Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Worthing Town Hall

Contact: Katy McMullan
Democratic Services Officer
01903 221006  Email:

Note: The meeting will also be available to watch live via the media link below. 

No. Item


Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.


Cllr Sally Smith substituted for Cllr Martin McCabe


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.


Cllr Noel Atkins declared an interest as an elected Member of WSCC


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 21 March 2022.


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 16 February 2022, which have been emailed to Members.


Cllr Jim Deen requested 2 amendments of the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16 February 2022, which were agreed to by the committee, as follows (in red) -


1.   (application 1, para 1)

The Head of Planning & Development began his presentation clarifying why this was the third occasion planning permission had been sought for this development, after which he went through his presentation fully. He explained that this was a fresh application and not a re submission of the application heard at committee in October 2021.




2.   (application 1, para 2)

The Committee posed questions to the Head of Planning & Development on subjects including viability, climate emergency issues, the sustainability of the proposed project and concerns over loss of heritage issues assets.


RESOLVED - The amended minutes were then 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 601 KB

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.


None to report since the last meeting. The Planning Services Manager took this opportunity to provide the committee with a verbal update on the Chatsmore Farm appeal which had been successful. He informed members that Officers were actively investigating whether they had grounds to challenge the decision