Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Board - Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lisa Young  Email:

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No. Item


Apologies for non-attendance


An apology for non-attendance was received from Councillor Mrs Jones, who was substituted by Councillor Hook


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.


There were none


Minutes of the meeting held on 24 February 2021 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To sign the minutes of the meeting held on 24 February 2021 as a true and correct record.


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 24th February 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 Monday April 12th 2021. The total time for deputations in favour and against shall not exceed 10 minutes)


Deputations were received on agenda item 6, item 1 of the grey sheets.


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 Monday 12th April 2021)


There were none


Report of the Development Manager pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Schedule of planning applications with recommendations. Grey sheets



48 Bayntun Drive Lee- on- the- Solent Hampshire PO13 9JY


Consideration was given to a report by the Development Manager requesting that consideration be given to planning application 21/00032/FULL.


A deputation from The Lee Residents Association was read out by the Borough Solicitor and Monitoring Officer.


The LRA objects to this Planning Application on the grounds that it does not conform to GBC Parking Standards as the proposed alternative parking area, without using the garage, is inadequate for the property. The attached photos illustrate that even with removing the garden borders there is still insufficient room to access both sides of 3 parked vehicles nor open the doors.  Already the prevalence of parking on walkways and cause obstructions in this modern estate is evidence that neither in this Barratt’s Development (nor in the adjoining MoD married quarters) is parking provided to the Gosport SPD parking standard.  The implementation of this application, permitting the conversion of a double garage into a self-contained property will allow more rooms within this dwelling and former garage to be rented out, an activity currently witnessed by neighbours and advertised in property papers. This multiple occupation will have a commensurate requirement for additional parking. 


It is advised that if this is approved it will also be setting a precedent that owners may breech the modern estate owners Client Charter, a schedule on the TP1 Land registry agreement which states:

“10. Not to use the garage (if any) on the property other than exclusively as a private garage for the keeping therein of a private motor car a motorcycle or horticultural nature & not carry out trade or business in or from such garage & not to use the same for the storage of goods in connection with or ancillary to any trade or business carried on at the Property or other than in accordance with the requirements of the planning consent permitting the construction of the property.”


“11.  Not to obstruct or allow to be obstructed the Estate Roads the Maintenance Property Reciprocal Rights of way forecourts (save for the designated parking areas which may be used for parking private vehicles) & footpaths not allow oil or any other material to accumulate thereon and not to do or suffer thereon & not to do or suffer thereon anything which may be a nuisance to the owners or occupiers of any adjoining or neighbouring property & to indemnify the Transfer in respect of any breach of this covenant.”


We attach photographs which illustrates the issues raised by local residents. By the current standards of sub-letting carried out from this property it already causes obstruction and creates dangers to both road users and pedestrians by restricting sight lines.  Allowing the garage to be converted into additional accommodation the Council would be complicit in the breech of both of the above quoted provisions of the owner’s charter.


The LRA is surprised that this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.


Any Other Items


The Development Manager updated members on the Cross Boundary planning application for the access road and residential development off Brookers Lane, and confirmed that the two appeals have been linked by the Planning Inspectorate so will be heard an informal hearing with a provisional date in June.


Dependent on Covid regulations this will either be a virtual meeting or held in person at the Civic Offices in Fareham.


Farehams’ Planning Committee resolved that they would have refused the planning application, and as a result both Gosport and Fareham as the LPAs share a common position in opposing the development.