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19/03112/FUL - Melita Nursery, Chalk Lane, Sidlesham

Meeting: 13/05/2020 - Planning Committee (Item 71)

71 SI/19/03112/FUL - Melita Nursery, Chalk Lane, Sidlesham pdf icon PDF 492 KB

Change of use of land to rear of dwelling for siting of residential caravans for 7 no. pitch Gypsy Traveller site with associated development (hard standing fencing and 3 no. utility buildings).


Refuse (Contrary to officer recommendation).



Mr Power presented the item to members.


Further to the debate on the previous item Mr Briscoe proposed refusal due to surface water concerns. Mr Whitty explained that the site was not on a flood plain. Rev Bowden then seconded the proposal with the addition of concerns regarding an unacceptable impact to the local area. Mr Oakley confirmed that he would also be willing to second the proposal with the addition of drainage concerns and noise generation. Mr Whitty confirmed that if the item were refused officers would be required to take formal action relating to the site. He explained that if members were to refuse the debate had indicated that the reasons would be due to the intensification of Chalk Lane, dominance on the immediate vicinity and the site being unsustainable.


In a vote members approved the proposal inclusive of Mr Whitty’s summary.


Refuse (Contrary to officer recommendation).