Agenda and minutes

Venue: QEII Room, Shoreham Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Contact: Katy McMullan
Democratic Services Officer
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No. Item


Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.


There were no substitute Members.


Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda.  Declarations should also be made at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.


If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.


Members and Officers may seek advice upon any relevant interest from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting.


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 Wednesday 31 May 2023.


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)


There was one public question submitted on behalf of AREA-


There are currently three large construction sites in central Shoreham with another large development in the pipeline.


The noise, dust and pollution are causing distress and anxiety to local residents who live nearby.  AREA has been contacted by residents whose physical and mental health is being impacted by living in the middle of what amounts to a huge building site.


My question is;


Did Adur Council not think through the consequences of so many developments happening at the same time and what plans does the Council have to support and compensate those local residents whose lives are being made so unbearable.


The Planning Service Manager replied –


The Council is not aware, at the time of granting planning permission, when developments will be built. Our planning permission is started with a three year timescale but once started, a development can be built in phases. Freewharf is an example of this, with permission being granted in 2018. The Council has no power to stagger the implementation of planning permissions.


Each permission does have a number of conditions to mitigate the impact of developments including a construction management plan which would include dust suppression measures.


Having heard about the concerns of residents via your question we are keen to investigate. As it stood, before today, we didn’t have any outstanding complaints, either to the Planning Officers, the Enforcement Section or to Environmental Health.


Environmental Health are not aware of any complaints about Freewharf. Complaints about Kingston wharf and one complaint about the Mannings were received over three months ago and actioned at the time but nothing has been received since.


We have received a complaint today, however and this has been sent to Planning Enforcement. This is about the issues you have raised and this will be investigated and if conditions have been breached we will take appropriate action.


A supplementary question was asked –


It does seem that Adur Council could be doing to help residents. For instance do you have meetings with West Sussex County Council or highways England regarding the road congestion?


The Planning Service Manager replied –


The primary contact is at the application stage. It’s normally with West Sussex County Council as Highways England only has responsibility for A roads. It’s unfortunate that we are not the Highways Authority for the area. As it is we don’t have a decision making function beyond dealing with a planning application. If a planning application has been granted, which has been the subject of consultation with West Sussex County Council, that’s one aspect and the consequences of that is a separate matter. We do meet with the County Council quite regularly regarding formulation of future policy. This committee is dealing with planning applications and once they are decided on, the role of the committee is more or less finished.


In terms of the Adur Local Plan, and what happens in the future, we are reviewing the local plan now  ...  view the full minutes text for item ADC-PC/3/23-24


Members Questions

Pre-submitted Members questions are pursuant to rule 12 of the Council & Committee Procedure Rules.


Questions should be submitted by midday on Wednesday 31 May 2023 to Democratic Services,   


(Note: Member Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)


There were no pre-submitted Members Questions.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on 3 April 2023, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 4 April 2023 be confirmed as a correct record and that they be signed by the Chair.


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 icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the reports by the Director for Place, attached as Item 7.

Additional documents:


The planning applications were considered, see attached appendix.