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Any apologies for absence which have been received will be noted at this stage.
The Planning Committee will be informed at this point in the meeting of any planning applications which have been deferred or withdrawn and so will not be discussed and determined at this meeting.
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and drew attention to the emergency evacuation procedure.
Apologies were received from Mr Dunn.
The minutes relate to the meeting of the Planning Committee on 16 May 2018 (copy to follow).
That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 May 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
The chairman will announce any urgent items that due to special circumstances will be dealt with under agenda item 10 (b).
There were no urgent items.
Details of members’ personal interests arising from their membership of parish councils or West Sussex County Council or from their being Chichester District Council or West Sussex County Council appointees to outside organisations or members of outside bodies or from being employees of such organisations or bodies.
Such interests are hereby disclosed by each member in respect of agenda items in the schedule of planning applications where the Council or outside body concerned has been consulted in respect of that particular item or application.
Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are to be made by members of the Planning Committee in respect of matters on the agenda or this meeting.
Mrs Duncton declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications TG/17/01699/FUL and O/16/01785/FUL as a member of West Sussex County Council.
Mr Hixson declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications CC/18/00553/FUL, CC/18/00554/LBC and CC/18/00175/ADV as a member of Chichester City Council.
Mrs Kilby declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications CC/18/00553/FUL, CC/18/00554/LBC and CC/18/00175/ADV as a member of Chichester City Council.
Mr Oakley declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications TG/17/01699/FUL and O/16/01785/FUL as a member of West Sussex County Council.
Mr Oakley declared a personal interest in respect of planning application TG/17/01699/FUL as a member of Tangmere Parish Council.
Mr Plowman declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications CC/18/00553/FUL, CC/18/00554/LBC and CC/18/00175/ADV as a member of Chichester City Council.
Mr Plowman declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications CC/18/00553/FUL, CC/18/00554/LBC and CC/18/00175/ADV as a member of the Chichester Conservation Area Advisory Committee.
Mrs Purnell declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications TG/17/01699/FUL and O/16/01785/FUL as a member of West Sussex County Council.
(To listen to the full debate of the planning applications follow the link to the online recording)
The Committee considered the planning applications together with two agenda update sheets at the meeting detailing the observations and amendments that had arisen subject to the despatch of the agenda.
During the presentations by officers of the applications members viewed photographs, plans, drawings, computerised images and artist impressions that were displayed on the screens.
That the following decisions be made subject to the observations and amendments below:
Glasshouse, harvesting, packaging and cold store facilities. Reservoirs and associated access and landscaping
Defer for a Section 106 agreement then Permit
Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to a correction to condition 28(iii), additional text for condition 19 and one additional informative.
Members favoured the following additional and amended conditions:
· Condition 3 – To include reference within the Construction Management Plan to limit parking to designated areas only.
· Condition 4 – To include a requirement for details of access at the northern most point of the site to prevent unauthorised access.
· Condition 6 – To specify a requirement for an open surface water drainage ditch, as these are easier to maintain, unless otherwise justified.
· Condition 10 – To include a planting requirement on the bunds
Recommendation to Defer for a Section 106 agreement with amended conditions 3, 4, 6, 10, 19 and 28, and one additional informative (works beyond boundary) then Permit agreed.
Removal of conditions 9 and 11 from planning permission O/11/05283/OUT which require the closure of the Oving Traffic Lights and to retain the junction as it currently functions.
Mr Bushell reminded members of the Secretary of State’s decision to direct an indefinite non-approval of the planning application to retain the traffic controlled junction at the A27 and Oving Road crossroads functioning as it currently does. He referred to the Committee’s previous decision at its meeting held on 11 January 2017 to defer making a decision on the application for a period of 12 months or until the Government announcement on the A27 preferred route if before that date. He explained that the officer recommendation to refuse remained the same and this was due to the severe adverse impact to the A27 that would result from the removal of conditions 9 (A27 Oving crossroads Interim Measures) and 11 (A27 Oving Crossroads Full Measures) for planning application reference O/11/05283/OUT.
The following information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to the receipt of two additional third party objections.
The following members of the public addressed the Committee:
- Mrs L Smith – Supporter; and
- Mr S Schuyleman - Agent
Officers replied to members’ questions and comments, as well as providing advice on the determination of the application:
Mr Bushell explained the proposals for the B class categorised spine road in more detail and advised that this road would be 7m wide and designed to take a higher level of traffic. The proposal to direct people travelling in their vehicles through the Spine road would not cut people or communities off, but would result in changed patterns of behaviour. Officers and the Highways Authority were satisfied that the Spine road would be engineered to the required standards to enable free flow of traffic. The concern with removing conditions 9 and 11 was that it would result in a long period of uncertainty both for the developer and local residents about what would happen to the traffic lights as there was potentially a five year period before the point where the Shopwyke Lakes development at its current build rate would trigger the necessary first changes to the junction. He referred to the pre-preparation work required as part of the lead in period to the junction changes which the Committee should bear in mind when making their decision.
Mr Frost advised that since the Committee’s previous resolution on this matter nothing had changed in terms of the evidence the applicant was required to submit. It was acknowledged that the evidence would require the recruitment of specialist consultants which would be costly to provide and the applicant had indicated that it was unlikely that they would be able to. Because the applicant for the Shopwyke Lakes development proposed a new junction on the north side of the development to the A27, Highways England expected that in order to permit that new junction a quid pro quo was required, i.e. another junction to be closed so there was no adverse impact (on safety primarily). Highways England was opposed, in principle, to additional accesses on the A27 unless there were very good economic or ... view the full minutes text for item 179.
Replacement shop frontage
CC/18/00553/FUL - Permit
CC/18/00554/LBC - Permit
Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to clarification on page 58 that both the full and listed building consent application are recommended for permit, and the receipt of comments from the Chichester Conservation Area Advisory Committee.
CC/18/00553/FUL – Recommendation to Permit agreed.
CC/18/00554/LBC – Recommendation to Permit agreed.
2 no. fascia signs and 1 no. hanging sign
Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to the correction of a typographical error on at paragraph 2.1 on page 69.
Recommendation to Permit agreed.
The Planning Committee will consider the monthly schedule updating the position with regard to planning appeals, litigation and recent planning policy publications or pronouncements.
The Committee considered and noted the schedule of outstanding planning appeals, court and policy matters that had been circulated with the agenda.
3. Current Appeals
BI/16/00933/OUT – Koolbergen, Kelly’s Nurseries and Bellfield Nurseries, Bell Lane, Birdham: Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet advising that the public inquiry date had been re-scheduled.
SY/16/03997/OUT – Land on the South side of Warners Lane, Selsey: The Committee expressed thanks to the officers and Selsey Town Council for the work undertaken to defend the appeal.
6. Court and Other Matters – High Court
Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet reporting the latest position in respect of the following High Court proceedings:
- River Farm, Brookfield Lane, Tillington.
- Breach Avenue, Southbourne: The hearing date should read “20 June 2018” and not “2 June 2018”.
Land North West of Birdham Farm, Birdham Road, Chichester: Officers undertook to bring a report to the Committee on how the Planning Authority intended to deal with this matter as compliance for most of the enforcement notices issued matters was due by 2 August 2018.