Agenda and minutes

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall

Contact: Heather Kingston
Democratic Services Officer
01903 221006  Email: heather.kingston@adur-worthing.gov.uk

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WBC-PC/51/19-20

Substitute Members

Any substitute members should declare their substitution.

Minutes:

There were no substitute Members.

WBC-PC/52/19-20

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.

Minutes:

Councillor Steve Wills declared an interest in item 5.1 AWDM/1131/19, Palatine Park, Palatine Road, as a Castle Ward Councillor.

 

Councillor Martin McCabe declared an interest in item 5.1, AWDM/1131/19, Palatine Park, Palatine Road, as a resident of Castle Ward and advised he had been contacted by residents regarding the application but came to the meeting with an open mind.

 

Councillor Karen Harman declared an interest in item 5.1, AWDM/1131/19, Palatine Park, Palatine Road, as a Castle Ward Councillor and a South Downs Leisure Board Member.

 

Councillor Paul High declared an interest in item 5.1, AWDM/1131/19, Palatine Park, Palatine Road, as one of his sons plays for Worthing Town Football Club under 12s but came to the meeting with an open mind. 

 

WBC-PC/53/19-20

Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings of the Committee held on Wednesday 18 December 2019, which have been emailed to Members.

Minutes:

RESOLVED, that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 18 December 2019 be confirmed as a correct record and that they be signed by the Chairman.

WBC-PC/54/19-20

Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Chair of the meeting considers urgent.

Minutes:

There were no items raised under urgency provisions.

 

WBC-PC/55/19-20

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 751 KB

To consider the reports by the Director for the Economy, attached as Item 5.

Minutes:

The planning applications were considered, see attached appendix.

 

Appendix

1

 

Application No. AWDM/1131/19

Site: Palatine Park, Palatine Road, Worthing

Proposal: Application under Regulation 3 for creation of an artificial 3G grass pitch with 8no. floodlight columns at 16m high with 16no. LED luminaries (2 per column), plus pathway lighting consisting of two (2no.) columns at 6.0m high with two luminaries (one luminaire per column); increase in height of natural pitches by 500mm and bund to South; 1.2m and 4.5m high fences with 1.2m wide and 3.0m wide gates, storage and maintenance container; erection of acoustic barrier and hard surfacing of existing 'overspill' car park.

 

 

The Head of Planning and Development began his presentation by showing Members an aerial photograph of the site; ran through the background to the application; and outlined the proposal for their consideration.  In summary, the application sought permission to create a new 3G artificial grass pitch, located to the north west of the existing clubhouse, with associated features which included the installation of fencing and floodlights. 

 

The Officer advised that, following discussion, the application had been amended to include the installation of a permanent extension to the car park area and a solid wooden fence to the south of the car park areas to provide some screening to residential properties.

 

Members were shown various plans and a number of photographs to assist in their consideration of the proposal, with the Officer highlighting the key changes to the scheme. 

 

The Officer informed Members the Local Highway Authority were satisfied sufficient car parking had been proposed and therefore raised no objection to the application.  The Environmental Health team had raised concerns regarding expected noise from competitive matches with large numbers of spectators but were now satisfied that the potential for excessive noise impact could be mitigated and managed by a noise management plan.  The Officer referred to the proposed hours of use and flood lighting, and advised the Football Foundation and Sport England were keen to encourage maximum community use.  

 

Members were advised there had been 13 objections and Officers had re-consulted on the amended proposal for the car park, fencing and slight change to the hours of use.  No additional representations had been received but Officers, having spoken to a couple of residents who were unable to attend the meeting, they agreed the changes had been an improvement but they still had concerns.   

 

The Head of Planning and Development felt there was a need for the facility and that Officers were happy with the proposed hours of use and that suitable amendments had addressed some of the concerns raised during the initial consultation period.  He advised the application was recommended for approval.

 

Some Members raised queries in relation to drainage, hours of use, light pollution and screening for residents.  These were answered in turn by the Officer to the Members’ satisfaction.

 

There were further representations from:

 

Supporters:                 Nick McLaren

                                    Richard Willis

                                    Simon Bates

 

Following the registered speakers, the Chairman invited the two young players, seated in the gallery, from the Worthing Town Football Club to share with the Committee their reasons the application should be approved. 

 

Members discussed the proposal and considered that, taking all the mitigation measures into consideration, the proposal would be of considerable public benefit to the football club and the wider community.

 

The Planning Committee did, however, express concern at the lack of landscaping proposed as part of the scheme.  The Head of Planning and Development indicated that the Parks Team were looking at other enhancements of the area, including relocation of the children’s' play area.  It was suggested that the Parks team be advised of Members’ concerns and, in particular, to look at a planting scheme along the southern boundary of the park and also to involve the Football Club in wildlife planting.

 

Decision

 

That the planning application be APPROVED, subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Approved Plans

2.         Standard time limit

3.         The AGP hereby permitted shall not be floodlit except as follows:

            Between September and April:  Monday to Friday 09.00 to 22.00hrs

            Between September and April: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 09.00 to 21.00hrs.

            Between May and August: Monday to Friday 0900 to 21.00hrs

            Between May and August: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 09.00 to 21.00hrs

4.         The footpath lighting shall only be permitted between the hours stipulated in Condition 3 above.

5.         Details of a Noise Management Plan to be submitted and agreed (Pre-commencement)

6.         Details of the siting and design of a 1.8m high acoustic barrier to have a minimum surface density of 10 kilograms per metre squared  to southern edge of car park and overspill car park to be agreed and implemented (Pre-commencement)

7.         Prior to commencement of use of the AGP the existing overspill car park to be hard-surfaced and marked out with parking bays in accordance with surfacing details to be agreed.

8.         Development shall not commence, other than works of site survey and investigation, until full details of the proposed surface water drainage scheme have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The design should follow the hierarchy of preference for different types of surface water drainage disposal systems as set out in Approved Document H of the Building Regulations, and the recommendations of the SuDS Manual produced by CIRIA. Winter groundwater monitoring to establish highest annual ground water levels and winter infiltration testing to BRE DG365, or similar approved, will be required to support the design of any Infiltration drainage. The information submitted shall include details of proposed and existing levels. No building / No part of the extended building shall be occupied until the complete surface water drainage system serving the property has been implemented in accordance with the agreed details and the details so agreed shall be maintained in good working order in perpetuity. (Pre-commencement)

9.         The AGP hereby permitted shall not be used except as follows:

            Between September and April:  Monday to Friday 09.00 to 22.00hrs

            Between September and April: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 09.00 to 21.00hrs.

            Between May and August: Monday to Friday 0900 to 21.00hrs

            Between May and August: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 09.00 to 21.00hrs

10.       Agree and implement Travel Plan Statement

11.       Agree and implement Construction Management Plan

12.       Hours of construction

13.       Agree and implement tree protection (Pre-commencement)

14.       Raised 7v7 pitch and earth bund to be grassed/landscaped prior to first use of the AGP

15.       Ball-stop fencing, pitch perimeter fencing, barriers and gates and maintenance equipment store to be finished in ‘dark green’ RAL 6005

 


 

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Application No. AWDM/1925/19

Site: Shelter south of West Buildings, The Promenade, Marine Parade

Proposal: Application under Regulation 4 of Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 to vary condition 7 of previously approved AWDM/1303/19 to be open for the public between the hours of 8:00 until 00:30 Monday to Sunday inclusive.

 

The Head of Planning and Development produced images of the development to remind Members of the planning permission granted in October 2019. 

 

The application sought to vary condition 7 of the decision granted for the demolition of the existing public shelter and redevelopment to provide a new restaurant.  The condition originally sought to restrict the opening between 07:00hrs until 22.30hrs, Monday to Saturday and 07.00hrs to 22:00hrs on Sundays and Banks Holidays.

 

The Officer advised Members that it had not been clear at the time of the original application the time the operator would be looking for and that the subsequent approval of the Premises Licence had given the restaurant authorisation to operate between 08:00hrs to 00.30hrs each day.

 

Environmental Health had raised concerns about the potential noise disturbance the extended hours could have on the existing residential dwellings opposite the site, in particular the outside seating area.  However, Officers felt it would be reasonable to allow the extended opening hours but specify a condition to ensure the outside seating area is not used after 23.00hrs Monday to Saturday and 22:00hrs Sundays and Bank Holidays.    

 

The Officer’s recommendation was for approval of the application.

 

There was a further representation from an objector, Heather Massey.

 

The majority of Members felt an appropriate compromise had been reached to protect the amenities of nearby residential properties and agreed to the Officer’s recommendation to approve the application.

 

Decision

 

That planning permission be GRANTED, subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         The premises, excluding the external seating area, shall only be open for the public between the hours of 08:00hrs until 00:30 hrs, Monday to Sunday. The external seating area shall only be used between 0800 hours and 23:00hrs Mon - Sat and 0800 to 22:00hrs on Sundays and Bank and Public holidays, with external tables and chairs removed or rendered inaccessible to customers, all doors, windows and the retractable roof closed and no drinks to be taken outside of those times).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Application No. AWDM/1703/19

Site: Brooklands Park North, Western Road, Worthing

Proposal Two 4.03m aerator windmills and scaffold platforms, with associated piping and air stones to north and central islands on Brooklands lake.

 

 

The Head of Planning and Development produced plans and photographs and briefly outlined the application for Members’ consideration.

 

The Committee Members unanimously agreed the Officer’s recommendation to approve the application.

 

Decision

 

That planning permission be GRANTED, subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Approved Plans

2.         Full Permission

 

 

WBC-PC/56/19-20

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

 

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 –

democratic.services@adur-worthing.gov.uk

 

(Note:  Public Question Time will last for a maximum of 30 minutes)

 

 

Minutes:

There were no questions raised under Public Question Time.

 

WBC-PC/57/19-20

Public Speaking Protocol - For Consideration of the Teville Gate Application reference AWDM/0325/19 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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

Minutes:

The Head of Planning and Development outlined the report for Members’ consideration.    

 

The Planning Committee agreed the Officer’s recommendation but with regard to the speaking protocol for larger, more controversial applications, felt that some priority should be given to Ward Councillors and that the Appendix setting out the proposed protocol for the Teville Gate application should be amended accordingly.