Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 12th October, 2022 7.00 pm - Agenda and minutes

Venue: Concorde Room, Council Offices, Farnborough

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To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 14th September, 2022 (copy attached).


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 14th September, 2022 were approved and signed as a correct record of proceedings, subject to the following amendment to paragraph 2, page 21, as follows:


The Committee noted that whilst drilling E-Power at TC17/18 (under Stakes Lane, Prospect Road and allotments) the drill failed. Investigations are being undertaken to determine how the works should continue going forward. It was estimated that delays in the region of 6-9 months could be incurred. It was proposed that the car park would be re-opened during the investigation period.


Representations by the public


In accordance with the guidelines for public participation at meetings, the following representations were made to the Committee and were duly considered before a decision was reached:


Application No.



In support of or against the application



209-211 Lynchford Road, Farnborough


Mr Mark Ford

213 Lynchford Road, Farnborough





Ms Kay Collins

Solve Planning

Cheyenne House, West Street, Farnham


In Support



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To receive a verbal update on the position regarding the approval of requirements pursuant to the Development Consent Order (Report No. EPSH2238 attached).


The Head of Economy, Planning and Strategic Housing gave a verbal update to the Committee on the position regarding the agreement of all outstanding legal agreements including the Environmental Improvement Plan pursuant to the Development Consent Order for the renewal and partial realignment of the Southampton to London ESSO fuel pipeline which crossed the Borough of Rushmoor. 


The Committee noted that the initial £50,000 for the environmental improvement plan had been received by the Council. It was hoped that it would be possible to undertake a management plan for the Queen Elizabeth Park (QEP) to inform expenditure. An additional £33,000 to fund other work, originally to be carried out by ESSO, was also expected as the Council were in discussions to undertake this work as well.


An update was provided on the current works, these included:


·         QEP – the methodology had been changed from pipe push to a mini auger system, this had resulted in the removal of additional tress in the area. As a result of the delays from the drill failure leaving QEP adjacent to the railway, it was being explored if the car park could be restored in the interim.

·         Cove Road – It was noted that the works in Cove Road had been delayed by 2 weeks

·         Nash Close – it was noted that the start date for these works would be 9th January, 2023. It was advised that a domestic gas pipe on the close would need to be relocated before work could commence


In response to a query, it was noted that removed trees would be replaced on a one for one basis, but not like for like. The replacement trees would likely be, subject to agreement, a more suitable native mix. ESSO were required to look after the saplings for a period of time following planting.


RESOLVED: that the Head of Economy, Planning and Strategic Housing Report No. EPSH2238 be noted.


Planning Application No. 22/00480/FULPP - 209-211 Lynchford Road, Farnborough


The Committee considered the Head of Economy, Planning and Strategic Housing’s Report No. EPSH2237 (as amended at the meeting) regarding the erection of an apartment building and ten terraced houses comprising of 17 dwellings.




subject to the completion of a satisfactory s106 Planning Agreement between the applicants and Rushmoor Borough Council by 10 November 2022 or unless otherwise agreed by an extension of time, to secure the required SPA SAMM and Public Open Space financial contributions as set out in the report; and receipt of a satisfactory updated independent assessment report supporting the revised viability case submitted by the applicants, the Head Economy, Planning and Strategic Housing in consultation with the Chairman be authorised to GRANT planning permission subject to the additional conditions and informatives set out in the amendment sheet and as agreed at the meeting regarding:


i) additional condition (No. 24) on construction management hours; and

ii) an informative (No. 13) regarding the planned highways work on the Lynchford Road.