Planning Policy Sub-Committee
Tuesday 17th December 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: at Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehamton, BN17 5LF

Contact: Carrie O'Connor (Ext 37614) 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


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 officers should make their declaration by stating :


a) the item they have the interest in

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

c) the nature of the interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To agree as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2019 (attached).


Items not on the Agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances


Local Plan Options pdf icon PDF 286 KB

All Councils are under a statutory obligation to prepare a Local Plan, and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires Councils to review Local Plan policies every five years. Para 12.1.12 of the existing Arun Local Plan indicates that if our housing delivery is below the required levels for two consecutive years, the Council will initiate a partial review of the Plan (in order to increase provision). There is therefore now a requirement to commence work on a review of some of the Local Plan and this report explores the options available to the Council.


Arun Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) pdf icon PDF 246 KB

This report updates members on the preparation of the Arun Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (Design Guide SPD) – which will be subject to a four-week consultation in the spring 2020 and then subsequent adoption by Full Council. The Design Guidance provides more detailed guidance on the application of design polices within the adopted Arun Local Plan 2018 and will be used as a material consideration for the determination of planning applications and will be a vital planning tool for shaping new development in line with the policies set out in the Local Plan.


Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Sports Facilities Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and Arun Parking Standards SPD pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Following a four-week Regulation 12 Public participation’ period (The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012), a limited number of comments were received on the two proposed Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs): Open Space, Playing Pitches and Built Sports Facilities Supplementary Planning Document (SPD); and Arun Parking Standards SPD which the Sub-Committee had recommended at its last meeting of 15 October 2019 should be referred to Full Council for adoption on 15  January 2020. The comments raised on the respective SPDs do not raise material objections or issues but request a limited number of clarifications which it is considered will helpfully improve the interpretation of the SPDs. The changes can be made under delegated authority and the SPDs can accordingly be referred to Full Council for adoption.


Gypsy & Traveller & Travelling Showmen Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) pdf icon PDF 204 KB

This report advises members on the outcome of the Gypsy & Traveller and Traveller Showmen (G&T) Site Allocations Issues and Options public consultation, undertaken in summer 2019 which included 9 existing sites for intensification to meet needs with a further new site option to be considered for allocation. The report summarises representations made and the Council’s proposed response and sets out the next steps for preparing the G&T Site Allocations Development Plan Document.

Additional documents:


Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Update pdf icon PDF 162 KB

This report provides an update on the Arun CIL Examination which took place on 18 October 2019.  It also provides a summary of the Examiner’s Report, which is due to be issued to the Council during the week commencing 2 December 2019 and, as a result, it will be provided under separate cover to enable the Examiner’s recommendations to be taken account of. 


The Examiner’s report may include specified modifications to the Charging Schedule that are required to be made to the Charging Schedule.  A list of these modifications, and the reasons for them will be reported to the Sub-Committee.  The final Charging Schedule and a schedule of the recommended modifications will be appended to the report. 


The report will also include further details regarding the CIL charging process such as “Bringing CIL into Effect” and a “Next Steps” section which will explain the tasks that are required to implement and govern the CIL processes.


Finally, the report will ask the Subcommittee to recommend to Full Council that the Arun CIL Charging Schedule be approved to come into effect on 1 April 2020.



Additional documents:


Authority Monitoring Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 155 KB