Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Board - Wednesday, 9th June, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Thorngate Hall

Contact: Lisa Young  Email:

Note: Members of the Public are advised to contact Democratic Services prior to attending as space will be limited.  

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Apologies for non-attendance


An apology for non attendance was received from Councillor Hammond, who was substituted by Councillor Pepper, from Councillor Mrs Jones who was substituted by Councillor Burgess and from Councillor Murphy who was substututed by Councillor Mrs Furlong.



Election of Vice Chairman

To elect from the Members of the Board a Vice Chairman for the municipal year 2021-2022.


RESOLVED: That Councillor Casey be elected as Vice-Chairman for the Municipal Year 2021-22.


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.


Councillor Mrs Westerby declared a personal interest in item 3 of the Report of the Development Manager.


Minutes of the meeting held on 14th April 2021 pdf icon PDF 106 KB


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on the 14th April 2021 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 7th June 2021. The total time for deputations in favour and against shall not exceed 10 minutes)


Deputations were received on agenda item 7


19/00415/FULL – Site of the former Royal Sailors Rest

20/00292/FULL _-Brockhurst Gate

20/00404/FULL – 55 Elson Road




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 7th June 2021)


There were none.


Report of the Development Manager pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Schedule of planning applications with recommendations. Grey sheets.

Additional documents:


The Development Manger submitted a report on applications received for planning approval setting out the recommendations.


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


19/00415/FULL - ERECTION OF 8 NO. THREE BEDROOM HOUSES AND 1 NO. TWO BEDROOM HOUSE WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS, CAR PARKING AND LANDSCAPING (ADJACENT TO CONSERVATION AREA) (as amended by plans received 11.11.2019 and amplified by Nitrogen Neutrality and Mitigation details received 06.07.2020, Addendum to the Community Resource Analysis Statement received 07.09.2020 and Updated Aborcultural Report received 04.11.2020)

Site Of Former Royal Sailors Rest  Grange Lane  Gosport  Hampshire  PO13 9RX


Consideration was given to a report of the Development Manager detailing planning application 19/00415/FULL.


The Board was advised there were no updates.


Mr Sennit was invited to address the Board. He advised that his client had owned the site since 2014 and that the building formerly sited there had been demolished some 6/7 previously.


He advised the Board that the previous application submitted for the site been refused and an appeal against that decision was lost as a result of the loss of community facility on the site.


He advised that the revised application would be a positive enhancement to the area and that significant hard work had been undertaken to address the community facility issue and as a result it had been agreed that a financial contribution would be made to support other existing facilities in the area.


This financial contribution would enhance the area for the local community and the development of the site would replace a plot that had been vacant for a number of years. There was no objection to the loss of an existing facility as there was no existing facility present.


A Member advised the Board that they had previously lived close to the site and that the site was designated in the Local Plan as leisure facilities use and as a result felt that planning permission should not be granted if leisure facilities were not provided.


They felt that there was a shortage of community facilities in the area and with funds the site would be ideal to support an indoor skate park.


Members reflected that it was interesting that the application was for 9 properties as to add an additional property would require a provision of affordable housing.


It was felt that the financial contribution was a token contribution and that the site was worth more of a contribution to the community than being offered. They also disagreed that there was no community interest in the site.


Mr Sennit advised that a marketing exercise had been undertaken by specialists for potential uses as skate park and for other uses, but it had been speculated that the site was not big enough to include an indoor skate park.


A Member expressed concern that there were few sites suitable for facilities for young people and there was a desperate need for facilities in the Borough. They advised that a local church group had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.


Any Other Items


The Development Manager updated members on a number of planning appeals.


·        Park Road appeal had been dismissed and the Councils’ decision upheld

·        The appeal against the decision to refuse illuminated LED hoardings at Brockhurst Gate had been given a start date.

·        Notice had been received that appeals had been dismissed on two sites adjacent to Newgate Lane

·        An appeal against a development at Brookers Lane is to be held virtually later in the month.

Further details on these appeals would be circulated in a Members Information Bulletin