Venue: Remote meeting
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Democratic Services Officer
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Any substitute members should declare their substitution.
Councillor Kevin Boram substituted for Councillor Pat Beresford.
Councillor Andy McGregor substituted for Councillor Brian Coomber.
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 Thursday 7 May 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 advised that there were no pre-submitted questions from members of the public about any matter for which the Council had a responsibility or which affected the District.
The Council’s revised procedure rules require advance notification of all public questions where a committee meeting is being held remotely.
Confirmation of Minutes
To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Monday 9 March 2020, which have been emailed to Members.
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 9 March 2020 be confirmed as a correct record and that they be signed by the Chairman.
A recorded vote was taken as follows:
For: Councillors Albury, Balfe, Chipp, Cowan, Loader and Mansfield
Councillor Boram and McGregor were not asked to confirm the minutes as the DSO advised they had not been present at the previous meeting. However, Councillor Boram advised he had been in attendance.
Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions
To consider any items the Chair of the meeting considers urgent.
There were no items raised under urgency provisions.
To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 5.
The Planning Services Manager introduced the report and outlined the application for Members which included various plans and photographs for their consideration.
The Officer advised planning permission had previously been granted for a single detached house on the front north-west of the site, but this would be replaced by two semi-detached houses of a slightly greater footprint. The previous permission has included a single garage to serve the single dwelling, however, that would become a double garage. The access and the two dwellings at the rear were as the previous proposal.
Members were shown the drainage plan submitted with the application and the Officer advised there were several drainage conditions to be imposed prior to consent.
The Officer stated amendments had been made during the application and was in effect an amended scheme to that which was granted last year. He advised the Officer’s recommendation was as stated in the report, to approve the application.
The Committee Members raised a number of queries with the Officer on the presentation for clarification which were answered in turn to the Members’ satisfaction.
The majority of the queries were in relation to the proposal’s drainage design and whether the Committee could refuse the application on the basis the drainage solution was still outstanding. The Officer advised Members that the relevant consultees had raised no objection to the drainage details as submitted, and that those details would be subject to conditions to ensure they were implemented. The Officer commented that drainage had been discussed at considerable length between Officers and the applicant. With regard to the discharge of conditions, which in this case were extensive, he advised these would not normally come back to the Committee for approval and referred Members to the details of the drainage conditions on pages 6 and 7 of the report.
Another Member felt the site had been an eyesore in Lancing for some 25 years and as the gateway to Lancing, questioned whether Officers could hasten development without waiting a further 3 years before implementation. The Officer said the Council would be justified in taking enforcement action however, given the normal lengthy process of enforcement, he felt the quickest way would be to secure the redevelopment of the site via a planning permission.
There were two further representations from registered speakers, one in support and one in objection, and both had elected to join the meeting. ... view the full minutes text for item ADC-PC/71/19-20