Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Heather Kingston
Democratic Services Officer
01903 221006  Email:


No. Item

At the commencement of the meeting the Committee Members, Officers and members of the public observed a minute’s silence to mark the recent passing of Councillor Les Alden, a former Member on the Adur Planning Committee.



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.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Monday 9 December 2019, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 9 December 2019 be confirmed as a correct record and that they be signed by the Chairman.



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 296 KB

To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 5.




Application Number:  AWDM/1258/19


Marquis of Granby PH, West Street, Sompting


Proposed new single storey wedding/function room in rear beer gardens. (Resubmission of AWDM/0461/19)


The application was deferred from the last meeting to allow the applicant the opportunity to address the Committee.


The Planning Services Manager advised the report was identical to the one considered at the previous Committee meeting in December.  However, the Officer outlined the application again, showing various plans and photographs, for the benefit of the two new Committee Members, Councillors David Balfe and Joss Loader. 


The Officer’s recommendation was for approval.


Two Members raised queries with the Officer on the presentation.  One question was in relation to the length of time the marquee had been in use before it had blown down.  The Officer advised the marquee had been in place for 12 years.  The other query was in relation to fire exits, to which the Officer responded that the matter would be covered by building regulations which the applicant would have applied for separately.


There were further representations from:


Objectors:       Tony Hazell

                        Anthony Debono          


Ward Cllr:        Councillor George Barton


Supporter:       David Wilbor


Despite favourable consultee responses, the Members were concerned the proposal would have a detrimental effect on the Conservation Area, Local Green Gap and nearby residential properties and therefore unanimously agreed to refuse the application.  




The Officer’s recommendation to grant permission was overturned.  


The planning application was REFUSED on the grounds that the building would have an adverse impact upon the Conservation Area, Local Green Gap and nearby residential properties. 



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 Thursday 9 January 2020.


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)


The Chairman invited members of the public to ask questions or make statements about any matter for which the Council had a responsibility or which affected the District.


There were no public questions.