Agenda and draft minutes

Regulatory Committee
Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Ashburton Hall, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ

Contact: Email: members.services@hants.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

87.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence received.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Rod Cooper, Roland Dibbs, Jane Frankum, Gary Hughes and David Simpson.

88.

Declarations of interest

All Members who believe they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter to be considered at the meeting must declare that interest and, having regard to the circumstances described in Part 3 Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members' Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore all Members with a Non-Pecuniary interest in a matter being considered at the meeting should consider whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 2 of the Code, consider whether it is appropriate to leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

Minutes:

 

Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter considered at the meeting they must declare that interest at the time of the relevant debate and, having regard to the circumstances described in Part 3, Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members' Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Non-Pecuniary interest in a matter being considered at the meeting they considered whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 2 of the Code, considered whether it was appropriate to leave the meeting whilst the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

89.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting were reviewed and agreed.

90.

Deputations

To receive any deputations notified under Standing Order 12.

Minutes:

It was confirmed that there was one deputation for the meeting.

91.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s Announcements.

92.

Development of a new 1.5 form-entry primary school at land south of Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Strategic Planning regarding the development of the site for a new 1.5 form-entry primary school, consisting of a two-storey building with single storey kitchen/plantroom attached, inclusion of a grass sports pitch and hard courts as well as staff car-parking at Land south of Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh SO50 9HQ (No. CS/18/84183)

(Site Ref: EAE045 )

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Head of Strategic Planning (Item 6 in the Minute Book) regarding an application for a new .5 form-entry school in Eastleigh.

 

The Committee was shown site photos, along with a location plan of the area and aerial photographs. A proposed elevation plan of the school had also been provided and the school and parking layout was explained. Land had been reserved for possible expansion to the school as well as a potential nature reserve.

 

No objections had been received regarding the application, but conditions had been proposed regarding the ecology on the site and these had been covered in an update report provided to Committee.

 

The Committee received a deputation from Andy Pritchard on behalf of the applicant. Members learned that the school was a key piece of infrastructure funded by developer contributions and had been designed with Children’s Services and the University of Winchester. The building was designed to be energy efficient and promote good health and well-being with ample natural daylight and ventilation.

 

During questions of the deputations, the following points were clarified:

 

·         The spine of the building enabled classrooms to either get ample daylight or have access to outdoor learning areas to create a balance.

·         The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) was a versatile space that could be used in various ways depending on what was required.

·         The school would have a defined catchment area to give priority to children in the new surrounding housing areas.

·         Special Education Need (SEN) group rooms would be provided.

·         Allowance had been made for Polar Voltaic (Solar) Panels, which was anticipated to cover the majority of the buildings energy use.

 

In debate, Members agreed that the PV panels were an important element to include as part of the proposals and this would be added as an advice note alongside the application.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Planning permission was GRANTED subject to the update report and conditions listed in integral appendix B.

 

Voting: 12 (unanimous)