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 Andy McGregor substituted for Councillor Stephen Chipp.


Councillor David Balfe substituted for Councillor Les Alden.


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.


During the meeting Councillor Paul Mansfield declared an interest in item 5.2, AWDM/1253/19, as a Sompting Parish Councillor.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Monday 7 October  2019, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 7 October 2019 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/1281/19 


Mannings, Surry Street, Shoreham by Sea


Demolition of existing building and structures and construction of building ranging in height from three to six storeys providing 74 residential units comprising 28no. 1 bedroom, 40no. 2 bedroom and 6 no. three bedroom units, including 27 car parking spaces 3 of which are wheelchair accessible, 86 cycle parking spaces, amenity space, soft and hard landscaping and associated ancillary facilities.


The Head of Planning and Development introduced the report, and the Committee were shown an aerial view of the site.  


The application was to demolish and replace the existing 40 flats.  The Officer advised that the applicant, Southern Housing Group, had spent some time liaising with tenants about the  replacement of the dated and deteriorating flats.  The proposal was for 74 flats, which included a great proportion of one bedroom flats, and ranged from 3 to 6 storeys in height.


The Committee were shown a number of photographs of the existing building and its location within the surrounding area, and the Officer advised there had been some concerns raised by neighbours as to the potential increase in overlooking and the introduction of balconies on the south elevation.  


Green amenity space had also been significantly reduced as a result of the increased footprint of the building and the Parks Manager had requested a contribution of £15,000 towards enhancing off site provision.  It was felt that the Ham Road Recreation Ground and skate park to the east of the site would benefit from additional planting and enhancement.  In the event of an approval of the scheme, that commitment, alongside others outlined in the report, would be included in a Legal Agreement.    


Members were shown a number of plans to assist in their consideration of the proposal, and the Officer referred to the proposal’s relationship with neighbouring properties in New Road to the south.  Reference was made to the proposed balconies, and the applicant confirmed the potential use of obscure balcony screens, a type of perforated lattice work, that would obscure any view whilst seated on balconies, there was also the scope to use obscured and toughened glass.  An additional condition was recommended to require details of balcony screening.


The Officer referred to car parking and the retention of the 27 spaces to include 3 wheelchair accessible bays.  The applicant had committed to the inclusion of EV charging points to deal with air quality mitigation and encourage more sustainable modes of transport, together with a large cycle store within the site which met the current WSCC standards.


A CGI of the scheme had been produced by the applicants and shown to Members.  The applicants had been in discussions with Officers who had wanted to encourage a greater variation in brickwork, particularly on the ground floor, to generate more visual interest.  Sample images were shown of the proposed bricks to be used and examples of the suggested balcony screening.  The Officer suggested that during the delegation period on the Legal Agreement  ...  view the full minutes text for item ADC-PC/36/19-20


Public Question Time


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.