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Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)
To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.
It was noted that following receipt of the temporary resignation of Councillor Coombs from the Panel, the Director of Legal and Governance acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillor Fielker to replace them for the purposes of this meeting.
Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that the Panel delegate approval in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.
The Panel considered the report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that conditional planning permission be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.
Proposed installation of a 3G football turf pitch with associated fencing, 6 x flood lights and 2 x storage containers.
Emily Bridges, Jane Kehoe, Adam Dietrich, Martin McQuay, Nigel Hecks and Brian Burge (local residents objecting), Mark Hatley (agent), Alex Scott (applicant), Victor Valeron (supporter) and Councillors J Baillie and Guthrie (ward councillors objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The presenting officer reported to the Panel that assurance had been received by the authority regarding: any potential health impacts of surface material used for the pitches: the security arrangements for the pitches; the pitch size; and the parking demand and assessment. The officer explained that additional conditions for a tree survey, landscaping floodlighting, the use of amplified sound and an estate and Parking management plan would be required following consultation. In addition the reporting officer clarified an error within the report in relation to the numbers of students that would benefit from the instillation of the 3G pitches.
The Panel then considered the officer recommendation to grant conditional planning permission. Upon being put to the vote the officer recommendation was lost.
RECORDED VOTE to support the officer recommendation
FOR: Councillors Murphy and Mitchell
AGAINST: Councillors Savage, Fielker, Claisse, L Harris and
A further motion to grant conditional planning permission, subject to the amended hours condition set out below, was proposed by Councillor Savage and seconded by Councillor Fielker and was carried.
RECORDED VOTE to grant planning permission subject to amendment.
FOR: Councillors Savage, Fielker, Murphy and Mitchell
AGAINST: Councillors Claisse, L Harris and Wilkinson
RESOLVED that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions set out within the report and any additional or amended conditions set out below:
Amended and additional Conditions
03 Hours of Use (Performance)
The sport pitch and flood lighting approved shall not operate outside the following hours:
Monday to Thursday - 9am to 6pm
Friday to Sunday - 10am to 6pm
Recognised public holidays - Closed
The sports pitch shall not be used for community use during daytime College hours within term times. The flood lighting shall be switched off when there are no evening bookings during the above operating hours
REASON: To protect the amenities of the occupiers of existing nearby residential properties. Hours of use beyond 6pm in the evening would result in noise disturbance to neighbouring residential properties, contrary to policies SDP1(i) and SDP16(i) of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review (2015).
The submitted Transport Assessment has failed to properly assess the parking impact when the sports pitch is operating at capacity for community use during the evening (after 6pm) and therefore the application has failed to demonstrate that there will not be harmful parking overspill into surrounding residential streets outside of recognised daytime College hours ... view the full minutes text for item 26.