Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Worthing Town Hall

Contact: Heather Kingston
Democratic Services Officer
01903 221006  Email:

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No. Item


Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.


Councillor Lionel Harman substituted for Councillor Edward Crouch.


Councillor Kevin Jenkins substituted for Councillor Dan Coxhill.


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 Noel Atkins declared an interest as a Member of West Sussex County Council.


Councillor Kevin Jenkins declared an interest as the owner of a property in Worthing with trees subject to a TPO and told the Committee that item would be considered with an open mind.


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 23 August 2021.


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.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Wednesday 21 July 2021, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 21 July 2021 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 3 MB

To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 6.

Additional documents:


The applications were considered, see attached appendix.


Planning Appeals



None to report since the last meeting.




Tree Preservation Order 4 of 2021 - Whitebeam Woods, Whitebeam Road, Worthing pdf icon PDF 185 KB

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


Before the Committee was a report by the Director for the Economy, a copy of which was circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed version of these minutes as item 8. The report before members detailed that a provisional Tree Preservation Order had been placed on the woodland of the public open space known as Whitebeam Woods. Members were asked to consider and confirm the Tree Preservation Order.


Members discussed the merits of the application and unanimously approved the officer recommendation


Resolved: That Worthing Tree Preservation Order Number 4 of 2021 be confirmed as made.