Agenda and minutes

Venue: Gordon Room Worthing Town Hall

Contact: Katy McMullan
Democratic Services Officer
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No. Item


Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.


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.


Cllr Noel Atkins declared an interest as an elected member of West Sussex County Council in relation to any issues that may affect West Sussex.


Cllr John Turley declared an interest in application AWDM/1745/22 as the Cabinet Member for resources and stated he would be removing himself from the meeting for this application. He also declared an interest in applications AWDM/1483/22 and AWDM/0408/22 as an elected member of West Sussex County Council.


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 Friday 17 March 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 pre submitted questions received from the public.


At this point in the meeting, after a rejected vote of ‘no confidence in the chair’, three members of the committee left the meeting. There were five members still present resulting in the Planning Committee remaining quorate.


Members Questions

Pre-submitted Members questions are pursuant to rule 12 of the Council & Committee Procedure Rules.


Questions should be submitted by midday on Friday 17 March 2023 to Democratic Services,   


(Note: Member Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)


There were no pre submitted questions from Members.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Wednesday 22 February 2023, which have been emailed to Members.


RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 22 February 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.


Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 6 MB

To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 7.

Additional documents:


The applications were determined as set out in the attached appendix.


Proposed Revision to Pre-Application Charging Fees pdf icon PDF 243 KB

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


The Head of Planning and Development delivered the report explaining the reasons behind the proposed increase to pre application charges.


The Committee voted unanimously in favour of recommending, to the Worthing Executive Member for Regeneration, that the proposed changes to the Councils Charging Schedule be adopted by Worthing Borough Council and that they be implemented from 1st April 2023.