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.


Councillor Kevin Boram 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 02 March 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 were no questions raised under Public Question Time.


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 1 March 2023 to Democratic Services,   


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


There were no questions raised under Member Question Time.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on 31 January and 6 February 2022, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 31 January and 6 February 2023 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 10 MB

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

Additional documents:


The planning applications were considered, see attached appendix.


Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: Reforms to National Planning Policy pdf icon PDF 350 KB

To consider a report by the Director for Economy, attached as item 8.


The Adur Planning Policy Manager delivered the report and clarified that although the consultation period had closed an Officer’s response had been submitted and It had been made clear that it would be followed up by a Members endorsed version.


Members made comments regarding question 30 in the responses document (Appendix 1). It was thought that the word ‘behaviour’ should be amended to ‘record’ or ‘credibility’ and discussions led to the view it was right and proper that an applicant's track record should be taken into account during decision making; also that failure to deliver to an appropriate quality should be taken into account.


It was noted that a question of how a proposed development fitted into an existing community (the wider context) should be included in question 50 and this should be included in the covering letter to the response. Members agreed that the proposed National Development Management policies should allow for flexibility to local policies and it was requested that this aspect also be included in the covering letter to the response.


With regards to question 26, comments were made by Members that this suggested change to the definition was agreeable as local community led providers are not always registered when they are starting out.


The Adur Planning Policy Manager confirmed to members that all the comments made today would be forwarded to the Executive Member as set out in the report’s recommendation.


Proposed Revision to Pre-Application Charging Fees pdf icon PDF 332 KB

To consider a report by the Director for Economy, attached as item 9.


This item was deferred to a future meeting due to volume of business.