Executive Committee Meetings

Executive Committee Meetings

8th March 2021

            Matters discussed included:


Ø  Virtual attendance at various Borough Council meetings.

Ø  Matters with regard to the upcoming Treasurer’s report

Ø  Arrangements for the production of the next Society newsletter.

Ø  The potential for staging any outings this summer.

Ø  The possible new timetable for the Local Plan with appendices to be produced in May and submitted to the Secretary of State in June.

Ø  The agenda for the PfSH meeting on 22nd March

Ø  A few of the more pressing recent planning applications and in particular:

  •  Land at Newgate Lane (South and North).  A report on the Public enquiry about the lands at Newgate Lane which started on 9th February 2021.  It was a 3-week event looking at Environmental concerns and Highway Points.
  •  Land East of Crofton Cemetery and West of Peak Lane.  This was an application for a development of 206 dwellings. The Planning committee met on 17th February 2021, to discuss this, and a Society deputation was be made.  The application was refused.
  • Locks Heath Shopping Centre. This is a reconfiguration of access road, bus lane and car park.  It plans to reduce the number of parking spaces.
  • The refusal of an application by Universal Marina for a riverside boat stack.
  • A proposed dog exercise area on land west of Newlands Farm.
  • The approval of an application to retile St Peter’s Parish Rooms Titchfield with replacement tiles and solar panels.
  • The approval of an application for 9 dwellings at Beacon Bottom which now reflected changes proposed by the Society.

All the Society’s submissions and letters can be seen under the appropriate items on the Fareham Borough Planning Website. www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/applications_and_advice/onlineplandetails.aspx

 

The next meeting is on 12th April.



8th February 2021

            Matters discussed included:



Ø  Virtual attendance at various Borough Council meetings.

Ø  Matters with regard to the upcoming Treasurer’s report

Ø  Acknowledgement of the donation £50 to the Mayor’s Fund

Ø  The possible new timetable for the Local Plan.

Ø  Matters arising from the PfSH meeting on 25th January including:

  • A Greenprint for South Hampshire.
  • The Creative Industries Environment
  • Progress on the Statement of Common Ground
  • Achieving Nitrate nutrient neutrality
  • The Solent Recreation Mitigation Partnership.

A few of the more pressing recent planning applications and in particular:

Ø  The revised application for Welborne resulting from the increased contribution by the developer to funding for the required work on Junction 10 of the M27.    The Society sent a letter the deploring the resultant proposed decrease in affordable housing and asking for the developer’s viability statement to be independently assessed.  The Council commissioned such an assessment. And the Planning Committee has approved the application.

Ø  An application for a change of use of offices at Funtley court into 28 dwelling units.  It seems a poor proposal due to noise and environmental issues.  The Society sent a letter of objection but the application has been allowed.  Subsequently, a letter has been sent to the Fareham MP, outlining the Society’s concerns about the Governments’ new Policy Paper looking to extend conversions of offices without planning permission. 

Ø   Land at Newgate Lane (South and North).  The Public enquiry about the lands at Newgate Lane starts on 9th February 2021.  It is to be a 3-week Public Enquiry looking at Environmental concerns and Highway Points.

Ø   Land at Redlands Lane, Fareham. This application for a large Care Home is was rejected by the Planning Committee.

Ø  20a Riverside Avenue, Wallington This application is for the demolition of existing dwelling, and the erection of five dwellings.

Ø   Land East of Crofton Cemetery and West of Peak Lane.  This is an application for a development of 206 dwellings. The Planning committee meet on 17th February 2021, to discuss this, and a deputation will be made.

Ø  Locks Heath Shopping Centre. This is a reconfiguration of access road, bus lane and car park.  It plans to reduce the number of parking spaces.

Ø  Red Lion Hotel, Bath Lane, Fareham.   An application, for 18-, 2- and 3-bedroom dwellings with 40% (7) affordable provision.  it appears fine in principle, but the design of the dwellings may be a concern.  

Ø  Hammond Industrial Estate, Stubbington Lane.  An application for the demolition of industrial buildings and the erection of a Care Home.   It seems reasonable and has support of local residents

All the Society’s submissions and letters can be seen under the appropriate items on the Fareham Borough Planning Website. www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/applications_and_advice/onlineplandetails.aspx

 

The next meeting is on 8th March.


11th January 2021

            Matters discussed included:


Ø  Virtual attendance at various Borough Council meetings.

Ø  The upcoming Fareham Community Lottery

Ø  The agenda for the PfSH meeting on 25th January

Ø  The donation £50 to the Mayor’s Fund 

A few of the more pressing recent planning applications and in particular:

Ø  The revised application for Welborne resulting from the increased contribution by the developer to funding for the required work on Junction 10 of the M27.    The Society will send a letter the deploring the resultant proposed decrease in affordable housing and asking for the developer’s viability statement to be independently assessed.  The Planning Committee is due to consider the application later this month.

Ø  An application for a change of use of offices at Funtley court into 28 dwelling units.  It seems a poor proposal due to noise and environmental issues.  The Society sent a letter of objection but the application has been allowed.  Subsequently, a letter has been sent to the Fareham MP, outlining the Society’s concerns about the Governments’ new Policy Paper looking to extend conversions of offices without planning permission. 

Ø   Land at Newgate Lane (South and North).  The Public enquiry about the lands at Newgate Lane is now planned for 9th February 2021

Ø   Land at Redlands Lane, Fareham. This application for a large Care Home is due to be considered later this month.

Ø  20a Riverside Avenue, Wallington This application is for the demolition of existing dwelling, and the erection of five dwellings.

Ø   Land East of Crofton Cemetery and West of Peak Lane.  This is an application for a development of 206 dwellings.

All the Society’s submissions and letters can be seen under the appropriate items on the Fareham Borough Planning Website. www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/applications_and_advice/onlineplandetails.aspx

 

The next meeting is on 8th February.


21st December 2020

            Matters discussed included:


o   Virtual attendance at various Borough Council meetings.

o   The Society’s response to the latest Draft Local Plan submitted 18th December.

o   The Hampshire Archive Trust.

o   A donation by The Society to the Mayor’s Fund

o   The cancellation of the latest meting of PfSH.   No new date has yet been scheduled.

o   Ongoing attempts to secure funding for the redevelopment of Junction 10 of the M27. 

A few of the more pressing recent planning applications and in particular:

Ø  The Public Enquiry into proposed development at Newgate Lane which has been postponed until 19th February.

Ø  An application to build 28 units to the rear of 84 Fareham Park Road.  This was refused on 18th December.

Ø  An application to expand Wickham Doctor’s Surgery and its possible effect on the provision of health care facilities in Welborne.   The Society wrote to Hampshire County Council about their concerns.  Winchester Council have approved the application but the late arrival of objections from HCC may amend this.

Ø  Hamble Marina relocation of dry stack.   The Society has objected.  A decision is due at the end of January.

Ø  73 The Avenue.  The demolition of the exiting ‘Arts & Crafts’ house and the possible replacement by two dwellings.  Concern was expressed that the design might not be appropriate for the site. However, the application has been approved.

Ø  An application for a change of use of offices at Funtley court into 28 dwelling units.  It seems a poor proposal due to noise and environmental issues.  The Society will send a letter.

Ø  The High Court refusal of a Judicial Review relating to proposed development at 79 Greenaway Lane.

All the Society’s submissions and letters can be seen under the appropriate items on the Fareham Borough Planning Website. www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/applications_and_advice/onlineplandetails.aspx

 

The next meeting is on 21st December.




19th October 2020

            

Matters discussed included:


o   Virtual attendance at various Borough Council meetings.

o   The latest developments on the Draft Local Plan. The next issue for a six week public consultation will be issued on 6th November with responses due by 18th December. 

o   Government White Paper proposals to change the planning system and the proposed Society responses to the consultation which closes on 20th October

o   An explanation from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on their Nitrate Neutral Scheme.

o   Possible participation in the Amazon Smile Scheme.

o   The latest Partnership for South Hampshire meeting on 30th September which gave updates on

  • The ‘Bird Aware’ Scheme
  • Progress on the Statement of Common Ground
  • Achieving Nitrate Nutrient Neutrality.

o   The Interim Treasurer’s Report.

A few of the more pressing recent planning applications and in particular:

Ø  A major application for up to 1200 houses on land south of Longfield Avenue within the Fareham/Stubbington Strategic Gap.   This is currently at variance with the Draft Local Plan.  The Society has objected.

Ø  The proposed redevelopment of Ferneham Hall.   The Borough Council proposes to rename the hall ‘Fareham Live’.

Ø  An application to build a 64-bed care home on land at Redlands Lane.  Previous applications to develop this site have been refused and the Society has objected to this latest plan.

Ø  A re-application to build 350 houses on land east of Down End Road, this time with revised traffic arrangements for the bridge over the railway.   The Society has commented on the new plan, particular with respect to pedestrian safety issues on the railway bridge.

Ø  A possible development to the rear of 195-205 Segensworth Road.

Ø  A development to the rear of September Cottage, Brook Rad, Warsash.

Ø  An application to expand Wickham Doctor’s Surgery and its possible effect on the provision of health care facilities in Welborne.   The Society has written to Hampshire County Council about their concerns.

Ø  The temporary closure of Fisher’s Hill to traffic.

All the Society’s submissions and letters can be seen under the appropriate items on the Fareham Borough Planning Website. www.fareham.gov.uk/planning/applications_and_advice/onlineplandetails.aspx

 

The next meeting is on 23rd November.