The minutes of this meeting are presented below.
You can also download a PDF copy of the minutes here: Minutes – Planning and Conservation Committee – 21 August 2019
MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 2019 AT 5.30PM
- Councillor Joy (Chairman)
- Councillor Bell
- Councillor Bowden
- Councillor Gaskin
- Councillor Norrell
- The Mayor (Councillor Plowman)
- The Deputy Mayor (Councillor J Hughes)
- Councillor Scicluna (Chairman of Finance)
- Councillor C Hughes
- Councillor Apel
- Town Clerk
- Planning Adviser
- Mayoral/Administrative Assistant
Mr S Mackely, applicant for CC/19/00181/FUL and Mr H Groucott, MD, MH Architects, agents for the applicant
41. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
As recorded above.
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2019 having been printed and circulated were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
43. UPDATE FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
Any actions arising from the previous Minutes were included on the Agenda
44. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE IN MATTERS ON THE AGENDA FOR THIS MEETING
The Mayor and Councillors Bell and Bowden as members of Chichester District Council, declared a Personal Interest. The Mayor also declared a Personal Interest as a member of the CCAAC and Councillor Scicluna declared a Personal Interest as the City Council’s representative on the CCAAC.
45. PLANNING CONTRAVENTIONS
The Planning Adviser updated the Committee on the following item:
(i) 2A Crane Street – unauthorised signage.
Chichester District Council’s request for removal of the signage had not been complied with and therefore the case had been referred to the legal department with a view to prosecution.
46. APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION
10 Lavant Road, Chichester PO19 5RQ
Demolition of 3 no. flats and associated garages and erection of 6 no. flats and 1 no. 3-bed dwelling and associated works.
The Committee noted the report of the Planning Adviser appended to the Agenda.
The applicant, Mr S Mackely and Mr H Groucott, MH Architects, agents for the applicant, were in attendance to answer members questions.
After some debate it was put to the vote and RESOLVED to raise no objection.
List 29 – 17 July 2019
Land Adjacent To The Mainline Tavern Whyke Road Chichester West Sussex
2 no. four bedroom semi-detached C4 Class (HMO) student residential dwellings with access off Whyke Road, new cycle store for 27 cycles, re-arranged car parking for 6 no. cars with 2 no. electric charging points and rear amenity space.
Objection. There would be insufficient amenity space. There would be an unacceptable impact from both the building and the amenity space upon the privacy and amenity of both existing and proposed occupants, particularly those bedrooms with the only window looking direct onto the shared amenity space. The proposed building would impact significantly on the light to bedrooms within the existing accommodation to the north. Inadequate parking is provided; six spaces are proposed although the southernmost space would likely be impossible to manoeuvre into or out of when the fifth space was occupied, this falls far short of the 14 spaces required of such developments.
Week 30 – 24 July 2019
Lidl Portfield Way Chichester West Sussex
Change of use from Class A1 retail to Class D2 assembly and leisure with no operational development.
No objection in principle to a D2 use. Objection to the application as it stands as it is not possible, on the basis of the information provided, to properly assess any potential impacts of an unconditional D2 use.
List 31 – 31 July 2019
Waitrose Via Ravenna Chichester PO19 1RD
Alterations to the facades, new plant, and car park refurbishment works including new trolley shelters and ANPR Cameras
List 32 – 7 August 2019
The Twitten Walkway Between 21 And 22 East Street Chichester West Sussex
1 no. non-illuminated hanging sign to be suspended from existing bracket.
47. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
The Planning Adviser informed the committee that, following the approval for the production of a Neighbourhood Plan by Full Council, the matter would now be recommended to the Finance Committee for approval to fund the project through CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) receipts. Following this, a Public Meeting would be held and a Public Consultation would commence, with a Steering Group being set up for the Plan.
RESOLVED that this item be RECOMMENDED to the Finance Committee for approval for funding through the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) receipts and following approval by the Council, a Public Meeting be held, a Public Consultation commence and a Steering Group be set up for the Plan.
48. CHICHESTER CITY COUNCIL BUSINESS PLAN 2019-2023 (REVIEW OF 2015-2019 PLAN)
The Town Clerk referred to the 2015-2019 Business Plan appended to the agenda. He suggested to members that a ‘Task and Finish’ Group be set up consisting of The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and two members from each Standing Committee (ie: eight members total) and that a political balance should be reflected in the membership. Ideas could then be put forward and discussed. He said that a Special Meeting of Council would then be set up at which the Business Plan for 2019-2023 would be debated for approval and adoption.
The Town Clerk then sought from members the two representatives in addition to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. The Chairman (Councillor Joy) and Councillor Bell indicated their wish to be on the Group.
It was therefore proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that a Task and Finish Group be set up and that the outcome of the work of the Group be considered at a Special Meeting of Council to be held at a later date.
49. APPEAL DECISION
Wildwood, 30 Southgate, Chichester, West Sussex. PO19 1DP.
Change of use of the ground floor from A1 shop to A3 restaurant
The Planning Adviser said that the Enforcement Notice was upheld but the Planning Inspectorate modified the Notice to allow the appellant 6 months, rather than the original 4 months, to carry out the removal of the kitchen.
RESOLVED to note that the Appeal had been allowed in part and the Enforcement Notice was upheld as varied in terms set out in the Formal Decision.
50. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Wednesday 18 September 2019.
The meeting closed at 7.00pm.