Decision details

Y/49/21/RES - Land East of Drove Lane, Yapton BN18 0ES

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


2 Public Speakers

Jessica Sparkes – Supporter

Cllr Amanda Worne – Arun District Council Ward Member


Approval of reserved matters following Y/92/17/OUT for 300 No. dwellings overing landscape, layout, scale & external appearance (resubmission following Y/78/20/RES). This application affects the settling of listed buildings, affects the character & appearance of the Main Road/Church Road, Yapton Conservation Area & effects a Right of Way. This site falls within Strategic Site SD7 (Zero Rated).


The Principal Planning Officer presented the report with updates. This was followed by 2 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:

·       the holding objection from the Council’s drainage engineers

·       the lack of bungalows in the application

·       excavation to the former Canal Bridge

·       the need for the development to be sympathetic to its rural setting and minimise the damage to hedgerows

·       whether the development would be connected to mains sewers

·       the width of roads, in particular the secondary and minor roads

·       the Conservation Officer’s objection to the design of properties fronting the conservation area

·       whether the development would be making a contribution to the proposed Active Travel Route to Barnham

·       the use of a rendered finish which can deteriorate quickly and have a negative visual impact

·       the importance of the historic location, whether it could be incorporated into the canal walk from Chichester to Arundel and the possibility of creating a historical destination point


The Committee




That the application be APPROVED CONDITIONALLY as detailed in the report and report updatesubject 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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