Agenda and draft minutes

Regulatory Committee
Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 10.00 am

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

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

Items
No. Item

121.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence received.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Chris Carter, Stephen Philpott, Gary Hughes and David Simpson. Councillor Roger Huxstep and Councillor Wayne Irish attended as deputies.

122.

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 4 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.

123.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting were reviewed and agreed.

124.

Deputations

To receive any deputations notified under Standing Order 12.

Minutes:

There were no deputations for the meeting.

125.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.

Minutes:

There were no announcements.

126.

Southampton Transfer Station and Recycling Facility Tower Lane Eastleigh pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Variation of conditions 8, 11 & 16 of Planning permission S/16/78332 for the provision of external recyclate storage bays, asbestos storage, a second weighbridge and a relaxation to the restricted hours for waste delivery at Southampton Transfer Station and Recycling Facility, Tower Lane, Eastleigh SO50 6NZ (No. CS/19/85013)

(Site Ref: EA111)

 

The Committee considered a report from the Head of Strategic Planning regarding variation to conditions at a site in Eastleigh. Committee was presented with location plans of the site and surrounding road network and a proposed site plan was also shown depicting the second weighbridge and storage bays.

 

During questions of the officer, it was clarified that there were no changes proposed to vehicle movements.

 

In debate, there were concerns over the dangers to air quality and also the timings of the movements with the changes proposed to relax the restricted hours for waste delivery.

 

It was proposed by Councillor House and seconded by Councillor Irish that Condition 8 (Timings) not be amended remain as follows:

A maximum of 20 HGV movements (to and from) associated with the waste operation hereby permitted shall enter or leave the site between the combined hours of 0400-0600 and 1800-2300 each day.

 

This was then put to the vote:

Favour: 7

Against: 5

 

This was won on a vote and Committee agreed that changing the timings would be contrary to Policies 10 and 12 and have a detrimental effect on public health and amenity.

 

The recommendation was then put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED

a) Planning permission was GRANTED subject to the update report.

b) That Condition 8 remain as per the original application, being:

A maximum of 20 HGV movements (to and from) associated with the waste operation hereby permitted shall enter or leave the site between the combined hours of 0400-0600 and 1800-2300 each day.

c) That revised Conditions 11 and 16 are approved along with the rest of the Conditions as in Appendix A to the report.

 

Voting:

Favour: 12 (unanimous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

127.

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in Hampshire pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding the process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and the projects that are planned within Hampshire.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report from the Head of Strategic Planning (Item 7 in the minute book) that informed the Committee of significant infrastructure projects in Hampshire.

 

It was explained that significant projects fell under five different categories: energy, waste, waste water, transport and water and the process was also summarised, which differed to regular planning applications.

 

Members queried the Fareham interconnector not being included as a nationally significant project as stated in paragraph 20 of the report, and it was confirmed that this was due to Daedalus converting electricity rather than generating it.

 

The Wheelabrator facility was felt to be the most contentious of the Hampshire projects, which was a large scale waste to energy facility that could process up to 500,000 tonnes of waste per annum.

 

Whilst at the moment the County Council only contributed on a technical level as a consultee, it was acknowledged that it would be beneficial for Members to have the ability to respond at a later date.

 

Further information could be found at  https://www.hants.gov.uk/landplanningandenvironment/strategic-planning/nationally-significant-infrastructure-projects

 

The Committee noted the contents of the report.

128.

Monitoring and Enforcement Update pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding information on the Monitoring and Enforcement work undertaken by Strategic Planning during the period February 2019 – April 2019.

Minutes:

The Committee received an update report from the Head of Strategic Planning (item 8 in the minute book), which informed Regulatory on the Monitoring and Enforcement work undertaken by Strategic Planning during the period February 2019 – April 2019.

 

It was confirmed that the Courtwood Farm Appeal Hearing had been delayed due to sickness but Committee would be kept up to date on progress.

 

The contents of the report were noted.

 

 

129.

Safety of Sports Grounds Policy Document pdf icon PDF 312 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience, which seeks Member approval for the Sports Grounds Policy and Strategy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Lance Quantrill left the meeting


The Committee considered a report from the Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience, which confirmed the changes to the Safety at Sports Grounds Policy Document due to be approved by Committee.

 

The officer summarised the changes that applied since the document was last approved in 2013 and Member were content with the updates.

 

RESOLVED:

 

The Safety at Sports Grounds Policy Document attached at Appendix 1 was approved.

 

Voting:
Favour: 11(unanimous)