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Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Supplementary Planning Document Adoption

Meeting: 09/05/2017 - Cabinet (Item 358)

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The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its two appendices (which are available to view only electronically with one hard copy of each in the Members Room at East Pallant House) and to make the following recommendations to the Annual Council meeting:

 

That the Council:

 

(1)  Adopts the Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Supplementary Planning Document (set out in appendix 1 to the agenda report) and

 

(2)  Approves the proposed responses to representations received (set out in appendix 2 to the agenda report).

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDED TO THE COUNCIL

 

(1)  That the Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Supplementary Planning Document (as set out in appendix 1 to the agenda report) be adopted.

 

(2)  That the proposed responses to representations received (as set out in appendix 2 to the agenda report) be approved.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received and considered the agenda report and its two appendices (copies attached to the official minutes). As stated in the report, the appendices were available to view online only although a hard copy of each had been placed in the Members Room at East Pallant House.

 

The report was presented by Mrs Taylor.

 

Ms Payne and Mr Allgrove were in attendance for this item.

 

Mrs Taylor emphasised the immense importance and value of Chichester Harbour as one of Chichester District’s greatest assets. The protection and maintenance of the AONB (designated in 1964) was the responsibility of CDC, Havant Borough Council and the Chichester Harbour Conservancy. The AONB was the subject of specific policies in the two councils’ respective local plans: Policy 43 (Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)) in the Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014-2029. Any future development should be guided by the four principles to protect, conserve and enhance natural beauty and wildlife set out in para 2.1 of the section 2 of the Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in appendix 1. Section 3 of the report set out the timeline for the preparation of the SPD, which would replace and possess greater evidential weight than the 2007 Design Guidelines for new dwellings and extensions (Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Appendix 1 contained the SPD proposed for adoption; appendix 2 set out the consultation representations received and CDC’s proposed responses thereto. If adopted the SPD would a material consideration in planning applications and appeals and section 4 of the report stated what outcomes its adoption would achieve. 

 

Ms Payne and Mr Allgrove did not wish to add to Mrs Taylor’s introduction.

 

Mr Allgrove responded to a question by Mrs Plant on points of detail regarding a representation about increases in the development of a property above the original footprint and silhouette and CDC’s response thereto (page 121 of appendix 2).

 

In view of difficulties experienced by members in accessing at the venue for this meeting the online versions of the two appendices, Mrs Shepherd said that some hard copies would be made available at the Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 16 May 2017 when it considered this matter.

 

Decision

 

At the end of the discussion the Cabinet voted unanimously on a show of hands in favour of making the recommendations set out below.

 

RECOMMENDED TO THE COUNCIL

 

(1)  That the Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Supplementary Planning Document (as set out in appendix 1 to the agenda report) be adopted.

 

(2)  That the proposed responses to representations received (as set out in appendix 2 to the agenda report) be approved.