Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Economic Development Board - Wednesday, 9th February, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

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

Items
No. Item

83.

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

There were none.

84.

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.

85.

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 7th  February 2022.  The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).

 

Minutes:

There were none.

86.

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 Monday7th February 2022)

 

 

Minutes:

There were none.

87.

Fareham Borough Local Plan Statement of Common Ground pdf icon PDF 257 KB

In accordance with the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) public bodies have a duty to cooperate on planning issues that cross administrative boundaries.  Consequently it is necessary for both Gosport Borough Council (GBC) and Fareham Borough Council (FBC) to agree a Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) for their respective Local Plans.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Planning Policy Manager detailing the following.

 

In accordance with the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) public bodies have a duty to cooperate on planning issues that cross administrative boundaries.  Consequently it is necessary for both Gosport Borough Council (GBC) and Fareham Borough Council (FBC) to agree a Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) for their respective Local Plans.

 

Members will recall that an initial version of the SoCG for the Fareham Local Plan 2037 (FLP2037) between the two authorities was agreed by this Board on 17th November 2021.  This highlighted that there was an outstanding highway issue that needed further research and that it may be necessary to revise the SoCG accordingly. This report sets out the details surrounding this outstanding issue.

 

The Board was advised that the original objection to the transport issues had been addressed.

 

In answer to a Member’s question, the Board was advised that a request had been made to be present at the inquiry it would be down to the inspector to determine it officers would be allowed to attend.

 

As there was support for the removal of proposals on the HA2 site, this would not require attendance as attendance was permitted for those that felt that the Local Plan was not sound.

 

In this instance the proposed developer may be allowed to attend as it is anticipated they would feel the plan was not sound. If a change was proposed there would be a need for another consultation period and there was no way to fast track the application.

 

The Board was advised that there was an awareness that the proposed developer had been leaflet dropping to the neighbouring areas of Peel Common, Stubbington and Bridgemary North advising of their desire to construct additional properties.

 

Fareham Borough Council’s current Local Plan was amended in 2014 and the Council were under pressure across varying locations in the Borough because of proposed sites. Concern was expressed that the location at Newgate Lane East was determined to be more suitable as the impact of Fareham residents would be less.

 

Concern was also expressed that as Fareham Borough Council had failed to meet their Housing Delivery Test there would be increased pressure for the site to be used.  

 

The growth of the Borough would not impact on the outside of the Borough and the agreement for the provision of the transport network were based on the current figures.

 

The Board was advised that there was headroom within the current modelling growth for development within the Borough and that this would not impact on the Local Plan. The inspector would acknowledge when there are no more suitable sites for growth and this could be used to prove a need for the Newgate Lane sites. There was not an immediate need for this.

 

The Board was advised that the Gosport growth was on figures of 3500 dwellings and if the Borough were required to take any more there would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 87.

88.

Any Other Items