Decision details

P/159/21/PL - 253-255 Inglenook Hotel, Pagham Road, Pagham PO21 3QB

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Item Deferred

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


5 Public Speakers

Cllr Peter Atkins – Pagham Parish Council

Michael Mariner – Objector

Terence Hicks – Objector

Jonathan Puplett – Agent

Cllr June Hamilton – Arun District Council Ward Member


Variation and removal of conditions imposed under P/58/19/PL for the variation of condition 2-plans condition & 16-external lighting of roads & footpaths & removal of conditions 11-footpath access through Hotel site & 13-signage of vehicular access previously proposed.


The Principal Planning Officer presented the report with updates. This was followed by 5 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 issue of access, as further discussed in the previous item

·       3 storeys being overdevelopment and out of character in an area of predominantly 2 storey properties

·       why a stop notice was not issued for work carried out not in accordance with the original approved plan

·       the increasing frequency of having to retrospectively grant planning permission, this going against the whole planning process and demonstrating a lack of respect for the Planning Authority

·       developers ‘gaming’ the system by acting in this way - getting planning permission for something and then building something else and seeking to get that approved retrospectively

·       concerns of planning ‘creep’

·       the significance of the change to conditions already under construction

·       the need to take action against developers when unapproved works were undertaken


The Committee




That the application be DEFERRED to allow further consultation on the uncertainty caused by non-adherence to the original planning application and closer consideration of what has been proposed.

Report author: Nicola Moore

Publication date: 16/02/2022

Date of decision: 02/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 02/02/2022 - Planning Committee

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