Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Newport, Isle of WIght

Contact: Marie Bartlett  Email:


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2021.




THAT the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2021 be approved.


Declarations of Interest

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


Councillor Martin Oliver declared an interest in minute number 4a (Castle Lodge, 54 Castle Road, Neport) as he was the adjoining ward councillor.


Public Question Time - 15 Minutes Maximum pdf icon PDF 10 KB

Questions are restricted to matters not on the agenda. Questions may be asked without notice but to guarantee a full reply at the meeting, a question must be put including the name and address of the questioner by delivery in writing or by electronic mail to Democratic Services at no later than two clear working days before the start of the meeting Wednesday, 16 June 2021.


Additional documents:


Mr Stephen Davis submitted a written question regarding the UKOG planning application. (PQ/31/21).


Report of the Strategic Manager for Planning and Infrastructure

Planning applications and related matters.


Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Additional documents:




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 Councillors when considering the application. A note of that is made to that effect in the minutes.





Change of use from guest house to HMO


Castle Lodge, 54 Castle Road, Newport

Site Visit:

The site visit was carried out on Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Public Participants:

James McDermott (Applicant)

Matt White (Objector)

Additional Representations:

Further objections/concerns had been received by the Local Planning Authority following the publication of the report. A procedural issue regarding the Planning Committee site visit had been raised, however this was not a consideration on which the application must be determined, Officers were satisfied that the issued had been appropriately considered and addressed. An additional condition had been proposed to the wording of the management plan condition recommended in the published officer report.


Councillors Oliver and Quirk had not been present at the arranged site visit so therefore in accordance with the council’s constitution did not take part in the debate or vote on this item.


A statement was read out on behalf of Councillor Joe Lever as Local Councillor on this item. The Chairman agreed to allow Councillor Martin Oliver to speak as adjoining local Councillor on this item.


The Council’s Housing Needs Service Manager explained to the Committee the policy in place for placing people in properties and the support provided by the applicant, this was constantly under review to ensure the right people were provided the right accommodation in the right place. He went on to explain the stages of pathway to homeless delivery.


Concern was raised regarding the communication from the applicant and believed that if it had been done correctly local residents would understand and the myths associated with such a proposal would not exist.


The Committee questioned the comment made by Hampshire Constabulary’s Designing Out Crime Officer regarding on-site support at all times, Officers advised that a manager would be on call 24 hours a day seven days a week, a management plan was also proposed to be conditioned.


Councillors raised concerns that the current guest house had not been marketed in line with the requirements of policy SP4 (Tourism), in order to assess the loss of a tourism use.


A proposal to accept the officers’ recommendation, to include the amended condition in the update paper was proposed and duly seconded.


An amendment was proposed to include a review period of the application and to reduce the number of residents until that review had taken place. Officers advised that a condition could be added to provide temporary permission to three years, as a reduction in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4a


2020/21 Appeals performance report pdf icon PDF 534 KB


The Committee thanked all concerned and noted that the appeals service performed strongly and this was reflected in the figures contained within the report.




THAT the report be noted and welcomed.


Members' Question Time

To guarantee a reply to a question, a question  must be submitted in writing or by electronic mail to no later than 4.00 pm on Thursday, 17 June 2021. A question may be asked at the meeting without prior notice but in these circumstances there is no guarantee that a full reply will be given at the meeting.


There were no members questions.