Agenda and minutes

Regulatory Board - Thursday, 14th July, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lisa Young  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for non-attendance


There were none


Declarations of Interest


There were none


Minutes of the meeting held on 8 June 2022 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

To sign as a true and correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8th June 2022.


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 June 2022 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 Tuesday, 12 July 2022. The total time for deputations in favour and against shall not exceed 10 minutes)



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 Tuesday 12 July 2022)



There were none.


Report of the Development Manager pdf icon PDF 632 KB


22/00214/FULL - ERECTION OF 4 GARAGES TO REAR (amended by plans received 21.06.2022)

7 Wych Lane Gosport Hampshire PO13 0SU


Consideration was given to a report of the Development Manager detailing application 22/00214/FULL.


The Development Manager advised that the application site was accessed from the private property of 7 Wych Lane and that the application site was a hardstanding with a proposal to build 4 garages.


Mr Squire was invited to address the Board, he advised that he objected to the proposal as he felt it was against the Local Plan LP23 and the Supplementary Planning Document for Parking. He also advised that the proposal did not safeguard a right of way that had been in place for 30 years.


He advised the Board that the proposed turning area for the cars was not sufficient and that the proposed garages were too small for modern day cars.


He advised the Board that the proposal would result in vehicles reversing on to the Highway and this was dangerous.


In addition, Mr Squire advised that the proposal would result in the loss of safe and convenient parking spaces and that there was no cycle provision and that the parking spaces should not be removed in favour of garages. It would be a danger to emergency services and did not meet the Gosport Local Plan


The Development Manager was invited to comment on the deputation and advised that the site was not a public right of way, it was private land over which residents may have a private right of access.


He advised the Board that the proposal was not contrary to the parking SPD as the proposal did not accompany a development, but was a proposal for the reuse of an existing hardstanding. Parking had been the main use of the site for many years but there was no need for it to provide parking for a specific development. As a result there was no requirement for the garages to meet a specification or provide cycle storage.


The Board was advised that although the garages were slightly below the dimensions sought by the SPD, the modest shortfall was acceptable as they did not serve a development and therefore it would not be prejudicial.


In answer to a Member’s question, the Board was advised that residents and visitors would use the area to park their cars and then walk to the properties via the rear. The proposal would make this dangerous. In addition the proposed garages had been incorrectly measured from the edge of the applicant’s land.


Mr Bowles was invited to address the Board. He advised that he had provided some diagrams and photos which highlighted the border of the back of his garden and advised that the land in green was his land and should not be used for the proposal or when calculating the proposal.


The land had been infringed on and permission had not been granted for it to be used.


The Development Manger advised the Board that land  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Any Other Items


Members were reminded of the protocol regarding site visits. It was reiterated that visits should be appropriate to the application and not put Members at the risk of lobbying.


Members should declare any visit they feel necessary as a declaration of interest.