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Any substitute members should declare their substitution.
There were no substitute members.
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 Emma Taylor declared that, in relation to application 1, she was a resident of Salvington Ward and, in relation to application 4, she was the Ward Councillor for Heene Ward.
Cllr Helen Silman declared that, in relation to application 1, she was a resident of Salvington Ward and, in relation to application 4, she was the Ward Councillor for Heene Ward.
Cllr Noel Atkins declared that, in relation to application 1, he was the Ward Councillor for Salvington Ward and that he was an elected member of West Sussex County Council in relation to any issues that may affect West Sussex.
Cllr Russ Cochran declared that, in relation to application 1, he had previously lived in Salvington ward for 30 years and so was acquainted with many of the residents the application would affect. In relation to application 3, he declared he was the Ward Councillor for Northbrook Ward.
Cllr John Turley declared an interest as an elected member of West Sussex County Council in relation to any issues that may affect West Sussex.
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 9th December 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.
Pre-submitted Members questions are pursuant to rule 12 of the Council & Committee Procedure Rules.
Questions should be submitted by midday on Friday 9 December 2022 to Democratic Services, email@example.com
(Note: Member Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)
There were no questions received from members.
Confirmation of Minutes
To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Wednesday 16th November 2022, which have been emailed to Members.
The Committee agreed to an amendment and addition to the Conditions of application one as follows -
7. Amendment -
(Addition) If over the course of the next three years, the highways authority identifies traffic related issues directly attributable to the operation of the nursery, then the applicant is liable for a contribution of up to £6000 towards any remedial action / Traffic Regulation Order.
With the above addition, the Committee RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16 November 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.
To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 7.
The applications were determined as set out in the attached appendix.
To consider a Report by the Director for Economy, attached as item 8.
The Head of Planning and Development presented the report and the Committee unanimously agreed the restrictions on the land should be amended via a legal agreement to help facilitate employment allocation in the emerging Local Plan.
To consider a Worthing Tree Preservation Order, Number 6 of 2022, attached as item 9.
The Head of Planning and Development delivered the report clarifying that even when a tree has a TPO maintenance is still permitted. He also confirmed that there is no evidence that the trees are causing any harm to adjacent structures.
The Committee agreed unanimously to grant the TPO.
To note a report by the Director for Economy, attached as item 10.
The report by the director for Economy was noted by the committee. Members commended a very clear statement setting out how the Council is using S106 and CIL. Recommendation agreed with an additional reference to requesting WSCC to provide a summary of funding held by them for the Borough.