Decision details

BR/12/23/PL: Cordell House Rest Home, 120 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EJ

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


[At the beginning of this item, Councillor Warr declared a prejudicial interest as a Member of Bognor Regis Town Council where she had already discussed and voted on this item. After making her declaration, she left the Chamber and did not take part in the discussion on the item or the vote.]


1 Public Speaker

Harry Brann – Agent


Change of use of a C2 Residential care home into an 8 No bed C4 House in Multiple Occupation (resubmission following BR/37/22/PL). This application is in CIL Zone 4 (Zero Rated) as other development.


The Planning Area Team Leader presented the report. This was followed by 1 Public Speaker. One Member raised concerns about a maximum number of people that could reside in an 8 bedroom property. The Planning Area Team Leader confirmed that the number of residents would depend on the number of beds fitted into the property and that a condition could be added to limit the number of residents to 16 (i.e. 2 beds per room). Councillor Haywood proposed that an additional condition that the number of residents be limited to 16 be added. This was seconded by Councillor Thurston. Following a vote, the motion was declared CARRIED and the additional condition then formed part of the substantive conditions of the Officer recommendation.


After another Member sought further information on the proposed removal of chimney breasts and the improvements this development would bring to the property, the recommendation was then proposed by Councillor Bower and seconded by Councillor Edwards.


The Committee




That the application be APPROVED CONDITIONALLY as detailed in the report subject to the conditions as detailed and a Section 106 agreement.

Report author: Jonny Cooper

Publication date: 24/05/2023

Date of decision: 19/04/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/04/2023 - Planning Committee

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