Shedfield Parish Council - Avery B, Shedfield Equestrian Centre 21/03074/HCS
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Avery B, Shedfield Equestrian Centre 21/03074/HCS

Avery B, Shedfield Equestrian Centre , Botley Road, Shedfield SO32 2HN Application number 21/03074/HCS

Proposed Household Waste Transfer Station at Avery B, Shedfield Equestrian Centre, Botley Road SO32 2HN 

Link to Hampshire County Council Planning Applications:  https://planning.hants.gov.uk/Planning/Display/HCC/2021/0698

Public comment deadline 24 December 2021

Shedfield Parish Council have appointed planning consultants to assist with this planning application.  A copy of the letter that has been sent to HCC is below with initial objections and requesting an extension to the deadline to enable the Council time to prepare a full response.   SPC Objection Letter

Sam Dumbrell
Hampshire County Council
Economy, Transport
and Environment Department
Elizabeth II Court West
The Castle
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UD
Our Ref:
WIN/1458-JP


Your Ref:
Email:justin@southernplanning.co.uk
Date:16th December 2021
Status:
Dear Sir/Madam
21/03074/HCS
Avery B, Shedfield Equestrian Centre, Botley Road, SO32 2HN
Proposed Household Waste Transfer Station at Avery B, Shedfield Equestrian Centre, Botley Road SO32 2HN
We act on behalf of Shedfield Parish Council and have been instructed to object to the above planning application.
The purpose of this letter is to provide a holding objection as the Parish have not been able to meet as a council to consider the application, which has raised a number of complex issues. As such they would like additional time to prepare a full response.
In the interim the Parish Council have asked me to raise the following points:
• That the application site is situated in a fundamentally unsustainable location;
• That the application is contrary to the policies of the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan (HMWP) 2013, and
• That the application is deficient and does not satisfy the requirements of the National Planning Policy for Waste (2014).
Unsustainable Location
Section 2 of the HMWP states that.
‘The current network of facilities is generally focused on the main urban areas in south and north Hampshire…’(para. 2.42)
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‘The spatial distribution of facilities is not expected to change significantly. However, as more waste is managed through recycling and recovery facilities rather than landfill, more will be managed close to its origin in the urban areas of south and north Hampshire (our emphasis)…there is also a general presumption that major waste facilities should be located close to the strategic road network to minimise the effect of traffic in these urban areas.’ (para. 2.44)
The map extract contained on page 29 of the applicant’s Planning, Design and Access Statement illustrates how rural and unsustainably located the site is. The fact that the site is situated at an Equestrian Centre only reaffirms this. The statement confirms that the site is situated approximately a 10 minute drive away from the M27 but it is not situated in close proximity to any major settlement. Were the site to be situated within or immediately adjacent to one of the County’s larger settlements it would be far more accessible. We disagree that the site ‘enjoys very strong transport connections’, nor is it ‘clear’ that the site is sustainably located.
Whilst the site is located close to a scattering of domestic properties and the source of some domestic waste, it is not optimally situated close to the ‘markets for its use’ (as required by HMWP Policy 25). Situating a facility such as this in an area of higher population density is inherently more sustainable and more efficient, as is the intention of the adopted plan.
Contrary to HMWP (2013)
Of greatest relevance to the proposal are policies 5 (Protection of the Countryside) and 25 (Sustainable Waste Management).
Policy 5 states that minerals and waste development within the open countryside will not be permitted unless:
1. it is a time-limited mineral extraction or related development;
2. the nature of the development is related to countryside activities, meets local needs or requires a countryside or isolated location;
3. the development provides a suitable reuse of previously developed land, including redundant farm or forestry buildings and their curtilages or hard standings.
The application proposals meet none of these criteria. The applicant has not attempted to justify the applicant under the two relevant points above.
Policy 25 (Sustainable Waste Management) sets the long term aim of enabling net self-sufficiency in waste movements and diverting 100% of waste from landfill. To help achieve this all waste development is required to:
a) encourage waste to be managed at the highest achievable level within the waste hierarchy; and
b) reduce the amount of residual waste currently sent to landfill; and
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c) be located near to the sources of waste, or markets for its use; and / or
d) maximise opportunities to share infrastructure at appropriate existing mineral or waste sites.
All modern waste facilities (wherever they are located) would aim to meet the first two criteria. The application fails on criteria c and d. The application site is situated some distance from any major settlement and thus any concentrated source of waste. The site does not share infrastructure with any other waste sites.
It should also be recognised that the proposal conflicts with Policy 2 (Climate change – mitigation and adaptation) as it has not been sustainably located to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
National Planning Policy for Waste (2014)
As the proposal is not consistent with and ‘up-to-date Local Plan’ the application should have been accompanied by an ‘assessment of quantitative or market need’. This is required in para. 7 of the National Planning Policy for Waste. Whilst no assessment has been submitted with the application, it is not considered that any identified need for the proposal would have overcome the more fundamental objections concerning the siting of the proposal.
This holding objection is provided on behalf of the Parish Council with a request for an extension of time to enable them to provide a considered response.
If you have any queries in this respect, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours faithfully


Justin Packman, MPlan (Hons) MRTPI
Associate Director