted. There had also been a reduction in development as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.

 

RESOLVED: That the Board approves the 2021 Housing Delivery Test Action Plan (Annex 1) for publication by 24 September 2021, and that any minor amendments be delegated to the Manager of Planning Policy.

 

69.

ANY OTHER ITEMS

Minutes:

There were none.