Decision Maker: Planning Policy Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This report presents Part 1 of the Brownfield
Land Register (BLR) which the Planning Policy Committee is asked to
note as an evidence base document. The report also considers
whether any sites are suitable for promoting to part 2 of the BLR
i.e. for permission in principle (for housing development) and the
process and timescale proposed.
Upon the invitation of the Chair, the Planning Policy Team Leader presented the report which updated the Committee on Arun’s’ Brownfield Land Register 2022 and any changes to it since it was published in 2021 before being used as the basis for the annual BLR statistical return to Government required by national legislation. Members that spoke noted the difficulties in developing brownfield sites due to contamination issues and the particular issues in developing the Littlehampton West Bank LEGA site. The recommendations were then proposed by Councillor Hughes and seconded by Councillor Edwards.
RESOLVED – That
1. The 2022 Brownfield Land Register (Part 1) be noted; and
2. The Brownfield Land Register be kept under review regarding preparation of a Part 2 register and ‘permission in principle’ (including the carrying out of consultation and publicity requirements) should any suitable sites be identified, in accordance with the Brownfield Land Register Regulations 2017.
Report author: Kevin Owen
Publication date: 07/02/2023
Date of decision: 26/01/2023
Decided at meeting: 26/01/2023 - Planning Policy Committee