Agenda and draft minutes

Regulatory Board - Wednesday, 5th June, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lisa Young  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for non-attendance

To receive from Members an apology 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.


Minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2024 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To sign as a true and correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2024.



RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2024 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 3 June 2024.  The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).



Deputations were received on the following items:


DC04/018/23 - Royal Hospital Haslar, Haslar Road, Gosport


23/00108/FULL – The Piggeries, Land to the North of Mabey Close, and North West of Haslar Road


24/00063/FULL – 118 Rowner Lane Gosport


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 3 June 2024.



There were none.


DC04/018/23 - Royal Hospital Haslar, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To seek authorisation to modify the legal agreement made pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) for the development at the former Royal Hospital Haslar.

The request has been submitted under S106A(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended


Consideration was given to a report of the Development Manager seeking authorisation to modify the legal agreement made pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) for the development at the former Royal Hospital Haslar.


Mr Wright was invited to address the Board. He advised that he was representing the residents of Canada House and the soon to be occupied Trinity House and wish to make comment/object to the proposed changes to reg 106 prohibiting dogs on the estate. Many residents had made their purchases because of this clause and were concerned about the proposed changes.


They had been provided with a generic example of an animal management plan which was not specific to the site but was the only document that could be referenced against regarding the application by HDL to provide an alternative to regulation 106. We therefore cannot accept and would strongly argue that this is not possible to make such a critical decision without an informed plan relating specifically to this development and one that addresses the no dogs policy on site and the requirements in the Solent and Gosport Council disturbance and mitigation protocol together with the SPA and SAC to mitigate the impact of dogs within these areas.


It was believed that the plan did not address the local protection requirements and raised the question of where dogs would be exercised, were HDL suggesting along the wall by Dolphin Way which it was understood was still part of the development, or on the airing ground within the paddock, this was not addressed as the document was not specific to the site.


As the plan was for 530 properties, this would increase the number of dogs significantly.


HDL had to date failed to perform their duty to manage the regulation 106 restricting dogs on the development and the breaches had been noted, yet it was understood that the whole purpose of the regulation was to reduce the recreational impact on the development on the breeding and feeding habitats of identified priority species.


It appears from the report that the Board, influenced by Natural England are considering supporting the alternative plan, and on behalf of the residents of Canada House suggested Regulation 106 should be retained and managed effectively.


Eamonn Prenter was invited to address the Board. He advised that the application was for the amendment to the 106 legal agreement which had been implemented when planning permission was granted but would not normally be a matter for Members, but delegated to officers.


Mr Prenter advised that he had sympathy for the residents that did not want dogs on site, but reiterated that this was not normally a planning matter and that it had been agreed on the large site to mitigate the impact from the recreational disturbance caused by dogs. When the application was originally considered, there were two options, mitigation or a contribution to Bird Aware. At the time the decision was made, prohibition was preferable, however the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Report of the Development Manager pdf icon PDF 16 MB

To consider the report of the Development Manager.



Consideration of the reports of the Development Manager.



The Piggeries, Land North of Mabey Close and North-West of Haslar Road Gosport Hampshire


Consideration was given to application 23/00108/FULL


The planning officer updated the Board that


1)    Amendment to the recommendation to include:

7)            To secure the payment of a Primary Care provision contribution.


And amendment to the wording to condition 16.


                16.          a) The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied or brought into use until a detailed scheme regarding flood or other external lighting has been submitted to and approved, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority

b) Any flood or other external lighting shall thereafter be installed and retained in accordance with the approved details.

Reason: In order to protect the amenities of the area, and to comply with Policy LP10 of the Gosport Borough Local Plan 2011-2029.


Alice Drew was invited to address the Board as follows


Good evening Councillors. My name is Alice Drew and I am a Planning Consultant at Southern Planning Practice. I am here this evening on behalf of the applicant, Bellway Homes, to support the Officer’s recommendation to approve the planning application for 58 new homes including 40% affordable homes on the land known as the Piggeries to the north of Mabey Close, north west of Haslar Road in the southern part of Gosport.


Achieving a 5-star builder status in the national Home Builders Federation awards for five years running Bellway Homes is passionate about delivering quality homes and places for people to live, work and play.


The proposals have been sensitively designed to make efficient use of the site whilst seeking to respect and enhance the surrounding built and natural environment. The proposals respond to the criterion set out in the draft local plan, which proposes the allocation of the site for residential development of up to 60 homes.


The proposed scheme before you has been subject to proactive community consultation and extensive officer engagement. Information leaflets were distributed to approximately 500 local residents to gauge views on the initial proposals for the site in November 2022. The applicant also carried out a site visit with local ward members to understand any key areas of concern for the local community. Throughout the consideration of the application regular meetings have been held with the Case Officer to discuss and pragmatically address consultee comments through revisions to the scheme where required. There are no objections from technical consultees in respect of the proposals.


In a sustainable location within the constrained Borough of Gosport the proposals will deliver many benefits to both the immediate and wider area.


A key benefit of the scheme is the delivery of 58 much needed new homes comprising  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


Any Other Items


There were none.