Venue: Gordon Room Worthing Town Hall
Contact: Katy McMullan
Democratic Services Officer
01903 221006 Email: email@example.com
Any substitute members should declare their substitution.
Councillor Richard Nowak substituted for Councillor Noel Atkins
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 John Turley declared an interest in planning application 1 and 2 as an elected member of West Sussex County Council for Worthing Pier Division. He also declared an interest in planning application 3 as the applicant had informed him about the application. Councillor Turley had confirmed he was using the correct channels but had offered no other support.
Cllr Kevin Jenkins declared an interest in planning application 2 as he had had email exchanges in the past with the applicant regarding the grants available during Covid. With regards to this application he stated that he had not offered advice and kept 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 Thursday 10th Novemebr 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 received from the public.
Confirmation of Minutes
To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Wednesday 19th October 2022, which have been emailed to Members.
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on
19 October 2022 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.
The Chair took this opportunity to update members on a previous planning application (AWDM/0605/22, HM Revenues and Customs, Barrington Road, Worthing) that was considered at the Planning Committee meeting on 21st September 2022. He informed members that, since the meeting, he had spent time with the Planning Officer going through the conditions and ensuring that the concerns raised by members had been addressed. The significant conditions concerned were as follows -
· The developers had confirmed that those properties to be fitted with gas boilers would be designed with the upsized pipes and radiators to facilitate the conversion to air source heat or exhaust pumps in the future.
· The steps the developer needed to take to find an affordable housing provider had now been made explicit. In addition the legal agreement requirement was added that the developer must liaise with the Council’s Housing Team to approach Homes England to explore if they might add funds to increase the number of affordable homes in the development.
· The informative now made it clear that the developer must liaise with residents regarding the timing of footpath works and concerning the connections and barriers to neighbouring streets to the site.
To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 6.
The applications were determined as set out in the attached appendix.