Decision details

P/155/21/RES Land West of Pagham Road, Pagham

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Item Deferred

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


3 Public Speakers

Cllr Peter Atkins – Pagham Parish Council

Cllr David Huntley – Arun District Council Ward Member

Cllr June Hamilton – Arun District Council Ward Member


          Approval of reserved matters (layout, scale, appearance and landscaping) following outline consent P/140/16/OUT for the 'local centre' parcel which comprises of retail, community and commercial uses, 20 No residential apartments and a 70 bed care home.


The Principal Planning Officer presented the report with updates. This was followed by 3 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 nature and design of the buildings, in particular 3-storey buildings with high pitched roofs when other roof designs would lower the overall height and be more in keeping with Pagham and the surrounding area

·       design not in keeping with Pagham and needed to be more sensitive to the area

·       healthcare provision, or lack of, in the area and the pressure of building another care home in the area

·       considering this application in light of sea level rise predictions and whilst exploring a coastal change management plan for the area

·       issues with flooding already in the area


The Committee




That the application be DEFERRED to further clarify the height of the buildings with regards the mass and bulk of the roofs.

Report author: Nicola Spencer

Publication date: 15/06/2022

Date of decision: 28/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/04/2022 - Planning Committee

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