Agenda and minutes

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

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Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.


Councillor Jude Harvey substituted for Councillor Dan Flower

Councillor Paul Mansfield substituted for Councillor Mandy Buxton


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 4 August 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)


Bill Freeman on behalf of Adur Floodwatch Group & Lancing Manor SE Residents Network asked - 


Please bear with me for a few moments whilst I give you the context of my question.

Adur Floodwatch reported to the Adur drainage engineer last month that Manor Car

Sales had flooding problems last winter. They are located on the A27 westbound

behind the carwash next to the NMF development. Last winter, despite the lower

than seasonal levels of rainfall and groundwater, this businesses forecourt for

periods of time had ankle deep flooding across pretty much all their site. This is the

first time this has happened in the 3 years they have been there.

So what changes have taken place to cause this?


Change 1 A long, 12 feet high earth mound has been created east of the adjoining

Mash Barn Lane. This may be temporary until the ground is reprofiled for the school

site when we assume it will be brought back to original levels.

Change 2. The N Lancing drainage ditch runs from the Horsey Field west of Mash

Barn Lane have been diverted now into the Northern Channel which overpumps into

the River. The ditch into which that drainage originally flowed from the Horsey Field

into the NMF ditch network has been filled in order to make ground for the

commercial area originally designated for IKEA.

Change 3. The first phase of the Cala Homes development has taken place and we

understand that it, too, is having winter drainage problems requiring specialist

attention. We are certain that this 1st phase development has contributed to the

flooding in the Horsey fields last winter, despite the low levels of rainfall and

groundwater. This also reported to Adur drainage engineer with photographic


As required by the NPPF para 167, developments should not cause such flooding

problems elsewhere.


Question - 

With the autumn months approaching, can planning committee confirm that these

issues will be attended to as a matter of urgency, assessed and remedied before the

heavy rainfall months of November to March are upon us?




Unfortunately due to the Lead Officer for this application being absent, it has not been possible for a draft response to be prepared prior to this meeting. As a consequence Officers will give an undertaking to provide a written response within 3 three working days.


Supplementary Question - 

Drainage is an issue in Adur. Adur Drainage Officer is responsible for enforcement of ditches. Can you guarantee a similar calibre officer will be appointed?


Response - 


As for the previous question.


Barbara O’Kelly, on behalf of Adur Residents Environmental Action (AREA) asked -


A new study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, has identified a link

between lung health in under 10’s and the proximity of parkland to their home, even

when poor air quality is taken into account. Another study by the Barcelona Institute

for Global Health, found that living close to greenery had a positive impact on the

behaviour and health of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ADC-PC/17/22-23


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on  6 June 2022, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 06 June 2022 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 6.

Additional documents:


The planning applications were considered, see attached appendix.


Adur Local Plan Members Working Group pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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


The Adur Planning Policy Manager delivered the report explaining that the recommendation was to re-establish the Adur Local Plan Members Working Group with a format of members that reflects the format of the council, i.e. 4 Conservative Members, 2 Labour, 1 Independent and 1 Green.


Members expressed approval for this proposal and were keen that it should be up and running as soon as possible.