Decision details

FG/90/21/HH - 1 Sea Drive, Ferring BN12 5HD

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


6 Public Speakers

Cllr Stephen Abbott – Ferring Parish Council

Sally Henderson - Objector

Ed Miller - Objector

Michael Austin - Agent      

          Katy Levett – Supporter

Cllr Roger Elkins - Arun District Council Ward Member


Erection of addition of second floor, part single, part two storey extension and wrap around terrace.


The Planning Area Team Leader presented the report with updates. This was followed by 6 Public Speakers.


Members then took part in a full debate on the application where a number of points were raised and responded to by Officers, including:

·       concerns of overlooking

·       the placement of balconies, the height of any glazing and whether this should be up to head height and obscured glass, but concerns that this would negate having a balcony in the first place

·       the design being reminiscent of other properties in Ferring

·       support for the appearance of the design, but whether it could be softened

·       the issue of the location and whether the design is the most appropriate for its setting in a prominent position on a strategic gap

·       concerns over a third storey, but no overall increase in roof height

·       the design not reflecting the characteristics of the local site and area, and being in conflict with policies in the Local Plan, Design Guide and NPPF

·       the impact on the host dwelling

·       the impact on neighbours

·       recognition to not stop rebuilds when necessary

·       appreciation for the modern design and a desire to encourage more in the area

·       the weight of a previously approved application, and any implications for an appeal, with the only difference being a two rather than three-storey building

·       whether architects could begin to think about how to work with the existing houses in the area more and create designs more sympathetic to the surroundings


The Committee




That the application be APPROVED CONDITIONALLY as detailed in the report and report update subject to the conditions as detailed.

Report author: Nicola Moore

Publication date: 11/11/2021

Date of decision: 27/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/10/2021 - Planning Committee

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