Reserved Matters for the erection of 91 dwellings with
associated parking, landscaping, informal open space and associated
work on Parcel 2B, pursuant to permission 14/04301/OUT
Miss Bell introduced the application.
Additional information was reported on the agenda update sheet relating to an amendment to the Decided Plans Table.
The following members of the public addressed the Committee:
Mr Richard Plowman – Parish Council
Miss Louise Goldsmith – West Sussex County Council Member
Miss Laura Humphries – Applicant
During the discussion members sought clarification regarding visitor parking provision, public bus provision, permeable private drive paving, photo voltaic panels, the link to bus route, self-build plots, whether a contribution would be made to the A27, progress on the southern access route, timetable for delivery of whole site, the disposal of sewage, car charging points, pavements, landscaping, turning circles for refuge vehicles, and solar street lighting.
Mr Shaw confirmed that there were thirty visitor spaces throughout the central road, with further scope for parking on one side of the road, and therefore a lack of visitor parking is not envisaged. The Road Safety Audit was due to be completed by the developer, and WSCC had yet to see a copy, although that was not considered an issue. Mr Shaw confirmed the bus route would be on the spine road, the details of which are contained in the Section 106 agreement. With regards to side road vehicle cross over, a raised speed table is proposed to slow vehicles and give greater priority to pedestrians. Cycling infrastructure linking to Centurion Way is not a material consideration for the current application but would be so in relation to the wider site and was considered at the outline planning permission stage. A £1,374 financial contribution would be made per dwelling, for the A27 to Highways England as agreed as part of the outline permission. Mr Shaw confirmed he was not able to provide a more current update with regards to the southern access, than had been recently given by the developer. The outline permission has a condition requiring details of vehicle charging points for the local centre and the car park for the Sustainable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANGS), but there was currently no provision for the houses themselves, although they could be retrofitted. With regards to the pedestrian footway on one side only of the carriageway, Mr Shaw confirmed that in his personal and professional opinion, a footway on both sides of the carriageway or a shared surface for both would be preferred, however this does not warrant a reason for refusal, or present a significant safety issue.
Miss Bell drew the Committee’s attention to the report in relation to comments from the drainage officer at the discharge of condition stage, and there was a note on the hard-surfacing plan to increase the permeable paving if required. With regards to the solar panels, the amount had increased from seven square metres to twelve square metres per property and there was an informative to allow purchasers to increase the number of solar panels at their expense before completion of the roof. Miss Bell added with regards to the cycle route and Centurion Way, ... view the full minutes text for item 24