Issue - decisions

BR/70/22/OUT - 26 Burnham Avenue, Bognor Regis PO21 2JU

01/07/2022 - BR/70/22/OUT - 26 Burnham Avenue, Bognor Regis PO21 2JU

Outline application with all matters reserved for up to 10 No. new dwellings with associated services, landscaping, car parking & amenity (resubmission following BR/129/21/OUT).


The Principal Planning Officer presented the report.


Members then took part in a full debate on the application where concern for the impact on the character of the road was raised.


The recommendations were then proposed and seconded.


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.    Approve the outline planning permission subject to conditions; AND


2.    Subject to a Section 106 Agreement, the terms of which were substantially in accordance with those set out in the report with any minor amendments being authorised by the Group Head of Planning


Should the Section 106 not be completed within 2 months of the date of the Planning Committee’s resolution to grant planning permission, then the application shall be refused for the following reasons:


a)    In the absence of a signed Section 106 agreement, the development makes no provision for contributions to off-site public open space and is thereby contrary to the aims and objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework, Arun Local Plan policies INF SP1, HWB SP1 & OSR DM1 and the Council’s supplementary planning document ‘Open Space, Playing Pitches, Indoor and Built Sports Facilities’ (January 2020).


b)    In the absence of a signed Section 106 agreement, the application fails to make a financial contribution towards the cost of providing accessible natural open green spaces to mitigate the harm to the Pagham Harbour Special Protection Area and the proposal is therefore not in accordance with Arun Local Plan policies ENV DM1 and ENV DM2.