application - Phase 1 (Full application) comprising 119
residential dwellings, new access from Manor Road,
public open space, landscaping and associated works. Outline planning
application for Phase 2 for up to 74 dwellings and
associated infrastructure (with all matters reserved).
MrsJohnson left the table for the next item to which she had declared a prejudicial interest.
Mr Bushell introduced the application and presented a series of slides.
Additional information was provided on the agenda update sheet relating to the applicants details, information regarding meetings between the applicant and Selsey Town Council and additional third party objections, further clarification for the Surface Water Drainage section of the report, amendment of conditions and additional conditions.
The following members of the public addressed the Committee:
Mr Michael Sully – Parish Council
Mr Brendon Hogan – Objector
Mr Christopher Dean- Objector
Mr Andrew Brown – Objector
Mrs Lisa Jackson – Agent
Mr David Smith – Agents Drainage Consultant
Mr Timothy Johnson – CDC Member (represented by Mrs. Donna Johnson)
During the discussion members sought clarification regarding the weight to be given to the Neighbourhood Plan which had not yet reached referendum stage, the number of proposed dwellings relative to the strategic Local Plan allocation for Selsey, whether the highways advice on the previous application had lapsed and required review, the number of proposed three storey dwellings, figures for bat and bird boxes, triggers for conditions, the complexity of surface water drainage solution relative to anticipated tidal and inland water levels, the robustness of the liner and its anchors for the attenuation pond, the siting of a play area in the middle of the Phase 1 central open space area, and the optimum angle for the installation of the photo voltaic panels. Mr Kier advised that the design of the surface water drainage proposals was the result of significant consultation between the Council’s Drainage Engineer and the applicant’s consultant. The attenuation pond was to be widened, deepened and lined to exclude groundwater and increase its volume. It would be brought online with controlled release of water at no more than existing greenfield rates into the Southern Water sewer and then discharge through the surface water outfall to East Beach, which had significant capacity. The discharge from the proposed future care home on the adjoining land parcel outside of the application site would be upstream of the attenuation systems. In respect of the pond liners failing or requiring repair, these would be the responsibility of the estate management company to maintain and resolve any issues, but the liners had an estimated life of upwards of twenty years.
Mr Bushell responded that the Neighbourhood Plan had reached an advanced stage of preparation and although not yet a ‘made’ plan it had been though Independent Examination and found to be sound. In this regard the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that at this stage the Plan can be afforded significant weight in terms of decision making. With regards to the highways issue, the assessment had been based on the uplift of an extra 34 dwellings, from the previous permission for a 139 dwellings, which had been assessed at 159 dwellings. The uplift of 34 dwellings would result in an additional 19 traffic trips during the am peak ... view the full minutes text for item 20