Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Regulatory Board - Wednesday, 26th April, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lisa Young  Email:

Note: Extraordinary 

No. Item


Apologies for non-attendance


There were none.


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.


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 24 April 2023.  The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).



A deputation was received on item 22/00501/GR3 – Land at Stoners Close


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 24 April 2023).



There were none.


Report of the Development Manager pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Consideration was given to the reports of the Development Manager requesting that consideration be given to the applications listed.



Land At Stoners Close  Gosport  Hampshire     


Elizabeth Loughrey was invited to address the Board.


She made a deputation as follows.


Firstly, one of the objections stated that previously planning permission was declined on the site due to fire concerns. Please can you confirm if this was the case or not. If so is the fire brigade approving it now due to a change in regulations or something you are doing to make it safer?


Secondly, your design comments note that your design policy is for a minimum of 28m between 3 storey and 2 storey properties however the space only allows for 27m not including conservatories. My conservatory, which is our playroom for our toddler, is roughly 4.5m long meaning the distance between my property and the proposed properties would be 22.5m, well below the minimum. The comments you have state that 27m should be okay as it is an urban area however 28m is your minimum therefore any less is below anyone’s expectation in an urban area in Gosport. Therefore as this is below the minimum the overlooking and lack of privacy is obvious as your standards are there for a reason and that is reflective of it being an urban area and preserving family’s right to a private life and any less would not do this.


Finally a personal plea, if the proposed buildings do go ahead please can we be granted right of way and a dropped curb into our back garden. This should have a minimal impact on the proposed gardens of the new homes as it’s next to where this is already granted.


It was advised that the land was GBC owned and the access to the rear of the properties was over GBC land. Assessment had been undertaken as to the suitability for a drop kerb and the width of the alley was not sufficient to allow rear access. In addition the emergency services were consulted on each application.


Julie Smith addressed the Board she advised that this proposal was accompanied by others on additional sites that were proposals for high quality, much needed affordable housing. There were currently 600 families on the Gosport Borough Council’s waiting list.


The properties were passive, designed to have low energy consumption and costs and would provide some much needed four bedroom properties.


In answer to  a Member’s question, it was reiterated to the Board that the potential for rear access had been considered but was not possible.


The Board was also advised that consideration would be given by the Highway Authority for amendments to the access from Tukes Avenue and any safety considerations that were required.


RESOLVED: That application 22/00501/GR3 be approved, subject to the conditions in the report of the Development Manager.



22/00500/GR3 - REGULATION 3 -  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.


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