Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday 16 January 2019 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

263.

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Committee will be informed at this point in the meeting of any planning applications which have been deferred or withdrawn and so will not be discussed and determined at this meeting.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

 

264.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes relate to the meeting of the Planning Committee on 19 December 2018 (copy to follow).

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 19 December 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

265.

Urgent Items

The chairman will announce any urgent items that due to special circumstances will be dealt with under agenda item 13 (b).

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

 

266.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 53 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 planning applications CC/18/02818/FUL, WI/18/02187/FUL, SDNP/18/02930/FUL

and SDNP/18/03743/FUL  as a member of West Sussex County Council.

 

Mr Hixson declared a personal interest in planning application CC/18/02818/FUL as a member of Chichester City Council.

 

Mrs Kilby declared a personal interest in planning applications CC/18/02818/FUL as a member of Chichester City Council.

 

Mr Oakley declared a personal interest in planning applications CC/18/02818/FUL, WI/18/02187/FUL, SDNP/18/02930/FUL

and SDNP/18/03743/FUL as a member of West Sussex County Council.

 

Mr Plowman declared a personal interest in planning application CC/18/02818/FUL as a member of Chichester City Council.

 

Mrs Purnell declared a personal interest in planning applications CC/18/02818/FUL, WI/18/02187/FUL, SDNP/18/02930/FUL

and SDNP/18/03743/FUL as a member of West Sussex County Council.

 

Mrs Taylor, observing the meeting, declared a prejudicial interest in planning application WI/18/02187/FUL as a Trustee of Itchenor Memorial Hall.

 

Planning Applications

 

The Committee considered the planning applications together with an agenda update sheet and supplementary 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:

 

267.

CC-18-02818-FUL - 22 Peacock Close, Chichester pdf icon PDF 339 KB

Change of use of a 6-bedroom house (Class C4) to a 7-bedroom House of Multiple Occupation (Sui Generis) for a maximum of 7 professionals.

Decision:

Refuse (contrary to officer recommendation)

 

Minutes:

Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to additional consultation comments received from Natural England, WSCC Parking Manager, Chichester District Council Housing Service, and two additional third party comments and officer comment advising that the recommendation remained permit.

 

The following members of the public addressed the Committee:

·         Mr H Marshall – Objector

·         Mr T Tavinor  – Objector

·         Mrs K Day – Applicant

 

During the discussion members noted the general concern raised by the objectors who had commented on parking issues in the area.  However, they noted the consultee response from the WSCC Parking Manager that whilst he was aware of parking issues in the surrounding area he was not aware of any particular parking issues in this residential street and proposals were currently being designed for a parking scheme to cover this area.

 

Officers responded to members’ questions and comments.  Mrs Stevens advised that it would be possible to add an additional condition to restrict the number of people that could reside at the dwelling to a maximum of seven.

With regard to the concerns Mrs Stevens advised the proposal would not result in a change to the character of the area, the dwelling had already changed to a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and the occupation of one additional room would not change that.  The proposal did not intend to change the landscaping to the frontage.

 

Mr Whitty advised that officers had observed parking in the street during the evening when spaces were observed.  In a city location 3 parking spaces were acceptable.  The applicant had advised that under their current parking arrangements four cars could accommodated on the driveway.

 

A vote on the officer recommendation to permit the application was not carried.

 

A proposal to refuse the application on the grounds that the proposed change of use to a 7 bedroom house in multiple occupation would have an adverse impact on the character of the area through intensification of the use of the building was carried.

 

Refuse for the following reason:

 

The proposed change of use to a 7 bedroom HMO would result in the unacceptable intensification of the use of the site and the introduction of a sui generis HMO property into a residential street, which would adversely impact on the character of the property, the street scene and the locality/surrounding area. This is contrary to Local Plan Policy 33 of the Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014-2029, and the principles of the NPPF; specifically paragraph 127, section 12.

 

(Note: this decision was contrary to the officer recommendation)

268.

WI/18/02187/FUL - Itchenor Memorial Hall, Itchenor Road, Itchenor pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Extension of hall to north. Remove main entrance from north east to north west side. Old entrance changed to single opening. Alter the layout of the hall. Re-turf the existing car park.  Change of use of land and alterations to form new car park to northwest of the hall

Decision:

Permit (contrary to officer recommendation)

 

Minutes:

Mr Hixson left the meeting at this point and did not return.

 

The following members of the public addressed the Committee:

·         Mr A Spencer – Parish representative

·         Mr P Mcdanell – Objector

·         Mrs S Bailey – Objector

·         Mr P Green – Supporter

·         Captain J Talbot – Supporter

·         Reverend Swindells - Supporter

·         Mr P Montyn – WSCC member

 

During the discussion members indicated their support for the proposed extension to the existing Memorial Hall but expressed differing views in respect of the proposal to change for change of use of the adjoining land and alterations to form new car park to the northwest of the hall, which would result in the loss of grade 2 agricultural land.  However, the majority of members considered that the proposal to relocate the proposed car park to a countryside location adjoining the Memorial Hall site was acceptable as they felt that the area of agricultural land to be lost was not a significant part of the overall field.

 

Mr Whitty responded to members’ questions and comments.  He advised that with regard to the officer recommendation to refuse permission and the principle of intrusion into the open countryside and the loss of agricultural land the proposal would result in an adverse landscape impact.  With regard to need for a new car park, he advised that officers considered that the current car park could be redesigned on the existing site and managed in a safe manner to meet the applicant’s needs.

 

Mr Frost advised the Committee of the importance of all members taking into account all relevant local and national planning policies and the significance of the Committee making a decision to permit the proposal in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

A vote following a proposal to permit the application was carried.

 

Permit with appropriate conditions to include time limits, approved plans, development to be carried out in accordance with submitted ecological survey, drainage scheme to be agreed, extent of culverting to be agreed, materials, landscaping, boundary treatments, porous surfaces, provision and retention of high vehicle barrier, provision of cycle parking, public right of way, external lighting scheme,  plus informatives concerning the use of the hall and grounds as a community hall only and the other consents required in respect of works to watercourses and the public right of way.

 

(Note: this decision was contrary to the officer recommendation)

 

Mr Elliott and Mr Oakley left the meeting at this point and did not return.

269.

WW/18/01686/DOM - The Old Nursery Chapel Lane West Wittering pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Alterations to existing bungalow involving single and two-storey extensions

Decision:

Permit

Minutes:

The following members of public addressed the Committee:

·         Mr K Martin – Parish Representative

·         Mr W Ellsworth-Jones – Objector

·         Mrs K Simmons - Agent

 

Recommendation to Permit agreed.

 

270.

SDNP/18/02930/FUL - Lucking Bros Limited North Street Petworth pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Retrospective application for replacement external dust extraction system and burner unit

Decision:

Permit

 

Minutes:

Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to amended applicant details and amendment to condition 3.

 

The following members of public addressed the Committee:

·         Mrs P Thorman – Objector

·         Mr G Rose – Objector

·         Mr D Thompson – Supporter

·         Mr M Scutt – Supporter

·         Mrs L Jackson - Agent

 

The majority of members were satisfied with the proposal having heard the view of Mr Downham that provided the required noise mitigation measures were implemented, this would result in acceptable noise levels being achieved.

 

Recommendation to Permit with amended condition 3 agreed.

 

271.

SDNP/18/03743/FUL - March House Oaklands Lane West Lavington pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Retrospective change of use of an outbuilding to an exercise studio

Decision:

Permit

 

Minutes:

Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to amended description and amended conditions 1-5.

 

The following members of public addressed the Committee:

·         Mr A Jones – Parish Representative

·         Mrs L Ormerod - Applicant

 

Mr Whitty reported further proposed amendments to conditions as follows: Condition 1 would clarify that it was the use of the building that was being permitted and not the building itself.  Condition 1 would be amended to reflect that the building could also be used incidental to the dwelling the, as currently use class D2 sought to restrict the use as a pilates studio only.  Condition 5 would be amended to include a requirement for the provision of visibility splays to the West within three months following the approval of planning permission.

 

Recommendation to Permit with amended conditions 1-5 agreed.

272.

Schedule of Outstanding Contraventions pdf icon PDF 154 KB

The Planning Committee is asked to consider the quarterly schedule for the period up to 31 December 2018 which updates the position with regard to planning enforcement matters.

Minutes:

The Committee considered and noted the schedule of outstanding contraventions circulated with the agenda, which was presented by Mrs Archer.

 

Mrs Archer updated members on the latest position and referred to the additional information reported on the agenda update sheet relating to the statistics, performance indicators and notices served as at 31 December 2018.

 

With regard to the Enforcement Team’s staffing levels, the vacant   Principal Planning Officer post had been filled by Tara Lang.

 

273.

Schedule of Planning Appeals, Court and Policy Matters (CDC) pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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

Minutes:

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

 

Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to an update in respect of the appeal decision for 17/00929/FUL Brick Bat Farm, Moutheys Lane, Funtington.

 

274.

Schedule of Planning Appeals, Court and Policy Matters (SDNPA) pdf icon PDF 345 KB

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

 

Minutes:

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