Venue: Remote Meeting via Zoom
Contact: Heather Kingston
Democratic Services Officer
01903 221006 Email: email@example.com
Any substitute members should declare their substitution.
Councillor Karen Harman substituted for Councillor Paul Baker.
Councillor Paul Westover sent late apologies via the Chairman.
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 as 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 Paul High declared an interest as an elected Member of WSCC. The Councillor had also received comments on applications 6.1 and 6.2 however, advised he had not predetermined the decisions.
Councillor Noel Atkins declared an interest as an elected Member of WSCC.
Councillor Steve Wills declared an interest as a resident in Heene Ward and advised he resided approximately 100 yards from Heenefields Guest House (application 6.3) but had not predetermined the matter.
Councillor Helen Silman declared an interest in application 6.3 as a Ward Councillor.
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 Monday 15 February 2021.
Where meetings are held remotely, no question will be permitted from the public unless such notice has been given.
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.
Confirmation of Minutes
To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Wednesday 20 January 2021, which have been emailed to Members.
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 20 January 2021 be confirmed as a correct record and that they be signed by the Chairman.
A recorded vote was taken by the Democratic Services Officer which was as follows:
For: Councillors High, Atkins, Deen, McCabe, Silman, & Wills
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 6.
The applications were considered, see attached appendix.
Chatsmore Farm Public Speaking
The Chairman referred to the scheduled meeting on Wednesday 10 March 2021 to determine the Chatsmore Farm application and explained to the Committee that he wanted to extend the public speaking to increase the level of public participation. He introduced the Head of Planning and Development to outline the proposed public speaking protocol for the meeting.
The Officer shared his screen with Members to outline the proposed protocol and explained he had recently held an informal discussion with the Worthing Society who, together with other amenity groups, had made representations. He advised they felt the procedure struck the right balance by increasing the number of speakers given the large number of representations received.
The Chairman advised a vote would be required for the decision to be delegated to the Chairman, in consultation with the Head of Planning and Development, to make any further appropriate variations to the public speaking arrangements in connection with the determination of the Chatsmore Farm application.
The vote was as follows:
For: Councillors Atkins, Deen, Harman, High, Silman & Wills
Abstentions: Councillor McCabe
(Councillor Martin McCabe lost connectivity during the item and therefore agreed to abstain from the vote).
The Planning Committee agreed the decision be delegated to the Chairman, in consultation with the Head of Planning and Development, to make any further appropriate variations to the public speaking arrangements in connection with the determination of the Chatsmore Farm application.