Minutes – Planning and Conservation Committee – 15 September 2022
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PLANNING AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
Date: 15 September 2022
Time: 2.00pm – 2.59pm
Location: The Council Chamber – The Council House • North Street • CHICHESTER • West Sussex • PO19 1LQ
PRESENT: Councillor Quail (Chairman), Councillor Plowman, Councillor Corfield
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: Councillor Sharp, Councillor Bill Brisbane (Chichester District Council), Planning Advisor, Committee and Communities Officer
65. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
RESOLVED to accept and approve apologies and reasons for absence from the meeting from Councillor Apel, Councillor Gaskin, Councillor Gershater and Councillor Scicluna.
66. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE IN MATTERS ON THE AGENDA FOR THIS MEETING
Councillor Quail declared an interest as the Chairman of the Westgate Residents Association.
Councillor Sharp declared an interest as a Member of Chichester District Council and West Sussex County Council.
67. MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 18 AUGUST 2022
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 18 August 2022, having been circulated; be approved and signed as a correct record.
68. CORRECTION TO THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 28 JULY 2022
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Plowman, had asked that the attendance record of the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2022, which were approved and signed as a correct record on 18 August 2022, be amended to reflect his attendance at the July meeting.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2022, having been corrected to reflect the attendance of the Deputy Mayor (Councillor Plowman), were signed by the Chairman.
69. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION
The Planning Advisor noted there were no applications for planning permission to consider at this meeting.
70. WHITEHOUSE FARM UPDATE
Councillor Plowman reminded Members that this matter was brought to Finance Committee and there had been an agreement to fund this project.
It was agreed that the Planning Advisor would speak with the Chairman of the Finance Committee and would advise a way forward in due course.
Councillor Plowman further advised that the new date for the Members briefing was 22 September and that this wa sa public meeting.
He also noted that from the Planning Portal for Chichester District Council, there had been a number of objections to the proposal. These objections included that the sports facilities were deemed inadequate, environmental aspects with regards to trees as well as the Southern Access Route issues.
71. TRAFFIC ISSUES AND CONGESTION ON BARNFIELD DRIVE AND BRADSHAW ROAD
The Chairman welcomed Councillor Bill Brisbane (Chichester East District Councillor) to speak on this agenda item.
Councillor Brisbane summarised his report of the traffic issues in Chichester East with reference to congestion on Barnfield Drive and Bradshaw Road.
There was a brief discussion and Mr Brisbane answered questions from Members.
It was RECOMMENDED that Chichester City Council formally request West Sussex County Council (WSCC) to implement a Community Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) preventing HGVs of 7.5 tons or more, except for access, from (a) using Barnfield Drive between its junction with Palmers Field Avenue and the junction with Kingsmead Avenue and (b) using Bradshaw Road between its junction with Barnfield Drive and the junction with Swanfield Drive.
72. RESIDENTS AGAINST VEHICLE EXCESSIVE NOISE (RAVEN) UPDATE
The Minutes from the last RAVEN (Residents Against Vehicle Excessive Noise) meeting were noted by the Committee.
73. PUBLIC CONSULTATION – CONTROLLED PARKING ZONE E (CITY CENTRE)
The Planning Advisor and the Members had a discussion on this agenda item.
It was decided that Chichester City Council would not support any of the proposed increased restrictions on parking in the areas the subject of this consultation.
It is understood that increased parking restrictions in these areas are not supported by a majority of the residents.
The issue of city centre patrons parking in residential streets is likely to be significantly contributed to by a lack of public transport into the city from some surrounding areas and by expensive parking charges for the city centre car parks, particularly where these charges extend well into the evenings and on weekends. The solution, in the first instance, should therefore be to improve public transport provision and to reduce parking fees and the times during which they are charged; it is suggested that WSCC consult with CDC Car Parking Forum on this matter. This would assist the public to make the parking choices that WSCC wish to encourage, without hostile measures such as unnecessarily extended restrictions over vast residential areas, to the cost and inconvenience of local residents, which would also result in increased signage and other urbanising visual clutter on Chichester’s residential streets.
74. ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED ON THE NEXT AGENDA
- Planning Applications
- Traffic Consultant on traffic issues update
- RAVEN (every other month)
- Public Realm standards
- Neighbourhood Plan update from Ash Pal (Chair, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group)
75. DATE OF NEXT ORDINARY MEETING
DATE OF NEXT ORDINARY MEETING: 13 OCTOBER 2022
The meeting closed at 2.59pm