Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee
Wednesday 5th June 2019 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Carrie O'Connor 

Items
No. Item

26.

Officer Report Updates pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Circulated at the meeting.

27.

Apologies

Minutes:

An apology for absence had been received from Councillor Northeast.

28.

Declarations of Interest

            Members and Officers are reminded to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

            Members and officer should make their declaration by stating :

a) the application they have the interest in

b) whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial

c) the nature of the interest

d) if it is a prejudicial or pecuniary interest, whether they will be exercising their right to speak to the application

 

Minutes:

Declarations of interest were made as follows:-

 

Planning Application R/34/19/PL 4 Broadmark Parade, Broadmark Lane, Rustington – Councillor Bennett declared a personal interest as a member of Rustington Parish Council and he confirmed that he had not attended the Planning Committee that had considered this application.

 

Planning Application LU/78/19/PL 32 Griffin Crescent, Littlehampton – Councillor B Blanchard-Cooper declared a personal interest as a member of Littlehampton Town Council and in his capacity as Vice-Chairman of its Planning and Transportation Committee.

 

Planning Application BE/135/18/PL Salt Box Field, Land off Rowan Way, Bognor Regis – Councillor Mrs Yeates declared a personal and prejudicial interest as a having been involved in meetings regarding this application previously to becoming an Arun District Council Councillor. She confirmed that she would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

29.

Start Times

To agree the start times of meetings for the remainder of 2019/20.

Minutes:

The Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That start times for meetings for the remainder of 2019/20 be 2:30 p.m.

 

30.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 April 2019 (attached)

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2019 were approved by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

31.

Urgent Item BE/135/18/PL Salt Box Field, Land Off Rowan Way, Bognor Regis PO22 9NW pdf icon PDF 770 KB

This matter is required to be considered as a matter of urgency due to the fact that if the application is not presented and determined at this meeting, the applicant will withdraw it and the district would lose out on £33.7 million of capital investment, the delivery of approximately 30,520 sqm of new mixed use floor-space and between 500 and 1000 new private sector jobs.

 

The report was delayed and did not meet the agenda deadline as additional highway modelling works were requested of the Felpham Relief Road/A29 roundabout at the entrance to the site by the Local Highway Authority.  The highway modelling work has now been completed and the results included in the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

(Prior to the consideration of this item, in line with her personal and prejudicial interests declared at the start of the meeting Councillor Mrs Yeates left the meeting for the duration of this item).

 

BE/135/18/PL- Hybrid application comprising of Outline application for the principle of employment uses B1 – B8.  Full application for Class B8 warehouse with fuel-island and car parking (Unit 2), 2 No. Class B1/B8 employment units with associated parking and servicing (Units 6 & 7), Class A1 retail food store with car parking and servicing (Unit 8). 2 No. drive thru units with car parking and servicing (Units 4 & 5), car showroom, workshops (including MOT testing), vehicle storage, external display areas, service areas and parking (Unit 9) together with access roads, associated ground and engineering works, landscaping and ancillary works. This application affects the character and appearance of the Shripney Conservation Area and Public Right of Way.

 

With agreement from the Chairman, it was agreed that this application could be dealt with as a matter of urgency as it had been identified that if the application was not presented and determined at the meeting, the applicant would withdraw and the District would lose out on £33.7 million of capital investment, the delivery of approximately 30.520 sqm of new mixed use floor-space and between 500 and 1000 new private sector jobs.

 

            The Principal Planning Officer presented the proposal and highlighted the officer’s written report update which was circulated at the meeting in respect of:-

 

·         requested amendments from the applicant with regard to Conditions 2, 4, 15 , 34 and 43 of the Full application and Condition 13 of the Outline application

·         receipt of a late letter from a local resident raising concerns about traffic congestion and the impact of the proposed development on town centre shops

·         a revised surface water drainage strategy submitted by the applicant

·         the officer’s response to the matters raised

·         Amended recommendation to read “Authority be delegated to the Group Head of Planning, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman to

(a) authorise the execution and completion of the Section 106 Agreement;

(b) make amendments to the drainage conditions (Condition 12 of Full application and Condition 10 of Outline application) to reflect the drainage scheme when finalised, including subsequent amendments to plans listed in Condition 2 of the Full and Condition 4 of the Outline;

(c) approve planning permission subject to conditions and the S106 Agreement

 

            The Group Head of Planning clarified that the details regarding the surface water drainage scheme had only been received this week and that was the reason agreement to the change to the recommendation was being sought to enable the application to be determined under delegated authority following consideration of those details.

 

            Members participated in a full discussion on the matter and covered a number of issues which included:-

 

§  Infrastructure and highway concerns due to increased traffic movements in the locality.  Mr Gledhill from County Highways was in attendance and provided advice to Members.

§  Drainage and surface water issues  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

BR/270/18/PL 18-20 London Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1PY pdf icon PDF 751 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Oppler spoke to the following application in his role as Ward Councillor.

 

BR/270/18/PL – Part conversion & extension of existing building to provide 6 No. additional storeys over existing rooftop to provide up to 104 No. student residential units with access from Bedford Street, associated servicing & ancillary accommodation, entrance & new internal stairs to existing building to provide access from Bedford Street. This application may the setting of listed buildings & the character & appearance of nearby conservation areas  Having received a report on the matter, the Committee considered the proposal and were advised that there had been no objections from statutory consultees or the Town Council and that only two letters of objections had been received. 

 

            In the course of discussing the proposal, a divergence of views were expressed in that some Members were of the view that it was an overdevelopment that would have an adverse impact on the Town Centre.  Other Members expressed their support for an innovative scheme in a suitable location and that student accommodation was needed.

 

            The Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

 

            As the vote was tied, the Chairman used his casting vote.

33.

BR/311/18/PL Land to the East of University of Chichester, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1HR pdf icon PDF 419 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

BR/311/18/PL – Erection of 176 bedroom student accommodation building with associated hard & soft landscaping. This application may affect the setting of listed buildings, may affect the character & appearance of the Upper Bognor Road, Mead Lane Conservation Area & is a Departure from the Development Plan  Having received the report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing an amendment to the wording of condition 6 regarding occupation of the premises, the Committee received a detailed presentation from the Planning Team Leader and, following consideration,

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report and the officer report update.

34.

BR/329/18/PL 123 Longford Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1AE pdf icon PDF 774 KB

Minutes:

            BR/329/18/PL – Change of use of single dwelling house to 2 No. residential apartments Having received a report on the matter, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

35.

FP/249/18/PL 22 North Way, Felpham PO22 7BT pdf icon PDF 425 KB

Minutes:

            FP/249/18/PL – Replacement of existing bungalow with 1 No. chalet bungalow (to approved design FP/259/17/HH  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing amended plans received requiring a 21 day notification to Felpham Parish Council and resultant amended recommendation to delegate authority to the Group Head of Planning to determine the application after that 21 day period, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That authority be delegated to the Group Head of Planning to determine the application.       

36.

FG/29/19/PL South Point, 1 Beehive Lane, Ferring BN12 5NL pdf icon PDF 557 KB

Minutes:

            FG/29/19/PL – Erection of 1 No.2 bed dwelling Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing no objection from the Landscape Officer, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

           

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

37.

FG/35/19/PL Quercus Nursery, Littlehampton Road, Ferring BN12 6PH pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Minutes:

            Councillor Elkins spoke to this application in his role as Ward Councillor.

 

            FG/35/19/PL – Variation of condition 2 following a grant of planning permission FG/52/18/PL – permit deliveries to be made to the site by HGV’s. No more than 5 times per week between the hours of 05:00 and 06:00 and in addition to deliveries made during the hours of 06:00 to 19:00  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing:-

 

·         An additional informative relating to deliveries

·         Research into operating restrictions on adjoining and nearby sites

·         Additional representation received from local resident

 

the Committee participated in some debate on the matter.  Concerns were expressed with regard to the noise and disturbance caused to nearby residents and the negative impact this would have to allow deliveries from 5.00 a.m. 

 

            The Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the officer recommendation to approve be rejected.

 

            The Group Head of Planning then gave advice on the options open Members and, following discussion, it was agreed that the variation should be refused on the basis that the proposal would generate unacceptable levels of activity and noise.

 

            The Committee then

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reason:-

 

“The proposal would generate unacceptable levels of activity and noise which would adversely affect the adjoining properties in conflict with Planning Policies DDM1, QEDM1 and QESP1 of the Arun Local Plan.

38.

LU/78/19/PL 32 Griffin Crescent, Littlehampton BN17 7LJ pdf icon PDF 482 KB

Minutes:

(Councillor B. Blanchard-Cooper had declared a personal interest in this application and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote.)

 

LU/78/19/PL – Division of single dwelling into 2 No. dwellings & alterations to roof to form new rooms  Having received a report on the matter, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

39.

M/24/19/PL 3 The Hard, Elmer PO22 6JS pdf icon PDF 486 KB

Minutes:

            M/24/19/PL – Replacement residential dwelling. This application may affect a Public Right of Way  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written update report detailing additional conditions as requested by West Sussex County Council with regard to provision of cycle storage; the application of conditions in respect of side window elevations; and amendment to condition 2 to include revised and additional plans, some Members expressed concern that the proposal was out of keeping with the area.  However, an opposite view was expressed that the area was diverse and that there were examples of different styles.

 

            The Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report and the officer report update.

40.

M/155/18/PL 5 Central Drive, Middleton PO22 7TT pdf icon PDF 442 KB

Minutes:

            M/155/18/PL – Replacement dwelling (resubmission following M/114/18/PL)  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing amendment to condition 3; correction that the tree was a Monterey Cypress and that it was not covered by a Tree Preservation Order and had been felled by the next door neighbour; and amendment to Conditions 4 and 5 due to the felling of the tree, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report and the officer report update.

 

41.

R/34/19/PL 4 Broadmark Parade, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2NE pdf icon PDF 526 KB

Minutes:

            (Councillor Bennett had declared a personal interest on this application and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote.)

 

            R/34/19/PL – Change of use of currently vacant former A1 (Shops) ground floor premises to a mixed A3/A5 (Restaurants & Café & Hot Food Takeaway) use, incorporating the erection of a single storey rear extension, replacement shopfront & associated plant & extraction equipment  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing an amendment to the condition relating to opening hours, the Committee considered the matter.

 

            In the course of debate, it was proposed and agreed that the closing times be extended to 11.00 p.m. in line with the other business in the area.  The Committee therefore

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report, subject to amendment of the closing times being extended to 11:00pm in line with the other business in the area.

42.

WA/18/19/PL Land Adjacent 1 Orchard Way, Fontwell BN18 0SH pdf icon PDF 430 KB

Minutes:

            WA/18/19/PL – Erection of 2 No. detached dwellings, adaptation to existing crossover & new driveway (resubmission following WA/58/18PL).  Having received a report on the matter, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

43.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Minutes:

            The Committee noted the planning appeals that had been received.