Venue: QEII Room, Shoreham Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Contact: Katy McMullan
Democratic Services Officer
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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 Carol Albury declared an interest in the first application on the agenda as Ward Councillor and informed the committee that Vice-Chair Councillor Jo Pannell would be chairing that application and that she would be leaving the room.
Councillor Carol Albury also declared that she was a friend of the agent for the fourth application on the agenda but they had not discussed the application and she was not predisposed in any way.
Any substitute members should declare their substitution.
Councillor Lee Cowan substituted for Councillor Jeremy Gardner.
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 Wednesday 28 June 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 Public Questions asked.
Pre-submitted Members questions are pursuant to rule 12 of the Council & Committee Procedure Rules.
Questions should be submitted by midday on Wednesday 28 June 2023. to Democratic Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Note: Member Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)
There were no pre-submitted Members Questions.
Confirmation of Minutes
To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on 5 June 2023, which have been emailed to Members.
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 5 June 2023 be confirmed as a correct record and that they be signed by the Chair.
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 Place, attached as Item 7.
The planning applications were considered, see attached appendix.
To note Planning Appeal decision AWDM/1314/22, copy attached as item 8
The Planning Service Manager presented the report on an appeal decision, clarifying which application the appeal pertained to. He explained that the application had been refused at Committee, the applicant had appealed and the Council had lost that appeal. The report showed how the Planning Inspector had ruled that the reasons given by the Committee for rejecting the application, were, in his opinion, not warranted.
Members asked the Officer if the appeal hearing was a public meeting and the Officer confirmed that it was. He explained that whilst the Council can be liable for costs when losing an appeal if their actions were deemed unreasonable by the Planning Inspector, that had not been the case in this appeal.
Members noted that approving an application, with conditions, gave the Committee more control over an application than rejecting it and the application being allowed on appeal, where conditions and any Section 106 contributions are decided by the Inspector.