Agenda and minutes

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

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Democratic Services Officer
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Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.


Councillor Catherine Arnold substituted for Councillor David Balfe. 


Councillor Kevin Boram substituted for Councillor Pat Beresford. 



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.


Councillor Catherine Arnold declared an interest in Item 5.2, AWDM/1924/19, and elected to leave the room when the application was considered.


Councillor Carol Albury declared an interest in Items 5.4 and 5.5 as Ward Councillor but came to the meeting with an open mind.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Monday 10 February 2020, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 10 February 2020 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 1 MB

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




Application Number: AWDM/0954/18 


Land At 7 To 27 Albion Street, Southwick


Demolition of 11-27 Albion Street and redevelopment to provide a total of 55 affordable flats within two blocks of 4-6 storeys in height (plus undercroft car parking  to the rear and landscaping) and the refurbishment of 7-9 Albion Street (to provide 6 flats within the existing building), including dormers to east and west roofslopes. AMENDED PLANS received and REVISED DESCRIPTION - increase in total number of flats to 55 (4no. on the ground floor and 1no. on the fifth floor) and reduction in car parking from 50 to 31 spaces.


The Principal Planning Officer began his presentation by advising the Committee of an amendment to the description of the proposal whereby dormers to the east and west roof slopes would not now be included in the application.


The Officer confirmed the Committee had resolved to grant planning permission previously for a development involving both the Council and a private developer, with 30% affordable housing.  Subsequently, the developer had pulled out and the Council had agreed to take on the scheme in its entirety with 50 units as affordable housing.


The current application was to increase the provision to 55 units, 100% affordable, with a reduction in car parking from 51 to 31 spaces.


The Committee were shown a number of plans to accompany the application and the Officer drew comparisons with the originally approved scheme.


The Officer advised that to increase the number of units a reduction in parking spaces had been necessary which they felt could be justified as the scheme was 100% affordable, where there was generally a lower level of car ownership, highways had raised no objection and the proposed development was situated in a sustainable location.


The Officer’s recommendation was for approval.


Members raised a number of queries with Officers, which were answered in turn to the Members’ satisfaction, and in summary, included:-


  • the location of small strip of land not registered;
  • clarification of condition 6 - Construction Method Statement;
  • bin store and pick-up arrangements; and
  • amenity space for flats.

There were further representations from:-


Objector:         Steve Percy

Supporter:       Akin Akinyebo (Head of Housing)


The Head of Housing confirmed that all units would be taken from the Adur Housing List and felt it was an advantage that all families would be housed within the area, and within a sustainable location.


The Head of Planning and Development confirmed the County Council had been undertaking work in relation to revised car parking standards and a number of developments in sustainable locations would have much reduced parking requirements.


Members discussed the application and the majority supported the Officer’s recommendation to approve the application as it would make a good contribution to  meeting the Council’s affordable housing needs.




That the planning application be APPROVED, subject to completion of a s106 agreement; an amended description to state “Demolition of 11-27 Albion Street and redevelopment to provide a total of 55 affordable flats within two  ...  view the full minutes text for item ADC-PC/63/19-20


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


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.



Public Engagement with the Planning Process pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider a report by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 7.

Additional documents:


The Head of Planning and Development advised Members the report had also been considered by the Worthing Planning Committee.  The Adur Planning Committee were being asked to consider the report and make any comments to the Joint Governance Committee.


The Joint Governance Committee would be asked to take into consideration the comments of the Planning Committee, consider the proposed Protocol on Public Speaking and recommend its adoption as part of the Adur Constitution.  The Committee would also be asked to consider the proposed recommendations for changes to the Scheme of Officer Delegations and recommend its adoption to both Councils.


The Officer outlined the report for Members and following discussion, agreed an additional recommendation that Members were notified when minor changes to major applications had been approved.