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Minutes pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2020.




THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2020 be approved.


Declarations of Interest

To invite Members to declare any interest they might have in the matters on the agenda.


Councillor Brian Tyndall declared an interest in minute number 23 (Branstone Farm Studies Centre, Branstone, Newchurch as the Cabinet Member for Resouces.


Councillor Julie Jones-Evans declared a non pecuniary interest in minute number 23 (Branstone Farm Studies Centre, Branstone, Newchurch) as she knew the applicant


Councillor Paul Fuller declared a non pecuniary interest in minute number 23 (Branstone Farm Studies Centre, Branstone, Newchurch as he was a member of the AONB partnership who were based at Branstone Farm.


Public Question Time

Questions are restricted to matters not on the agenda. Questions must be delivered in writing or by electronic mail, to Democratic Services at no later than 4.00pm on Friday, 4 December 2020. Each question must give the name and address of the questioner.


No public questions were received.


Report of the Strategic Manager for Planning and Infrastructure pdf icon PDF 14 KB

Planning applications and related matters.

Additional documents:


Due to technical difficulties Councillor Brodie left the meeting.


Consideration was given to items 1 – 2 of the report of the Strategic Manager for Planning and Infrastructure.




THAT the applications be determined as detailed below:


The reasons for the resolutions made in accordance with Officer recommendation were given in the planning report. Where resolutions are made contrary to Officer recommendation the reasons for doing so are contained in the minutes.


A schedule of additional representations received after the printing of the report were submitted at the beginning of the meeting and were drawn to the attention of Members when considering the application. A note of that is made to that effect in the minutes.





Demolition of farm buildings; proposed residential development of 42 dwellings (affordable houses) & garages, new rural business units, reading shelter, allotments, Biodiversity Park, new vehicle/pedestrian access onto Hale Common, closure of existing access that serves Branstone Farm Studies Centre, internal access roads and parking areas - revised plans showing repositioned vehicle and pedestrian access and junction works within A3056; new footpath link to Watery Lane and revised blue line plan; confirmation of the demolition and rebuilding of building S1 (readvertised application)


Branstone Farm Studies Centre, Branstone, Newchurch.

Public Participants:

Mr B Blake (Objector) (statement read out)

Mr G Eades (Objector) (statement read out)

Mr M Pearl (Applicant)

Mr P Salmon (Agent)

Additional Representations:

A further five letters of objection had been received by the Local Planning Authority which were summarised by officers. Minor changes had been made to the proposed planning conditions and confirmation had been received on the phasing of the development. Officers advised in the update paper tat some conditions would be subject to minor rewording to tie into the phasing condition, and that this would be done at the point of issuing the decision.


Councillor Clare Mosdell spoke as Local Member for this item.


Officers confirmed the process for the local lettings policy, the proposed dwellings would be offered to residents living in Newchurch for a period of time, if after that deadline there were still available properties on the site they would be offered to adjoining parishes and then after that, across the Island.


The Committee asked questions regarding the path to Watery lane, they were advised that the pathway was for walkers and cyclists for transport links and cycling routes to the site. Footpath NC24 would be upgraded appropriately using the contribution agreed.


Concern was raised regarding bridle ways in the area as there was a gap getting through to Macketts Lane, there was an opportunity to connect the bridleway to the south of the Island. Officers advised that it was unreasonable to request the bridleways to be upgraded.



The Committee had taken into consideration and agreed with the reasons for the recommendation as set out under the paragraph entitled justification for Recommendation of the report.




THAT the application be approved


Additional Condition:


3.           The construction of the buildings hereby approved shall be carried  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.


Members' Question Time

A question must be submitted in writing or by electronic mail to democratic Services no later than 4.00pm on Friday, 4 December 2020.


The Chairman advised the Committee that he had used his discretion to allow Cllr Lilley to present a petition to the Committee. Cllr Hollis expressed concern that this was a live application and left the meeting.


Councillor Michael Lilley presented the Committee with a petition regarding application ref 20/01061/FUL, Westridge Farm, Ryde.




      I.         THAT the petition had been received by the Local Planning Authority


    II.         THAT the Planning Committee asked the relevant planning officers to consider any material planning considerations raised in the statement the signatures are supporting before coming to a recommendation to be presented to the Planning committee for determination