Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday 19 September 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Rooms, East Pallant House. View directions

Contact: Katherine Davis or Lisa Higenbottam  Email:  kdavis@chichester.gov.uk or  lhigenbottam@chichester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

207.

Chairman's Announcements

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Committee will be informed at this point in the meeting of any planning applications which have been deferred or withdrawn and so will not be discussed and determined at this meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and drew attention to the emergency evacuation procedure.

 

Apologies were received from Mr Dunn, Mr Elliott, Mrs Tassell and Mrs Tull.

 

Item 5 (EWB/18/00753/OUT – South Downs Holiday Village, Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay) had been withdrawn from the agenda.

208.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 42 KB

The minutes relate to the meeting of the Planning Committee on 15 August 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 August 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

209.

Urgent Items

The chairman will announce any urgent items that due to special circumstances will be dealt with under agenda item 11 (b).

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that an urgent item would be considered under item 11(b) to discuss the decision of the High Court to dismiss the Council’s application in respect of Breach Avenue, Southbourne.

210.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 40 KB

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.

 

 

 

Minutes:

Mrs Duncton declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications WH/18/01024/REM, CH/18/00810/FUL, FU/17/02187/FUL and SDNP/17/03764 as a member of West Sussex County Council.

 

Mrs Duncton declared a personal interest in respect of planning application SDNP/17/03764 as a West Sussex County Council member of South Downs National Park Authority.

 

Mr Hayes declared a personal interest in respect of item 11(b) (Breach Avenue, Southbourne) as a member of Southbourne Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

 

Mr Oakley declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications WH/18/01024/REM, CH/18/00810/FUL, FU/17/02187/FUL and SDNP/17/03764 as a member of West Sussex County Council.

 

Mr Plowman declared a personal interest in respect of planning application WH/18/01024/REM as a member of the Goodwood Motor Circuit Consultative Committee.

 

Mr Hall declared a personal interest in respect of planning application WH/18/01024/REM as a member of the Goodwood Airfield Consultative Committee.

 

Mrs Purnell declared a personal interest in respect of planning applications WH/18/01024/REM, CH/18/00810/FUL, FU/17/02187/FUL and SDNP/17/03764 as a member of West Sussex County Council.

 

                                                  Planning Applications

 

The Committee considered the planning applications together with an agenda

update sheet at the meeting detailing the observations and amendments that had arisen subsequent to the dispatch 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.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Planning Committee makes the following decisions subject to the observations

and amendments below:

211.

EWB/18/00753/OUT - South Downs Holiday Village, Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 8JE pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Redevelopment of the former South Downs Holiday Park with the erection of 85 dwellings with vehicular access, Local Equipped Area for Play, public open space, landscaping, footpath links and other related infrastructure.

Decision:

Withdrawn from the agenda.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

212.

WH/18/01024/REM - Land North Of Stane Street, Madgwick Lane, Westhampnett, West Sussex pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Approval of reserved matters in respect of pedestrian and cycle access, appearance, layout, scale and landscaping (including SUDs and pumping station) following outline planning permission 15/03524/OUTEIA for residential development comprising up to 300 residential dwellings, including an element of affordable housing, with vehicular access from Stane Street and Madgwick Lane, associated landscaping, a community facility, open space and children's play space, surface water attenuation and ancillary works (EIA development).

Decision:

Defer for a Section 106 agreement then Permit

Minutes:

Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to an amendment to the applicant’s name, additional comments received from Westhampnett Parish Council, Southern Water, West Sussex County Council Highways, Chichester District Council Environmental Health (Contaminated Land and Air Quality), one further third party objection, officer comments, amended conditions 2 (plans), 7 (bins and recycling), 8 (electric car charging) and 15 (contamination), deletion of condition 6 (travel plan) to avoid duplication of a S106 obligation, and 3 additional conditions for the pedestrian link to the bridleway, delivery of the allotments and restricting tanker access overnight.

 

Attention was also drawn verbally to an additional late third party comment received from Goodwood.

 

The following members of the public addressed the Committee:

·       Mr S Barnes – Objector;

·       Mr I Smith (Chichester District Cycle Forum) – Making comment;

·       Mr S Goodwill - Applicant

 

During the discussion Mrs Langford and Mr Whitty replied to members’ questions as follows:

 

·       Impact on Goodwood – approximately 20 properties would be located within the 400m buffer zone – technical solutions in place to bring noise levels down to an acceptable level as set out in both national and local planning policy.  Informative proposed advise applicant of the need make prospective buyers aware of the proximity of the Goodwood Airfield and Motor Circuit.

·       The dwellings would be located in Flood Zone 1 and were set back some distance from the primary SUDS pond located in Flood Zone 2.

·       The majority of the roads on the site would be adopted and all were proposed to be suitable for use by refuse vehicles.

·       Sewerage tankering – first occupation is predicted to be Spring 2019 and it was expected that 60-90 properties would be occupied by 2020, requiring 2-3 tanker visits each day.

·       Noise mitigation included double glazing and alternative ventilation when windows were closed.  The dwellings themselves formed a buffer to other parts of the site.

·       It was likely that Westhampnett Parish Council would take on the responsibility for the allotments. The additional condition proposed on the agenda update sheet dealt with this matter and that included the requirement for a phasing plan.

·       A range of materials would be used so as to result in enough variety and consistency across the site and officers would ensure that any flintwork was of good quality.

·       The WSCC Highways Officer considers that the proposed pedestrian crossing, visibility splays and access to the sports and green infrastructure site opposite is acceptable in planning terms. Technical consents will additionally apply. With regard to the issue of the pedestrian crossing and the concern raised by one of the public speakers concerning traffic and sharp bend along Madgwick Lane, This had been further reviewed with WSCC who now considered that there was a solution to achieve a safe pedestrian crossing to the playing fields. 

·       Further discussions had taken place concerning access to the Stocks Lane bridleway.  Condition 5 dealt with the requirement for the submission of full details to ensure pedestrians could cross safely.  It was agreed that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 212.

213.

CH/18/00810/FUL - The Nest, 13 The Avenue, Hambrook, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8TZ pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Erection of 4 no. dwellings and associated works.

Decision:

Defer for a Site Visit

Minutes:

The following information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to an amendment to condition 2 and the receipt of the financial contribution for mitigation.

 

The following member of public addressed the Committee:

·       Mr P Barry - Agent

 

Mrs Stevens advised that with regard to the comments of the District Council’s Waste Services regarding refuse vehicle access, an informative could be added recommending the removal of the telegraph pole.  The informative could also recommend hatching or no parking signs in the turning area.  A condition could require the access road surface to be constructed to take the weight of refuse vehicles.  The District Council’s Drainage Engineer was satisfied that maintenance of the watercourse as possible and this requirement was dealt with as part of Condition 8.

 

The Committee favoured a site visit in order to obtain a better perspective of the proposed development and its impact in light of the amended scheme, following the refusal of the previous scheme for six dwellings, which proposed a reduction in the number of dwellings.

 

Defer for a Site Visit

214.

FU/17/02187/FUL - Land South Of Osiers, Clay Lane, Funtington, West Sussex pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Permanent stationing of mobile home to support equestrian business comprising the breeding of horses and dressage training.

Decision:

Defer for a Section 106 agreement then Permit

Minutes:

The following information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to an amendment to the application description.

 

The following member of public addressed the Committee:

·       Mrs Ward - Applicant

 

Mrs Stevens advised that requirement for a Section 106 agreement was due to the need to mitigate the impact of the proposed permanent stationing of the dwelling on the Chichester and Langstone Harbour Special Protection Area.

 

Defer for a Section 106 agreement then Permit

215.

SDNP/17/03764/FUL - 1 Barnetts Cottage, Fitzlea Wood Road, East Lavington, GU28 0QN pdf icon PDF 261 KB

Construction of a new bridleway.

Decision:

Defer for a Site Visit

Minutes:

The following information as reported on the agenda update sheet relating to the receipt of further comments from Lodsworth Parish Council.

 

The following members of the public addressed the Committee:

·       Mr P Sherratt – Supporter

·       Mr D Jones/Mr J Fox – Applicant/On applicant’s behalf

 

In response to members’ questions, Mr Saunders provided details of where the proposed new bridleway would link to the highway, hard surface areas, drainage, screening and visibility of the access.  Stock fencing would be located on the west side of the bridleway.

 

Mr Day addressed the ecology concerns of the Council’s Environmental Strategy in respect of the impact on protected species, healthland, SNCI and tree removal proposals.  He reported that the evidence produced by the applicant for the surveys was lacking and although further surveys had been requested they had not been received. 

 

The Committee favoured a site visit to enable them to fully understand the proposals and see the current and proposed bridleway access onto the highway in terms of safety, visibility splays and current vegetation. 

 

Defer for a Site Visit

216.

Schedule of Planning Appeals, Court and Policy Matters pdf icon PDF 238 KB

The Planning Committee will consider the monthly schedule updating the position with regard to planning appeals, litigation and recent planning policy publications or pronouncements.

Minutes:

The Committee considered and noted the schedule of outstanding planning appeals, court and policy matters that had been circulated with the agenda.

217.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

There are no restricted items for consideration.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That in accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the public and the press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the Agenda for the reason that it was likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted that there would be disclosure to the public of “exempt information” being information of the nature described in Paragraph 5 (Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

218.

Land at Breach Avenue, Southbourne

The Planning Committee will consider any late items announced by the Chairman at the start of this meeting as follows:

 

a)    Items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection

b)    Items which the chairman has agreed should be taken as matters of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be reported at the meeting

Minutes:

The Committee was asked to consider as a late item following the ruling of the High Court to dismiss the Council’s challenge following the Planning Inspector’s decision to allow the appeal in respect of Breach Avenue, Southbourne and to decide if the Council should apply for permission to be heard at the Court of Appeal and if successful to defend the Council’s case. 

 

RESOLVED

 

That permission to apply to be heard at the Court of Appeal and if successful to defend the Council’s case agreed.