Decision details

Previously Deferred item F/4/20/OUT Land at Ford Airfield, Ford

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Outlineplanning application (withall mattersreserved exceptfor access)for thedevelopment of up to 1,500 dwellings (Use Class C3), 60-bed care home (UseClass C2), up to 9,000 sqm of employment floorspace (Use Classes B1), localcentre of up to 2,350 sqm including up to 900 sqm retail / commercial (UseClasses A1-AS) and 1,450 sqm community / leisure floorspace (Use Classes D1-D2),landforatwo-formentryprimaryschool(UseClassD1),publicopenspace, allotments, new sports pitches and associated facilities, drainage, parking andassociated access, infrastructure, landscape, ancillary and site preparation works,including demolition of existing buildings and part removal of existing runwayhardstanding. This application affects a Public Right of Way. This application is thesubject of an Environmental Statement. This application may affect the setting of aListed Building.This applicationfalls withinCIL Zone1 -Zero Rated.


The Chair welcomed Stephen Gee from West Sussex County Council to the meeting. The Principal Planning Officer then presented the report. He firstly outlined that he had a brief point of clarification to make in terms of the proposed Officer recommendation with the correct recommendation being on page 15 of the Agenda Pack as part of the deferral report, and in terms of the Heads of Terms that accompanied the report, this was only an overview of the Section 106 contributions and additional wording would be included in the final version in relation to the community facilities and the affordable housing provision agreement relating to the community land trust. He explained that the application was deferred by Committee on 24 November 2021 [Minute 465] to allow for further consideration of the trigger points of Heads of Terms of the Section 106 agreement and the odour assessments.


Members then took part in a full debate on the application where concerns over the issue of odour were raised due to the nature of the testing undertaken and the variety of variables that needed to be taken into account (wind direction, heat, humidity etc.). This was responded to by the Principal Planning Officer and the requirements of the condition relating to this were clarified for Members.


The Committee




That delegated authority be granted to the Group Head of Planning, in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of Planning Committee to:


1.    Grant outline planning permission, subject to conditions;


2.    Subject to a Section 106 Agreement, the terms of which are substantially in accordance with those set out in the Heads of Terms with any minor amendment authorised by the Group Head of Planning.

Report author: Nicola Spencer

Publication date: 15/06/2022

Date of decision: 27/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 27/04/2022 - Planning Committee

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