Venue: QEII Room, Shoreham Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Contact: Katy McMullan
Democratic Services Officer
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Any substitute members should declare their substitution.
Cllr Paul Mansfield substituted for Cllr Vee Barton
Cllr Jude Harvey substituted for Cllr Carol O’Neal
Declarations of Interest
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There were no declarations of interest.
Public Question Time
So as to provide the best opportunity for the Committee to provide the public with the fullest answer, questions from the public should be submitted by midday on 26th September 2022.
Where relevant notice of a question has not been given, the person presiding may either choose to give a response at the meeting or respond by undertaking to provide a written response within three working days.
Questions should be submitted to Democratic Services –
(Note: Public Question Time will last for a maximum of 30 minutes)
A member of the gallery asked a question that had not been previously submitted.
Barb O’Kelly (AREA) asked -
My question tonight relates to parking provision in the immediate area around New Rd, Surrey St, Ham Rd, Tarmount Lane and Brighton Rd. I have some statistics providing background to the questions so please bear with me for the next 2 minutes.
The total shortfall of parking provision is approximately 270 spaces for already approved developments in the immediate area. A solution on the over spill of 60 vehicles from Focus is awaited.
If Frosts and Focus is included the shortfall will increase to around 400.
If half the new residents do not own cars there will be a large shortfall which the local area cannot accommodate. This will lead to driver stress, traffic churn, increased pollution and quoting a comment from the police, disharmony.
A parking survey was done this week at 4 am. There were 70 available spaces, 50 in Tarmount Lane car park, 15 in parking bays and others on single yellow lines where restrictions start at 8am. A survey done at 3pm indicated there were 7 free spaces.
West Sussex County Council Guidance on Parking at New Developments states in 4.2 that “parking should be sufficient to accommodate parking demand while exploiting the potential for sustainable travel and avoiding increased on-street parking demand.
Our first question is; Has the cumulative effect of the shortfalls in parking spaces been considered when these developments were approved?
Our second question is; What is the Council's plan for alleviating the parking shortfall caused by the approval of so many developments with levels of parking provision well below the standards set in the West Sussex parking Calculaton?
The Head of Planning and Development, James Appleton, responded -
Parking is always an issue on any new development and certainly discussions with West Sussex do look at the cumulative impact. Many of the discussions around the developments coming forward are in relation to parking standards and provisions that have been provided on adjoining sites. Part of the analysis of developments in particularly sustainable locations follows government guidance that priority should be given to looking at sustainable transport, pedestrian and cycle movements, rather than making provision for the car. In terms of analysis on individual applications, it looks at the shortfall of that application but also has a regard to parking provision of developments approved. The developments in Shoreham town and in the Western Harbour Arm have been very much supported on the basis of emphasis on sustainable transport as being the alternative and reducing car provision to encourage sustainable transport which is fully in line with government policy. There may be a significant shortfall if you look at it as if every resident had a car but if we had that situation we’d only be adding to the congestion and air quality problems of the area. So clearly that's not the answer. It has to be to encourage more sustainable modes of transport ... view the full minutes text for item ADC-PC/31/22-23
Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions
To consider any items the Chair of the meeting considers urgent.
There were no items raised under urgency provisions.
Planning Applications PDF 22 MB
To consider a report by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 5.
The planning application was considered, see attached appendix.
None to report.
None to report.