Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee
Wednesday 10th April 2019 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton BN17 5LF

Contact: Carrie O'Connor 

Items
No. Item

493.

Apology for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence had been received from Councillor Northeast.

494.

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 LU/330/18/PL – Councillor Haymes declared a personal interest as he was the Cabinet Member for Technical Services and, as the site was Council owned land, that was within the remit of his portfolio.

 

            Planning Application AL/107/18/PL – Councillor Mrs Stainton declared a personal interest as she knew the applicant but had not discussed the matter with him.

495.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 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.

496.

WA/1/19/PL Land East of Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

            WA/1/19/PL – Variation of condition 24 following the grant of WA/22/15/OUT (APP/C3810/V/16/3143095) to read ‘No more than 150 units hereby permitted shall be occupied for more than two years lapse from the date of first occupation of the development (whichever is sooner) until the completion of the improvements to the A27/A29 Fontwell Roundabout shown on Drawing Number 1186-05 REV A – Proposed Roundabout Improvements’, Land East of Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell  This application also lies within the parish of Eastergate,  Having received a report on the matter, together with a verbal update that three additional objections had been received and that they had not raised any further issues that had already been raised and addressed in the report, the Committee was advised by the Principal Planning Officer that it was not felt that the variation to the condition would result in a severe cumulative impact on the road network.

 

            Following consideration, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

 

            (Prior to consideration of the following application, Councillor Haymes had declared a personal interest and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote.

 

497.

LU/330/18/PL Land South of Cornfield Close, Littlehampton pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

            LU/330/18/PL – Demolition of existing buildings & erection of 77 residential homes with associated access, car parking, cycle parking, refuse/recycling storage, landscaping, earthworks & infrastructure, Land South of Cornfield Close, Littlehampton  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report detailing 2 further objections received; the detail of the Heads of Terms contributions; a revised site plan; advice from County Highways that they did not consider that the proposal would have an impact on the scheduled A259 improvements; and amendment to conditions following discussion with the agent, the Committee

 

RESOLVED - That

 

(1) the application be approved as detailed in the report and the officer report update; and

 

(2) if, after four months of the date of the resolution, the s106 has not been completed and signed, authority be delegated to the Group Head of Planning to refuse the application for the following reason:-

 

“The proposed development makes no contribution towards local infrastructure and is thereby contrary to the Policy INF SP1 of the Arun Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.”

 

            (During the course of discussion on the following item, Councillor Haymes declared a personal interest as comment was made relating to licensing regulations, which came under his remit as Cabinet Member for Technical Services.)

 

498.

FG/216/18/PL Asda Stores Limited, Littlehampton Road, Ferring pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

            FG/216/18/PL – Application for variation of condition 11 following grant of planning permission FG/16/12 to allow for additional opening hours for the Christmas period to incude 24 hour opening from 20 December to 24 December annually, Asda Stores Limited, Littlehampton Road, Ferring  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing the opening hours for Sainsburys, Rustington, as requested by Members, the Committee was advised by the Planning Team Leader that a temporary permission was being proposed to enable the situation to be reviewed in the future due to concerns around the potential for noise and disturbance to nearby dwellings.

 

            The Committee participated in some discussion on the matter, following which it was

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

 

499.

FG/228/18/PL Yeomans Worthing Peugeot Garage Premises, Littlehampton Road, Ferring pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

            FG/228/18/PL – Additional office space & supporting facilities (amendment to FG/39/18/PL)  This application if a Departure from the Development Plan, Yeomans Worthing Peugeot, Garage Premises, Littlehampton Road, Ferring  Having received a report on the matter, the Committee was advised by the Planning Team Leader that, given the previous approvals on the site, what was being proposed represented a marginal increase and was therefore being recommended for approval by officers.

 

            Following brief comment from Members both for and against the application, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

 

            (Prior to consideration of the following application, Councillor Mrs Daniells spoke in her role as a member of Bognor Regis Town Council.)

 

500.

BR/273/18/PL The Gables Hotel, 28 Crescent Road,Bognor Regis pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

 

            BR/273/18/PL – Change of use from Hotel (C1 Hotels) to 4 No. flats (C3 Dwelling House) including enlarged dormer & additional door on SE elevation, The Gables Hotel, 28 Cresecent Road, Bognor Regis  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing an additional condition relating to the need for a pre-commencement noise survey to be undertaken, Members acknowledged that it was disappointing to lose a small hotel in the centre of the town due to the unviability of the business.  The Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

501.

A/114/18/PL Broadlees, Dappers Lane, Angmering pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

            A/114/18/PL – Demolition & erection of 70 bed care home within Use Class C2 (replacing building 4 approved by A/27/16/PL), access, parking, landscaping and other associated works, Broadlees, Dappers Lane, Angmering  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing a lower S106 contribution of £33,026 towards general health care in Angmering following a consultation response from the NHS; and amended refined wording relating to conditions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, and 18 as a result of discussions with the agent, Members raised issues around extra care provision and car parking, which were addressed at the meeting by the Planning Team Leader.

 

            The Committee then

 

RESOLVED - That

 

(1) the application be approved as detailed in the report and the officer report update; and

 

(2) if, after two months of the date of the decision, the S106 has not been completed and signed, authority be delegated to the Group Head of Planning to refuse the application for the following reason:-

 

“The proposed development makes no contribution towards local infrastructure and is thereby contrary to the Policy INF SP1 of the Arun Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.”

 

502.

AW/315/18/HH 14 Churchill Avenue, Aldwick pdf icon PDF 802 KB

Minutes:

            AW/315/18/HH – Retention of fence on front, side and rear elevation, 14 Churchill Avenue, Aldwick  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing withdrawal of the Parish Council’s objection

and online comment from the applicant relating to the position of the fence to the front of the dwelling, the Committee

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

503.

AL/107/18/PL Nyton Stables, Nyton Road, Aldingbourne pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

            AL/107/18/PL – Application for continued use for 3 No. approved permanent showpersons plots (temporary permission granted under AL/119/10 & permanent permission granted under AL/10/14/PL, planning permission for a further 8 No. plots consisting of 4 No. existing & 4 No, new plots (to a maximum of 11 plots) with associated hard & soft landscaping, boundary treatment, lighting & associated works, Nyton Stables, Nyton Road, Aldingbourne  Having received a report on the matter, together with the officer’s written report update detailing a consultation response from Chichester District Council and comment from a nearby resident, the Committee participated in some discussion on the proposal. 

 

            A number of questions were asked relating to:

 

  • Plot sizes
  • Access
  • Landscaping
  • Enforcement of conditions
  • Lighting
  • Compliance with the Neighbourhood Plan

 

            The Principal Planning Officer and the Group Head of Planning addressed the issues raised at the meeting and the Committee then

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved as detailed in the report.

504.

Appeals Received against Planning Decisions and Enforcements pdf icon PDF 536 KB

Minutes:

            The Committee noted the planning appeals that had been received.

505.

Appeals Performance and Cost 1 January 2018-31 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider the outcomes of the 2018 Appeals Monitoring Report.

Minutes:

            The Committee received and noted this report which set out the detail of the Council’s appeal performance and costs for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 and participated in a brief discussion on its contents.

506.

Vote of Thanks

Minutes:

            As this was the last meeting of the Committee for this administration, the Chairman thanked Members and officers for their support and input to the working of the Committee during the year.  He also wished those Members well who were standing down and good luck to those who would be contesting the local elections on 2 May 2019.